Little Miami E-News

August 11th, 2023

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The last weekend of summer is here and we are excited for the start of the 2023-2024 school year on Monday! Students in grades 6-12 will kick off the year on Monday, with students in grades PK-5 to follow on Thursday!

Are you Ready?

Check our Back to School Information Hub for the things you need to know to start the school year including bus route info, building times, traffic maps, school supply lists, and more!

Celebrate the start of the year with us by sending your First Day of School pictures to or tagging us online! We can’t wait to see you!

Secure Online Portal

It is time to complete your student’s annual update of the Secure Online Portal. If you are a brand-new student to Little Miami this school year (2023-2024), you DO NOT need to update the Portal, as your essential information was submitted at Registration.

What You Can Do Now:

1. Complete what you can complete within the Portal.

2. Contact your student’s building secretary with necessary updates for contact information changes, emergency contacts, living with student status, authorized to pick up status, etc.

Your student’s information in the Secure Online Portal must be updated at the start of every year. Families must update critical student information, including emergency medical and contact information, acknowledgment of the district policies and handbooks, and the computer/internet acceptable use policy.

How Will I Get Alerts/Closure Information from LM?

Little Miami will again utilize the notification system, SwiftK12!

Be sure your current contact information is updated in the Secure Online Portal. You do not need to “sign up” for alerts. You should receive alerts if your contact information is updated in your student’s profile. IMPORTANT – if your student wants to receive text or phone alerts, please ensure their mobile number is also in the Secure Online Portal.

Prepare for Potential Bus Delays

If your student is riding the bus this school year, please be prepared for possible bus delays during the first few days/week of school. Delays may happen as students adjust to bus riding and drivers streamline their routes.

We'd like your patience as our Transportation Staff works to get everyone home safely. Thank you!

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Little Miami Health Clinic

Mercy Health and Little Miami Local Schools would like to remind you that the Health Clinic is open & ready to assist your needs, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER!

Mary Compton, FMP, is a helpful medical professional capable of treating sickness symptoms, serving as a primary care option, providing vaccinations, and even doing sports physicals.

The Little Miami Health Clinic is located at Little Miami Primary School. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. If you have questions or to book an appointment call 513-215-9277

Click here for more information about the Mercy Clinic & Consent Forms

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Fiscal Focus

Despite significant student enrollment growth over the last ten years, LM has strategically stretched out the funds generated by the passage of the 2011 Emergency Levy for more than ten years. This funding represents one-fifth of LM’s total operating budget and is a vital piece of the district’s financial health. These funds were renewed in November 2020.

However, with continued enrollment growth and increased demand for student supports, a request for new funds will need to be made of the community in the near future.

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Are You Registered to Vote?

Ohioans are able to register to vote online, by mail, or in person. Click here for more information about voter registration. LM understands the importance of voting and has opportunities for LMHS students to register at school. LMHS hosts registration opportunities during lunch throughout the year to register and utilizes time during Government class to assist eligible & interested students. The front office at LMHS has Voter Registration Forms available for members of the public who are interested.

Voter Registration Deadlines

  • July 10, 2023 for the August 8, 2023 Special Election
  • October 10, 2023 for the November 7, 2023 General Election

Imagination Library - ENROLL TODAY

DID YOU KNOW? By the age of three, a child’s brain is already 80% developed, and, by the time a child enters kindergarten, they must already know thousands of words in order to succeed in the classroom. Reading aloud to a child and giving them access to books is the best way to ensure they are prepared to enter kindergarten.

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library wants to start a new chapter in early childhood literacy throughout Ohio by providing families with books. With the goal of preparing students entering Kindergarten for success in the classroom, the Imagination Library program will send a customized book to your child each month from birth until age five. Sign up is easy and FREE! Give your Panther the gift of reading & enroll today.

Learn more about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and its partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

View a Book List

Crisis Text Line - “4hope” to 741 741

You are not alone. Do you need help now?

Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill with the mobile service carrier. People of all ages can use Crisis Text Line.

For more information about the Crisis Text Line and for supporting resources, please visit the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website.

Important Dates

August 14th: First Day of School (Grades 6-12)

  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMECC (8:30 am - 4:05 pm)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMPR (during school hours)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMES (during school hours)

August 15th:

  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMECC (11:00 AM-7 PM)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMPR (during school hours)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMES (11:30 AM-7 PM)

August 16th:

  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMECC (8:30 AM - 4:05 PM)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMPR (11:30 AM - 7 PM)
  • Beginning of Year Conferences at LMES (during school hours)

August 17th: First Day of School (Grades PK-5)

August 18th: Little Miami Football vs. Mt. Healthy (Hall of Fame Night)

August 19th: 2023 Little Miami Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 12:30 at LMHS

August 22nd: Board of Education Meeting @ Central Office 7pm

August 24th: LMHS Picture Day

August 26th: Food Truck Rally at LMHS 3 pm-8 pm

August 29th: LMMS MAP Testing ELA

August 30th:

  • LMMS MAP Testing ELA
  • LMMS Fall Picture Day

August 31st:

  • LMMS MAP Testing Math
  • LMPR Fall Picture Day