Please see the latest information from Mrs. Kochanek regarding the upcoming schedule and device pick-up for Buckeye Primary School.




Below you will find the link which will enable you to access lessons and assignments for your child to complete beginning the week of March 30th.  Please remember to check our website often for updates.  We look forward to seeing everyone when our school reopens.

Buckeye Primary School Online Learning Activities




News of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is everywhere and many parents are wondering how to discuss this with their children.  Hearing the information from you is an opportunity to help your child feel informed without frightening them.  The below parent resources offer helpful information to give you guidelines for appropriate conversations with your child: 


Parents/Guardians, please see this informational letter from our Counselors for those students that are currently receiving support services.



Thank you to everyone that participated in our St. Jude Math-A-Thon fundraiser.  Buckeye Primary School raised an incredible amount of $17,943.00.  This astonishing contribution from Buckeye families will definitely help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to fight childhood cancer!



Buckeye Primary School will be selling pretzels for our Spring Fundraiser.  Opt-out forms will be coming home on Friday, February 21st that need to be completed and turned in by Wednesday, February 26th if you do not want your child to participate.  All past due fees must be paid in order for your child to participate.  Pretzels will be sent home with students on Wednesday, March 4th. You may sell multiple boxes of pretzels, however we must receive payment for first box prior to giving a second box.  Also, we will need either a permission slip or note from parent requesting another box of pretzels. Please make checks payable to:  Buckeye Primary School.  All pretzel fundraiser money will be due when students return to school.  We cannot accept opened boxes of pretzels that are returned.






Colds, flu, fever and other contagious diseases are a serious issue in a school environment because they can spread so rapidly.  Parents, please keep your child home if they have a fever or are showing symptoms of an illness.  A child needs to be fever, diarrhea and vomit free for 24 hours before they can return to school.  Also, if they have tested positive for strep, they need to be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before they can return.  Thank you for adhering to our policy




"Right at School" Buckeye Latchkey Program for the 2020-2021 School Year

Next year Buckeye Local Schools will be offering before and/or after school care for students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade here at the Elementary School.  There will be an informational parent meeting on Thursday, February 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Buckeye Elementary Cafeteria.  Please click here for additional information regarding schedules and curriculum.  You can also visit "Right at School's" website to register and sign up to receive news and information about upcoming events.


Due to our current school district closure, kindergarten screening will be postponed.  More information regarding the kindergarten screening/registration will be posted in the future.


Students who will be five years of age by August 1, 2020 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Registration is only required for those students who are not currently enrolled in the Buckeye Preschool Program. To register your child for the 2020-2021 kindergarten program, please click here to begin the online registration process.  After you complete the online application, you will be promted to set up an appointment with our Registrar.  PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.  We will have you bring all necessary registration documents with you to the screening appointment.  Please click on the "kindergarten information" link in the column to the right to see what documents are needed for registration as well as additional information about screening.


There will also be an opportunity at your screening appointment to sign your child up for the Safety Town Program that is offered here at Buckeye Primary School the first week in June.  Cost for Safety Town will be $45.00.  You may pay with cash or check made payable to:  Buckeye Local School District. We will not be taking applications or payment for Safety Town prior to Kindergarten Screening/Registration.




The delayed start days give our teachers an opportunity to focus on activities and expectations that are aligned to district goals and our Strategic Plan.  School start times and bus schedules are delayed by exactly two hours.  These are the late arrival dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Wednesday, September 18th
  • Wednesday, October 9th
  • Wednesday, November 13th
  • Wednesday, January 15th
  • Wednesday, February 12th
  • Wednesday, March 11th
  • Wednesday, May 13th




March 30th ......................................Online learning begins (students are to remain at home)

May 1st.............................................Tentative date for students and staff to return to school

May 13th...........................................Late Arrival Day

May 28th...........................................End of 4th quarter/ last day for students

June 5th............................................Report cards will be sent home (all unpaid fees must be paid)




Kindergarten supply list

First grade supply list

Second grade supply list

Third grade supply list



The following situations require a new transportation request form to be completed for your child:

  • Your child is a preschool student moving up to kindergarten
  • You have moved to a new residence (Proof of residency must be submitted to the school office or to Jill Besida at the                Board Office.)
  • You are new to the District
  • You have made changes to your child's babysitter/daycare provider

The transportation request form must be completed by July 19, 2019 to guarantee transportation at the beginning of the school year.



New Student Link

Returning Student Link

Your username is your student ID (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY). Please make sure to include the backslashes. 



School fees for grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade are $50.00.  You may send this in with your child or pay online via "".  If you pay with a check, please make it payable to "Buckeye Primary School". (All fees must be paid in order for report card to be sent home with your child.)


Lunch cost is $3.00; milk is $0.45.  


Message from Food Service



If you plan on picking your child up after school, please send a note in with your child so their teacher and office staff are aware.  The car rider placard's purpose is to help our staff identify which car the child is to get into - we still need to receive communication from you that your child will be picked up.  If you are picking your child up on a permanent basis, we will accept a note covering the entire school year or a specific time period.



Per Board policy, photos of students within the classroom are not to be taken without the permission of the teacher.  In addition to this policy, we request that photos not be published on any social media website.



Reporting your child's absence

Absences for students in the Primary Building can be reported by calling 330-722-8257 ext. 9203.  If your child is sick or has an appointment, we ask that you call to report this by 9:30 AM. 



Primary Office Staff
Name E-Mail Title Extension
Dawn Kochanek dkochanek(at) Principal 4142
Vicki Ludwig vludwig(at) Guidance Counselor 4144
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at) School Psychologist 4124
Cheryl Bartko cbartko(at) Secretary 4137
Sara Williamson swilliamson(at) Secretary 4139
Renee Sandy rsandy(at) Secretary 4143
Primary School Fax 330-723-0651