Fredericktown ES

Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, we made it to Thanksgiving Holiday and we are cruising right along. Teachers, staff and students have been working hard and making lots of growth and academic progress. I would like to thank all my parents and guardians for your help in supporting the academic process. It takes all of us to help our students learn and grow. I am truly thankful for all my students, staff and parents. Please accept my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

We have entered the cold and flu season. This is a time of year when school absence increases. If your child is sick, please call the office at 740.694.2781 and let us know. Upon returning to school, you will also need to send a parent or physician note indicating the reason for the absence.

Thank you


November 23, 24 and 25 - no school, Thanksgiving Break

November 28 - no school

November 29 - return to school

School Safety Announcement

Your child's safety is the most important thing to the staff of Fredericktown Local Schools. Recently, in central Ohio, there has been an uptick in prank phone calls to schools claiming that active shooters are on school campuses. These fake phone calls are called "swatting" and attempt to induce chaos while dispatching large numbers of first responders to a particular location.

Fredericktown Schools takes every threat seriously. We will respond accordingly and would like to remind you of our procedures and policies. If our schools receive such a call, we would immediately have our SRO and administrative staff investigate while ensuring our students are safe. We will communicate via phone to update you about the situation and ask that you do not come to the school. In an emergency situation, we would be on lockdown, and you would not be able to enter the building. If we need to evacuate the school and move students to an alternate location, the school will notify you of the pick-up location and the procedures for picking up your student.

We are constantly training staff in safety procedures and protocols in order to keep our students safe. Fredericktown Local Schools works closely with the Fredericktown Police Department and the Fredericktown Fire Department to make sure our emergency procedures are up-to-date and vetted by professionals.