NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

5/20/2020 12:50PM

As the school year comes to a close, I want to thank the community of Shelby for the tremendous support and assistance throughout this school year; particularly over the past three months.  In spite of all of the challenges we faced this school year, our students and staff continued to work earnestly to make this school year successful.

As the Shelby City School District begins to make preparations for the 2020-2021 school year, please know that the entire staff is working diligently to ensure that students and staff will be safe, while still providing excellent educational opportunities for all of our students.  To that end, the district is conducting a survey beginning on Wednesday, May 20th; the survey will be open through Tuesday, May 26th.  By completing the survey you will help provide important information that will be considered for the upcoming school year.  Please, complete only one survey per household.

Again, I recognize that this school year has run the gamut of emotions for our students, staff and families; thank you so much for your continued support and for helping our district to persevere.  As we make plans for August, I am looking forward to getting our students and staff back together in a safe setting and to have a fantastic 2020-2021 school year.  In the meantime, please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Stay safe, stay strong; go Whippets!
Tim Tarvin
Superintendent, Shelby City Schools

5/19/2020

Dear Shelby Families,

If you are interested in having your child attend preschool in the 2020-2021 school year, the first step is to complete an online application.  The application can be found at www.shelbyk12.org/forms/ under District Forms / New Student Enrollment Forms.  Families who apply will be contacted by the director or lead teacher to schedule a screening appointment.  Screening is only used to determine potential or suspected developmental needs and abilities.  Families will be notified as to available openings at the time of contact.

If you have a child that is accepted into preschool for the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to register your child for school.  Please visit www.shelbyk12.org/forms/ and print off and complete the following new student enrollment forms:

  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Records Release
  • Home Language Survey
  • Federal Enrollment Requirement
  • Military Form
  • Student Transportation Request (if applicable)

In addition, we will need the following documents:

  • Student Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Parent / Guardian Driver’s License
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Parent / Guardian Proof of Residency (utility bill such as cable, phone, gas, or electric, dated within the last 30 days. We also accept lease and purchase agreements.  We cannot accept a medical or credit card bill.  If you are living with someone and/or do not have a utility bill in your name, please contact the Board of Education Office for special arrangements)

Completed forms and required documents can be turned in by:

  • Mail forms to the Board of Education Office: 25 High School Avenue, P.O. Box 31, Shelby, OH 44875 Attn: Student Enrollment
  • Email completed forms, along with documents to: enrollment@staff.shelbyk12.org
  • Place in the drop box located outside of the Board of Education entrance on the west end of Central School building.

Due to COVID-19, kindergarten screening appointments previously scheduled for May 11th-13th have been postponed.  We hope to reschedule kindergarten screening for August, 2020.  Families who have registered a student for kindergarten in 2020-2021 will be contacted at a later date to reschedule.  More information will be provided in August.

If you have a child that is eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year and still need to register your child for school, please visit www.shelbyk12.org/forms/ and print off and complete the following new student enrollment forms:

  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Records Release
  • Home Language Survey
  • Federal Enrollment Requirement
  • Military Form
  • Student Transportation Request (if applicable)

In addition, we will need the following documents:

  • Student Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Parent / Guardian Driver’s License
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Parent / Guardian Proof of Residency (utility bill such as cable, phone, gas, or electric, dated within the last 30 days. We also accept lease and purchase agreements.  We cannot accept a medical or credit card bill.  If you are living with someone and/or do not have a utility bill in your name, please contact the Board of Education Office for special arrangements)

Completed forms and required documents can be turned in by:

  • Mail forms to the Board of Education Office: 25 High School Avenue, P.O. Box 31, Shelby, OH 44875 Attn: Student Enrollment
  • Email completed forms, along with documents to: enrollment@staff.shelbyk12.org
  • Place in the drop box located outside of the Board of Education entrance on the west end of Central School building.

If you do not have the ability to print off the registration forms from our website, please contact the Board of Education to request forms be mailed to you.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact the Board of Education Office, 419-342-3520.

4/22/2020

Dear Shelby Families and Community,

On Monday, April 20, Governor DeWine announced that remote learning will continue for all students through the end of this school year.  Of course, we in the Shelby City Schools are saddened by this news, but we also understand that all of us have to collectively continue to do our part to keep our students, neighbors and loved ones safe.  Of course, the big question is, what does the rest of the school year look like?  For the Shelby City Schools the end of this school year is May 27th; our expectation is that staff and students will continue working on instruction through that date.  Yes, I recognize that remote learning is difficult and challenging for everyone, parents included, so it’s extremely important that we all continue to work together and communicate well.  If you have questions or concerns about your child’s education during the remainder of the school year, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.  Also, as I mentioned in a previous post, certain teachers and buildings may tweak things just a bit…so if you are a parent of a Shelby student, please watch for announcements and updates from your child’s building principal.  Also, please keep in mind that you can always go to our district website www.shelbyk12.org to see all district updates, particularly those dealing with our remote learning and related information on our COVID-19 page.

Just as remote learning will continue for the remainder of the school year, so will food distribution to our families.  On each Monday, all food pickup for any students in the District will take place from 10:00-12:00 at the middle school; enough food will be distributed to each family so that each child has breakfast and lunch for five days.  Please enter the school property from the roadway off Sunset, drive past the track and follow the road to the back of SMS to the loading dock area to receive your food.  The one exception to this schedule will take place the last week of May; there will be no food distribution on Monday, May 25th, which is Memorial Day.  That week’s food distribution will take place on Tuesday, May 26th, again from 10:00-12:00.

I recognize that this is a very difficult time for many of our students, but particularly our class of 2020.  Seniors and parents, please know that we are still considering a variety of options to celebrate this school year.  And let me clarify, while it may be challenging to host the traditional year-end activities that our seniors are accustomed to, please know that we are working creatively to make the best of a difficult situation and still celebrate the class of 2020 however we can.  As we work on the options for these celebrations for our seniors we will certainly keep students and parents informed about possible plans.  As I’ve said in other posts and letters, creativity and flexibility are going to be important during this challenging time and we are working diligently to make the end of the year for our seniors special.

Of course, with Governor DeWine’s recent announcement regarding schools, we have to also begin shifting our focus to the 2020-2021 school year.  Quite frankly, speculation is rampant right now and I understand that, but please also know that the Shelby administrative team is already holding meetings and brainstorming what next school will/could look like.  Again, not to be redundant, but our ability to be creative, flexible and innovative will go a long way to our future success.  Our team will continue to meet and establish plans in which the ultimate goal is for your child to be safe and successful.  As we begin making decisions about what next school year looks like, be assured that we will keep Shelby families and the community as updated and as informed as possible.

Finally, as I have said many times before and what I will continue to trumpet…I want to thank our entire staff, parents and community for their tremendous support, patience and cooperation throughout this extremely challenging time.  We in the Shelby City Schools recognize that your family may be hurting in a variety of ways; if there is anything that our school district can do to help, please let us know.  And whether you are a front line worker during this crisis or a single parent trying to juggle life as we know it, please stay safe and healthy.

Stay strong; go Whippets!

Sincerely,
Tim Tarvin
Superintendent, Shelby City Schools

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