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. 

Kids Read Now - Live Family Reading Events Kids Read Now Live Family Reading Events Social Image - Girl reading book on yellow background

Sidney City Schools are thrilled to announce the Kids Read Now summer reading program to maintain reading skills over the summer for our current -4 students. Kids Read Now will be hosting some LIVE Family Reading events. Follow the links in the article to register to attend one of the online Family Reading events. 

SHS Credit Flex Program for Health & PE SHS Summer Credit Flex Opportunity - Health/PE

To help with this issue, students who will be attending Sidney High School have the opportunity to earn their Health and Physical Education credits online through the Summer Credit Flex program for health and/or PE. Many students have taken advantage of this in the past and we hope the same will be true this summer.

Your Lucky Night SHS Prom Court 2021

Recognizing they're lucky to be having prom this year, Sidney High School will be celebrating prom Las Vegas-style on Saturday, May 1, at Sidney High School. Prom court announced - click to read more!

District Leverages Federal Grant Money to Improve Air Quality at SHS News Release Graphic - Improved Indoor Air Quality at SHS

Sidney City Schools announced it will use $1.9 million of Federal ESSER (Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief) funds to improve the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) at Sidney High School by installing a Trane Air Conditioner with MERV 13 filtration in all 29 classrooms and the gym, where no AC exists today.

SMS Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll SMS Honor Roll 3rd quarter

Sidney Middle School has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. 

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. 


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 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.

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.