The April / May 2017 CrestView newsletter is now available online. Click here to see full newsletter.
This edition includes information about the following topics:
Kindergarten Registration, Immunizations for 2017-18 school year, Art Show, 2017 Graduation Dates and Times, 2017 Prom & After Prom, HS STEAM/STEM class, Meals of Hope, Middle School Washington DC Trip, 2017 Lady Cougar Volleyball Camp, Music In Our Schools, Crestview Athletic Boosters Golf Outing, Athletic News, Schedule of Events, Youth Soccer, Community Events, Class of 2012 Reunion..
Since 1991, the Ohio Department of Education has been responsible for licensing and monitoring all early childhood programs operated through public schools. We are in the early stages of determining the feasibility of offering a preschool unit, one AM class and one PM class, for residents of the Crestview district. The preschool program we are looking at is best described as an “Integrated Preschool”.
The Integrated program would be available to preschool children, ages three (3) through five (5), who demonstrate delays in one or more areas of development. A multifactored evaluation by the staff at Crestview will determine the eligibility for children with disabilities. The activities in the program are age appropriate and are intended to facilitate the individual education plans of each child. The environment would be designed to enhance the development of self-esteem, self-expression, curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability to interact with other children and adults. Curricula focuses on language development, social interaction and discovery and follows the State of Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards that include preschool as a grade level.
A limited number of typically developing children would also be given the opportunity to enroll in the program through an application selection process. To be considered for eligibility, a typically developing student must be at least three (3) years of age by August 1st of the school year, be potty trained by the first day of school, and not have any identified disability that would qualify them as a student with special needs.
Currently, this type of preschool is a four day a week program for half of the day, either AM or PM. Under the state model, typically developing students pay a tuition, once accepted into the program. The rate of tuition and the payment structure is determined by the district.
Students who attend preschool must provide immunization records to include, but not limited to: polio, measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, and mumps, or have an authorized exemption from the State immunization requirements. Kindergarten students must be immunized against Hepatitis B and chickenpox. Any questions regarding immunizations should be directed to the school nurse.
More information will be available once a decision has been finalized regarding the preschool. Information will be shared on the school website, through social media, and in the local news.
The February/March 2017 CrestView newsletter is now available online. Please click here to view. District residents should be receiving the newsletter sometime early next week in the mail.
A College Credit Plus informational meeting for parents and students will be held on Wed, Feb. 8 at 6:00 PM in the high school media center followed by an informational session on the ACT at 7:00 PM.
All juniors will take the ACT at the high school on Tuesday, March 21. This will be an opportunity for many students to try the ACT for the first time and for others improve on previous scores if they've already taken it. Additionally, families and students can learn more about the ACT on our website at Guidance: Test Prep page.
Students who are considering enrollment in a College Credit Plus course for the 2017-2018 school year must attend Wednesday's information meeting.
Crestview Elementary School has always strived to create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, staff at Crestview Elementary have worked together to form a Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) plan. The focus of this plan is to create a positive school climate that fosters having a positive attitude, acting responsibly, working hard, and showing respect.
The students learned about PBIS, our new behavior program, at a whole school assembly on January 5th . The Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Committee created this program to promote the core values of POSITIVE ATTITUDE, RESPONSIBILITY, HARD WORK, AND RESPECT for all students and the entire Crestview community. [Related: See our PBIS Kick-off Video]
In addition to our kick-off assembly, we will display posters around the building and in the classroom, and modify our environment to make it easier for children to move safely and efficiently in the building. All of the staff at Crestview will be teaching our student the positive behaviors they are expected to demonstrate at school on January 6th . We will acknowledge and reward individuals and classes who consistently demonstrate these positive behaviors.
Please take some time to review with your child the positive behavior expectations described on the matrix located on the back of the letter that came home with your child. Ask your child to make sure he/she understands the expectations in different environments around the school. Please discuss the importance of these concepts and encourage your child to use his/her PAWSitive behaviors.
With your continued support and involvement, there is no question that Crestview Elementary will continue to be a place where students can excel in a safe and stimulating environment. Research shows that when the home and school work together, student learning is more successful. We look forward to working with you as true partners in your child’s education!