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The Fall 2017 Issue Of Engage Is Here!

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2017-2018 School Calendar Change

We are happy to welcome you and your children back to school and the start of the 2017-18 school year. The first day of school for all students in grades K-12 will be August 17th. Prior to the start of school, and as soon as we possibly could, we want to make you aware of an adjustment to our 2017-18 school calendar.

On Monday, August 21 , 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn't occurred over the U.S .mainland since 1979.  Since the eclipse will be at its peak around the time of dismissal in the afternoon, we do not want to take the risk of having children watch it without proper eye protection on their way home from school whether they are walking, riding buses, or waiting to be picked up from school. While we could provide students with protective glasses, we would need permission slips to do so, and we cannot guarantee they will wear them after school.

Therefore, August 21, 2017 will now be an off day for students and a staff only work day (PLC Day).

Erlanger-Elsmere Preschool Registration Dates Announced

Erlanger/Elsmere Preschool has announced the dates and times for registration for the 2017-2018 school year. Check out the attached flyer for more information, including where to go, what time to go, and what to bring in order for your registration to go smoothly!  

Please click here for more info

Kids Eat Free This Summer

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Food Services is offering free breakfast and lunch to students 18 and under. Adults can purchase meals at a low cost. Please see the attached flyer for locations and times.

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Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year!
Summer edition of Engage now available

Cover of newsletterThe spring edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes  several articles about the accomplishments our students have made this year, including an article about College Signing Day at Lloyd, and information about numerous summer activities available for students of all ages. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.

Read the latest edition here

Fight against heroin coming to your front door May 21

COVINGTON, Ky. (May 9, 2017) – With the massive increase in heroin use and the rise in overdoses hitting Northern Kentucky, the City of Erlanger is teaming up with Kenton County, The Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, PDS and the Northern Kentucky Health Department to take on the crisis by creating a public awareness campaign. Working together with the county organizations, Erlanger will join the campaign with a door-to-door drive on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 to distribute nearly 10,000 informational door hangers to residents throughout the city. Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann and Mayor Tyson Hermes will be joined by volunteers to canvass the neighborhoods placing the door hangers. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018, at 12:30 p.m.

Erlanger-Elsmere Health Coordinator to be Honored

Congratulations to Mary Burch, who will be honored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department with the 2017 Award of Excellence in Public Health. She is being recognized for her leadership in implementing evidence-based school health programs and advocating for school health throughout Kenton County.

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Kenton County Public Library Summer Reading Club

The Kenton County Public Library has announced its plans for the 2017 Summer Reading Club. This program is designed to help keep students on track during the summer.

Please click here for more information.

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools to Be Honored for Early Learning Efforts

The Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District will receive the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award for their outstanding work with early childhood education.  The PEAK Award was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts that enhance student learning skills and promote the positive impact of public elementary and secondary education in Kentucky, a news release stated. The following article explains how the district saw the need for more preschool programs and how they developed partnerships with several different agencies to provide preschool opportunities to the children in our district. 

Read more at the River City News website

May edition of Home & School Connection now available

The May edition of Home & School Connection, a monthly newsletter provided by the district's Title I department, is now available at the link below. This is the final newsletter of the school year, and it includes articles about helping to prevent the "summer slide" in math, suggestions for how to maintain routines over the summer, and suggestions for using the outdoors as a "classroom" during the summer. 
Click here to read the newsletter. 

Athletic Physicals at Lloyd on May 1

On Monday, May 1, NovaCare and UC Health will be conducting high school and middle school athletic physicals at Lloyd High School beginning at 6:00 PM. The physicals are only $10, and proceeds will benefit the Lloyd Memorial High School's athletic programs (and co-sponsor Walton-Verona Schools). 

Get your physicals now so that you are covered for all of the 2017-18 school year. 

Earth Day Celebration April 20th

Image of Flyer linked to belowThe 2017 Erlanger-Elsmere School District Family Earth Day Celebration will be held in the Lloyd Memorial High School Commons on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The entire community is invited to attend this event, which will include games and prizes, crafts, free snacks, and multiple presentations. 

For more information, click here for a flyer in .PDF format. 

Former Major League players working with district on bullying

Two former Major League baseball players--including former Reds first baseman Sean Casey--are working with the Erlanger-Elsmere District to take on bullying. The two are working through the Love Harder Project to place a "Buddy Bench" at each elementary school in the district.

Read more at the River City News website

Community's support wins $25,000 grant to help students

State Farm Neighborhood Assist to support early language skills

ERLANGER, Ky. In just 10 days, 72,000 people cast 1.8 million votes to support children in Erlanger and Elsmere.  Residents of the community were responsible for a large number of those votes.  As a result of their support, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District is one of 40 projects in 25 states that will be getting an assist from State Farm. The $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant will fund improvements to provide a voice to children in Erlanger and Elsmere who possess a language delay so they may experience school and life more fully.

March edition of Home & School Connection now available

The March edition of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about the importance of helping others, suggestions for activities that will help students increase their vocabulary, and some suggestions for encouraging good behavior.  

Read this month's newsletter. 

Kindergarten registration now open

Two kindergarten studentsThe Erlanger/Elsmere Independent School District will be conducting our open Kindergarten registration on March 8th and 9th, 2017 at each of our four elementary schools.  Our open enrollment period will take place between 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. and 1:00—2:30 p.m. both days. 

February Home & School newsletter now available

The February edition of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about using graphic organizers to help students understand content, tips for limiting electronic screen times, and tips for helping a student overcome shyness. 

Read this month's newsletter. 

January Home & School Newsletter now available

The January edition of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about how parents can help motivate students, tips for keeping kids active in the winter, and information about bullying. 

Read this month's newlsetter

Planned Infinite Campus Outage December 23-30

Over Winter Break Infinite Campus and the Kentucky Department of Education will be moving our Infinite Campus servers—which are currently in Frankfort—to the Infinite Campus cloud in Minnesota. During the move—which is scheduled to begin late afternoon on Friday, December 23 and be completed sometime on Friday, December 30th—there will be no access to Infinite Campus.

Stay informed about district weather decisions

As winter weather season approaches, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District wants to remind students, parents, staff, and community of the many ways that you can stay informed about any decisions that are made regarding school closings or delays. You can use any or all of the following methods to stay informed.

Winter edition of Engage now available

Engage Newsletter coverThe winter edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes articles about the district's latest state assessment results, efforts ongoing to improve the Early Childhood (also known as "preschool") learning of students in the community, and an article about the partnerships between the school district and our local police departments. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.

Read the latest edition.

December Home & School Newsletter now available.

The December editioon of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about using reading to make your child a better writer, suggestions for activities to help reaise a dependable child, and an activity suggestion for creating your own gift wrapping paper. 

Read the newsletter. 

Holiday Train Display at City Building

The City of Erlanger will hold its annual holiday train display at the Erlanger Municipal Building (505 Commonwealth Avenue) throughout the month of December.  Come and celebrate Erlanger’s rich railroad history. A model railroad with multiple operating lines and animated scenery will provide guests with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Join us on opening night for raffles and fun.

November Home & School Newsletter now available

The November editioon of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about encouraging better behavior in children, questions for parent-teacher conferences, and an activity parents can do with their children that involves dominoes. 

Read the newsletter. 

A vote you can get behind for the youngest members of our community

Erlanger/Elsmere Schools recently submitted a national grant to State Farm Insurance’s Neighborhood Assist program. We recently found out that of 2000 applicants for this award, we were one of 200 finalists for our grant’s cause AND one of only four finalists in the entire state of Kentucky. 

So what can you do? We need your votes to win. 

Grandparents as Parents Conference

2016 Conference

Welcome to our New Website

The Erlanger-Elsmere School District is proud to present our new website. Our new website includes all of the features of the old website, and much of the navigational structure as well. In addition, the new website has several advantages, including better formatting on mobile devices, better accessibility for visually impaired users, and features which will allow more users to author content.

October Home & School Connection newsletter now available

The October edition of Home and School Connection, the district's Title I newsletter, is now available. Articles include suggestions for helping students complete homework, activities that can be done with fallen autumn leaves, and tips for building better communication with your child's teacher.
Read the newsletter.

Erlanger fire department offering free smoke detectors to property owners

The City of Erlanger Fire/EMS Department, in conjunction with the Erlanger Lion's Club, is offering complimentary smoke/CO detectors as part of the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week. The detectors are free to city property owners. 

District achieves "Distinguished/Progressing" rating

ERLANGER, KY (September 29, 2016) ‒ With the escalating achievements of its individual schools, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District has reached a new, high classification of "Distinguished" in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability results. The 2015-16 assessment results were publicly released by the state this morning. The district's achievements in the annual assessments ‒ often called Kentucky's school report cards ‒ ranked Erlanger-Elsmere in the top 10 percent of school districts across the state. Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools also won the added classification of "Progressing" for the district's exceptional progress in increasing its overall score on the annual assessments and exceeding its annual measurable objective goal.

The Erlanger/Elsmere Early Childhood Community Collaborative (E3C) is Working for YOUR Children!!!

Partnership between Erlanger/Elsmere Independent Schools, Private Childcare facilities and Community Partnerships helps lay strong foundation for our earliest learners. 

Kenton County Library presents young adult book fest October 22

The Kenton County Library is hosting a Young Adult Author Fest at Dietz Auditorium from 1-5 PM on Saturday, October 22. More than a dozen young adult authors will be on hand to sign books.   

 

 

STEP Forward offers programs


STEP Forward, a program designed to support Erlanger-Elsmere families, announces several programs desiged to help district families transition to employment. Programs include a "Career Boot Camp," a course on basic computer skills, and a course covering success skills. More information is included in the flyer below.Read the flyer.

Fall edition of Engage now available


The fall edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes information about recent Lloyd graduates, information about the new Community Eligibility Program, and more. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.
Read the latest edition.

Superintendent: "Back to School" a moment to celebrate, but we never really left!

The doors to Erlanger-Elsmere Schools seldom close. All summer we intentionally support and engage our students in many ways. For us, yes, "Back to School" is a moment to celebrate--but don't think of it in the same terms that existed a generation or two ago.
Read more at the Cincinnati.com website.

September Home & School Connection now available

The September edition of Home and School Connection, the district's Title I newsletter, is now available. Articles include suggestions for ensuring a successful start to the school year, how to ensure students complete their homework, and information about helping students stay safe online.
Read the newsletter.