Elementary School

Waterloo Elementary School

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

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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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. 

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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