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Crosby Update

Posted on: January 31, 2023


Southwest Local Schools 

“Academic and Social Growth for ALL students, EVERYDAY!”  

Facebook- Crosby Elementary School, Harrison Ohio 

Twitter - @SLSDCrosby 



District Calendar: 



2            Banking Day / Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m. 

3            Girls Leadership Lunch Bunch / Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off 

3-24       Kid’s Heart Challenge 

6-10      Jump-a-thon during gym  

7           Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 p.m. 

10        Boys Leadership Lunch Bunch / Kindergarten Grandparents’ Day   

14        Valentine’s Day Party Day 

16        Banking Day / SLSD Board Meeting at Crosby Elementary 7:00 p.m. 

17        Conference Release Day- No School 

20        President’s Day- No School 

24        2nd Grade Grandparents’ Day / Girls Leadership Lunch Bunch 

27-March 3     Acceptance Week- Dress Up Days / Right to Read Week 

27        Mix Match Sock Day 

28        Tie-Dye Day / PTO Flower Fundraiser Begins 



1        School Spirit Dress Up Day / 5th to 6th Gr Transition Field Trip for Special Education Students 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

 2        Banking Day / Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party- Dress Up Favorite Character 

 3        Wear Yellow Dress Up Day! / Boys Leadership Lunch Bunch 

 8        PTO Flower Fundraiser Packets Due 

10       4th Grade Grandparents’ Day 1:45-2:45 p.m. / Girls Leadership Lunch Bunch 

13-14  PTO Wings of Wonders Assemblies 

15       Spring Picture Day 

16       Banking Day  

17       End of Quarter- No school for students 

20-24  Spring Break- No School 

27-31  Gr 3-5 Ohio State Testing ELA  

31       Boys Leadership Lunch Bunch 



3-6      Gr 3-5 Ohio State Testing ELA 

6        Banking Day / 5th Grade Grandparents’ Day 

7        Good Friday- No School 

10      No School 

14      Girls Leadership Lunch Bunch 

17-28 Gr 3-5 Ohio State Testing Math / Gr 5 Science 

20      Banking Day / 1st Grade Field Trip / School Board Meeting at HE 

21      Boys Leadership Lunch Bunch 

25      PTO Flower Fundraiser Pick-Up 

26      Musical 1st Grade 6:00 & 2nd Grade 7:15 



 4        Banking Day 

5        2nd Grade Field Trip- Great American Ball Park 

8-12   Spring NWEA MAP Testing 

12      Third Grade Field Trip (Half of students) 

15-18 Shower with Kindness / Day of Service / Spirit Week 

16      Third Grade Field Trip (Other half of students) 

17      Day of Service 

18      Banking Day / 3rd Grade Grandparents’ Day 1:30-2:30 p.m. / School Board Meeting at MW 

19     Teacher Inservice Day- No school for students 

29     Memorial Day- No School 

31     Last Day of School for Students 




With the upcoming cold and flu season upon us, please remember to keep students home when they are sick to help prevent spread. Students must be free of fevers, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours, without the use of medication, before returning to school. Please contact the school if your student will be out. Let's stay healthy and safe this winter! 



When inclement weather occurs, our school messaging system will be used to distribute information. You can also listen to local TV and radio stations for information on Southwest Local Schools. Any delay or closing is also posted to the school district website: as well as on our Crosby Facebook page. Also, HALF-DAY KINDERGARTEN parents need to be advised that whenever school is delayed, AM Kindergarten is canceled.  





Kindergarten registration begins February 1st at midnight. We will once again offer a limited number of tuition-based full-day options. The number of full-day classrooms will depend on space and enrollment numbers. Full-day spots are assigned by the date stamp in Final Forms. Please do not register early, that will NOT hold you a spot and you will need to restart registration. 





Teachers will be sending home information to schedule your winter conference. Conferences will take place on February 2 and 7. Teachers are happy to accommodate face-to-face, virtual, or phone conferences, whichever best fits your schedule. If you haven’t heard from your child’s teacher, please reach out to them via email or by phone!  



Congratulations to Stuart Hall for winning this year’s Spelling Bee. Stuart and his brother Seth battled it out for a Crosby record of 39 rounds! Also, congratulations to our third place Paxton Kief and all our Spelling Bee participants. 



All students in half day Kindergarten – 5th grade have a school fee set by the Board of Education, which is used to purchase educational materials and other items used by each student. The fee for school year 2022-23 will be $55.00. Full day kindergarten is tuition based. Checks should be made payable to “Southwest Local School District” and can be sent in with your student or fees may be paid online. If you need assistance, please reach out via email to







We are getting ready to begin another year of the American Heart Association: KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! This year, our school will be learning about staying strong in body and mind, we’ll get moving with fun activities, meet kids with special hearts, and raise funds for the health of all hearts.  

Our kick-off assembly will be on February 3rd and we will be collecting donations until February 23. Our goal is $10,000!  

Download the Kids Heart Challenge App or visit to register today and earn your own BE THE TORCH WRISTBAND so you can help light the way! Once you've registered, start Finn’s Mission and complete the challenges. As a family you can help to create a community of lifesavers by learning the lifesaving steps of Hands-Only CPR. It’s quick, easy, and fun! Click here for our school link Thank you for keeping more hearts beating strong! 




Second Grade Grandparent’s Day will be held from 1:30-2:30 on February 24th. Grandparents will get to enjoy a song, share a snack with their grandchild, and complete a craft. Students are free to go home with their grandparent IF they have a pre-arranged note. Also any siblings that are going to be leaving with grandparents need to be PRE-ARRANGED. A note should be sent to any teacher of a student that will be leaving at 2:30 with the grandparent. We will not be calling individual students down to be dismissed. There will be ONE announcement made at 2:30 for any student with a note to report to the cafeteria. More information will be coming home from the homeroom teachers. 



The week of February 27 – March 3 is Acceptance Week. We will be recognizing this week that our very own Harrison alum Raileigh Legner started!  

Monday, February 27: Mix Match Day- where two different socks to show we are all unique in our own way. 

Tuesday, February 28: Tie Dye- Rock your tie dye to represent those with an exceptionality. 

Wednesday, March 1: We are ONE- Wear your school spirit to show your school is one student body. 

Thursday, March 2: Take the Pledge- We are asking for you to take time to take the pledge to spread the word INCLUSION. Also, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! So, dress as your favorite book character or your best Dr. Suess apparel.  

Friday, March 3: Inclusion Friday- Wear anything yellow to show that you understand: Awareness + Change = Acceptance and together we can make a change!  



Don't miss out! Secure a yearbook by using the link below. Code: 6582623 

Yearbooks are PRE-SALE only! There will NOT be any extras to sell at the end of the year. The last date to order yearbooks will be April 10th! Yearbooks are expected to arrive on May 5th.  




How do I access my child’s grades and report card? 

To access Progress Book login information, login to Final Forms and click on: Student/Parent Access Codes. All the information you need to create or access your account is here. If you are having any issues email


How does the district/school communicate information? 

District- email using School Messenger, website, Facebook, Twitter  

School- Principal- Monthly Email/Text sent using School Messenger 

Facebook and Twitter are used to post reminders only- all new information will be communicated through email/text.  

Teachers- Progress Book, weekly newsletters, apps (Dojo, Remind, etc.) 

PTO- Membership Toolkit: or Facebook: Crosby Elementary PTO 


How do I email my child’s teacher? 

Or this page will link you to our staff directory: