Little Bucks Preschool 

A 5-Star Rated Preschool Program by the Ohio Department of Education 

The Little Bucks Preschool meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday. There are no Preschool classes on FRIDAY

MONDAY - THURSDAY

AM CLASSES - 8:35 AM - 11:20 AM 

PM CLASSES - 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM 


Preschool Monthly Scheduled Late Arrival Times 

WEDNESDAY - March 11, May 13

AM CLASSES - 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM CLASSES - 1:40 PM - 3:25 PM 


Preschool Unscheduled (SNOW DAY) Two Hour Delay Times 

AM CLASSES - 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM CLASSES - 1:40 PM - 3:25 PM

In the event of an unscheduled 2 hour delay from school (SNOW DAY) AM Preschool WILL attend. 

 


 

BUCKEYE INTERMEDIATE OFFICES CLOSED JUNE 1 - AUGUST 4 

The Buckeye Intermediate offices are closed June 1 - August 4. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Buckeye Board of Education offices at 330-722-8257 x 1002. 

 


 

DEVICE/MATERIALS DROP OFF 

Any parents who did not drop off devices and cords during our scheduled drop off times, please drop your devices and cords at the Buckeye Board of Education offices between the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

 


 

SUMMER READING INFORMATION - June 15 - August 31

Children - Birth - entering grade 5 in the fall

  • Read at least 20 minutes a day for 30 days & stop by for an awesome prize in the Fall
  • Game boards are available online at mcdl.info/summerreading
  • Print one at home or fill out a digital copy.
  • Don't have a printer or computer? That's okay--you can be creative and make your own. Just make sure you record each day you read. 

Teen - Entering grades 6- 12 (and our 2020 seniors!)

  • You can register as early as today!
  • Read for 20 hours over the course of the summer (That's less than 20 minutes a day) for a chance to win one of eight awesome grand prizes!
  • Log your time online at mcdl.info/summerreading starting June 15
  • Once you complete the game, contact your local branch to select your grand prize entry
  • Grand prizes include: A Sega Genesis Mini Console, Art Bundle, Outdoors Pack, Self-Care Kit, and more!
  • Grand Prizes will be drawn the week of September 7

 


 

YEARBOOKS FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR 

Due to Covid-19, Elementary yearbooks for 2019-2020 will not be completed and delivered until fall when school starts again.

 


 

PRESCHOOL SCREENING INFORMATION 

If you have already registered for Preschool Screening, please complete the New Student Registration Gateway for your child.  Copies of all of your registration documents, the $20 Registration Fee, and the completion of Registration Gateway are required in order to be considered for an opening at Little Bucks Preschool.  These documents are:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Parent/Guardian Drivers Licence or Picture ID
  • Proof of Residence (utility bill - not phone internet or cable , mortgage/lease agreement)
  • If you live with someone and the mortgage/lease/utilities are in their name you will need to complete a Residency Affidavit Form, have it notarized, and bring that along with a valid Proof of Residency for the party named on the Residency Affidavit
  • Residency Affidavit Form
  • Proof of Residence for mortgage/lease holder
  • Divorce/Custody Papers (if applicable) 
  • Most recent IEP, ETR or 504 (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • $20 Registration Fee Payable to Buckeye Local Schools

Items can be mailed to:

Buckeye Local Schools

3044 Columbia Road

Medina, OH 44256

Attn: Tracy Taylor

Documents can be scanned to ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org

If your preschool plans for the 2020-2021 school year change at any time, please contact Tracy Taylor at ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org.

 


 

NO VISITORS PERMITTED INSIDE SCHOOL PREMISES

No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter buildings until further notice. If you must come to the Intermediate School, please come to the main door to communicate through the security system. 

 


 

SPRING CHOCOLATE COVERED FORTUNE COOKIE FUNDRAISER - ONLINE PAYMENT AVAILABLE

Unfortunately, due to the mandated school closure, our Fortune Cookie Fundraiser was interrupted. Many of you currently have a box of candy at home and have been unable to return the money you raised. Our partners at Diamond Fundraising have assisted us with a payment solution to enable us to complete the fundraiser. Please visit  https://www.diamondfundraising.com/buckeyeint/ to pay for the box(es) your student brought home.

IMPORTANT UPDATE PLEASE NOTE: now you may also drop off payment (cash/check) to the school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 am. You may also MAIL a check payment to Buckeye Intermediate School, 3140 Columbia Rd, Medina, 44256. If these dates/times do not work, please email kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org to organize an alternative date/time

If you have a PayForIt account for your student, you may also visit https://www.payforit.net/ to log into your PayForIt account to make an online payment. 

Finally, we received payment (pre pandemic) without a name/teacher on the envelope. If you believe this could be your envelope, please email kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please contact Kelly Moore at  kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org. 

PLEASE NOTE: NO PARTIAL BOXES MAY BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL

 


 

BUCKEYE LATCHKEY PROGRAM 2020-21 

The nationally recognized after-school enrichment provider, Right at School, is coming to the Buckeye Local School District!  Starting next fall, Right at School will assume responsibility for before and/or after-school care at Buckeye Elementary School, for our Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students.

For those who wish to participate in the before and/or after-school program, it will be available every day school is in session, from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm. Parents will be able to work with Right at School to create flexible monthly schedules to support families’ busy lives by simply choosing 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.  Drop-in care is also an option. This allows parents to only pay for the days for which care is needed. Right at School may also be available during breaks, non-school days, and summer.

We selected Right At School to provide families flexibility in enrollment options and a comprehensive enrichment curriculum to keep our students engaged while they participate. Students will have a healthy snack, engage in dynamic fitness activities, student-driven projects, team building, leadership development, and have the opportunity to complete homework. The program also features a 10% sibling discount and a 20% discount for free and reduced lunch families.  Registration will be open beginning February 17, 2020.  

Right At School hosted a “Parent Informational Meeting” to provide an overview of their programs, to answer questions, and to interact with you on Thursday, February 6. For more information we encourage you to also visit Right At School’s website HERE. We look forward to enhancing the educational experience of our students and parents through this exciting partnership.

 


 

LITTLE BUCKS PRESCHOOL TUITION 

Little Bucks Preschool Tuition is due the 1st of each month. It is $160.00 per month. Please note: tuition is not pro-rated for a later start in the month. 

All payments must be received in the Intermediate office on or before the 7th of each month to avoid the $25 late payment fee. Any payment received in the office after the 7th of each month will automatically be assessed the $25 late payment fee. Mailed checks will be considered late if post-marked after the 7th of the month.

Cash and checks made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School are accepted in the office. They can be mailed or dropped off in the office. Please do not send payments with your preschool student. Preschool teachers can not accept payments. Tuition payments may also be made online using PayForIt.net

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to make tuition payments in a timely manner will result in removal from the program. In addition, any student with an outstanding balance at the end of the school year (tuition, late tuition payment fees, past due fundraiser) will be prohibited from attending Preschool graduation, Preschool field trips, the End of the Year Preschool Picnic, and from enrolling in Little Bucks Preschool the following school year. 

If you have any questions concerning your tuition payments, please contact Ms. Moore via email kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org or at x 4339. 

 


 

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PRESCHOOL TUITION  - SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION 

Our Little Bucks Preschool remaining fees have been adjusted, and there will be no payment due April 1 or May 1.  Refunds for tuition will be given for those who have already paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Special Education, Mr. Zepp bzepp(at)buckeyeschools.org

 


 

ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

New Student Link

Returning Student Link

Your username is your student ID (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) make sure to include 8 digits in the birthday and the two backslashes. 

Because of the important nature of information contained in Registration Gateway, students of parents who have not completed verification will not have access to the following:

Students will not have access to the District Computer Network or Internet for class activities. 

 


 

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please remember to call the school absence line at ext 9204 to report when your child is absent from school due to an appointment or an illness. Please help us make sure your children are safe by calling the absence line.

Please do not call the Buckeye Intermediate office or use email to report a student absence. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.

 


 

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
 

The philosophy of Buckeye Local Schools Preschool is based on meeting the individual, developmental needs of all children with and without special needs. The developmental preschool seeks to provide an environment that encourages all children to explore, ask questions and learn things that he/she needs and wants to know about their world.

Our preschool program follows the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The curriculum provides a balance of child-centered and teacher facilitated activities that encourage children to investigate, manipulate and experiment as they construct their own knowledge.

The preschool curriculum provides the foundation for future academic success by: building upon previous knowledge and skills; aligning with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards; and by providing individualized and integrated approaches to assessment, curriculum and instruction. The curriculum addresses key areas of child development including aesthetic and artistic development, emotional and social development, intellectual development, physical development and well being and development of responsibility.

 


 

LITTLE BUCKS PRESCHOOL STAFF

Name E-Mail Title Extension
Mr. Brendan Zepp bzepp(at)buckeyeschools.org Director of Special Education 1004
Mrs. Taylor ttaylor(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary, Special Education 1005
Mrs. Heinle wheinle(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Teacher  4322
Mrs. Iorfida jiorfida(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Teacher  4320
Mrs. Rogers  lrogers(at)buckeyeschools.org  Preschool Teacher  4321
Mrs. Fike jfike(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4322
Mrs. Savich  jsavich(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4321
Mrs. Young kyoung(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Paraprofessional  4320
Ms. Moore kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org Preschool Tuition Payments  4339
       
       
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