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Crosby Update

Posted on: March 2, 2023


Southwest Local Schools

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

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District Calendar:


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

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

13-14                 PTO Wings of Wonders Assemblies

14                         PTO Flower Fundraiser Packets Due

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

29                         Chorus Concert & Variety Show 7:00 p.m. at AC

31                         Boys Leadership Lunch Bunch / Chess Club



3-6                       Gr 3-5 Ohio State Testing ELA

4                           Librarian Appreciation Day

5                           Paraprofessional (Aides) Day

6                           Banking Day / 5th Grade Grandparents’ Day / Report Cards Posted to Parent                    Access in Progress Book

7                           Good Friday- No School

10                         No School

14                         Girls Leadership Lunch Bunch / Chess Club

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 Practice at AC 9-12 / Musicals 1st Grade 6:00 & 2nd Grade 7:15



1-5                       Teacher Appreciation Week

 3                          Fanelli, Sullivan & ½ Markewicz Ispace Field Trip

 4                          Banking Day

 5                          2nd Grade Field Trip- Great American Ball Park

 8                          Hammond, Hunter, ½ Markewicz Ispace Field Trip

10                         School Nurses Day

8-12                    Spring NWEA MAP Testing

12                         Third Grade Field Trip (Half of students) / Chess Club

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

15                         Dress Up: Jersey Day

16                         Dress Up: College, Career, Enlistment Day / Third Grade Field Trip (Other half of                  students) / K Field Trip Neiderman’s Farm

17                         Dress Up: Wildcat Day / Day of Service

18                         Dress Up: USA Day / 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

22                         Field Day for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

23                         Field Day for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

24-25                 Field Day Rain Days

26                         Chess Club

29                         Memorial Day- No School

30                         Fifth Grade Celebration

30                         Fifth Grade Celebration Rain Date

31                         Last Day of School for Students



19                         Report Cards will be posted to Parent Access in Progress Book




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.





Students in grades 3-5 will take the Reading Ohio State Test between March 27 and April 6. Please avoid making appointments or scheduling vacations during this time. Students tend to perform best when they are taking the assessment with their teacher and in the regular classroom environment.



Kindergarten registration is open.  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.



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




As we wrap up the Kid’s Heart Challenge, we would like to thank everyone who donated to help us reach our goal. Our grand total is $11, 533! Congrats to Mrs. Seipelt’s class for collecting the most donations, totaling $1,663, which has earned them a pizza party. Also, we would like to recognize our top fundraisers: Lucas L $851, Desmond H $497, and Olivia N $462. Because of all of your generosity, people like you and me can continue to be heart healthy! Special thanks to Mrs. Biddlestone for organizing this endeavor!



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!



Fourth grade Grandparents’ Day will take place on March 10th from 1:45-2:45. If students are being released with their grandparents, a note from the parents must be given to the teacher in advance. If siblings are going home with those grandparents, a note must be given to their teacher in advance as well. At 2:45, there will be an announcement for any student who has written permission to leave with their grandparent to report to the cafeteria. The office will NOT be calling students individually from classrooms at that time.



   Only those purchasing pictures for Spring will be photographed.

   Students should ask their teacher for an order form if interested!




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.





The Crosby Choir and some of our 5th graders will be showing off their talents in the first ever Crosby Elementary Variety Show. Please join us at the Harrison Activity Center at 7:00 to check out our talented performers!




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

To access Progress Book login information, login to Final Forms https://southwestharrison-oh.finalforms.comand 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?

This page will link you to our staff directory: