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Bellville Elementary

Clear Fork Valley Schools

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Bellville Campus New Building Procedures

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December 3, 2018

Dear Parents and Families,

With just 9 short school days left until Christmas Break, it is time to begin sharing all of the details of the move and new procedures. Please read this carefully, as there will be A LOT of information!!

1. Open House- After talking with many parents, and my teachers, we have decided to move the Open House for the new building to Thursday, January 3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Many parents are already back to work on January 4th, and I know the importance of giving every student the opportunity to bring a parent to the new building to find classrooms, bathrooms, the office, etc. In doing this, teachers will now have Friday afternoon to complete their lesson plans and ensure they are ready for your precious children on January 7th. The Open House is for current students and families. There will be a building dedication before the 2019-20 school year for the public at both Clear Fork Elementary Bellville Campus and Clear Fork Elementary Butler Campus.

2. Students will be bringing their supplies/materials home over break. These will most likely come home in a brown paper bag with your child’s name on the front. Please make sure these return to school during Open House or on January 7th.

3. Drop Off Procedures (January 7th, 2019 through May 2019)

School St. will be closed from 7:00-8:00 a.m. each morning.

Buses will be using School St. to drop off all bus riders for entrance into the new building.

Walkers will continue walking the alley off School St. as they do now, and are not to arrive to school until 7:35-7:55 a.m. Walkers will enter the building at door A, along the side of the building.

Car Riders- All cars will need to enter the Hines Ave. entrance, closest to the baseball fields, drive around the rear of the Hines Ave. building and enter the fence to the new building, driving around the parking lot to the left, and dropping your child(ren) off at the rear entrance of the new building. Car riders are not to be dropped off until 7:35 a.m.

4. Pick Up Procedures (January 7th, 2019 through May 2019)

School St. will be closed from 2:30-3:15 p.m. each afternoon.

Buses will be loaded on School St. at approximately 2:55 in the afternoon.

Walkers will be released from the building at 2:40 and will walk the alley off School St. away from the school just as they do now.

Car Riders -Please make sure you have a card with your child’s last name on the driver side window to make pick up go more smoothly. Car riders will be released at 2:40 p.m. All cars will need to enter the Hines Ave. entrance, closest to the baseball fields, drive around the rear of the Hines Ave. building, and enter the fence to the new building, driving around the parking lot to the left. There will be school personnel to help supervise the pickup procedures. We will be loading as many cars as safely possible, just as we do now. Please do not forget, we will have all K-5 car riders so there will be more cars than what we currently have as we are adding all of the kindergarten car riders.

5. The main (front) entrance of our building will not be accessible until August 2019. If you need topick up your child early from school, or bring them to school after the start of the school day, please park in the parking lot at the rear of the new building. You will need to be buzzed into the building by the cafeteria, come through the cafeteria, up the stairs, take the hallway straight ahead to the office. We ask that you do not go to your child’s classroom. We will call your child’s teacher to have your child come to the office for pickup, or you will need to sign your child in and they will walk to their classroom if they are being dropped off. Child(ren) are not to be dropped off and left without a parent coming into the building to sign them in; this is for your child’s safety. We welcome classroom volunteers, but interruptions to classrooms for pickup/drop off interfere with instructional time and is a distraction to all students.

You will NOT be able to park on School St. to drop off your child if arriving late to school, or pick up your child early. There will be no entrance off School St. where Mrs. Bailey can buzz you into the building; the only entrance she will be able to buzz you into the building is at the rear of the new building.

6. Gym Floor- With the beautiful new gymnasium floor, we are requesting your child have a clean pair of gym shoes which are kept at school. These shoes should not ever be worn outside as we do not want to bring salt and dirt from the outside onto the new floor. They can be kept in your child’s locker or cubby. There will be no food or drink permitted in the gymnasium. If you have trouble providing a clean pair of gym shoes, please call the office so we can direct you to resources who can help.

I ask that you are patient with us as we begin 2019 in the new building. Our main (front) entrance will not be completed until August 2019, so when the 2019-2020 school year begins, our drop off and pick up procedures will change again.

We are doing our best to make this transition as smooth as possible, but moving into this building is very much like moving into a house. Some issues may surface, but we will not know until we are living in our new space. Thankfully, we will have five months to work out any kinks, and be ready for the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your support, your kindness, and for allowing us the privilege of working with your awesome child(ren)!!!


Stacey Swank
Interim Principal
Clear Fork Elementary, Bellville Campus
(419) 886-3855

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Mrs. Stacey Swank
Interim Principal

Bellville Elementary
195 School Street
Bellville, Ohio 44813
Phone: 419-886-3244
Fax: 419-886-3851


Mrs. Carla Bailey


Dear Bellville Families,

Last year, several Bellville staff members, both teachers and administration, attended a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) training.  It was agreed upon, district-wide, that our school would use this tool for teaching expected behaviors. This team of staff members developed COLTS RULE” as the format to present these expectations. “COLTS RULE” by remaining Cool, Calm and Collected.  When our students are cool, calm and collected, they are respectful, responsible and safe.

The students at Bellville Elementary have been learning about school-wide behavioral expectations.  These expectations have been developed by the staff as an effective way to be proactive in managing behaviors.  The following links include information about PBIS, our Colts Rule Matrix as well as a video starring our very own students and staff demonstrating these expected behaviors at Bellville Elementary School.

PBIS Information

Colts Rule Matrix

Bellville PBIS Video

This approach to managing behaviors is a positive one!  Classrooms are acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “Classroom Colt”.  These Colts are placed outside the classroom doors.  When a classroom earns 5 Colts they enter our school wide race. The more Colts a classroom earns the more rewards the classroom will receive.  We celebrate these accomplishments daily through our morning announcements and have a bulletin board in the cafeteria of the lower building as well as one at the entrance in the upper building.

 The next step to be implemented is individual rewards. Students will be acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “HORSESHOE”.  These “HORSESHOES” will then be turned into the office and acknowledged over the announcements. These students will also be given a horseshoe sticker to wear throughout the day and given a “special award”.

 Please take this opportunity to talk to your child/children about the expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate how COLTS RULE”.  With your continued support and involvement, Bellville Elementary will remain a school where students excel!

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