Little Bucks Preschool 

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

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


AM CLASSES - 8:35 AM - 11:20 AM 

PM CLASSES - 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM 

Preschool Monthly Scheduled Late Arrival Times 

WEDNESDAY - March 11, May 13

AM CLASSES - 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM CLASSES - 1:40 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. 



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Preschool Screenings have been cancelled for March 13 and March 20. Parents will be notified at a later date concerning rescheduling. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Taylor ttaylor(at)




No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter buildings until further notice. If you must come to the Intermediate School, please come to the main door to communicate through the security system. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation together. Please continue to watch this page for any additional updates. 




If your student receives a box in error, please return it to the school UNOPENED and your student will NOT be charged. Fortune Cookies sell for $1 each and there are 60 fortune cookies per kit. $60 is due back to the school APRIL 6. For a list of prizes, please go HERE

PLEASE NOTE: NO PARTIAL BOXES CAN BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL. Please send checks or paper money for payment. All checks should be written to Buckeye Intermediate. 




Our next late arrival school day is WEDNESDAY, MAY 13. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO LATE ARRIVAL DAY IN APRIL. 

School will start two hours later on late arrival dates. If your child rides a Buckeye School bus they will be picked up two hours later than their regular time. School drop off will be 10:20 am for Primary and Intermediate students. School dismissal times will not be affected.

Buckeye Elementary car riders will begin to unload at 10:20 am. The start of school for the Primary, Intermediate and Preschool is 10:35 am.

AM Pre­school hours will be 10:35 ­am arrival and 12:20 pm dismissal. PM Pre­school arrival will be 1:40 ­pm and 3:25 pm dismissal on Late Arrival Days.

All students (except AM Pre­school) will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time. If you have any questions please contact your child’s building.  For the entire late arrival schedule, please go HERE.




The nationally recognized after-school enrichment provider, Right at School, is coming to the Buckeye Local School District!  Starting next fall, Right at School will assume responsibility for before and/or after-school care at Buckeye Elementary School, for our Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students.

For those who wish to participate in the before and/or after-school program, it will be available every day school is in session, from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm. Parents will be able to work with Right at School to create flexible monthly schedules to support families’ busy lives by simply choosing 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.  Drop-in care is also an option. This allows parents to only pay for the days for which care is needed. Right at School may also be available during breaks, non-school days, and summer.

We selected Right At School to provide families flexibility in enrollment options and a comprehensive enrichment curriculum to keep our students engaged while they participate. Students will have a healthy snack, engage in dynamic fitness activities, student-driven projects, team building, leadership development, and have the opportunity to complete homework. The program also features a 10% sibling discount and a 20% discount for free and reduced lunch families.  Registration will be open beginning February 17, 2020.  

Right At School hosted a “Parent Informational Meeting” to provide an overview of their programs, to answer questions, and to interact with you on Thursday, February 6. For more information we encourage you to also visit Right At School’s website HERE. We look forward to enhancing the educational experience of our students and parents through this exciting partnership.




Students who have shown exemplary leadership qualities inside the classroom, as well as, within our school, are selected by their classroom teachers to be recognized and celebrated with a quarterly breakfast. Parents are invited to attend the breakfast with their students.

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Preschool recipients: Connor Underhill, Joshua Smith, and AJ Shaw. 






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 post-marked 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

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 kmoore(at) or at x 4339. 




Our Little Bucks Preschool remaining fees have been adjusted, and there will be no payment due April 1.  Refund for one month tuition will be given for those who have already paid in full.  The final payment of $160 per student is due by May 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Special Education, Mr. Zepp bzepp(at)




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 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. 




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.




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.




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