West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - January 14th, 2019

Elementary Construction Update

It's an exciting time in West Clermont as we are building two new buildings at both Willowville Elementary and Summerside Elementary. Check out the video below for a sneak peak inside of both projects.

Grandfathering Deadline and Building to Building Transfer Application

Grandfathering Opt In Deadline

The deadline to apply for your child to be grandfathered and allowed to attend their current school for the 2019-2020 school year is TONIGHT at 11:59pm. All grandfathering applications must be submitted at http://bit.ly/2Bit52x.

* This is for current 4th Grade students that are slated to move to a new school for the 2019-2020 school year due to the new elementary attendance boundaries only.
* If your child is not moving schools for the 2019-2020 school year there is no need to submit this application.
* If you have already completed this application, there is no further action required.
* If you do not fill out this application by the deadline, your child will attend their newly designated home school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Building to Building Transfer Application

The link to the online Building to Building Transfer Request form is NOW OPEN at https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=17403&culture=en&TriggerAutoLogOut=15. The link will will stay live through 5:00pm on February 15, 2019.

You will be required to fill out the following information:

- Parent name

- Residential address

- Child’s name

- Child’s grade level for the 2019-2020 school year

- Child’s home school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Child’s requested school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Names of Siblings

- A box for a reason for the request, including any additional information you want to share (500 characters or less).

Make sure that you fill out a request for each child that you want to be considered for a building to building request, even if you put their names in the “siblings” box for one of your children. The siblings box helps us cross-connect families, but we need a request for each child.

As a reminder, transportation will not be provided for building to building transfer students attending a district school outside of their home school attendance boundary. However, students approved for a building to building transfer may complete an Alternative Transportation Form http://www.westcler.org/docs/district/depts/22/TransportationDocs/WC%20transportation%20form%202017.pdf requesting transportation from an approved bus stop within the elementary attendance area for which the request was approved.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Information Night

Kindergarten Information night is coming up on Tuesday February 5th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at West Clermont High School. Come and meet our elementary principals, kindergarten teachers, and district office staff to discuss topics such as the Kindergarten Enrollment process, curriculum, and much more.

Fill out the form below to RSVP for the event and to help us learn more about you and your child.

Winter Weather Communication

Now that the chance for winter weather is upon us, we wanted to communicate with you how decisions are made to close or delay school. On days where inclement weather is predicted, our Director of Operations along with our partners at Petermann Transportation begin driving the roads throughout the district assessing road conditions. We also receive feedback from our partners in law enforcement.

Our Director of Operations will make a recommendation to the Superintendent to close or delay school. The Superintendent will make the final decision by no later than 5:00am. We would love to make a decision sooner, and in some cases we will. However, we are working with the same weather forecast that you have at home. We know families have to make plans. We will make the necessary decision as soon as we can.

All decisions made to cancel or delay school are made with student and staff safety in mind. That is our top priority in all that we do. Once the decision to close or delay school has been made it will be posted on the District Facebook page and our Twitter feed (Social Media is the fastest way to get school information). It will also be posted on the district website and all school websites.

If you have any questions on how the decision is made to close or delay school, please contact us at info@westcler.org.

West Clermont High School LEAD Ready Class Studies Team and Servant Leadership

MercyHealth Medical Minute

Our partners at MercyHealth will be providing medical tips on how our students, staff, and community members can stay safe and healthy. The topic for this issue: "Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy". You can read the full article at the link below. Thank you to MercyHealth for being the official healthcare provider for the West Clermont Wolves!

MercyHealth West Clermont Health Plex Upcoming Events

Wolves Wellness Center at West Clermont Middle School

Too many children experience persistent disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes
School Based health services play a critical role in ensuring that children and youth have access to high-quality, affordable health care. By providing medical, mental health, oral health, and youth development services on school campuses, school-based health centers (SBHCs) positively impact students' health and learning. They address a wide variety of health needs, from asthma management to flu vaccination to disease prevention. At the same time, SBHC staff and other school health personnel can act as key partners in efforts to address chronic absenteeism and promote a positive school climate.

The West Clermont School District is fortunate to have a school-based health center on the campus of West Clermont Middle School on Clough Pike. The center operated by HealthSource of Ohio, provides medical and vision services to all students throughout the district. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the center at 513-732-5082.

Need a Flu Shot?

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.

Wolfpack Pantry

The WolfPack Pantry is open to all West Clermont families suffering from food insecurities. Maybe you only need help once during a difficult time or maybe you will make regular visits, we are here for you! The Pantry will be open from 5:30pm-6:30pm on the following dates:

  • January 17th
  • January 24th - Dinner and Ice cream social for our families in need at Mt. Carmel Christian Church at 530pm. Bingo and prizes! MORE info to come.
  • February 14th
  • February 28th
  • March 14th
  • March 28th
  • April 11th
  • April 25th
  • May 9th
  • May 23rd

We are also happy to announce we have added a Blessing Box at Brantner Elementary! If you are in need of food, there is accessible food at all 7 of our blessing boxes: Amelia Elementary, Brantner Elementary, Clough Pike Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, WT Elementary, Willowville Elementary and 1st Presbyterian Church in Batavia.