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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

March 20, 2020 Spring has Arrived!

Elida Schools Transition to On-Line Learning Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With the closure of schools across the state and nation and the distancing of everyone, Elida Schools remains committed to our Elida families, our students and staff.

We are a tight-knit community and we are grateful for everyone who is helping navigate the "new normal."

We are pleased at the responses we are seeing to the distance learning platforms that are being utilized, mainly Schoology, and the teachers and students are engaging with one another and being creative, and flexible and patient. Teachers are sharing ideas and encouraging one another using on-line tools for their lessons.

Because the school buildings are closed, we are not receiving phone calls made to the offices. We encourage any questions you have to go through your child's teachers and will help get answers. Any technical questions you have please use this e-mail: help@elida.k12.oh.us

Meal Distribution Begins on Monday, March 23, 2020

  • Distribution of meals will begin next week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30- 11:30 am. Distribution sites will be set up in the parking lots of Lima Community Church and Temple Christian School/Lima Baptist Temple.
  • All students in grades K-12 will be provided with “grab and go" breakfast and lunches for free at one of these locations during this time.
  • Students must be present to receive meals as parents will not be permitted to grab what they want without students being present.
  • Students will be provided with 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts on Mondays, and 3 lunches and 3 breakfasts on Wednesdays.meal bags

THANK YOU to the cafeteria staff, our administrators and many volunteers who are expected to work many hours preparing the food for students.

Teachers "Distance Learning" Week One

Elida Administration Meetings

Our Elida administrators met Friday morning, March 20th, to continue to make online learning better. They are dedicated to Elida. Thank you all for your leadership!
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Elida Counselors and Social Workers Here to Help

Our Elida Counselors and Social Workers have created an Elida Counseling and Social Work group on Schoology with resources for families, but if they need direct communication, they are available Monday-Friday 8-2:00 and can be reached through e-mail:

Stefanie Atwater satwater@elida.k12.oh.us.

Kathy Magers kmagers@elida.k12.oh.us

Stacy McAdams smcadams@elida.k12.oh.us

Jennifer Knippen jknippen@elida.k12.oh.us

Randy Woods rwoods@elida.k12.oh.us

Kindergarten "Bunch" Send Message to their Students

Our wonderful kindergarten teachers recorded this funny little video for their students.

Another great way that our Elida teachers are reaching out to show they care and miss their students. Watch it below on Youtube.

Hello Video


We don't want the social distancing to keep us from seeing each other. We can use social media to keep our Bulldog families together during this time!

Use the hashtag #elidatogether to share pics of your families homework sessions and other activities, like the photos below from the Agozzino family! WE GOT THIS...together! (We want to see the spring flowers, too!)

Information Resources


Elida School Website We'll use the district social media, website and text alerts to communicate important information.

Allen County Public Health Department