There will be a Special Board Meeting held on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at the Board Office, 124 Bloomfield Street, Camden, Ohio 45311. The purpose is to employ Roger Ellis in a Retire-Rehire capacity, approve various contracts with vendors, approve the Five-Year Forecast, and an Memorandum of Understanding with the PSLEA. There will be an Executive Session for personnel matters as well. We will stream the Board Meeting via YouTube. The link will be provided at our website immediately prior to the start of the meeting. There will be two Public Participation opportunities via phone. Please call 937-452-1283 and press 1 when prompted to call in when that portion is announced during the meeting. 

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  • 124 Bloomfield St
    Camden, Ohio 45311
  • P 937.452.1283
    F: 937. 452.3926
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COVID-19 Information



Click here for the letter to students and parents 



I wanted to speak to our students and parents about the Remote Learning Assignments and fourth quarter grades. We have provided a safety net for students in grades 7-12 to receive a grade no lower than their first, second, and third quarter average. Students in grades K-6 will receive met or not met expectations. Both are available for students completing work. However, we are seeing cases where no work is being turned in. Students not completing any assignments run the risk of failing the fourth quarter. For grades 7-12, this could potentially impact final grades, credits, and athletic eligibility for the fall. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal if you have yet to complete assignments and let’s finish this school year strong. -Matt Bishop, Superintendent 

Letter to Students and Parents



The following are links to each school buildings Remote Learning Assignments for the month of April. The new assignments will be posted on the afternoon of Monday, May 4th. The paper assignments turned in on May 4th will be picked up by staff members the following week. It is recommended that we leave the papers still for a period of time to make sure they are safe to touch. Once the assignments are graded, they will be reported into ProgressBook. We ask for your patience as we end the school year.

Jr/Sr High School



We will continue to provide breakfast and lunches on Wednesday’s throughout the closure (May 20th will be the final food distribution from Preble Shawnee Schools). The weekly pickup is between 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Jr/Sr High School ONLY. Please drive to the rear of the building along the curb and stop near the courtyard with the steps leading to the second floor. Remain in your vehicle to limit exposure and we will bring the items to you. Please be sure to sign up for the Summer Meal program as pictured below.




As per legislation passed by the Ohio House and Senate and signed by the Governor, there will be no testing for the spring.



Our mental health professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure and to make alternative plans if necessary. Our mental health counselors will be monitoring emails and reaching out to our school families in need. Teletherapy and in-person sessions will be an option for meeting with your school-based therapist. To reach your school mental health provider, you can email the provider directly through www.gebhartcounseling.org website. Find your provider on the “Our Team” page and click on her name to email directly. You can also call Gebhart Counseling at (937) 456-2805 to leave your provider a message. If a student or parent is in crisis, you can reach out to the following local hotlines for assistance: Preble County Crisis Hotline (866) 532-3097 or Crisis Textline #4HOPE to 741741 



All spring sports have been canceled as a result of the closure of school for the rest of the school year. No information regarding fall sports has been communicated.



A revised communication will be available soon. 



Any senior who needs to pass their second semeter classes to qualify for graduation needs to satisfactorily complete the Remote Learning Assignments. Those students who were "at-risk" prior to the closure have been communicated with by the administration and counselors. 



Free or Discounted Internet and WiFi Resources



The DC Trip has been moved to November 3rd through 7th.



Coronavirus Update April 8, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop 

Coronavirus Update March 26, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop 

Blizzard Bag/eLearning Letter to Parents March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update March 17, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop

Coronavirus Update March 15, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop 

Coronavirus Update March 13, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop 

Blizzard Bag/eLearning Letter to Parents March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update March 12, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop 

Coronavirus Update March 11, 2020 from Dr. Matt Bishop

Governor DeWine Coronavirus Letter March 11, 2020  

CDC Coronavirus Guidance 

Preble County Public Health Germs Flyer 

Coronavirus Talking Points for March 10, 2020 

Ohio Department of Health Prevention Flyer 

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus FAQ's 








 School Wellness Policy
Click here for the policy 


Ohio law gives students permission to self-carry asthma inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and diabetes supplies and medications while at school.  Parents/ guardians must submit a written request thru the school office and are required to complete the standard medication permission forms.  A physician's signature authorizing self-care determination is also required. 


Vision and Hearing Screening
Beginning in October, Vision and Hearing Screening will be completed for students in Preschool, Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth, Seventh (vision only), Ninth, and Eleventh (hearing only) grades. 
Referral letters will be mailed to parents of any student who appears to need additional follow-up.
Please contact your child's school office if you have questions or concerns about your child's vision and/ or hearing needs.  Or you may email:  Lori Cottingim, cottingiml@psarrows.com
; Erica Million, millione@psarrows.com; Katy Smith, smithk@psarrows.com. 


Special Diet Considerations
Food Substitutions prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider are made when, in the licensed healthcare providers assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening reactions.  The child's condition would meet the definition of "disability".  Other food intolerances are noted and school staff will assist the child to abide the restriction as possible.  Due to the large number of students eating breakfast and lunch, the limited number of personnel, and the short time frame allowed for meals, school staff cannot strictly monitor for every diet request.  For parents who wish to ensure that non-life threatening dietary restrictions are always followed, it is best for the parent/ guardian to provide all food. 


Mobile Dentist
The Mobile Dentist provides dental care to our students at Camden Primary and West Elkton Intermediate.  Permission forms will be sent home a week or two before the scheduled visit.  For more information about dental care for students at school, click Mobile here. 


Head Lice
Parent awareness and continued head checks at home are the best way to address the spread of head lice in schools.  Please check your child(ren) at least weekly throughout the school year. 
As always, remind your child against sharing personal items such as combs, brushes, hats, scarves, etc.  You may also consider placing coats, hats, scarves, and backpacks in the dryer each day.  Thirty minutes on high heat will kill any live bugs. 
If you suspect your child may have head lice, please contact the school office.  Your child may be checked and other parents in the classroom alerted that their child may have been exposed to head lice.  Also, if your child has head lice and has recently had friends sleep over in your home or your child has gone to other homes for a sleep over, please notify parents so that they are alerted to check their child.  It is a small courtesy that would go a long way towards alleviating the problem for others. 


Bed Bugs
Occasionally bed bugs are found at school.  Actual bed bug infestations in school classrooms are uncommon.  More commonly, a few bed bugs will hitchhike to school from an infested home by hiding in a student's clothing or backpack.  Bed bugs that hitch a ride into school in one student's belongings could be carried home by another student. 
Consider daily inspection of backpacks, lunchboxes, coats and other items that travel back and forth to school. 
Store students' items that travel back and forth to school sealed in plastic containers to prevent potential travel of bed bugs to your home. 
Clothes and coats suspected of being in contact with bed bugs may be dried at the highest dryer heat setting for an additional 30 minutes after the item is dry to kill bed bugs.
Remember:  Bed bugs are not a sign of bad housekeeping or uncleanliness.  

Health Services

Lori Cottingim, RN, MS, LSN
District School Nurse
937-452-1204,  ext. 4 
West Elkton Intermediate
8:05am - 3:30pm
Camden Primary 
Tuesday - Thursday
8:05am - 3:30pm
High School
7:05am -  2:30pm
Erica Million, RN, BSN
West Elkton Clinic Nurse
937-787-4102,  ext. 4
         Camden Primary
          9:00am - 3:30p
West Elkton Intermediate
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00am - 3:30pm
Katy Smith, LPN
High School Clinic Nurse
937-787-3541, ext. 2012 
High School
Monday - Thursday
7:00am -2:30pm
West Elkton Intermediate
9:00am - 3:30pm
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