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Bogan Enews 9/3/21

Posted on: September 3, 2021



Happy Thursday! Another great week at Bogan this week!  The students and staff are doing a great job!


Please remember, there will be no school for students on Friday, September 3, 2021, and Monday, September 6, 2021.  September 3rd is a district-wide PD day.  September 6th is Labor Day.


Thank you Bogan family for sending your children to school with their face covering.  The students have done another great job this week!


Picture Day- Tuesday, September 7, 2021

School Name: Bogan Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, September 7

Picture Day ID: EVT4CBGWW


Bogan PTG Meeting

Please join us for our first Bogan PTG meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.

Where: Bogan Elementary

When: Thursday, Sept 9th

Time: 7:00pm

We plan to conduct the meeting outside the school, so please bring a chair if able. If the weather does not allow for the meeting to be conducted outside, we will conduct the meeting indoors and masks will be required. We also request that everyone maintain social distancing.

Unfortunately, child care cannot be provided at this meeting.

Hope to see you there!!



School fees can be paid on the Talawanda website via EZPay or by sending a check to school with your child.  Please include the child’s name in the memo. 


Drop Off and Dismissal

Drop off and dismissal are improving daily.  We continue to adjust the system as needed.  Please make sure students exit the car where staff are located in the back of the building during morning drop off.  Stay in your cars, please.  We can help with doors at drop off.  During dismissal, please stay in your car and use the PIT STOPS if students need help buckling.  Pink placards are available in the office if you are still in need.  


COVID 19- Procedures and Protocols- Mrs. Morrish

Talawanda School District has a mask mandate in place for all students, staff, and visitors per the August 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting.


Butler County Health Department will quarantine and isolate students, staff, and visitors when there is direct contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID19 if…

a. Masks are not worn or worn improperly (they need to be above the nose and covering the mouth), and the individuals were within 6 feet of distance and there were at least 15 minutes of contact.

b. One person wore a mask and one person did not wear a mask and was within 6 feet of distance for 15 minutes of contact or more.

c. All individuals who have tested positive for COVID19 will be isolated by BCHD.

d. When 2 individuals are within 3 feet of each other for more than 15 minutes, and unvaccinated, regardless of masks.


Butler County Health Department will not quarantine and isolate individuals if...

a. The person is fully vaccinated (after 2 weeks of the second dose) and wears a mask properly.

b. All individuals are wearing a mask at all times and have at least 3 feet of separation.


Talawanda School District will assist BCHD with contact tracing and notifications.

Talawanda School District will work with BCHD on all COVID19 matters.


Individuals may test on days 5, 6, or 7 from their last contact with a positive person.  If the individual has a negative COVID19 test on days 5, 6, or 7, the individual may return on day 8.  The test results must be submitted to the school.


Any individual who exhibits COVID19 symptoms should not come to school until cleared.  


Extracurricular Activities (including Athletics)...

These activities are high risk.  Families who engage understand and accept the risks. 


All must wear masks when indoors when not actively participating.


Spectatorship has not been limited at this time.


If the individuals do not wear masks 100% of the time, they will be considered not wearing a mask and subject to the 6 feet rule and 15 minutes.


OHSAA as well as Talawanda strongly recommend that all students who have tested positive receive a medical clearance (as recommended by OHSAA) for any heart ailments before returning.


The school nurse and BCHD will make all final decisions.  There will be unique situations that may result in a different outcome.


Please note:  the COVID19 protocols and procedures continue to evolve.  There may be different procedures and protocols in the future.  We appreciate your understanding as we continue to do our best to navigate these very complicated issues.


Talawanda Spirit Wear- Mrs. Gregory FCCLA

The FCCLA chapter would like to ask if you could share the spirit wear flyer with all the families in your building and staff members. Thank you so much for your help and support!!! 


Here is the link to her page:

Direct Link

Spirit Wear Flyer


Know Parent Tip- Mrs. Machechko

Know! To Ease The Transition Back To School


Transportation Changes & Moving

If you will be requesting a change in bus transportation for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the attached Peterman Transportation Form and return to school as soon as possible.  If you moved over the summer, please contact the Bogan office to update your forms.


If your child was on a remote learning plan last school year, the transportation department must have an updated form to assign your child a bus.  Please contact the Transportation Office with any questions at 513-273-3150 or email

 Transportation Form


SEL Update

Welcome back! It's been so wonderful seeing those smiling eyes in the hallways. We've missed you!! In an effort to save more trees, this year's SEL (social emotional learning) home links will be posted HERE. Please check this website for your child's bi-monthly SEL overview as well as community and mental health resources. Excited to push through this year with you on our team!


Covid Related Procedures

All students and staff (PreK-12) are required to wear masks on all Talawanda transportation vehicles per CDC guidelines and under federal law. See CDC Guidelines here


The Talawanda Board of Education voted on August 16, 2021, to require masks for all PreK-12 students, staff, and visitors while indoors at school.  The Board of Education will continue to monitor COVID-related issues and will continue to discuss and/or set policy as needed by following all health and safety guidelines as outlined in the district’s pandemic plan, and as directed by the Butler County Health Department (BCHD), Ohio Department of Health, and the CDC.  The CDC and the BCHD strongly recommend seeking the COVID vaccine.


Within the building, drinking fountains will not be available.  Students should bring their own water bottle which can be filled at the bottler filler in the school.


Federal Law Requires Masks to be Worn on All School Buses

All students and staff (PreK-12) are required to wear masks on all Talawanda transportation vehicles per CDC guidelines and under federal law. See CDC Guidelines here


PreK-12 students will need to wear masks at school and at extracurricular activities.  The Board of Education will continue to monitor COVID-related issues and will continue to discuss and or set policy as needed or directed by health officials.


The district will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines as outlined in the district’s pandemic plan, and as directed by the Butler County Health Department (BCHD).  The CDC and the BCHD strongly recommend seeking the COVID vaccine.


TSD Lunch Program

The National Lunch Program has extended the free meal status for all students for breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.  August Elementary Lunch Menu


We are excited to offer a NEW program for students who pack, and it's FREE packages of snacks/veggies/fruit and optional milk.  Any student can take advantage of this, including packers. Please see this flyer for additional information.


Talawanda Boys Basketball

We will hold an informational meeting for all 3rd-12th grade boys and their families interested in learning more about playing Talawanda Basketball this coming winter on Wednesday, Sept 1st at 8:30 PM (after the THS Booster Meeting) in the THS PAC (masks required)!


Information about Oxford Parks & Rec, Brave Basketball, Middle School Hoops, and 9th, JV, and Varsity Basketball will be shared. 


If you have any questions, please reach out using the contact information below.


We hope to see all of our Future Brave Hoopsters on Wednesday, Sept 1st - Go Brave! 


Scott Davie

Talawanda Basketball


Cell: 814.657.2685

For updates about Talawanda Basketball, be sure to follow us on Twitter @TalawandaBBall


Head Start Preschool

Butler County Educational Service Center's Head Start program is a federally-funded, family-focused preschool program for children ages 3-5. With centers located in communities throughout Butler and Preble counties, the program has a goal of improving the school readiness and social competence of young children to better prepare them for the future. For eligibility and enrollment information, visit or call (513) 785-6850.


Talawanda Community Events Page

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page.


Home Town Ticketing

For information on ordering tickets to Talawanda games please click Here


We have started the calendar for students, it can be found at the end of this email.  We will continue to update dates and times throughout the school year. 

We are looking forward to a great school year. 


Have a great weekend!

Molly Merz





September 3- No School - Professional Development Day

September 6- No School- Labor Day

September 7- Fall Picture Day

October 12 & 14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 18- No School, Fall Break

November 2- No School, Professional Development Day

November 24-26- No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 20-31- No School, Winter Break

January 3- No School, Teacher Work Day

January 4- Students Return

January 17- No School, MLK Day

February 18- No School, Professional Development Day

February 21- No School, President’s Day

March 8 & 10 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 21-25 - No School, Spring Break

April 15- No School

April 18- No School, Teacher Work Day

May 26- Last Day of School