The 2018 April/May CrestView Newsletter is now available online. Click here to view. You can expect a mailing of the newsletter to be arriving sometime the week of April 2, 2018.
In conjunction with the Warren County Educational Service Center, the Crestview Local School District has opened a preschool! The preschool is located in the Crestview Elementary School building and provides an enriched learning environment in an integrated setting to both typically developing children and children with identified disabilities. Preschool classes are half-day sessions (morning or afternoon) that run from Tuesday through Friday and follow the Crestview Local Schools’ calendar.
Will your child be ready for Kindergarten?
Preschool is a great way to help your child prepare for Kindergarten! If you are interested in sending your child to preschool at Crestview, please call to schedule a preschool screening!
Preschool screenings provide valuable information, which helps the staff to understand family concerns, determine a child’s developmental skill level, identify areas in which there may be developmental delays, and plan for the child’s success.
Crestview Community Preschool Screening Dates:
Monday, March 5th, 2018 - Morning and afternoon screenings
Monday, March 19th, 2018 - Morning screenings only
*Screenings are open to preschool-age children
who will be at least 3 years of age by December 1, 2018.
Please call 419-895-1700 ext. 17500 to schedule your child’s screening!
The 2017-18 school year has been very exciting so far! In conjunction with the Warren County Educational Service Center, the Crestview Local School District opened a preschool this year! The purpose of the preschool is to provide an enriched learning environment in an integrated setting to children ages 3-5. This includes both typically developing children and children with disabilities. Located at Crestview Elementary classes are in held Tuesday-Friday and follow Crestview LSD calendar. Half-day sessions are offered either in the morning or afternoon. Current preschool enrollment includes 12 morning students and 11 afternoon students, we are continually adding students (each session can accommodate up to 16 students).
Because children learn best through play, preschool learning takes place in a play-based environment. The preschool curriculum is based on the Early Learning Standards for Ohio so that students will be prepared for kindergarten standards. Preschool activities include student-initiated and teacher-initiated activities that focus on the development of pre-academic, fine motor, gross motor, social/emotional, and language skills. There is a weekly focus on letters, colors, shapes, and numbers. The children have regular opportunities to practice drawing simple shapes, writing the letters of their names, and writing the letter of the week. The children have enjoyed playing on the newly constructed preschool equipment recently purchased through a joint effort from Crestview Parents Club and Crestview Board of Education.
For children interested in attending Crestview’s preschool, applications are available through the board office and on the District website: www.crestviewschools.net, click on “Enrollment”. Open screenings will be held in March and May of 2018. Speech, occupational, and physical therapy services are provided during preschool hours to qualifying students. For more information, please contact Kristi Barker at (419) 895-1700, ext. 17502.
The Crestview Local Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.
Hazing, bullying behavior and/or dating violence by any student/school personnel in the District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion from school. (According to Board policy JFCF/JFCF-R).
The District is committed to maintaining a constructive, safe, and bullying-free school climate that is conducive to all students’ educational opportunities and which fosters an environment in which all students are treated with respect and dignity. Bullying can inhibit a student’s educational opportunities. Bullying of students shall not be tolerated and is strictly prohibited.
The definition of bullying, according to The National Centre Against Bullying, is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken.
What bullying is not...single episodes of social rejection or dislike, single episode acts of nastiness or spite, random acts of aggression or intimidation, or mutual arguments, disagreements or fights. These actions can cause great distress. However, they do not fit the definition of bullying, and they're not examples of bullying unless someone is deliberately and repeatedly doing them.
We must provide an academic environment that is safe, civil and supportive. We do not and will not tolerate bullying and have a policy in place that addresses conduct taking place on school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, or on school-provided transportation as well as a reporting procedure for such occurrences. This information can be found on our District website: https://crestviewschools.net/district-reports
With any incident of bullying that is reported to our administrators, we follow the process of our policy and immediately investigate the alleged incidents. The privacy of all parties and witnesses to complaints will be respected in accordance with federal and state law.
This policy (Board Policy JFCF/JFCF-R) prohibiting bullying shall apply to all students,
parents, employees, guests, visitors and vendors while on school property, while attending or participating in school activities, on school-owned property, while in any school-owned or leased vehicle, or when in a private vehicle located on school property during school or during school activities.
Allegations of bullying may also be reported by the administration to other authorities, including but not limited to law enforcement. Students who violate this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion. Employees who violate this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Guests, visitors, parents, and vendors who violate this policy may be prohibited from being on school property.
Our buildings will be working hard to evaluate the perceptions and concerns regarding bullying. They have been encouraged to create opportunities for students to share instances of when, where, and how bullying is taking place so that we may work to address those concerns and alleviate any uncomfortable situations as best we can. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive and productive atmosphere for our students and we encourage you to speak up in order to help us identify and eliminate bullying.