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Bogan Enews 2/11/21

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Bogan Elementary Weekly E-News

February 11, 2021


School News and Information

Happy Thursday, thank you for being flexible this week!  I think we will have a roller coaster of weather next week too!  As Dr. Theroux has shared, please have your plan, “B” ready for next week.


Please remember there is no school for students on Friday, February 12, 2021, and Monday, February 15, 2021. February 12th is a teacher professional development day and February 15th is in observance of Presidents Day.  Also in case you missed previous messages, Talawanda School District will close our schools on Thursday, February 25, 2021 for the 2nd dose of Covid Vaccinations.  The Talawanda School District will close schools on this day and it will be an asynchronous learning day where teachers will assign work to be completed independently on this day.  


Bogan Fundraiser

Our Bogan Dance Fit will kick off on February 22nd. Our goal is to strengthen our school community by having fun, inspiring our students to live with character, and to raise funds to improve the Bogan Playground. Instead of running laps this year, students will dance and exercise for 35 minutes to fun, choreographed dances and group fitness exercises! 

Learn more about how this works here:

Key DanceFit dates to remember: 


  • Donating Opens - 2/8 Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!
  • Kick Off - 2/22 
  • Event Day - 3/5


Thank you for supporting Bogan through the Dance Fit fundraiser.


Cold Weather Reminder

Low Temperatures and snow are predicted for the weekend and next week.  Student safety is very important, and we want to remind parents to check the weather, and to make sure students are dressed warm.  During very low temperatures  coats, hats, and gloves are needed. 

TSD makes decisions regarding school delays and inclement weather on a case by case basis, and we track the weather and road conditions frequently.  We want to make sure everyone is prepared for the weather we will experience during the next few weeks for the safety and well being of all of our students and staff.

Thank you and be safe!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Hero Squad- Mr. Mitchell

We kicked off our fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with our classes that had PE this week!  Your student should bring home a copy of this letter when they have PE this month.  Something different this year is that the fundraiser will be completely online.  Students will not be bringing money or collection envelopes into school.  Families who choose to participate can create an online account and submit donations through their website!

Instructions on how to set up the website are in the attached letter!

Thank you for your support!


Picture Day

School Pictures will be on March 16, 2021.  You will receive information soon.  You may also go to to register to get reminders and view picture packages.  Yearbooks will include these pictures but yearbooks will not be delivered until fall of 2021.  5th Graders (6th graders by then!) will get their yearbooks at TMS.


Goggin Ice Arena Valentines Skate

Goggin Valentines TSD


Talawanda Brave Softball Youth Clinic (Grades K-6)

March 6 & 7.  Information Here: Talawanda Brave Softball Youth Clinic (Grades K-6)


Covid Protocols

It is important for all of us to continue to be vigilant in taking precautionary measures in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 or the need for widespread quarantines.


If anyone in your household is being tested for Covid-19 and you are waiting for results, you must keep all of your children at home until you receive the results.  When you receive the results please contact our school nurse and she can provide you with further information.  


If anyone in your household is experiencing any of the following symptoms:  Cough, Shortness of Breath, or NEW loss of taste and/or smell, please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  


If anyone in your household has two (2) or more of the following symptoms please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  

  • Chills/fever
  • Congestion (nasal or sinus)/Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Sore throat


Kindergarten Registration for 21-22 School Year

The Talawanda School District is currently taking calls for Kindergarten Registration for the 21-22 school year.  Please contact the elementary school for your area.  If you are unsure of which elementary school your child will attend each of our schools will help you get to the correct school.  When you call we will take down some information and then will email you a packet of information and a link to our online registration forms.  Please be sure to have an active email address.  






Talawanda School District Preschool Program Enrollment

The Talawanda School District operates an am and pm preschool classroom at all three elementary school buildings. Classes run Monday thru Thursday. Am class time is  9:30-12:30 and pm class time is 1:15 - 4:15. A snack is provided each day to students. Transportation to and from preschool is not provided by the school district.  Licensed by the State of Ohio, each classroom serves up to 16 students (8 students identified with a disability and 8 typical students). Each classroom is staffed by a licensed preschool teacher and two educational assistants. Preschool tuition is $280 a month due on the first of each month. (Tuition assistance is available to those that qualify.)

Application Process for Preschool  

  • Given the high interest in Talawanda’s preschool program, access to the program by tuition-paying families is conducted through a lottery system and subsequent waitlist maintained by the Preschool Coordinator.  Students currently enrolled in the Talawanda preschool program will be given priority registration.
  • During the scheduled lottery selection times, student names will be drawn to fill openings created by preschoolers leaving the program.  After all openings are filled, student names will continue to be drawn in order to create a waitlist.  These lists will be used the rest of the school year to identify preschoolers to fill preschool spots that open up during the year.

To qualify for a preschool tuition spot:

  • The family must be a resident of the Talawanda School District
  • The child must be age three by 8/1/2021.
  • The child must be toilet trained at entrance date.
  • The completed enrollment packet and first month’s tuition payment must be submitted by April 30, 2021.
  • Agree to make payments by date due or risk losing the tuition spot afforded their child. Costs include monthly tuition, school fee, and snack fee.

To fill out an application click here. Or you may pick up a hard copy at Central Registration - 909 S. Main Street (located behind SDS). 

Questions regarding this procedure may be directed to Savannah Mayer at Central Registration -  513-273-3121.


Elementary Lunch Menu


Question, Persuade, Refer Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training is an effective training that will prepare the participants to get someone in a mental health crisis to help.  This training is intended for adults.  Free to the public.  Information: QPRTrainings.pdf


Updated Guidelines

Many of you heard the Governor’s recommendation that whole class quarantines may not be required if masking and other appropriate protocols were followed.  We need to make one change in order to follow these new guidelines - mask breaks within the classroom will no longer be allowed.  Students will be expected to wear their mask at all times except when actively eating/drinking at lunch or during scheduled snack/water breaks in the classroom.  During lunch and snack/water breaks, students will continue staying in their assigned seat so that contact tracing can occur.  Since students are not wearing masks during these times, we will need to quarantine students who sit within 6 feet of any positive case of Covid-19.  This will result in more individual quarantines versus whole class quarantines - each situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis when deciding individual versus whole class quarantine.  When individual students are quarantined, teachers will follow the following guidelines for supplying work to students:

  • Teachers will post student work in Google Classroom or SeeSaw.  Hard copies of materials may also be made available for pickup or drop off.  
  • Teachers will provide a check-in on Wednesdays during the early release time for quarantined students via Zoom.
  • Teachers may or may not be able to provide a Zoom link for quarantined students to join a live classroom depending on the classroom setting. 
  • Intervention Specialists and related services staff will provide a Zoom link and provide their SDI during their current "live instruction" time for quarantined students. By law, this is mandatory. 
  • If an entire class is quarantined, the teacher will then provide live instruction via Zoom for the days everyone is in quarantine. 


Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


If your child is a Face to Face student and is sent home and quarantined, we are providing materials to work on from home.  Please continue to check SeeSaw (grades K&1) and Google Classroom(2-5) for work.  Teachers may also send hard copies of materials home.  Our school social worker or principal can bring materials to your house and drop them at the door.  Please also look for emails from your child’s teacher.


If your child is quarantined and you are not receiving any work or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Winslow.


TSD Travel Advisory Rules- Effective 12/8/2020


Effective Immediately, Talawanda School District will implement self quarantining for 14 days for any student or staff member that travels to a hotspot state.  Per the NEW CDC Guidelines, a person who does not demonstrate any Covid-19 symptoms AND who can provide the district with a negative Covid-19 test result on days 5, 6, or 7 of the quarantine, may be permitted to return to school or work earlier.  In addition, the school or work environment must meet the requirement that the person will have 6 feet of social distance from other staff and students throughout the work and school day.


The Ohio Health Department & the Butler County Health Department recommend that people self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning from a state that is listed as a hotspot for Covid-19.  A hotspot is a state that is reporting positive Covid-19 rates of 15% or higher.  Please see the link to the map, as the states listed can change.

Travel Advisory States from ODH


Food Distribution Plan for those who are remote learning or in self-isolation

See information here: Food Distribution Program


PUSH (People United for Self Help)

PUSH has funding for furnace and water heater repairs or replacements. Grants are available to low-income, homeowners in the Talawanda School District for critical and emergency home repairs. Call Jeanne or Sabrina at 513-523-8100 for more information


Masks Are Mandatory at School

Here is a video in case you or your child has questions about masks.  Staff will help students with their masks.  Students who refuse to wear a mask properly may be moved to the online learning platform.  Thanks for your support.


Elementary Schedule

Students 9:30 - 4:15 (Dismissal begins at 3:55)

Early Dismissal Wednesday 9:30-3:30 (Dismissal begins at 3:15)


TSD Pandemic Plan

Talawanda School District School Reopening Guidelines 2020-21 School Year


Information about Ohio’s Connectivity Champions

Information here: Ohio’s Connectivity Champions


Talawanda Board of Education Public Participation Policy

Have a great weekend!

Jeff Winslow




February 1-19- Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

February 5 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

February 12- Teacher Professional Day- No School

February 15 - President’s Day- No School

February 19 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

February 25 - No School, Staff Covid Vaccination Day

March 5 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

March 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School

March 16- Conferences

March 16- Spring Pictures

March 18- Conferences

March 19 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

March 22 - 26- Spring Break - No School

April 2 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

April 16 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

April 30 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 4- Election Day- No School

May 7 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 21 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day