Welcome Back to a New School Year!
My hope is that everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer vacation. As August rolls along, the start of a new school year draws closer. The first day of school is Monday, August 24, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you on that day.
Bloomfield Middle/High School is continuing its excellent ways with the Ohio Department of Education’s mandated state testing. I would like to thank all students and parents for their efforts on last year’s PARRC Assessments. Unfortunately, I cannot report at this time on our success of last year’s testing results. The Ohio Department of Education has not released any information as of yet. However, I remain confident that our students and staff will continue to succeed!
We will have four new teachers in the building this year. Mr. Alex Gabriele will be our new high school Science teacher, Ms. Patricia Wojtowicz will be our new high school Spanish teacher, Mrs. Alexandra Shevel will be our new Art teacher and Mrs. Grace Jerasa will be our new Music teacher. I’m currently in the final stages of interviewing for our new Art and Music teachers. On September 2, please attend our Open House and meet our new staff members, along with our returning teachers, to see what new and exciting educational opportunities they have planned for your child this coming school year.
Enclosed are the following materials to help the school year get off to a good start for your convenience.•School Fees List – these fees need to be paid by the end of September.•Emergency Medical Form – this form needs to be completed and returned to the school office by September 2. (Fall Sports Athletes have already completed this form.)•School Calendar – this provides dates of early release days and vacation days.
All students at the middle and high school will be given a student handbook, which outlines the procedures and policies for the building. I urge you and your child to read the handbook carefully. It covers the rules to which they are expected to abide by. A reminder again this year, students are permitted to have cell phones in their possession, but on school buses and during school hours (7:00am - 2:19pm), cell phones are to be turned off and not used. I would also like to remind students and parents that other electronic devices are not permitted.
Reduced/Free Lunch Applications
Reduced and Free Lunch Applications have been mailed home to all students. This form must be returned to the school office the first day of school in order for your child to receive reduced/free lunches. This is a change from past years due to reporting requirements. Students who were on the reduced/free lunch program last year will not receive reduced/free lunches until new applications are received.
Lunch prices will increase this year by .25 cents. Students in grades 6-12 will pay $2.00 for lunch per day. A 20-day lunch ticket is also available for $38.00. Breakfast prices will be $0.75.
Emergency Medical Forms
Every student, including TCTC students, is required to have an emergency medical form on file. Please remember as you complete the forms, it is important to list alternate people that can be reached in an emergency.
All students entering school in Ohio must be immunized against Diphtheria, Hepatitis B (HBV, 3 doses), Measles, Mumps, Polio Myolitis, Rubella and Tetanus. All students entering Kindergarten must have verification of a second MMR immunization. A fifth dose of DTP/DtaP/DT vaccine is required if the fourth dose was administered prior to the fourth birthday. A fourth dose of polio vaccine is required if the third dose was administered prior to the fourth birthday.
The State of Ohio mandates that all students in Ohio Schools receive one dose of a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine prior to entry into seventh grade. Tdap provides vital protection against pertussis (also known as whooping cough).
Since the state of Ohio requires up-to-date records on file for ALL students, the school office must have these records current and correct by Friday, September 25, 2015. According to state requirements, we must exclude your child from school if immunization has not been acquired or proof received by that date. Dates must be shown on an immunization card or a note signed by the student’s physician. Please contact your family doctor or the Trumbull County Health Department (330.675.2590) to see when they will be offering immunizations.
Please remember to call the office (440.685.4711) between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on any day that your child will be absent from school. And upon their return, please write a note explaining their absence for our records.Parents will have 48 hours to notify the school of a student’s absence or tardy. After 48 hours, all absences or tardies will be considered unexcused.
In order to provide greater security to students and staff at Bloomfield Middle/High School, when entering the building during school hours, we ask that parents and visitors use the door just to the right of the main entrance.
On behalf of myself, and the staff at Bloomfield Middle/High School, we are looking forward to another productive and enjoyable year with your child. We are striving towards maintaining educational excellence! If you have any questions regarding this information or any other matters, please feel free to stop in, or contact the school at 440.685.4711.