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Preble Shawnee

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  • 124 Bloomfield St
    Camden, Ohio 45311
  • P 937.452.1283
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Important Message to Parents
 
Important Communication to Arrow Families
September 11, 2020
 
IMPORTANT LETTER FOR PARENTS
This message is from the Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board and was sent to all Preble County Schools to share with parents.
It has come to our attention that a disturbing video showing a suicide in progress is being circulated across social media platforms, primarily TikTok. If possible, please limit your children’s access to social media until companies can remove the video from their platforms. The video features a middle-aged white man with a beard and glasses sitting at a desk. If you see this, turn off or pause the video IMMEDIATELY. The suicide video can be hidden in the middle of an unrelated video, so it is possible that your child may unwittingly be exposed while exploring the site. Therefore, it is our recommendation to limit access to all social media, including YouTube, for the time being. If you suspect your child has seen the video or is experiencing the after-effects of exposure to a traumatic event, please contact a mental health specialist for follow-up care. A full listing of Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board’s contract care providers is available at www.pcmhrb.org. For immediate mental health support, contact Preble County LOCAL 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-866-532-3097, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741-741. 
 
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Beginning Monday, September 14th, all Preble Shawnee students’ breakfast and lunches will be FREE through December (or until federal dollars run out, which don’t anticipate). This legislation was recently passed to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is nothing for families to do. When a student goes through the serving line, we will document the meal on a tally sheet. If the student would like to purchase additional items (i.e. drinks, cookies, etc.), they may still do so. We do need for families to still complete the federal Free/Reduced Lunch application. When this program ends in December, we need those families to be in our system so there is no break in assistance. 
 
FACE COVERINGS
The students and staff have done an amazing job with our current COVID-19 reality. Kids are wearing face coverings, washing their hands and using sanitizer, and keeping distance from each other. If students are six feet or more apart, they can have a face-covering break. We are encouraging our staff to provide as many breaks as possible throughout the school day. We do have desk barriers in classrooms. This does provide the opportunity for breaks, depending on the activity. For example, if Teacher A is doing an activity where there is a lot of speaking and interacting where the kids would be less likely to have their faces not forward and possibly interacting with a neighbor, that would not be a good situation where the kids should have their mask off. However, if they are doing work at their desk that doesn’t involve interaction and speaking, that would be a good time for a break. In secondary classrooms, class sizes are low in some classes where masks could be off the entire period if they stayed seated. However, with larger class sizes, that proves difficult. If the secondary students are having difficulty getting in face-covering breaks, a solution may be to purchase desk barriers. We will gather data from our staff to see the best course of action. 
 
BUS RIDERS
Due to COVID-19 procedures around seating charts, contact tracing, and spacing on school buses, we are permitting up to two pick up and two drop off locations. These locations must have prior approval by Transportation Supervisor Kitty Line. Students will not be permitted to ride home with friends. We must adhere strictly to the bus seating chart developed for each route. 
 
REMOTE AND IN-PERSON SCHEDULE CHANGES
The first week of school has been a great success. The remote classes are in full swing and the classrooms and hallways are filled with kids. It is great to be back. We have had several families change their original selection of either remote or in-person learning. Due to class sizes filling up on both remote learning and in-person classrooms, we need to place a deadline on requests. Monday, September 14th will be the last day to make a request to change selections. Even with the request, principals will need to check class sizes to see if it is possible. We will work with families the best we can. If you remember when selecting Option 1 or Option 2, the selection was a semester commitment. Several weeks before the end of the semester, we will reach out to families to see if they would like to change their selection for the second semester. 
 
FINAL FORMS
If you have not received your email from Final Forms to create your account, please email your building secretary at addresses/numbers below. 
Jenny Foxbower  Grades K-3 Secretary; 937-452-1204 ext. 3001; foxbowerj@psarrows.com
Betty Marr  Grades 4-6 Secretary; 937-787-3541 ext. 4001; marrb@psarrows.com 
Velma Moore  Grades 7-12 Secretary; 937-787-3541 ext. 2001; moorev@psarrows.com 
 
 
 
Daily Health Assessment
We are very excited that school begins this Tuesday, September 8th. To help prepare for school each morning, we are mailing home a Daily Health Assessment resource that should be completed. The printed copy is for your information and does not need to be turned in to school. Please contact the school nurse if you have questions regarding this daily assessment resource.  

 
Bus Routes 2020-21
Please click on the link below for bus numbers, routes, and time estimates. Due to the number of students and families selecting remote learning and the relocation of our 5th and 6th graders to the Jr/Sr High School, the route time may be impacted. Elementary times will be slightly different than in past years. Please be patient as we work through who is riding the bus this school year versus being a car rider. Parents of Kindergarten students and students new to the district are encouraged to contact the transportation office 
Families new to the district can contact the Transportation Department for times 937-787-3541 ext. 2030.  

Transportation for group pick up are as follows....
5th & 6th Graders Camden Primary 8:20 am Buses 15 & 18 on Bloomfield Street in front of the school
5th & 6th Graders Laundry Mat 8:20 am
5th & 6th Graders Carwash/Subdivision 8:20 am
5th & 6th Graders West Elkton School Building  8:25 am

FACE COVERINGS are REQUIRED on the bus!
 
New Online Forms
We are very excited to announce that Preble Shawnee Schools has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service that will be replacing paper forms. FinalForms allows parents of new students to enroll their children online. It also allows parents of current students to complete and sign back-to-school and athletic participation forms online. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.
 
YOU MUST SET UP/CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT THROUGH THE LINK IN THE EMAIL YOU RECEIVE. Please click on the link to create an account. Once that is complete, you can begin working on your required back-to-school forms. You may review your data at any time to verify that it is current for the 2020-21 school year. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update. If you are a parent/guardian of a current student, please DO NOT attempt to create a new account.
 
If parents have not received an email directly from FinalForms, visit https://forms.gle/xUdi1sTWq19vssib6 and provide the requested information, contact the school at the number or email address below.

Grades K-3 Secretary; Jenny Foxbower; 937-452-1204 ext. 3001; foxbowerj@psarrows.com
Grades 4-6 Secretary; Betty Marr; 937-787-3541 ext. 4001; marrb@psarrows.com 
Grades 7-12 Secretary; Velma Moore; 937-787-3541 ext. 2001; moorev@psarrows.com 



 
District Office New Location
The District Office has moved to the Jr/Sr High School facility, 5495 Somers Gratis Road. We are located in the rear modular unit on the northwest corner of the building. Please enter Door 14 for the Superintendent, Treasurer, EMIS, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, and Curriculum Services.  

Central Enrollment and the Special Education Office is now located at 124 Bloomfield Street in Camden at the former board office. This will house our two preschool classrooms along with other staff. 

District Office
937-452-1283


 
 


UPCOMING EVENTS
 
October 8th
Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., First Floor Media Center
Enter Door 12

November 12th 
Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., First Floor Media Center
Enter Door 12
 
 
 
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