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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

Never Forget 9-11-01

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COVID Reporting in the District

The governor's mandate requiring schools to notify parents, guardians, and the public of positive COVID cases is now in effect. Please read the COVID 19 Reporting Update which explains how Elida district information will be disseminated.


There is a District Report Graphic on the school website that will be updated daily with the district case information.

USDA Extends Free Meal Program for ALL Students

Elida Local Schools is pleased to announce that beginning Mon., Sept 14th, all students attending school face-to-face will be served meals free of charge! The USDA has announced the extension of the Summer Food Service Program. Please read the specific details on the program in this Summer Food Service Program letter from Supt. Mengerink.

Bulldawg Jam Tonight at 6:00 in the Fieldhouse

The Marching Band traditional "Bulldawg Jam" will take place before the varsity football home games in the Fieldhouse as long as safety precautions are adhered to so that we can continue to have these events in the future:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Socially distance your group from others.
  • When the Jam is over, please exit the facility.

GO DAWGS! #beatbath

Tonight's Boys Varsity Football first home game of the season against Bath Wildcats! Listen live on 1150-WIMA Radio and you can watch a tape-delay on WTLW tonight at 11:00 pm.

Elementary Pictures: Tues & Weds., September 15 & 16th

Elementary Pictures will be Sept. 15th (K-1st) & Sept. 16th (2-4th) Students were given a form to take home. Remote Learners: Any remote learning students may come either day from 11:30-1:00 and may order online at mylifetouch.com .The picture day ID is EVTT2X2DM.

Middle School Pictures: Thurs., September 17

September 17th is Picture Day in the Middle School. Remote Learners are encouraged to have their photo taken, too, and will have an assigned block of time for each grade level. Read complete instructions HERE

  • 5th grade 11:00-11:30
  • 6th grade 11:30-12:00
  • 7th grade 12:00-12:30
  • 8th grade 12:30-1:00
  • To order online go to mylifetouch.com and enter the following code: EVTCB6CVC.

Student's Artwork to be Displayed at local Salon

6th Grade student Mariah Ellis was chosen to have her artwork displayed at a local salon.

The middle school art class made "Crazy Hair Day Zentangles". The projects were sent to Lox Salon & Spa on Elida Road to be voted on and she won. The art will be on display at Lox Salon & Spa forthe next several weeks. Great job, Mariah!

STAR Award Winners for Self-Control August 2020

It is not an easy task to show self-control from day to day, but these bulldogs are Self-Control Masters! Each student was selected by their teacher or class as the student that showed self-control in the month of August. In addition to wearing the STAR Medal, students' names were entered into a drawing for Big Ticket Prizes! Congratulations to Elida Elementary’s STAR students!

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Donations to Help Keep Elida Healthy!

This morning we received a large donation of hand sanitizer produced locally by P&G. A huge shout-out to United Way of Allen County for helping to keep our students and staff safe this year!

It is Week #24 of Construction!

This week's New Elementary construction update is available on the "New Elementary Building" webpage with details and more great photos. CLICK HERE.

Middle School Library to Create Monthly "Elida Reads" Newsletter

The Middle School Librarian Mr. Short and District Librarian Mrs. Turner are happy to announce the creation of the "Elida Reads" Newsletter! The newsletter has lots of great information about popular new books available in the Media Center and other useful information and links for the students. Click the link above to check out this month's newsletter.

Stress? MHRSB Offers Some Tips in Monthly Article

The local Mental Health & Recovery Services Board will be sharing a monthly article with some useful information for families on staying mentally well. The articles will hopefully provide some helpful tips for parents and students dealing with heightened emotions, stress or anxiety. Read September's article.

Bulldog Text Alerts

If you are not signed up to receive Bulldog text alerts use the link below.




15 School Board Meeting 7:00 HS Community Room

15 Picture Day- K & 1st grade

16 Picture Day 2, 3 & 4th grade

17 Picture day-MIDDLE SCHOOL

22 Picture day-HIGH SCHOOL

28 NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day


16 End of Quarter

20 Two-Hour Delay Staff PD