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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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6403G: Lily Schremp, Gabby Torres, Lauryn Gibson
6403M: Joey Sheetz, Christian Ortiz, Deric Caraballo
6403V: Simon Kramp, Mark Carney, Micah Comito
6403W: Anna McLaughlin, Trevor Kitzberger, Emily Cwalinski, Chase Toth
6403X: Joe DeLuca, Dominic Lundberg, Tyler Kitzberger, Nick Arra
6403Y: Aydan Smith, Chase Chandler, Alex Van Meter, Caleb Bibb
6403Z: Elliot Rion, Andy Bilczo, Gavin Blythe, Brad Horinger
BIS JVS Career Tech Day

Lorain County JVS is offering the opportunity for our school district’s 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students to attend Career Tech  on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at no cost to families!

Designed to spark the interest of our younger student populations, Career Tech Saturday provides fun activities while they learn a new skill. Parents will have an opportunity to observe their student in this environment. During Career Tech Saturday, students will participate in fun comprehensive hands-on activities and create a make-and-take as a keepsake of their accomplishments!

Stay-Tuned for postcards to come home with student.  Registration is online.

talent show Brookside Talent Show Auditions -- Click here for flyer
2/26 & 2/27  3:30-7:30PM in the BHS Choir Room
The Show is 5/5 @6PM 
Malleys Malley's PTO Fundraiser Pickup Information
Candy order pickup is Tuesday, April 2nd from 4-6pm at Brookside Intermediate School in the cafeteria.  If you have any questions, please contact the PTO Vice President for the appropriate school below:
Knollwood:   Michelle Moreno at 602-647-9090 or knollwood.pto@gmail.com
Forestlawn:  Michelle Moreno at 602-647-9090 or forestlawn.pto@gmail.com
BIS:                Dawn Radford at 440-654-6383 or vpbis.cardinalpto@gmail.com
public health logo Important Vaccination Information for Current 6th Grade Students
Attention parents of 6th grade students! The Lorain County Public Health Department reminds you that before a student can enter 7th grade they must receive one dose of the Tdap vaccine and one dose of the meningitis vaccine. See your medical provider or make an appointment with the Lorain County Public Health Department to get the vaccines your student needs. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.   
No Vaping Vaping and Student Use
Parent & Community Members:  Please click on the link below to access a Vaping toolkit provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.  The toolkit provides factual information, ways to approach kids about vaping or juuling (e-cigarette use), and recommendations on what parents can do to safeguard their kids.   Concerned with your child using?, please talk with your child’s school counselor or school social worker.
For more information click HERE 
ILL? Know when to stay or go (Click here to view some helpful info)
Here are some helpful guidelines from the school nurse. 
puzzle District Hiring Classified Substitutes
The district is currently hiring substitute cleaners, kitchen staff, bus drivers, clerical, & monitors. If interested, please email Steve Parker at sparker@sheffieldschools.org. You can complete an application online through the Community link on the district web page.
Cardinal Ticket Winners Announced!!!
4th: NICK BARSAN     
CARDINAL HEAD BIS Cardinals of the Month
        Each month the teachers for Brookside Intermediate School select a student from each grade level who excels in the classroom and with The Cardinal Way. The Cardinal Way focuses on being safe, respectful, responsible and a problem-solver. Cardinals of the Month also try to consistently do their very best in the classroom, at lunch and recess and on the school bus. BIS Cardinals of the Month represent our exemplar role models for all students. The following students have been honored as our current Students of the Month:
nurse Should I Keep My Child Home?
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. 
Click here to see the BIS Student Handbook
This is part of the planner given to all BIS students.  Please refer to it for any questions about procedures and policies.  Thank you 
BIS Brings Home Trophies From Worlds!!!

After earning 5 of the 6 Ohio qualifying spots for Worlds in only its third year of existence, BIS Elementary Robotics sent 4 teams to Louisville Kentucky to compete against the 480 top teams from around the world. Teams 6403W and 6403Z were in the top 25% for much of the competition and achieved some of their highest scores of the year.  Team 6403X was awarded one of 4 Energy Awards and Team 6403V earned one of 4 Design Awards.  Pictures of X and V with their trophies are attached (Click on the red title of this story to see the attachments).  Congratulations to all and their coaches, Mr. Landis and Mr. Rion, for representing our small community so well at the World level!!

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. 
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. 

register Preschool & Kindergarten Registration - April 10th

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

We will be holding a registration on April 10th from 9-11am, 1-3pm and 5-7pm.  Please remember, your child must be age 5 on or before 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.  Once you have your approval letter for open enrollment, call the school office at 440-949-4234 to make an appointment to register your child.


Knollwood offers full day Kindergarten and ½ day Kindergarten. Full day Kindergarten 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 be $2,000.00 and is payable monthly with a $200 deposit due at registration. Fee waivers are available for families who qualify.

Half day kindergarten is tuition free, however there will be a one-time school fee for workbooks, supplies, etc. payable in the fall. 

The hours for the all-day Kindergarten is 8:20am-3:20pm and ½ day hours are 8:20am-11:20am.


Knollwood Elementary will also be offering half day preschool. Preschool is tuition based and the cost is $1,500.00 for the year payable monthly with the first payment of $150.00 due at registration. Second payment will be due September 1st with the rest of the payments due on the 1st of every month through May. There is no school for preschool students on Wednesdays. Preschool hours are 8:20am-11:20am & 12:20pm-3:20pm.

What to bring on the day of registration:

* 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 (water/gas/electric/cable), Homeowner's insurance statement/bill, Property tax bill, Recent paystub and

* Custody papers if they apply

* You will need to bring your first payment if you're signing up for 1/2 day Preschool or full day Kindergarten 

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Glass at 440-949-4234.

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