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BIS School Day: 8:40 a.m. until 3:25 p.m. Attendance Office: (440) 949-4233
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Internet Safety Assembly Held at BIS

This morning, the 5th and 6th grade students attended an assembly called “Is It Worth the Risk?” presented by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The presentation was filled with techniques, safety tips, relevant internet safety issues, and real-life examples geared toward helping students make educated and informed decisions while online. 

The presentation’s main theme was “THINK BEFORE YOU POST!”, which was supported with discussions about protecting oneself (information, content, and data) and the harm caused by cyberbullying.  Another significant theme was warning students about the devious ways strangers can obtain your information and coerce you to become a victim.  The presentation concluded with a discussion about the importance of taking action and reporting anything suspicious or harmful that they see online to a trusted adult.

We encourage you to continue this conversation with your children about internet safety.  We are looking to have a similar presentation for parents in the near future.  Our speaker offered the following tips for parents:

  • Do not allow your child to password protect or otherwise hide their activity on any device with internet access.
  • Talk to your child about online sexual victimization and potential online dangers.
  • Do not allow your child to give out identifying information on their profile such as name, address, school name or phone number.
  • Set rules for internet use for your children.  Discuss them and make sure that they are followed.
  • Regulate the amount of time your child spends online.  Excessive use, especially late at night, may indicate a problem.
  • Instruct your children never to arrange a face-to-care meeting with someone they meet online.
  • Review messages on your child’s social media accounts and cell phone. 
D.A.R.E. Program Starts at BIS
Officer Tony Kovacs came in today (3/8/18), to begin the 5th Grade D.A.R.E. program.  D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Eduacation. 
Smiles Dental Program Coming to BIS in April
April 23rd - 24th: The program will visit the school and perform dental services for students who have returned permission slips. 
Changes to AM Drop-Off and Dismissal Pick-ups at BIS

February 23, 2018

Dear BIS Families,

We have looked at some of our student pick-up and drop-off procedures to see if there is anything that can be done more safely or efficiently.  Our staff is always putting students first and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we try a few new procedures.  As always, we have numerous staff members with two-way radios stationed at various points of the building and grounds during drop-off and pick-up.

Morning car rider drop-offs can be hectic for parents, as there is a small window between 8:30 AM when the school can be open for students and the tardy bell at 8:40 AM to begin the learning day.  The doors will be locked at 8:40 AM.  We know that parents have other children to drop-off elsewhere and many have jobs to be on-time for.  We started the year like last year, with staff members opening the car doors for one or two cars at a time to help keep things moving in a very friendly manner. 

We heard a concern that this method may be unsafe and we considered the concern seriously.  We then allowed parents to simply stop one at a time with staff supervising at the school entrance.  This method often proved to be too slow, especially on days with bad weather and heavier car rider traffic.  Students were coming in well after the day was set to start.

Our new practice was tested last week and the feedback was positive. 

1.     To start some days, we may additionally open the northwest door, which is just down from the primary door (towards the BHS/BMS Campus).  This will help us move some of the initial long lines coming in from Harris Road. 

2.     Once we have helped the line out with this second door, we can close the door and cars will then resume drop-off as before, with the cars stopping one at a time at the primary door letting students out.

3.     This new plan will just ask for a little flexibility on the part of the drop-off cars as sometimes a second door is used and sometimes only the primary door will be in use.  You will always know when the second door is being utilized as staff members will be waving you forward to another staff member supervising the second door.

One final note about car lines, please do not enter the car line from the opposite direction, or drive around other cars, or drop your student off early. It is not safe for our students. We have been advised by the Sheffield Village Police Department to prevent this scenario.

Considering recent national events, we have also decided on some enhancement measures for the end of the day. 

1.     As our building nears dismissal at 3:25 PM, students are moving throughout the building, and staff is preparing for dismissal.  Students are systematically dismissed as either walkers, car riders or bus riders. 

2.     Except for emergency situations parents may have, parents or guardians are not allowed to wait in the lobby to meet their student for dismissal.  If you need an early dismissal prior to 3:10 PM, please arrange that as usual with a note and/or message.  After 3:10 PM, you will need to pick up your student(s) in the car rider line if they are not a walker or a bus rider.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. 

If you are planning to be in CCP for school year 2018-2019 (next school year) please, remember that the INTENT TO PARTICIPATE FORM is due in the Guidance Office by April 1st!!  This year, April 1st falls on a Sunday so you MUST TURN IN THE INTENT FORM BY MARCH 28TH, which is the last day of school before spring break!  Turn in completed Intent Forms to the Guidance Office as soon as you can!! 
Preschool & Kindergarten Registration- April 18th and 19th image Preschool & Kindergarten Registration- April 18th and 19th

Registration for preschool and kindergarten students will be held at Knollwood School.

We will be holding a mass registration on April 18th and 19th from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm both days and at 6pm-8pm on the 18h only.  Please remember, your child must be age 5 by August 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.  If you are Open Enrolling your child, you must apply for Open Enrollment at the Board Office and be approved before you can register your child. Make sure you call 440-949-4234 to make an appointment to register after you have been approved and bring your open enrollment approval letter when you register.

We are excited to announce all-day kindergarten will be open to all students. All-day kindergarten has been in such high demand in the past that we have had to deny entrance for some students. Therefore, we have added these extra seats to accommodate our children and parents. Most importantly, it gives our children twice the exposure to reading, language arts, and math skills which will help them for their lifetime. We hope that you will take advantage of this added opportunity.

Cost will continue to be $2,000.00 and is payable monthly with a $200 deposit due at registration. Fee waivers are available for families who qualify.

Knollwood Elementary will also be offering half day preschool and half day kindergarten. While preschool school and full day kindergarten is tuition based. Half day kindergarten is tuition free, however there will be a one time school fee for workbooks, supplies, etc. payable in the fall. 

On the day of registration, you will need to bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, a signed Lease Agreement, Rental Agreement, Mortgage Statement or Purchase Agreement, (choose one), 2 proofs of residency, (utility bills sent to your home with your name and address on it), and custody papers if they apply. You will also need to bring your first payment if you're signing up for preschool on the day of registration.

Preschool is $1500.00 for the year. First payment of $150.00 is due at registration. Second payment will be due September 1st with the rest of the payments due on the 1st of every month. May will be the last payment. There is no school for preschool students on Wednesdays.

The hours for the all-day Kindergarten is 8:20am - 3:20pm. Half-day Pre-School and Kindergarten classes are 8:20am - 11:20am & 12:20pm - 3:20pm. 

If you have any questions, you please call Mrs. Wesebaum @ 440-949-4234. 

tv twenty-two A Collection of Our Holiday Music Program Videos
We have assembled a portfolio of the 2017 Holiday Season school videos filmed by our District Video Club and our Brookside Video Production Classes. We hope you enjoy the videos. Click HERE to view the page. 
bus Bus Routes 2017-18
Click HERE to see the bus routes for the 2017-18 school year. 
Positive Identity Theme for March

This month’s character trait is having a Positive Identity. Young people have a strong sense of their own power, purpose, worth, and promise. You can show your Positive Identity by:
Taking control over things that happen to you. Handle situations calmly when things don't go the way you want them to go. Like yourself just the way you are. Believe your life has purpose and that you can do many things well.


Is your child not feeling 100% but you're not sure if you should keep them home or not? Please see THIS LINK for more information. 
Endowment Steak Fry image Endowment Steak Fry

The Endowment Steak Fry will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Teresa's Hall on the corner of Abbe Rd. & Colorado Ave.  No dinner tickets will be sold at the door, sorry.

We have 50/50 Raffle tickets on sale $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

We also have our big ticket item, 4 tickets on April 5th., Cav's vs. Wizards plus a $500.00 Visa gift card.                      Tickets $10.00 each 

Come join in on this fun night, it's a "Luau"! 

Those Pesky Varmints- Lice
Head lice have become more and more of a problem over the last few years. 
Transportation Reminder image Transportation Reminder
Any change in dismissal procedure, such as picking up a child during or after school or a change in after school child care, must be stated in writing to the child’s teacher daily. Also, have you discussed a “Plan B” with your child in cases of an emergency? If your child arrives home, and for some reason you are not there, they need an alternate plan of safety in place.  
Power School Parent Portal image Power School Parent Portal
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We’ve noticed two safety skills that some of our students need more reinforcement at home. 
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