October Newsletter for West Broad Elementary
A Letter from Dr. Carey
Hello, Parents and Guardians!
Happy Hispanic Awareness Month! We have been recognizing Hispanic leaders from September 15 to October 15. Students have been learning about these leaders through the PA system during morning announcements, and many words in Spanish have been posted around the building so our non-Spanish speaking friends can learn some new words!
Thank you so much for attending our Open House! We welcome you and your ideas into our building, so please let me know of any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have during this school year.
Thank you to our fifth grade parents for allowing your child to go to Camp! We know that they will be safe and on their best behavior; thank you for entrusting them to us.
Starting this month, we will be recognizing a “Student of the Month” from every classroom and we will be recognizing students for “Amazing Attendance.” Please talk to your child’s teacher to see how they can qualify for these prestigious awards!
Just a couple of reminders:
As we enter into the fall months, don’t forget to send your student with a sweater or a jacket for the cool weather.
October 21st: NO SCHOOL for students (Professional Development Day)
October 26th: NO SCHOOL for students (Records Day)
Thank you, and please know that I am always here to serve.
The Ohio History Center is located at: 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Explore our state’s rich history, while learning more about one of our Portrait of a Graduate traits - Global Empathy. No ticket needed, simple let the center know you are there for Pathways Express and a CCS family to receive free admission!
Kindergarten Classroom Spotlight
Hispanic Heritage Month Community Fair at Georgian Heights Elementary October 13, 5:30 - 7 PM
Student Services will be at the event to help families having issues with the Parent Portal! Please make sure to bring an ID card. Not feeling like cooking that day? Food trucks will be available for families to purchase food!
SAFETY MESSAGE FROM DR. DIXON
Hello Columbus City Schools Families,
This is Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon, with an important message families and students need to hear regarding school safety.
Recently, the Ohio EMA and Ohio law enforcement agencies shared an alert with school districts and local law enforcement authorities of multiple reports of hoax school shooter incidents/threats that have occurred, most recently today at several suburban school districts. While there is no confirmed connection between the calls, it is possible that calls may continue across other portions of our state.
Please know that Columbus City Schools takes threats of any kind very seriously. It is imperative to remind our students and families that CCS has zero tolerance for direct or implied threats of violence to another student, an employee, or a school site.
I encourage you to sit down with your children tonight to have a serious conversation about safety. Remind them that any verbal statement, written message, or social media post related to guns, bombs, weapons, or any other acts of violence in the schools, even in an attempt at humor, will be investigated thoroughly by police and may subject the student to arrest and or expulsion.
Your child's safety is our highest priority, so please help us by speaking with your children this evening about responsible decision-making. It is also essential that if you see something that may be a sign of danger, you should say something. Whether you hear it, read it, or see it on social media, immediately share the information with a trusted adult at your child's school. You can also call or text our 24-hour anonymous Safer Together hotline at 844-SAFER-OH or Call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545. Your help and support are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your strong partnership in our pursuit of making our schools as safe as possible.
Dr. Talisa Dixon
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The mission for West Broad Elementary Schools is that “All students will have equitable access to high quality grade level instruction so that they can become confident, independent learners.”
What to do if your child must be absent:
Please report your student's absence to the attendance line at (380) 997-7047 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 2744 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH, USA
Phone: (614) 365-5964