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Blog Entries - 2020

COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 30, 2020
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We are working in close partnership with the Hamilton County Health Department and as a school district, we are excited about the progress being made with vaccine distribution. Our number one priority is student and staff safety - each and every day. As a

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Update

WVE Update

Posted on: December 29, 2020
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No matter how you & your family are celebrating the season, the teachers & staff at WVE hope for good health and wellness!  Our teachers and staff members are enjoying a break that is more deserved this year than any other.  Continue to

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Bus Routes

Updated Bus Routes for Second Semester

Posted on: December 23, 2020
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Paper copies of transportation information were sent home the week of December 14 with all elementary students who will be receiving transportation services for the 2nd semester.  For Junior School students, we did not have that opportunity as students

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 19, 2020
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How we conduct the first week of 2nd semester (January 4-8, 2021) will depend on the case count in our schools and community. We aim to give our families as much notice as possible, but with the fluidity of the situation, this decision can be tricky. 

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Full Day Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten Survey

Posted on: December 18, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools will continue to offer the state minimum required 1/2 day Kindergarten programs at each elementary school as we always have. However, with the increased classroom space at the 3 new elementary schools, we are excited to offer a full

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Art Showcase

WHHHS Virtual Art Show

Posted on: December 17, 2020
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The Harrison High School Art Department presents a virtual art show, highlighting selected works from first semester art students. All artwork represented includes selected pieces from courses taught by Ms. Keller, Mrs. Kravetz, and Mrs. Cummings. Click

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Winter Weather

Dec. 16: TWO-HOUR DELAY

Posted on: December 16, 2020
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Wednesday, December 16:  Southwest Local Schools are on a TWO-HOUR DELAY, with no morning kindergarten, pre-school, or head start. 

Junior School and High School students who are already remote this week, your day will begin at 9:50 AM in your 3rd Period TEAMS page.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 16, 2020
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As was previously communicated, Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School have moved to Remote Learning this week, due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases and close contact quarantines amongst both staff and students.  This applies to Harrison

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Unloading

SLSD Service Project Benefits Those in Need This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 15, 2020
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Again this year, the Southwest Local School District is proud to partner with the Harrison Mayor’s Fund, This City His City, Christ’s Loving Hands, and JTM Food Group to provide for those in need in our community this holiday season. Collection

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COVID

Harrison Junior School Moves to Remote Learning, Dec. 15-18

Posted on: December 14, 2020
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As we have mentioned from the start of this school year, our goal is to educate students face to face (F2F), and with the remote option for those that choose that route, for as long as possible. We have also spoken to the criteria that would put a

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 12, 2020
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As was previously communicated, Harrison High School will be moving to Remote Learning this coming week, December 14-18, due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases and close contact quarantines amongst both staff and students.  This applies to Harrison

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 9, 2020
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We are seeing a significant spike in COVID+ cases this week at Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School.  At the high school alone, cases have more than tripled in recent days.  Positive cases, as well as the numbers of both students and

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Food and Clothing Drive

Food & Clothing Drive Now Underway!

Posted on: December 7, 2020
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Again this year, the Southwest Local School District is proud to partner with the Harrison Mayor’s Fund, This City His City, Christ’s Loving Hands, and JTM Food Group to provide for those in need in our community this holiday season. The annual

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 5, 2020
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On Friday, December 4, the Ohio Department of Health adopted the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the length of quarantines.  The updated information can be found HERE.  For some students currently out on quarantine,

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 2, 2020
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Spikes in both cases and hospitalizations are occurring throughout the State of Ohio and Hamilton County.  Small group gatherings, as well as community events, are major spreader events in our area.  When holiday spikes occur in the community,

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Harrison Chamber

Hamstra, Meibers Recognized by Harrison Chamber

Posted on: November 28, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools' Superintendent John Hamstra and Harrison High School Athletic Director / Assistant Principal Mark Meibers have been recognized by the Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Hamstra has been awarded the Mary Lou Smith

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 25, 2020
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Our school community appreciates everyone’s efforts to keep each other safe. Let’s continue this commitment to healthy practices as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 21, 2020
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As we approach the holiday season, vigilance becomes paramount.  It will take everyone doing their part over the holidays by avoiding gatherings outside of immediate family – as challenging as that will be.  A spike in cases could force

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 18, 2020
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As we approach the holiday season, vigilance becomes paramount.  It will take everyone doing their part over the holidays by avoiding gatherings outside of immediate family – as challenging as that will be.  A spike in cases could force

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 14, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  We are dangerously close to having to close several of our school buildings and shift to remote learning due to community spread and the inability to safely staff our schools. 

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 11, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  We are dangerously close to having to close several of our school buildings and shift to remote learning due to community spread and the inability to safely staff our schools. 

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 7, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  It is vitally important to limit group gatherings both large and small, and to wear masks and practice social distancing.  Keep the same COVID prevention protocols in place

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Urgent

Second Semester Placement Selection

Posted on: November 6, 2020
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Hello, SLSD Families! Below you will find the link to go into Final Forms and enter your preference for your child's or children's Second Semester placement (January 4 - May 28, 2021), either attending school in-person, face-to-face, or participating in the

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Update

Whitewater Valley Happenings

Posted on: November 5, 2020
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Whitewater Valley Elementary Parents & Guardians – Welcome to second quarter!  It's amazing that the year is more than 1/4 over. As I review Progress Book, I always notice a couple things that are a strong indication of student success. This

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Testing

Emergency Notification System Test

Posted on: November 4, 2020
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Good Afternoon, SLSD Parents and Guardians, This afternoon (Wed. Nov. 4) between 4:00-5:00 PM, there will be a test of the School Messenger mass notification system.  School Messenger is used to communicate weather-related

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 4, 2020
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Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School

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Breakfast & Lunch

USDA Extends Meal Waiver Program

Posted on: November 2, 2020
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The USDA recently received approval from Congress to extend the meal waiver program through the end of this school year.  Originally slated to end on December 31 (or when the money was completely spent), our waiver will now expire in June when our school

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: October 31, 2020
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Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Update

Southwest Update

Posted on: October 30, 2020
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SLSD Families: It’s hard to believe that we finished the first quarter of our school year on Thursday, October 29! Time flies when you are having fun! It has been incredible witnessing the resilience of our in-person and at home learners, as well as

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Alert

SLSD News Alert

Posted on: October 28, 2020
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Southwest Local School District families, This afternoon, Officer Willig, our School Resource Officer on the secondary campus, was struck by a hit-and-run driver during junior school dismissal.  The driver ignored his command to stop, attempted to pull

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Important Information

SLSD News Update

Posted on: October 24, 2020
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By now you have likely seen on the news that Hamilton County is approaching the Alert Level 4 (Purple) designation in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, indicating severe exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the County.  Please know that as a school

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 21, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 19, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Oct. 29

Posted on: October 17, 2020
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The Harrison High School senior class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor two blood drives at the Activity Center this school year.  The first will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.   The drive is

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 16, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 15, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 14, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 13, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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PayForIt

Student Fees Now Due

Posted on: October 12, 2020
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Student fees for 2020-2021 have been assigned for all grades.  The fee for elementary students is $50.  The fees for grades 6-12 depend on the courses the student is taking. You may view your assigned fees at payforit.net, accessible through the

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 9, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Important Information

State Testing Requirements for Virtual 3rd Graders

Posted on: October 8, 2020
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To the Parents/Guardians of Third Grade Virtual Students: Third Grade Fall English Language Arts state testing begins the week of October 19, 2020.  These tests are required by federal and state law and, at this point in time, are still required for the

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Update

Whitewater Valley Happenings

Posted on: October 7, 2020
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Whitewater Valley Elementary Parents & Guardians -  Fall has definitely arrived and shares a reminder that change can, in fact, be beautiful!  Please make sure your kiddos are dressed appropriately and layered up for the chilly mornings and

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 6, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 5, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 3, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Bus

Bus Drivers Needed

Posted on: September 29, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 28, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 22, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Computer

Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access

Posted on: September 21, 2020
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We have posted the codes that parents, and students need for our Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access to the “Student and Parent Access Codes” form in FinalForms.  You may access these codes by signing into your FinalForms

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 18, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Update

WVE Update

Posted on: September 17, 2020
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Regardless of whether your child is learning under our roof face-to-face or virtually first semester, our teaching staff and students are connecting in many ways.  You can learn about the connections and relationships by asking your child(ren) questions

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Accelerate

Virtual Learning Platform Orientation

Posted on: September 6, 2020
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Virtual students and parents, please click HERE for a webinar orientation, led by Southwest Local School District Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes, explaining how students can log in and navigate the virtual learning platform.  Mrs. Hayes also

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Food Service

Free Meals for All SLSD Students

Posted on: September 5, 2020
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The USDA and the state of Ohio have determined that all students, regardless of your financial situation, may participate in school breakfast and lunch programs for free through December 31, 2020.  Beginning on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 no child will

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Bus

Transportation Update

Posted on: September 4, 2020
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SLSD pushed out the final transportation update prior to the start of the school year Friday afternoon.  Families can again log into their students’ Final Forms accounts via the Abre Student/Parent portal, and click on Forms to view the

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SLSD

State of the Schools

Posted on: September 2, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District administrative team provides the yearly "State of the Schools" presentation, a yearly update to stakeholders covering all facets of district operations. Our design and construction team, SHP and Skanska-Megen, provide a

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Open House

Meet the Teacher / Virtual Open House

Posted on: August 31, 2020
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Whitewater Valley Elementary – 2020-21 – Virtual Open House/Meet the Teacher Links Kindergarten       Mrs. Sarah Ard (hosting in person “Meet the Teacher” Sept. 3rd noon-4:00… but Kindergarten is

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Bus

Transportation Update

Posted on: August 28, 2020
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On August 28, our district pushed out preliminary bus routes, times, and pick-up locations to our families via Final Forms.  Please log into your Final Forms account via the Online Forms portion of the Abre Parent/Student Portal.  You will click on

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Food Service

Cafeteria Account & Free/Reduced Information

Posted on: August 27, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools has switched programs for our lunchtime software this coming school year as a part of the upgrades to our existing buildings and in preparation for a move to new buildings next summer.  As a result of this move, the district will

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Important Information

WVE Safety Protocol Information

Posted on: August 25, 2020
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The Whitewater Valley Elementary School administration, teachers, and staff have been working diligently to safely re-open our K-5 school building for the 2020-21 school year.  Safety is our number one priority and several changes have been made to help

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Update

SLSD Parent Update

Posted on: August 21, 2020
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Southwest Local School District Superintendent John Hamstra and Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes provide updates to stakeholders as students prepare to return for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Hamstra speaks to the safety and protocols in place, and

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Computer

Virtual Learning Model FAQs

Posted on: August 20, 2020
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For students and families who have selected the Virtual Learning Model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we have compiled the following list of FAQs based on parent feedback.  Please click HERE for the list.

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Help Wanted

Cooks Needed!

Posted on: August 19, 2020
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If you are looking for a part-time job that aligns with your SLSD child's school calendar, we have an opportunity for you!  SLSD Food Service is looking for part time cooks to assist with serving lunch in our kitchens.  Shifts are generally about 3

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Back to School

WVE Back-to-School Information

Posted on: August 18, 2020
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Whitewater Valley Families, Please click HERE for the WVE "Responsible Re-Opening" plan. Please click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you,Mia NeckelPrincipal, Whitewater Valley

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Responsible Restart Ohio

SLSD Re-Opening Plan for Fall 2020

Posted on: August 6, 2020
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UPDATE:  August 6, 2020 SLSD Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to refine our “Back to School 2020” plan to reflect the latest guidance we continue to receive from the State of Ohio and Hamilton

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Bus

SLSD Forced to Begin Year with State Minimum Transportation

Posted on: August 3, 2020
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August 3, 2020 Dear Southwest Local School District parents / guardians; At our July 30th Board of Education meeting, we had a deep discussion and ultimately a unanimous vote to reduce our transportation services to Ohio’s state minimums.  After

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Highlighter

"Highlighter" Returns on Aug. 7!

Posted on: August 1, 2020
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Please see the following from our friends at Church on Fire!   Highlighter is coming! "What's Highlighter", you ask?Highlighter is a back-to-school event, hosted at Church on Fire for students that have a need for school supplies. It's on Friday,

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Help Wanted

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Posted on: July 31, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District is hiring an internal substitute teacher for each of their school buildings (Crosby Elem., Miamitown Elem., Harrison Elem., Whitewater Valley Elem., Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School). Substitute teachers

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Help Wanted

Bus and Van Drivers Needed!

Posted on: July 30, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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Important Information

Start of School Year Delayed

Posted on: July 16, 2020
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Thank you, parents and guardians, for the phone calls and emails giving input on the 2020-2021 re-opening plan.  In response to several concerns regarding the masking requirements in the heat, our administrative team has made the decision to delay

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Taking Place July 24

Posted on: July 6, 2020
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Hoxworth Blood Center has an urgent need for donors.  To help facilitate this, the Southwest Local School District has partnered with Hoxworth to hold a Summer Blood Drive.  The drive will take place in the air-conditioned Harrison Junior School

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Bright SchoolKitz

2020-2021 WVE School Supply Lists

Posted on: June 23, 2020
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The Whitewater Valley Elementary School Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year can be found HERE.  A great way to simplify your school supply shopping with Bright SchoolKitz!  Again this year, Whitewater Valley Elementary has partnered with

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Field Day

SLSD Family Field Day 2020

Posted on: June 17, 2020
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Southwest Local School District elementary Field Days are always one of the highlights of the end of the school year.  Of course, they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) school closures. To keep this annual tradition alive, SLSD P.E.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Posted on: June 9, 2020
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Kindergarten registration is now open.  Click this link for more information, including the kindergarten packet with required documents, instructions for completing online forms, the link to online registration forms, and the required Ohio Health History

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Responsible Restart

Indoor Walking Track Now Re-Open

Posted on: June 2, 2020
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The indoor walking track at the Activity Center has been re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 8.  The track is open during the normal summer hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.   While enhanced cleaning/sanitizing procedures

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Registration

2020-2021 New Student Registration

Posted on: May 25, 2020
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Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. However, once you have completed your online registration through Final Forms, you may scan the required documents as PDFs, and we will accept them via

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Art Showcase

"Virtual Art Showcase" Created from Postponed Library Exhibit

Posted on: May 16, 2020
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All four Southwest Local School District elementary schools had just celebrated the grand opening of the Elementary Art Show at the Harrison Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered life as we know

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Sign Up

Personal Belonging Pick-Up / Brain Bag #3 Turn-In

Posted on: May 15, 2020
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The month of May is flying by and students & teachers are engaged in distance learning.  Please encourage your children to complete Brain Bag #3 before May 22 and finish the school year strong!  Boxes will be lined up along the exterior gym

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Field Day

Wrap Up the Year with "Family Field Day"

Posted on: May 12, 2020
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One of the highlights of the end of the school year is Field Day.  Since we can't be together to enjoy this tradition with each other, we have created some activities that you can participate in at home to create your own Field Day! If you don’t

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Welcome

Junior School Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders

Posted on: May 7, 2020
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Welcome to our Incoming 6th Grade Parents & Families, We are so excited to welcome you to Harrison Junior School.  Even with COVID-19, we still want to find ways to connect with our families and students! Over the coming weeks, we will be sending

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Phys Ed

Stay Home and Stay Active with "P.E. Plus!"

Posted on: May 6, 2020
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Welcome to "P.E. PLUS"!   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 60 MINUTES of DAILY ACTIVITY (Being active is great for both the body and the mind) Click the links at the bottom of the article, and check back weekly for new

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Remote Learning

WVE Brain Bag #3

Posted on: May 3, 2020
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BRAIN BAG #2 TURN-IN: Monday, May 4 Brain Bag #2 drop-off will be in the front of the building by the flagpole (weather permitting). Large containers, labeled with homeroom teacher names will be available for you to drop your child’s packet in.

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Bus

2020-2021 Bus Transportation Information

Posted on: April 28, 2020
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Around April of each year, the transportation department begins to work on the bus routes for the following year.  While it isn't as feasible to send out a personalized form for each students as we have in year's past, we would like to know who is

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Important Information

Important Information for WVE Families

Posted on: April 27, 2020
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Most of you are already aware that Gov. DeWine announced this week that our school buildings will be closed through the end of this year.  We were expecting the news, but it was difficult to hear for sure!  Children thrive on routine and

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Sign Up

Student Check-Out / Teacher Farewell

Posted on: April 24, 2020
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In an effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible, we will be following the process below to distribute each child's personal belongings.  We really didn't have advance warning and time to have students gather jackets, lunchboxes, art projects, school

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CVC

SLSD Core Values Challenge

Posted on: April 23, 2020
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We hope that you are continuing to live out our four core values, despite our distance!  During the upcoming week, take pictures highlighting students performing acts of TRUST, RESPECT, OWNERSHIP, AND LEADERSHIP.  Post them on Twitter, Instagram

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Closed

Remote Learning to Continue for Remainder of Academic Year

Posted on: April 21, 2020
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On April 20, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that remote learning would continue for the remainder of the academic year.  Please click HERE for details on how it will impact the 4th quarter, and the traditional end-of-year activities. 

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Brain Bags

WVE Brain Bag Information

Posted on: April 11, 2020
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BRAIN BAG #1 TURN-IN: Monday, April 13 Brain Bag #1 drop-off will be in the front of the building by the flagpole from 8AM-2PM. Large containers, labeled with homeroom teacher names will be available for you to drop your child’s packet in. Please make

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WVE

Connecting Wildcats!

Posted on: April 10, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District continues to live our mission, “Academic / Social growth for ALL students, EVERY DAY" despite the distance that separates us.  The video below highlights many of the ways our students & staff are

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Book Fair

Online Book Fair Now Open!

Posted on: April 6, 2020
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Since libraries and schools are closed, students may struggle to find enough books to read at home.  Scholastic has a great solution!  You can order books through our Whitewater Valley Elementary book fair website for the next two weeks! 

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Yearbook

Order your WVE Yearbook Now!

Posted on: April 5, 2020
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It's not too late to order a Yearbook! Forms and payments are due by April 30, and can be dropped off in the WVE office or mailed to the school (10800 Campbell Rd. Harrison, OH 45030).

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Track & Field

Youth Track & Field Cancelled

Posted on: March 31, 2020
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With the closure of Ohio schools now stretching until May 1, we will be canceling the Harrison Youth Track program (Grades K-6) for 2020. If you have already registered, you will be receiving a check from the Athletic Boosters to refund your money. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

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Closed

School Closure Extended

Posted on: March 30, 2020
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Governor DeWine extended the closure of all Ohio schools through at least Friday, May 1.   Click HERE for the latest updates from Superintendent John Hamstra. Thanks to our staff, students and parents for a great start to Remote Learning.  If

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Food Schedule

Food Distribution Schedule

Posted on: March 30, 2020
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Food Distribution began on March 30, 2020.  All elementary schools as well as the junior school have meal bags and power packs on hand to distribute to ANY STUDENT in SLSD with a food need - not just for those on Free and Reduced.  Distribution

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Not In Our Town

Food Location Update

Posted on: March 24, 2020
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Please note the following information from Lisa Daniel at Church on FireMarch 24, 2020 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY FOOD UPDATES: We have some important food updates we want to make you aware of:  FOOD TRUCK FEEDINGS: In an effort to keep our community as

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Report Cards

Report Card Information

Posted on: March 21, 2020
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Third Quarter report cards were due to be distributed on March 20, 2020.  Due to the school closure, we are making the report card available via your ProgressBook ParentAccess account. You may login to your ProgressBook Parent Access account and

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Important Information

SLSD Update 03-20-20

Posted on: March 20, 2020
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Greetings, SLSD Parents and Guardians, We are now one week into our unexpected school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  I’ve been impressed at the resilience of our staff, students, and parents.  From day one, teachers have

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Remote Learning

Remote Learning Information

Posted on: March 16, 2020
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Linked below are the first round of "Brain Bags" which have been prepared by grade level / content area, by teachers at each school.  Contact the respective teacher via email with any questions.  Students should be prepared to return these

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Food Locations

Schools, Churches Team Up to Provide Food During Closure

Posted on: March 14, 2020
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Local churches and food pantries have partnered with the Southwest Local School District to ensure that no child goes hungry during the extended school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Power Packs will be available for pickup beginning

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Closed

Southwest Local Schools Closed at Governor's Direction

Posted on: March 12, 2020
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Governor DeWine and the Department of Health closed K – 12 schools in Ohio this afternoon, March 12, for three weeks. Obviously, the decision to close schools, and cancel athletics and other performance events, was not made lightly. The primary

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Posted on: March 11, 2020
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Stay current on the latest news and guidance regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effect on the Southwest Local School District by visiting southwestschools.org/wellness.

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Pre-School

Pre-School Enrollment Now Closed

Posted on: March 10, 2020
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Pre-School registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

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Art Show

Student Artwork Featured at Library

Posted on: March 8, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District's Elementary Art Show is taking place at the Harrison Public Library.  An opening reception will take place Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-8:00 PM, and work will be on display through the end of March. Selected works from each class will be featured (about 3-4 pieces per class).

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Head Start

Head Start Enrollment for 2020-2021 Now Open

Posted on: March 7, 2020
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Enrollment is now underway for Head Start for the 2020-2021 school year.  The program is run by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, is housed at Harrison Elementary School, and is open to any family living within the Southwest Local School

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Empty Bowls

"Empty Bowls" Dinner Returns Mar. 18

Posted on: March 6, 2020
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The "Empty Bowls" dinner makes its return to Harrison on Wednesday, March 18 in the Activity Center Bistro.  The first seating will be from 5:00-6:00 PM, and the second seating from 6:30-7:30 PM. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and

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Dance Flyer

Mom Prom & Daddy-Daughter Dance Info.

Posted on: February 27, 2020
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Harrison High School Student Council invites you to this year's Mom Prom and Daddy Daughter Dances.  Tickets can be purchased at the links below.  There are two separate order forms, so please select the dance you will be attending when purchasing

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Pre-School

Pre-School Registration Opens Mar. 9

Posted on: February 26, 2020
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Preschool Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open Monday, March 9th, 2020 (Registration packets will only be available on-line beginning midnight March 9th)   Registration is processed on a first come first served basis.   What you

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Coffee and Conversation

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Feb. 28

Posted on: February 25, 2020
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Each month, SLSD Superintendent John Hamstra holds informal “coffee chat” sessions, designed as a way for any parent, guardian or community member to get a better understanding of our school district and get answers to any questions they may

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Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families Offers Free Program

Posted on: February 14, 2020
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The Harrison Wellness Coalition is pleased to partner with several local organizations to offer Building Healthy Families, a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The purpose of this workshop is to help local families overcome barriers and learn skills to

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Construction

Construction of New Schools Continues On Time and On Budget

Posted on: February 9, 2020
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Construction of our new school buildings is in full swing, with the project remaining on time and on budget.  The endeavor consists of three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and extensive renovations to the current high

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Snow Day

Feb. 7 - CLOSED

Posted on: February 7, 2020
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UPDATE:  Friday, February 7, 2020:  Southwest Local Schools are now CLOSED.

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Book Fair

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Posted on: January 27, 2020
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The Whitewater Valley PTA is in need of volunteers to help with the Book Fair.

Please click HERE to sign up.

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Conferences

Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: January 22, 2020
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We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   1) Click this link to see our SignUps on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/uidboAg 2) Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like. 3) Sign

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Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 7, 2020
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The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present the 50's and 60's rock and roll band, "The Belairs" in concert on Saturday, January 18. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

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Help Wanted

Now Hiring Bus & Van Drivers

Posted on: January 2, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District is looking to fill multiple transportation positions.  Hours are typically 6-9  AM and 1:30-4:30 PM.  Positions can be for 3-6 hours per day, or as a "sub" on an as-needed basis.  Job descriptions for

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