The State of Ohio is requiring all students to complete state testing. This includes in-person, as well as, online students. The state also is requiring online students to take the test “on school campuses in-person”. This communication will layout our state testing plan.
All students will test during the month of April. All students in grades 3-5 will be tested in English Language Arts and Math. Fifth-grade students have an additional test in science.
All students must bring their fully charged Chromebooks to the building each day. Each day they are present, students will be provided lunch free of charge for testing. Students are also permitted to pack their own lunch. We ask parents to make sure children get plenty of rest the night prior to state testing.
There will be some differences in the location and process of testing between COLA students and in-person students.
Transportation and Schedule Information
COLA students are required to test on campus. To ensure a safe and healthy environment, all students will be required to wear masks while on campus. We are also maintaining six-foot social distancing by holding testing in the cafeteria and in empty elementary school classrooms.
Understanding that transportation could be an issue for families, the District is providing bussing to COLA students on testing days. Students who are bused will have an adjusted school day schedule from 9:50 AM – 1:00 PM. You also have the option to drop off/pick up your child on testing days. If your student will be picked up/dropped off they must arrive at the elementary school no later than 9:50 AM and you can pick them up at 1:15 PM after the preschool pickup is complete. Pickup and drop off will take place on the Buffham Road side of the building.
As mentioned above, lunch will be provided each day. COLA students will complete one session of testing each day. If a student misses a day, and time permits, a student may makeup their missed test after completing a test on a different day. Upon completion of the testing session, students will be able to work on their assignments associated with their COLA courses with a facilitator until it is time to depart.
The days of testing are listed below:
- English Language Arts (GRADES 3-5)
- Part 1: April 13th
- Part 2: April 14th
- MATH (GRADES 3-5)
- Part 1: April 20th
- Part 2: April 21st
- SCIENCE (5TH GRADE ONLY)
- Part 1: April 27th
- Part 2: April 28th
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will be participating in Ohio’s State Testing after we return from Spring Break. 3rd and 4th Grade students will have two ELA tests and two Math tests. 5th Grade students will have two ELA tests, two Math tests, and two Science tests. Students from our Colts Online Learning Academy will also be coming into the building to take the state tests, but they will not be in the same rooms with our students who attend in-person daily. The following are the dates for each of the Ohio State Tests:
April 13th: ELA Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, and 5)
April 14th: ELA Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, and 5)
April 20th: Math Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, and 5)
April 21st: Math Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, and 5)
April 27th: Science Part 1 (Grade 5)
April 28th: Science Part 2 (Grade 5)
The building schedule will be modified to accommodate the ability of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to still have specials classes (Art, Music, Physical Education, Computers, Library), but students will still have breakfast and lunch scheduled within their days. Students do not need to do anything different in preparation for these tests, but as always it will be important for them to get good sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and 5th Grade students need to make sure they bring their chromebooks fully charged. Thank you for your support with state testing.
In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, we are gauging parents’ interest in an online learning option for next year. To help us plan our service delivery models for next year, please take this short survey to share your interest regarding an online learning option: https://forms.gle/JMNXvX2etiZa3QKw6
Cloverleaf Elementary School classrooms will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 12th. In an abundance of caution, to ensure everyone’s safety, we will be instituting some changes for this year. Students will be able to share prepackaged, individually wrapped, store bought candy and food items, but they must be brought to school by Tuesday, February 9th. Additionally, students can bring Valentine’s cards to pass out to classmates, but they must brought in by Tuesday, February 9th as well. Our intention is for these items to sit in the classroom for three days before they are handled by other students. We will not be allowing any outside visitors for the classroom parties this year.
Again, we realize we are acting with an abundance of caution, but we would like all of our students and their families to feel as safe as possible with our Valentine’s Day plans for this year while still allowing parties to occur. Your child’s teacher will give you more specific details in the coming days regarding the exact procedures and plans for your child’s classroom. Thank you in advance for your understanding of these changes.
Good Evening, this is Michael Moody, Co-Principal at Cloverleaf Elementary School. I am calling with a few reminders for students who are returning to in-person learning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19th. If your child is not returning to school and is enrolled in the Colts Online Learning Academy, you do not need to hear this message.
We want to remind our returning students’ families of the following items:
- If you borrowed a wireless hot spot from the school district, you can send them back with any packaging or in a ziploc bag with your children on Tuesday the 19th. Otherwise you can bring them into the office.
- All students should charge their chromebooks before returning to school, and students in grades Kindergarten through 4th should bring their charging cords back to school with them on Tuesday. We are going to pilot the same one-to-one chromebook program from the middle school with our 5th grade students, so 5th grade students can leave their chargers at home as they will be able to transport their chromebooks back and forth between home and school for the remainder of the year.
- Students should bring back all of their art and classroom supplies, including workbooks, textbooks, and any other supplies sent home for remote instruction.
- We will have outside recess as the weather permits, so students will need to bring winter coats.
- Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students for the remainder of the year.
- Finally, we will continue to use the PikMyKid program for dismissal. If your student is returning from COLA, you will be able to pick-up your PikMyKid cards for your children at the curbside when you drop them off on Tuesday or you can pick them up in the office during the day.
All of this information can be found on the school blog at cloverleaf-elementary.com
Thank you and have a good evening.
This is Karen Martin co-principal for Cloverleaf Elementary. The purpose of my call
is to let you know we will be having a pick up for materials on Tuesday, January 5th
from 8 AM to 5 PM. This pick up is for students who are in remote learning. Your
teacher will let you know if you need to pick anything up from the school before
then. Any student who is coming to school on January 6th for their remote learning
does not need to have their materials picked up. We will have the materials for
them at the school. The pickup will be in the cafeteria at the elementary. You can
enter from the main event doors by the cafeteria. Please come in the driveway off
of Friendsville Road. Again, pickup will be Tuesday, January 5th from 8 to 5 for any
child who is in remote learning at home and their teacher tells you they need
more materials. We hope you and your family had a wonderful break and happy
New Year. Take care.
The following is the full text from Mrs. Martin’s all call on the afternoon of Friday, November 20th:
This is Karen Martin, Co-principal of Cloverleaf Elementary. You should have received an all call message from Dr. Kubilus yesterday, explaining that Face-to-Face students would remain in remote instruction until at least January 4th. In preparation for our extended remote instruction time, many teachers need to provide additional materials to their students, and we also need to provide materials to the students returning from the Colts Online Learning Academy to remote instruction. In order to prepare, we will need Monday, November 23rd to gather materials for distribution. Your child’s teacher will let you know if they will be having google meets that day or just independent work. Each teacher will have different expectations that day depending on their needs. On Tuesday, November 24th we will have a materials pick up from 8 AM to 5 PM in the Elementary Cafeteria. Please plan to use the bus parking lot and enter through the event doors. Materials will be placed by grade level and homeroom teacher. Your child’s teacher will let you know if there are materials that need to be picked up. You must wear a mask when entering the building and there will be hand sanitizer available. This all call will also be posted on our blog at cloverleaf-elementary.com. As always please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.
There are three different picture updates we would like to share with our families:
- All Students: With school currently being in a remote format, the picture retakes for Thursday, November 19 are cancelled and will be rescheduled after we return to face-to-face instruction.
- COLA Students: If you have not picked up your fall pictures yet, they are still available in the CES office for pickup on weekdays between 9:00-2:00.
- Father-Daughter Dance: If you have not picked up your Father-Daughter Dance pictures from last winter, they are available for pickup in the CES office on weekdays between 9:00-2:00.
Cloverleaf Elementary School has been working hard to prepare for remote instruction, and we have made final updates to our plan that differ significantly from last spring. Please review the plan below as it will be implemented starting Monday, November 9th.
*Please note that students in our Colts Online Learning Academy will continue to learn virtually in the online academy. Students who opted back in to in-person instruction will continue in the Colts Online Learning Academy until after Thanksgiving break. If we are still in remote instruction at that time, then those who opted to return to in-person instruction would transition to out CES Remote Instruction with a regular classroom teacher. More information will go out about this over the next couple weeks.