Great news for the Clay community!

Read more: Great news for the Clay community!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to the Clay Board of Education and the Clay administration, the Clay Local School District will become a 1:1 district beginning with the 2017-18 school year as part of the district’s continued efforts to prepare students for their futures. Students in grades 6 through 12 will be issued a Chromebook to use at school as well as at home. Elementary students (K-5) will have access to grade-level Chromebook carts that will stay at school. The staff in the district received their personal Chromebooks last year as part of the transition for the implementation of the 1:1 program this year.
 
For a district whose motto is “The District that encourages the child to discover,” this is the ultimate next step. The Chromebooks will provide all the students in the district with the research and productivity tools they need to do their course assignments (e.g., homework, readings, writings, projects, and assessments). This will in turn allow students to be more familiar with the tools associated with completing the state-mandated, online tests; and the students will also have the opportunity to become more proficient with and to integrate 21st century, technology skills into their lives. In addition, this initiative will open the doors to a more personalized education by providing unlimited access to lessons, programs, readings, and textbooks. In the end, the Chromebooks will allow students to have more individualized learning opportunities and a chance to have technological tools they may not otherwise be able to afford.
 
“We are excited about the opportunity to put Chromebooks into the hands of our middle and high school students and to expand the access to our elementary students,” commented Todd Warnock, Clay LSD superintendent. “This initiative will allow our students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and the school day. It will also assist us in promoting responsible digital citizenship, personal responsibility, student engagement, and college readiness. We have been dreaming of providing this opportunity to our students and staff for many years. It’s finally a reality thanks to the support from Tony Mantell, who retired at the end of July as superintendent; the Board of Education; the administration; the IT staff; and the teachers.”
 
To prepare for the August rollout, information on the 1:1 initiative will be communicated with the Clay community over the next few weeks via the district website http://clay.k12.oh.us, Facebook, Twitter, email, and text alerts.  This information will include the Acceptable Use Policy and the link to the Chromebook Acceptance Policy (for both parents and students in grades 6-12) to sign.  This information will also be available at the sixth-grade orientation (Monday, August 21, 6:00 pm) and the Clay Open House (Tuesday, August 22, 6:00-7:30 pm).  Parents and students will need to have completed and signed the Chromebook Agreement before Chromebooks will be issued to students in grades 6-12.
 
Link to Chromebook Acceptance Policy: https://goo.gl/forms/WBmRXUtUknlMZy3I2

Carol Vice, Former Clay Teacher & Hall of Fame Coach, Passes.

Read more: Carol Vice, Former Clay Teacher & Hall of Fame Coach, Passes. ROSEMOUNT —Carol Ann Vice, 82, of Rosemount, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at SOMC Hospice.

She was born August 28, 1934, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Virgil Burgess and Bethel Flannery Burgess Miller.

Carol was a retired teacher with the Clay School District with 30 years of service. Carol coached many sports for Clay including women's softball, compiling a 93.7% winning percentage over 11 years. She guided those teams to 3 State Championships and was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Coaches Hall of Fame. Carol was also a former President of Women's Tennis League in Portsmouth. She was a 1952 Clay High School graduate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University.

Read more: Carol Vice, Former Clay Teacher & Hall of Fame Coach, Passes.

Mantell Retires

Mr. Anthony Mantell Read more: Mantell Retiresofficially retired earlier this month. The staff honored him for his service on Thursday, the last day of the academic year.  He has been an educator for forty years, the last 17.5 years as the superintendent of the Clay Local School District. Best wishes in retirement! His official last day is July 31.

Clay District Calendars, 2017-18

Read more: Clay District Calendars, 2017-18

Clay Internet Calendars.  These calendars include a day-to-day calendar, a monthly version, and the internet calendar with all activities listed for each month.  An athletic calendar is also included, but please note the away contests may not show since the calendar is based on the opponent publishing these dates.

Vaccine Information

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Vaccine Information for Next Year: 7th and 12th Grade Students
 
Students entering the 7th grade in the Fall of 2017 MUST receive one dose of Tdap vaccine, which is a tetanus, Diptheria, and pertussis booster.  In addition, all 7th-grade and 12th-grade students are required to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease (meningitis).  
 
For more information, please contact the district nurse (Mrs. Beth Shaffer - 740.354.6645 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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