Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites: August 8th:

I hope you are having a great summer with your family.  The teachers and office staff at Amelia are very busy preparing for the start of school!  I would like to welcome the following staff members to the Amelia Elementary family:

  • Mrs. Johnson: 5th grade teacher
  • Mrs. Vastine:  Health Clinic Aide
  • Mrs. Goggin:  Special Education Tutor

In addition to the new staff members, Miss Van Eman will be teaching kindergarten and Mrs. Wolff (Miss Michael) will be moving to second grade.  I am very excited about the staff changes and additions.

Open House: 

On Thursday, September 1st we will have Open House at Amelia Elementary.  Open House is an opportunity to tour the building and meet classroom teachers.  Feel free to stop by anytime during the 4:30-6:30 time frame.

 Parent Meetings:

As you are aware, transportation has been cut to state minimum.  If you do not know if your child is eligible to ride a bus, the West  Clermont website has that information (www.westcler.org).  I have planned four very important meetings for all Amelia parents.  You may choose a meeting that is convenient for you.  At the meeting, you will be given information for drop off and pick up procedures, walkers and bike riders, and how bus transportation will operate.  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT A PARENT ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS.  The dates are:  August 25th at 10:00 AM, August 26th at 1:00 PM, and August 29th at 5:00 and 7:00 PM.  Please note that bike riders are required to wear a helmet.  There is paperwork required for all students who will ride a bike or walk. Also remember that bus transportation is only provided for students who live more than 2 miles from school and will only be provided from home. Transportation is not provided from day care centers or baby sitter/relative’s houses or to go home with friends. 

 School Hours:

School hours this year are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We open the building and start removing students from cars and buses at 8:45.  Students will not be permitted in the building prior, or outside unsupervised, before that time as there will not be adult supervision until 8:45.  Pick up will begin at 2:50.  It is important that all persons picking up and dropping off students know the procedures as we expect as many as 500 cars involved at the beginning and end of the day.  If you do not attend one of the meetings where procedures are explained, please call school prior to opening day.

 Kindergarten Assignments:

Kindergarten students will attend school all day on assigned days.  Students will be assigned either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  Friday is a floating day.  A schedule was sent home to all enrolled kindergarten students last week. Kindergarten students will not be assigned classes until Friday of the first week of school.   The first few days of school, teachers will work with the students to provide balanced classes (boy/girl, academic readiness, behaviors).  On Friday, September 9, class lists will be posted in the breezeway by 5:00 PM.  You may check out the lists at your convenience that weekend.  When students arrive at school the following week, students will be directed to the correct class by the kindergarten teachers.  This will not change the day students are assigned to attend.

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