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Talawanda Middle School Blog

Blog Entries - 2020

Reminders for January 4th Return to School

Posted on: December 28, 2020

Reminders: Second Semester Start 2021 TSD Elementary Schools will open for in person (traditional school) on January 4, 2021.  Any families/students who opted for remote learning will resume that program also on January 4, 2021. THS & TMS will

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12/15/20-Power Outages in the Community

Posted on: December 15, 2020

Power Outages in the Greater Oxford Area: THS, TMS, and Kramer (and Oxford city and surrounding townships) are experiencing power outages.  Generators are in operation at some of our schools.  Lack of power is interfering with remote learning

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Google - Experiencing Issues Today

Posted on: December 14, 2020

Issues with Google: TSD has been alerted that GOOGLE is experiencing technical issues this morning and may not be operating at full capacity or may even be down for periods of time.  This impacts students/staff working in the remote learning

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Bid Notice

Posted on: December 14, 2020

  NOTICE TO BIDDERS   Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received:   By: Talawanda School District 131 West Chestnut Street, Oxford, OH  45056 For: Oxford – Millville Road Waterline

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Bid Notice

Posted on: December 14, 2020

  NOTICE TO BIDDERS   Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received:   By: Talawanda School District 131 West Chestnut Street, Oxford, OH  45056 For: Oxford – Millville Road Waterline

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BOE Meeting December 14, 2020

Posted on: December 10, 2020

The Talawanda Board of Education will host their regular monthly business meeting on Monday 12/14/20 at 7pm.   Please use the Zoom Webinar link if you are tuning in from home, AND wish to make a comment during public participation.  Thank you

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Open Interviews- January 2021

Posted on: December 10, 2020
TSD Open Interviews 1-5-21 
from 9am-1pm at the TSD PDC (behind SDS Pizza).  
We will be hiring for building subs and educational assistants.
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Travel Rules- Covid-19-12/8/20

Posted on: December 8, 2020

TSD Travel Advisory Rules- Effective 12/8/2020   COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY & SELF QUARANTINING Effective Immediately, Talawanda School District will implement self quarantining for 14 days for any student or staff member that travels to a hotspot

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CDC Updates- 12/7/20

Posted on: December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020   Dear Families, Students, and Staff,   The CDC recently amended guidelines regarding quarantining and isolating people who are in direct contact and/or have COVID-19 symptoms.  ODH and BCHD will implement the new CDC

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TMS Enews 12/4/20

Posted on: December 4, 2020

PAX Training

Posted on: December 3, 2020

PAX Training- Virtual Training December 9, 2020

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Weather Delay/Closing Information

Posted on: December 2, 2020

Now through January 18, 2021(pending no other decisions have to be made i.e. health department or Governor’s orders, lack of substitutes, etc.):  2 Hour Delays: Elementary staff and students, for both in person learning and remote learning,

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Transportation Update 12/2/20

Posted on: December 2, 2020

  TSD Transportation News:   It’s important to develop contingency plans during the pandemic regarding TSD Transportation Services, as we have experienced staff shortages in other areas.  The priority now is to continue to transport

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Second Semester Questionnaire

Posted on: December 1, 2020

Attention Talawanda Parents & Guardians: Please complete the questionnaire for each student in your household.  Please don't forget to check your SPAM folder if you think you did not receive the survey.  Please understand that the selection you

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THS & TMS- More Information for Semester 2

Posted on: December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020   Dear THS  & TMS Families,   This week you received a questionnaire from TSD requesting information from you concerning the second semester learning options. Our desire is to give you as much information as we can so

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Open Interviews- 12/2/20

Posted on: November 30, 2020

The Talawanda HR Department will be hosting Open Interviews on Wednesday December 2, 2020 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the PDC (behind SDS Pizza). At this time, we only have Educational Assistant and Bus Monitor openings ranging from 3 hours to full time. If you

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REMINDER- OSU Special Education Survey

Posted on: November 16, 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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TSD BOE Meeting 11/16/20 Information

Posted on: November 13, 2020

The Talawanda Board of Education will host their regular monthly business meeting on Monday 11/16/20 at 7pm.  Please use the Zoom Webinar link if you are tuning in from home, but wish to make a comment during public participation.  Thank you for

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THS & TMS- Return to Remote Learning

Posted on: November 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 13, 2020   Contact:Holli Morrish- Director morrishh@talawanda.org      Remote Learning Decisions for THS & TMS Due to Staff Shortage   Talawanda officials have made the very difficult

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Remote Learning- 2 Days- THS & TMS

Posted on: November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020   Talawanda Parents & Guardians:   We hope you are staying well and as safe as possible in these trying times.   We wanted to alert you that Talawanda High School and Talawanda Middle School will begin  REMOTE

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TMS Enews 11/6/20

Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Posted on: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Travel Advisory & Self Quarantining We understand that families may be traveling during the holiday season.  The Ohio Health Department & the Butler County Health Department recommend that people self quarantine for 14 days upon

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Reminder- CV-19 Symptoms and Contacting your Child's School

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Important Reminder for All TSD Parents: Talawanda School District needs your partnership in keeping our students, staff, and families safe during the pandemic we are experiencing.  It's critical that parents do a wellness check on each child every day

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THS Recognizes Veterans

Posted on: October 29, 2020

The Veterans Day BreaKfast at THS will not take place due to the pandemic. FCCLA will still recognize our Veterans. We have purchased yard signs as a small token of our appreciation.

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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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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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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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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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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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TMS Enews 9/21/20

Posted on: September 21, 2020

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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Alert

Posted on: August 2, 2020

COVID-19 MEMO           TSD COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OFFICE   Please contact:Holli Morrish with any questions. morrishh@talawanda.org  Cell:(513) 839-1343 TSD Student- Positive CV19

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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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TMS- Important Message- Shot Records

Posted on: June 4, 2020

ATTENTION INCOMING 7TH GRADE PARENTS The Ohio Department of Health school immunization requirements include a dose of MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccine and a dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine BEFORE a student enters the seventh

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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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TMS- Safety Alert 5/22/20

Posted on: May 22, 2020

TSD- May 22, 2020- TMS Suspected COVID-19 Case   Talawanda Community:   We have been in contact today with the Butler County Health Department regarding a potential COVID-19 case.  There has been a potential exposure in the Talawanda Middle

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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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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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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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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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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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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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TMS Online Learning

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Talawanda Online Learning days have been designated as March 18, 19, 20, 30, 31, and April 1, 2, 3. Please use the following documents to access your work. Check back daily as teachers may add assignments as we continue through our online learning

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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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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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THS Concert Canceled for Tonight- 3/11/2020

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Talawanda officials tuned in to the press conference hosted today by Governor Mike DeWine.  As a result of the information shared by the governor and state health officials, Talawanda has canceled the music concert this evening scheduled to be hosted at

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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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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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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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Parents- Camp Glen Helen Return Update

Posted on: February 6, 2020

Hello 6th Grade Parents: This message is for parents that have a student at Camp Glen Helen.  There is a bit of snow predicted for Friday morning, and the district wanted to let parents know that if for any reason there are difficult road conditions

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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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TMS Enews 1/17/20

Posted on: January 17, 2020

TMS Enews 1/10/20

Posted on: January 10, 2020