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Bascom Elementary News

Calamity Day Make-up

The LaBrae Local School District is required by the State of Ohio to make-up any calamity days beyond five days.  This past winter season, the district used a total of six calamity days.  Therefore, the district needs to make-up one school day.  This make-up day has been added to the end of the school calendar, thus adjusting the student's last day of school.  The make-up day and student's last day of school is now Friday, May 30, 2014.  Also, as a reminder, this is an early release day for the district.

Winter Walking is Ending Soon

The last day Bascom Elementary is open for community members to walk is Thursday April 24.

2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and then from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bascom Elementary School.  Child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2014.  The following documents are needed at the time of registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Shot Record
  • 2 Recent Proofs of Residency (examples: utility bill, pay stub, property taxes, car insurance, and/or Ohio Job and Family Service paperwork)  
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)

If you have any questions, please contact the Bascom Office at (330) 898-0800 (option 2, then 2) Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Strep Throat Alert

Parents, be aware we are seeing several cases of strep throat in our elementary grades.  If your child is complaining of symptoms consistent with strep throat please consult your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.  Common symptoms of strep throat vary, but may include:

  • Fever
  • Red, sore throat, with pus spots, swollen tender glands
  • Vomiting

If your child is diagnosed please keep him/her home for 24-48 hours after appropriate diagnosis and treatment, or per your health care provider’s instructions.

Winter Walking

Indoor winter walking will be available for LaBrae district residents at Bascom Elementary School.  The building will be open to district resident November 6 – April 24 between 4pm 7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The building is not open during scheduled breaks or closures due to weather.  Please confine your walking to the hallways only.  Do not enter classrooms, gym, or the media center.  Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and supervised.  All participants walk at their own risk.

Success By 6

The Success By 6 program, taught by Ms. Molly Schwab and Mrs. Lynn Kondoleon, was a big hit this year at Bascom Elementary.  Thank you to the United Way of Mahoning County for funding this program!  Children received three weeks of intensive instruction with daily breakfast and snacks.  The program was concluded, on Friday August 2, with a luncheon where the children all received a special nutrition tracker and a backpack full of supplies for the upcoming school year.

Pink Eye

From the Nurse : 2-21-13

Parents be aware that we are starting to notice several cases of pink eye in grades K-2.

If you observe the following symptoms please do not send your child to school. If you suspect pink eye consult your child’s doctor for appropriate diagnosis & treatment.

  • Redness in and around the eye
  • Eyes that are puffy & sore
  • Itching, burning, or stinging eyes
  • Watery eyes, or discharge from the eyes
  • Eyelids that are crusty or stuck together upon waking

Tips for prevention:

  • Keep hands away from the eye area
  • Wash hands often with soap & water & rinse well
  • Never share your eye medications or use someone else’s medication
  • Use disposable tissues
  • Wash towels & bedding in hot water
  • Anyone with pink eye should not share towels & washcloths with the rest of the household

LaBrae Acceleration Information

LaBrae Local Schools does provide opportunities for families to have their child, where appropriate, to be given consideration for academic acceleration.  Parents should read the District policy on acceleration.  Parents can access the policy through the following link:  LaBrae Board of Education Policies.  Once you are redirected to the policies, click on the policy section 5000 Students.  Find policy 5410: Promotion, Acceleration and Retention. 

Additionally, parents should read the acceleration  notice.  Should a parent like to make a referral, the parent can print off the referral form located on the District website and submit it to the building principal for consideration. 

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