Elementary School

Waterloo Elementary School

03/16/2020 Updates
1. Breakfast/lunch distribution:
We are working with some local businesses and churches to provide food for students who need it during the school shutdown. stay tuned for more details coming soon...
2. Father-Daughter Dance is rescheduled to May 1st.
3. Fund Raiser Products - scheduled for delivery on Apr 7th but will be postponed if needed.
4. Please pick up academic packets in the school office today if your child is not at school today.
5. Student Medications - pick them up in the school office with the nurse if you need them at home over the shutdown period!
6. Voting on Tuesday, March 17th. Please support the schools by voting tomorrow!
7. News/Rumors/Etc. -Thank you for your patience during this time! The schools are usually hearing information at the same time as the general public. We will communicate with you as fast as we can, but sometimes there is a delay because we don't want to put out wrong information! Emergency or urgent information will be sent out via an all-call.

Waterloo Youth Baseball & Softball 2020 spring season player registrations 
are currently available online at www.waterlooyouthbaseball.com

Starting this season, all registrations will be online.  There will be two in-person events for sizing, to submit payment, and/or if you don’t have online access which will be:

  • (Saturday) February 1st, 2020 3-4PM at Atwater Town Hall (1199 OH-183 Atwater, Ohio 44201)
  • (Sunday) February 9th, 2020 1-4PM at Randolph Town Hall (1639 OH-44 Atwater, Ohio 44201)

Currently, registrations are available online for any Waterloo student (and/or Randolph & Atwater resident) 4-yrs-old to 14-yrs-old.

Updated Car Rider Information (the 'Rules')

Parents/Grandparents/Families who drop off students in the car rider line: PLEASE obey the 'rules' of the car rider line!

With the darkness of morning, or sometimes the glare of the early sun, or the added caution necessary in snow, drivers have a lot to think about...Please read and follow these rules:

-Drivers must drive slowly and cautiously through the drop off lane and while exiting the drop off lane.

-Please drive slowly and cautiously in all areas of the school parking lots and drive lanes.

-Drivers must check in all directions (several times) before pulling away from the curb. Please do not pull away as you are watching your student walk into the building - keep eyes and focus on the crosswalk and road in front of you.

-All drivers should use the car rider line so students are dropped off at the curb. Drivers should avoid cutting through the parking lot to send their students across the driving lane - just use the car rider line. I know it takes longer, but student safety is our top priority!

-Please have students exit the curb side (right side) of your vehicle.

-Please have students 'ready to go' when you pull up to the curb. A lot of time is lost when students are gathering their bookbag or putting on a coat while waiting at the curb.

-We do not have enough staff to 'police' the parking lot - I need every driver to 'follow the rules'.

-Please use EXTREME caution if you must pull around a car.

-Our staff is very friendly but we often avoid waving at drivers so as not to distract them. I hate to appear unfriendly, but we don't want to distract anyone.

-We do have many people who must cross the crosswalk: employees and preschool students/parents. Watch for them!

-If you have any questions please call or email Mr. Walker at the school. 

awalker@waterloovikings.org or 330-947-2153.  Thanks! -Aaron Walker

Important Info about Free/Reduced Lunch from the letter that was sent home with specific students last week:

A member of your family was on the free and reduced lunch program during the 2018-2019 school year. State guidelines allow for free and reduced lunch benefits to continue into the next school year to allow time for new applications to be completed and processed for the current school year.
According to our records, we have not received a new application for your child, and the last day for us to honor last year’s application is 10/9/2019. Since we did not received a new application for Free/Reduced meals for the 2019-2020 school year YOUR CHILD'S STATUS WILL BE CHANGED TO FULL PAY.
If you feel your child is eligible to participate in the free and reduced meal program for the 2019-2020 school year please complete and return a Free and Reduced price meal application as soon as possible. Only one application per household is needed. Applications are available in the school office, can print a copy from the Food Service page on the district web site or you can apply on line. Go to the Waterloo web site (www.viking.portage.k12.oh.us), click on Food Service tab and there you will be able to access the link to apply.
Cut off date for carry over status from last year is Oct. 9, 2019. If we do not have a current application on file and processed your child will change to FULL price meals on Oct. 9, 2019. BREAKFAST IS $1.50, LUNCH for K-5th is $2.50, LUNCH for 6th - 12th is $2.75

Spring Picture Day is ____
Picture Day ID: ____

Save time by ordering your students photos online!
Waterloo Elementary at Mylifetouch.com

2019-2020 Student/Parent Handbook

Upcoming Events:

-Class Lists Posted on front door: Aug 23 at 3 pm
-Open House: Aug 26 at 5 - 6:30 pm (Kindergarten orientation 5pm in the ES Cafeteria)
-First day of school: Aug 27
-First day for Kindergarten students - check the welcome letter that you received in the mail. 

Facebook is a quick and easy way for the school to share information and photos with parents and the community. Please like the Elementary school's Facebook page to get weekly and daily updates of the great things that are happening at WES!

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Guidelines

Please read carefully!  Safety is our top priority!

  1. Please drop off car rider students along the curb at the rear entrance of the building.  Students may enter the building at door #10 from 7:40-8:00 am.  Please use the road that runs by the back ball fields, loop around the elementary parking lot and playground area, and drop students off along the curb at the elementary entrance door #10.  

  2. Please do not pull through the parking lot and send students across the traffic lane to enter the building!  (You may notice parents of preschool parents walking their students across the traffic lane and this is what they are supposed to do as they ‘hand deliver’ their child to the preschool staff each morning inside the doorway.)

  3. Please watch in all directions as you are pulling away from the curb!  We’ve seen many parents watching their child walk into the building as they are pulling away and forget to visually check the other way for any cars or people!

  4. Students may exit your vehicle along the curb anywhere between the two entrance doors.  We ask that you direct your child(ren) to exit your vehicle on the passenger side so they step out onto the sidewalk.  Students should avoid exiting your vehicle on the driver’s side and walking between cars.

  5. For student pickup, please have your student enter your vehicle on the passenger side as much as possible.  

  6. Please do not pull around the car in front of you until your vehicle has cleared the orange cones area and you have visually scanned the entire area to be sure no students or adults are walking through.  

  7. Also, for the safety of all students and staff, no adults are permitted to enter the building through door #10 (except for those who are bringing in their preschool students).  Impromptu meetings with teachers are not possible before school as teachers are busy welcoming their students and dealing with many other responsibilities at the beginning of the school day.  If you need to speak with someone, please come into the main office through the main doors (door #9) and leave a message with one of the office staff.  As always, you can get in touch with the school by phone or via email directly to your child’s teacher.

  8. Cars that are waiting for MS students should pull up as far as possible toward the stop sign and turn on their four-way flashers so cars behind can pull around.

Thank you for following these guidelines to help us ensure an orderly and safe drop off and pick up procedure each day! Please call the school office if you have any questions: ES: 330-947-2153  MS: 330-947-0033