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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

AUGUST 28, 2020

Hot Weather Means Popsicles!

Because the elementary school has no air-conditioning, it has always become uncomfortably warm in the late summer months and even in the spring.

To limit the student's and staff exposure to heat inside the building, the school releases early on days when temperatures climb above 90 degrees.

In an effort to keep cool and get occasional mask breaks, students in the elementary have been enjoying popsicles. (staff, too!) Thanks to everyone who has donated them including School Board member Pat Schymanski and former teacher Barb Sandy!

We're looking forward to air-conditioning in the new building!

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GO DAWGS! Watch & Listen to tonight's Game

Tonight's Boys Varsity Football game against Van Wert will be available to watch through a webcast courtesy of Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert at this link beginning at 6:55 pm: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/35898

You can hear the game on WERT radio, 104.3 FM/ 1220am.

Elida Cancels 2020 Football Season Ticket Sales

Due to the Ohio Department of Health mandates, Elida Local Schools will not be able to sell football season tickets for the 2020-21 school year. All games and matches will have limited attendance due to the 15% seating capacity mandate from the Health Department. Please read the complete details regarding the fall sports season, and other fall sports, in this document. Masks are required for those in attendance as mandated by the Governor.

We appreciate everyone's compliance as we do this to help keep the kids on the field!

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"ERate" Funds help Elida Save Big $ on Tech Upgrades

Recent technology upgrades in the district were necessary to replace 25 year old fiber lines and improve technology and wireless speed in the district.

Elida applied for assistance from the "ERate Fund" program which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission.

By applying for "ERate" funding, the district was able to receive nearly 60% of the cost, a total of $277,641. Specifics:

Access Points: Total cost: $161,502- Erate covered $96,901

Switches: Total cost: $177,376- Erate covered $106,425

Loop-Total Cost: $123,858- Erate covered $74,315.

Equipment needed for the future elementary building is also included with these funds, so we have savings for the future, as well!

Bulldog Card Fundraiser for Middle School PTO

The annual Bulldog Card sale is underway through September 8th. For only $5, the cards have great coupons to use all over town, all year long: Yamato, Menchies, Lima Sporting Goods, Arbys, Coldstone, Westgate Lanes, IHOP, Buster's Car Wash and MORE! Get yours today and help support the PTO and middle school students. For more info. contact the office 419-331-2505

Allen County Fair Participation Despite Covid-19

Many of our Elida students were still able to participate in the Allen Co. Fair this week, despite limitations due to the pandemic. Students received numerous 1st and 2nd place ribbons, and champion awards for their projects and animals. A few pictures from some of the students are below. You can see more on Facebook.

Congratulations and we hope the Fair will be back to NORMAL next year!

Parent Reminder: Sign up for Schoology

Information from teachers and administration is sent to parents through Schoology. It is important that parents create their own account so that they receive these messages. You will also be able to view your children's school work and receive weekly reports.

If you haven't created your account yet, use this link to do so and not miss any information.

Bulldog Text Alerts

If you are not signed up to receive Bulldog text alerts use the link below.

http://ohioalerts.org/Elida

New Elementary Weekly Update

Many folks have been commenting that the elementary construction is going so fast! We agree! One of this week's accomplishments was the floor pour for the 2nd floor was completed.

This week's complete elementary construction update is available on the "New Elementary Building" webpage with details and great photos. CLICK HERE.

CALENDAR


SEPT.

7 NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

15 School Board Meeting 7:00 HS Community Room

15 Picture Day- K & 1st grade

16 Picture Day 2, 3 & 4th grade

17 Picture day-MIDDLE SCHOOL

22 Picture day-HIGH SCHOOL

27 Homecoming Parade

28 NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day

OCTOBER

2 Homecoming Game

16 End of Quarter

20 Two-Hour Delay Staff PD

Golf Scramble to Support Student Scholarships

Each year, the Elida Educational Foundation holds a golf scramble as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Last year, the Foundation raised $6,300 in scholarships for graduating Elida Seniors. The golf scramble is a big part of that, so, get your team together and contact Treasurer Joel Parker joel@elida.k12.oh.us today! $60 individual, $100 Hole Sponsorship. Prizes and meal included. September 13 8:30 am at Springbrook Golf Club.
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Don't Golf? Donate Directly From the District Website

Golf isn't your thing? That's okay, because you can still support the Elida Educational Foundation with a few easy clicks. Use the donation button on the Treasurer's page of the district website.

Use your Paypal account or credit card.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ELIDA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS!