Little Bucks Preschool 

A 5-Star Rated Preschool Program by the Ohio Department of Education

 


 

SUMMER HOURS FOR THE INTERMEDIATE OFFICE 

The office hours for the summer are as follows: Thursday, May 27 from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. Friday, May 28 - Friday, June 4 from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm. We are CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 31. The offices will be closed June 7 - August 2. The offices will reopen Tuesday, August 3. Office hours will be 7:30 am - 2:00 pm until the first day of school, Wednesday, August 18. On the first day of school, we will resume normal office hours of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Email will be checked intermittently, so if you have a question, please contact kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org.

For immediate assistance: Mrs. Vicki Calvin x 1001 or vcalvin(at)buckeyeschools.org.

Preschool questions: Mrs. Tracy Taylor x 1005 or ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org

Enroll a new student(s): Mrs. Jill Besida x 1002 or jbesida(at)buckeyeschools.org

Transportation: Mrs. Karen Galdun x 1020 or kgaldun(at)buckeyeschools.org

 



PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION AND SCREENING 

Preschool screening for the 2021-2022 school year has now been completed.  If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email Tracy Taylor at ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org.  

 


 

PRESCHOOL FORMS 

Child Medical Statement

Dental Medical Examination

Facebook Information 

Green vs. Red Choices

Healthy Mouth, Health Child

Preschool Development Fine and Visual Motor Skills 

 


 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR 

IF YOU HAVE NO TRANSPORTATION CHANGES YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING. YOUR STUDENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENROLLED FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

ALL ONLINE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 21, 2021 TO GUARANTEE TRANSPORTATION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. A PAPER FORM CAN BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.

IF YOU HAVE MOVED TO A NEW RESIDENCE, A PROOF OF RESIDENCY MUST BE PROVIDED TO JILL BESIDA (JBESIDA(at)BUCKEYESCHOOLS.ORG OR 330-722-7257 X 1001) BEFORE YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM.

Please complete an ONLINE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM for the 2021-22 school year IF:

● Your student is returning to in person school instruction from Virtual Learning.

● Your student is advancing from Preschool to Kindergarten.

● Your babysitter or daycare has changed location.

● If you had transportation for the 2020-2021 school year, but do not want it for the 2021-2022 school year.

Information regarding bus routes for the upcoming school year will be sent via email on August 16, 2021 to all registered bus students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Any changes requested after the emails go out will not be made until the 1st week of the school year. Parents will be responsible for transportation until then.

Please direct all questions to the Support Services Office, Mrs. Karen Galdun kgaldun(at)buckeyeschools.org or 330-722-8257, Ext 1019 or Mrs. Judy Eblen jeblen(at)buckeyeschools.org or 330-722-8257, Ext 1020.

 


Preschool Supply List 2021-22.pdf


 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM - JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2021 

Summer Reading Program (Preschool) 

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MEDINA COUNTY VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY 

Parents of K-8 Students (students going into Kindergarten): 

We have collaborated with the other Medina County Schools and the Educational Service Center of Medina County to offer a remote learning option for the 2021-22 school year. If you have a student in grades K-8 and you are interested in an online learning option that allows your child to remain a Buckeye Local Schools student, this will be the only option for next school year.  

The ESC of Medina County Virtual Learning Academy will provide remote instruction from Medina County teachers with daily asynchronous sessions and a robust curriculum that includes high quality digital resources and print materials to be used at home. 

The ESC of Medina County will need a sufficient level of interest from local parents and students to proceed with planning for next year.  A confirmed enrollment of at least 20 students per grade level from across the county is needed by May 26. Early registration will ensure your student’s enrollment in the program. Later registration will be available as space permits.   If you have decided that your child will learn remotely in 2021-22, please consider registering early with the ESC of Medina County for next year.

Virtual Academy Flyer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KsaXMsHHfmNw7eCFN25LzS_zmpMiGqdJzSWCPD5BAtM/edit?usp=sharing

Parent Agreement and Student Contract

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TBXsCJ-4mitPjsMSo9DivhMeT5ek6iHPHzjPRmwUH5Y/edit?usp=sharing

 


 

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. The final day for meal bags will be May 20. Thank you for your continued support of the Buckeye Food Service program.  

 


 

NO VISITORS PERMITTED INSIDE BUCKEYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter the Buckeye Elementary school building, 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. 

 


 

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. 

 


 

The Little Bucks Preschool meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday. There are no Preschool classes on FRIDAY

MONDAY - THURSDAY

AM CLASSES - 8:35 AM - 11:20 AM 

PM CLASSES - 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM 

Preschool Unscheduled (SNOW DAY) Two Hour Delay Times 

AM CLASSES - 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM CLASSES - 1:40 PM - 3:25 PM

In the event of an unscheduled 2 hour delay from school (SNOW DAY) AM Preschool WILL attend. 

 


 

PRESCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS 

Select the link HERE for your Preschool Supply List. 

 


 

LITTLE BUCKS PRESCHOOL TUITION 

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(at)buckeyeschools.org or at x 4339. 

 


 

ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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 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. 

 


 

STUDENT ABSENCES

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 an email to report a student's absence. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.

 


 

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
 

The philosophy of Buckeye Local Schools Preschool is based on meeting the individual, developmental needs of all children with and without special needs. The developmental preschool seeks to provide an environment that encourages all children to explore, ask questions, and learn things that he/she needs and wants to know about their world.

Our preschool program follows the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The curriculum provides a balance of child-centered and teacher-facilitated activities that encourage children to investigate, manipulate, and experiment as they construct their own knowledge.

The preschool curriculum provides the foundation for future academic success by: building upon previous knowledge and skills; aligning with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards; and by providing individualized and integrated approaches to assessment, curriculum and instruction. The curriculum addresses key areas of child development including aesthetic and artistic development, emotional and social development, intellectual development, physical development, and well being and development of responsibility.

 


 

LITTLE BUCKS PRESCHOOL STAFF

Name E-Mail Title Extension
Mr. Brendan Zepp bzepp(at)buckeyeschools.org Director of Special Education 1004
Mrs. Taylor ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary, Special Education 1005
Mrs. Heinle wheinle(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Teacher  4322
Mrs. Iorfida jiorfida(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Teacher  4320
Mrs. Rogers  lrogers(at)buckeyeschools.org  Preschool Teacher  4321
Mrs. Fike jfike(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4322
Mrs. Savich  jsavich(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4321
Mrs. Young kyoung(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4320
Ms. Moore kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Tuition Payments  4339
       
       
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