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For Monday, February 5, 2018, Crestview LSD will be on a 2-Hour Delayed Start due to the weather.

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.

School Board Appreciation! Boards of education are a mature and tested institution in Ohio. School board members make policy; approve contracts with employees; choose curriculum; adopt budgets; and select a superintendent, treasurer and business manager to administer the district. They do all these tasks with the emphasis on what’s best for the children they serve.

Being an effective school board member is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of change and challenge. School board members need to be knowledgeable about many complex education and social issues, and carry out initiatives and directives from both federal and state governments. To face these demands of governing our public schools, they give countless hours of personal time. A public board of education is a legislative body of citizens elected locally by their communities. Most Ohio school boards consist of five to seven members who serve four-year terms of office. Through dedicated, responsible endeavors, school board members serve the public interest in public education—and serve the needs of our kids. They ensure that decisions about public schools are made as close to the needs of our communities as possible. Their public service is an excellent example for young and old alike of the tradition of volunteerism that is a hallmark of American society. Please take a moment to thank your board of education members. Your board of education members are:

Mr. Jamie McGraw - 18 years

Mr. Dave Kissel - 4 years

Mrs. Lisa Music - 4 years

Mrs. Debbie Reidy - 2 years

Mrs. Linda Roney - 2 years

Board members were honored at the January 15, 2018 board meeting with certificates, video, posters and gifts from district students.

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.

Crestview FFA will once again have the opportunity to team up with non-profit Meals of Hope and make a positive community impact in Ashland and Richland counties.

Last year we assembled over 61,000 nutritionally fortified meals for the local food insecure residents of Ashland/Richland counties. At a cost of $0.25 per meal, we can provide comforting, healthy food to families that would otherwise go without. The Crestview FFA chapter needs to raise $15,000 in order to reach our goal of 61,000 meals again this year. This year’s event will take place on February 23 and will be a combined packing event with the Crestview Middle School and High School students. There will be multiple sessions for the middle school students and one session for high school students to assemble meals. Meals will be donated to local food pantries such as: Associated Charities, Hillsdale Cares, Stone Lutheran Church, St. Edwards and F.I.S.H. of Shelby. For more information or to make a donation please contact Joel Albright at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 419-895-1700, extension 19306.