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Welcome to R.C. Waters Elementary School!

220 E. Ottawa Street, Oak Harbor, Ohio  43449
Phone: (419) 898-6219 ~ Fax: (419) 898-1412


Karen Gruber, Principal



R.C. Waters - Excellent with Distinction!!!


Click here for information regarding kindergarten entrance age.


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Password: OakRockets (password is case sensitive)



2013-2014 Elementary Class Fees


Kindergarten                           $51.25

Grade One                              $58.75

Grade Two                              $46.50

Grade Three                 

$50.00 with recorder

$43.25 without recorder




R. C. Waters Open House-Monday, August 26, 5:30-7:00 PM

1st Day for Students, Tuesday, August 27 with Kindergarteners having a staggered start


2-No School-Labor Day

6-Rocket Spirit Day (wear Red and Green)

10-T.I.E. Parent Meeting-everyone welcome-6:30-7:30 (child care provided)

19-Fall Pictures-AM

27-Third Grade Class to Maumee Bay State Park- 9:45-2:15



4-Fire Safety Program for 3rd Grade-Carroll Township 9:00-2:00


4-Rocket Spirit Day (wear red and green)


7-T.I.E. Parent Club Fundraiser Kick-off


8-T.I.E. Parent Club Meeting-6:30-7:30 (child care provided)


8-Third Grade Reading Achievement Test-8:15-11:45


12 & 13-Apple Festival Weekend-12th is the parade at 2:00


17 & 18- No School for Students


21-25- Red Ribbon Week

21-25 Shoreline Church Clothing Drive (Sale Nov. 9 from 9-2)


24-Picture Retakes 8:00 AM


25-End of First Grading Period


25-Turn in Fundraiser to Qualify for Prizes

26-Carnival for a Cure-R.C. Waters 5-7:oo PM


31-Grade Cards Home




1-Fall Festival


1-Rocket Spirit Day (wear red and green)

1-Box Top Contest starts until November 21

2-Shoreline Church Clothing Sale 9:00a-2:00p


7-Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:15-6:45 PM

7th-15th-Book Fair

11-25 Holiday Bureau Food Drive

12-T.I.E. Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 (child care provided)

T.I.E. Fundraiser Pick Up 3-6:00 PM

21-Box Top Contest Ends


22-Blood Drive 1:00-6:00 RC Waters Gym

27-29-No School-Thanksgiving Break





5- Family Math Night K-3 6:30 PM


6-Rocket Spirit Day (wear red and green)


10- T.I.E. Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM (child care provided)


13-Santa Shop R.C. Waters Gym


16-Santa Shop (snow date)


20- Caroling 1:15-1:45 R. C. Waters Gym


23-31-Winter Vacation




1-3- No School


6- School Resumes


10- Candids and Group Pictures 8:00-11:30 AM


10- End of 2nd Grading Period


10- Rocket Spirit Day (wear red and green)


10- T.I.E. Movie Night-RC Waters Gym (snow date the 17th)


14- T. I.E. Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 (Child care provided)


16- Grade Cards Go Home-Due to Weather, they will be going home on Jan. 23rd


17- T. I. E. Movie Night (snow day)


17-Yearbook Money Due-$10.00-checks made to Lifetouch

19-Make A Wish Basketball Game-OHHS (time to be announced)


20- No School- MLK Day

23-Grade Cards Home




1-Family Fitness Day-1:00-3:00 )-(cancelled and will be rescheduled in the Spring)


7- Rocket Spirt Day (wear red and green)


10-14-Book Fair


11- T.I.E. Parent Group Meeting 6:30-7:30 (child care provided)


12- Valentine's Room Parties PM


13- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-6:45


14- No School for Students-Parent /Teacher Conferences 8-11:30 AM


17- No School-President's Day


18- No School for Students-Staff In-Service


21- T.I. E. Movie Night- R. C. Waters Gym


28-T.I.E. Movie Night (snow day)


3- Dr. Seuss Night-6:00 PM in the Gym & Classrooms

6-Spring Pictures 8-11:00 AM

7-Spirit Day

11-T.I.E. 6:30-7:30 PM

13-Kindergarten Field Trip to Imagination Station-Rescheduled for May 30

14-Movie Night

17-21 Epilepsy Awareness

18-Fundraiser (Malley's Chocolate)

21- End  of 3rd 9 Weeks

24-28 Spring Break

31-School Resumes



3-Grade Cards Home

3- BCS Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Night-6:00 PM at OHHS

4- Spirit Day & Turn in Fundrasier to be eligable for prizes

3-Volunteer Appreciation/Recruitment Night-OHHS at 6:00 PM

8-T.I.E. Parent Group Meeting 6:30-7:30

10-Box Top & Campbell Labels Contest Starts-Ends May 2

11- Movie Night

14, 15, 16th- Kindergarten Registration, call office for appointment 419-898-6219

16- Fundraiser Pick Up

18-No School

21-School in session for make up day

25-1st Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

25- Movie Night (weather date)

28-2nd grade-Mrs. Hathaway,Mrs. Byington, Mrs. Lipstraw's classes field trip-Lyme Village

29- 3rd Grade Reading Achievement Test 8:15-11:45-Has moved to May 6

29-2nd grade-Mrs. Beard/Mrs. Giezie classes field trip-Lyme Village


1-3rd Grade Math Achievement Test 8:15-11:45-Has moved to May 8

2- Spirit Day

2-Box Top & Campbell Soup Labels Contest Ends

3- Community Clean Up Day

6-3rd Grade Reading Achievement Test 8:15-11:45

8-3rd Grade Math Achievement Test 8:15-11:45

12-16- Right to Read Read

13-T.I.E. Parent Group 6:30-7:30


20-Art Show-6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


21- Field and Music Day (K-3)

26- No School

28-Raindate for Field and Music Day (K-3)

30-KDG Field Trip to Imagination Station


2-Carnival Day

4-Last Day of School-Grades Cards Home

4-Talent Show


















– Students are not permitted to enter the school until 7:50 a.m. (including walkers and bike riders). Please make sure that your child does not arrive to school prior to 7:50 as no supervision is provided until then. All doors are locked prior to the start of school and throughout the day. Parents are asked to use the front door by the office when coming in between 7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Dropping Off & Picking Up Students Before and After School – When coming on to school property to drop off and pick up students ONLY USE the front  drive. Parents should use Maple Street to enter and leave R.C. Waters.  Buses will use Ottawa Street for both.


Shuttle Bus at the Middle School –  Students riding the shuttle from the Middle School to RC Waters in the morning will be picked up around 7:30 a.m.  If your child rides the shuttle bus from RC Waters to the Middle School, pick up time will be around 2:55 p.m.  If you are not there, your child will be brought back to R. C. Waters Elementary and you can pick them up from the school office.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gruber at 419.898.6219 or Ginger Stayancho at 419.898.6214.  Thank you.


Late Arrival / Early Dismissals – Students arriving after the 8:05 a.m. bell must report to the office with their parent. The parent must sign their child in or out when arriving late or leaving early. Please send a note to school if your child will be leaving early.


Changes in Dismissal of Your Child – If your child will not be going home in their usual manner, a written note stating the specific change must be sent to school with your child.  Due to the high volume of phone calls and activity in the office, it is difficult to manage phone calls regarding changes in ways to go home.


Absences --  Please call the school (419.898.6219) prior to 8:00 a.m. to inform us of your child's absence. We do have an answering machine for your convenience when the office is closed.


Forgetting Homework / Books – If you child forgets their homework or any books that are needed for the next day assignments, they may come back to school before 3:30 p.m. to get them. They must come to the office before going to their classroom.


Lunch – The lunch price for elementary students is $2.15 (includes milk)


Breakfast – Breakfast will be served from the time the students enter until 8:05 am. The cost is $1.30.  If you do not want your child to eat breakfast at school, please send a note with your child.


Free or Reduced Lunch / Breakfast – Application forms will be sent home on the first day of school. If you think you may qualify, please complete the form and return it to the school office as soon as possible. Applications are available in the school office anytime throughout the school year should your financial status change. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches also qualify for free or reduced breakfasts.














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