Back to School 2017

Back to School

July 5, 2017 - It's that time again - BACK TO SCHOOL! Here you will find information about school supplies, open house, registration, start dates and more. 

School Supply Lists

Emerson Elementary
Longfellow Elementary
Northwood Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Sidney Middle School 
Sidney High School - teachers will notify students of essential items for each individual class, otherwise students should come prepared with pencils, pens, and note books. 

Many schools request that students NOT have bookbags/backpacks with wheels as locker space is limited.

School supply lists have been provided to the following local retailers: CVS, Kroger, Sidney Foodtown, Walgreens, and Walmart. If you cannot find your child's school list, please ask a store associate for assistance. Additionally, school supply lists can also be picked up at the Sidney City Schools Board of Education office at 750 S. Fourth Avenue during normal business hours (M-F, 8am-4pm). 

Open Houses

At open house, you will have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and check out the school. You will also receive important information regarding registration and have the opportunity to use school computers for online access to register your child. 

Open Houses will take place the following dates and times:

All Elementary Schools
Thursday, August 17, 2017      5:30pm-7:00pm

Sidney Middle School 
Monday, August 14, 2017      4:00pm-6:00pm

Sidney High School and Sidney Alternative School
Thursday, August 17, 2017      6:00pm-8:00pm


Sidney City Schools has moved to online registration through InfoSnap, replacing the previous paper packet. The new process allows families with more than one student in the district the ease of snapping basic family information to each student, saving time and energy!

Online registration is mandatory and is necessary for students to access school computers and attend field trips. 

Prior to the start of school, your child will recieve a Snap Code letter with instructions on how to login and complete your online registration. Online registration will be open beginning August 2; however, you will not be able to login to complete online registration until you receive your Snap Code letter. 

Online registration can be accessed via the Sidney City Schools website - the registration link is at the top next to forms and links. 

If you do not have access to the internet, you can visit the Amos Memorial Public Library and use their computers, or contact the Sidney City Schools Board of Education office, 937-497-2200, or your students' school office to schedule a time to complete the online annual registration process. Computers will also be available to families during Open House for this purpose. The online registration MUST be completed for every new or returning student who attends Sidney City Schools each year.

NEW STUDENTS: If you are new to the district, please contact your child's school to begin the enrollment process for your child. If you are unsure which neighborhood elementary school your child will attend, please call the Board of Education Office at 937-497-2200 to find out. 

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: New families of incoming kindergartners need to complete registration and screening. If your child did not complete screening in the spring, please call the Board of Education office at 937-497-2200 to make an appointment beginning in August. 

School Start Dates & Kindergarten Staggered Start

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Monday, August 21, 2017. 

Parents of incoming kindergarten students should note that kindergarten will start on a staggered schedule. You will receive notification of which group (A, B, or C) your child falls in later in the summer. Start dates for groups are as follows:

Group A - Monday, August 21, 2017
Group B - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Group C - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

All Kindergarten - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bussing Information

Transportation post cards containing your child's bus number, bus stop, and times will begin arriving in the mail early to mid August. Please call the transportation office if you are new to the area or changing schools, and live two miles or more from your child's school. We will be more than happy to assist you. 

Transportation Department
Joni Renner
Transportation Coordinator

Meal Prices                 

Grades K-5
Breakfast - $1.00
Lunch - $2.45
Extra Milk - $0.50

Grades 6-12
Breakfast - $1.50
Lunch - $2.70
Extra Milk - $0.50

Lunch menus and meal pay can be accessed here. 

School Calendar

2017-2018 School Calendar - noting holidays, breaks, early releases, conferences, etc. 

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