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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

APRIL 24, 2020

Elida Meal Distributions By the Numbers

Total breakfast & lunches distributed this week: 3,800

We will continue distribution next week on Monday & Wednesday April 27 & 29 from 10:30-11:30 at both locations: Lima Community Church & Temple Christian School/Lima Baptist Temple.

Shelf Stable Food For Families- NEW Times

Please note that the times of this distribution have been changed, now ONLY on Fridays from 10:30-1:30 pm. These resources are available locally through SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth) and Children's Hunger Alliance.

Curb-side pick up at the SAFY Youth Drop-In Center 658 W. Market Street.

We urge you to get your ballot-Elida Renewal Levy Depends on Your Vote!

The legal deadline to request your Ohio Primary ballot is TOMORROW, Saturday April 25th at noon. Pick it up at the Board of Elections: 204 N. Main St., downtown Lima.

Voter participation has been low, according to the Lima Newspaper.

The Elida Renewal Levy is critical to the district to cover expenses for the next FIVE YEARS and will not mean any new taxes. Thank you!

Finished ballots MUST be returned to the Board of Elections by April 28th.

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Congratulations to the Students of the Month March 2020

We won't let COVID-19 get in the way of us recognizing our students. Board members will be delivering letters and "Student of the Month" pins to the students.
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Important Information for Seniors & Reflector Yearbook News

Important information regarding sending photos for the Senior Slide Show, purchasing the "Reflector" Yearbook, purchasing senior ads, and deadline details is available HERE.

The yearbook "Unleashed" is still on sale online for $75 at yearbookforever.com.

If you have questions please contact Katherine Glenn at kglenn@elida.k12.oh.us

The Reflector Yearbook staff wants to assure you that despite the school closing and the cancellation of spring events, we are still doing our very best to produce a beautiful and inclusive yearbook to commemorate 2020.

We are documenting the history being made due to the Covid-19 outbreak and attempting to capture the strength and resilience of our bulldogs in words and images. The yearbook will still have the same number of pages and quality content -- you will will still be getting your money's worth, although it may look a little different than in the past!

You can help us do this by continuing to upload your own images to the Yearbook Snap account via yearbookforever.com or one of the Yearbook Snap apps.

We are also asking that parents of seniors who participate in spring sports submit images of their students from prior years in uniform or playing. If you have video footage of past games or highlight reels, these can be sent to reflector.elida@gmail.com.

We are attempting to create a spring sports tribute to recognize the seniors who did not get to participate in their final season at Elida. If your student has signed with a university to play baseball, softball, tennis, run track, etc., we would also like to include that information. We can't take pictures of actual games this season, but we can try to give them the same recognition our fall and winter athletes have in the book. Thank you!

Seniors: We Want Your Senior Pics! #elidaSeniors2020

We will be recognizing you and sharing your Senior photos on social media. Please send your name, a jpeg image and any info. what your plans are after graduation to: kathleen@elida.k12.oh.us by May 1st. Thank you!

"Persevere Through Crisis" Video Contest

Here's a reminder to vote for Elida's videos in the Lima Chamber "Persevere through Crisis" Video Contest. #InthistogetherLima Give us a thumbs up! You can also share this with families and friends! Here are the links you will want to share : https://youtu.be/8ru7Rx_NmyE

- https://youtu.be/hkDxoMUN8is

Elementary Students say "We Miss You, too!"

The Elementary PTO produced this video sharing special messages from the students!
Elida Elementary "We Miss You Teachers" Movie

Economic Resources Information

Sharing some information that may be helpful for families from the Ohio Dept. of Health. The links on the site will connect you with unemployment resources, health insurance relief, meals and more.

Economic Resources Information

Elida Counselors Here to Help

In this time of incredible change and uncertainty there is increased stress for families.

If you are in a crisis please call the Hopeline at: 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or Text: 741741

We want you to know that Elida District social workers are available both via email and schoology message to help and offer support sessions from 8:00-2:00 pm.

Below is a list of building social worker names and methods of contact.

High School: Stacy McAdams smcadams@elida.k12.oh.us OR Stacy McAdams on Schoology

Middle School: Jennifer Knippen jknippen@elida.k12.oh.us OR Jennifer Knippen on Schoology

Elementary School: Stefanie Atwater satwater@elida.k12.oh.us OR Stefanie Atwater on Schoology

For additional resources and communication, please visit Elida Counseling and Social Work group on Schoology!

New Elementary Construction UPDATE

Construction on the New Elementary Building continues to move forward with more progress this week including grouting foundation block, Underground sanitary, Underground electric, completion of foundation block. Read more and see photos in this weekly report from Garmann/Miller. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE