First Day of School: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
K-8 Student Supply Lists
- Fall Sports Practices Officially Begin
The start to the fall sports season is right around the corner. Practices for volleyball and soccer begin on Saturday, August 1st! Students must have a completed physical to participate.
- Sales Tax Holiday
Senate Bill 243 created a one-time only sales tax holiday in 2015 from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th. The general rules of the law have the following items being tax free:
-an item of clothing priced at $75 or less
-an item of school supplies priced at $20 or less, and
-any item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less
You can buy any number of items since the exemption applies to the individual price of an item. The Ohio Department of Taxation’s website has pretty detailed lists of what does and doesn’t qualify for the sales tax exemption, so I would encourage you to go to their website for more information.
- Bus Route Driver and Substitute Drivers Needed
Continental Local School currently has an opening for a morning bus route driver for the 2015-16 school year. This position would be for 1.34 hours per day every day. Some benefits are included.
Substitute drivers are also needed. Potential drivers must qualify for a commercial drivers license (CDL) and have a good driving record. Pre-service bus driver training is available in July. If you have any interest, would like more information or have further questions, please contact Joyce Howell at 419-596-3671 during school hours.
The district will be in need of substitute aides, secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers for 2015-16 school year. If you are interested in subbing for any of the above mentioned positions, please stop by the administration office and complete an application form.
- INFOhio Offers Summer Enrichment
INFOhio is offering an easy, fun way to keep your child's reading skills sharp this summer with four new downloadable "Beach Bags" for K-3 students, and the first ever virtual Camp INFOhio for grades 4-6. The Beach Bags feature stories and activities that let children practice reading skills while learning about careers and helping the environment. Check out the Beach Bags here.
- 2015 Summer Food Service
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA program offered through the Ohio Department of Education. The program provides free meals to low-income children during school vacations. Throughout the United States, more than 26 million children eat school lunch every day when school is in session. Half of them receive their meals free or at a reduced price due to low household income. The Summer Food Service Program offers those children nutritious food when school is not in session. During the Summer of 2014, Ohio served 3.8 million meals at 1,624 sites operated by 191 sponsoring organizations.
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Indivdiualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. To see nearby locations, click here for an interactive map.