Joshua Dixon Return Reminders: In-person education begins again on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18, 2021. Arrival is still 8:55-9:10 a.m. Student drop-off is out front, and students are encouraged to exit cars all along the side walk. As to not block traffic on Salem St. or Stanton Ave., and especially to keep the alley clear for buses, traffic may be directed in the beginning. If your child has a school-owned device and they are returning in-person, please send back the Ipad or Chromebook on Tuesday. The 2nd grading period/1st semester ended today. Report cards will be coming home on Wednesday, January 27th instead of the original date of Friday, January 22nd. This will allow students ample time to complete and return all outstanding work. Those students remaining remote, will receive packets and instructions from their teachers. We hope everyone is looking forward to the return to school as much as we are. We miss the children and cannot wait to see their smiling faces. Happy New Year to All, have a great weekend and Welcome Back!
Joshua Dixon: Any families that requested breakfast and lunch during remote instruction may pick it up DAILY at Dixon from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Today's items are ready for pickup in the front lobby. Don't forget, this service is daily from 2:00-4:00 up to and including Friday, December 18th.
Dixon Families: The Dixon Office will be open normal hours from Tuesday, December 15, 2020-Friday, December 18, 2020. Feel free to buzz the front doors for packet pickup and/or giving tree gift drop-off. Many are familiar with the pick-up and drop-off of remote packets. The tubs are in the front entrance labeled with teacher names. Student packets will be in those tubs by the end of the day tomorrow for the remainder of the week, and as packets are completed they can be returned. Classroom teachers also have individual expectations that they will be sharing with families. Your continued understanding, patience, and support are so very appreciated. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community. Have a great evening. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Dixon Families: Wanting to keep students and staff as healthy as we can heading into the holiday season, BEGINNING DEC. 7-18, we will be changing our learning platform from traditional in-person to HYBRID. Nothing will change for students that are currently all remote. From December 7-18, this is what the schedule will look like… PRESCHOOLERS-attendance will remain as NORMAL. Current REMOTE learners will continue to do what they already have in place using teacher provided packets and/or on-line materials. Whatever you already do, keep doing. This is strictly for those that are already REMOTE. In order to increase social distancing, students currently in-person learning, will now be an Aviator or a Pilot. The schedule is below: M and W Aviators IN-PERSON/Pilots REMOTE T and TH Pilots IN-PERSON/Aviators REMOTE *Friday December 11th Aviators IN-PERSON/Pilots REMOTE *Friday December 18th Pilots IN-PERSON/Aviators REMOTE *The Friday your child attends he/she is welcome to wear pajamas to celebrate our annual Polar Express Day! EVERY TEACHER WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH THEIR CLASSES REGARDING SPECIFICS TO CURRICULUM AND CONTENT EXPECTATIONS. Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we work our way through these extenuating circumstances together. Have a super evening.
The Dixon December/January Newsletter 20-21 has been emailed. You can also retrieve it from our webpage under documents in the newsletter folder https://5il.co/nflp Please be sure you have installed the Clipper App. and checked to receive notifications, especially for Dixon and the District (directions are in the newsletter).
Joshua Dixon: A reminder that today is the Fall Fun Day Costume Procession at Dixon at 2:00. Optimistically speaking, there is only a 30% chance of showers, in the event that it is raining at 1:30 we will cancel and I will use this platform to alert parents. Spectators are Parents ONLY. Parents should park in the First Christian Church Lot or the Far Library Lot. Overflow can use the Dixon Side Lot, NOT THE FRONT LOT PLEASE. Parents can line up on the sidewalk in front of the Library. The sidewalk in front of Dixon is for the Students. As per our Columbiana County Health Dept. approved plan to have this event, parents need to return to their cars immediately following the procession. Students will enter the building and then parents can form the dismissal lines in the front lot. The Columbiana Police Dept. will be assisting with line up and the exiting of the lots especially the side lot due to buses entering. No parents can come into the building afterwards and NO STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE PARADE-UNLESS WE RECEIVED A DR. APPT. NOTE THIS MORNING. Dismissal routine will be the same. Once again, thank you to those who get in line and have their children dismiss as car riders and not walkers that go to cars. If this is a continuing safety issue, walkers will be dismissed following the car line. Links are below to review our plans for today. Thank you and have a great weekend. CCHD Approved Plan https://5il.co/mfgd Parent Letter https://5il.co/mfgb
Dixon Parents of Car Riders: It was brought to my attention that due to cars blocking the entrance, exit, and alley during car rider dismissal, the patrons visiting the Public Library across the street are unable to pull in or out of the library parking lot. Perhaps coming in off Stanton to make a right into Dixon would be a better option. Your consideration while in the dismissal line is appreciated. Thank you.
The administration and staff at Joshua Dixon Elem. have worked hard to create a safe school environment, which includes our afterschool dismissal procedures. Please assist me in doing my job, which is to keep children safe, and teach them that rules matter. It is unfortunate that a notification must be sent again, because some families are continuing to park in various locations, and come to the entrance, telling their child to dismiss with the walkers, when in fact, they are not a walker at all. Students at Dixon are taught to follow the rules and hold themselves accountable. Asking them to not follow a rule is causing an internal struggle for many, and may have long-term effects for some. Beginning Monday, regular walkers will be dismissed. Those car riders coming up as walkers, will be called out following the line of traffic. The dismissal routine is in place for a reason and the children know the expectations. Any questions, please contact me 330-482-5355 ext. 34507. Thank you and have a great weekend. Mrs. Sharshan.
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Joshua Dixon Reminder: Today is an EARLY RELEASE DAY! Dismissal times from the elementary are as follows: Walkers 1:55 Car Riders 2:00 Bus Riders 2:05
Dixon Reminder: Say Cheese! Picture day for Kindergarten and First Grade is tomorrow, September 21, 2020. Preschoolers that attend on Mondays will have their picture taken tomorrow, and those that attend on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 will have their picture taken at that time, along with Second-Fourth Graders. Teachers sent specific class times to remote learners via instructional packets, teacher web-page, and digital reminders...Smile!
Dixon Families: Despite our continuously improving dismissal time, there is a concern with traffic blocking intersections. That said, Sgt. Boley and I are going to try and get 2-lines of traffic in the lot, and once stopped, load those vehicles, let them exit and bring in two more rows. It is our hope that this will mitigate the overflow of traffic by at least one row each time cars line-up. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated as we tread through dismissing this higher than normal percentage of car riders. Please remember that safety is our number one concern.
Joshua Dixon: This is a reminder to all families that are car riders OR walkers at the end of the day. Walkers are considered those students that physically walk home with someone and car riders are those students that get picked up and ride home in a car. The students understand this. The high-volume of traffic is moving steadily with the circulation time lessening daily. The current dismissal protocol is a safe process. It is very confusing, and some students are getting upset when they are told to leave with the walkers, when in fact, they are getting in cars parked in the side lot. The dangers of school dismissal are all too real and this is a major safety concern. Beginning tomorrow, same as last year, the side lot will be blocked off. Please, the children respect the process and understand what they are supposed to do at dismissal time. Car riders waiting at the flag pole will be dismissed after those following the dismissal routine.
Joshua Dixon: Due to ACCESS inadvertently assigning the same email password to multiple students, Dixon student emails have been temporarily disabled and students will be assigned a new password today. In-person learners will receive it from their teacher and remote learners will have the information in their instructional packet for pick-up. Families that already picked up a packet, can email your child's teacher for the new password. Your patience is appreciated.
Dixon:Dear Families, what an absolutely amazing first day of school. Our new arrival routine worked well. Your children did fantastic with masks, temperature taking, hand washing, lunch and recess. I am so proud of them! We will be making some internal changes to make pick-up smoother and faster. If you could please put the family car-card in the passenger window instead of the dash, that would be helpful. Thank you for understanding that many more parents are picking up this year and that this was our first day. Also, remember that if your child is remote, packet pick-up begins on Fri. prior to each upcoming week. If your work schedule does not allow pick-up during school hours, please call the office and we would be glad to place the packet outside in a container near the front doors. Please remember our new start time is 8:55 and 1st period begins at 9:10. Preschool and Kindergarten testing/screening will continue for the remainder of the week. Please use EXIT 10 doors. As always your patience, understanding, and continued support are extremely appreciated, especially as teachers work through having both in-person and remote learners. We are aware that some logons and usernames are not working. Our Technology Coordinator has been working with the folks that support that platform and if a new password is needed, we will get that to you once we hear from our support company. Again, much appreciation for your understanding as we work to put these new procedures and mandates in place. Thank you for sharing your children with us and have a super evening.
Joshua Dixon Families, My apologies that the link for the power point did not work properly. I have reset the presentation and hopefully this link will work. It is also in a folder under documents on the Dixon Web Page. Thank you for your understanding. I will also be working with the video editor to see why the video is not showing up. https://5il.co/k1dm
Joshua Dixon Elementary Reminder: Teacher Classroom Virtual Open House begins today at 4:00 pm. Please go to the teachers' web pages to view. Additionally, the building Virtual Open House will be available in the News Feed on our web page at: https://www.columbianaschools.org/o/joshua-dixon-elementary/news There will be an informational video along with a Google Slide Presentation at: https://www.columbianaschools.org/o/joshua-dixon-elementary/news Again, beginning at 4:00 pm today, families and students may visit teacher web pages and the Dixon News Feed for Virtual Open House information. Have a Great Weekend and we look forward to seeing 1st-4th graders on Tuesday 8/25/2020 and Preschool and Kindergarten students T-F for their ELA and KRA screenings. To allow all faculty and staff to attend in-service, the building will be closed on Monday 8/24/2020 during the morning.
Joshua Dixon: Reminder to families that today is the last day to pick up student packets for both full return and remote learning platforms. Doors are open from 8:00-3:00. Class lists are also posted. Thank you.
Welcome to Kindergarten. Parents of currently enrolled Kindergarten Students received this letter https://5il.co/je1p in the mail and it can also be found on our website under documents in the Kindergarten folder. Please call the school 330-482-5355 to schedule an appointment for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This is a state required assessment for both remote and in-person learners. PLEASE NOTE THE PACKET PICK-UP DATE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINALLY MAILED DOCUMENT. Thank you.
Welcome to Joshua Dixon Preschool. All currently enrolled preschoolers will be receiving a letter in the mail. Please call the school 330-482-5355 to make an appointment for your child to take the Early Learning Assessment. This is a state required assessment whether students are remote or in-person learning. The letter https://5il.co/jdzu can also be found on our website under documents inside the preschool folder. Thank you.
Informational packets containing required school forms for BOTH-REMOTE PLATFORM and FULL RETURN students will be available in the Dixon Lobby from Monday, August 17-Wednesday, August 19 from 8-3 each day. Packets will be in alphabetical order by family name. In order for you to locate the correct student packet, class lists will be posted on Monday, August 17, 2020 as well. Packets will contain classroom and teacher information, inclusive of student passwords for in-person and remote learning platforms, as well as, car signage for pick-up, and important links and website material. Further, due to a VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE, please feel free to drop off LABELED school supplies when you pick up instructional packets. Again, these packets are for BOTH REMOTE and IN-PERSON students. Thank you.
Parents, thank you for all of the phone calls and emails. Your questions will help others who may have the same concerns regarding re-entry to Joshua Dixon. Visit our Re-Entry Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) under DOCUMENTS on our Dixon website. I will update as I receive, and if you do not see your question, please do not hesitate to call the school. Thank you. https://5il.co/j542
Dear Families, Thank you to everyone who has called with questions and concerns regarding the 2020-21 school year. I have tried to incorporate and clarify as much of the unknown as possible. That said, please understand that this document is definitely a work in progress and as requirements and mandates are placed upon the public school system, I will make adjustments. All of us here have worked diligently and with integrity to make our building ready for a safe return. This will be my twenty-eighth year at Joshua Dixon and those that know me understand that your children, are my children, and to ensure social, emotional, physical, and academic needs are met, I will continue to take one day at a time and put forth a good faith effort everyday. Keep in mind, this 'new-normal' may be temporary and through it all we have been able to find blessings within ourselves, our children and families, and within our community. We truly are in this together. Mrs. Sharshan https://5il.co/j0p7
The 20-21 School Supply List for Joshua Dixon Elementary has been posted under documents on our website. https://5il.co/iynv
Joshua Dixon: Reminder, tomorrow is the last day to pick-up student school items, report cards, yearbooks, and etc. If you were unable to make it on your assigned day this week, please plan on coming tomorrow between 8:00 and 2:00. Call if you need an alternative time.Thank you.
Dixon Pick-up Reminder 8:00-2:00: A-F 5/26, G-L 5/27, M-R 5/28, & S-Z 5/29. Curb-side pickup-have family name in window of car & items will be brought out incl. report card. Return all school items at this time (library books). Tech. will need brought into the bldg. Thank you.
Kindergarten Registration-Help spread the word! Any parents wishing to register a Kdg. student needs to visit our web-page and fill in a Google Form. This will enable us to collect needed information to begin the pre-registration process while school remains closed. Thank you.
Reminder: TODAY-Monday March 30th-LUNCH PICKUP at each building began at noon. Last names: A-F at Dixon-G-N at CMS, and O-Z at CHS.
Instruction Packet Pick-Up:Tues.March 17-Thurs. March 19. 9:00-2:00 Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Pick-Up Mon.-Fri. 11:00-11:30 If you cannot get to the building and need either of the above delivered, please contact the school 330-482-5355.
Joshua Dixon School Closure Information II:Please see our web-page news feed for information about inst. packet pick-up times, student responsibilities, as well as free & reduced breakfast and lunch accommodations.Feel free to email or call with any questions, concerns, or needs.
Check your email for a letter regarding the Corona-virus Disease, Hygiene, & Disinfecting Practices. State Guidance & CDC Updates can be found on the Ohio Dept. of Health COVID-19 resource page: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/welcome/
Joshua Dixon: Students will have an opportunity tomorrow morning (Fri. 1/10) to purchase presale basketball game tickets for $1. The Clippers are undefeated and would like to "pack the gym". If interested in student tickets, send $1 per ticket to school tomorrow with your child.
Tomorrow starts the Columbiana Dribble Program for Boys & Girls, Grade K-3 This program is designed to introduce kids to the fundamental dribbling skills in a structured yet fun environment. Registration fee is $25 and includes: • T-shirt • Basketball • Free Admission to the Friday, January 10th Home JV & Varsity Boys Basketball game where program participants will perform their dribbling routine at half-time of the varsity game. Five Instructional Sessions: • Saturday, December 7th - 1:00-2:00 pm - CHS • Saturday, December 14th - 1:00-2:00 pm - CHS • Saturday, December 21st - 1:00-2:00 pm - DIXON • Saturday, January 4th - 1:00-2:00 pm - CHS • Wednesday, January 8th - 6:00 to 7:00 pm - SSMS Registration deadline: Registration will be accepted up to and including at the first session on December 7th. REGISTER ONLINE Complete the online form: https://tinyurl.com/1920dribble you will pay the registration the FIRST CLINIC (bring the registration fee with you) Or show up tomorrow at 12:45 at the high school gym
Joshua Dixon:The district-wide Veteran's Day Prog. is tomorrow 11/8/19.Students who signed up to have breakfast with their guest, need to report to CHS by 8:45.All others will be bused over & back after the program.Those attending breakfast will come back to Dixon on a bus.
Dixon: Good Morning, we are aware that incoming calls cannot come through. Personnel are in the district working to fix the phones. If you need to get a hold of the Dixon office, please email Rebecca.Buchheit@columbianaschools.org. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.
Joshua Dixon: Fall Fun Day Parade at 2:00 today. The street will be blocked from the FC Church alley to the Library alley. Please DO NOT park in the front of Dixon as it is the parade route. Also no parking is allowed in the front Library lot as it is for their patrons.Thank you.
Joshua Dixon: Report Cards are coming home today along with parent teacher conference notices (if teachers requested to see parent/guardian), and the Veteran's Day permission form. Please sign and return the report card envelope and the Veteran's Day Permission Form by Mon. 11/4.
Dixon: Closing Side Parking Lot-Please be advised that the side lot at Dixon will be closed at the end of the day to accommodate the bus line at dismissal. Feel free to park on the street, far library lot (up by W. Salem) or First Christian Church. Thank you for understanding.
Joshua Dixon Reminders: After School Program ended 5/23/19. There is NO AFTER SCHOOL THIS WEEK. Preschool ends today/park tomorrow. Kdg. ends tomorrow/park Thurs. Thursday is the LAST DAY for 1st-4th AND EARLY RELEASE! Have a great summer! Warmly, Mrs. Sharshan and Staff.
Joshua Dixon 4th Graders and Parents: On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, we invite our 4th-grade students and their families to an informational meeting hosted by Music and Arts. This meeting will be held in the Columbiana High School Band Room at 6:00 P.M.
Joshua Dixon: A reminder to families that our spring break is Friday, April 19, 2019-Monday, April 22, 2019. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Reminder: Don't forget to support Dixon's Playground Surface Renovation Project by visiting Canfield Chipotle this evening from 4-8 pm. Thank you for your support!
Joshua Dixon: PTO Sponsored Belleria Pepperoni/Spinach Roll Pick-Up is this evening at Dixon from 3:00-6:00.
Joshua Dixon's All Pro Dad's Day originally scheduled for Friday Feb. 1st has been RESCHEDULED for Friday Feb. 8th.
Please check your child's book bag. Report Cards are being sent home today, Friday, January 25, 2019. Parent-Teacher Conference Schedules are enclosed. If you did not receive one and need to speak with your child's teacher, please call the school 330-482-5355.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Buses may be traveling slower than normal thus running slightly later than normal. Thank you for your understanding.
Electronic Newsletters-Dixon's January Newsletter was sent electronically to parents, guardians and staff emails. If you did not receive, please contact Mrs. Sharshan. The newsletter is also available on our web page (under documents).
3rd Grade Holiday Performance is Wednesday, December 12th at 2:00 for Grandparent's Matinee and 6:00 for Families and Friends!
2nd Grade Holiday Program-Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 2:00 (Grandparents Matinee) and 6:00 (Families and Friends).
Joshua Dixon:The Power of Positive Parenting will be presented on Wed. 12/5/18 at 6 pm by Bobbie Castor, Triple P Facilitator & Parent Ed. Coord. Childcare will be available and the class with the most parents in attendance will win an ice cream party!
Dec. 5, 2018 Parenting Seminar-6:00 pm. Invites went home prior to Thanksgiving Break. Please RSVP! There will be door prizes, light refreshments and NJHS will offer child care. The class with the highest attendance will win a treat. We hope to see you there.
Dec. 5, 2018 1st-4th Grade will be walking to Main Street Theater to see A Christmas Carol. Permission slips will be coming home this week! Please watch for them in your child's back pack.
Joshua Dixon Reminder: This evening is Parent-Teacher Conference Night from 3:00-9:00. Appointment times were sent home with report cards. If you did not sign-up for a conference, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.
Joshua Dixon: Reminder that tomorrow, Friday 11/16/18 is an Early Release Day. Walkers and Car Riders will be dismissed at 1:05 and Bus Riders will load between 1:10-1:30.
Joshua Dixon: District-Wide Veteran's Day Program Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 9:30 am. Please be sure you send in your child's permission slip to attend this event at CHS. We will be going over on school buses.
Joshua Dixon:Fall Fun Day-Fri. Oct. 26. Parade of Costumes begins at 2:00. Families are invited to watch. There is no classroom party. PTO is providing a treat for students and they will be dismissed at regular time. No need for parents to come to rooms or to sign students out.
SPIRIT WEEK AT DIXON-OCT. 8-12 Mon. 10/8-Hat Day! Tues. 10/9-Super Hero Day! Wed. 10/10-Crazy Hair Day! Thurs. 10/11-Red/White and “Blue” Jean Day! Fri. 10/12-Extreme Clipper Wear Day!
Reminder that Oct. 1-5 is our annual Fall Book Fair including Lunch w. a Loved One. Kdg. 10/1, 1st Grade 10/2, 2nd Grade 10/3. 3rd Grade 10/4 and 4th Grade 10/5. Family Literacy Night is Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Reminder: Today (9/17) is picture day for PreK-2 and tomorrow (9/18) for grades 3-4.
Joshua Dixon: Buses 3 and 6 are running late this afternoon, Friday, September 14, 2018.
Due to a portion of Metz Rd. being closed for the next two weeks, those families who have students riding Bus #8 may see time changes by a few minutes in the AM and PM.
Due to an issue at State Routes 7 & 14, Bus #1 is running late today Wed. 9/12/18.
Reminder: It's Grandparents Week at Joshua Dixon. Kindergarten was today, Prek and First Grade Tues. 9/11, Second Grade Wed. 9/12, Third Grade Thurs. 9/13 and 4th Grade is Fri. 9/14. Thank you PTO for sponsoring this event. We appreciate you!
Dixon students will have an opportunity to purchase presale tickets for the 9/7/18 home football game for $4/ea. The tickets are $6 at the gate. If you are interested, please send the money to school in an envelope with their name and how many STUDENT tickets are needed.
Sept. 6 & 7 Columbiana's Annual Street Fair set up may cause some bus delays. Please plan accordingly.
Reminder: There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow 8/30/18 (Staff Inservice) and NO SCHOOL Fri. 8/31/18 or Mon. 9/3/18 (Labor Day Break). Classes resume Tues. 9/4/18.
Parents dropping off and picking up students- please remember to not park in the side lot as buses need access in and out of the alley way, additionally, there is no parking in the fire lane out front. Thank you for understanding and creating a safe environment for our kids.
Welcome Preschool and Kindergarten Students!