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Clark-Shawnee Local Schools

Back to School 2023-2024

Frequently Asked Questions

LAST UPDATED: August 18, 2023

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Clark-Shawnee Local Schools is excited to welcome back our students, teachers, and support staff for the 2023-2024 school year. The Clark-Shawnee Local School District remains committed to providing a high-quality education to our students in a safe and welcoming environment. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be updated with answers to questions we are being asked about the upcoming school year.

When will students be attending school during the 2023-2024 school year?

The 2023-2024 District Calendar can be accessed by clicking this link.  Please note that beginning this year, there will not be virtual days where students complete work remotely. Because of changes in state requirements, these days will now be in-service days for teachers to complete important professional development and receive training on district and state initiatives.

What is my child’s first day of school?

Preschool students will begin school on Tuesday, August, 29th. Preschool screening will take place by appointment August 22-25, 2023. Parents will be contacted to schedule these appointments.

We will use a staggered start schedule for students in Kindergarten and teachers will use the first two days to introduce students to their new school in a smaller group, before all Kindergarteners begin attending together. Kindergarten students will receive their classroom assignments following Kindergarten screening.

Kindergarten students will begin school using a staggered schedule. Kindergarten screening will take place by appointment August 22-25, 2023. Parents will be contacted to schedule these appointments.

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Thursday, August 24, 2023

What school supplies will my child need for the upcoming school year?

Back to school sales have already started at many stores and the State of Ohio’s tax free weekend takes place August 4-6, 2023. We want to be sure families can take advantage of these savings opportunities so we have posted supply lists on our website under the Back To School menu in the top right corner. Click here to access the supply lists.

What are the school times for the upcoming school year?

Shawnee High School and Middle School: *7:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kindergarten through 6th Grade: *8:50 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

AM Preschool: 8:50 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.

PM Preschool: 12:55 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

* = Students will be permitted to enter the building ten minutes prior to the tardy bell.

What are the telephone numbers for the school district?

As part of the facilities project, the district phone system was updated which required a change in telephone numbers. Please see the updated list below.

When are Open Houses for the 2023-2024 school year?

The opportunity for students to meet their teachers and visit their classrooms for the upcoming school year is always an important event. In an effort to accommodate all of our families, our open house and meet-the-teacher opportunities will be scheduled over two evenings.

        Preschool--Monday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 PM

Kindergarten--Monday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 PM

        Grades 1-3--Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:00 PM

        Grades 4-6--Tuesday, August 22nd from 7:00-8:30 PM

        Grade 7– Monday, August 21st from 5:00-6:30 PM

        Grade 8--Monday, August 21st from 5:30-7:00 PM

        Grades 9-12– Monday, August 21st from 7:00-8:30 PM

When will my elementary school child find out who their teacher is?

Elementary school students whose FinalForms are completed will receive an email on Friday, August 18th with the name of their homeroom teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.

When will my middle school/high school student receive their schedule?

Middle and High School schedules will be available for pick up during the open houses on the evening of Monday August 21st.

When will I find out about approximate bus pick-up and drop-off times for my child?

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to access your child’s transportation information including bus number along with pick-up and drop-off times.

***If there has been any change to your child’s transportation plan for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Mr. Jacob Mattern at 937-717-2404 or Jacob.Mattern@cslocal.org. For example, if your child did not ride the bus in the morning last year but needs to to ride the bus in the morning this year, you must call to notify the Transportation Department of this change. Updating information in FinalForms DOES NOT automatically change the transportation routing information.

My child attends CTC. How does transportation work since they start before Clark-Shawnee?

The district will provide shuttle transportation for CTC students beginning on August 22nd (the first day of school for the CTC). Shuttle buses will transport students from Shawnee MS/HS to the CTC on the following schedule:

Will latchkey be offered during the 2023-2024 school year?

The morning and afternoon latchkey programs will be returning for the 2023-2024 school year! Morning latchkey will be available beginning at 6:30 AM until school starts and afternoon latchkey will be available after school until 6:00 PM on days when school is in session.

We have also simplified our pricing structure and created discounted prepayment options for families. Daily rates will be used in August and discounted prepayment rates will be available starting in September.

        Daily Rate (per child)

        Morning Latchkey $5.00/day

        Afternoon Latchkey $10.00/day

        Discounted Prepayment Rates (per child)

        Morning Latchkey $80.00/month

        Afternoon Latchkey $160.00/month

        Access to all Latchkey Services $200.00/month

How will breakfast and lunches be handled at Clark-Shawnee this school year?

The following meal prices have been established for the 2023-2024 school year.

        Elementary--PreK-Grade 6

Lunch--Full Price: $3.25

Lunch--Reduced: FREE through June 30, 2025 per State Budget Bill

Middle School/High School--Grades 7-12

Lunch--Full Price: $3.50

Lunch--Reduced: FREE through June 30, 2025 per State Budget Bill

Breakfasts will be available to all students at NO COST for the 2023-2024 school year. This means that all Clark-Shawnee students will have access to a free breakfast on days when school is in session, unless otherwise noted.

Updated Lunch Charge Policy: Students will not be allowed to charge more than $12.00 to their student food service account. Once a student exceeds that threshold, they will not be able to purchase a school lunch. Outstanding lunch balances will be removed from student food service accounts and moved to student fee accounts at the end of each school year.

What are the Pay to Participate Fees for the 2023-2024 school year?

The Pay to Participate Fees are as follows:

        Middle School: $75.00 per sport with a two-sport cap per athlete.

        High School: $150.00 per sport with a two-sport cap per athlete.

        Pay to Participate fees for fall sports are due September 5, 2023.

Household Cap: A single household will not pay more than $300.00 in pay to participate fees for students living in the same household during the 2023-2024 school year.

Student Pass: Student-athletes will receive a Student Athletic pass that will give the named student admission to all home sporting events at Shawnee during the 2023-2024 school year. This pass WILL NOT work for CBC Tournament events or OHSAA Postseason Contests.