If you are interested in the virtual ACT session that is being offered in February, there are now additional sessions available and there is an updated flyer. View it here: https://5il.co/otre
There will be a virtual ACT Prep Seminar on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. For more information, please click the following link: https://5il.co/ornd
The Seneca East High School Student Council will be having a fundraiser for F.A.C.T. The Student Council will be selling fan picture cut out boards to place in the stands during home sporting events. The signs will be $20.00, and the proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the F.A.C.T organization. If you would like to purchase a fan cut out please submit the form below and return to Kasi Turek. Along with the form, please submit an image for your cut out and email that to email@example.com. The cutouts will be kept in the high school gymnasium to be used during home sporting events. However, at the completion of the season they will be given to the owners. Click here for an order form: https://5il.co/oq7t
January 15, 2021 Dear SE Families and Community, Seneca East returned to school after an extended holiday break on January 11, 2021. Thank you for your flexibility and support throughout this unusual time. As we head into the new calendar year we are hopeful that we will be able to have all students at school every day until the end of the year. It is so important that we follow our safety protocols for this to happen. Please help us by keeping students home from school when they display symptoms of COVID, including a new cough, difficulty breathing, fever, a loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or when displaying multiple lower risk symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sore thought, and headache. It is also critically important the students stay home from school and sports when a member of the household has tested positive or is waiting on test results. Spread within the family unit is typical. When students from a household with COVID participate in school and other activities we have seen the spread of COVID. From the start of the school year until December 18, 2020 (the last day of school before Christmas break) we had a total of 15 positive COVID cases involving staff and students at Seneca East. From December 15 to January 15, 2021, we have had an additional 13 positive COVID cases at Seneca East. This significant increase over the past month is a reflection of the spread of COVID in our community. We hope the rate of community spread begins to trend downward now that holiday gatherings are past. School staff members are in line for COVID vaccinations in Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccine distribution. It will take several weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available. At this time we do not know when Seneca East staff will have the opportunity to be vaccinated. The state’s rollout will be adjusted based on vaccine availability. The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older. The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders. The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models. The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older. Recently the Ohio Department of Health has modified the guidelines for quarantining students. The Seneca County Health Department is following these new recommendations. We continue to work with the Seneca County Health Department to determine quarantine decisions. Going forward students who are exposed to a person who is positive for COVID will be quarantined but have school privileges if the following conditions are met: -The exposure occurred within the classroom environment or while on required school transportation (e.g., school bus). -The person with COVID -19 and any associated contacts were wearing facemasks that covered their nose and mouth at all times. -If meals were consumed, a distance of at least 6 feet between students must have been maintained. -In a classroom setting, social distancing was maintained at least 3 feet apart. The above applies only to classroom settings. In all other situations, including extracurricular activities and sports, school privileges do not apply. Students who have exposure in these situations would be required to stay home from school. The following Q/A may add some additional clarity to the quarantine changes: Q: Does a student who tests positive for COVID still have to be removed from school and be isolated for 10 days? A: Yes Q: Do students who sit near a positive student in the classroom have to quarantine from school? A: It depends on several factors: students seated by the positive student in the classroom will not need to quarantine from school if they are seated 3 feet or more apart and wearing masks the entire time they are in class; however, these students would need to quarantine from all other outside activities including sports. Students seated within 3 feet of the positive student would need to quarantine from school and all activities. Q: Do students have to quarantine if they sit with a COVID-positive person during lunch? A: Yes, this is because masks are removed during lunch. The amount of time the students are without masks does NOT matter. If the students are unmasked for any amount of time and within 6 feet of a positive student, they must quarantine for 10 days from class and 14 days from all other activities. We will continue to notify parents and the community when we have a positive case of COVID and exposure occurred at the school as a result of this positive case. Thank you for your continued support as we make our way through this challenging time. I want to emphasize again how much I appreciate your flexibility and adaptability. Sincerely, Laura A. Kagy Superintendent
Mrs. New's 10th grade English classes wrote to celebrities to practice proper letter format. So far they have received: autographs from OSU Coach- Ryan Day and actor-Jack Black, a personalized, handwritten letter from YouTuber "Skeppy", a letter & sticker from Gatorade, guitar picks from Toby Keith, a package from YouTuber & farmer "Millennial Farmer", and a signed vinyl from the band Glass Animals- sent all the way from London, England!
Order your elementary and middle school yearbooks here! Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/. Enter the code: 2367921. You will be able to order elementary and middle school yearbooks through March 14, 2021.
Bus 8 will be running about 20 minutes late to pick up the rest of the route due to a mechanical issue.
Seneca East has extended the holiday break by a week. Students will now return to class at Seneca East on January 11, 2021. Transportation for Sentinel students will be provided from Seneca East to Sentinel next week.
PLEASE help spread the word to SE families, Seneca East students will return to school on January 11, 2021. Today's (January 2, 2021) Advertiser Tribune weekend edition reported that we are planning to return on January 4th, this is INCORRECT.
December 31, 2020 SE Families and Community, Many of you may be aware that Governor DeWine encouraged schools to delay the return to in-person instruction by one week as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 after the holiday gatherings. This week, I have communicated with the Seneca County Health Department to determine our level of spread in the Seneca East area. The holidays have made this difficult, although there does appear to be an increase in testing and positive cases in our area. The health department does feel it would be helpful to delay the return to in-person instruction. This is not an easy decision as we have worked very hard to stay in school all year. However, in our community's best interest, we have decided to extend the holiday break another week. Instead of returning to class on January 4th students will now return on January 11th. To make up for the lost instructional time we will be developing a plan to transition future calamity days (snow days) to remote learning days. We fully intend to return to in-person instruction the week of January 11th. Thank you for your support, as I know this is not a message anyone wanted to receive. Information regarding remote learning days instead of future snow days will be shared with students and families after we return to school on January 11th. We will also be providing meals to families who need assistance next week. Please complete the meal request form by copying and pasting the link provided here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u6xsVTYi7A-PIx02JPvw_o4A8SFwyz6M3XYIV_f6VqE/edit?ts=5fee122d&gxids=7628 Requests for meals should be provided by Sunday at 7 pm for pick up on Monday between 1:30-2:30 pm at the front of the school for curbside pick up. Thank you again for your understanding. We have worked so hard to be in school this year that this is a difficult message to send. I realize it is getting late into New Year's Eve when this message is posting, but I also realize the more time families have to make arrangements for child care the better. Laura Kagy, Superintendent
The boys JV / varsity basketball game with Monroeville that was scheduled for this coming Monday, December 28 has been postponed due to a positive COVID case on the visiting team.
December 22, 2020 SE Families and Community, We have completed the contact tracing and have contacted all families directly impacted by today's positive COVID-19 case on the girls' basketball team. If you have not received a call you are not affected by this case. The information has been shared with both the Seneca and Huron County Health Departments and students who are required to quarantine should be contacted by the Seneca County Health Department in the future. Laura Kagy, Superintendent
Tonight's girls basketball game against Colonel Crawford is canceled. This is due to a positive case of COVID-19, more information will be forthcoming.
December 18, 2020 SE Families and Community Update, We learned of a staff member testing positive for COVID-19 last night. This case did not affect anyone at Seneca East outside of the immediate family. Today we did have to quarantine the 7th-grade girls' basketball team. The team was exposed to a player from another school who tested positive for COVID-19. We plan to be back in school five days a week after Christmas break, on January 4, 2021. Laura Kagy
Students in grades 6-12 will follow the 1,2,3 period schedule today, Friday December 18, 2020.
Seneca East is on a 2-Hour delay today, Friday, December 18, 2020
December 10, 2020 Dear SE Families and Community, I want to inform you that we received word of a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 today. No students were in close contact with this staff member. We continue to work with the Seneca County Health Department for every case of COVID-19 involving the school community. Again, we ask that students who have symptoms of COVID-19 stay home from school and isolate themselves from others. We also require that students stay home from school if anyone in the household is waiting for test results from a COVID-19. Thank you for your continued support! Laura Kagy, Superintendent
December 7, 2020 Dear SE Families and Community, Today we learned of a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. If your child was identified as close contact with this individual, you have already been contacted by Amy Ferres, the school nurse. If you have not received a call, your child is not impacted by this positive case. As a reminder, close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes. This notice should serve as a reminder that COVID-19 is present in our area. As members of the Seneca East community, we need to take steps to ensure our own safety and the safety of others. If your child is sick, please have him/her stay home, and if anyone in your household is waiting for COVID-19 test results, please keep your child(ren) home from school until a negative test result is confirmed, even if symptoms improve while you are waiting for these results. Thank you for everything you have done and are doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Seneca East. Every week we can keep Seneca East's level low is another week we can be in school full time with face-to-face instruction and maintain sports and activities. Thank you for your continued support and patience through his pandemic. Respectfully, Laura Kagy
The 7th Grade boys basketball game this evening at Buckeye Central has been cancelled. However, the 8th Grade boys basketball game is still on and it will start at 5 p.m.
The volleyball team is raffling a 50” UHD 4K Roku Smart TV HDR. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any volleyball player. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in buying one. The winning ticket will be drawn at school Friday, December 18!
The SE Baseball team is raffling off a Garmin vivoactive 4 GPS Smartwatch (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/643382). This wouyld make a great Christmas gift!! If you would like a chance to win, or just support the baseball team, tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. See a baseball player or contact Mr. Bowerman at email@example.com if you are interested.
Dear SE Families and Community, As you know, we returned from Thanksgiving break under a Hybrid learning model. This was in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases and quarantines in our area heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. I want to thank the families, students, teachers, and staff for their flexibility this past week. I am happy to share that the number of positive cases and quarantines at Seneca East is much better now than two weeks ago when we announced the switch to Hybrid. At that time we had 71 students under quarantine, 4 positive student cases, and 1 positive staff case of COVID-19. Today we have 10 students and one staff member quarantined due to a positive exposure within their families. We also have 2 students who are members of the same family who are positive. They were exposed by a family member over the holiday and have not been in school to contact any other students or staff members. Today Amy Ferres, our school nurse, and I talked with Beth Schweitzer, the Seneca County Health Commissioner, regarding our case numbers and what they see at the county level from the Seneca East attendance area. Commissioner Schweitzer was comfortable with Seneca East returning to all students in school 5 days a week. We plan to have all students back in school 5 days a week from December 7th until December 18th which is our last day of school before Christmas break. We must follow all of the COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures that we have had in place all year: Students and staff will be wearing masks. Social distancing will take place as much as possible. Students will need to wash and sanitize their hand frequently. The building and classrooms will continue to be cleaned and sanitized. It is critically important that students stay home from school when they are not feeling well or when they have symptoms of COVID-19 including a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, headache, or sore throat. We also require that students stay home from school when any household member is awaiting COVID-19 test results. Furthermore, when a family is waiting for COVID-19 test results, the family should quarantine as if there has been a positive case. Doing this reduces the spread within our community. If you are unsure if you should keep your child at home, PLEASE keep them home and then call the school nurse to discuss your questions. At this time, we are allowing sports to continue for our student-athletes and their families. Some counties and schools have postponed their sports seasons but we are working hard to keep our seasons going. However, continuing sports means additional restrictions at this time. Attendance is restricted to immediate family and those family members who attend should be seated as a group and separated from other family groups. Furthermore, everyone older than age 5 in attendance MUST wear a face-covering AT ALL TIMES even when seated with family. Anyone unable to wear a face-covering even for a medical reason should not attend the contest. All N10 schools will be requiring anyone not wearing a face covering to leave the contest. If it becomes necessary to halt sports because spectators do not comply with this requirement our student-athletes will be heartbroken. The students wear face coverings all day while at school and now they need the adults to wear face-covering for them. We need your cooperation if our sports have any chance of continuing. As you know, this year is full of uncertainty and situations can change quickly. If we need to transition back to Hybrid or even go fully Remote, we will continue to update you as we go. Thank you again for your flexibility and support. We will see all students back in school five days a week starting Monday, December 7, 2020. Go Tigers, Laura Kagy
Great News from the Senior Class of 2021! We will be having the Annual Chipotle Fundraiser on Saturday, December 5 from 5-9 pm at the Tiffin location. Either stop out and be sure to tell the cashier you are supporting the Senior Class of 2021 or, new this year, we CAN order on the app and pickup! If ordering from the app, just insert the code below in the "promo" field during the hours listed above. The code is: 3VEL8F6 Share this will all your friends and family!
This evening’s JV/Varsity Boys Basketball game with Plymouth has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening.
Some students have asked about what work is due for hybrid students who were not scheduled to have class today (Dec.1, 2020). In general no one has class today either in person or remote. Students should check their Google Classroom and student email for updates from their teachers if they have questions.
Seneca East will be closed tomorrow, December 1,2020 due to the winter storm. There will NOT be a meal puck up tomorrow.
Elementary Families: If you have not already done so, please take time to complete the Covid-19 Internet Survey located on the district website. This is a District Assessment for family access to reliable broadband internet in their homes. We want to be prepared and ready to help families needing internet access in case our school moves to remote learning at any point in the school year. Contact Brad Powers at 419-426-1854 (office phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the internet survey.
Picture Retakes/PLP Picture Day - Due to the hybrid schedule SE will be following the week of November 30th - December 4th, we have added another picture retake day to accommodate both of our cohorts. If you are a student in grades 6 - 11 and are in the Monday/Tuesday cohort (who, during the week of Nov. 30, will be actually attending on Tuesday/Wednesday), your retake day is Wednesday, December 2nd. Middle School retakes are from 8:00 - 8:15, and High School retakes are from 8:15 - 8:30. If you are a student in the Thursday/Friday cohort, your picture retake day will be Thursday, December 3rd following the same times above. If you are a virtual PLP student, we need your pictures for the yearbook, too. You may come to school between the hours of 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. on EITHER day to have your pictures taken. Please enter the gymnasium lobby doors, wear your mask inside the building, and maintain your six foot spacing from anyone else who may be in line with the photographer at the time. If you are ordering from LifeTouch online, the code for both sessions will remain the same. Extra order forms that we re-ordered should be in the main office by Tuesday, December 1st. That website for ordering is mylifetouch.com, and the online order code is EVTZ6FRT7.
Lifetouch Picture Retake Days for Grades K-5 will be Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3. K-2 pictures will be scheduled for 9:25 - 9:40 AM and 3-5 pictures will be scheduled for 9:40 - 9:55 AM. Note: Elementary PLP students may come in for pictures on either of the days from 9:55 - 10:45 AM. Picture forms are available to be picked up on the office entrance table.
Students in Grades 3-6 will bring home chromebooks on Friday, November 20. Students have been given padded envelopes for the chromebooks and chargers, but they may use computer cases from home if you have them available. Reminder: Seneca East students in Grades 3-12 will return to school after Thanksgiving break on our hybrid plan. Please make sure your children have their chromebooks charged and ready to go on the days they attend classes. Contact Brad Powers if you have any questions about computers or the hybrid plan for the week of November 30 - December 4. Office phone number: 419-426-1854. Email: email@example.com.
November 19, 2020 SE Families and Community, We received word late this afternoon that a student at Seneca East Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning of this positive case, we have conducted contact tracing and reached out to the individuals who had close contact with the positive student. Additionally, we have contacted the Seneca County Health Department and shared the contact information for the families involved. If the school has not contacted you, you are not directly involved with this exposure. The families of the students who are required to quarantine have all been contacted. As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, please take precautionary measures to lower the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are already planning to return to school on December 1, 2020; under the Hybrid plan, our ability to safely return to school after the holiday and the continuation of the winter sports season is totally dependent upon the rate of infection in our community. This notification should serve as a reminder to all of us that COVID-19 is present in our community. Thank you for your continued support during this very challenging time! Laura A. Kagy Ed.D. Superintendent Seneca East Local Schools
Seneca East Lady Tiger Basketball is offering shooting clinics for girls in grades 3 through 6 starting December 5th. Applications will be coming home today or tomorrow with your daughter. Applications can also be found on the website under "Newsfeed" and "See All Posts."
Seneca East 50th Anniversary t-shirts will be for sale at the girls basketball game on Friday, November 20. The shirts are $15. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in buying a shirt.
If you have a girl in 3rd-6th grade interested in the Basketball Shooting Winter Camp, please register using this form: https://5il.co/n7bf
The PTO will be taking gift card orders through December 9th! The gift cards will be sent home the week of December 14th. Click here to print an order form: https://5il.co/n6h3
As you know the COVID-19 cases in our area continue to increase. So far we have had 2 positive cases in our student body. If you have questions about COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 please contact Amy Ferres, school nurse, at email@example.com We will continue to be in school 5 days a week for all students for the remainder of this week, from today until Friday, November 20, 2020. Next week school is closed for Thanksgiving Break. We changed this to a full week off prior to the start of the school year to allow for additional teacher training this summer. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 cases in our area continue to trend upward and the Seneca County Health Department has advised schools in the area to consider making changes after the Thanksgiving break to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Here is the plan for Seneca East when we return from Thanksgiving Break. Monday, November 30th is also a day off for all students. This is a scheduled training day for teachers. Starting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, we will return to school under a Hybrid Plan. The Hybrid Cohort student list is available here or on the district website for your review under Menu/Reopening. Families were placed in the same cohort. We also placed students to accommodate the Sentinel schedule and special services such as physical therapy sessions. Our Hybrid Cohorts identify which students will come to school in the Monday/Tuesday group or the Thursday/Friday group for students in grades 3-12. Students in grades K-2 come to school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Because Monday, November 30th is not a school day for students we are modifying the cohorts for the week after Thanksgiving as follows: Students in grades K-2 will come to school Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; December 1-4. Students who are listed in the Monday/Tuesday cohort will come to school on Tuesday and Wednesday; December 1-2.Students who are listed in the Thursday/Friday cohort will come to school on Thursday and Friday; December 3-4. My hope is to return to school in-person five days a week the week of December 7, 2020; however, this will be determined by what is happening with COVID-19 in our area. You can help us return to five days a week by doing your part to stop the spread. Please!!! Help us stay in school by following the state's safety guidelines. We will reevaluate what is happening with COVID-19 once we return to school and make decisions about what the rest of December will look like at that time. Decisions about winter sports seasons have not been finalized. We anticipate information from the Ohio High School Athletic Association later this week. We know that some families struggled with internet connectivity issues last spring when school was shut down, and we want to help families who need assistance again this year. You will be getting information from the building principals about an internet survey. We will work to help families who need assistance, but we will need everyone to complete and returned the requested survey. Please keep an eye out for information from Mr. Powers and Mr. Vogt. While Seneca East is on a hybrid schedule, meals will be available to students that are learning from home. Students will receive 2 days of free meals (2 breakfasts and 2 lunches) from December 1-December 4, 2020. (While students are at school, free meals will be provided like normal.) Students home on Tuesday and Wednesday - May participate in the Meal Pick-up Program as follows: Meal pick-up will be on Tuesday at 1:30pm. Please pull-up to the doors by the office. A staff member will deliver the meals to your car after student information is given. Students home on Thursday and Friday - May participate in the Meal Pick-up Program as follows: Meals will be given to students at the end of the day on Wednesday. Students must be picked up by a parent/guardian that day. They are not able to take the food home on the bus. If you would like to order meals for your student and are able to pick them up, please fill out this meal request form here or on the district website by Friday, November 20 at 9am. For any questions or concerns regarding food service, please email Brenda Ruffing, Food Service Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know this is challenging for families. Please contact me with questions at email@example.com.Thank you for your continued support as we make the best of this difficult time. Laura Kagy
To the Seneca East Community: This afternoon we learned of a high school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The welfare and safety of our community during this time is Seneca East’s primary concern . We are working directly with the Seneca County Health Department to identify and inform all students who are considered close contact. A close contact is any person within 6 feet of the infected person for 15 minutes prior to 48 hours of a positive test for asymptomatic cases or within 48 hours from the onset of symptoms for a person who displayed symptoms. Close contacts of the infected student will be required to quarantine. Seneca East will provide the Seneca County Health Department with the email addresses for all student families identified as close contact. Families will receive information regarding the details and duration of the quarantine from Seneca East Local Schools and the Seneca County Health Department. We understand that this is a challenging situation at several levels. We ask that you respect the privacy of this individual. We will continue to take steps to help protect our community's health and safety, including assisting with contact tracing, deep sanitation of the building and facilities, and a commitment to established safety routines. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our community of some important safety practices regarding COVID-19. Engage in social distancing. Do not go to school if you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 Those who develop a cough, fever, or have difficulty breathing should call their primary care provider. The CDC website (www.cdc.gov/COVID19) contains all current recommendations for this evolving situation. Seneca East will remain open at this time. We will keep you informed about any changes needed to help prevent the spread of the virus. This is not a time to panic. However, it is a time to be attentive, flexible, and serious regarding the steps we need to take as a community to care for ourselves and one another. Please be attentive to communications from Seneca East addressing COVID-19. Check the district website at www.se-tigers.com for developing information. If you have any questions, contact Amy Ferres, district nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mrs. Ferres works with families to make determinations about testing, who should stay home from school based on symptoms, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact her for assistance. Questions may also be directed to Laura Kagy, superintendent at email@example.com or the Seneca County Health Department at 419-447-3691. Additionally, please contact Ammy Ferres at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns about symptoms or if you need assistance making determinations about COVID testing or reporting to school. Thank you for helping keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. Laura Kagy, Ed.D Superintendent
Elementary Picture Retake Day is Thursday, December 3rd. You can order now at https://my.lifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVTQN3FJB. Elementary PLP students are invited to come to the school from 9:55-10:45 am to have their pictures taken.
Great News for the Senior Class of 2021! We will be having the Annual Chipotle Fundraiser on December 5 from 5-9 pm at the Tiffin location. Either stop out and be sure to tell the cashier you are supporting the Senior Class of 2021 or, new this year, we CAN order on the app and pickup! If ordering from the app, just insert the code in the "promo" field during the hours listed above. The code is: 3VEL8F6
Bus 14 is running 15 minutes due to a mechanical issue.
Senior composite pictures are taking place Thursday, November 19th during lunch/study hall time. PLP seniors or those who do not attend the typical school day should come at 11:15. Guys should be in a shirt and tie if at all possible. A spare will be available for you in the event that you don't have one or that you forget yours. Girls should dress up. School appropriate attire must be worn if you are planning on wearing your outfit for the day at school. That would include skirt length and three fingers-worth of material on the shoulder. If you have an outfit already that does not meet school-appropriate rules on dress, you are welcome to change into it prior to the picture then change into school-appropriate garb following the picture. Remember that the picture is from mid-waist up, so what is most important for the dress for the picture is what you wear above the waist.
Senior composite pictures are being taken Thursday, November 19th. Guys should be in a shirt and tie. A spare will be available for you in the event that you don't have one. Girls should dress-up...if you have an outfit already and it does not meet school-appropriate rules, you are welcome to change into it for the picture and then change back. PLP seniors and others who do not attend during the school day should arrive by 11:15.
Just a heads up that MS/HS Picture Retake Day is coming up on Thursday, December 3rd. Middle School retakes will be from 8:00 - 8:15. High School retakes will be from 8:15 - 8:30. All PLP (virtual students) in grades 6 - 12 are invited to come from 8:30 - 9:15 to have their pictures taken as well in the gym lobby. Please enter through the gymnasium doors. These pictures will be for purchase and for yearbook purposes.
Bus 1 and 17 are running about 15 minutes late this morning, due to a stopped train in Siam. Thank you.
Dear SE Families and Community, As shared earlier today, we had a middle school student test positive for COVID-19. This afternoon we identified the individuals who were in close contact with the positive person in connection to the school or school activities. If your child was identified as a close contact we have contacted you by phone already and informed you of the need to quarantine. If you are one of the families we contacted earlier today you will also be contacted by the Seneca County Health Department as we have shared the names and email addresses for those identified as a close contacts. If you DID NOT receive a call from the school informing you that your child was a contact you do NOT need to do anything as your child was not in close contact for 15 minutes or more with the positive person. Your child may have been in the same classroom as the positive student, but they were not within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, so they do not need to quarantine. I know this is a difficult and stressful time for families, We will continue to update you whenever we have positive cases at the school. At this time we will continue to stay open for school at Seneca East. We need your continued support if we want to be able to stay in school. It is critically important that students who do not feel well stay home from school. PLEASE do not send your child to school if they have any of the high-risk symptoms of COVID-19 including a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, or are running a fever. Please do not send your child to school if they have two or more of the low-risk symptoms of COVID-19 including congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, or muscle weakness. Please see the resources available at www.se-tigers.com or www.senecahealthdept.org for additional information. The COVID-19 Hotline can be reached at 1-833-427-5634. Laura Kagy
It's that time of year again! Mrs. New's English classes are writing to celebrities. In the past, we have had responses from Billie Eilish, LeBron James, the Cleveland Indians, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, Heidi Klum, Cleveland Cavs, Dallas Cowboys, Ohio State, Kane Brown and more. Fingers crossed the current 10th graders receive some celebrity love!
To the Seneca East Community: The welfare and safety of our community during this time is Seneca East’s primary concern. We are writing to inform you of a recent development relating to COVID-19. We recently learned of a middle school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working directly with the Seneca County Health Department to identify and inform all students who have are considered to be a close contact. A close contact is any person within 6 feet of the infected person for 15 minutes prior to 48 hours of a positive test for an asymptomatic cases or within 48 hours from the onset of symptoms for a person who displayed symptoms. Close contacts of the infected student will be required to quarantine. Seneca East will provide the Seneca County Health Department with the email addresses for all student families who are identified as close contact. Families will receive information regarding the details and duration of the quarantine from the Seneca County Health Department. We understand that this is a challenging situation at several levels. We ask that you respect the privacy of this individual. We will continue to take steps to help protect the health and safety of our community, including assisting with contact tracing, deep sanitation of the building and facilities, and a commitment to established safety routines. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our community of some important safety practices regarding COVID-19. Engage in social distancing. Do not go to school if you are sick Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 Those who develop a cough, fever, or have difficulty breathing should call their primary care provider. The CDC website (www.cdc.gov/COVID19) contains all current recommendations for this evolving situation. Seneca East will remain open at this time. We will keep you informed about any changes that are needed to help prevent the spread of the virus. This is not a time to panic. It is however a time to be attentive, flexible, and serious regarding the steps we need to take as a community to care for ourselves and for one another. Please be attentive to communications from Seneca East addressing COVID-19. Check the district website at www.se-tigers.com for developing information. If you have any questions, contact Amy Ferres, district nurse at email@example.com, Laura Kagy, superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Seneca County Health Department at 419-447-3691. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. Laura Kagy, Ed.D Superintendent
Attention 2020 Seniors - the yearbooks are in the office and ready to be picked up. Please come between the hours of 7:30-4:00 - once you arrive you will need to call 419-426-3312 before coming into the office. If you did not purchase a book ahead of time there are a few extras and they are $60 each.
Congratulations to the 8th grade volleyball team and Coach Kelsey Hendrix for winning the N10 championship. Their exciting 3 set victory over Carey clinched them the title. Team members are Jaidyn Kagy-Alexander, Haley Boes, Alaina Chapman, Devynn Cheek, Natalie Daniel, Skylar Neville, Brie Price, Reigan Stanley, Regan Strawser. Congratulations girls!
The National Honor Society students are currently coordinating the annual Pack-The-Pickup food drive. The drive began on Oct. 5th and will continue through Oct. 23rd. All donations will be divided between the Attica and Republic food pantries. Families and friends can drop off donations at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd right into the truck. Students can also bring donations to school with them this week. The classes that donate the most items will win a fun incentive day! Specifically, the winning class in grades K-5 will win a pajama-popcorn party. Likewise, the winning class in grades 6-12 will win the party as well.
Vote for the best design in the Senior Parking Spot Painting Contest! Get your votes in by Friday, October 23rd! https://forms.gle/FCKVVGfRp9vGVMWj7
The Camp Nuhop fundraiser delivery will be this Thursday, October 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 at the back of the school. Please follow the fire lane by the Vog-Ag building to the rear of the school. The delivery truck will be parked in front of the Middle school back doors. Please note: if the orders are small we will make every effort to send them home with the students, if not please plan to pick them up by 5:00.
All parents, families, community members, and friends are invited to listen to the Seneca East “Tiger Pride” band on October 23rd. There will be two available time slots of 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Spectators are asked to please keep masks on. A maximum of 186 spectators are allowed in the homeside bleachers. We would like to keep everyone in the home side bleachers to ensure that spectators get the FULL TIGER PRIDE SOUND. Families should sign up on the Seneca East Music Booster Facebook page using the “purchase tickets” function. Please make sure to reserve all family member tickets for one time slot. There will be an optional 50/50 raffle at the gate. 50% to support the music department and 50% back to the winner! https://5il.co/m3ry
LAST CALL: The Kindness Club is raising money to help an SE family who has a 2yr old that was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We will be selling wristbands and t-shirts district wide to help the family. The fundraiser will end this Friday, Oct. 16. All order forms are prepay only and money/forms can be returned to Mrs. New in room 417.
If you would like to watch the Live Stream of tomorrow's JV and Varsity Volleyball games, you can view them at https://boxcast.tv/view/lrvb-vs-seneca-east-143520.
Today's elementary cross country camp for Grades K, 1, and 2 has been rescheduled for this Friday, October 9 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.
Lifetouch Picture Day for Grades K-5 is scheduled for Thursday, October 8. Informational flyers have been sent home with students, but contact the elementary school office if you have questions. Office number is 419-426-3344.
Congratulations to the Seneca East Boys Golf Team. 2020 Sectional Tournament Champions! Jake Forehand led the Tigers with a tournament-best score of 73. Turner Bridgford shot the next best score with 78 and Andrew Kalb had an 84. Kadin Snay followed with 103 and Jay Shock had 118. The Tigers advance to the Districts at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green next Thursday.
The Kindness Club is raising money to help an SE family who has a 2yr old that was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We will be selling wristbands and t-shirts district wide to help the family. The fundraiser will start Sept.30 and end Oct. 16. All order forms are prepay only and money/forms can be returned to Mrs. New in room 417. Chandon Strong Order Form: https://5il.co/lm4k
Due to impending weather, today’s grades K, 1, and 2 elementary cross country camp is being postponed. The new date for grades K, 1 and 2 will be next Monday, October 5th from 3:00-4:00. Children should ride the bus home or be picked up by parents after school today as per normal schedule.
Picture Day is coming soon! Middle school and high school picture day is Wednesday, October 7. Pre-ordering online is strongly encouraged. Go to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and use the Picture Day ID: EVTDCR239. Forms are also available in the office. Elementary picture day is Thursday, October 8. To order online go to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and use the Picture Day ID: EVT2GCBH9
Congratulations to Andrew Kalb on earning medalist honors at today's N10 Golf Tournament. Andrew led the Tigers with a 3-over par 75. Jake Forehand, N10 season medalist, followed with a 76 and Turner Bridgford shot an 84. SE wins today's tournament and the N10 season title.
The Seneca East Elementary PTO Apparel Fundraiser packets are due tomorrow! Please send your order and payment to school. Item information and the order form are available at www.se-tigers.com if you need a new copy! Thank you for your support! Go Tigers!
The 2020-2021 High School yearbook is now on sale. The early bird price is $55. The price will go up to $60 on Oct 3rd. The 2019-2020 yearbook will be in at the beginning of Oct. If you did not order last year's yearbook there are a few extra copies, they will be sold on a first paid basis and are $60 each. Orders for either book can be given to Mrs. Baker.
Great News SE Families! We are pleased to announce that Seneca East can provide meals free of charge to all students enrolled in the district starting Monday, September 14, 2020. The USDA, along with the Ohio Department of Education, have authorized districts to participate in the Seamless Option Meal Program due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Under this program, schools can offer free breakfast and lunch to all students until December 31, 2020 or until funding is no longer available. Additional items, such as water, snacks and second entrees will still be available for students to purchase through their accounts. Parents who have already loaded meal money into student accounts can use those dollars for extras or to purchase meals when the program is discontinued. Students do not need a K12 payment account to receive meals or to purchase extras. Families are encouraged to complete the free and reduced meal applications so they can receive free or reduced benefits after the program ends. Applications can be completed at www.lunchapplication.com.
Watch the live stream of tonight's football game of Seneca East vs. Mohawk at https://boxcast.tv/view/seneca-east-vs-mohawk-football-91120-119408
SE Families and Community, Thank you for a great first full week of school. I believe staff and students are adjusting to the new routines. As we reflected on the week, we have made some changes to our Reopening Plan. Please continue to check the website for updates. I want to make you aware of a few new items in our plan: We are sending home some changes for the morning student drop-off procedure. Elementary drop-off students will have information explaining these changes when they come home today. Please look this over or check the Reopening Tab of the website for the same handout. Students in middle and high school are now allowed to carry their bookbags with them during the day. This should make it easier for the students to move from room to room. Students still have access to their lockers at the scheduled locker breaks, so they do not need to carry the full day's books and materials. We have added to COVID-19 reporting feature to the district web sit. This will allow parents to report a positive COVID-19 case to school officials outside of school hours. Thanks again for supporting the reopening of school in our community! Laura Kagy
If you would like to watch tonight's volleyball game against Buckeye Central, you can catch the live stream at: https://www.facebook.com/BC-High-School-Athletics-Live-Streams-102781928217480/
Calling all 9-12th graders! If you are interested in being in The Kindness Club for 2020-2021, please sign up on Mrs. New's door (room 417) starting Wednesday, Sept. 2-Friday, Sept. 11. STUDENTS/ PARENTS/ COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you have specific ideas on how The Kindness Club can help this year (social distancing and CDC guidelines followed), please email Mrs. New at email@example.com. Thank you! Please Share.
Tonight's start time for the football game at Buckeye Central has been moved to a 7:30 pm due to the weather forecast.
August 25, 2020 Dear SE Families, Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year and welcome back to Seneca East. We are excited to be starting the school year in person. I know you have received a lot of communication during the past two weeks and all the new procedures can seem overwhelming. Our staggered start will allow us to ease into the school year. Please know that our priority is the safety of students, staff, and community. If it has been a while since you read or reviewed the district’s reopening plan, please take the time to review our plan again. The district plan, along with many other documents, are available under the Menu tab at www.se-tiges.com. Please check the website often for updates and sign up for push notifications. Communication during this time is critical. Please also make sure you have completed Final Forms. We use the district website, social media feeds, email, text, and voice messages to communicate. We can only reach you if we have the correct information in the Final Forms system. Before sending your child to school, PLEASE evaluate your child’s health. If your child is sick or has any symptoms of COVID-19 including a new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever over 100, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or multiple lesser symptoms such as congestion or runny nose, sore throat, headache, or muscle weakness, DO NOT send your child to school. We are only going to be able to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our school with your help. We need you to be vigilant and not send your child to school when he/she is sick. Among the many new procedures please note the following: All students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask or face coving on the school bus and at the school. Parents will be allowed to accompany students to the classroom during the staggered start days. After that, parents will need to drop the students at the door and are not permitted to go to the classrooms or to be in the hallways. Drinking fountains in the school have been disabled. Students should bring a filled water bottle with them. We have bottle fill stations, but these are limited in availability. Students who have a district Chromebook should bring it to school charged and ready for the first day. Parent pick-up locations and times at the end of the day have changed: Parent pick-up for elementary and Grade 6 students who do not have to wait for older siblings will now be outside the gym entrance area. Students will be ready for pick up at 2:45 PM. For students in those grades who have to wait for older siblings, the pick-up area will be outside the main office doors. Those students will be ready for pick up at 2:50. Elementary students may report to classrooms at 7:40 AM. Students in grades 6-12 should report directly to the classroom and not stop at their lockers before the first period. The first period for grades 6-12 begins at 7:45. Our staggered start schedule is: Wednesday, August 26: Grades 3,6,9 and half of Kindergarten Thursday, August 27: Grades 2,4,7, 10 and half of Kindergarten Friday, August 28: Grades 1, 5, 8, 11&12 Thank you for your support and patience as we return to school. We are all doing our best to implement the safety protocols necessary to allow us to be in school. On behalf of the teachers and staff of Seneca East, I want to say welcome back. We missed you! Laura Kagy Superintendent
The elementary teachers and I are excited about having students back in our classrooms this week. Please check the district website for staggered start and back to school details and be sure to check out the new payment center for funding and maintaining student lunch accounts. Here are a few quick notes for elementary families. School fees for this school year have been waived. Students are required to wear face coverings on the bus and in school. We are not allowed to use drinking fountains, but water refill stations will be available. Please send filled water bottles with your children. Parent pickup plans have been revised and are posted on the district website. Students who are dropped off in the morning will start going to their classrooms at 7:40 AM. Those arriving earlier will wait in the regular line until bus students are ready to enter the building. And while parents are no longer allowed to walk students to classrooms due to Covid-19 regulations, we are allowing parents to walk children to classrooms during the first three days of school. If you have any questions or concerns about our restart of school plans, please contact Brad Powers. Office phone number is (419) 426-1854 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to starting school this week. Please check out the district website and make sure you are aware of the new protocols and procedures for coming back to school. All students must wear a mask on the bus and at school. We have a staggered start schedule with different grades coming on different days. We have new dismissal and parent pick up procedures. This plan has been shared in the past, but now that the start of the year is right around the corner please reread the document so you are aware of the details. We look forward to seeing you back in school.
Parent Pick-Up Dismissal Plans for Grades K-6: Parent pick-up for Elementary and Grade 6 students who do not have to wait for older siblings will be now be outside the gym entrance area. Students will be ready for pick up at 2:45 PM. For students in those grades who have to wait for older siblings, the pick up area will be outside the main office doors. Those students will be ready for pick up at 2:50. Note: Elementary students being dropped off in the mornings will report to classrooms at 7:40 AM.
SE Parents, the bus times and numbers are now available. Click the link below to access the information. Also, please remind your students that a mask is required on the bus at all times. Families will be seated together as well. Please note, these times will not show the staggering pick up/drop off times for the first 3 days of school. All town stops times will stay the same as listed. The country stops, your bus driver will be in touch with you Monday as to when your pick up/drop off times are. The transportation handbook is now on final forms, so please make sure you update final forms, before the first day of school. Thank you https://5il.co/jx9v.
Please use the link to preorder your Seneca East Face Coverings! https://forms.gle/QHkmHdunQoWUpwQY7
The supply list for the Middle School grades 6 through 8 is now available on the school's website. Happy tax-free shopping!
The first official day of practice for Seneca East teams begin tomorrow, August 3rd. Athletes will have had to have a sports physical in the last 13 months to be able to participate in practice. Here are tomorrow's practice times for all of our Fall sports : HS VB 7:00 - 9:00 am, JH VB 8:00 - 9:30 am, HS FB 3:00 - 8:00 pm, JH FB 3:30 - 5:30 pm, boys golf 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, girls golf 6:00 - 8:00 pm (both golf teams practice at Clinton Heights Golf Course), girls JH and HS CC 7:00 - 8:15 am and boys JH and HS CC 7:00 - 8:15 pm (both boys and girls CC teams practice at Myers Park in Attica).
SE Parents, please check your email for the latest update of the SE Reopening Plan for Fall 2020 . If you did not receive the email please update your contact information in Final Forms. You can also see updates at www.se-tigers.com
SE Parents please check your email or visit the district website to access two important documents: The Bus Rider Survey to help us plan bus routes for the fall year. The online education option registration form, which is for families who want to opt for online this fall.
Congratulations to our June SE Sweet Reads Contest Winners! Elementary winners were Adryan Rickel and McKinley Kessler. MS/HS winners were Nate Beagle and Gavin Beagle. Look for your Tiger Treats gift cards in the mail! Enter our July contest by looking on our school website under Menu & Media Center. Good luck!
Seneca East High School Students: If you are planning to take the ACT or SAT test soon, check out this opportunity from Next Level Prep on their virtual ACT & SAT prep sessions. SE students get a $40 discount off the regular price. https://5il.co/hr1p
Last call for high school yearbook orders or Baby/Senior ad's in the yearbook. Please purchase your yearbook or ad by June 10th. Yearbook order form: https://docs.google.com/a/se-tigers.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c2UtdGlnZXJzLmNvbXxiYWtlcnxneDo1MzA1ZmI4ZjM4MDNmYTEy Baby/Senior Ad order form: https://docs.google.com/a/se-tigers.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c2UtdGlnZXJzLmNvbXxiYWtlcnxneDozMDNiMDI2Nzc1NDNiMzlh
Graduation pictures can be viewed at https://innovations visual impact.morephotos.net/OrderOnline; the password is tigers. The school will be providing one 5" X 7" of your choice and you can order additional pictures on Innovation's website. You will need to pick the one that you want by Thursday May 28th. You can pick up pictures at the school on June 5th from 10am - 2pm.
Middle school and High School students: Keep reading this summer! Enter our SE Sweet Reads Contest...we'll pick winners for Tigers Treats gift cards each month! Find the form and other reading resources on our website under Menu and Media Center. Try JLG, Sora, Mackin Via, SYNC audiobooks and Audible audiobooks. Also, SEPL and TSPL now have curbside book check out! https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free, https://soraapp.com/library/senecaeastoh, https://www.audiobooksync.com/, https://stories.audible.com/discovery, https://forms.gle/6vKgu1cV6pcDGSPx5
Kids: Keep reading this summer! Enter our SE Sweet Reads Contest...we'll pick winners for Tiger Treats gift cards each month! Find the form and other reading resources on our website under Menu and Media Center. Try Bookflix, JLG, and Sora for ebooks or share stories with Storyline Online, Stories from Space, and Unite for Literacy. Also, check out the SEPL and TSPL Facebook pages for Virtual Storytimes. https://www.storylineonline.net/, https://storytimefromspace.com/library/, https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/, https://forms.gle/taKzWwaUG9uc97Hx8
I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulation to the graduating class of 2020. If you missed the live video or would like to watching the commencement again, please follow the link: https://youtu.be/7Z5l5tF_OuU
Seneca East Live Steam will be available at the following link https://www.facebook.com/SenecaEastSchools/live/
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Please help us in congratulating our graduates by turning on your porch lights and waving as our graduates drive through parades in Attica and Republic following graduation (around 10:30 pm) on Sunday! Parade routes: https://5il.co/gb6v
Without further ado, Seneca East is proud to present 2020 Scholarship Night. Please follow the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEAyHpv-7a4
Congratulations to Jolie Schimpf, Seneca East Elementary 5th grader, on her winning artwork for the 2020 OSS Solid Waste District Billboard Contest. Jolie and students from surrounding counties designed posters with a recycling or letter prevention theme, and Jolie was one of three winners from Seneca County. Jolie’s design was posted on a billboard in April, and she is shown in this picture with a replica mini billboard featuring her artwork. “GO GREEN - MAKE OUR EARTH CLEAN”
On Monday May 18th we will have Portrait Innovations at the school to take an official cap and gown photograph. These will also be used to photoshop/create the traditional 20 on the bleachers. Please click the following link for more information and to sign up for a time to have your picture taken: https://5il.co/g3y3
Congratulations to Malayna Gahris, Phillip Fisher-Martin, Brycen Lantz, and Autumn Enders for their winning pics of what Spring means to them. Each will win a gift certificate from Tiger Treats in Attica. Our last contest for the school year: Sport That Mask. Pictures of you sporting your Covid-19 masks are the subject of this week's contest. Deadline is Friday!
If you are looking for a work permit, you can find a copy under Menu and For Students on the the website, or you can print a copy from this link: https://5il.co/fwl9
On behalf of The Kindness Club, congratulations to our 2020 Seniors! Thank you everyone who sent pictures. Seniors, we love you and we are always rooting for you! #Classof2020 #ThisIsStillYourYear Video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/nr3LBQ2MoGmrd Also congrats to our Senior Parents- this is just as much your accomplishment as it is your child's.
The Seneca East Student Council is hosting Adopt a Senior! SE Staff members and community members can be paired with a Senior to help honor them during this time of school closure. If you are interested, please fill out this form by May 8th. https://5il.co/fp25
A special thank you to the Seneca East community for your continuous support of our students, staff, and district. I am happy to announce that voters approved our school levy tonight. Thank you voters.
FINAL REMINDER FOR SENIOR PARENTS- The Kindness Club is encouraging parents to celebrate their senior by decorating home front doors with your senior's athletic and/or academic items. Send all photos to Mrs. Janine New via email, email@example.com by THIS THURSDAY, April 30! We look forward to seeing all of your photos!
Wakey, Wakey Eggs and Bakey It's our Bed Head Contest Winner for the week of April 20th: Carmen Schreiner! Keep cracking with your studies, SE. Our next contest will be announced sometime the week of the 27th. Carmen won a gift certificate to Smitty's Pizza in Attica. Thanks to all who participated.
Seneca East Community Update https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UdXKtFw7CtUSIK8SLgAsDj8yr5AAZFVe8_CoMLhKz8E/edit?usp=sharing
SE Ranks in US News' List of Top Ohio Schools Each year, US News and World Report provides both a national and state-by-state ranking of high schools based on a number of qualifications including state reading and math proficiency and performance scores, service to lower socio-economic students, Advanced Placement performance data, and graduation rates. This year, Seneca East ranked #109 in the state of Ohio out of 902 high schools rated putting us in the top 12% of schools statewide. However, when considering ranked schools on the list with high school enrollments at or under 315 students, Seneca East ranks in the Top 13 of all smaller schools in Ohio. On a national scale, SE came in at #3,083 out of 17,792 high schools evaluated, putting SE in the top 17% on a national scale according to this publication. This is, once again, a tremendous accomplishment that stems from many reasons, one being the cooperation between the community and its educators. This high ranking is also a recognition of the diligence on the parts of the students, the work of a dedicated staff, and the support from a caring community. Congrats to all on a job well done.
Our very own Dana Willman play's Eye of the Tiger, our Fighter song, and Alma Matter for a tribute to the seniors during Lights on at the Stadium. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLedchjjNCrzccXAOvUxdRsmAm2GcauhP5
Come joins us for a quick look at Light at the Stadium. 20 minutes and 20 seconds of stadium light was turned on in celebration of our Senior Class. https://youtu.be/49L9ZfZs7mA
We will honor our Class of 2020 by turning on the Tiger Stadium lights on Monday (20th) @ 20:20 (8:20 pm) to shine as bright as our seniors! The lights will remain on for 20 mins and 20 secs. The facility and parking lot will remain closed but community members may drive by and also can turn on their porch lights to coincide with lighting up the stadium. We love you Seniors!
Seneca East staff came "together" to say #staystrong, #weareinthistogether, #SEstrong, and we miss you all. Thank you to all the staff for providing the wonderful pictures. And, a thank you to Brittane Bordner for putting the video together. https://youtu.be/HxBI1imaLco
REMINDER TO SENIOR PARENTS: The Kindness Club is encouraging parents to celebrate their senior by decorating home front doors with your senior's athletic and/or academic items. Send all photos of your doors to Mrs. Janine New via email, firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30! Photos will be put into a slideshow for the seniors. We look forward to seeing all of your photos!
Graduation UPDATE: The class of 2020's graduation is still scheduled for May 24th. If we are unable to hold graduation as planned we will hold graduation on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. If, for some reason, we are not able to hold large gatherings in June, we will move graduation to Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. We chose Thursdays to avoid conflicts with other events such as graduation parties or weddings. Please put these dates on your calendar and know that we will be celebrating the class of 2020.
Ohio's Primary Election (Seneca East Renew is on the ballot, please vote) Governor DeWine signed a bill saying Ohio will Only Vote by Mail. Everyone will use an absentee ballot. If you live in Seneca County must request this from the Seneca County Board of Elections: Voters can obtain absentee ballots three ways: 1. Download and print off this Absentee Ballot Application and mail to the Board of Election’s office. 2. Email a request for Absentee Application, include your name, mailing address, contact information and number of applications needed to seneca@OhioSoS.gov 3 If you do not have access to print off the application below or email, please call us at 419-447-4424 and leave a detailed message to request an application be mailed to you. Absentee Ballot Applications can be returned to: Seneca County Board of Elections 71 S. Washington St. Suite 1101 Tiffin, OH 44883 Vote by mail ballots must be requested by April 25, 2020 and returned by April 28, 2020. If you live in Huron County must request this from the Huron County Board of Elections: 1. Download and print off this Absentee Ballot Application and mail to the Board of Election’s office. 2. Email a request for Absentee Application, include your name, mailing address, contact information and number of applications needed to huron@OhioSoS.gov 3 If you do not have access to print off the application below or email, please call us at (419) 668-8238 and leave a detailed message to request an application be mailed to you. Absentee Ballot Applications can be returned to: HURON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS 180 MILAN AVE. STE 4, NORWALK, OH 44857
Parents: If you need help navigating or accessing any part of ProgressBook, here is a playlist of video tutorials. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSzHzjEws1bJ40mcpKhuFDIgDLQ5W1-vO
Our Guidance Counselors want to share this link on mental health resources for parents and families: http://www.wellnesskit.oberlinkconsulting.com/
ATTENTION ALL SENIOR PARENTS: The Kindness Club is encouraging parents to celebrate their senior by decorating home front doors with your senior's athletic and/or academic items. Post a photo of your door (with your senior encouraged!) on Facebook with the hashtag #ThisIsStillYourYear AND also send all photos to Mrs. Janine New via email, email@example.com by April 30! We look forward to seeing all of your photos!
The Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting that was scheduled for April 2 has been postponed. You can find all Kindergarten Registration forms on the website under Menu and Elementary School and you can mail them to the school. Thank you! https://5il.co/ebit
We would like to share an update about our school closure with the following press release. https://5il.co/e7oh
Just a reminder to fill out the meal order form on the district website by 8:00 am each Monday and Thursday for meal pick between 11:30-12:30 each Monday and Thursday.
The freshman "50 year Anniversary" T-shirt fundraiser has been extended through April 7th. Orders can be mailed to the school : Seneca East Local Schools, Attention : Doug Mason, 13343 E. US 224, Attica, OH 44807. All orders turned in by that date will then be processed and given to ViewPoint Graphics for the T-shirts to be made up. Pictures of the T-shirt design and order forms can be found on the school's website. https://5il.co/e0cf
Any student who has not yet logged in to assigned online courses please do so this weekend. We need to determine which students have internet access and which students do not.
Seneca Crawford Area Transportation has announced that parents of Seneca County children needing to go to school to pick up their bagged lunches can call SCAT to pick up the children and return them home. Call 419 448-7344
Our school has a new online free and reduced lunch application. To fill out the application online go to https://www.lunchapplication.com/ or look under the For Parents section of our website.
Many children's authors and illustrators are offering free FaceTime Live and social media events to share their books with kids at due to school closures. To see a list of these resources go to our Media Center tab or https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/350640561/1603278909
Please complete the Meal Order Form on the district web site, www.se-tigers.com to place your order for meal pick up tomorrow. Orders will should be placed each Monday and Thursday by 8 am for pick up on those days at the school between 11:30-12:30.
Seneca East will be able to provide meals to students during the Coronavirus closure. Beginning Monday, March 16, brown-bagged breakfast and lunch will be available to any student that needs it. Meals can be picked up at school on Monday and Thursday from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM. Monday’s pick-up will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. Thursday’s pick-up will include 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. Families can pull-up by the front office doors where student drop-off is normally located. Meals will be delivered to the car after student names are given. There is no need for families to get out of their cars. To receive meals, please fill out the online order form by 8:00 am the day of pick-up. Go to the district website to complete the order form for tomorrow's meal pick up. If you have any questions, please call the office at 419-426-1859 or text 419-558-5683.
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Great News: Spectrum to offer free broadband and WiFi to students without it. I suggest anyone with out service to call the number at the bottom of the article. https://www-wkbw-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.wkbw.com/news/national/coronavirus/spectrum-to-offer-free-broadband-a
Based on recommendations recieved at a regional meeting of school leaders this morning. Seneca East will now be closed on Monday. Today, Friday March 13, 2020 will be the last day for students until April 6, 2020. Updates will continue to be communicated as available.
Tonight's Quality Assurance meeting at Seneca East is canceled.
Governor DeWine has declared a shut down of Ohio schools at the end of school Monday, March 16, 2020, for three weeks. Seneca East will be in school tomorrow Friday, March 13th and on Monday, March 16, 2020. At the end of school on Monday, March 16, Seneca East will close school for three weeks. At the end of this three week shut down the situation will be reevaluated. The current closure would have Seneca East back in session on Monday, April 6th. Students will bring home additional information about education plans and resource for this instruction during this shutdown period. In addition, any large group indoor event that involves or includes non-school employees will be postponed or canceled for thirty days. This includes the 50 Year Celebration scheduled for this Sunday. Dates for rescheduled events will be determined at a future time. Information will be posted on the district's social media later this evening.
Hat Day will be tomorrow, Friday, March 6. Pay $1 to your first period teacher and get a wristband. If you have a hat on without a wristband, you will be referred to the office. All money will go to support the kindness club. We also encourage you to wear blue for National #DressinBlueDay for Colon Cancer Awareness.
Seneca East is closed today, Tuesday March 3, 2020.
Seneca East is on a 2 hour delay today, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Students in grades 6-12 will follow the 3,1,2 period schedule.
Please join us for "Joey's Story" at Seneca East on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5:30 for a community meal followed by the enlightening presentation of "Joey's Story."
Seneca East will be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Friday February 28, 2020. Students is grades 6-12 will follow the 2,3,1 period schedule. The ACT Level Up Academy will also be delayed.
Please help spread the word... we have decided to CANCEL our County Quality Assurance at Seneca East, Thursday Feb. 27, 2020. This will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Seneca East. Test out for older youth will begin at 5 p.m.
Seneca East is closed today, Thursday, February 27, 2020. The Level Up ACT training will now take place on Friday, February 28th.
Seneca East is on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Thursday February 27, 2020. Students in grades 6-12 will follow the 2,3,1 schedule. The ACT academy will also be delayed tomorrow.
Seneca East High School sends their love to Mr. Don Beck, director of transportation for Monroeville Local Schools. Beck was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor. Students signed the banner SE is #COACHBECKSTRONG!
Seneca East is closed today, Thursday February 13,2020.
Seneca East is on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Friday Feb.13, 2020.
All practices and the boys basketball game at Upper Sandusky are canceled today. The boys game is rescheduled for February 13th.
Seneca East is closed today, Friday, February 7, 2020.
Seneca East is on a 2 hour delay today, Friday, February 7, 2020. Students in grades 6-12 will follow the 2,3,1 period schedule.
All SE athletic practices and games are canceled today, Thursday February 6, 2020.
Seneca East is closed today, Thursday February 6, 2020.
Seneca East wil be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Thursday February 6, 2020.
Frontier has replaced a damaged phone line and service has now been restored at the school.
Seneca East is experiencing a phone service outage at the school. Frontier us working to restore service.
The student in Ellen Lynch's class presented their Rube Goldberg machines. Click the link and catch the machines in action: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLedchjjNCrzd87VHmPSWTtC9aN-hxsSs6
The phones are now working at the school. Have a great day.
The phones at Seneca East are currently out of service. We are working to correct the issue.
Bus 16 is running approximately 20-30 minutes late this afternoon, Thursday January 16, 2020
Please spread the word regarding this job posting! Seneca East Local Schools is seeking a full time bus mechanic. ASE Certified Diesel, CDL with PS endorsement or able to obtain. Provide own hand tools. Involves light body work, air brakes, 12 V elec., diagnostics. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Application availalbe at www.se-tigers.com
Happy 2020. Seniors it's your year!
Seneca East is closed today, Tuesday December 17, 2019.
Seneca East is closed today, Tuesday December 17, 2018.
Seneca East is on a 2 Hour Delay today, Tuesday December 17, 2019. Grades 6-12 follow the 2,3,1 schedule.
The Sons of the American Legion are holding a steak or chicken dinner tonight, December 14, 2019 a the Attica KofC hall at 5pm. Carryout is availalbe meals are $12.00 proceeds to benefit the Wyatt Polachek family
Today was a day of great sadness at Seneca East. We came together to support one another and remember Wyatt Polachek. This Friday students and staff will be wearing red to honor Wyatt. The Kindness Club has also launched a fundraiser to support Wyatt's family. Anyone wishing to make a monetary or gift card donation can send donations to the school office or give to homeroom teachers. Any checks should be made payable to Seneca East Local Schools. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 11, 2019. All donations will be consolidated and presented to Wyatt's family. Wyatt Michael Polachek, is the son of Shane Polachek and Rhonda (Fruth) Bischoff. Wyatt's full obituary is available at: https://www.secorfuneralhomes.com/obituary/wyatt-michael-polachek/ A private visitation for Wyatt's classmates, teachers and 4-H members will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Friends and families of Seneca East, it is with great sadness that we share the following information from Wyatt Polachek's family: Wyatt Michael Polachek has passed on to join God in heaven. Wyatt suffered a severe allergic reaction this past weekend and did not recover from this trauma. We send our love to Wyatt's family and friends. We will have support services and counselors available at school tomorrow to support our students and staff. Please keep Wyatt's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Attention 8th Grade Parents! Your child will be attending a field trip to Sentinel Career and Technology center for a career exploration event on December 13 for half a day. 8th Grade Career Day is hosted by Sentinel as a way for students to learn about the different careers available to them after high school or college. Students have had the opportunity to select a career cluster and will speak with various professionals from those industries and complete hands-on activities related to those careers. Students will learn what type of education or training is required for certain careers to help them determine what they may be interested in as they begin to schedule high school courses. If you have any further questions about this Career Day event please contact Heather Schalk or Heather Stockmaster.
Please help! Jennie Berrier has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. Her daughter is a recent graduate of Seneca East and her son is still attending Seneca East. She is a former employee of Smitty’s Pizza Place, but she is still very much a part of the Smitty’s Pizza Family. This Saturday, Smitty’s will be donating 100% of the profits along with any tips to Jennie's family to help her get through this difficult time.
@SenecaEast presale tix vs. @EastKnox are for sale online. A percentage of all sales will go back to support our school! https://ohsaa.org/tickets
Seneca East is closed today, Tuesday November 12, 2019
Seneca East will be on a 2 hour delay on Tuesday November 12th. Grades 6-12 will follow the 2,3,1 period schedule.
The Seneca East Tiger Pride Band will march in the New York City Veterans Day Parade at noon on Nov 11th. Watch online at https://parade.uwvc.org/
Red Ribbon Week 10/21-10/25 Monday - Wear Red Tuesday - Team Up Against Drugs (favorite jersey) Wednesday - Sock it to Drugs (mismatched sock day) Thursday - Put a Cap on Drugs (hat day) Friday - Tigers don't do drugs ( SE spirit day)
Tomorrow morning at 8:00 we will be taking large group photo of all students and all staff to celebrate 50 years of SE, wear orange & black. We also have a lunch menu change tomorrow: Friday's lunch will be: Boneless Chicken Wings Sweet Potato French Fries Applesauce Cup Carnival Cookie Milk (which will include strawberry-flavored tomorrow only) SPECIAL shout out to the boy's golf team. They qulified for STATE! Awesome job: Jake Forehand, Andy Bauman, Andrew Kalb, Turner, Bridgford, and Jon Margraf Congratulations to Coach Powers!
Established by the principals of seven Seneca County high schools, the Seneca County Youth Leadership Council held its first ever meeting at Tiffin University's Osceola Theater. Fifty-six students from Old Fort, Calvert, New Riegel, Mohawk, Fostoria, and Seneca East experienced lessons and activities in three core values of Character, Attitude, and Getting Along that accompany the book Skills For Life by Coach Mike Jarvis and Jonathan Peck. The meeting concluded with a thirty minute online video conference with Coach Jarvis himself. The Council plans on meeting three more times this school year to complete the study on leadership. Seneca East representatives are freshman John Fry and Livy Kaiser, sophomores Amelia Boes and Bryce Reiter, juniors Doug Falter and Kollin Frankart, and seniors Cody Postell and Gwen Johnston.
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Buffalo Wild Wings in Tiffin is once again hosting Tailgate Night for Seneca East students and fans next Monday, September 23. Help kickoff homecoming week with some fun and good food as the football team gets ready to play its rival, the mighty Warriors from Mohawk. Our coaches will be part of the WTTF Monday Night Sports Talk Show that evening. 15% of all sales from 6:00 - 9:00 pm will be donated back to the Seneca East athletic department. Since this was started 4 years ago, Seneca East has had the best community turnout for these events and raised the most money of any area school over the years. Please help us keep that tradition going. Go Tigers!!
A Financial Aid Night will be held on Monday, September 23, at 6:30pm, at Sentinel Career Center for any senior family who is interested in learning more about the Financial Aid process, including FAFSA, scholarships, and grants. Beth Leary, Financial Aid counselor at Tiffin University, will be the presenter.