District Calendar for 2018/2019 School Year
Attached is the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.
Academic Goal: By October 2021, 100% of our students will demonstrate a minimum of one year's growth and 80% of our student body will reach proficiency or above in all subject areas using MAP, SLO, state and local assessments.
Climate/Conditions Goal: By October 2021, 100% of Osnaburg Local School District staff, in partnership with students, families, and community organizations will cultivate a safe, supportive, and inclusive school climate that nurtures the development of the whole child as measured by district collected non-academic indicators.
Little Hornets Preschool has been awarded the 5-Star quality rating for the past two years. Step Up To Quality is a five-star quality rating and improvement system that recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed regulations. Program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues. The elementary has also implemented STEM sections in the 4th and 5th grade levels.
East Canton Elementary utilizes personalized education and building wide intervention.
ECMS was a 2016 and 2017 Momentum Award recipient, this award recognizes schools that have received A's for every value-added portion on the Ohio School Report Card. Value-added is used to measure the amount of growth students experience within a school year and this award indicates ECMS students are receiving a year or more of growth per school year. The report card for 2016-2017 showed that students made greater than expected progress in mathematics and reading.
According to the 2016 My College Options Annual Report, which surveys more than 700,000 students nationwide, about 52 percent of East Canton High School students plan to pursue a STEM-based career versus 28.2 percent nationally. The report also found that 95 percent of East Canton students planned to attend a four-year higher education institution following their high school graduation.
Osnaburg Local Schools has implemented STEM education at all building levels. STEM focuses on subject-specific learning, along with helping to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaborative skills.
What is Remind?
Remind is a tool that has been developed for teachers/administrators to aid in the process of communicating with students, parents, and colleagues. Through Remind, teachers and administrators can quickly send real-time text messages to everyone in the group. The service is an opt-in service which means that participants have to sign up if they want to be contacted through the service.
There are 2 ways to sign up for REMIND:
1. Go to the following web address and then follow the instructions: https://www.remind.com/join/g7c2da. Using your cell phone number is encouraged so messages can be sent and received as quickly as possible.
2. Text "@g72da" to the number 81010
East Canton Schools recognizes the need to model continuous improvement and we value the guidance and support from all stakeholders-students, staff, parents and community, as to how we can “get better” as a district.
Research that is the basis for the improvement process can be found at:
Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) Guide, www.ohioleadership.org
Please provide us with constructive feedback by completing the appropriate survey listed below and if you have any questions, please feel free to call Todd Boggs at 330.488.1609.
EC Plan Team
Osnaburg Local Schools is enrolled in SaferSchools Ohio a statewide tip line that is monitored 24 hours a day by trained professionals with the ability to contact law enforcement and school administrators should the need arise. The contact number is 844-SAFER-OH, (844-723-3764). This can be done anonymously by call or text, 24-hours a day. Please encourage your students to "Say Something if you See Something."
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety's SaferOH tip line accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
A Message from the Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier
Zero Tolerance Policy for Social Media Threats
Canton, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is making it known to the community that there is a zero tolerance policy for individuals who issue or repost threatening messages using social media.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to investigating any individual who utilizes social media in a way to create fear or alarm to others. We will hold them accountable.
“We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior,” explained Sheriff Maier. “We will be swift and sure with our investigations. There will be no leniency for individuals who indicate they may cause harm to another person.”
We take these threats very seriously and individuals who make the threats or share them can and will face criminal charges.
Those who come across these messages are encouraged to notify law enforcement and/or school administrators and not to continue to share the message through social media.