October 18, 2021
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
National School Bus Safety Week
October 18 – 22, 2021
The national theme this year is 1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education. The big yellow school bus has become the epitome of education in our country. Often, we take for granted the benefit of this service, even while school and transportation staff continue to focus on maximizing safety and efficiency. Without this service for children and families to access safe transportation education equality would be difficult to achieve.

More than 800,000 Ohio students ride on school buses each day, and nearly 15,000 bus drivers, mechanics, secretaries, and supervisors statewide are dedicated to providing safe transportation for Ohio children. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tells us that students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of travelling by car.

This year’s national campaign is focused on reminding how important school buses are to all children, parents, and communities for providing equal learning opportunities. School bus safety is the first priority for our children. Ohio law requires motorists to stop clear of the school bus until the bus driver cancels the red lights and the bus begins to move.

We are training our bus drivers to be cautious, but we need help from parents to make sure children remain alert and mindful of good safety practices when walking to their bus stop or to school.

The Lancaster City Schools transportation department offers the following tips to remind your child while getting on and off the bus:
• Get to the bus stop in plenty of time.
• Wait at your driver designated place of safety.
• Take 10 giant steps away from the bus when unloading.
• Always follow the driver’s directions for how to cross the street.
• Be alert to traffic and look both ways.
• If you must cross the street, always cross in front of the bus.

For more information and resources, see below.
What's Happening in Our Schools...

Check out this week's student-led announcements here!

Interested in donating gift cards to help feed our teachers and staff during parent-teacher conferences?

Click here to view a list of conference dates and due dates for gift cards.
During our Elementary Mumkin Fundraiser pick up, the LHS Baseball Team, LHS Leadership Class and several other students gave a helping hand. A big thank you to each and every one of these awesome Gales!

Celebrate Unity Day at Mt. Pleasant this Thursday, October 21! To get involved, we ask that students wear orange to show they are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. #UnityDay2021

At Tallmadge Elementary, we believe in being R, R and S!

Respectful, Responsible and Safe.

Congratulations to Jen Capretta, our most recent winner from the "You Rock" wall here at General Sherman!

Staff members can write positive notes to each other about any awesome, kind, wonderful or amazing act they witnessed that person doing. The purpose is to keep lifting each other up!

Each month, one of the notes is randomly selected, and the staff member that is recognized on the note will receive a gift card!

Jen does so much for her students and has the biggest heart! Not to mention, she comes around with treats for the staff! Congratulations, Jen – we appreciate you!

Picture Day, Take Two!

Thomas Ewing Picture Retake Day is this Friday, October 22 at 7:45-10 a.m.

Here’s your chance if you:
  • Were absent the first time
  • Forgot your money the first time
  • Didn’t buy the first time
  • Want more portraits

For retakes – be sure to return your original portraits.

For new portraits – pick up an order form in the school office.

Remember: If you want your picture in the yearbook, you must have your picture taken with Lifetouch.

Support the Lancaster High School Key Club this Wednesday, October 20 through their Chipotle fundraiser! By ordering from Chipotle (East Main location) between 4-8 p.m., LHS Key Club will receive 33% of the sales!

If you order in person, please show this flyer at checkout. If you order online for pick up, please use the code X47W9P8.
October 26: Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m. at 111 S. Broad Street, Large Meeting Room
October 29: End of Grading Period
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