District News

2021-22 Preschool Enrollment Now Open WECC Enrollment

Sidney City Schools is proud to offer preschool to children ages 3-5. Whittier Early Childhood Center's registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Students newly enrolling at WECC should follow the link within the article to start the process. Those who currently attend WECC will receive further instructions for updating their enrollment records.

Kindergarten Screening 2021 Kindergarten Screening 2021

Sidney City Schools has set their kindergarten screening and registration for the 2021-2022 school year for Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Emerson and Longfellow Primary Schools. Children must be five years of age on or before September 30, 2021, to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program. Students who currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center DO NOT need to schedule an appointment or go through the screening process. 

SCS Proud to Partner with Kids Read Now Kids Read Now Social Image - Girl reading book on yellow background

 

Sidney City Schools is proud to partner with Kids Read Now to provide free books to each child currently enrolled in grades K-4. 

 

Throughout the summer, our students will receive 8 books accompanied with Discovery Sheets, which have questions and activities specifically written for each book to support family literacy engagement. The goal is to keep kids from falling victim to the summer reading slide and provide the foundation for better academic success and a lifelong love of reading. 

 

Order Summer Bridges Curriculum Now! Summer Bridge Activities

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and our district would like to extend an opportunity for your student(s) to “keep learning alive” over the summer months with Summer Bridge Activities.

Sibert Named State Champ - American Legion Americanism and Government Test American Legion Americanism & Govt Test

SHS sophomore Thomas Sibert is a State Champion in the American Legion Americanism and Government Test and has earned an all-expense paid, week-long trip to historic Gettysburg, PA and the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The American Legion Department of Ohio sponsors the yearly trip taking the top 3 boys and 3 girls in grades 10-12 for a total of only 18 students. Senior Cody Carr named an alternate and junior Jenna Smith earns a perfect score. 

91st Sidney High School National Honor Society Induction 91st Annual SHS National Honor Society Induction

Sidney High School ushered in 35 new junior members and 5 new senior members to the National Honor Society during the 91st annual induction ceremony on January 21. To qualify for the National Honor Society, students must have a 3.5-grade point average or better, provide service and leadership in both the school and community, and be honest, responsible, fair, courteous, tolerant, and cooperative. 

SCS to try for Earned Income Tax SCS to try for Earned Income Tax Levy

Sidney City Schools recently announced another phase of staff reductions set to take place for the 2021-2022 school year, further helping the district to reduce district expenses and curb deficit spending. Though the district has taken drastic measures to reduce annual expenses, local funding is still necessary to sustain the district operations, and the district will be asking the community to support an operating levy on May 4th.  

SCS Announces More Staff Reductions SCS Announces More Staff Reductions

Sidney City Schools, having made $3.2 million in cost reductions since 2019 through a district reconfiguration, staff reductions, and other cost-saving measures, will be making additional cuts in staffing for the 2021-2022 school year. The upcoming staff reductions for the 2021-2022 school year are part of a phased approach to control district expenses and curb deficit spending.

Treasurer Talks Treasurer Talks

Sidney City Schools Treasurer Mike Watkins and other district administration are working to create some informational videos for the community.

If you have questions about topics covered in this or any other Treasurer Talks video, please feel free to email Mike Watkins at michael.watkins@sidneycityschools.org or call him at 937-497-2200.

District Upgrades Lighting Using Key Energy Grant and Rebate Programs Greg Sharp of CJ Electric installs a light at SMS.

Sidney City Schools broke ground last month on a $481,000 project at the district’s facilities including the high school, middle school, and administrative offices to replace and improve existing, end-of-life fluorescent lighting systems with new, efficient LED fixtures. While the project had been in the District’s upcoming permanent improvement plans already, administrators expedited the timeline to take advantage of a number of time-sensitive opportunities including a State of Ohio grant for energy efficiency projects and utility incentives that are due to expire before the end of the year.

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN 2020-21 COVID-19 Response Plan 2020

For the 2020-2021 school year, the health and safety of students, staff, volunteers, and the community are paramount. Sidney City Schools (K-12 and preschool) is running the school year with in-person instruction five days a week. 

We believe it is extremely important for the mental and physical well-being of our students that they be in school. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year start with the goal of having students physically present in school.

However, given that we have students and/or families with legitimate health concerns, we will offer a remote learning option. 

ALL SCS Students to Receive FREE Meals for 2020-2021 School Year

Sidney City Schools is pleased to share that the Ohio Department of Education has approved the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) extension for food services. This means all students at Sidney City Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entire 2020-2021 school year. 

All students will receive a free regular breakfast and/or lunch. Any additional items, like ala carte items, extra meal items, or extra milk will have to be paid for by the student.