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Bogan Enews 9/1/2023

Posted on: September 1, 2023

Bogan Enews-9/1/2023

School News and Information

Happy Thursday!  We had another great week at school!  The kindergarten and 1st-grade students are adjusting to the rules and routines and getting into the daily school schedule. 


Don’t forget our schedule:

Friday, September 1, 2023: No school for students (Professional Development Day)

Monday, September 4, 2023: No school for students (Labor Day)

Tuesday, September 5, 2023: No school for students (Data Day)


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s continued flexibility as we streamline our drop off and pick up procedures.  We have made adjustments each day to help speed up the process while still keeping everyone safe!  

AM Drop Off

During drop off, we’ll utilize the two lanes and merge into one just past the first gate.  Our curbside crew will help to expand the length of sidewalk where you can allow your students to unload.  Students should unload from the driver’s side only. Please remain in your vehicle.  If your student needs assistance, a staff member can help.  Once your student has unloaded, you can feel free to carefully pass on the right folks who may be waiting for unloading assistance. Preschool parents, please make sure to pull up close to the front so preschool staff can assist your student.   


On Monday, our PM preschool families ONLY will be parking in the front to pick up their students.  We’ve allocated enough parking spots along the raised median sidewalk for each family--the spots will be labeled.  Preschool parents will need to exit their cars and pick their students up near the front office.  Preschool families received an email explaining the new process on Thursday afternoon.  

EZ Pay Link & QR Code

Do you need to add lunch money to your child’s account or pay school fees?  Pay here:

EZ Pay

Talawanda Classified Substitute Information

Please see the information below if you are interested in becoming a classified substitute for 

Talawanda School District.


Please complete this form if you are interested in applying to become a classified substitute.

Talawanda Classified Substitute Application


Current classified substitute pay: Effective 8/1/2023


Educational Assistant$11.00/hour

Food Service$11.00/hour


Classified Substitute Requirements

All classified substitutes are required to have a background check. Background checks can be completed at the Miami University Police Department, by appointment. Information can be found on their website. Have a copy of the background check sent to the Talawanda School District.


In addition to the background check and drug screen, Educational Assistants Substitutes are required to have an Educational Assistant Aide permit through the State of Ohio. This permit must have the ESEA endorsement. To add the “ESEA qualified” endorsement to an educational aide permit, the individual must have successfully completed one of the following: 

  • The examination for paraprofessionals is prescribed by the State Board of Education (ParaPro Assessment). Candidates must request their test scores be reported directly to the Ohio Department of Education from the Educational Testing Service.

  • An associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher education; or at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours).

More information about obtaining an Educational Aide Permit can be found here.


Saturday Art

Saturday Art is for students aged 4 years to adult.  You can learn creative projects and no experience required.  Saturday Art

Search for Swoop Community Activity

Miami Athletics and Ohio529 are excited to partner to bring a fun, new and FREE activity to Oxford for the next few weeks!

Swoop is hiding in 15 local spots and we need you to help find him! The scavenger hunt board can be printed below along with the instructions.

This fun activity will take place through September 4 and is open to anyone to participate! Participants who are in the 8th grade or younger who find 10 hidden Swoops will receive a complimentary ticket to the Miami Football game on Saturday, Sept. 23. Anyone 8th grade or younger who finds ALL 15 hidden Swoops will receive a ticket AND be eligible into the prize drawing, which includes a $529 college savings award!

Download your scavenger hunt board and the participant instructions below!

Scavenger Hunt Board-


A big THANK YOU to our participating businesses:

Taco Bell, Mercy Health- Oxford, Skyline Chili, Koenig Equipment, Century21, Kroger, Enjoy Oxford, Rapid Fired Pizza, LaRosa's, Imfeld's Nursery, Brick & Ivy, Prime at Oxford, E&H Ace Hardware and Red Brick Lounge!

Scavenger hunt boards are to be turned in by end of day on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to be eligible to receive your complimentary ticket and be entered into the prize drawing!


Lane Library- Caitlin Campbell 

Caitlin Campbell from the Oxford Lane Library has completed a how-to handout to help families better navigate Lane's catalog when looking for Accelerated Reader books.

Library AR Handout


Oxford Multicultural Family Alliance

Oxford Multicultural Family Alliance is hosting a Community Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 1st, from 2 pm-4 pm at the TRI Community Center Playground/Field Area (6025 Fairfield Rd, Oxford) All are welcome! The goals of OMFA include creating a community of families to support and advocate for the diverse students of Oxford. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Invite your family and friends!


Destination Imagination

The informational Meeting is on September 5 at 5:00. See the flyer for more details about DI. Use this link if your child may be interested in DI this year, so teams can be formed: 

Destination Imagination


2023-2024 Calendar 

September 1 - PD Day - NO SCHOOL

September 4 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 5 - Data Day - NO SCHOOL

September 7 - Lifetouch Picture Day

September 8 - Goggin Ice Center visits Bogan

October 13- No School- Fall Break

October 17 & 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7- No School- Data/Work Day

November 20-24- No School Thanksgiving Break

December 21-January 5- Winter Break

January 15- No School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 16-19- No School Presidents Day Weekend

March 7 & 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 8- No School Data/Work Day

March 25-April 1- Spring Break

May 6 & 7- No School PD/Data/Work Day

May 23- Last Day of School


Molly Merz




Educating and preparing students for life!


In partnership with the community, our mission is to educate and prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by instilling critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for our core values.