Welcome Back to School!

A special "Back to School" Rocket Report! July 8, 2019

District Fee Collection Times

All fees for all buildings will be collected at Oak Harbor High School during the following times

Tuesday, August 13 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 15 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

No fees will be collected in other buildings prior to the start of the school year. Forms of payment will be: check (made payable to B-C-S Schools), cash, or credit card (VISA, Master Card and/or Discover).

Parents may put money on children’s lunch accounts when their school fees are paid. This money will be deposited into their account and will be available on the first day of school.

Student parking passes for the high school can be purchased for $33. A diagram of the lot will be available to enable students to pick a spot. After August 21st the location will be chosen according to availability. Parking applications are available in the high school main office.

Football reserved seats and athletic season passes can be purchased during fee collection times listed above.

Families are asked to enter the building through the cafeteria doors (east parking lot).

2019-20 District Student Handbook

Student Transportation Request Form

Student Transportation Request Form:

Please complete the Google Form or print the form off and complete ASAP! Forms may be mailed to: Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education Office 11685 W. State Route 163 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449 ATTN: Transportation Director.

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Due to health and safety concerns, there will be no pets allowed on the premises for all B-C-S buildings and grounds.

Service animals will continue to be permitted.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Voting Information

Ballot Issue

For more information regarding the upcoming levy please visit our website

Q: When and how do I vote?

A: Voting is Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Voter registration ends July 8, 2019.

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on July 9, 2019, at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground).

Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

Monday through Friday from July 9 through July 26 from 8--5. From Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 the Board of Elections is open from 8--7 for early voting. On Saturday, August 3 they are open from 8--4; on Sunday, August 4 they are open from 1--5; and on Monday, August 5 they are open from 8--2.

August 6th Levy Informational/Q & A Meetings

*Coffee Connections at Blackberry Corners: 7/25/19 at 10 AM

*Facebook Live on District Facebook Page: 7/25/19 at 5:30 PM

*Community Meeting: 7/25/19 at 6:15 PM at the OHHS Auditorium

*If you would like a Board member to come to your home to talk with you about the levy, please call the Board Office at (419) 898-6210 to arrange this.

*You can also call or email your questions at anytime to:

Superintendent Guy Parmigian: gparmigian@bcssd.com, or (419) 898-6210

Treasurer Cajon Keeton: ckeeton@bcssd.com, or (419) 898-6210

Join Us for the next Levy Informational and Q&A Meetings - Thursday, July 25th!

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District Calendar for B-C-S Local School District for the 2019-2020 School Year!

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Important Dates for the Opening of the 2019-2020 School Year

Mark your calendars...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

$District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS from 9 AM until 8 PM

4th Grade Open House at OHMS from 4:30--6 PM

Thursday, August 15, 2019

$District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS from 9 AM until 8 PM

Kindergarten Open House at R.C. Waters from 4:30--6 PM

High School Open House from 6--7:30 PM

8th Grade Orientation at OHHS Auditorium at 6 PM

Monday, August 19, 2019

Teacher Work Day

R.C. Waters Elementary Open House 4:30--6 PM

Oak Harbor Middle School Open House 5--6:30 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Opening Day: ALL B-C-S Staff Report to OHHS Auditorium at 8 AM

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1st Day of School For Students

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!



Kindergarten Open House

August 15, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 pm

Grades 1-3 Open House

August 19, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 pm

R.C. Waters Elementary School 2019-2020 Supply List

KINDERGARTEN - Please DO NOT label Supplies

1 pair scissors (FISKARS with metal tip)

1 4 oz. bottle Elmer’s glue

8 small glue sticks

1 box 8 count Crayola Crayons

2 boxes 24 count Crayola Crayons

24 pencils (No. 2 American made wood pencils- no paper wrapped)

1 box colored pencils

2 boxes markers

1 Eraser

1 folder with bottom pockets

1 plastic school supply box

1 backpack or book bag (no wheels please)

2 large boxes of facial tissues to share with class

1 oversized shirt that can be worn for art class

2 containers of disinfecting wipes

1 8x10 piece felt, any color

2 packages 3 x 5 index cards

1-1 inch 3 ring binder with from view and side pockets.

1 Pair headphones (in a ziplock bag with name on it)

Boys - 1 Box of gallon size ziplock bags

Girls - 1 Box of sandwich size ziplock bags (not snack size)

Each classroom may ask for additional supplies. This will be addressed at Kindergarten Open House.


3 packs of No. 2 Pencils–American made (not paper coated pencils)

4 black Expo markers

2 large pink erasers (no novelty erasers please)

2 24 count boxes of Crayola crayons

2 Elmer’s glue stick – JUMBO size

1 pair scissors – (Fiskar brand is best)

2 large boxes of facial tissues – to share with class

1 Supply box (8” x 5” x 2 ½”)

Backpack or school bag (small enough to fit in our 7 inch wide lockers)

8 washable markers (large size, Crayola)

1 box of colored pencils

1 spiral bound notebook – at least 50 pages

1 old shirt that used for art class

1 bottle of white Elmer’s school glue

2 highlighters (1-Yellow and 1-Pink)

2 2-pocket folders (plastic)

1 pack, 100 index cards

1 pair of headphones, no earbuds

1 container disinfectant wipes

Boys - 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags

Boys - 1 package of 100 count dinner size paper plates

Girls - 1 box of sandwich size Ziploc bags

Girls - 1 package of 100 small desert size paper plates

**A change of clothes to be kept in the locker, and clearly marked with student’s name


24 - No. 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)

1 pair scissors, pointed tip

4 glue sticks

4 large pink erasers

1 box of 24 crayons

2 red pens

2 yellow highlighters

4 dry erase markers

1 pocket folder with bottom pockets

2 large boxes of facial tissues

1 supply box or bag (small size about 5” x 8”)

1 Book bag (cannot have wheels-they do not fit in the lockers)

1.zippered mesh (no plastic) pencil pouch with 3 holes for a 3 ring binder

1 container disinfectant wipes

1 small plastic container filled with 4 quarters, 10 dimes, 5 nickels, and 20 pennies

1 old sock

1 one subject spiral notebook (wide ruled)

1 box gallon size ziplock baggies

1 pair of headphones or earbuds


4 glue sticks

36 #2 plain yellow pencils (wood, not coated and no mechanical pencils)

1 pair of pointed scissors

1 box of crayons (24 count)

2 yellow highlighter markers

4 pocket folders (red, yellow, blue, green)

1 box of colored pencils

1 zippered pencil pouch with grommet holes (no supply boxes)

4 black dry erase markers (non-toxic)

2 large pink erasers

1 composition notebooks (wide-ruled)

1 container disinfectant wipes

Girls - 2 large boxes of tissues (to share with class)

Boys - 2 boxes of sandwich size bags


1 box markers

1 4oz. bottle white glue

8 small glue sticks

1 ½ inch 3-ring binder

4 expo dry-erase markers

4 boxes of tissues

1 large container of hand sanitizer

1 box gallon size ziploc bags

1 oversized shirt to be used for art & cooking

1 set of extra clothes to keep in classroom

1 box/bag of crackers (i.e. cheese, saltines, snack, graham), pretzels, plain tortilla chips, cereal (cheerios, fruit looks, etc.) to share with the class.

Girls - 1 box quart size ziploc bags

Boys: 1 box sandwich size zipoc bags

R.C. Waters School Fees

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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

Follow Oak Harbor Middle School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

4th Grade Open House at OHMS from 4:30--6 PM

Monday, August 19, 2019

Oak Harbor Middle School Open House 5--6:30 PM

OHMS 2019-2020 Supply List

Please remember these supplies may need to be replenished throughout the year. Please check with your child to make sure they have all of their needed supplies.

Fourth Grade

General Supplies:

1 Trapper Keeper (zipper closure)

10 #2 pencils (wood-not paper coated or mechanical) Please replenish multiple times throughout the year.

12 pack colored pencils

1 colored pen

2 large rectangular erasers

8 dry erase markers

1 black Sharpie

2 large boxes of tissues

6 large glue sticks

1 pair of scissors

2 containers of disinfecting wipes

GIRLS - one box of sandwich bags

BOYS - one box of gallon bags

Reading/LA: Please label each with name and “ELA” before the first day

1 composition notebook

1 pocket folder to store in-class papers

2 highlighters

Math: Please label each with name and “Math" before the first day

2 spiral notebooks

1 pocket folder (3-ring to store inside Trapper)

Science: Please label each with name and “Science” before the first day

1 notebook

1 pocket folder (3-ring to store inside Trapper)

Social Studies: Please label each with name and “Social Studies" before the first day

1 notebook

1 pocket folder


1 pocket folder

1 spiral notebook

Optional Organizational Materials

Pencil Bag (3-ring to store inside Trapper)

5th Grade

1 pack (12 count) #2 pencils - wooden not paper coated Handheld sharpener

5 double pocket folders - 3 hole punch

*Labeled: math, science, social studies, and ELA, Take home/homework

3 composition notebooks with pages that don't tear out (9.75" x 7.5")

*Labeled: Science, ELA and Social Studies

1 subject spiral notebook for math

1 small package colored pencils


Clorox Wipes

(Boys only) Ziplock bags

(Girls only) 2 boxes of tissues

2 clear 2-liter bottles: Please wash with soap and water and remove caps

1 Cardboard milk or juice carton- Please wash with soap and water and remove


1 Trapper Keeper

1 package of loose leaf notebook paper

4 Dry eraser markers (odorless)

Dry erase eraser/sock

6 glue sticks

Scotch tape

1- lin. Binder (3 ring)


1 pencil pouch

Sixth Grade

1 trapper keeper

1 1/2 -inch binder for Science

5 folders with 3 hole punch labeled by subject:

Math, Science, Social Studies, Ela and Take home/Homework

5 spiral notebooks (70 sheets)

Label one each for Science, Social Studies and ELA 2 for Math (Snyder)

or 4 for Math (Bomer)

Science notebook

Loose-leaf notebook paper

Pencils with erasers

Colored pens for checking

1 package of colored pencils


4 odorless dry erase markers for Math

20 glue sticks


1 package of thin colored markers or Paper Mate Flair pens

2 boxes of tissues

Boys: box of Ziploc baggies

Girls: container of Clorox wipes

Seventh Grade

2 composition notebooks - ELA

1 package of 3x5 index cards (100 per pack) - SS 7 folders with pockets - 4 ELA plus 1 for other classes (Sci, SS, Math)

1 set headphones or ear buds

1 box of tissues

1 container of disinfecting wipes

2 odorless dry erase markers - 1 ELA, 1 math

Loose-leaf paper

Several #2 pencils

2 ink pens (blue ink) - ELA

1 package of colored pencils

1 three-ring binder - Math

*Mr. Mckitrick & Mrs. Schmeltz's classes - 1" binder

*Mrs. Martin's class - 2" binder

1 three-ring binder - Sci - 1" binder

1 three-ring binder - Mrs. Schmeltz's ELA class - 1" binder

2 spiral (1 subject) notebooks - Math

1 ruler (6 inch or 12 inch)

6 glue sticks - 4 ELA, 1 SS, 1 math

Pencil bag or supply case


*In May students will need a tri-fold poster for SS


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HS Schedule Changes

The high school guidance department will be available to make schedule changes on the following dates and times

August 6th - Juniors and Seniors 8:30 – 1:30

August 7th - 8th Grade, Freshmen and Sophomores 8:30 – 1:30

No appointment is necessary. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A schedule change should be made if:

• Students do not have a complete 8-period schedule.

• Students who are involved in extracurricular activities and are not scheduled for 5 1/2 to 6 classes per day for eligibility purposes.

• Students who have signed up for CCP classes over the summer and need to change their high school schedule.

• Students have 3 or more study halls on the schedule per semester.

Schedule changes will not be made so that a student can eat lunch or have classes with a best friend, have the teacher of their choice, etc.

***New Student Schedules***

Students who are new to the school district and entering high school can meet with the high school guidance counselors on August 8th, 13th & 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to schedule their classes.


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OHHS Open House Events

Thursday, August 15th

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

During open house all students are encouraged to locate their classrooms, pay course fees, review their daily schedule and meet their teachers for the upcoming school year.

Mandatory 8th Grade Parent Meeting

All 8th Grade Parents are required to attend with their child at one of the scheduled times below


Thursday, August 15th 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. HS Auditorium

During this meeting Parents will:

  • Be given a brief orientation to OHHS.

  • Hear a presentation on emerging trends in your teen’s digital world that can positively and/or negatively impact them. Presented by retired Captain, Scott Frank.

First Day of School Information

Students will report to homeroom to begin the first day. Homeroom lists will be posted throughout the school for student convenience. Student forms to be signed by parents and/or students will be passed out during this time.

SENIOR PARENTS: Required 12th Grade Meningococcal Vaccination

All incoming 12th grade students in Ohio schools must have proof that they have the age-appropriate meningococcal vaccines. Students entering 12th grade must have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine, with a minimum interval of 8 weeks between dose one and dose two. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a student entering 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.

Ohio Means Jobs connects school and students’ futures

Oak Harbor High School works collaboratively with the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council to assist students on selecting a strong career path. As a parent, you can help him or her start in any grade to see how school connects with future work. OhioMeansJobs K-12 is an exciting, robust online tool that puts this information at your fingertips.

Take a tour this school year and get started at: OhioMeansJobs.com.

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Oak Harbor Athletics @OHRockets

OakHarborCounselors @OHcounselors

Rocket Sports News

Required OHSAA Parent Meeting for all 7-12 parents whose children are involved with Fall athletics: Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 PM at OHHS Auditorium

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B-C-S Alum Highlight Nominations needed!

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District wishes to highlight the accomplishments of its graduates who reside in our area, the nation, and the world!

The B-C-S Alum Highlight will be featured in the Sampler and in other media throughout our area. We know that Rocket Pride is strong, and so are the accomplishments and contributions of B-C-S alumni.

We look forward to recognizing and honoring the extraordinary individuals who are graduates of Oak Harbor High School.

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Stay Connected W/ B-C-S Schools

About Us

The school district was founded on July 1, 1967 due to the consolidation of the Benton Township School District, the Carroll Township School District, and the Salem-Oak Harbor School District.Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District, home of the Oak Harbor Rockets, serves 1700 students on three campuses: R.C. Waters Elementary School (Grades K--3), Oak Harbor Middle School (Grades 4--7), and Oak Harbor High School (Grades 8--12). The district is committed to serving the needs of all students to prepare them for the challenges of citizenship, the workforce, and life long learning.

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