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Kramer Enews 8/20/21

Posted on: August 20, 2021

BOGAN E-NEWS 8/20/21


Happy Friday!  It’s been so wonderful meeting students and families!  Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly.  We have had a great week with our 2nd-5th graders.  It is great to have everyone back in the school.  The students and staff are doing a great job with adjusting to the new rules, routines, and procedures in their classroom. We are off to a great start!


Our K&1 students will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021.  We will have plenty of staff members out and about all week to make sure that our K & 1st-grade students navigate the school and get to their classroom safely.  Please be patient with the buses next week.  The drivers want to make sure the students are getting off at the correct stop.  The buses could be delayed getting home after school.


For the safety of our students and staff, on the first day for K & 1st-grade students on Monday, parents are unable to walk their children to their classroom.  Parent drop off will take place curbside at the back of the building.  We will have plenty of staff outside to help students from their cars to their classrooms.  


At the July 8, 2021 meeting the Talawanda Board of Education decided that masks will be required for students and visitors in our PreK-5th grade buildings for the start of the 2021-22 school year.  This decision was based on creating a safe environment for all and also based on CDC guidance, especially in our buildings where we know students cannot be vaccinated.


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


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.


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.


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





August 23- 1st day for Kindergarten & 1st-grade students

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