Message from the Principal

Principal Welcome Message

­­­Dear Sharpsburg Students and Families,

      The staff here at Sharpsburg is working diligently to ensure that the 2019-2020 school year is the best yet!  We welcome our new and returning students back to our Sharpsburg family, where everyone belongs!

      Our year will certainly look different as renovations continue in the primary, begin in the elementary, and we utilize the modular classrooms for space.  Please check our website, newsletters and other communications to stay informed and up to date on our progress.

      Open House: The Sharpsburg staff cordially invites you to attend our annual Open House on Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Informational booths will be set up in the elementary courtyard to provide you with information and services such as becoming a member of our PTO, volunteering opportunities and much, much more.

      First Day of School: August 21st for students in grades 1-6. 

      Safety First: We open our doors at 8:15 am. On Forest Avenue next to the Primary building and Robertson Avenue behind the elementary is a car drop-off area. The drop-off area was designed with student safety in mind. I ask that parents do not double park, or allow your student to cross the street outside of the crosswalks. We will monitor the arrival and dismissal procedures, so please be patient.  There will be many days where police are present to assist in safe arrival as well.

      *If your child must be at school before 8:15, Avenues for Success (924-2705) provides before and after school care.

      *Students will only be released to adults on the registration form.  Please notify your child’s teacher if someone other than yourself will be picking up your student.

      Emergency Events: Ohio school districts are required to communicate to parents and students the notification procedures utilized to inform parents of threats and emergency events.  The Norwood City School District communicates this information to parents through the use of our automated telephone parent notification system.  Therefore, it is very important to make sure that you have a current phone number on file in your child’s school office.

            I am very committed to ensuring that each student will be provided the opportunity to receive an outstanding educational experience in a warm and welcoming environment, as well as serving the students, parents, and community of Norwood City Schools.  I look forward to greeting you and your family at our Open House on August 20th, from 4-6.




Mr. Joe Westendorf, Principal

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