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Crosby Update

Posted on: September 29, 2023


Southwest Local Schools

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Dear Crosby Parents and Guardians,

I can’t believe it is October already! We have a lot of exciting things happening here at Crosby Elementary. Please take time to read through this email so you don’t miss out!  


NOTEWORTHY DATES- Mark your calendars!



   4                      Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00

   5                      Banking Day

 10                      Community Hall Meeting- Harrison High School 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 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

16-17                 Fall Break

 19                      Banking Day / School Board Meeting- District Office

20                        PTO Trunk or Treat    

23-27                 3rd Grade Ohio State Testing

 26                      Fall Picture Retakes

 31                      Halloween Parties 2:00 p.m.



   1                      Pollinator Garden Installation- 3rd Gr

   2                      Banking Day  

   7                      Teacher Inservice Day- No school for students

   9                      Veteran’s Day Ceremony- 1:45 p.m.

 10                      No School- Veterans' Day

13-21                 Inview Testing Grades 2 & 5

15                        5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace

 16                      Banking Day

 20                      5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace

 21                      5th Grade Field Trip- iSpace

 22                      No School- Conference Release Day

23-24                 No School- Thanksgiving Break



   3                      PTO Breakfast with Santa

4-8                      PTO Santa Shop

   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





The district will be hosting a Bully Prevention Forum on October 18th. See the flier for more information.

Bully Prevention Forum.pdf 



We have been very lucky over the last several years and have not had to cancel any routes due to the national bus shortage. This year we are having difficulty finding bus drivers. There are a few drivers who are going to be out with surgery later in the year and we are working now to try to fill those spots so that routes will not have to be canceled. If you know anyone who would be interested in being a bus driver, you can find the posting on our school’s website.





We are proud to announce Crosby Elementary earned 5 stars on the 2023 State Report Card. We also improved in all sub areas as well.

Achievement 5 to 5 Stars

Progress 3 to 4 Stars

Gap Closing 4 to 5 Stars

Early Literacy 3 to 4 Stars

We will continue to work on getting all areas to 5 stars! 



Parent-teacher conferences will take place October 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and October 12 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Teacher schedule their own conferences. If you haven’t scheduled a conference yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher.



We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Cincinnati Nature Center to plant a pollinator garden in our courtyard. Mrs. Hursh has been instrumental in organizing this endeavor. Therefore, the 3rd grade students will be helping to plant the garden on November 1st.



If you haven’t attended one of the Community Town Hall Meetings, please consider attending the last one at Harrison High School on October 10th from 6-8 p.m. Your input is important in planning for our district’s future!



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 the 2023-24 school year will be $70.00 ($60 + $10 tech fee).  Full day kindergarten is tuition based.  Deadline for payment of fees is October 2, 2023.  Checks should be made payable to “Southwest Local School District”.  Or you may log in to our Parent Portal Click on the 9 squares (top right of your screen) and click PayForIt. 




Mrs. Kief is holding a Pumpkin Decorating Contest that will be displayed in the library areas. See the flyer for details. Paper copies of the entry form will also be sent home with students next week.

Pumpkin Contest.pdf 



Check out the attached flyer for details on PTO’s Trunk or Treat Event.

Trunk or Treat Flyer 2023 (1).pdf 



Crosby Elementary will be having a celebration honoring our Veterans on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 1:45 p.m.  Our program will be held outside.  Should there be inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. We would like to invite and honor parents/relatives of our students who have served in the armed forces to attend.  Please respond below so that we may plan on the number of honorees that may join us.  Please respond by Friday, October 27, 2023.



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



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

An official Progress Book Parent/Student mobile app is now available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store. With the Progress Book Parent /Student mobile app, students and their families can track grades, view homework assignments, monitor attendance, and more 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, teacher 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: