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ODE Request for information on military parents!

posted Nov 7, 2017, 12:07 PM by Jim Frye

Attn: All Parents/Guardians of current USEVS students!

The Ohio Department of Education is collecting some new data on all Ohio students. The State would like to know if your child(ren) is/are a dependent of an active member/on duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or National Guard at any time during this school year.

Please contact, via email or phone, the school the secretary of the building our child(ren) attends if this applies to you!! If not, please disregard!! Info below of who to contact:

East ES - Lisa Beach (beach_li@usevs.org) / 419.294.2396

South ES - Deb Norris (debra_n@usevs.org) / 419.294.2304

Union ES/USMS - Vicki Washburn (vicki_w@usevs.org) / 419.294.5721

USHS - Julia Massara (julia_m@usevs.org) / 419.294.2308

Report Cards - Update!

posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:28 AM by Jim Frye

Before the 2017-2018 school year began, the Upper Sandusky Administrative Team decided to not print grade cards this year, except for the final grade card at the end of the school year. Two main reasons drove this decision:

1. Students and Parents/Guardians have access to grades and attendance online via our PowerSchool Parent Portal. Parent Portal provides users with real-time access, meaning by the time you receive a grade card the data is already 1-2 weeks old.

2. This will help the district save money by not printing 1760 grade cards four times or 7,040 grade cards. We can save toner and paper, and help our environment.

If you are a parent or guardian who has not set up your Parent Portal account and need your child(ren)'s Parent Portal Information Letter, please contact the main office of the school building your child(ren) attend and the building secretary can either print off your letter for pickup, or, email you the letter if you have an active email account/address. Parent Portal is linked on the main page of our district website, or can be found at:


If you have any questions or issues with your account please contact our district technology coordinator, Jim Frye, by emailing him at jim_f@usevs.org.

Lindsay's Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59

posted Jun 23, 2017, 5:00 AM by Tim Pohlman   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:05 AM by Jim Frye ]

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools

·         Required video

·         Required SCA Informational Handout

·         Required Signature Form

2017-18 Athletic Code of Conduct & Drug Testing Policies

posted Apr 28, 2017, 7:36 AM by Tim Pohlman   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:05 AM by Jim Frye ]

The following is the USEVS Athletic Code of Conduct and Drug Testing policies that will be starting with the 2017-18 school year.

Code of Conduct & Drug Testing Policies

PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal URL has been updated!!

posted Sep 21, 2016, 6:20 AM by Jim Frye   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:05 AM ]

Parents and students have access to real-time attendance and grades via the program "PowerSchool Parent/Teacher Portal".

Starting next Monday, Sept. 26th, the web address (URL) for this site is being updated. So, end users will have to either edit their bookmark, or, delete and re-add the new site. Please make note of the new URL:


Help keep USEVS Staff & Students Safe via "Quick Tip" line!

posted Aug 29, 2016, 8:26 AM by Jim Frye   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:06 AM ]

Help keep USEVS staff and students safe by using our new "QuickTip" line! "Quick Tip" allows you to submit an anonymous tip to school and district officials. Examples - bullying or threats. Please only use when situations warrant this level of intervention. Thank you!!

Click here to view/submit!

USEVS Joins SaferOH!

posted Nov 6, 2015, 6:09 AM by Jim Frye   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:06 AM ]

Upper Sandusky Schools has joined 844-SaferOH, Ohio's new school safety tip line! SaferOH enables students, parents, teachers and school administrators to anonymously report student safety threats to school officers and law enforcement officers. These threats may include a potential incident of mass violence, a suicide threat or a student who is being bullied.

Trained professionals at Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention unit answer all calls and texts to 844-SaferOH. TAP staff immediately forward information to Upper Sandusky Schools as well as local law enforcement and others. The TAP staff then follows up quickly with school and law enforcement agencies to ensure the incident is investigated and the outcome tracked.

The tip line is available 24 hours a day. The call center guarantees that the person who calls or texts will remain anonymous. Tip line workers may seek additional information, but the person who calls or texts may remain anonymous or leave contact information in case if the tip line workers need to follow up.

"The safety of our boys and girls remains the top priority of our schools," Ohio Superintendent of Public Information Richard A. Ross stated in a press release. "The SaferOH tip line provides another resource for schools and school districts in their continuing efforts to provide a safe and secure educational environment."
Research shows that in 81 percent of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew something was occurring or going to occur but failed to report it. Typically, according to the Ohio Department of Education, that's because the person who knew something feared they would become a target of the attacker or bully or be labeled a "snitch."

Joining SaferSchools Ohio is another example of how Upper Sandusky Schools are working towards collaboratively establish a safe, respectful and caring environment that promotes student learning.

District BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Information!

posted Oct 5, 2014, 7:24 AM by Jim Frye   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Students in grades 6-12 can participate in our district "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Device) program, meaning they are permitted to bring to school technology devices they personally own, i.e. iPod Touch, iPad, Android tablet, Nook, Kindle, laptop. There is a form that must be signed off  on first and this form is available in the main office of the MS and/or HS office (also attached below). Students are 100% responsible for their device and the district is exempt for any damage or theft that may occur while on school grounds. Below is our BYOD Policy & FAQ document to help answer any questions.

Report Cards Available in Parent Portal!

posted Nov 1, 2013, 2:17 PM by Jim Frye   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 5:35 AM by Tim Pohlman ]


A new feature has been added to our Parent Portal, Online Report Cards! When parents log into Parent Portal, in the left column of choices, you'll now see "Report Cards" (see attachment). If you click on "Report Cards" you'll be able to the same information that you would see on a printed report card.

The long term plan for the district to stop printing grade cards with them now available via Parent Portal, except for anyone who would request we print for those with no computer, and/or internet access. This will be a money saving measure for the district, i.e. not using paper, toner, envelopes, and stamps. No date has been set when this might take place, but know this discussion has started.

If you have not yet established your Parent Portal account, you can contact your child's building secretary or email Mr. Frye at jim_f@usevs.org. He can provide you, via email, with a Parent Portal Information Letter, which provides you with the steps to create your Parent Portal account. Remember there are also mobile apps for Parent Portal for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Search the iTunes App Store or Google Play store for PowerSchool for Parents.

We hope you like this new feature and use it as needed!

Parent Portal URL: 

BYOD Recommended Device

posted Oct 1, 2013, 2:15 PM by Jim Frye   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Interested in purchasing a BYOD device for our BYOD program in grades 6th-12th? Our recommended device is the Google Chromebook, and we have a online store available via CDWG to purchase one.  Great idea for an upcoming birthday or Christmas!  Click here to order yours!

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