Kramer Elementary School Blog

Blog Entries - 2020

Kramer Enews 10/23/20

Posted on: October 23, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 10/23/2020   School News and Information Happy Friday Everyone!  We have completed our first week of having two options for our families, both Face to Face and Remote Learning.  Our Remote Learners have been able to meet new

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Kramer Enews 10/16/20

Posted on: October 16, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 10/16/2020   Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great week.  Today is the end of the 1st quarter.  There is no school on Monday, October 19, 2020 for fall break.  Students will begin both remotely and face to face on

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Employment Opportunities

Posted on: October 12, 2020

Attention Community Members: The HR Department, along with student services, will be conducting interviews on October 13 & 14, 2020 at the Talawanda PDC from 9am-1pm for substitute teachers and educational assistant positions. This includes 3 hr

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Update- TSD Food Program

Posted on: October 12, 2020

Good News! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has formally extended the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. USDA was granted authority to take this action by last

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BOE Meeting October 12th

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Talawanda Board of Education Meeting-October 12th, THS, 7pm.   As Talawanda School District begins to open our schools, we are providing ways for community members to access the monthly school board business meetings.   Starting this month,

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Letter from Nurse Fangman 10/9/2020

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Talawanda School District  Returning to School during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic  The symptoms of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are like many other childhood illnesses/conditions. In order to provide the safest learning environment in our

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Kramer Enews 10/9/20

Posted on: October 9, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 10/9/2020   Happy Friday!    School News and Information Happy Friday!  Thank you to everyone who completed the decision form that was sent from the district.  We have been sorting the information and making plans

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OHIO Connectivity Initiative

Posted on: October 7, 2020

For Immediate Release- Ohio Public Schools   Ohio’s Connectivity Champions, one of three components of Ohio’s RemotEDx initiative, are available for live support starting at 8:00am today. Connectivity Champions provide additional

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Special Education- OSU Survey

Posted on: October 2, 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian,   The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) would like to invite you to participate in a short, 25 question survey about your involvement in your student’s education.  Research suggests that parental involvement is a

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Kramer Enews 10/2/2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 10/2/2020   Happy Friday!    TSD Information The Talawanda Board of Education met via a ZOOM meeting (the meeting was also made available to the public on the district youtube channel) on September 29, 2020 to further discuss

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Morning Start Times

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Talawanda Morning Start Times: THS- 7:45am TMS- 8:00am Elementary- 9:30am The bell schedules for secondary and elementary schools are in development.  Data from parents and staff are being collected from the forms shared on 9/30/20 regarding parent

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BOE WORK SESSION-9/29/20 at 6pm

Posted on: September 26, 2020

TSD VIRTUAL Board of Education Work Session- September 29, 2020 at 6pm   *School Board Work Sessions do not include public participation.  This is a time for members to discuss issues and do their work.  Their meeting/discussion will be made

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Kramer Enews 9/25/20

Posted on: September 25, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 9/25/2020   Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week!   Kramer K-Kids- Ms. Hamilton Fourth and Fifth grade students are invited to join K-Kids!  K-kids is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and helps elementary

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Helpful Information-Immunization Clinics

Posted on: September 24, 2020

The Oxford Kroger Little Clinic has offered/can provide immunizations to NON-MEDICAID students.   Clinic Hours: M-F 8:30am -7:30pm, Sat 8:30am - 5pm, Sun 9:30am - 5pm The Union County Health Department (Liberty, IN) can provide immunizations

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Message from the TSD Nurse

Posted on: September 23, 2020

Dear Talawanda Parents & Guardians:   It's important to keep up with required school immunizations, particularly now.  We must report vaccination records to the state by October 2, 2020.  If you have a child in kindergarten, grade 7 or

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TSD BOE MTG- September 21, 2020

Posted on: September 18, 2020

TALAWANDA BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ON ZOOM Monday September 21, 2020 Board of Education Meeting- 7pm. Talawanda Board of Education Meeting- ZOOM WebinarTo be a speaker in the public participation portion of the meeting, please click the link below to join

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Kramer Enews 9/18/20

Posted on: September 18, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 9/18/2020   Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week.     Public Participation in Board Meetings Mrs. Morrish shared the following information for the "public participation policy" for board meetings. 

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Kramer Enews 9/18/20

Posted on: September 18, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 9/18/2020   Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week.     Public Participation in Board Meetings Mrs. Morrish shared the following information for the "public participation policy" for board meetings. 

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Public Participation Policy #0169.1

Posted on: September 17, 2020

Parents & community members have requested the policy regarding public comment at Board of Education Monthly Business Meetings.  See board policy #0169.1 below: 0169.1 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS   The

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Public Participation Policy #0169.1

Posted on: September 17, 2020

Parents & community members have requested the policy regarding public comment at Board of Education Monthly Business Meetings.  See board policy #0169.1 below: 0169.1 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS   The

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Message from the Board President

Posted on: September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020   Talawanda Families:   The Board of Education would like to provide some information to our families, share some details regarding how school boards are mandated to legally operate, outline what kinds of interactions members

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Kramer Enews 9/11/2020

Posted on: September 11, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 9/11/2020   Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week.  I was able to jump into some classrooms this week and watch some lessons.  I am impressed with the student engagement and the digital responsibility of

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Kramer Enews 9/3/2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020

KRAMER E-NEWS 9/3/2020   Happy Thursday. We are following the TSD Board approved calendar for the upcoming school year.  Tomorrow, September 4, 2020 is a teacher professional development day.  There is no school for students on September

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Kramer Enews 8/28/20

Posted on: August 28, 2020

KRAMER ENEWS 8/28/2020   Thank you to everyone that got us up and running this week.  Parents, families, students, teachers, secretaries, librarians, nurses, school counselors, cafeteria workers, custodians, social workers, psychologists,

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Free & Reduced Meals Information

Posted on: August 25, 2020

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH Online Free and Reduced Applications Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to the Child Nutrition office, so you

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Device Drop-Off- Extended Weekend Times

Posted on: August 21, 2020

DEVICE- IPAD- DROP-OFF - EXTENDED TIMES & HOURS

The Talawanda High School Media Center will open Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm, and also Sunday from 8 am - 10 am to allow people more flexibility to drop off devices.

Thank you.

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Kramer Enews 8/21/20

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Thank you to everyone that picked up materials from our pick up day.  We will have staff available next week to help with devices and materials.  Please contact the Kramer office at 513-273-3500 if you need assistance.      The

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TSD- 8/17/20 BOE Meeting Video Link

Posted on: August 14, 2020

TSD- August 17, 2020 BOE Meeting Link To speak during public participation at the meeting (if not wishing to speak, just use the youtube link above): Please click the link below to speak at the School Board

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Kramer Enews 8/14/20

Posted on: August 14, 2020

Kramer Enews 8/14/2020 Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Welcome to the 2020-21 Kramer E-News.  If you are new to Kramer, each Friday we give an update on the upcoming week, events around TSD and any information that is important

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Incoming 1st grade- Ipad drop off

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Dear 1st Grade Families,   In order to be ready for the first day of school on August 24, 2020, we will need to collect your iPad from last year so we can update them and install all the correct apps for 1st grade.  The collection date will be

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St. Mary's Backpack Program- Important Update

Posted on: August 12, 2020

To Talawanda Families:   The St. Mary's Backpack Program will NOT be distributing food on Friday, August 14th, but will resume distribution on Friday, August 21st.     Starting on August 21st, Darrtown - St.

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CV-19 Tests-THS- August 14th

Posted on: August 10, 2020

TSD Community:   This Friday, you may drive up and have a COVID-19 test done between 9am-Noon at THS.  Please bring your insurance card.  You won't be charged, but your insurance will be billed.  This is an opportunity to know your

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CV-19 Update 8/10/2020

Posted on: August 10, 2020

COVID-19 MEMO-  August 10, 2020         TSD COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OFFICE   Please contact:Holli Morrish with any questions. morrishh@talawanda.org  Cell:(513) 839-1343 TSD Student-

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2020-21 Teckman Award Information

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Teckman Award Information

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Work Session- August 3, 2020 - More Information

Posted on: July 31, 2020

The TSD Board of Education is hosting a work session on Monday evening August 3 at 6pm. Community members may watch the board's discussion at the youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBaNFeAuDV4&feature=youtu.be . If you wish to share a

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TSD Chromebook/Device Exchange Plan/Schedule

Posted on: July 31, 2020

TSD CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION/EXCHANGE   Attention TSD Families:   We hope this communication finds you well!  In order to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year we need to begin the collection and exchange of student chromebooks.  The

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Save the Date! CV19 Testing August 14th at THS

Posted on: July 16, 2020

SAVE the DATE!

August 14th COVID 19 Testing available at THS from 9am-12pm for staff and students.

Thank you to Primary Health Solutions!

*Bring your insurance information.  If you do not have insurance, please still come and you can be tested for free.

Stay tuned for more details!

 

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TSD Food Distribution UPDATE

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Talawanda School District Food Distribution Notice   The last day of food distribution for the summer will be on June 22nd.  Please note that each participating student will receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches to account for the last two days in

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TSD Summer Update to Families

Posted on: June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020   Dear Talawanda Parents:   We hope this communication finds you and your family well!  We hope that sunny weather arrives to stay very soon, and that folks can enjoy some nice activities out in the fresh air.  We want to

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Kramer Enews 5/22/20

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News May 22, 2020   School News and Information We made it.  Thank you to the parents, students, Kramer staff and our district support team.    This has been an extremely challenging time for everyone.  I was

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Kramer Enews 5/15/2020

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News May 15, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday!  Thank you the grade level teachers and families for setting out and picking up items this week. Thank you to Mrs. Eckerle for organizing our, “Virtual

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Request for Proposal

Posted on: May 12, 2020

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) SPECIAL NEEDS PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES   The Talawanda School District Board of Education is requesting proposals for the provision of special needs pupil transportation services which includes the provision of

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Talawanda-Sew Masks-Donation Project

Posted on: May 8, 2020

Talawanda Community Members: Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic many of you have reached out to me and other other district officials asking how you can help!  Thank you for being amazing and caring so much for the students and families in our

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Kramer Enews 5/8/2020

Posted on: May 8, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News May 8, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday!Next week families can pick up materials from Kramer.  Teachers have been sharing the plan with families.   May 11- 1st grade May 12- 2nd grade May 13-

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Kramer Enews 5/1/2020

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News May 1, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week!Only a few new announcements this week.   We have made it to May!  The grade levels continue to collaborate, plan and share

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Kramer Enews 4/24/20

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News April 24, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week!   We all heard Governor Dewine’s statement on Monday that said that school buildings will remain closed for the

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TSD Food Distribution

Posted on: April 20, 2020

TSD Food Distribution Mondays & Fridays at 12pm & 1pm   Kramer Elementary  12:00 P.M. Talawanda High School 1:00 P.M.   Park View Arms 12:00 P.M. Oxford Mobile Home Park 1:00 P.M.   Collinsville Community Center 12:00

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Governor DeWine Extends School Closures through the end of May 2020

Posted on: April 20, 2020

Talawanda officials listen to Governor DeWine's press conference/news update every day.  We understand that he has extended remote/online education through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  We know that students and parents have many questions

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Kramer Enews 4/17/2020

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News April 17, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday!   It is hard to believe that we have been a little over a month since we were actually at school.  I know that the students have been working hard while

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In Honor of Mike Davis- Respect Ride

Posted on: April 14, 2020

FYI-To the Talawanda Community RESPECT RIDE - In memory of Mike Davis, Talawanda School Treasurer, husband, father, grandfather, and friend who passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.     Pay your respects for Mike and to the Davis

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Kramer Special Enews 4/10/20

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News April 9, 2020   School News and Information Happy Thursday!     Again, thank you for all of the support you are providing to your child(ren) during this time of at home learning.  We know it is not easy

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Kramer Special Enews 4/3/2020

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News April 3, 2020   School News and Information Hello Kramer Families!     First, thank you for all the help and support that you are providing your child(ren) while they are learning at home.  Also thank

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April 2, 2020- BOE Meeting Video Link

Posted on: April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 BOE Meeting Video

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Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transfer UPDATE

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Talawanda will begin accepting forms by U.S.P.S (MAIL ONLY) beginning April 6, 2020 for open enrollment and intra-district transfers.  We will date and time-stamp the forms as we receive them.  All forms must be mailed to the Board of Education

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Kramer Special Enews 3/31/2020

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News March 31, 2020   School News and Information Good Morning Kramer Families!     You have probably already heard that yesterday, March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of

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Governor DeWine Extends School Closures to May 1, 2020

Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians:   Governor Mike DeWine announced today that schools will continue to be closed through May 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 health crisis. At that time the situation in Ohio will be reevaluated.   We know

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Kramer Special Enews 3/30/2020

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News March 30, 2020   School News and Information Happy Monday!  I hope that you were able to enjoy the nice weather the past couple of days and get outside in your yard.  This is certainly a new experience for almost

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UPDATE- Food Program-Mondays/Fridays

Posted on: March 29, 2020

TSD Food Program-Updates- Mondays & Fridays Talawanda -FOOD DISTRIBUTION UPDATE! As we maneuver through this new way of life, we want to keep you as updated as possible with our attempts to keep our students healthy and nourished. This week we are

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UPDATE- Food Sites-Dates-Times for Week of March 23

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Please NOTE the Updated information regarding Dates/Times/Locations of the TSD Food Distribution Program!  Please also note that families can choose any site and pick up for each of their children there, regardless of whether the children attend

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Kramer Special Enews 3/20/20

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News March 20, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday!  We are into our 3rd official day of Online Learning Days.  I am sure that you have been overwhelmed by the amount of information shared with you (I know I

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Kramer Special Enews 3/17/20

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News March 18, 2020   All buildings will be staffed on Wednesday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to pick up any medication, devices or work.  We are also in the building to answer any questions you may have.   Throughout this

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Kramer SPECIAL ENEWS 3/16/20

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News March 16, 2020   All buildings will be staffed on Monday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to pick up any medication, devices or work.  We are also in the building to answer any questions you may have. Spanish Version of School

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TSD Parent Letter-COVID-19 3/12/20

Posted on: March 13, 2020

  OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT__________________________________ March 12, 2020   Dear Talawanda Students, Families, and Community,   Talawanda School District just received word from the Butler County Health Department that ALL

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TSD Parent Letter in Spanish

Posted on: March 13, 2020

OFICINA DEL SUPERINTENDENTE __________________________________  12 de marzo de 2020- 4:55 pm  Estimado miembro del personal de Talawanda,  El gobernador de Ohio, Mike DeWine, emitió una orden hoy para cerrar las escuelas en Ohio a

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KRAMER-Special Enews 3/13/20

Posted on: March 13, 2020

Kramer Elementary Weekly E-News March 13, 2020   School News and Information Happy Friday!  We know it has been a crazy week and we are certainly headed into unchartered territory.  We also know that information is constantly changing and

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Change in Circumstance/Need Assistance/COVID-19

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Talawanda Families: If you have had a change in circumstance due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 we encourage you to contact the school social worker at your child's school to apply for free/reduced meals ( FREE & Reduced Application ). TALAWANDA

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Change in Circumstance/Need Assistance/COVID-19

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Talawanda Families: If you have had a change in circumstance due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 we encourage you to contact the school social worker at your child's school to apply for free/reduced meals ( FREE & Reduced Application ). TALAWANDA

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UPDATE- COVID-19-District Information Letter 3/11/2020

Posted on: March 11, 2020

  OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT__________________________________ March 11, 2020   Dear Talawanda Students, Families, and Community,   Ohio now has 4 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, now named COVID-19. At least 24 other individuals are

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UPDATE- COVID-19-District Information Letter 3/11/2020

Posted on: March 11, 2020

  OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT__________________________________ March 11, 2020   Dear Talawanda Students, Families, and Community,   Ohio now has 4 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, now named COVID-19. At least 24 other individuals are

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Ohio Health Opens Call Center

Posted on: March 10, 2020

The Ohio Department of Health has developed a call center to assist with questions and support regarding the COVID-19 virus.  Just hours after this information was released to Ohio schools, it was reported that there are 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases in

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Update on COVID-19- 3/9/2020

Posted on: March 9, 2020

TSD Parents: Governor DeWine tweeted today that there are 3 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ohio.  See the governor's tweet below.  It's important to remember that thorough hand-washing helps to prevent the spread of illness! 

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Kramer Enews 3/6/2020

Posted on: March 6, 2020

Kramer- E-news 3/6/2020   Happy Friday!  It has been nice to see the sun shining this week.  Thank you to all of the parents and families that attended conferences. Thank you to Katie Sayler, Carrie Schutte, Julie Schonlau, and Leigh

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Kramer Enews 2/28/2020

Posted on: February 28, 2020

Kramer- E-news 2/28/2020   Happy Friday! Thank you to Jennifer Bulanda for organizing and running our Kids Question Fair.  We had a great turnout and the students did an amazing job. Thank you to all of the family members and Kramer staff members

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OSBA- Ed-Choice Update

Posted on: February 26, 2020

From:  Will Schwartz, OSBA — (614) 540-4000           Barbara Shaner, OASBO — (614) 325-9562           Kevin Miller, BASA — (614) 846-4080 Re:     Conference

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Kramer Enews 2/21/2020

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Kramer- E-news 2/20/2020   Happy Friday.  We hope you have had a great week!   Safety Reminder  If you are walking your child home down Sycamore Street, please wait for the buses to leave Kramer and don’t walk in between the

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Kramer Enews 2/13/2020

Posted on: February 13, 2020

Kramer- E-news 2/13/2020   Happy Thursday!  A number or repeat items from last week.   Reminder- We have a four day weekend.  Please remember that we have no school on Friday, February 14th and Monday February 17th for the long

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OSBA- UPDATE ON EDChoice

Posted on: February 11, 2020

To:      School board members, superintendents, treasurers and other school business officials From:  Will Schwartz, OSBA — (614) 540-4000
            Barbara Shaner, OASBO

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Kramer Enews 2/7/2020

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Kramer- E-news 2/7/2020   Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week!   We have a four day weekend coming up next week.  Please remember that we have no school on Friday, February 14th and Monday February 17th for the long

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Kramer Enews 1/31/20

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Kramer- E-news 1/31/2020   Happy Friday.  We hope you have had a great week!   TSD Communications shared the following information earlier this week: It's cold/flu/virus season, and a good time to remind families to talk to their young

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EdChoice & Other Concerns

Posted on: January 24, 2020

Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship/Voucher and other Ohio legislated programs are Hurting All Taxpayers and Public School Students   In 1997 the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the public school funding mechanism in Ohio is unconstitutional.  Twenty

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Kramer Enews 1/24/2020

Posted on: January 24, 2020

Kramer- E-news 1/24/2020   Happy Friday.  Thank you to the Kramer PTG for sponsoring, “Silly Safari” on Thursday.  All of the grade levels were able to visit and meet the animals. Thank you to Chandra Ackley for organizing the

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Kramer Enews 1/17/2020

Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kramer- E-news 1/17/2020   Happy Friday.  We hope you have had a great week.  Please remember that there is no school on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.     MLK Creative Arts

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2020 Kindergarten Information

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Talawanda School District- 2020 Kindergarten Registration   The Talawanda School District will hold its kindergarten registration (by appointment only) for students living in the Talawanda School attendance.   Any child whose fifth

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Kramer Enews 1/10/20

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Kramer- E-news 1/10/2020   We had a great first week back!    MLK Art Expo Event Information Flyer- Mrs. McWilliams Students will be making MLK portraits in Art class this week. Please turn all finished artwork to Mrs. McWilliams by

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Kramer Enews 1/3/20

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Kramer- E-news 1/3/2020   Happy New Year!  We hope you had a great holiday break and New Year!  Students return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020.   Miami Day-  We will make Monday January 6th Miami Day at Kramer.  The

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