Dear View Families,
On behalf of Norwood View Elementary, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year. We are looking forward to having our students back in our newly renovated building as we build on the successes of last year.
This year we have several new additions to the View staff. These highly qualified individuals come with a wealth of experiences and a variety of skills to help our students experience both social and academic growth. More importantly, they each have passion for young children. We are pleased to welcome the following staff members to the View family:
Susannah Larter-Kindergarten Teacher
Erin Rudinsky-Third grade English/ Language Arts Teacher
Katie Davis-Intervention Specialist
Lauren Kolenz-Intervention Specialist
Jamie Sarkozi-Head Start Teacher
Haley Buckley-Head Start Teacher Assistant
We will continue our safe student drop off/pick up procedures that were implemented in the past. Hannaford Avenue traffic will travel one way from east to west during arrival (8:15-8:35) and dismissal (3:00-3:30) times. One addition to our procedures involves a newly designated morning drop off area at the school parking lot on Hannaford. Dismissal procedures will remain the same as previous years. Please remember that students and parents should cross the street at designated crosswalk locations.
Once again breakfast will be served in the classroom. Students may enter the building from 8:15-8:35, and safely transition to their classroom with the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with their classmates. Students should not arrive before 8:15. The cafeteria door and other side entrances should not be used during morning arrival.
Another exciting addition to the View is our new full-day Head Start Program. Jamie Sarkozi will serve as lead teacher for this comprehensive preschool program serving eligible children ages 3-5. For details you may call 513-674-4329 or complete an application at www.hcescheadstart.org.
Everyone is invited to our ‘Tour the View’ event Tuesday, August 24. The front doors will remain open from 4:00-5:30 allowing View families the opportunity to tour our newly renovated facility. Teachers and other staff members will not be present, but all visitors are welcome come and enjoy our new air conditioned facility. All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask as we anticipate a large amount of visitors.
Our Board of Education has aligned our guidance with the Ohio Department of Health which “strongly recommends” masks for staff and students preschool-12th grade. Our district strongly recommends mask wearing to keep your student from being quarantined this year, according to the revised guidance form the Ohio Department of Health. According to new quarantine guidance, if your child is wearing a mask and is exposed to a positive person, he/she will most likely not need to quarantine. This will allow him/her to stay in school and participate in extracurricular activities/athletics.
Please note that our DART team meets every Friday to track both the data from the district and the City. There will be times during the year, especially as we head into fall and winter, where Covid-19 spread may develop and we will have to mandate masks in that classroom, building, or the entire district. We will immediately communicate this to families and have masks available for students.
As you know, your child’s day begins and ends with you and we consider each of you an integral part of the educational process. We welcome your participation, ideas and suggestions. Please take advantage of the many opportunities to volunteer or become involved in your child’s educational experience. The staff and faculty here at the View are looking forward to working with you to be sure your child reaches his/her highest potential. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please call the office at 513-924-2610 and we will be happy to assist you.
Lin Yates, Principal
Norwood View Elementary