PRIMARY NEWS

 


DRIVE-THRU STUDENT SEND OFF CELEBRATION

 Buckeye Primary and Intermediate Staff cordially invite your family to attend our first ever DriveThru Student Send Off Celebration!   

This will take place at the Buckeye Primary and Intermediate Parking Lot on    May 28th at 5:00 pm.

We can't wait to see you there! 

 


 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MRS. KOCHANEK

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

 


 

ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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

 

 


 
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

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.

 


 
PRETZEL FUNDRAISER
 Due to the mandated school closure, many of you have not been able to turn in your payment for our Spring Pretzel Fundraiser.  Our partners at Diamond Fundraising have assisted us with a payment solution which will enable us to complete this fundraiser.  
 
Please visit https://www.diamondfundraising.com/buckeye/ to submit payment.  Please do not bring or send money to the school as we are unable to accept it at this time.
 
Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Bartko at cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org.
 
More information will be coming in the future regarding prizes that have been earned.

 

We cannot accept opened boxes of pretzels that are returned.

 

 


 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the elementary school yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year will not be delivered until the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

 


 
KINDERGARTEN ZOO FIELD TRIP

For those parents that already paid for this field trip, please know that the $7 will be credited to your child's school fees for the 2020-2021 school year.

 


STUDENT ILLNESS

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.

 


KINDERGARTEN SCREENING/REGISTRATION

Unfortunately, due to the mandated school closure until the end of this school year, our kindergarten screening has been cancelled.  If you have not already completed the online registration for your child to attend in the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to finalize this through our new student registration link.  We will also need to have you send us the below registration documents.

***ONLINE REGISTRATION AND THE TURNING IN OF DOCUMENTS DOES NOT APPLY TO STUDENTS WHO WERE ATTENDING THE LITTLE BUCKS PRESCHOOL FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR***

The below documentation can be scanned to cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org or you may send hard copies to Buckeye Primary School, 3180 Columbia Rd., Medina, OH  44256, ATTN:  Cheryl Bartko.

Registration documents needed:

1) Photo identification of parent/legal guardian registering student. Acceptable forms of photo identification would be a state-issued driver's license, U.S. passport, or U.S. Military I.D.

2) Student’s Birth Certificate. The certificate has to be issued by the Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics. A certificate issued by the hospital can not be accepted.

3) Student’s complete immunization record.

4) Proof of Residency:  Acceptable proofs of residency include: a lease or mortgage agreement; a utility bill that is directly linked to your residence such as gas, water or electric (we cannot accept cell phone or cable bills); a homeowner's insurance policy bill or a tax bill from the Medina County Auditor's Office.  If you do not lease or own the residence, you will need to complete a residency affidavit. This will need to be completed by the parent/guardian and owner of the property, must be notarized and submitted with a proof of residency which will include the owner's name and address.  For a residency affidavit form, please click HERE.

5) Proof of Custody. If the student is not living with both natural or adoptive parents, a certificated copy of the most current court order establishing custody or guardianship from a Domestic Relations, Probate, or Juvenile Court or any other Court of competent jurisdiction which has issued an order regarding the custody of the child(ren) being registered is required.

6) Also, we will need to have the following medical forms completed and turned in prior to the beginning of school in August 2020.  Forms that will need to be turned in include the health history form, the physical examination form and the oral assessment form.

*If you are registering your child to attend at Buckeye Local Schools but do not live in our district, you will also  need to complete an open enrollment application.

 

WHO CAN REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN?                                                                                                                                              Kindergarten registration is available for any student who will be 5 years of age (or older) by August 1, 2020.  

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Cheryl Bartko at cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org.

 


 

SAFETY TOWN

The Safery Town Program for our incoming kindergarten students has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

 

 


 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:

 

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

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

 

 


 
SUPPLY LISTS

Kindergarten supply list

First grade supply list

Second grade supply list

Third grade supply list

 


 
TRANSPORTATION: 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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 1, 2020 to guarantee transportation at the beginning of the school year.

 


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 in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY). Please make sure to include the backslashes. 

 


SCHOOL/LUNCH FEES

School fees for grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade are $50.00.  You may send this in with your child or pay online via "PayForIt.net".  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

 


IMPORTANT CAR RIDER INFORMATION:

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.

 


REMINDER TO PARENTS AND VISITORS:

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)buckeyeschools.org Principal 4142
Vicki Ludwig vludwig(at)buckeyeschools.org Guidance Counselor 4144
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at)buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4124
Cheryl Bartko cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4137
Sara Williamson swilliamson(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4139
Renee Sandy rsandy(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4143
       
Primary School Fax 330-723-0651      
0