Buckeye Intermediate Buzz

November 2020

Principal Buzz with Mrs. Kelli Davisson

Hello Buckeye Families!


Happy November! We had a wonderful month of October, please be sure to check out all of the wonderful photos below! Our last Parent/Teacher Conference night is this week. Thank you to all of our families for participating in conference nights. Establishing a partnership with teachers is an important part of your child's education. Thank you!


I wanted to share an update on our morning announcement change for this school year. We have put together a YouTube channel for our morning announcements. Alyssa Srail, our student teacher in Mrs. Ramsey's 4th grade classroom has been organizing the recordings. Please check out our channel and subscribe if interested. (Search Kelli Davisson for the channel).


Please be sure to check out all of the important information in this month's newsletter including a link to our YouTube Channel!


If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email or phone kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org 330-722-8237 ext. 4342.

School Counselor Buzz with Ms. Zablotny

We recognized Red Ribbon Week the last week of October! Each day, students had a different theme to celebrate our choice to live a healthy, drug-free life! The Red Ribbon campaign serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.


The month of November started our Warm and Fuzzy program! Students pay $1 each Monday in the month of November to wear pajamas to school! All proceeds go to buy holiday gifts for Buckeye families in need! The class with the most donations will win a donut party! Christmas assistance is also available for families in need through the Salvation Army's Toy and Food program. Information provided below!


Important Crisis Contact Numbers: ● Support Hotline/Suicide Hotline: 330-434-9144 ● National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK ● Crisis Text Line: Text - 4hope to 741741 ● The Lifeline: Twitter - @800273TALK ● Call: 1-800-418-6423, extension 359 OR​ www.safeschoolhelpline.com ● Tweet: 66746, then type TIPS ● Medina County Sheriff Department *For immediate safety concerns regarding yourself or others:​911or 330-725-6631 o ● The Crisis Center​ at ​ (330) 725-9195​.


Additional information can be found at http://www.medinamentalhealth.com/Crisis_Intervention.html


As always, please contact me at czablotny@buckeyeschools.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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November 2020 Upcoming Events

11/1 - Little Bucks Preschool Tuition Due

11/2 - Warm and Fuzzy Day

11/4 - Final Parent Teacher Virtual Conferences

11/9 - Warm and Fuzzy Day

11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO ASSEMBLY

11/16 - Warm and Fuzzy Day

11/23 - Warm and Fuzzy Day

11/25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

11/26 - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

11/27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

11/30 - Students Return to School

11/30 - Final Warm and Fuzzy Day

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Parent Teacher Conferences 2020-21

All parent teacher conferences will be held virtually this year. BIS parents will be able to schedule their conferences electronically using the PTC Fast website. Conference times are 4:00-7:30 PM. Our final date is November 4. There is a HELPFUL HOW TO VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE which we encourage all parents to watch prior to their conference.

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Physical Education Teacher, Mrs. Jan Simmons Retires

Happy Retirement to a staple of the Buckeye Local Schools Community, Mrs. Jan Simmons. Mrs. Simmons will be greatly missed! We are so thankful for her leadership at BIS. It has truly been a pleasure for all of us to know and to work with you!


A final message from Mrs. Simmons: I just had to take the opportunity to say goodbye to all of you, and thank you so very much for the part each of you has played in my life at Buckeye. I have seen a gazillion superintendents, principals, board members, support staff, teachers, and students come and go and feel extremely fortunate for the chance to have worked with each one. We have shared life changing events, both happy and sad. I have surely been blessed to have co-taught with a great teacher who enriched my teaching experience each day for so many years. My choice to be here has been very intentional, and in no small part, due to you and those before you. When you think about it, I have spent more time with many of you than I have spent with some of my family members, so where we work and the people we work with impact our lives a great deal. Thank you for the part of my heart you share and for making Buckeye so much like home. You will be missed. I hope you are lucky enough to feel the same way when you retire. Stay safe, healthy, and as always, optimistic!

Report Cards Available Online

Parents are able to access 1st quarter report cards online and print them directly from Progress Book. If a student owes school, lunch, fundraiser, or library fees, parents will be able to view the report card online, but the printing capability will be disabled.


Parents need a Progress Book account in order to view and print student report cards. If you don't already have a Parent Progress Book account, you will need to create one for your student. In order to create an account, parents need a a registration key for their student. A registration key can be be requested by emailing kmoore@buckeyeschools.org


Students may log into their student Progress Book account using the "sign in with Google" button.


Request a registration key for your student

Create an account on Progress Book

Parent login page for Progress Book

Viewing and printing report cards

Adding additional student(s) to Progress Book Account


We can provide a hard copy of the report cards for legal purposes ONLY. Please contact kmoore@buckeyeschools.org to obtain a hard copy. Hard copies of report cards will be mailed home. They will NOT be sent with students

FREE Lunch Offered to ALL Students Through December 31st

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will provide free lunch status through December 31st. This means all Buckeye students both in person and online will receive free lunches through the end of December. Again, ALL students are eligible for free lunch. Students just need to go through the lunch line using their student ID number to redeem the free lunch meal. Please encourage your student(s) to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity provided through the USDA.

Buckeye Student Mask Information

Per the Medina County Health Department, all students are permitted to wear cloth masks, surgical face masks, and gaiters. Please remember, whichever mask you choose, the student's nose and mouth must be covered. Please make sure your child has their MASK each day and is ready to get on the bus with their mask or out of the car with their mask...ready to go! We only have a limited supply of masks available for students who may forget/lose/damage their masks.

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Buckeye Bucks Reward Winners Virtual Drawing


Mrs. Kelli Davisson selected winners virtually for the first quarter Buckeye Bucks Rewards Winners! Congratulations to our 1st quarter Buckeye Bucks rewards drawing winners:


McKenzie Cenname, Lauren Eisenhardt, Logan Temple, Addison Riggs, Amelia Kenney, Morgan Haas, Alex Maruschke, Nicholas Rihvalsky, Collin Bartos, Alaya Sepulveda, Malachi Owen, Kyle Morris, Aiden Smith, Cameron Gallion, Liam Sherman, Grace Pronik, Zoey Pusateri, Bella Cirone, and Madison Kreeger. Students won gift cards from Starbucks, Dairy Queen, LemonBerry, Dunkin Donuts, Target, and Chipotle!

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6th Grade Stream Study

In lieu of camp, 6th grade staff took students outside to explore the Buckeye campus! They did a stream study and discovered we have a very healthy stream behind the Buckeye Junior High School. They measured the pH balance, turbidity, velocity, temperature and found aquatic life. Students were encouraged to write an article for the newsletter about camp day for extra credit. Please read their submissions below!


Lillie Leckler


Mya Galdun, Alyssa Hinners, and Ellie Newman


Amelia Waibel

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No Visitors Permitted Inside School Premises Before, During, or After School Hours

No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter school buildings, at any time, until further notice. If you need to drop something off for your student at the school, there will be an area outside the office doors, in the entranceway where you may leave your student's items. Upon entering the school, please utilize the bell system (button) located to the right of the office doors to notify the office staff what you are leaving for your student. Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Student Fees and Student Fee Waivers 2020-21

A student must qualify for the free lunch program in order to have student fees waived. If your student normally qualifies for the free lunch program, please:


1) complete a Free and Reduced Lunch application. Applications are available by emailing kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.


2) sign and return the Direct Certification notice sent directly to parents/guardians by Buckeye Food Service. For questions regarding Free and Reduced Applications or Direct Certification notices, please contact cafeteria@buckeyeschools.org.


School fees for students Grade 4-6 are $80. $40 per grade level for workbooks and materials and a $40 tech fee for the maintenance of BIS-issued electronic devices.


If a VLA student does not use a BIS-issued electronic device, they will not be required to pay the $40 tech fee.


Students must pay all past and current year's school fees. Students with unpaid school fees:

- will be unable to print student report cards or receive a printed copy of report cards

- will be ineligible to participate in school-sponsored fundraisers

- will be ineligible to attend school field trips, including 6th Grade camp


Payment can be made with cash or a check made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School. Parents may also pay online using the online payment system, PayForIt.net. For questions regarding student fees, email kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.

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6th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Sue Abraham, Selected as Buckeye Local Schools Teacher of the Year!

Sue Abraham is one of two teachers selected as teacher of the year for Buckeye Local Schools. Mrs. Abraham was nominated by two parents and a teacher. She was presented the award by Buckeye Local Schools Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Harrison, Buckeye Intermediate School Principal, Mrs. Kelli Davison, Buckeye Local Schools Treasurer, Mrs. Jennifer Knapp, and members of the Buckeye Board of Education, Mrs. Barb Gunkelman, Mrs. Denise Piovarchy, Mr. Jon Stahl, and Mr. Ken Barco. Mrs. Abraham is joined by Third Grade Teacher, Mrs. Marcy Zickel, who is the other Buckeye Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to you both!
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Little Bucks Preschool Tuition Information

Little Bucks Preschool Tuition is due the 1st of each month. It is $160.00 per month. Please note: tuition is not pro-rated for a later start in the month.


All payments must be received in the Intermediate office on or before the 7th of each month to avoid the $25 late payment fee. Any payment received in the office after the 7th of each month will automatically be assessed the $25 late payment fee. Mailed checks will be considered late if postmarked after the 7th of the month.


Cash and checks made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School are accepted in the office. They can be mailed or dropped off in the office. Please do not send payments with your preschool student. Preschool teachers can not accept payments. Tuition payments may also be made online using PayForIt.net


PLEASE NOTE: Failure to make tuition payments in a timely manner will result in removal from the program. In addition, any student with an outstanding balance at the end of the school year (tuition, late tuition payment fees, past due fundraiser) will be prohibited from attending Preschool graduation, Preschool field trips, the End of the Year Preschool Picnic, and from enrolling in Little Bucks Preschool the following school year.


If you have any questions concerning your tuition payments, please contact Ms. Moore via email at kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.

Before and After School Latchkey Program - Right at School

Right at School is our before and after school (latchkey) program. For registration information, please use THIS LINK. Any inquiries must be directed to the program's area manager, Amanda Frawley, phone 330-592-1016, or email amanda.frawley@rightatschool.com. Discounts are available. Please use THIS LINK for discount information. For additional registration and billing support, please use THIS LINK.


See below for additional contact information:


909 Davis Street, Suite 500
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 855-AT-SCHOOL
Customer Service Fax: 855-287-4444
HR/Payroll Fax: 224-365-0011

Bus Drivers Needed

Interested in being a substitute bus driver? Call the Buckeye Local Schools Transportation Department at 330-722-8257 x 1019.

Buckeye Intermediate School Offices Contact Information

Kelli Davisson - kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org, Principal x 4342

Candice Zablotny - czablotny@buckeyeschools.org, School Counselor x 4344

Kelly Lockhart - klockhart@buckeyeschools.org, School Psychologist x 4345

Shannon Kissinger- shannon@buckeyeschools.org, School Psychologist x 4124

Kelly Moore - kmoore@buckeyeschools.org, Office x 4339

Donna Comuzie - dcomuzie@buckeyeschools.org, Office x 4337