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WB 2020- 2021 Reopening Plan

The WB Board of Education has approved the 2020 - 2021 Reopening Plan.
This plan addresses state guidelines and expectations along with suggestions from other resources from the CDC, American Association of Pediatrics, and the Brown County Board of Health.
We will be asking parents to register their child for their learning option for the upcoming school year. You will find the School Option survey within Final Forms when you update your child's emergency medical forms and other annual sign offs.  Please fill out the survey once you've  reviewed the plan and understand the three options.  We appreciate your patience during this challenging time!

Short Summaries of WB's 3 Learning Options 
Option 1 takes up most of the plan due to all the different areas in our buildings.  This is where the student comes back to school and is in classrooms learning.  It is strongly recommended for students to wear masks but it is not mandated.  WB will be providing washable WB masks for all students and employees.
Option 2 is our Blended Option which is when students are at home on a online program but with a WB teacher helping them through the program, assigning lessons, and giving instruction.  This option is only for K-4 students and is a one year committment just like a normal classroom at school.
Option 3 is our Virtual Option which we've had for many years.  This is a stand alone individualized program that students go through without a teacher.  We do require so manty lessons be completed each week.  There is a WB Virtual Coordinator that will assist the student's family in registering for the classes needed for their grade level or earn credits for graduation.  The family can choose at the end of each nine weeks whether to continue on this program or return to school.

Student Insurance

  Click here for the student insurance application.
Notice Concerning  coverage limitations and exclusions under the Ohio Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act.

Participate in the Census!


Work Permit Application Process

Dear Parents and Students,
If you need a work permit, we are going to approve applications weekdays from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the district office.  We'd appreciate a phone call to let us know that you are coming.  Please follow  the work permit process below.
1.  Print off the application below with the  physician certificate.  You, your parent, and your potential employer will need to fill out a portion of the application. A health physical is also needed for first time permit applications.  (If you are an athlete and have had a physcial within the past year for a sport, please call us a few days ahead so we can pull your physical from your file.)  
2.  Bring:
a.) the application filled out with parent signature, 
b.) one of the following: birth certificate / driver's license/driver's temporary/or state ID, and  
c.) physician's form (if first application) to the district office between 8am and 1pm weekdays.  
We have a window on the front porch open so we can conduct business. 
If you have any questions, please call Casey Hayslip at 937-444-2044  ext 25032 weekdays between 8am and 1pm.

WB Academic Hall of Fame

If you know someone who has excelled in their line of work or has been successful with their endeavors, and graduated from Western Brown or Hamersville (out of school for 10 years), then maybe they are a perfect candidate to be inducted in the Western Brown Hall of Fame.  We are currently accepting nominations for this prestigous recognition.  You can find the nomination form on the Academic Hall of Fame tab to your left.  

Western Brown Cafeteria Notice

One question asked frequently by parents is, "What happens if my child forgets his/ her lunch?"  Or what happens if they forget their lunch money?  Please click here to find out more about this common issue. 
Funds can be added to your childs lunch account by sending a check or cash to school with your student or they can be added electronically by setting up an account at www.schoolpaymentportal.com  . Note: you can set up an account in paypams to monitor account balances and get email reminders when funds are low even if you send money directly to the cafeteria.

Bullying Report

Semi-Annually the Western Brown Local School District reports incidents of bullying.  The number of incidents in each building is listed for first semester of the 2019-2020

Mount Orab Elementary               0

Mount Orab Middle School         0
Hamersville Elm/Middle School  1
Western Brown High School        0 

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WB Fine Arts Events Schedule

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Important: Immunization Update for All 7th Graders & Seniors

New law requires all 7th graders and Seniors to be immunized.  Please see informational letters below.
Want more information about your child's schooling?
From Kindergarten registration requirements, state mandated assessments, to graduation requirements... click here for lots of resources for parents! 

WB, a No Drone Zone!

Western Brown Safety Plan Notification

Western Brown School District has reviewed and revised our School Emergency Operations Plan and as a result, we are making parents aware of the Parental Notification Procedures to be implemented in the event of an incident. This protocol can be found below and on our web site. Please make every attempt to keep your contact information current and notify the building secretary of any changes in your contact information.

Staff and Parental Notification Procedures:

In the event of an incident, communication will be provided through the one-call system to inform parents / staff and to provide additional information.  

Parents and staff, Pesticide Application notifications will be posted on the school's website under the Maintenance tab on the left hand side.
Western Brown also offers the SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:
1.  Phone:  1-855-4ALERT1, ext 1116
2.  Text:  #1116 @tip+your tip to ALERT1 (252781)
3.  Email:  1116@alert1.us
4.  Web:  http:1116.alert1.us
You can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.  When you submit a tip, be sure to use our district's identification code:1116.   Please refer the tip to the appropriate building and make sure your tip concerns a school issue.  Together we can make our district a safer place to work and learn!

Homeless: An Important Issue for All

Did you know that over 1.35 million children or 10% of all children in the US are considered homeless?  Its sad but true and 40% of those children are under the age of five.  Want to learn more about being homeless and what services exist for you, please click on the links below for more information.

Ohio's School Climate Guidelines

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Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

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