NRES Staff Newsletter

Week of May 15, 2016

Around the Building and Other Places

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School Improvement/District Operations/Facilities

Approximately 50 community members, representing parents, alumni, current and former board members, agriculture, business owners, residents, and local elected officials, attended a Facilities Committee meeting on Monday, May 2, to discuss the current state of Northeastern Local School District facilities and discuss potential solutions to address facilities issues including roofing, HVAC, parking lots, etc.


Superintendent Dr. John Kronour presented information on the current state of facilities, as well as the Ohio School Facilities Commission's evaluation of facilities and the potential for a funding offer from the OSFC in the future.


During the meeting, the community members discussed potential factors in the failure of a previous bond issue to address facilities in the district, and potential plans that may be favored by the community. Possibilities suggested included centrally-located campus for K-12, with one elementary, middle and high school; two separate high schools sharing one facility, if allowed by the state; and two campuses, on the Northeastern and Kenton Ridge sides of the district, each housing K-12 students. There are many many possible plans and ideas, these were just a few that were shared.


Dr. Kronour thanked the meeting attendants for their time and input, and proposed a follow-up meeting, at a date to be determined. Please stay tuned for that date and time along with scheduled dates for tours of our current facilities.


Please feel free to share this update with others who you feel may be interested in our schools. We are doing our best to be transparent and share as much information as possible.


Thanks,
John (Doc) Kronour

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Things to do:


  1. K-2 Teachers-Update Summer School Lists
  2. Complete Academic Intervention List (In Rob's Office)
  3. 1-3 Teachers: Administer State Diagnostic Tests
  4. Update Supply List
  5. Complete Teacher-to-teacher communications
  6. Create 2016-2017 class list
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10 Day Forecast

Monday, May 16

  • Pledge-Kugler
  • 2nd Grade Wizards of Wright Presentation
  • 5th/6th Grade Band and Choir Concert

Tuesday, May 17

  • Pledge-B. Roberts
  • 2nd Grade Ice Cream Making Day
  • Teacher Roster Verification Due
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Park
  • 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 5th Grade Transition Meeting, 2:10 p.m.
  • NEHS Graduation

Wednesday, May 18

  • Pledge-Chrisman
  • Kindergarten Graduation Dress Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
  • Kindergarten Graduation, 1:00 p.m.
  • KRHS Graduation

Thursday, May 19

  • Pledge-Everhart
  • Spring Awards, 8:30 a.m.
  • Sneak-a-Peek, 1:15 p.m.
  • IEP Meeting-Toth, 2:30 p.m.
  • LPDC Meeting

Friday, May 20

  • Pledge-Hoppes
  • Field Day/Cookout
  • End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
  • Last Day for Students!

Monday, May 21

  • District EOY Celebration @ KRHS, 8:00 a.m.

Old Business-Previously Released Items

State Diagnostic Testing

K-3 Grade Teachers:


Districts and community schools are required to administer diagnostic tests each year in reading to students in grades kindergarten through grade 3, mathematics to students in grades 1-2, and writing to students in grades 1-3. Diagnostic results are reported into EMIS, the Ohio Department of Education’s data collection system.


As a building/district we have completed the reading portion of this requirement. We still need to complete the math and writing portions. In previous years we were allowed to use vendor assessments for this purpose; however, due to our ratings are this year's report card we are required to use the state issued diagnostics. Once I have copies from C.O. I will pass these along to you for administration.


I will need "on-track" and "not on-track" information from you. We must also report information to parents. I'm looking into this and will let you know more.

Important Announcements

  1. Please DO NOT send student to the kitchen for ice during school hours. This is a safety issue. The cooks are preparing food and using equipment that may be hot.
  2. During recess duty please make sure you circulate the area. One teacher should be positioned "up top" closer to the building and one "down lower" by the tree. This will increase supervision, and allow for intervention to possible situations.


Thank you for your help in these matters, and let me know if you have any questions.

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Meal Magic...Coming to a Cafeteria Near You!

Northeastern Local School District is implementing a new management system for the Food Service department called Meal Magic. Each student will have a lunch account, which will be accessed by using a school assigned keypad number at the register. Students will enter their number into the keypad located at each register to purchase their food. At this time students will still be able to pay with cash at the register, however they will need their Student Lunch ID Number to purchase a lunch.


For convenience, the district is also updating EZ Pay accounts to allow for prepayment of

meals for your student(s). EZ Pay is our online system that currently allows parents to pay all school fees online.


The lunch charge policy will stay the same - students will only be permitted to charge three

lunches. No breakfast charging will be permitted.


Northridge will implement Meal Magic on Monday, April 11th. A district letter will be going out to parents prior to implementation.


REMEMBER...This will be a new system for everyone. Please be patient with the cafeteria staff, tech. dept., and students.

Technology Help Desk

Over Christmas break the technology department began using a new FREE helpdesk software called Spiceworks. Spiceworks will allow us to better rack technology needs. We will be using this software for submitting, tracking, and handling your technology needs. The Spiceworks program allow us to communicate better with you on your technology needs and issues. For your part you just need to submit a technology ticket. You will receive email updates automatically as your ticket is handled and completed. This should help us complete your issues quickly and more efficiently. If you are having an issue you just go to our web page www.nelsd.org, RESOURCES, STAFF RESOURCES, TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK REQUEST (3rd item on left). Enter your email address, a SUMMARY of the issue (PLEASE enter your building initials to start summary), a detailed DESCRIPTION of the issue, select your LOCATION, click SUBMIT REQUEST. You will automatically receive an email with your ticket number and other information.

Springfield Tutoring Academy

The Clark County ESC is excited to announce our collaboration with the Springfield Tutoring Academy. The Springfield Tutoring Academy provides after school tutoring in all subjects, dyslexia assessments and Orton Gillingham tutoring. This is a non-profit organization providing a service to students in Clark County. We are sharing this information with you so that you are aware of this valuable resource for students who need extra support outside of the school day. The attached flyer provides more information and can be copied and shared with parents and colleagues.


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Brochure

See a great opportunity for Professional Development? I'd like to help!

If you see a great opportunity for professional development please let me know. I'd like to be able to send you to it. The expectation would be that you then come back and share with the rest of the staff.


There isn't always money for PD or money to get subs for a lot of people; however having one or two people attend workshops/conferences with the expectation that they will share with others when they return can help foster a more powerful Professional Learning Community within our school.


Sharing would consist of coming back and presenting at a staff meeting and "coaching" those of us who might be interested in going further with the topic/idea.


So be on the lookout for great PD and let me know.

Complete your PHA by June 1, 2015 to earn $35 wellness dollars!

EARN YOUR $35 TODAY!

You can earn $35 today by completing your Personal Health Assessment (PHA) through the EPC Wellness Program. The PHA will take about 20 minutes to complete and consists of questions related to individual lifestyle practices and health history factors that impact your health.

To start earning your wellness dollars visit epcwellness.org and log in using your username and password. New users can select 'Sign Up Today' to register on the wellness website.

EPC Wellness: Participate and Earn Rewards!

Dear EPC Participant,

Don’t miss out on your reward! Make sure to complete the following steps as you participate in EPC wellness:


Step #1: Complete Personal Health Assessment

Step #2: Complete Reasonable Alternative – Your Roadmap for Health wellness workshop (required): $50

  • Login to epcwellness.org
  • Click on #1 Your Roadmap for Health
  • On the Manage Workshops page scroll down the list and find ‘Reasonable Alternative – Your Roadmap for Health.
  • Click Sign Up
Step #3: Complete ONE additional wellness workshop: $50

Step #4: Redeem wellness dollars for gift cards in the Hallmark Gift Card Center


Key Dates:

  • Complete steps 1,2, and 3 no later than August 31, 2016
  • Complete step 4 no later than September 30, 2016


Please click HERE to review the attached program guide to help answer any questions.

You can also email questions@epcwellness.org for additional help.