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Necessary Immunizations for Students Entering K, 7 & 12 Grades

posted Jul 9, 2019, 8:08 AM by Allison Morris

Please read this VERY IMPORTANT Information for PARENTS of K, 7TH AND 12TH GRADE STUDENTS! Prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades, by Ohio law, all students are required to show proof of the following immunizations BEFORE starting school:
Kindergarten - DTP - 4 or more doses of DTaP or DT or any combination. The 4th DTaP must be given after the 4th birthday.
                           - Polio - 3 or more doses of IPV. The final dose must be given after the 4th birthday. If a combination of OPV/IPV 4 doses are required.
                           - MMR - 2 doses
                           - Hepatitis B – 3 doses
                           - Varicella (chickenpox) – 2 doses
Grade 7  - Tdap vaccine  - 1 dose
              -  Meningococcal (MCV4 )-1 dose
Grade 12 - 2 doses of Meningococcal (MCV4) are required prior to entry into 12th grade. If the first dose was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is NOT required.
Your child MUST receive these vaccinations prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade.
We encourage you to contact your primary physician early or attend any of the clinics at your local health department to avoid exclusion from school.  After your child has received the immunizations, please send an updated copy of your child’s immunization record to school.

The Tucarawas County Health Department will host Back to School Vaccine Clinics on Tuesday, September 3rd, and

Wednesday, September 4th from 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm.  The clinics are for students entering 7th grade and 12th grade. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Tuscarawas County Health Department

897 East Iron Avenue 

Dover, Ohio 44622

(330) 343-5555 ext. 174


Come Meet Deputy Shane Beohm and K9 Otis and get a Free Lunch!

posted Jun 19, 2019, 3:03 PM by Allison Morris   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 3:09 PM ]

This Friday, June 21st, as part of the Free Lunch program, Deputy Shane Beohm and his K9 Otis from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department will be at the Sandy Valley Branch of the Stark Library at 10:30 a.m. and then will be at Sandy Valley Estates at 11:15 a.m. The deputy will be discussing he importance of following rules and obedience. Come out and meet Deputy Beohm and Otis! Free lunches for all children up to age 18 will be provided!

Summer Reading Kick-off

posted Jun 3, 2019, 10:29 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Jun 4, 2019, 10:27 AM ]

Stark Library Sandy Valley Branch, in partnership with Sandy Valley Local Schools, is hosting a Summer Reading Kick-off Event on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the SV Wellness Center. There will be summer reading sign-ups, crafts and activities and a StarLab which is a mobile planetarium!

For more information, click here.

Join us as we kick-off summer at the Summer Reading Kick-off June 5th!

SV Offers FREE Summer Lunches for All Children Up to Age 18

posted Jun 2, 2019, 12:47 PM by Allison Morris   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 8:26 AM ]

Updated: Sandy Valley Local Schools is pleased to be able to offer FREE lunches for all children up to age 18 weekdays throughout the summer. The initiative is part of a grant entitled "Seamless Summer" which provides children free lunches. Sandy Valley will offer the lunches at three locations. Lunches are available weekdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Lunches will not be served on July 4th and July 5th.

The locations for the FREE lunches are: St. James Church Pavilion, Stark Library Sandy Valley Branch and Sandy Valley Estates.

There is no paperwork to fill out and children do not have to be in the SV district to participate. However, the lunches are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The FREE lunches available DAILY at each location are: 50 at the library, 50 at Saint James church, 100 at Sandy Valley Estates and 100 at SVHS. Lunches typically will include a sandwich, fruit, vegetable and chips. The FREE lunch menu for June is below.

A special thanks to Tina Kindelberger, Emilee Humphrey and Doug Neading for their efforts in helping provide FREE lunches to children in our Sandy Valley community. 

Please come and enjoy FREE summer lunches with SV! Please click below for the July and August menus.

Basketball Camp for Students in Grades 2-5

posted May 28, 2019, 7:43 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated May 29, 2019, 4:44 AM ]

SV Basketball Camp is June 5-7 for boys and girls currently in grades 2-5. The camp will consist of skill development, playing games, and skills competitions each day. Camp sessions will be held in the elementary school gym. The cost is $25 and will include a camp t-shirt and a basketball!

Camp information:
Current 2nd and 3rd grade students will meet from 9 – 10:15 AM.

Current 4th and 5th grade students will meet from 10:30 – 11:45 AM. Click here or below for the permission/sign up form.

Sandy Valley Elementary May 2019 Students of the Month

posted May 28, 2019, 4:52 AM by Allison Morris

Congratulations to the Sandy Valley Elementary May Students of the Month! These students each demonstrate what it means to be a Sandy Valley Cardinal!

SVE Kindergarten, first and second grade Students of the Month
front row (L-R): KINDERGARTEN -Liam Lewis, Stella Simmons, Kason Myers, Averie Michel
middle row (L-R): FIRST GRADE -Ariana Ferris, Nevaeh Rue, Dylan Cox, Giana Livengood
back row (L-R): SECOND GRADE -Reagan Micco, Blaire Lewis, Kendyl Cleaver, Sam Schnegg

SVE third, fourth and fifth grade Students of the Month
front row (L-R): THIRD GRADE - Samantha Weaver, Hunter Abel, Madison McClain, Payton Essex
middle row (L-R): FOURTH GRADE - Audrey Offenberger, Zach Balash, Hunter Sing, Phoenix Gallentine, Jaxson Warwick
back row (L-R): FIFTH GRADE - Ashlynn Glaser, Logan Mayle, Adriana Greenwood, Bella Wright

SV Middle and High School Final Exam Schedule

posted May 28, 2019, 4:35 AM by Allison Morris

It's final exam time at SV! Exams begin on May 28 and run through May 30. Below is the schedule for the 6-11 grade exams.

Underclassmen Exam Schedule Grades 6-11


Staff: Three main rules apply for the exam format.

#1. Students are only permitted to come to school once and leave school once.

#2. Students need to take their final exams during their designated exam times (No Exceptions)

#3. Exam exemptions will only be given to those students who had A’s all year long.


Tuesday, May 28th

7:32-8:55- Period 1 Exam

9:00- 10:25- Period 2 Exam (M.S.-6th and 7th Graders may leave after this exam)

10:30-11:55- Period 6 Exam

11:55-12:40- High/Middle School Lunch for students who stay

12:45-2:25- OPEN EXAM/ MAKE UP EXAM PERIOD (Teachers cover this time)


Wednesday, May 29th

7:32-8:55- Period 3 Exam

9:00- 10:25- Period 8 Exam (M.S.-8th graders may leave after this exam)

10:30-11:55- Period 7 Exam

11:55-12:40- High/Middle School Lunch for students who stay

12:45-2:25- OPEN EXAM/ MAKE UP EXAM PERIOD (Teacher covers this time)


Thursday, May 30th

7:32-8:55- Period 4 Exam

9:00- 10:25- Period 5   Exam


11:55-12:40- High/Middle School Lunch for students who stay

12:45-2:25- OPEN EXAM/MAKE UP EXAM PERIOD (Teacher covers this time)

Congratulations to the SV Class of 2019

posted May 21, 2019, 12:13 PM by Allison Morris

Sandy Valley's Class of 2019 graduated Sunday, May 19th. Seniors wore their caps and gowns with pride, and did the traditional hat toss immediately following the ceremony. Co-valedictorians Jacob and Joshua Newell presented speeches based on their time at SV and focused on the words of the SV Alma Mater.

For candid photos from the event, click here for access to JM Sports photos.

Also, click here for SV's Flicker account which also has many photos from graduation and many other SV events taken by Mrs. Lampe.

Congrats to the Class of 2019!

Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner

posted May 20, 2019, 4:28 AM by Allison Morris

The fifth annual Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner was held on Wednesday, May 8, at Tozzi’s On 12th, with over 100 people attending.  After the social hour and dinner, the two retirees, Michelle Allison-Palmer and Laura Brown, were honored with a short program. Elementary Principal, Dr. Victor Johnson, introduced kindergarten teacher Laura Brown, and High School Principal, Mr. Matthew Whitted, introduced business teacher Michelle Allison Palmer.  The Sandy Valley Education Association President, Jen Veigel, and Sandy Valley School Board members, Ike Winters and Lynne Herstine, gave the retirees personalized gifts that recognized their many years of service. Finally, Sandy Valley retiree, Paula Tolin, read humorous and poignant poems she wrote for each retiree.

Laura Brown started her teaching career in Special Education for 17 years before becoming a Kindergarten teacher for the past 19 years.  She lives in Dover and has two daughters, Jillian and Chelsea. Chelsea and her husband, Evan, live in Westerville with their four-week old son, Corey, Laura’s first grandchild!  She plans to babysit Corey when she retires, and wants to travel, volunteer and RELAX!

Michelle Allison-Palmer has been Sandy Valley High School’s Business teacher and College Credit Plus instructor through Stark State for the past 26 years.  She has coached HS softball and MS volleyball and is the “Voice of the Lady Cardinals.” Michelle is also the Business Professionals and Senior Class advisor.  She served as SVEA’s vice president, treasurer, and building rep. She resides in Bolivar with her husband, Paul. She has a niece, nephews and great niece, and two stepchildren (spouses) and two grandchildren. Michelle plans to travel, spend more time with family, read, and garden when she retires.

The dinner was made possible by several sponsors throughout the years, including Tom Maurer of Maurer Financial Services, Sandy Valley Alumni Association, Sandy Valley Education Association, Mike & Susan Lancaster of New Market Financial Advisors, Deb Simonetti, Mike & Phyllis Crone, and Sandy Valley OAPSE/Local 450.

Sandy Valley Elementary Art SHOW!

posted May 16, 2019, 4:31 AM by Allison Morris

The Sandy Valley Elementary Art Show is Thursday, May 16th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SVE. The show includes many student works throughout the school year. Come and see the artwork created by our SVE students!

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