Important Beginning of School Year Info!
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- Parent Newsletter
- Quarterly RtI and PBIS Student Winners
- Monthly RtI and PBIS Student Winners
Career Programs Offered at Scarlet Oaks
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by Anthony Sexton
Scarlet, a home away from home.
Scarlet, a place to call your own.
Scarlet, Where you meet family.
Scarlet, where people make history.
Scarlet, where education meets career.
Scarlet, where there is no place for fear.
Scarlet, kids rushing through the halls.
Scarlet, they bounce like ping pong balls.
Scarlet, where learning is made fun.
Scarlet, where wisdom is spun.
Scarlet, Where teachers never rest.
Scarlet, where students are their best.
by Melissa Mendoza and Perla Flores
by Maddi Anderson, Construction Framing & Finishing Technology
“In my twelve years of being a dean; this year has been the most challenging,” said Scarlet Oaks Dean Dan Rush. The biggest obstacle he faces during remote/hybrid learning caused by Covid is constantly trying to satisfy everyone as in parents, students, staff, and the district needs while at the same time keeping students safe.
Scarlet Oaks, one of four campuses in the Great Oaks district, includes thirty-five home and affiliate schools who must be kept in the loop. Satisfying this wide-spread district, students, staff and parents has not been easy for him, but he’s made a middle ground for everyone. Although students are returning to school five days a week for in-person classes in the fourth quarter, Rush has made some accommodations for parents and students who prefer to continue out the school year online.
During the beginning of the pandemic the school split students into two different groups, group A and group B. Students alternated between school days meaning every other day with Wednesdays being fully remote on Zoom. The days that students didn’t attend in-person learning they had mandatory zoom meetings with their academic teachers. If the pandemic were ever to occur again, there would be different schedule options and better teacher-student relationships, according to Rush. We learn from experience.
With the newest change for students returning to five days a week, Rush is expecting the first weeks to be rocky, but has hope that the return will be an experience that finds some sense of normalcy. This return will be just like students starting their first day of school, students scrambling trying to find their classes and forgetting locker combinations. The biggest difference from this year compared to past years is students will return to school with masks and practice social distancing to the best of their abilities. Many smaller classrooms have had accommodations made to ensure safe social distancing.
Graduation, school dances, recognitions, Skills USA, and the students are just some of the activities Rush has missed the most since the pandemic swept them away. Without those activities, especially the presence of the students, the year has just felt very much empty. With at least the return of the students there will be some normalcy returning to the hallways of Scarlet.
Mentally the pandemic along with the school year has taken a toll on everyone. “It’s been difficult, but I’m personally okay, the pandemic hasn’t affected me as much as it has others. I know people whose loved ones passed and were affected much worse than I could imagine. This is a challenging and difficult time for all of us and we’re working to keep everyone safe as change continues to happen,” says Rush. Amid the new changes Dean Dan Rush is still working to keep everyone safe and accommodate anyone with concerns. He is Scarlet’s fearless, tireless, superhero!
Our mission: to motivate young people to be better citizens.
The Scarlet Oaks Navy JROTC has earned Unit Achievement Honors consecutively for the past 6 years with a proven track record of success.
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is designed to teach the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment while promoting self-esteem, teamwork and self-discipline.
The program prepares students for responsible leadership roles while creating an awareness of personal rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.
There is no military obligation for students who enroll in the JROTC program. However, placement credit (higher rank and pay) may be awarded to those who choose to enter any branch of the military.
The Scarlet Oaks JROTC offers field trips to such sites as U. S. Navy “Boot Camp” and Fort Knox, as well as participation in a wide range of activities.
Breakfast and Lunch
The cafeterias at Great Oaks campuses are cashless; cash is not accepted at checkout during meals. Students will need to add money to their EZ Pay account online (See below) or by taking cash to their campus registrar prior to school starting and throughout the school year.
About P-EBT benefits
For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge. These waivers expired June 30, 2022. This means that starting this school year, 2022-2023, our food service program will return to normal, pre- pandemic operations. All families should complete and submit a Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members.
2022-2023 Cafeteria price list
College Visit Request Form
Epi-Pen Authorization to Carry
Portal eGuide for Progress Book
Student Network Information and Laptop Agreement
Field Trip Permission Form
Administration of Over the Counter Medication
Administration of Prescription Medication
Great Oaks Student and Parent Signature Page
Great Oaks Student and Parent Signature Page (Spanish version)
Authorization for Release of Records
- Remember: Every little bit helps! Apply for anything that fits you!
- Remember to read ALL the scholarship details.
- Pay attention to DEADLINES.
- Check to see if letters of recommendation or essays are required.
Where can I get scholarships?
- University or college
- Major-specific awards
- Parent’s place of employment
- Community Organizations
- Civic groups
- Religious groups
- High school or school district
- Chamber of Commerce
- Ethnic or racial organizations
- Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
- Specific illness or disability foundation or support group
- Service organizations
- Minority or gender based organizations
- National- or state-sponsored for a specific major (nursing, engineering,etc)
Safe Schools Letter
Dear Student and Parents:
Great Oaks/Scarlet Oaks and Sharonville Police Department have partnered to expand educational opportunities and enhance the safety and security of the learning environment for all students and staff. We are very fortunate to have Officer Jim Salyer as our School Resource Officer. Officer Salyer has been with Sharonville Police Department for over 15 years. Listed below are some of the activities that are included in our safe school educational plan:
- K9 Unit demonstrations presented by Sharonville Police Department.
- Presentations at staff meetings by Officer Salyer.
- Classroom presentations by Officer Salyer.
- Random Police K9 Unit Search for weapons and drugs.
The K9 Searches will be conducted by Sharonville Police Department. These searches will be done randomly throughout the school year with the goal of providing a safe learning environment. If any drugs or weapons are found, violators will receive school disciplinary action that may include suspension or expulsion from Great Oaks. In addition, the violators may also be charged as provided by the Ohio Revised Code.
We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the Speak Up, Save Lives Hotline 1-844-SaferOH. Use the helpline to report threats of violence, suicide, and illegal activity that could harm children in our school. Your call is private, confidential and anonymous.
We appreciate your support and look forward to working together to provide a safe and drug free learning environment so our students can achieve their educational goals. If you need additional information you may contact Mr. Dan Rush, Dean of Instruction, at (513) 612-5701 or Officer Jim Salyer, School Resource Officer, at (513) 612-5713.
Dean of Instruction
Scarlet Oaks Parent Newsletter
Parents and Students, thank you for a great start to the school year. We look forward to a great semester and the academic and career growth of all of our students. Below are a few Reminders for the month. Have a great weekend.
Home school information
Follow Scarlet Schedule
September 23rd – No School
We have found that those who have trouble logging onto their EZPay account are entering too many numbers for the student ID. Use the last 5 numbers of the 440 number on the back of your student’s ID badge. If needed, cash can be brought to the main office to Mrs. Schuster to be added to your child’s account until 11:30 each day.
Code of Conduct for Students
At Great Oaks, all teachers and staff work together to ensure your success--in the classroom, in the lab, and in life.
A safe and comfortable environment is essential for all students to be successful. We work to provide the proper setting for our students. This includes expectations that students will treat themselves, each other, the staff, and the facilities with respect and dignity.
We are proud of our students and their efforts to maintain a safe and comfortable school environment. All who attend here agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Click here for the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.
If your student is absent, please call our attendance line at 513.612.5754
If your student needs to leave early, please send a note in with them and have them drop it off at the main lobby in the morning. We will call you to verify the letter. Your student will pick up their early dismissal slip later in the day. They will need to sign out before leaving.
If your student is ill and wants to go home: Students should report to the main lobby and we will call you to either release your student or to come and pick them up.
If your student is late to school, they should come in through the main entrance and sign-in with at the front desk.
The Scarlet Oaks Career Campus is requiring all students to wear their career program uniform for the entire school day.
Updated uniform information coming soon!
This change allows us to maximize the instructional time for our students. Thank you for ensuring your student is prepared with the appropriate uniform. Please contact the program instructor with any questions you may have.
Catalyst Counseling Services
Families who use Medicaid for any health services are required to re-enroll now. If you have not completed re-enrollment, here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions from Ohio’s Department of Medicaid. For help re-enrolling, there is a team at the Cincinnati Health Department that can be called at (513) 357-7430.
Scarlet Oaks Career Campus is partnering with Catalyst Counseling Services to provide school based mental health services for those students who can benefit from therapy. While not all students suffer from significant mental health issues, this service offers additional support for those who need it. Depression and other mental health issues are a serious problem for some teenagers.
Caitlin Hancock MSW, a therapist with Catalyst Counseling, provides therapy at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus. Mrs. Hancock is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Her treatment expertise includes: behavioral, grief, family and individual therapy. If students are or can be covered through Medicaid, the cost of therapy visits are covered. Students with private insurance can be assisted through coordination for other treatment services.
Scarlet Oaks school counselors may contact parents to discuss the potential benefits of therapy, or students and parents may request an appointment. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor, Courtney Brooks 513.612.5732, Holly Ledbetter 513.612.5892, or Katie Magnus 513.612.7099.
Caitlin Hancock LISW-S - Lead Therapist and Clinical Coordinator
Referrals can be made by contacting your student's Scarlet Oaks Counselor.
Please feel free to contact Caitlin Hancock with any questions regarding services.
Companions on a Journey Grief Support Group
I am pleased to announce that we will have Companions on a Journey, Inc. (COJ) to Scarlet Oaks every month of the 2023-2024 school year beginning on September 26, 2023, then following will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month. COJ is a faith-based social service organization that provides bereavement support and educational services for children, teens, and adults and is known for the monthly support they provide in schools to grieving children. Students meet in a confidential group setting to participate in activities and discussions designed to enhance their knowledge of grieving and to encourage healthy grieving.
If you are interested in this support for your child, please contact me and complete the online consent form here.
Scarlet Oaks EZPay for Lunch Accounts
The EZpay system is now available for parents to check lunch account balances and add money to the account!
Use EZpay anytime, day or night, to make sure your son or daughter has lunch money available.
Go to EZpay now:
How to register:
- Choose the link below for the campus your son or daughter attends.
- Enter a password and an email address (write it down in a safe place)
- Complete registration page (current information, please)
- Enter student ID number and last name (different last names are OK. ID numbers can be obtained at your district.)
- Click “Add Student to List”
- Click “Submit changes”
- This will take you back to the Log In page to use your password.
The Scarlet Oaks Cybrary has the resources you need for your education.
eBook Log in
User Name: 14 digit number on your Diamond Oaks ID badge
Default Password: OAKS
Click above to access a vast array of electronic resources provided to us by the Ohio Department of Education. You will find many research databases with access to all kinds of magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. In addition, you can create your own timelines, utilize several encyclopedias, research your family history with Ancestry.com, and more...
Quarterly RtI and PBIS Student Winners
Scarlet Oaks Campus recognizes those students who go above and beyond every day. We would like to recognize the following students for the second quarter for their constant support and engagement in keeping our building a positive environment where all students can and will achieve.
Junior De'Ashia Steele ECE1: RtI Quarterly Award Winner
Doing Your Best
De'Ashia has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for putting 100% effort into her work every day. We are proud to have students like De'Ashia at the Oaks.
Junior Rivers Henn CUL1: PBIS Quarterly Award Winner
Rivers has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for her honesty and having strong moral principles. We are proud to have students like Rivers at the Oaks.
Senior Justyce Jackson EXS2: PBIS Quarterly Award Winner
Justyce has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for her strong core values that are exhibited every day in the building. We are proud to have students like Justyce at the Oaks.
Senior Eriyanna Flint VET2: RtI Quarterly Award Winner
Engage in Learning
Eriyanna has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for her ability to maximize the value of her work. We are proud to have students like Eriyanna at the Oaks.
Junior Logan Farris WELD1: PBIS Quarterly Award Winner
Logan has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for his strong core values that are exhibited every day in the building. We are proud to have students like Logan at the Oaks.
Monthly RtI and PBIS Student Winners
Scarlet Oaks Campus recognizes those students who go above and beyond every day. We would like to recognize the following students for the month of February 2023 for their constant support and engagement in keeping our building a positive environment where all students can and will achieve.
Jazmyne Ridder FIRE1
Doing Your Best
Jazmyne has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for putting 100% effort into her work every day. We are proud to have students like Jazmyne at the Oaks.
Hailey Hines LAW2
Doing Your Best
Hailey has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for putting 100% effort into her work every day. We are proud to have students like Hailey at the Oaks.
Angelina Hughes CFF1
Angelina has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for her effort to follow directions and take initiative in the running of the classroom. We are proud to have students like Angelina at the Oaks.
Carson Korte CRE2
Carson has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for his strong core values that are exhibited every day in the building. We are proud to have students like Carson at the Oaks.
Benjamin Ogston AUTST1
Benjamin has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for his ability to determine the source of a problem and find an effective solution. We are proud to have students like Benjamin at the Oaks.
Shane Parrish AUTST1
Shane has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for his dependability and ability to make good choices that are exhibited every day in the building. We are proud to have students like Shane at the Oaks.
Jonathan Niehaus EXS1
Jonathan has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for his ability to show good manners and have respect for his fellow classmates and teachers. We are proud to have students like Jonathan at the Oaks.
Ava Dato HEAL2B
Ava has been chosen by Scarlet Oaks Administration for her generous and considerate character. We are proud to have students like Ava at the Oaks.
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
School day: 7:50 am to 2:18 pm
Attendance line: 513.612.5754
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You can anonymously report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or your school. Text or call 844.SaferOH (844.723.3764)
About inclement weather/snow days: When area schools are affected by inclement weather, we understand that transportation may be an issue. If your Great Oaks campus is open but your home school is closed, you are not required to report to school. You may follow the schedule set for that day by your home school. More information here.
Scarlet Administrative Team
Matthew Lindley, Dean of Instruction
Ramona Beck, Assistant Dean of Instruction
Christa Buchholzer-Sciannamblo, Assistant Dean of Instruction
Jeremy Pettit, Assistant Dean of Instruction