School News

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

A heartfelt Happy Holidays to everyone.  I hope everyone has pleasant Winter Holiday with family and friends.  We have much to be thankful for at Summerside as 2014 comes to an end.   I couldn’t be more proud of our Staff, Parents, Students, and Volunteers who have worked together as a Team!

Our School will be closed for the Holiday Break from Monday, December 22, 2015 until Friday, January 2, 2015.  School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.  In the meantime, if you need to connect with me over the Holiday Break feel free to call me on my direct cell line at 373-5735.  I am here to serve you and it is a gift to work with your children daily at Summerside.

Have an enjoyable Holiday!!
Bob Winterberger


School is out for Winter Break

Winter break starts on Monday, December 22. Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. Stay safe & warm!

Winter Recess

During the winter months, we will have outside recess to give our kids the chance to get some fresh air and engage in active play with their friends.  Please make sure your children come to school dressed for the colder temperatures.  Students have a 30 minute recess each day and need hats, coats, and gloves to be prepared for the colder temperatures.  We will be going outside every day that it is not raining/snowing  as long as the temperature is above 28 degrees with the wind chill added in.  Please send your children prepared to go outside every day.

December Artist of the Month

Congratulations to Logan Judd from Mrs. Raymond's 5th grade class!  He was chosen by Mr. Conklin as Summerside's December Artist of the Month!

 Great Work Logan!

School of Rock Club

Attention 5th Graders!  If you are interested in more music instruction, please see the attached flyer for information on our School of Rock Club.  First come, first serve!

Marco's Pizza Challenge

Summerside Elementary/Marco’s Pizza  Home Room Challenge – everybody wins!

On Wednesday, January 28th order Marco’s Pizza (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery) and Summerside will receive 15% of the order. It’s simple – when ordering, just mention the name of your Home Room teacher (and feel free to use your existing coupons or take advantage of the daily specials). Marco’s will tally the total for all the Home Room teachers and send Summerside Elementary School a check for 15% of that total. 

The Homeroom teacher with the highest individual total, wins a free Pizza Lunch for that class!  Congratulations to Mrs. Hayden's 2nd grade for being to top homeroom in November!

So please mark your calendar for Thursday, January 28th and encourage your friends and neighbors to join our cause. Need coupons? See the attached flyer for challenge details and pizza savings.

Employee Recognition


New Calamity Day Rules from the ODE

West Clermont has the equivalent of 32 days that can be used for calamity purposes without dipping below the state minimum hours for 

New and Improved Services Coming Next Year

The West Clermont School District is planning to increase services for the 2015 – 2016 school year. 

Earlier this year, several factors improved the overall health of the district’s five-year financial forecast: Employees agreed to salary freezes and benefit concessions; Retirees were replaced with lower salaried employee;

2015-16 District Calendar

The Board of Education recently approved the 2015-16 School District Calendar. Click here for important dates.

First Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our first quarter honor roll students!

Keep up the great work!!

K+ and Extended Day Delay and Closing information

If West Clermont is on a delay, Morning Extended Day and Morning K+ will be closed. Our afternoon K+ will run. Our K+ program begins at 12:50 pm. Parents will be able to drop their child off at that time to their K+ teacher. Students will not have a lunch period. Dismissal procedures will be the same. Afternoon Extended Day will run.  Summerside parents can bring their students to the K+ classroom and drop them off.  If West Clermont is closed our programs are closed as well. 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

I attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 8th and a presentation was given by Dr. Kline detailing key improvements that are coming to West Clermont to ensure we are the school system of choice for families.  Many exciting changes are coming that will improve how we do business and serve our families and their children with a first class education.  Detailed information from Dr. Kline is included in this edition for you to review.  He will be speaking at our February 19th PTO meeting at 6:30pm to provide a brief update of these positive changes coming to our district. Good things are happening!!  A sincere thank you to Dr. Kline (our Superintendent) and the Board of Education for their Leadership!

Our staff and students are working hard in our classrooms.  I stopped in Mrs. Feldkamp’s 3rd grade classroom and the students were practicing telling and writing time using AM and PM. In 2nd grade, the students learned to tell time to the five minutes and in the 3rd grade they expand on that knowledge, by learning how to tell time to the one minute. The students took their time telling skills even farther and learned how to use AM or PM to describe a time of day.


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

It's hard to believe we are in the month of December already and we are closing in on the Winter Holiday.  Time flies when you are having fun!   We have 3 weeks of school in the month of December and I can assure you we are making the most of every day at Summerside.   Just today, I stopped in Ms. Finke's  Language Arts Class and the students were engaged in a Poetry lesson analyzing the main idea and theme of the poem "I Dream A World".  Our students were focused and excited about their new learning in the classroom.  Super job Ms. Finke and her classroom.  We had a great week of teaching and learning in all of our classroom this week!

Our 3rd grade students took the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment in the fall.  All parents of 3rd graders at Summerside will be mailed their student’s results on Wednesday, December 10th.  We are working to ensure 100% of our students not only meet the Reading target, but that our students excel on this assessment.  I'm confident we will deliver the results due to our focus on strong academics every day.  Our hard work will pay off!


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I tend to reflect on the many things to be thankful for: our families, our close friends, the community we live in, our school community, and the people who make a difference in our lives with a simple kind word.  I want to wish everyone a fun-filled upcoming Thanksgiving vacation.  There will be no school for students on November 26, November 27, and November 28th.   Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family.

We have had a great week of Teaching and Learning at Summerside.  Our work ethic is strong heading into the Thanksgiving break and I couldn't be more proud of our staff, students, volunteers, and our PTO.  Typically, I showcase a classroom every week. However, this week I want to showcase that "kids learn from teachers; and teachers learn from kids"!  Last week, we had a training session where one of our teachers (Mrs.Karen Kunkel) taught a lesson to a small group of students while several of our teachers observed the process to hone their teaching delivery, to use Junior Great Books effectively with the skills groups and to challenge their students in the classroom.   

Progress Book

Progress Book allows parents and students online access to grades, interims and report cards.  Usernames and passwords we sent home with your child the first week of September. Use the link on the left-hand side to access the parent user guide and/or login to view your child's progress. Please call Karen Fields at 947-7901 with any questions.


EZ Pay

EzPay allows parents to pay the annual $50 school fee and deposit money onto their child's lunch account.  To use EzPay, click the link on the left-hand side of the page.

After creating an account, you may simply log in to check your child's balances and send your payments to the school directly. In order to display your child's balance information, you must know your child’s student ID. which you can obtain by calling the Karen Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

*Ezpay has a $3 per transaction fee.

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards help fund our annual 5th Grade Camp Trip.  Please click here for more infromation.

Upcoming Events

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