Elementary School

Waterloo Elementary School

Open House - August 27th 5:00-6:30 pm
Kindergarten Orientation - August 27th 5:00 pm (ES cafeteria)

Kindergarten Registration 
*Thursday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 25.  3:30-7:30 pm
*Packets are available in the elementary office.
*Please call to schedule an appointment 330-947-2153!

Updated Parking Lot Procedures - please read and share!
Due to ongoing safety concerns with car rider drop off and pick up of students in the MS front parking lot, we are adjusting our car rider morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures.

Please note the following changes starting next week:
Parents may drop-off students in the car rider line behind the elementary building at door #10 or in front of the high school at door #2. We will be blocking off the portion of the parking lot in front of the Elementary and Middle schools' front door (which is door #9) each day from 7:30 - 7:50 am and 2:30-2:50 pm. Vehicles will no longer be able to cross through that lane of the parking lot to go from the back elementary parking lot to the front of the high school and Industry road at these times. The fire lane where the buses load and unload students will be accessible once the buses depart. Students arriving after 7:50 am may be dropped off at the fire lane curb to enter the front door #9.

Having students walk across lanes of traffic or between buses is a serious safety concern. We continue to encourage parents to use the drop off lanes so that students exit their vehicle right onto the curb and do not cross through traffic.

Parents are encouraged to allow for extra time in the mornings starting next week to drop off their students at the back door #10 and avoid the front door area altogether. Also, drivers should direct their students to exit their car once the car has come to a complete stop anywhere along the sidewalk between the orange cones. Cars should only stop between the cones and not block the crosswalk at door #10. Students should exit quickly and carefully and drivers should triple check all areas around their vehicle before pulling away from the curb. Please keep your eyes on the road while your vehicle is moving.

We also continue to encourage drivers to SLOW DOWN in the parking lots and be extra cautious. Student safety is our number one priority! Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Recess Weather Guidelines
Students go outside for recess every day unless the temperature or wind chill is at or below 20 degrees fahrenheit, or if it is raining, or if there is too much snow on the blacktop.
Please make sure your student has an adequate winter coat, gloves, hat, and boots. There are many community resources available if you do not have these items for your child. Please call the school office if you need assistance!

Schedule for week of November 6 - 10
Next week is gonna be busy!
Monday - 2 hour delay (breakfast still served in the cafeteria at 9:40-10:00 am)
Tuesday - Student Pictures Retakes
Thursday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 pm and Title I Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm, Board of Education meeting at 6:30 pm
Friday - Veterans Day Assembly at 10:00 am

Waterloo Local Schools - Title I Parent Meeting Invitation Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

You are invited to our annual Title I Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

This brief meeting is to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and share information about extra reading and math intervention services in the Title I Program.  We will share the Parent/Student/Teacher Compact and you will be able to meet the Title I teachers.  This is a great time to meet face to face and answer any questions you might have.

The Waterloo Local School district employs additional teachers to assist children in the area of reading and math with additional federal funds through the “Title I” program.  This tutoring does not replace your child’s normal classroom work, but it gives extra interventions to help reinforce concepts and skills.

Your child has been selected (or may be selected) to participate in the Title I program based on a combination of the following criteria:

  1. State-wide achievement test scores

  2. Previous attendance in the program

  3. End of year grades

  4. STAR testing results

Please complete and return the detachable form at the bottom of this letter as soon as possible.  The teachers and I look forward to a successful learning experience with your child.

Thank you,

Aaron Walker, Title I Program Coordinator

Waterloo Local Schools

330-947-0033 middle school

330-947-2153 elementary school

Veterans Day Assembly
Parents and Veterans - Please join Waterloo Elementary school and Middle school for our Veterans Day Celebration Assembly on November 10th at 10:00 am in the Waterloo High School Gym.

Halloween Costumes for the Parade and Party

In order to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment free of the darker side of Halloween, Waterloo Elementary School students should adhere to the following costume rules:

  • Masks are not permitted

  • Weapons are not permitted (including pirate swords, etc.)

  • Blood and/or ‘gore’ are not permitted

  • Rollerblades, skateboards, and ‘wheelie’ shoes are not permitted

  • minimal face painting is acceptable

Students who do not meet these standards will need to change their appearance or risk exclusion from the parade and party.

All school rules remain in effect during the Halloween parade and parties.

Room mothers/parents may go to the classrooms at 1:00 pm to help set up for parties and prepare for the parade.

Student Picture Day - September 26, 2017
The easiest way to order your children's pictures is online at www.mylifetouch.com.  
Use Waterloo Elementary  ID WP057035Y0
Paper order forms were also sent home...

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

First Day of school
The class of 2030 gathered together on the playground on their very first day of school as a whole class.  

Class Lists and Bus assignments will be Posted on the front door on Friday, August 25 by 3:00 pm!

Open House
Please join us on Monday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm to see your classroom and meet your teachers!

Kindergarten First Week Schedule

-Monday, August 28
Kindergarten Orientation - 5:00 pm in the elementary school cafeteria (Open House for all K-12 students is the same evening from 5:00-6:30 pm)

-Tuesday, August 29 OR Wednesday, August 30

Kindergarten students will take their individual KRA test with their teacher.  Letters with appointment times were sent out on August 18.

-Thursday, August 31 OR Friday, September 1

Staggered Start days - half of the kindergarten students will come to school each of these days to be with each other and their teacher for the first time. Your individual letter will have this information.

-Monday, September 4

Labor Day - no school!

-Tuesday, September 5

First Day with All students together!
ALL kindergarten students will attend school this day - together in their classroom for the first time!

Please call the school if you have any questions. 330-947-2153.

New Elementary School Start Time
This year the Elementary will start at 8:00AM instead of 8:05. This change has been put in place to cut down on the wait time for students and teachers to start their day. Students were allowed in the building from buses last year roughly 5 minutes earlier. This was done so students didn't have to be waiting on the bus as long, especially in the Winter. To adjust to this change class will start earlier. Students will be counted tardy after 8:00 instead of 8:05. Students can be dropped off in the "car rider line" between 7:40 - 8:00. 

Thank you all and we look forward to another excellent year!

Older news from 2016-2017 school year below:

Father Daughter dance 4/8/17

Art Auction 4/27/17

High Flyers performing at Hartville Market Place, Saturday April 8th at 11am
and at Art Auction, Thursday April 27th at 5:50

Kindergarten registration will be Wednesday May 10th and  Wednesday May 17  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm.   Kindergarten Packets are now ready to be picked up in the Elementary school  office.  To make your appointment please call the Elementary School office @330-947-2153.