News from Strausser Elementary


Hello Week September 18 - 22

For the 6th consecutive year, Strausser Elementary will celebrate Sandy Hook’s Hello Week. This will be during the week of September 18 - September 22.

Hello Week is a national campaign to celebrate kindness, connection, inclusion, empathy, and belonging. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States and within schools. Hello Week teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include others; creating a culture of connectedness within our school. Students will be given a HELLO WEEK challenge over the morning announcements and have discussions about the challenge with their teachers during the day.

Please see Hello Week-themed days below. Participation in theme day clothing is optional.

Meet and Greet MONDAY - wear blue

Upstander TUESDAY - wear tie dye

Wear Green WEDNESDAY - wear green

Trusted Adult THURSDAY -wear a shirt with positive message

Moving Forward FRIDAY - wear purple

A Message from the School Nurse

Ohio law requires school districts to complete a vision and hearing screening for all Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. These screenings are also performed for all new students to the district. Screenings will be performed starting in September through the end of the year.

Parents have the option to opt out of the screenings. If you would prefer that your child is not screened, please complete the vision and/or hearing waiver forms and return to the clinic as soon as possible. Any student who does not have a waiver on file will be screened. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school clinic. Thank you!

Backpack Food Program

The Backpack Food Program, a partnership with RiverTree Jackson, is a service we are pleased to offer families of Jackson Local Schools. The program’s goal is to provide a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for children over the weekend. There are no income requirements for this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school and sent home with them on Fridays. To apply for the Backpack Food Program, please complete this quick application. Please submit one form per child.

Smart Social

The Jackson Local School District believes in partnering with parents and providing them with resources to help navigate the world of technology, games, and social media. While advances in technology have many great rewards, there is also the potential for harm. Since December, we have provided a resource and hope more parents and students, as appropriate by age, will take advantage of this.

We have partnered with for its on-demand courses for parents and students. The SmartSocial resources cover a wide range of digital and social media topics. We are providing a parent subscription package to these resources to help you learn how to navigate the negative (and positive) parts of social media with your students. You can sign up here:

School Pictures

Lifetouch will be at Strausser to photograph students for picture days on:

  • September 21 for grades 3-5.

  • September 22 for grades K-2.

Girls' League Youth Basketball Registration Grades 3 - 5

Registration is now open for the Jackson Girls Basketball In-House League for girls in grades 3-6. For more information or to register, visit The link will be found in the top right corner of the page.

Youth Wrestling

Please click on the links below for information about Youth Wrestling.

Strausser Elementary School

Location: 8646 Strausser Street NW, Massillon, OH 44646]
Phone: (330)830-8056
Twitter: @JacksonLocal_SD