Good News Friday
8-19-2022

 


 
 


 

Air Quality Tests Will Determine Junior/Senior High Reopening

 
Our Approach
From the very beginning and throughout this mediation to assess and resolve the situation, the school district, property insurance, and restoration company have taken an aggressive approach.  Contact with the insurance and restoration companies was made on Wednesday, August 10th.  The claims adjuster was in the building on that same night.  By Thursday morning, the restoration company was on site assessing, laying out a plan, and immediately starting remediation. 
 
Being Proactive and Cautious

We are proactive and we’ve acted with an abundance of caution to protect the entire school community. Our number one objective in this process is a healthy learning and work environment.
 

Addressing the Issue
Areas of the building were isolated by erecting temporary plastic walls and establishing negative air pressures to ensure contaminants do not migrate to other areas.  All ceiling tiles have been removed throughout the entire high school and replacements will be installed by the end of the day Sunday.  All floors, contents, and walls will be thoroughly cleaned by that time as well.  We have crews working extended hours to complete the mitigation and preventative measures for the continued safety of students, staff, and our building. 
 

Next Steps
To ensure the well-being of everyone going forward, we will be taking air and surface samplings which will confirm mold remediation success.  When we have all of the reports, they will be released.  The results will be posted to our website as well.  The building remains closed so the workers can continue to work swiftly and get the tiles replaced, building cleaned, and mitigation completed.
 
The school will not reopen until air and surface samplings have been completed and indicate it is safe to do so.

 
What does this mean for our students?
6th grade students will begin school on Tuesday, August 23, as planned. 

There will not be 7th and 9th orientation.  We will adjust our first day in-session to comfortably acclimate these students to the building.
 
7 - 12 grade students - we will keep you informed as we receive updates. 





 



 

TRAFFIC AND PARKING DIAGRAMS FOR 6 – 12 GRADES
 
Arrival:  When arriving to drop off your student, please note the following:
 
Arrival will be the same for ALL 6-12 students.
  • Drop off will be 2 lanes in the elementary school parking lot. 
  • Enter the campus complex off of Dayton Road using the main drive, Spartan Way.
  • Turn Left into the new parking lot using either of the two lanes. 
  • Please continue up as far as the lane will allow you or the car in front of you to allow for more cars to drop off at once and not back up Spartan Way as much as we can. 
  • Students will exit the vehicle and go to the nearest sidewalk and walk towards the Jr/Sr High crossing over when directed and entering either through the athletic entrance or Spartan door. 
  • Exit the parking lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
 
NOTE:  Parents will not be permitted to enter the Jr. High parking lot OR the park parking lot due to it being the new student parking lots for safety reasons.  

ARRIVAL DIAGRAM:

 

Dismissal:  When arriving to pick up your student, please note the following.  
 
6th Grade Dismissal ONLY:
  • Parents will pick their student up in the elementary parking lot by entering in the pickup lane nearest the elementary building, as marked on the diagram with orange arrows. 
  • Please pull up as far along the sidewalk as possible in order to fit as many vehicles in the lane as possible. 
  • Exit the parking lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
 
7-12 Dismissal Only:
  • Parents should anticipate needing to use the elementary parking lot to pull into an empty space either in the middle of the lot or towards the back of the lot. 
  • Parents should pull into a space and wait for their student to walk over to them to load. 
  • Parents should then exit the lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly. 
  • Parents can also use the Junior High parking lot or the park if space permits.  If the lot is full, there will be a sign and there will be no entry to these lots and you must then use the elementary lot to pick up.
DISMISSAL DIAGRAM:
 


NOTE:  There should be no parking in the spaces on Spartan Way for any reason during school hours!
NO PARKING DIAGRAM:

 


Student Parking Lots:
  • Students will park in assigned spots in the front of the Main Entrance and in the park.   
  • ONLY STUDENTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THESE LOTS IN THE MORNING.   
  • There are still visitor parking spots available in front of the main entrance for anyone that needs to enter the front office for any reason.  These are spots 1-9 nearest the building.  
STUDENT PARKING DIAGRAM:


 



PSAT 2022 Registration
 
WHS students are offered the opportunity to take the PSAT on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:45 am. The cost of the test is $18. Please fill out and return the permission slip by Wednesday, September 7th.
As a junior in high school, scoring well on the PSAT gives students a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program and gain access to college and career planning tools. Taking the test earlier than junior year may provide a valuable learning experience. This is an OPTIONAL test. The results will not be used for placement/scheduling purposes. For more information on the PSAT, potential scholarship opportunities associated with the PSAT, and preparation materials, go to satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt.

 
PSAT Information
PSAT Permission Slip


When:  October 25th, 2022 at 7:45am
Where:  Waynesville Community Church
 

Cost: $18.00 (Checks payable to: Waynesville High School and indicate child’s name and grade on memo line)

Permission Slip Due: September 7th
 
*You must arrive at Waynesville Community Church by 7:45am. 

*If your student drives to school, they will report to the Waynesville Community Church at 7:45am on the day of the test. They will drive to the high school when they are finished taking the test.

*If your student rides the bus to school, they will report to the High School gym when they get off of the bus on the day of the test. They will be bussed back to the high school when they are finished taking the test.

*Students will eat lunch at the Waynesville Community Church when they are finished taking the test.

*Include a check with this permission slip. The cost of the test is $18. Checks should be made payable to Waynesville High School. Include your child’s name and grade on the memo line.

*Return this slip and your check to Sharon Vogel in the High School office

Questions please contact:  Karen Boggs  kboggs@wayne-local.com



 







IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022/2023

 
For the past two years, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no charge.  These waivers expired on June 30, 2022.  This means that this school year, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations. 

2022/23 Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available now.  Please go to your Final Forms Account to print the application. 


Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You may drop off the application with any building secretary or email to:  jdworetsky@wayne-local.com

 
 





ELEMENTARY DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Arrival: When arriving to drop off your student please note the following:
  • Enter the campus complex off of Dayton Road using the main drive, Spartan Way.
  • Turn Left into the new parking lot.
  • The inside drop-off lane will be used for Preschool through 2nd Grade. This is the sidewalk located closest to the new elementary school building. Please continue to drive down along the sidewalk towards the new event center until the vehicle in front of you has stopped. Your student may then exit the vehicle on the sidewalk side.
  • The outside drop-off lane will be used for 3rd through 5th grade. This is the sidewalk located next to the large grass area in front of the campus complex. Please continue to drive down the sidewalk until the car in front of you has stopped. Your student may then exit the vehicle on the sidewalk side. A staff member will escort students across the parking lot via the crosswalks when it is safe to do so.
  • Drop-Off lane is determined by the youngest student in a family group.
  • Exit the parking lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center. This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
 
Dismissal When arriving to pick up your student please note the following:
  • Traffic flow will be the same as above in regards to entrances, exits, and lanes.
  • Pick-Up lane is determined by the youngest student in a family group.
  • Students will be escorted or sent to your vehicle once traffic has stopped. Students will only be permitted to walk to a vehicle that is in a parking lot lane.
  • Please do not exit your vehicle to walk up to the main entrance. However, please feel free to stand by your car door so that students can recognize you.
  • DO NOT turn out of the car lane to drive around other vehicles. Follow the vehicle in front of you so that traffic flow remains smooth and safe.
 





GOODWILL DRIVE TO VICTORY
BAND EDITION

The Goodwill Drive to Victory will be held the week of AUGUST 22

In a combined effort with Waynesville Community Church, the Goodwill Truck will be located in the church parking lot for ease of drop off.   1009 Lytle Rd, Waynesville, Ohio  45068

Attendant’s hours will be Monday - Thursday 11:00am – 7:00pm

What Can You Donate: Clothing    Shoes    Toys   Household Items    Housewares    Jewelry    Books    Furniture    Small working appliances    Medical Equipment    Computers    Electronics    Household   Textiles    Cars    Trucks    Boats    RV’s  (call 937-228-AUTO for vehicle donations)

Download Brochure 1 
Download Brochure 2

 

This is a contest !!!    Waynesville vs. Bellbrook

Start gathering your donations together now, because August 22 begins next week!

The school with the largest amount of weight donated to Goodwill during the contest dates, will win a $400 Scholarship 1st prize (2nd prize $200).

The school, at the end of the season, November 1st, who collected the most donations by weight will be the Overall Champion, and receive an additional $1,000.00 scholarship from Arby's.  

This year an additional $1,000.00 will be awarded to a High School Band that shows the most "Goodwill" Spirit (as chosen by Goodwill and WHIO judges).  

Please bring your donations to help our band win! 





Kyle Stone, Waynesville Teacher and Football Coach, created a Go-Fund-Me account for Goshen after the tornado struck Goshen.  Kyle was able to give them almost $800 from the Waynesville Community before the scrimmage last Friday night. 



 
Waynesville Elementary PTO Spirit Wear Sale

Online Ordering is available now and will remain open until Friday, August 26.  

Families can scan the QR code to see more options for styles and colors being offered.  



 
DIEHL & HUBBELL ATTORNEYS
TEACHER APPRECIATION CONTEST
The Diehl & Hubbell Law Firm will once again be honoring one outstanding teacher through their monthly Teacher Appreciation Contest.  They will present a commemorative plaque and a $500 check to the winner each month!  They are looking for teachers that go the extra mile, volunteer their personal time and/or personal finances for their students.  You can nominate a teacher that you feel is deserving! 

Check out the website for more details and you may nominate your favorite teacher.    

https://www.diehlhubbell.com/monthly-teacher-appreciation-contest/





 
SPORTS PASSES



 
ATHLETIC SCHEDULE
8/19/2022 THROUGH 8/27/2022



 

WATCH FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS! 

You may have COVID-19 if you experience one or more of the following:

• Fever or chills.

• Cough.

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

• Fatigue.

• Muscle or body aches.

• Headache.

• Loss of taste or smell.

• Sore throat.

• Congestion or runny nose.

• Nausea or vomiting.

• Diarrhea.

Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.  Please keep your child home and seek guidance from your healthcare provider.




 

SENIOR STUDENTS PAINTING THEIR PARKING SPOT AND GETTING READY FOR A FANTASTIC SENIOR YEAR! 







 
2022/23 7th Grade Vaccination Requirements

The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements effective January 4, 2010. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine BEFORE entering the seventh grade. If your child has received a Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering the seventh grade this will meet the requirement.

Additionally, one dose of meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y) vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade.

If opting out of the vaccine for medical, religious, or good cause, the exemption form is available by request.

 There are various ways you may obtain this immunization:

*Your private physician

*Warren County Health Department 416 S East State Street, Lebanon, OH 45036, 513-695-1228

*Pharmacy and store walk in clinics

If you have any questions, please call me at (513) 897-4350 or email jroyalty@wayne-local.com


 
2022/23 Senior Vaccination Requirements

Meningococcal: 

Beginning with the start of the 2022-2023 school year, students entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal. A second (2nd) dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight (8) weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a student entering 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.
 

There are several ways you may obtain this immunization: 

*Your private physician 

*Warren County Health Department, 416 S, East State Street, Lebanon, OH 45036, 513-695-1228 

*Pharmacy and store walk in clinics 

If opting out of the vaccine for medical, religious, or good cause, the exemption form is available by request.

Please email me at jroyalty@wayne-local.com with vaccination record, fax to 513-897-2713 or drop off to the office.

 
NEWS FROM MARY L. COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Click here to website             Phone: (513) 897- 4826

ELEMENTARY FUN: 
                                    
Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K.) at The Mary L. Cook Public Library
will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  Registration is required for this book club and began on August 15.   Books will be available to pick up beginning of September.  For more information, contact Miss Cathy @ ruthca@marylcook.com.
 
Chapters Book Club a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then we meet to discuss the book, the author and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 20 4:00pm - 4:45pmRegistration is required for this book club and began on August 15.  Books will be available to pick up beginning of September.  For more information, contact Miss Kathleen @ welchka@marylcook.com
 
Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters
at The Mary L. Cook Public Library. We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this book club and began on August 15.  Books will be available to pick up beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen @ welchka@marylcook.com
 
 
 
Drop in Storytimes at Mary L. Cook Public Library!  Please note new times: Drop in Monday 10:15am-10:30am, Tuesday 1:30pm-1:45pm, Wednesday 6:15pm - 6:30pm or Friday 10:15am - 10:30am.  Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required.
 
Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Beginning Thursday, September 15. Registration requested.  We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.
 
Toddler Time for 24 months - 36 months & their caregivers.
Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:00am. Beginning Tuesday, September 13. Registration requested.
We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program.  These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun, dress accordingly.
 
 
Baby Bookworms
Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m. Beginning Wednesday September 14. Registration Requested.
Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.   Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.  These sessions involve parents as active participants
 
 

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WELLNESS NEWS

SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

 
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