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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Eastside Elementary School custodian Darla Geldmeier scrapes wax off the floor and walls of the Forest Park Elementary School kitchen. Jason Moon Photo.
* Only two weeks left before the start of school year

The time is near for teachers and students.

The first day of school for teachers in Clay Community Schools for the 2008-09 school year will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, and for students Wednesday, Aug. 13. Teachers will report on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Northview High School for a general organizational meeting.

All building principals will be on duty in their respective buildings by Thursday. For more information, contact the appropriate school with questions concerning specific enrollment dates.

Questions regarding bus transportation may be answered by calling 442-7121.

Questions regarding the LEAAP Pre-School program may be answered by calling 446-2536.

Questions regarding Cumberland Academy may be answered by calling 446-4120.

The schedule for enrolling, school visitations, paying textbook rental, etc., for Clay City Junior/Senior High, North Clay Middle School and Northview High School is as follows:

* Clay City -- Class schedules and other back-to-school information for students in grades 7-12 can be picked up in the main office from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8, 11, and 12.

Students unable to pick up the information, will be given these items at the beginning of the school day on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized.

New students may register in the guidance office Aug. 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call the school at 939-2154 to schedule and appointment with a counselor.

The counselors will not be available Monday, Aug. 11, as they will be attending an all-day meeting, and on Tuesday, Aug. 12,, during the morning hours because of a faculty in-service day.

A special Grade 7 Orientation Night is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Auditeria for both students and parents are urged to attend.

All students except for seventh-grade will report to their first period classes on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Seventh-grade students will report to the Auditeria.

All Clay City Elementary sixth-grade students need to bring proof of their second MMR vaccination to school prior to the first day of school.

* North Clay -- Students new to the school corporation should contact the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be enrolled. New students should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, and academic information from the previous school. To be assured everything will be ready for the first day of school, new students should enroll today through the end of the day on Friday Aug. 8.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students may visit the school and pick up their schedule Wednesday Aug. 6, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., or Thursday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sixth-grade student's schedules will be available to the students attending Step-Up Day Camp Monday, Aug. 11.

Day Camp will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:45 a.m. Supplies may be purchased from the North Clay bookstore on that day.

All sixth grade students need to bring proof of their second MMR vaccination to the Aug. 11 Day Camp.

* Northview -- Beginning Monday, any new student needing to enroll may call Northview (448-2661) to arrange a scheduling appointment.

An Open House for incoming freshmen students will take place Aug. 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Freshmen Class schedules will be distributed at that time.

Class schedules will be distributed during Home Room Wednesday, Aug. 13.

There will be no class schedule changes except to correct a schedule mistake or balance classes as per the policy in the Course Description Booklet. Any students having scheduling questions can be answered after school starts by signing up to see a counselor. Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized.

The policy for backpacks and purses has changed beginning with the 2007-08 school year. Backpacks must be kept in lockers. Purses can be no larger than the average textbook.

* Immunizations -- All Pre-school, Kindergarten and students new to Clay Community Schools should bring a copy of their completed immunization record to school when enrolling.

* Breakfast, Lunch Prices -- The prices for breakfast and lunch for the 2008-09 school year are as follows:

* Elementary (breakfast, $1.20, lunch, $1.95),

* Middle and High School (breakfast, $1.30, lunch, $2.05), and

* Adult (breakfast, $2.20, lunch, $3.10).

Breakfast/lunch charges are no longer allowed at the middle school or high school level.

For elementary students, three charges will be allowed, but students will be asked to pay for those charges.

Students without money for meals after charges are accumulated will be provided with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk.

Just the facts

Telephone numbers for each school in the Clay Community Schools Corp. are:

Clay City Elementary 939-3120, Clay City Jr./Sr. High 939-2154, East Side Elementary 448-8755, Forest Park Elementary 443-7621, Special Services 448-8036, Jackson Twp. Elementary 986-2177, Meridian Elementary 448-8560, Staunton Elementary 448-8270, Van Buren Elementary 448-1362, North Clay Middle School 448-1530, and Northview High School 448-2661.

* School and Student Day Schedules is as follows:

Clay City Elementary 8:25 a.m.-3 p.m., Clay City High School 8:25 a.m.-3:05 p.m., East Side Elementary 8:15 a.m.-2:40 p.m., Forest Park Elementary 8:15 a.m.-2:40 p.m., Jackson Twp. Elementary 8:05 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Meridian Elementary 8:15 a.m.-2:40 p.m., Staunton Elementary 8:05 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Van Buren Elementary 8:05 a.m.-2:30 p.m., North Clay Middle School 8:40 a.m.-3:20 p.m., and Northview High School 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

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I reallly dont understand why you give a child peanutbutter & jelly sandwich (that are usually still frozen) when #1 the parent still will have to pay price of a meal for it & #2 you throw away so much stuff. Sometimes you dont have the money to pay for your child lunches. If you have extra expenses one week &cant send money till the next week your child suffers. Just my thoughts.

-- Posted by kd323 on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 9:59 PM

Wow, about the school lunches. So different here in West Virginia. Here we get billed once a month. I worked as a high school cook for 6 years, now I'm a teacher aid, and we never gave frozen sandwiches, they are freshly made. Most everything we make is homemade, which comes from recipes that are legal for students. Here if someone doesn't pay, the children still eat, but do not receive their report cards until their lunch bill is paid. It is not the childs fault if parents can't pay the lunch bill. I have been up to 2 months behind on my children's lunch bill because something came up, but they still had hot lunch everyday. Our school doesn't start until August 26th for the children, which we get out later than schools do there. I hope everyone has a great school year. I know I'm ready to go back.

-- Posted by LindaGleason on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 10:07 AM

There are programs that help pay for student lunches. You need to obtain that information at the beginning of the school year, fill out the application and if you qualify for assistance, NO child will have to suffer! Just MY thoughts!

-- Posted by clgruener on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 10:44 AM



FROZEN sandwiches are not given they are made with two pieces of real sandwich bread and peanut butter. Parents need to treat meal money as any other bill. the sandwich giving also applies to breakfast

You cannot go into Kroger's or Mc Donald's and say well I'll pay you next week. Why should school meals be any different if no one paid their meal money on time How do you think the corporation is going to come up with the money to buy the food.


If we gave the leftovers to the children that are behind on their meal money that isn't fair to those that do pay on time. secondly no food is to be passed from tray to tray as it is a state board of health violation.

the child will still be fed maybe it isn't what they want but they are not going to go hungry unless they choose not to eat it.

-- Posted by clay reader on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 2:50 PM

Wahhh.. Wahhh... school only lasts for six hours. They give out lunch at like 1:00p.m. anyways, and your kids are probably blowing the money you give them for lunch for ale carte items: chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, Sunny D, etc. They wont die going six hours without food.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 6:19 PM

Ala Cart Not at Clay City. I'm not saying you shouldnt have to pay but would you be happy if at Mc Donalds you paid for a Big Mac but had to eat a cheeseburger. As for the PBJ"S they are frozen smucker sandwiches. Not all childern are elgible for free lunches. Have you never hit hard times & not Had money for Food.

-- Posted by kd323 on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 10:38 AM


Things do come up sometimes and we are short of cash. At least with me and alot of people I know. As for school only lasting 6 hrs., for some children that is the only meal or at least the best meal they get. Don't know if you have children or not, doesn't sound like it, but children have to eat, it does make them learn better and isn't that why they go to school?

-- Posted by LindaGleason on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 12:08 PM

Dang n'view girl... that was a bit harsh

-- Posted by madmom61 on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 1:53 PM


Which Elementary is giving frozen sandwiches?

Because they are not supposed to.

-- Posted by clay reader on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 2:20 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to be harsh. I promise, it was meant to be said in a nice way. I'm not out to try to hurt anyone, just giving my opinion, as everyone else is. I'm very sorry if anyone is offended by anything I say. It's just my opinion.

-- Posted by LindaGleason on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 6:31 PM


Oops, now I realize you weren't talking to me. lol! Still, nothing I say is meant to offend.

-- Posted by LindaGleason on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 6:37 PM

Linda Lovins, they dont give out lunch until almost the end of the day. Most kids don't eat breakfast (and if they do give them something they can eat while waiting at the bus stop.) I don't mean to be harsh but your kids are fine with a pb and j sandwich. I have never seen one frozen, if your kid gets one tell them to take it up to the cafeteria and tell them. If that doesn't work call the school. I realize people get short on money (and not all can qualify for free or reduced lunches.) But trust me your kids won't starve.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 8:17 PM

I'm a junior in high school and i know how hungry I am by lunch, but most of the time i don't have the money. My parents don't qualify for free lunches. And as for the bringing your lunch, food prices are so high these days that we can only afford things for meals. just something else to think about.

-- Posted by lilbabyted on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 11:51 PM

Read my comments, I never said mine gets frozen pb&j. Sorry if I offended you sweetie, but I just love reading the Brazil Times and was posting my comment. And another thing, at the school my children go to, they definitly won't starve, for one I work there. Another, the school wouldn't let that happen.

-- Posted by LindaGleason on Sun, Aug 3, 2008, at 1:52 PM

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