"Welcome Back family and friends"
New Riegel Family and Friends,
Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year. While everyone has been on summer break we have completed our yearly summer cleaning of the building along with maintenance updates. Thank you goes out to our summer adult and student cleaners along with our maintenance staff members Keith Piper and Mark Theis. The crew did an awesome job getting the building ready for our students!
The district has recently closed out the roof renovation project which totaled $4.7 million in costs. You will see our local landscaper Zoeller Lawn on property for the next year taking care of the final phase of the project. We will have an eight month walk through this fall with the general contractor which will finalize the process of our building renovation. The roof and systems supporting it have a 20-year warranty, much longer than our original building project.
You might have read recently the article in the Advertiser – Tribune regarding the Supreme Court Case. The case has been remanded back to the Third District court of appeals to make additional rulings on the case. This is still an active case and I will update everyone as soon as we receive word from the courts. You can check out the summary so far at http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov.
We will continue the use of our One Call System this year for emergency alerts and utilize the district's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to provide the public with information regarding student activities of the district.
This year will be our second year using the Final Forms student registration system. Each parent will be required to REVIEW all the back to school paperwork and handbook acknowledgements in the Final Forms system. Hopefully, you will see the convenience to using this system to replace our old paperwork system. The link to Final Forms is on our website to assist parents in updating records. For families needing extra assistance or use of a computer, please contact the 5-12 or K-4 offices. We are excited to continue to use this more efficient way to get the back to school paperwork completed.
New items for 2019-2020 school year include our new S.E.A.L positive behavior program for grades 4, 5 and 6. We also will be having a clinical counselor at the school for students through the generosity of a grant provided by the Seneca-Wyandot Mental Health Board. Students in grades K-3 will continue with the highly successful S.A.I.L program our fantastic elementary staff put together last year for students and be on the lookout for updated weekly announcements by our students.
I look forward to working with all of you to make this a fantastic school year!
ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE INFORMATION IN FINAL FORMS EVERY SCHOOL YEAR. Please log on to https://newriegel-oh.finalforms.com to ensure your child’s paperwork is up to date before the start of the new school year. The link is on the front page of the school website at www.newrigelschools.org. Contact the K-4 office secretary Joann Gabel at 419-595-2265 or the 5-12 office secretary Katelyn Puchta at 419-595-2256 for assistance.