Free or reduced price
meals policy available
The Aurora schools have announced the 2016-17 policy for free and reduced price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.
Each school office and the central office have copies of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents / guardians.
To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out an application and return it to the school the student attends. A complete application is required. If any information is missing, the school cannot process the application.
Families with children eligible for school meals also may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio's Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. For details on that, call 1-800-324-8680 or visit www.ifs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm.
Schedules pickup set
Aurora High and Harmon School student class schedules for the 2016-17 year will be available for pick up Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Aurora High's cafeteria.
2 schools plan events
An orientation meeting for parents and students in grades 3 to 5 who are new to the Aurora district will be Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Leighton School.
Leighton School will conduct an open house as follows: Aug. 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades and Aug. 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for third grade.
Craddock School will conduct a student "meet and greet" and popsicle party Aug. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The staff will host the event, and parents are encouraged to bring students to tour the building, find their new classrooms / teachers and drop off school supplies.
Clothes vouchers for
pupils on assistance
Portage County Job & Family Services is providing back to school clothing vouchers for school-aged children (kindergarten to 12th grade) on assistance who are residents of Portage County.
Children on Ohio Works First cash assistance will be eligible to receive a $100 clothing voucher. Children on food assistance will be eligible to receive a $75 clothing voucher.
Those interested in applying for a voucher should apply in person or by mail at the Public Assistance Lobby, second floor of the county administration building, 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna.
Applications will be date-stamped upon dropoff and processed in the order they are received. All applicants will receive their approval/denial notifications and vouchers via mail.
Applications will be accepted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30.
Photo makeups slated
Makeup days for seniors who did not get their yearbook photos taken July 11-15 by Ripcho Studios are scheduled for Aug. 8-9.
Seniors are under no obligation to purchase a picture package from Ripcho. However, the only way for a student to appear in the yearbook is to have their picture taken by Ripcho Studios.
For a free "yearbook only" picture sitting, parents should call Ripcho Studios at 216-631-0664 and ask for "the free yearbook only sitting."
Seniors can pick the image they prefer for the yearbook.