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Crosby Update

Posted on: August 1, 2023


Southwest Local Schools 

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

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Dear Crosby Parents and Guardians, 

The new school year is just around the corner, and we could not be more excited to get back to educating your child! 

Please take a moment to read the information below regarding beginning of the year information as well as some important dates throughout the school year.  

If there is something we forgot to address or if you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Joanne Aghotte, Principal

Kyle Kinnett, Dean of Students


NOTEWORTHY DATES- Mark your calendars!  



1-3 Kindergarten Bootcamp 

   8 State of the Schools- Activity Center 7:00 p.m. 

  10 Open House 4-7 p.m. 

  15 First Student Day / First Phase-In Day ½ Kindergarten Students 

16 Second Phase-In Day for other ½ Kindergarten Students 

28-Sept 1 Aimsweb Testing K-3 



   4 No School- Labor Day 

   7 Banking Day / Fall Pictures 

 11-15 MAP Testing 

13-15 PTO Crystal Clear Science Assemblies 

19 Girl Scout Parent Meeting 6 p.m. 

21 Banking Day 



   4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 

   5 Banking Day 

 11 Mr. Tracy visits 5th Graders- JS Intro & Opportunities 

 12 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 

 13 End of the Quarter- No school for Students 

 15 5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace  

16-17 Fall Break 

 19 Banking Day / PTO Trunk or Treat 

 20 5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace 

 21 5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace  

23-27 3rd Grade Ohio State Testing 

 26 Fall Picture Retakes 

 31 Halloween Parties 2:00 p.m. 



   2 Banking Day    

   7 Teacher Inservice Day- No school for students 

 10 No School- Veterans' Day 

13-21 Inview Testing Grades 2 & 5 

 16 Banking Day 

 22 No School- Conference Release Day 

23-24 No School- Thanksgiving Break 



   3 PTO Breakfast with Santa 

   6 1st & 2nd Grade Musicals (6:00 & 7:00 p.m.) 

   7 Banking Day 

11-15 Aimweb Testing K-3 

 20 Christmas Parties 2:00 

 21 End of Quarter- No School for Students 

22-Jan 2 No School- Winter Break 



   3 School Reopens 

   4 Banking Day 

8-12 MAP Testing 

 15 No School- MLK Jr. Day 

 18 Banking Day 



   1 Banking Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 

   7 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 

   8 JS Counselors Visit 5th Graders to Register for JS 

 14 Valentines’ Day Party 2:00 

 15 Banking Day  

 16 No School- Conference Release Day 

 19 No School- Presidents' Day 

28 Junior School Parent Orientation for 5th Grade Parents 7:00 p.m. 



1-3 PTO Crosby’s Girls Getaway 

   7 Banking Day 

  8 End of Quarter- No School for Students 

13 Spring Pictures 

18 Variety Show 7:00 p.m. (5th Grade + Choir) 

18-22 MAP Testing 

 21 Banking Day 

25-29 No School- Spring Break 



   1 No School- Easter Monday 

2-30 State Testing Gr 3-5 

  4 Banking Day 

18 Banking Day 

23 3rd & 4th Grade Musicals (6:00 & 7:00 p.m) 



   2 Banking Day 

6-10 State Testing Gr 3-5 & Aimsweb Testing Gr K-3 

 16 Banking Day 

 17 Teacher Inservice Day- NO school for students  

 22 Last Day for Students 




Car riders can be dropped off starting at 8:00 a.m. at the front of the school. Please do not allow your child to get out of the car until 8:00 a.m. when there is supervision and a crossing guard. For security reasons, you may NOT walk your child to their classroom. We will have plenty of staff on hand the first 2 weeks to help students find their way to their classroom if needed.  

If your child is being picked up from school, you should arrive by 3:00 p.m. Two lines will be formed in the main lane next to the school, and a third lane will be formed in the first lane of the parking lot. If your child needs assistance from you getting in or out of the car, PLEASE park in the lot instead of getting in the lines. If your child is not in the car when we are ready to move traffic, we ask that you circle around and get back in line. 

Students entering and exiting from the far lane will be required to use the roped off crosswalk area down the middle of the lane. Please tell your child NOT to cut through the other lanes of cars to get to the sidewalk. Mr. Willig and other staff members will also be there to remind them. 

Mid-day Kindergarten pick-up and drop off also takes place in front of the school. Buses will be using the lane closet to the school, so please use the far lane or park in the lot. Pick-up for AM Kindergarten is 11:15 a.m. Drop-off for PM Kindergarten begins at 12:05 until 12:15. Supervision will come outside to meet students. 

22-23 Car Rider Map Updated.pdf 



If you need to change the way your child gets home after school, please contact your child’s teacher with the information if you are aware of the change before the start of the school day. 

If the change occurs within the current school day, first try contacting the teacher using Clever. If you do not receive confirmation that the message was received by 1:30, call the office at 513-738-1717. 



To call in a student absence call 513-738-1717 and when prompted press 2 to leave a message. 



Breakfast takes place each morning from 8:00-8:25 a.m. If your child is a car rider and plans on eating breakfast, please be sure to allow time for them to eat and leave the dining area by 8:25.  

See Southwest Local Schools Food Service Website for information on breakfast and lunch: 

Did you know there is an app for School Lunch Menus? Go to your app store and download Web Menus by Isite Software 






Mark your calendars! The first day of school is Tuesday, August 15th! Kindergarten will have two phase-in days, see the information below.  



Class lists will be posted on Friday, August 4th at 10:00 a.m. on the front doors of Crosby Elementary. If you have not UPDATED your child’s Final Forms by July 28th, their name will NOT be on the list. If you need assistance accessing forms, Ms. Patty will be happy to help! Also, your child’s name will not be on the list if they still owe school fees from LAST school year.  



Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 10th for Open House for Grades K-5.  If your child’s last name starts with A-L, we encourage you to attend between 4:00-5:30 p.m. If your child’s last name starts with M-Z, we encourage you to attend between 5:30-7:00 p.m. If for scheduling purposes you need to attend the other session, that is fine, we are just trying to spread out for parking purposes.  

Kindergarten will not be doing parent orientation this year, parents and students should plan on attending the regular Open House. 



We will continue to have phase-in days for kindergarten so that students can learn the routine in a smaller group. Half of the Kindergarten students will start on the 15th and the other half will start on the 16th. Ms. Patty will send a Sign-up genius out on August 4th for you to select which date you prefer. All Kindergarten students will then come to school on Thursday, August 17th.   



For those of you with children in full day Kindergarten, you will be receiving information, probably closer to September, about how to make your payments. This will come from the District Office. 



Click the link for supply lists for each grade level:




At Crosby Elementary, we have several levels of mental health support for students. Mrs. Lee, our full-time school counselor, is the first line of contact for any of your student’s social or emotional needs. We also partner with Best Point (formally Children’s Home) to offer school therapy to students. Best Point also offers Care Coordination to help parents in the home as well. A Best Point referral can be made by Mrs. Lee or by you as the parent or guardian: 


Online – or  

Over the phone – 513-272-2800 Ask for the Intake Department 



One of the best ways for parents to remain involved with their children is through our PTO.  We are excited to welcome our families into this organization. Information will be available at Open House.  




Please be sure to label items your child brings to school, such as lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, sweatshirts, or any other item that could potentially end up in the Lost and Found. This year, we will be moving the lost and found to the area under the stairs at the bus dock exit. Our 5th grade leadership team will be organizing and returning items that are labeled. Items not collected at the end of each month will be donated to a local charity.  



Parent Emails are pulled from Final Forms. Please make sure your information is up-to-date and correct. 


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

An official ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store. With the ProgressBook Parent /Student mobile app, students and their families can track grades, view homework assignments, monitor attendance, and more. Please review the instructional sheet for more information. If you have any questions, please email



How does the district/school communicate information? 

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

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

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

Teachers- Progress Book, weekly newsletters, Clever (You will receive an invite to sign up for this communication app)

PTO- Membership Toolkit: or Facebook: Crosby Elementary PTO 


How do I email my child’s teacher? 

All staff member’s emails are  

Or this page will link you to our staff directory: