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Area briefing

EL schools provide update for upcoming school year

East Liverpool City Schools return to a full-day schedule in the 2021-2022 school year, starting Wednesday, Aug. 25 for all but preschool and kindergarten students.

According to the letter released Monday by Superintendent Jonathan Ludwig, students at the following schools can expect to present for classes: North Elementary 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., LaCroft Elementary 8:05 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., Westgate 8:27 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. East Liverpool Junior and Senior High schools 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preschool and kindergarten students will start classes on Monday, Aug. 30 with hours running 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for preschoolers at Westgate.

The district also will host a vaccine clinic for students and community members ages 12 and up from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the East Liverpool High School auditorium, where staff from the East Liverpool Health Department will administer the Pfizer vaccine with the second dose set for Aug. 24. To register, call 330-386-8750. (Please note the vaccine is not required for school age children.)

Students may secure their bus passes from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 through 18 at the Westgate complex. If you have transportation-related questions, call 330-386-8777.

A fully virtual option will be offered for students who meet minimum attendance and assignment completion requirements, but it will look much different than last year. To be placed on a list for this option, please contact the child’s school before Friday, Aug. 6, so you and your child can meet with the building principal to see if you qualify.

Free Food

Destiny House Church, 49345 Calcutta Smith Ferry Rd. will host a Drive Through Food Distribution Monday, July 26 1-3 p.m. For information call Vernia Hanna at 330-383-6971.

Tops 2231

EAST LIVERPOOL — Tops 2231 met on July 20 at Boyce Church, Anna St. with leader Tonnie Slagle presiding. The meeting opened up with the Tops and Kops pledges and roll call.

Tops best loser was Wanda Price. Kops best loser was Cassie Stephens and Verla Betteridge. Stephens and Betteridge were also the officers best loser.

Stephens and Price had 3 weeks loss. Slagle had 6 weeks loss. This was a no gainer week.

Kops in leeway are Jean Ferrebee, Carolyn Hager, Slagle, Betteridge and Stephens.

The no no’s are cookies, candy and pizza.

Slagle won the calorie chart and Tammy Heddelston won the 50/50.

Hager had a program on ” Ticking Time Bombs.”

Slagle closed the meeting with prayer requests followed by the Lord’s Prayer. New and former members are always welcome on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. For information call 330-383-8217.

Salem Community Foundation grants the Brightside Project

back-to-school funds

SALEM –The Salem Community Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to grant The Brightside Project $15,000 to be used for their Back to School Clothes and Shoes Voucher Program that will help Salem City School District Head Start through 8th grade students get ready for the 2021-2022 school year..

Registration is being held this week. The Brightside Project’s annual Clothes & Shoe Voucher program will give Back to School assistance to Salem families in need with help from the Salem Community Foundation, the Pearce Foundation and private donors. The Back to School Clothes and Shoes Voucher Program will offer one voucher per qualifying student to be redeemed for shoes and clothing items only at the Salem Wal-Mart located at 2875 E. State Street. Vouchers will be given in the amounts of $55 per Head Start through 3rd grade students and $70 per 4th through 8th grade students.

“We feel very blessed to be able to offer this program to families in Salem again. This is our second year after taking the reigns of the program from Salem’s Church Women United” saId Executive Director Scott Lewis. “Our goal is for those children to go to school on their first day with their heads held high and full of self-confidence. We know what a difference a new outfit or new shoes can make in the life of a child and were happy to help.”

Families in need can sign-up at The Brightside Project located at 483 E. Pershing St. from 2-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Parent/guardian(s) must provide two proofs of being a Salem resident as well as each child’s birth certificate and each child in attendance can choose a backpack full of school supplies.

The Brightside Project is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to equipping and empowering children to reach their full potential by building resiliency and giving hope. For more information or to make a financial contribution to the program, visit www.brightsideprojectohio.org or call 234-320-4005.

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