Little Bucks Buckeye Preschool

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

AM 8:35 AM - 11:20 AM 

PM 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM 

Scheduled Late Arrival Preschool Times 

AM 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM 1:40 PM - 3:25 PM 

Unscheduled Late Arrival Preschool Times 

AM No Preschool Classes 

PM 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM

In the event of an unscheduled 2 hour delay from school, AM Preschool will NOT attend and PM preschool will attend at their REGULAR times. 



This year’s Open House will be on MONDAY, AUGUST 19. Students whose LAST names begin A-L attend from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM. Students whose LAST names begin M-Z attend from 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM. Students may bring their school supplies with them to their classroom, but this is OPTIONAL. Supply Lists are found below: 

Preschool Supply List

4th Grade Supply List 

5th Grade Supply List 

6th Grade Supply List   

Classroom assignments will not be provided to students who have not completed the annual update on Registration GatewayParents/guardians will be notified when it is time to complete the annual update. At Open House, BIS staff will be available to assist parents who have NOT completed the annual update on Registration Gateway.



The first day of preschool is MONDAY, AUGUST 26. 




If your student rides a bus to or from school and any of the following changes apply to your student, you will need to complete a new Transportation Request Form for the 2019 -­2020 school year:

  • Your Student is rolling up from Preschool or 6th Grade.
  • You have moved to a new residence (You must first contact your student’s school or Jill Besida at the Board Office and          provide a new proof of residency).
  • You have made changes to your babysitter or daycare location (Requests must be for ​five days per week to the same             address​).

The 2019 - 2020  Transportation Request Form is available on the Buckeye website under transportation.  A paper form can be provided upon request.


Information regarding bus routes for the upcoming school year will not be available until the 2nd week of August.  At that time, transportation information letters will be mailed to all registered bus students for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Any changes requested after the letters go out will not be made until the 2nd week of the school year. Parents will be responsible for transportation until then.

Please direct all questions to the Support Services Office, Mrs. Judy Eblen 330-722-8257, x 1020. August 21 will be here soon, prepare NOW for next year's transportation needs.  




School will start two hours later on late arrival days. If your child rides a Buckeye School bus, they will be picked up two hours later than their regular time. School drop off will be 10:20 am for Primary and Intermediate students. School dismissal times will not be affected.

Buckeye Elementary car riders will begin to unload at 10:20 am. The start of school for the Primary, Intermediate and Preschool is 10:35 am.

AM Pre­school hours will be 10:35 ­am arrival and 12:20 pm dismissal. PM Pre­school arrival will be 1:40 ­pm and 3:25 pm dismissal on Late Arrival Days.

All students (except AM Pre­school) will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time. If you have any questions please contact your child’s building. 




Little Bucks Preschool Tuition is due the 1st of each month. It is $160.00 per 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

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) or at x 4339. 




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. 




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.




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.




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