6TH GRADE DAY CAMP
Although students are unable to go to Sixth Grade Camp for our usual overnight trip, we are traveling to Camp Nuhop for the day on Monday, May 3, 2021 (Mrs. Abraham, Mrs. Nunn, and Mr. Piehl’s Classes) and Thursday, May 13, 2021 (Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. King, Mrs. Dieter and Mr. Adam’s Classes) to enjoy as much of the “camping” experience as possible.
Departure - Students will arrive at school as they would on a normal school day. We will depart from school as soon as possible on school buses.
Return - Students will return from camp on school buses, but will need to be picked up outside the Intermediate School by the sixth grade wing at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Payment Options - Must be made by Friday, April 9, 2021.
Checks - Please write checks out to Buckeye Intermediate School in the amount of $50.00 and return to school with your 6th grader. For virtual students, checks can be dropped off at the office between 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM or mailed to school.
Online Payment - Pay online using Payforit.net, which can be found on our Intermediate School Website page.
Cash - If you are paying in cash, please place it in a sealed envelope with your 6th grader’s name and teacher’s name on the outside.
Lunch and Dinner
Option 1 - Students can bring a packed lunch and drink in a disposable bag. Everything in the lunch must be disposable.
Option 2 - A packed lunch will be provided by the school at no cost.
Dinner - Dinner will be provided at camp before departure.
Additional Forms - Parents must also complete these forms from Camp Nuhop. Hard copies will be sent home with students. If you need to pick up a copy of the forms for your VLA student, please email . The forms are due Friday, April 16.
Clothing - Masks must be worn to camp. Students should wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for hiking and for the weather. Closed shoes, like tennis shoes or hiking shoes, are required. Prepare for rain, as we will participate in all activities regardless of weather. Students may carry a small backpack with a water bottle and packed lunch.
Students Not Attending - Camp is optional and students not attending will still attend classes that day.
Please complete the appropriate attached form Monday, May 3, 2021 (Mrs. Abraham, Mrs. Nunn, and Mr. Piehl’s Classes) or Thursday, May 13, 2021 (Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. King, Mrs. Dieter and Mr. Adam’s Classes) and return by April 9, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact your sixth grader’s teacher at the email address or phone number listed below.
VIEWING AND PRINTING STUDENT REPORT CARDS ONLINE
Parents will be able to access report cards online and print them directly from Progress Book on MARCH 12 after 4:00 PM.
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. PLEASE NOTE: VLA students who returned to in person instruction will have a $20 tech fee added to their student accounts.
Parents need a Progress Book account in order to view and print student report cards. If you don't have a Parent Progress Book account, you will need to create one for your student. To create an account, parents need a registration key for their student. Registration keys can be requested by emailing .
Students may log in to their student progressbook account using the "sign in with Google" button.
SPRING TESTING DATES FOR OHIO AIR ASSESSMENTS
ELA - April 13 and April 14
Math - April 21
ELA - April 15 and April 16
Math - April 22
Science - April 26
ELA - April 19 and April 20
Math - April 23 and April 27
State Testing Make-ups are tentatively scheduled:
All ELA make-ups are April 21-23
All Math and Science make-ups are April 28-30.
VLA Testing Information
Currently, the Ohio State Tests are still required for the 2020-21 school year. Based on the status of federal and state law, districts are making plans for students to take the state tests in the spring. Due to technology and test security requirements, there is no option to remotely administer state tests. All testing must be done in person.
In order to ensure the safety of our VLA students, they will report directly to their homeroom classroom where they will maintain 3 feet social distance from each other. Please DROP OFF your child in the Intermediate loop at the times and days listed below. Testing is to begin promptly at 9:00 AM so it is important to drop your student off at least 5-10 minutes before their testing time begins. Students will enter the side doors where there will be staff present to direct them. PICK UP will be in the back of the building at the Intermediate playground gate, please see the CAR RIDER MAP for directions.
Masks will be worn throughout the testing period with the exception of a mask/snack break. Please send in a snack with your child as well as a water bottle.
4th Grade ELA April 13th & 14th 9:00AM - 11:30AM
4th Grade Math April 21st 9:00AM - 11:00AM
5th Grade ELA April 15th & 16th 9:00AM - 11:30AM
5th Grade Math April 22nd 9:00AM - 11:00AM
5th Grade Science April 26th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
6th Grade ELA April 19th & 20th 9:00AM - 11:30AM
6th Grade Math April 23rd & 27th 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Please confirm with your child’s VLA teacher that your child will be there at the assigned time or inform your VLA teacher of an anticipated conflict. It is important to know that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us as we comply with the state mandate and follow safety protocols adopted by the Buckeye Board of Education.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me or .
ORDER PICTURES FROM LIFETOUCH
To order school pictures after picture day, find your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is unique to each student, on your proofs or order sheet. Go to http://mylifetouch.com. For up to 9 months after your Picture Day you can use your Portrait ID and Access Code for a first-time order or to reorder additional pictures and photo gifts.
If you have any issues with your pictures, including ordering pictures, you must contact LifeTouch directly online or call their toll free number 1-866-511-3510, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., EST.
STUDENTS RETURNING TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
If your student returns to school from VLA instruction, you will need to complete the ONLINE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM ASAP if your student will need busing. If you have any questions, please contact Buckeye's Transportation Supervisor, Mrs. Karen Galdun
MEAL BAGS AVAILABLE FOR VLA STUDENTS
The distribution point is at the back of the elementary building and is open from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each Thursday until further notice. THIS FORM will need to be completed to register for meal bags on the Buckeye website to help us get an accurate count of how many are needed. Thank you for your continued support of the Buckeye Food Service program.
NO VISITORS PERMITTED INSIDE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BUILDING AT ANY TIME
No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter the Buckeye Intermediate School building, BEFORE, DURING, or AFTER school hours 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.
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.
CLUB INVENTION AT HOME
Club Invention At Home is Coming to Buckeye Elementary School! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, Buckeye Elementary School is excited to host Club Invention® At-Home for children in grades K through 6. This immersive after school enrichment program invites kids to explore STEM (science, technology,engineering and mathematics) concepts through hands-on, at-home activities.
We are running two virtual sessions of Club Invention® At-Home. The first session will include Robotic Pet Vet and runs 8 Wednesdays from 4-5 pm, January 13- March 3. (Eight Wednesdays from 4-5 pm). The second session will include Orbots and runs eight Wednesdays: March 10, 17, 24. April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5 from 4-5 PM. Janice Kollar and Amy Doty will be the Instructors and will guide young innovators through action-packed, open-ended activities.
Throughout the program, kids will:
Connect and collaborate with their Instructor and friends to develop new ideas and build their creative problem-solving power.
Receive all the materials and tools they need to channel their inner designer and customize their very own robot.
Feel empowered to use their imagination and make their thinking visible while gaining confidence and essential 21st-century skills.
Club Invention At Home offers a fun extracurricular experience led by a live educator who is invested in your child’s success.The total cost of the program is $75.00 for each session. Availability is limited. Visit invent.org/register or call 800-968-4332 to reserve your child’s spot today! Online registration for session 1 will close at midnight on Sunday, December 27th and online registration for session 2 will close at midnight on Sunday, February 21st.
If you have any questions, please contact us!
CAR RIDER INFORMATION AND DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURE FOR 2020-21
If you are planning on your child being a CAR RIDER, the drop off begins at 8:20 AM and runs to 8:45 AM. Intermediate students get dropped off at the Intermediate playground and Primary students get dropped off at the Primary Playground. This will be the same for pick up in the afternoon. We also ask that you do not pass other cars in the line, please stay in the flow of traffic.
If your child will be a car rider, please send a written note to the school. Please do not email the teacher or other staff members. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.
If your student will be a regular car rider, please send a written note to the school and call the office at ext 4337 for the required yellow student placard to be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle picking up your student from the car rider line.
If you are notifiying the office to make your child a car rider for the day, please call the Intermediate offices before 2:00 PM.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
There is a virtual orientation with a link that parents/guardians may use to take a tour of our facilities. Please use this link to see our virtual orientation and tour. If you have any questions, please email BIS School Counselor, Ms. Zablotny .
BUCKEYE INTERMEDIATE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
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 . 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
Customer Service Fax: 855-287-4444
HR/Payroll Fax: 224-365-0011
BUCKEYE VIRTUAL ACADEMY
The deadline for submitting applications to the Virtual Academy was Friday, August 14th. ALL classes offered will be taught by Buckeye Local Schools teachers. Families who submitted the Virtual Academy form should receive a confirmation email. If you did not receive that email, please check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not receive a confirmation email, contact BIS Principal, Kelli Davisson at .
Register using the Virtual Academy Form link: Virtual Academy Form
A one-semester commitment for the 2020-2021 school year (August-December 2020) was required for registration. We anticipate in the current environment that the Virtual Learning Academy will also be offered for the second semester of the school year.
The online curriculum will meet the same curriculum standards as found in the Buckeye Schools, but it may not necessarily match the same pacing or activities that are delivered in school buildings. Students will have access to courses in all core areas (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). Students may have limited access to special area courses (K-8). Grades earned in the online learning platform for high school credit will calculate in the student’s GPA.
If you have additional questions about the Buckeye Reopening Plan please submit them on the form below:
I understand that many are concerned about our younger students wearing masks. Below is some helpful information to assist you in helping your child adapt to wearing a mask.
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.
RETURNING AND NEW STUDENT ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Your username is your student ID (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) make sure to include 8 digits in the birthday and the two backslashes.
Because of the important nature of the information contained in Registration Gateway, students of parents who have not completed verification will not have access to the following:
Students will not have access to the District Computer Network or Internet for class activities.
BUCKEYE LOCAL SCHOOLS CALENDARS
The Buckeye Local Schools District Calendar is now available online on the home page of the Buckeye Local Schools website (scroll to the bottom, left hand side of the page.) The district calendar shows when there is no school for students, first and last days of school, grading periods, conference nights, and late arrival days.
The Buckeye Intermediate School Google calendar is available online on the BIS page of the Buckeye Local Schools website. The Google calendar shows upcoming BIS student events (field trips, band and choir concerts, field days, extra curricular club meeting dates and times, etc). It also includes dates there are no school for students, first and last days of school, and conference nights.
Please remember to call the school absence line at ext 9204 to report when your child is absent from school due to an appointment or an illness. Please help us make sure your children are safe by calling the absence line.
Please do not call the Buckeye Intermediate office or use email to report a student absence. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.
REVISED GUIDELINES FOR BUCKEYE LIBRARY FACILITY AND SERVICES
The Medina County District Library is also working hard to remain safe and open to the public while also following our established safety recommendations from the Medina County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health.
Included is a general outline of expectations for our student library visitors this coming fall. We have also included an overview of what resources and services will be available in our buildings, in addition to our remote and digital resources. The library is still here, even if we look a little different!
Buckeye Library, Medina County District Library
6625 Wolff Rd, Medina, 44256 330-725-4415 x2501
STUDENT BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES: PANDEMIC FALL 2020
Current Library Hours at All MCDL Locations: Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat.: 10 am - 3 pm and Tues. & Thurs.: 3 pm - 8 pm
All MCDL locations are limited to 50% capacity now. Buckeye Library’s 50% capacity is 48 people (including staff).
Socially distant computer access. At Buckeye, 2 computers are available to students.
Individual study tables in the library on a first-come-first served basis
Browsing or study table use is permitted, but no groups will be allowed.
Curbside Service and Anytime Lockers are available for contact free pick-up.
Available Remote and Electronic Resources:
WiFi is available in the parking lot and throughout the building.
eMedia is available through the Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy apps -- mcdl.info/emedia
Phone Reference is available during open hours by calling Buckeye Library 330.725.4415
Online Chat Reference is available Mon.-Fri. 10-3 at mcdl.info/chat
General Behavior Guidelines:
No groups of students will be permitted.
Students in the library must practice 6-foot social distancing, unless in the same household.
Designated sitting and study areas are set up, and students may not move chairs or furniture in the library.
Computer use will be limited to 1 person per computer.
Masks must be worn at all times by any student who is at least 10 years old while in the library. (The library is unable to provide masks for the public.)
Services Unavailable at This Time:
No study rooms or meeting rooms
No after school, in-person programs, and no afterschool snacks provided If library behavior is not in accordance with these guidelines, students will be asked to leave for the day or possibly receive suspensions for multiple infractions.