October Home School Bulletin

Leipsic Elementary School



Important Dates

 Oct. 2 Picture Day for the elementary students
 Oct. 2-4 IOWA Testing for our 4th grade students
 Oct 4-11 Scholastic Book Fair
 Oct. 4 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-8:30
 Oct 5. No School Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-5:15
 Oct 6. No School
 Oct 10 Kindergarten students will be visiting the Fire Department
 Oct 11 Vision Screening for students in grades K, 1, 3 and 5
 Oct 13 Volunteers from our town fire department will be providing students in grades K-3 the opportunity to go through the Smokehouse.  We would like to thank these brave men and women for taking the time out of their busy day to    help teach our young people some valuable lessons.
 Oct 16,17 Personal Safety Program for students in grades 1, 3 and 5
 Oct 20 End of the first grading period
 Oct 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
 Oct 27 Elementary Fall Costume Parade at 1:30pm in the Jr. High Gym

Remember that the school day for the elementary starts at 8:05 and ends at 3:05. If your child is tardy you must come into the office to sign them in.  If your child is returning from a medical appointment we ask that you come into the building to sign them in.

The weather is going to start to cool down.  Make sure your child has some kind of coat or jacket with them each day. 

I would like to bring to your attention changes in the attendance policies of Leipsic Elementary School.  These changes are mandated by the state of Ohio H.B. 410 and affect all public schools in the state of Ohio.  Schools in Ohio are now recording the number of HOURS (not days) that a student is absent or tardy to school.

The new state law defines excessive absence and truancy:

Excessive absence: a student misses 38 or more hours of school in a single month, or 65 or more hours in one school year, with or without a legitimate excuse.

-School sends letter home

-Copy of letter sent to Truancy/Probation Officer

-School may or may not develop a truancy intervention team/plan

-Warning letter sent to parent/guardian/custodian from the Truancy/Probation Officer

-Possible home visit or call from Truancy/Probation Officer

-Parents may be required to attend parental involvement programs

Habitual Truant: a student is absent from school without a legitimate excuse for 30 or more consecutive hours, 42 or more hours in one school month, or 72 or more hours in a school year.

-Filing of complaint with Juvenile Court by Truancy/Probation Officer.  Complaints will be filed jointly against the child and the parent, guardian or custodian.

Keep bringing in those Boxtops!!