Kramer Elementary School Blog

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 4.  Monday, September 7, 2020 there is no school for Labor Day.  Students will return on September 8, 2020.  Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.



Some families have asked about the attendance policy.  Here is the statement from the Remote Learning Handbook.  Please make sure you are in communication with your child’s teacher with any attendance issues or questions. 


School closure has caused us to think creatively as how to ensure that our students are ready for the next grade level. Attendance and accountability for learning are important during the school closure. Our administrators and teachers will contact students and parents through personal phone calls and virtual sessions to determine family needs.  Attendance will be determined in various ways, including: completed work, online contacts through Zoom, Google Classroom, and SeeSaw. If students are not completing work or participating in learning, teachers will be contacting parents, principals, counselors, and social workers to work with families to develop plans for student engagement based on the needs of each student. The lack of attendance and work completion will have a negative impact on student grades. Office hours for teachers will be held on a consistent basis in order to accommodate students whom the daily schedule does not meet.  


Kramer Media Center Mrs. Darby

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Darby will offer curbside book pick up.  Please use this link  to check out Mrs. Darby’s site.  

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

You can now apply online for Free & Reduced lunch.  Free and Reduced applications are linked in Final Forms.  You simply create an account and apply!  You can also find the link on the Talawanda website under Departments/Food Service.  Even though we are not face to face, it's important that you apply as soon as possible.  Contact the Kramer Office at 513-273-3500  if you need assistance with your application.  We can provide a computer and walk you through step by step if needed.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications and Instructions


Fall Food Program

Every Monday evening, families may come to one of our sites to pick up 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches.  An adult must be present. 

We were just notified that we can provide free meals to ALL students through December beginning the week of September 13th!  The federal government has provided us with a waiver.  The great news is we will be able to continue to provide 5 days of meals on each Monday.   However, this Monday (due to it being a holiday), meals will be provided on Tuesday.  Thank you to all the staff that are working hard on preparing, packing, delivering, and supporting our students.

Locations and Times

Kramer Elementary 5:00 p.m.

Talawanda High School 6:00 p.m.


Park View Arms 5:00 p.m.

Oxford Mobile Home Park 6:00 p.m.


Collinsville Community Center 5:00 p.m.

Somerville - Megan's 6:00 p.m.


Bogan Elementary 5:00 p.m.

Darrtown - St. Matthew's Church 6:00 p.m.


Marshall Elementary 5:00 p.m.

Island Lake Mobile Home Park 6:00 p.m.


Talawanda Middle School 5:00 p.m.

Reily Community Center 6:00 p.m.


Questions or needs?  Please email TSD Health & Wellness Coordinator at:

Fall Food Program Information


TSD Remote Learning Site

Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 school year!  If you haven't had an opportunity to become familiar with the TSD Remote Learning Sites, please review the information now.


Remote Learning Schedule


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


Questions?  Check out Kramer FAQ’s:

Kramer FAQ’S


Final Forms

If you haven't completed your school forms...please do so as soon as possible.



If you are in need of a hotspot for online learning, please contact Mr. Merz at



The Lifetouch Yearbooks have arrived and are available for pickup in the Kramer office between 8:00 - 3:00.  Please bring a check payable to Kramer Elementary or correct change in the amount of $14.00.  


Have a safe Labor Day weekend.

Jason Merz




September 4- Professional Development Day- No School for Students

September 7- Labor Day- No School

September 29- Kramer PTG Chipotle Fundraiser

October 13- Conferences

October 15- Conferences

October 19- Fall Break- No School

November 3- Teacher Professional Day- No School

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break

December 21-January 1- Winter Break

January 18- MLK Day- No School

February 12- Teacher Professional Day- No School

February 15 - President’s Day- No School

Mary 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School

March 16- Conferences

March 18- Conferences

March 22 - 26- Spring Break - No School