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Dates for the Opening of the 2016-17 school year

Tuesday, August 2: High School Student Schedules will be mailed to students homes on this date.
Dates for High School Students to come to talk about schedule changes with the Guidance Office:
 11th and 12th grade students:  August 9th from  8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 8th, 9th, and 10th grades students:   August 10th from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 All new students any grade:  August 11, 15, and 16 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, August 15$$District Fee Collection Day$$ 9:00 AM--8:00 PM @ High School
 
Tuesday, August 16- 4th Grade Orientation at OHMS, 5:00--7:00 PM
 
Wednesday, August 17-$$District Fee Collection Day$$9:00 AM--8:00 PM @ High School
 
                                               High School Open House 6--7:30 PM
                                            8th grade orientation 6:00 (HS Auditorium)
                                            9th grade orientation 6:45 (HS Auditorium)
 
 

Thursday, August 18-Back to Class Blast! For All B-C-S Students & Parents @ Oak Harbor High School from 5:00--7:00 PM. The event will include fun activities for students, and information sessions for parents on navigating social media, signs of drug abuse, ways to help your child succeed, Progress Book, ALICE, and College & Career Readiness. All students, staff, parents/guardians, are invited to this FREE event, which will also include music and dinner. Watch for more details in the next Sampler.

 
   Monday, August 22- R.C. Waters Open House, 5:00--6:30 PM
                                       Oak Harbor Middle School Open House, 4:30--6:00 PM
 
    Wednesday, August 24- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students Grades 1--12.  Kindergarten Students will
                                            be notified of their first day of school by mail.
 

 

Talented & Gifted

Mission Statement

Our mission at the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District is to recognize students who possess exceptional talents and abilities.  We will create a respectful environment that will continually be challenging and fosters world class learners. 

Identified students who perform at or above the ninety-fifth percentile at the national level on an approved individual or group standardized test are afforded a differentiated curricular approach, subject acceleration, advanced/honors classes, and post-secondary options.  The instruction will provide 21st century learning opportunities, which will help maximize the learning potential of the talented and gifted students.

What is a Gifted Student?

According to the Ohio Department of Education, "Gifted" means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of the Revised Code. A gifted and talented student is one who shows or has the potential for showing an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.

The Purpose of the Gifted Program

* To identify the specific talents and abilities of gifted students and nourish those abilities through placing students in appropriate setting.

* To provide an appropriate education based upon the specific abilities of each student.

* To challenge gifted students by providing educational programming that meets their academic and intellectual needs.

 

Gifted Services Options 2016-2017

K-3 Gifted students will be served through whole grade enrichment with a focus on developing thinking skills of all learners.  Differentiated instructional strategies will also be incorporate into the regular classroom setting on a routine basis in order to meet the needs of all students.

3rd-5th Grade Pullout service for qualifying gifted students:  Student who have a superior cognitive gifted identification will participate in this class facilitated by the Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS).  Students will meet twice a week (3rd grade), three times a week (4th grade) and daily (5th grade) with their cognitively gifted peers to further develop their lifelong learning skills, with an emphasis on critical/creative thinking, and social-emotional growth.  These students will also be cluster grouped within their regular classroom setting to support their needs.  Placement into this gifted service is based upon the Ohio Department of Education approved ability assessment.

6th and 7th Grade Gifted Services:  At the middle school advanced classes are offered for qualifying students in the core subjects of ELA and Math. There is also a set time for these students to meet daily with the GIS instructor for an enrichment class. Click here for student placement information.

8th Grade (Algebra I and Honors English) An accelerated math program is offered to qualifying students, as well as honors/advanced ELA.

High School 9th-12th Grades:  Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus is offered at the Oak Harbor High School.

*Whole Grade Acceleration:  This is an option for a qualified student to move ahead one entire grade level.  The student must be exceptional and show appropriate social maturity to move ahead one grade level.  The Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District follows guidelines through the Ohio Department of Education with the use of the Iowa Acceleration Scale for evaluation of a student who is referred for acceleration.

*Early Entrance to KG is an option of allowing qualified students the opportunity to enter kindergarten earlier than their age equivalent peers.  Mr. Jim Boss, the Director of Student Services, along with a team consisting of the school psychologist, building principal, and parents will make the decision.

 

 

Gifted and Talented Program Personnel & Roles 2016-2017

Jennifer Giezie-Gifted and Talented Teacher          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Responsible for the overall design and delivery of gifted and talented instructional opportunities to students, including communication with parent/guardian and collaboration with others to strengthen the capacity of the program; collaborative with the superintendent regarding curriculum improvement and professional development initiatives to improve outcomes for students Organizes meetings with parents of newly identified students, as well as writes WEP or WAP in consultation with others (such as the guidance counselors at the high school); responsible for making sure that newly identified into students are entered properly EMIS, and to ensure that all gifted services codes are appropriately documented in EMIS.

Jim Boss-Director of Student Services          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Responsible for overall administration of the program, and for developing the capacity of the program to serve the needs of gifted and talented students.

Dawn Bryant, Laramie Spurlock, Cheryl Schell-Building Principals

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Building principals are responsible for ensuring the WEP and WAPs are administered with fidelity and that the needs of students who are identified as gifted and talented are met to the extent practicable. Principals assist the Director of Student Services in the supervision and administration of the program. The Middle School Principal, Mr. Spurlock, will be responsible for completing the evaluation of the Gifted & Talented Teacher, Mrs. Giezie, in consultation with other administrations.

Alex Gorobetz-Gifted & Talented Coordinator          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is to perform testing for gifted identification, make communications with parent/guardian concerning testing.

Valerie Damschroder-High School Secretary          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completes Gifted & Talented data entry as directed.

Dr. Guy Parmigian-Superintendent          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

Ultimately responsible and accountable for the performance of the program and will monitor progress, and provide guidance and assistance.

Cajon Keeton-Treasurer          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Ultimately responsible for EMIS submissions.

All: Will work toward the goal of the program to increase the academic achievement of gifted & talented students as measured by metrics on the District Report Card.

 

Student Resources

The Ohio Association for Gifted Children

The National Association for Gifted Children

Public Broadcasting Service

The Council for Exceptional Children

The Davidson Institute for Talented Development

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted)

Mensa for Kids

 

Information and Forms:

District Referral Form

Gifted Services Written Education Plan

Application Process and Information for Parents

Class of 2023: Kindness Club

Class of 2022: Oak Harbor Girl Power Inc.

Student Services

As the Director of Student Services I welcome you to the department's web page. This site will provide you with information about our programs and services.

Our staff is committed to serving our students and their families. We pledge to you our dedication, enthusiasm and expertise in providing great educational opportunities. We look forward to an enjoyable and productive year of learning for our children.

Jim Boss
Director


 

 Contact Information:

Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools Office of Student Services
11661 W. State Route 163
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
Phone: (419) 898-3280
Fax: (419) 898-0197

Jim Boss
Director of Student Services
Room 307, Oak Harbor High School
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(419) 898-3280 Ext. 1

Angela Kelley
School Psychologist
Room 307, Oak Harbor High School
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(419 ) 898-3280 Ext. 3

Angie Rahm
Student Services Secretary
Room 305, Oak Harbor High School
Office Hours: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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(419) 898-3280 Ext. 2

Cheryl Jefferson
School Social Worker
Guidance Office, Oak Harbor Middle School
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(419)-898-6217

Nicole Wren
Intervention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Tiffany Gwinn
Intevention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Jennifer Heffernan
Intervention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Analisa Turnow
Intervention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Pamela Mills
Intervention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Kelly Kayser
Intervention Specialist, OHHS
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(419) 898-6216

Roberta Rounds
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Jill Johnson
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Kendra Hartlaub
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Jennifer Ziebold
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Shannon Buder
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Wendy Schmeltz
Intervention Specialist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Emily Burcin
Intervention Specialist, R.C. Waters
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(419) 898-6219

Jennifer Behnken
Intervention Specialist, R.C. Waters
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(419) 898-6219

Kristen Meyer
Speech/Language Therapist, OHMS
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(419) 898-6217

Mary Schlievert
Speech/Language Therapist, OHHS/RC Waters
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(419) 898-6216 or (419) 898-6219

Stacy Grieger
Speech/Language Therapist, Intensive Intervention/Pre-K
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Danielle Krupp - North Point ESC
Pre-school Intervention Specialist, Graytown Building
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(419) 862-0162

 Complaint Procedure:

To issue a complaint regarding an incident of seclusion or restraint, please send your complaint in writing to:

Superintendent's Office
11685 West State Route 163
Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Complaints will be handled in accordance with Board policy and State Law.

Information regarding Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports can be found below.


Information and Forms:

Ohio Department of Education
Council for Expectional Children
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PDF)


 


 

Volunteer for B-C-S

Volunteers are a critical component of the success of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District. In addition to staff members who volunteer their time, we have several community members who volunteer to do tasks like reading to kids, mentoring, and working behind the scenes to do copying and put up bulletin boards. We greatly appreciate and value the hundreds of volunteer hours our community members provide: from those who assist in making our music and athletic programming stronger to those who provide support to teachers in various ways. The efforts of our volunteers help to make the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District the awesome, student-centered institution that it is.

We continue to have needs in our district that can be filled by you! Volunteering with B-C-S Schools not only helps to contribute to the success of our students, but it can also give the volunteer a strong sense of pride and accomplishment. If you have an interest in volunteering, please consider filling out the attached volunteer interest survey and return it to:

Guy Parmigian
11685 W. State Route 163
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
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If you are interested in just talking about ways that you can volunteer within our school district, please do not hesitate to contact me at (419) 898-6210.

Sincerely,
Guy Parmigian
Superintendent


Information and Forms: 

Volunteer Survey (PDF)

B-C-S Volunteer Handbook

Transportation Department

Welcome to the B-C-S Transportation Department.  Please see below for important information about our department.  Our priority is to safely and efficiently transport students to and from school and other activities.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at (419) 898-6214. 

Director of Transportation: Mrs. Jeannie Behnken
Head Mechanic: Mr. Matt Chasteen

Schedules and Forms

May 20-26 

May 27-June 2 

 

Alternate Site Form


Field Trip Request Form (Word Document)

Field Trip Request Form (Google Document)

Guidelines for Chaperone

 

Our Bus Drivers (as of 11/13/17)

 
Bus #1    Cindy Kinsey
Bus #2    Open Route
Bus #3    Lynn Reau
Bus #4    Brenda Bear
Bus #7    Jackie Swope
Bus #8    Pam Eilrich
Bus #10  Brian Oestreich
Bus #11  Pat Lemon
Bus #16  Open Route
Bus #17  Cheryl Laughlin
Bus #19  Becki Weidner
Bus #20  Sharon Krieger
Bus #21  Lorna Mettie
Bus #22  Trina Pollard
Bus #24  Bill Branch
Bus #28  Sally Stone
Bus #29  Lori Kruse

 

  Bus Safety Questions:

As the school year begins, the bus drivers spend the first couple weeks getting to know their new students, learning new routes, and confirming pick up and drop off times. Although pick up times are within minutes, there will be occasions the bus may be late due to construction, traffic, trains, or weather conditions. Our ultimate goal is to deliver your children safely to school and home. To keep them safe there are rules the drivers and the students need to follow. Take a moment to go over these questions with your child and if you have questions or concerns feel free to call me at 419-898-6214.

Q: Does my child have an assigned seat?
A: All students shall have an assigned seat.

Q: Can my child move around on the bus while the bus is moving? 
A: All students must remain seated keeping aisles and exits clear.

Q: Why do buses stop at railroad tracks? 
A: It is a state law that all buses stop at all railroad tracks (unless an exempt sign is posted) and that all students remain silent during this procedure.

Q: Where does my child need to stand while waiting for the bus? 
A: Students shall be assigned a "designated place of safety" in a location clear of traffic and away from the bus stop.

Q: How does my child know the bus rules? 
A: The following resources are available: A list of rules is posted in the front of each bus. The student handbook covers transportation rules. Training is given to K-3rd graders every year. The Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 3301-83 is dedicated to pupil transportation safety. Bus drivers remind students daily of the bus rules.

Q: Are students allowed to cross the road? 
A: Students are allowed to cross the road. They are taught the proper safety procedure by the bus driver. We avoid crossovers on busy highways.

Parent Questions:

I cannot see my child's bus stop from the house. Are there state laws that set the standards for bus stop location? No law requires a parent to see the bus stop from home. Students in Ohio may be assigned to a bus stop up to one-half mile from their home and we encourage parents to accompany their child to the bus stop whenever possible. This teaches the child safe habits of walking to and from the bus stop and may give the parent piece of mind. Bus stop locations are determined by each district's board of education.

Are sidewalks required for my child to get to his/her bus stop? Many students walk alongside of roadways to reach their bus stop and in some instances no sidewalks exist. While we understand this may be of concern in some situations, the Department of Education does not promulgate bus stop placement. Issues relating to where a child's bus stop is located and safety concerns along the way to the bus stop must be addressed with the district in which you reside.

I transport my child to a nonpublic/community school each day and just learned a program exists for reimbursement. How can I be reimbursed for transporting my child? As a parent, you should contact your public school district and request transportation. If it is not practical for them to do so, they will work with you to initiate a process to establish payment-in-lieu of transportation. Parents are not afforded the option of being paid for transporting their own child in cases where the service is provided by the district but is not the service parents prefer.

I make my child wait inside of my house until the bus is at the stop. I have heard this is not allowed – is this true? Ohio law requires children to be waiting at the bus stop prior to its arrival. Bus drivers count the students at the bus stop before they load and as they get on the bus to ensure all children are safely on board. If students are not waiting at the bus stop the bus driver cannot count them and cannot be certain the students are all safely on board. Waiting at the bus stop before the bus arrives further ensures that no one chases after the bus – this is a very dangerous thing to do. Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting.

My child has an I.E.P. but transportation is not being provided. Why is this? A child who has an I.E.P. does not automatically receive transportation unless the I.E.P. team writes this into the related services. If transportation is not included on the I.E.P. your child will be transported similarly to regular education students in your district.