8/10 (Mon)...... No School
8/11 (Tues)...... Open House 2:00-3:00
8/12 (Wed)...... No School
8/13 (Thurs)....A Day - 1st Day of School
8/14 (Fri)......... B Day
Open House, August 11
Meet your teachers, see your classroom, and drop off your school supplies between 2:00-3:00 at Fouse. This is an exciting annual event for our Fouse Foxes, and is the official kickoff to the school year!
School Supply Drive
The Fouse PTO is conducting a school supply drive! Here's how it works: While you are buying your school supplies, pick up an extra item or two off your child's supply list. Bring the item to Open House on Tuesday, August 11, or send it to school with your child any time between August 13-21. We will have a collection box in the lobby during that time. All donated supplies will be distributed to Fouse students at the discretion of school staff.
First Day of School, August 13
Classes for most Westerville City Schools students will begin on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Elementary pupils will start school at 9:05 a.m. and dismiss at 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten and Special Needs Preschool starts Monday, August 17. Morning kindergarten runs from 9:05 to 11:40 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten sessions will be held from 12:55 to 3:30 p.m.
Children are encouraged to take the bus the first day of school due to heavy traffic flow in the drop-off line. If you choose to drive your child to school, please give yourself extra time since the traffic lines tend to be long on the first day.
2nd Annual Fouse Family Picnic
Pack your picnic basket and join us for the Fouse Family Picnic on Sunday, August 16 from 5-7pm! All Fouse families are invited to come to the school playfield for this free activity. Bring dinner for you family and your favorite lawn game (Frisbees, soccer balls, corn hole, etc.), see some old friends and make some new ones, too!
*Note that all families are responsible for providing their own food/drinks.
Bus Routes Now Available
Check your child’s bus number and pickup/dropoff times. Please remember to be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to your assigned pickup time . http://www.wcsoh.org/Content2/726
Free and Reduced Eligibility Policy Announced
Westerville City Schools today announced its 2015-2016 program year policy for free and reduced price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the Food Service office has a copy of the policy which may be reviewed by any interested party.
SPS EZPay Activated for 2015-16 School Year
Westerville City School District (WCSD) families may begin making online financial transactions, such as adding money to a student’s lunch account or paying certain school and class fees, using any Visa or MasterCard (including Debit Visa and MasterCard).
There is no cost for families to register, browse or check a child’s meal account balance through SPS EZPay. When depositing funds into a lunch account, confirmed transactions made by 5:30 a.m. will be available in a student's meal account for use that same day, even though it may take up to 24 hours for the deposit to be reflected on-line.
The use of EZPay is optional and the district will continue to accept cash and checks for payment of fees or deposits into meal accounts. Customer service questions regarding the EZPay system can be directed to email@example.com. Families may direct questions about school fees and lunch accounts to their child’s school.
ESL Parents Meeting, August 11
Westerville City Schools will host a meeting from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, for English as a Second Language parents who are new to the district. It will take place in the Board Training Room of the Early Learning Center, which is located at 936 Eastwind Avenue in Westerville.
Nationwide Children’s Mobile Care Center, August 26
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Mobile Care Center will be in Westerville from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., parked in the lot at the Early Learning Center at 936 Eastwind Drive. A doctor and a nurse from NCH will be on board to offer a full range of immunizations including DPT and MMR vaccines required for children entering Kindergarten, along with the latest Tdap immunization required for current and incoming Middle School students. This is your opportunity to schedule an appointment time to get your child’s updated immunizations that may be required for the 2015-2016 school year.
Families are also welcome to schedule well-checks; the doctor and nurse on the unit will address current illness concerns as time allows. Families are always encouraged to contact their Primary Care Provider for medical services. The Care Mobile is available to serve all who do not have a medical home.
All students within the Westerville School District are invited to schedule an appointment time to receive services from the NCH Care Unit on August 26. Please contact Kathy Hayman at Cherrington Elementary School beginning August 1 to schedule your child’s appointment. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 614/797-7056
Bike Safe Westerville
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department and the Division of Police have teamed up to create a Bike Safe Westerville video series to highlight the importance of preventative bike maintenance, general safe practices and rules to follow while riding on the roadway or path. If your child will be riding a bike to school, please take a moment to watch the videos and learn about other bicycle safety and maintenance opportunities here: www.westerville.org/bike
Basic bicycle safety tips to review include:
1) Always wear a helmet. It’s for your safety and it’s the law.
2) Keep your bike in good working order. Make sure lights and reflectors are installed.
3) STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. Never ride while distracted.
4) Speak up and let others know you’re there. Saying “on your left” lets them know you’re behind them and want to pass.
5) Use proper hand signals when you are turning.
6) Never assume a car, truck or other vehicle will stop or slow down for you while you’re riding.
Ways to Support the Fouse PTO… Without Spending Extra!
These great programs allow you to support the Fouse PTO while shopping for everyday items…
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Other important Dates
August 10… Kindergarten Curriculum Night, 6:30
August 11… Open House, 2:00-3:00
August 13… 1st Day of School, grades 1-5
August 16… Fouse Family Picnic, 5:00-7:00
August 17… 1st Day of School, Kindergarten
August 18… Curriculum Night, grades 2, 3 & 4, 6:30
August 25… Curriculum Night, grades 1 & 5, 6:30
September 7… NO SCHOOL (Labor Day Holiday)
2015-16 Westerville Schools Calendar: http://www.wcsoh.org/content_page.aspx?cid=474
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