Traffic Pattern Layout


As you begin to prepare for the start of the 2010-11 school year, please note the traffic pattern sketch in order to limit confusion on the first day.  The driveway entrance at 125 is expected to be completed before the first day of school.  Parents will enter and exit the parking lot through that drive.  ONLY busses will use the new Chapel road entrance located behind the school.  A hard copy of these procedures will be available at open house.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Amelia Office with questions.  Have a great weekend!

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Teacher Contact Information Added:


I am working each day in order to make the Amelia Elementary blog site as parent and student friendly as possible.  I have added a teacher contact tab on the top of the web page.  Teacher email address and phone numbers have been added.  This was requested multiple times from families and hope that you find it useful in communicating with your child’s teachers. 

Have a great day,

Mrs. Walker

EXCELLENT with DISTINCTION


GREAT NEWS!!!!

The official state report cards have been posted today. Our West Clermont School District has received an EXCELLENT with DISTINCTION rating !!!!!   The great news continues.  We have five schools with EXCELLENT with DISTINCTION ratings also – Amelia Middle – Glen Este Middle – Amelia Elementary – Clough Pike Elementary and Merwin Elementary.

 Holly Hill, Summerside and Withamsville Tobasco Elementary and Amelia and Glen Este High School all received an EXCELLENT rating.  Brantner and Willowville received EFFECTIVE ratings.

Readyfest West Reminder


Just a reminder that Readyfest will be held on this afternoon, August 19,  at Glen Este High School from 3:00-7:00 for families who have children who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.  You must present your medical card or proof of income as well as proof of residency.

There will be free school supplies, new shoes, socks, and underwear for those who qualify.

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I want to congratulate all of you for another year of an Excellent Rating!  Our scores continue to improve and for the first time in Amelia history, we have hit all of the state indicators!  Our staff and students have worked hard.  I know that our parents are proud of the fact that three years in a row we have earned an excellent rating!  🙂  Congratulations!

Students who are entering grades 4th and 5th grades this year will bring their test results home the first week of school. The results for current six graders have been sent to the middle school.

Readyfest:    Readyfest will be held on Thursday, August 19 at Glen Este High School from 3-7 for families who have children who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.  You must present your medical card or proof of income. You will also need to bring proof of residency. There will be free school supplies, new shoes, socks, and underwear for those who qualify.

I hope that everyone is staying cool.

Electrical Damage at Amelia Elementary:


As some of you may have heard, the new school suffered damage from an electrical surge that occurred last Monday.  See the following article dated Friday, August 6, 2010 as was posted on cincinnati.com.  Repairs are not expected to interfere with the start of the 2010-2011 school year.

Officials in the West Clermont Local School District are meeting with adjusters and contractors to repair damage to the new Amelia Elementary’s electrical systems.   A number of electrical controls and appliances were damaged when a car hit a utility pole causing a “major power surge,” said Ed Dyer, the district’s director of operations. The damage will cost several hundred thousand dollars and includes the air conditioner chiller, the variable speed drives (which control the motors to keep the building’s energy efficient,) the boiler controls, the light ballasts, the elevator controls and a mixer in the kitchen, Dyer said. “Those are the damages we know right now, but anything electronic is suspect. We’re in the process of going through everything now,” he said. Lt. Randy McElfresh, Batavia post commander of Ohio State Highway Patrol, said the crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Chapel Road and Ohio 132.   “The crash burned up Duke’s transformer and, as a result, the surge went into Amelia Elementary and caused major damage,” Dyer said. The elementary school repairs will be submitted as an insurance claim, Dyer said. The repairs should not delay the start of school.  “This is major, but we’ve assembled a team and we expect to have everything up and running by the first day of school (Sept. 7,)” Dyer said. “We have a month. It’s not a lot of time, but it’s time.”

Class Lists:


Happy Friday!  Class lists have been posted on the front doors of Amelia Elementary.  Additionally, class assignments have been mailed and should arrive shortly. 

Please know that many factors are considered when deciding upon classroom placements (student/teacher personalities, special education/intervention/gifted support, student conflicts and discipline concerns as well as boy/girl ratio.  My staff and I have spent several weeks arranging class lists in order to best meet the needs of all student.

That being said, if your child was not placed in your favorite teacher’s classroom, take a deep breath and trust me.  I assure you that we are going to have a wonderful school year.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I can’t wait to see all of you in September!

Mrs. Walker