Buckeye Primary Parent Update

May 2021

Notes from Mrs. Kochanek

Dear Families,


As we approach the last few days of school, I would again like to thank you all for your support and understanding through this incredibly tumultuous year. Our parents, children and staff have handled the year with grace and I could not be more thankful for each and every one of you!


There is a great deal of important information below in the newsletter, but please remember that you can check our Buckeye Primary School website and Facebook page throughout the summer for information and updates. Class lists will be sent out via email on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Incoming kindergarten families will receive information about kindergarten orientation over the summer and it takes place on August 18th and 19th.


I hope that everyone has a safe, relaxing, fun-filled summer!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Dawn Kochanek, Principal

Buckeye Primary School

Summer Reading Reinforcement Bags

We are so excited to be sending each student home a Summer Reading Bag. Every student in Buckeye Primary School will receive a bag on the last day of school which contains materials and directions for hands on reading activities that you can do with your child for any book that they are reading. There are many many, activities in the packet. There is also information in the packet about the 2021 Summer Reading Game sponsored by the Medina County District Library. VLA students will be given a bag when they drop off their materials. This a a fun way to keep your child reading over the summer! HAPPY READING!!

Student devices will be sent home with students for the Summer!!

Dear Buckeye Parents and Students,


This year we are revising our chromebook policy for student devices. First, we recognize that many students continue learning throughout the summer and would benefit from having a chromebook and access to school online programs. This year, students currently in grades K-11 will be able to take their Chromebook and power cord home for the summer. To use the chromebook at home, families will need wifi access. Students will bring their devices home on the last day of school and VLA students will simply keep their devices.


If you move from the Buckeye district over the summer, please return the device and power cord to the Buckeye School Board Office. All of the normal rules for computer use apply.


Usage notes:


1. Please keep the device charged, do not let it drop below 10%. This will help preserve the battery.


2. If you have an issue with the device during the summer, we will have limited repair services available. Please use the following Google Form to report an issue. https://bit.ly/33mH8lS

Summer repairs will count as part of the 2020-2021 school year technology fee. The fee covers one major and two minor repairs each year. Repairs beyond one major and two minors or repairs caused by animals, liquids, foods, neglect, or vandalism are not covered under the school fee and are the responsibility of the family. If the family is required to pay for a repair, the repair cost will be added to the student's school fees.


3. If you are not going to use your device for a long period of time (several days or a week) you can prepare it for long term storage using the following instructions:


Prepare Chromebooks for long-term storage

  1. Charge your Chromebooks so that the battery is at least 80% full.
    This ensures that even when the battery discharges while unplugged over the summer, it won’t fully run out of power.

  2. To slow the discharge rate during storage, do not physically remove the battery from the Chromebook for storage. Instead, take the following steps:

    • Connect the device to a charger and turn it on.
      Note: If the device charges via a USB-C connector, the charger must be plugged into a USB-C port on the same side as the charging light. You can verify this by confirming that there is an orange charging light on the same side as the charger after you've plugged it in.

    • Hold Refresh and Power at the same time.

    • While holding these keys, remove the power cable from device and then release the keys.
      The device should shut down and remain off.

    • Confirm the battery disconnect worked by pressing the power button.
      The device should not power on, despite having a battery charge. The Chromebook won’t power on by touching the power button or opening the lid, until you plug the device back to a power source.


Get your Chromebooks ready for school


A week before classes resume, get the Chromebooks ready for students.

  1. Connect the Chromebooks to a charger and a power source.
    This will get them out of the battery disconnect state.

  2. Power up your devices.

  3. Connect your Chromebooks to Wi-Fi and update them to the latest Chrome OS release.
    This can take time, as multiple Chrome OS versions might have been released since the last time the device was updated.

Medicine Pickup

Please remember that all student medicine should be picked up by Friday, May 28th. The Buckeye Primary office hours are 8:00 - 4:00 through Wednesday, May, 26th and 7:00 to 2:00 on May 27th and May 28th. All medicine not picked up will be disposed of over the summer by our nursing staff.

2021 Kindergarten Registration

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN

Students who will be five years of age on or before August 1, 2021 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year.


Registration is only required for those students who have not attended the Little Bucks Preschool during the 2020-2021 school year. To register your child for the 2021-2022 kindergarten program, please click HERE to begin the online registration process.


Below are links with important information regarding kindergarten:


*Frequently Asked Questions


*Immunization/Medical Forms (all forms must be turned in by the beginning of the school year)


*Kindergarten Supply List


*Kindergarten Readiness Packet


*School Bus Transportation Information

Wilma Bunch Employee of the Year Nominations

We are so fortunate to have many wonderful employees in Buckeye, please assist us in recognizing them! You may nominate any employee you believe has made a positive impact with your child or family. You can nominate a teacher, paraprofessional, cafeteria worker, secretary, bus driver or any other school personnel. Thank you for your assistance in recognizing our staff!


Wilma J. Bunch Employee of the Year Nomination Form 2020-2021