Welcome Back!

Message from the Superintendent

I am so excited to have the students and staff back this year. Seeing the kids back in the school on the first day is one of the best parts of my job! I want to thank our support staff, including our custodial and maintenance personnel, for preparing our buildings during the consolidation of grade levels. Our support staff went above and beyond to prepare our buildings for the students to arrive on August 30. THANK YOU!


I look forward to seeing our parents, guardians, and community members at our multiple school events. I wish our students and staff a wonderful and healthy school year. As always, it is a great day to be a Red Devil!



David M. Toth

Superintendent

dtoth@crestwoodschools.org

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November Ballot Issue. Vote

Renewal — Permanent Improvement Levy — November 2021 — No New Taxes

In 1987, the Crestwood Local School District residents approved a 3.5mill permanent improvement levy. Proceeds from this levy can be used to purchase or repair those items in the school district that have a long-term useful life. Typically a five (5) year useful fife or more is utilized when determining the use of these funds. The money from a permanent improvement levy can be used to purchase school busses, school building equipment such as boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, water fountains, light fixtures, technology, athletic equipment, and band equipment, etc. It can be used to replace or repair school roofs, cracked sidewalks, windows, as well as for the purchase of new textbooks, desks, and instructional equipment.

It CANNOT be used to pay employees' salaries or benefits.

RENEWING THIS LEVY WILL NOT INCREASE A HOMEOWNER'S PROPERTY TAXES.

Our permanent Improvement levy currently raises approximately $459,179 and has been RENEWED every 5 years since 1987. It is essential that this levy be renewed in November to help continue to keep pace with the upkeep, repairs, and equipment replacement to operate the district.

Points to remember

Permanent Improvement levy renewal — November 2021.

Renewal! NO NEW TAXES!

> Renewing this levy is NOT an increase in a homeowner's property taxes.

Used for buses, school building repairs, textbooks, desks, computers, etc.

> CANNOT be used for employees' salaries and benefits.

Has been RENEWED every 5 years since 1987.

Links to our Annual Notices

Stay Safe! Speak Up!

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Crestwood Local Schools is fully committed to the safety and well-being of our students and school community. That’s why we’ve taken an important step to enhance personal safety and provide a positive learning environment for all students.

Crestwood Local Schools use the Stay Safe. Speak Up! Student Safety Reporting System (powered by PublicSchoolWORKS). Stay Safe. Speak Up! is a comprehensive reporting tool that allows students, parents, and staff to submit safety concerns to school officials.


Concerns can be submitted in three ways:


Mobile App. Download the Stay Safe. Speak Up! mobile app and enter our unique District Code to submit reports directly from your smartphone. District Code: devl

https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=stay%20safe


Phone. Call 1-866-547-8362 to leave a voice message or speak with a trained, live attendant. Attendants can initiate contact with various national crisis hotlines if a student needs help dealing with a personal emergency.


Online. Go to https://www.crestwoodschools.org/ and click on the Stay Safe. Speak Up! button to access the online form from a desktop computer or laptop.


You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, weapons, thoughts of suicide, or any other concern which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees, or school property.


Every report received about our district is immediately logged into our system, and our administration is notified so we can investigate and take appropriate action. And tips can be submitted anonymously.


We will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students, parents, and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. And, every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and alleged perpetrators.


We’re confident that Stay Safe. Speak Up! will enhance communication, ensure a swifter response to school safety concerns, and make our district a safer place to work and learn.

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Building Safety Protocols


Safety protocols, recommendations, and mandates are fluid and ever-changing, so please watch the Crestwood Local Schools website for any changes (www.crestwoodschools.org). At this time, we will adhere to the following Covid Safety Protocols:

  • Face Coverings:

    • Face coverings are optional but recommended per the CDC for students who are not vaccinated when in any school district building. Masks are required when riding any school bus or transportation per federal law. Disposable face coverings will be available in the main offices.

  • Sanitizer:

    • Sanitizer stations will be available in all classrooms, bathrooms, and throughout the school for hand sanitizing during the day.

  • Social Distancing:

    • We will maintain social distancing throughout the building as much as possible.

  • Attendance:

    • Each parent MUST complete the before-school health screening checklist before leaving home for the day. ALL parents will be required to contact the Attendance Line if their child is absent.

  • Illness:

    • This year, more than ever, it is important that students who are sick, have a fever, or do not feel well do NOT come to school. Those students who become ill during the in-person school day will be sent to the clinic, and parents will be asked to pick their child up from school in a timely fashion. There will be a designated quarantined space for those students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.


  • Desk Shields:

    • We will be installing desk shields to create another layer of protection for students while in their classrooms. These shields will be cleaned and sanitized.

  • Visitors:

    • Visitors will be limited in the building during the school day.

    • If a parent/guardian has an emergency or needs to enter the building for a pre-planned meeting, they should call the main office to coordinate entry.

  • Arrival:

    • Students will enter the building through assigned doors.

    • The students’ temperature should be monitored at home. We have protocols in place if the student’s temperature is above 100 when they are at school.

    • Upon entering the building, students will pass through a touchless sensor or be scanned with a handheld thermometer by a staff member to take their temperature. Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be directed to the clinic, and a parent will be contacted.

    • Upon entering the building, students will have the opportunity to use hand sanitizer before traveling to their homeroom.

    • Students will go straight to their classrooms.


  • Student Classrooms:

    • Upon entry into a classroom, students will use the provided hand sanitizer.

    • Students will have assigned seats.

    • Student work areas will be spaced out as much as possible throughout the classroom.

    • Student chairs and desks will be intermittently cleaned throughout the day and thoroughly cleaned at night by staff.

    • Upon exiting the classroom, students will sanitize their hands.

  • Restroom Usage:

    • Students will be offered restroom breaks as part of classroom routines to limit students in the bathrooms.

    • During these times, all students will be required to wash their hands.

    • Bathroom passes will be limited to urgent or emergent needs.

    • Restrooms will be intermittently cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.

  • Lunch:

    • Students will eat in assigned seats in the cafeteria and or gym.

    • Students who buy lunch will walk to the kitchen to purchase lunch and bring it back to their assigned seats in the cafeteria.

    • Students will have the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize hands before and after lunch. Social distancing will be enforced in the cafeterias and gyms.

  • Recess:

    • Students in the elementary school will have recess.

    • Our lunch and recess monitor staff will receive additional training and assistance in facilitating student play and interaction at recess.

    • Protocols are in place to sanitize playground equipment.

  • Clinic:

    • We are considering the school clinic office as a “medical office” thus, and we will require students to wear a mask upon entry – regardless of the reason for the clinic visit. This will avoid singling out students who enter the clinic with COVID symptoms and asking them to put on a mask for medical isolation and evaluation.

    • We do have some availability and implementation of rapid testing at school. We are working on getting more tests, but we also have the take-home tests available upon request.

  • Other Safety Procedures:

    • A room separate from the school clinic has been designated for students or staff who begin to show symptoms of COVID-19 or have a temperature above 100°F while at school.

    • Opportunities for handwashing will be provided to students throughout the day.

    • Hand sanitizer will be available in high-traffic areas, and students will be encouraged to sanitize their hands.

    • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.

    • Students need to bring their own water bottles, as drinking directly from fountains will be closed. Refilling personal water bottles at touchless stations will be allowed.

    • Teachers and students will clean surfaces several times per day with a Board of Health-approved food-grade non-toxic sanitizer.

Quarantine & Isolation Guidelines for Positive Covid Cases and Close Contacts

Please see the links for these guidelines.


https://tinyurl.com/pvfdm5ne


https://tinyurl.com/m98vvjk5 FLOW CHART

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Vaccine Clinics for students 12 and Older

The Portage County Health District will host a vaccine clinic for COVID-19 on September 2 at our Central Offices from 3-6 PM. Parents, please accompany your child to sign off on permission.


Akron Children's Hospital will be hosting an in-school vaccine clinic on September 21. To receive the vaccine, parents must complete and return the permission slip in the link below to our school clinics by September 15.


https://tinyurl.com/yhb8k7yr

School Calendar

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Our New Teaching and Support Staff!!

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