New Lebanon Schools Initial Reopening Plan 7.2.20

posted Jul 2, 2020, 11:55 AM by Greg Williams

    We have been closely monitoring current health conditions in our area and the guidance provided by governmental and health authorities.  As you know, we continue to learn more about COVID 19 and experience changes in guidance nearly every week.

    To help our families prepare for the 20/21 school year, we have developed an initial plan for return to school in August.  Please be aware that we fully expect this initial plan to change as health conditions and guidance change during July and early August.

    Masking has been a subject of much debate locally and nationally.  Our initial plan addresses masking in accordance with current state guidance.  Once the guidance document announced by the governor today becomes available, we will carefully review the details in addition to working with the Montgomery County Board of Health to solidify masking rules. 

    Wearing a mask helps to reduce the risk of those who may be infected (and may have no symptoms) from infecting others, especially when social distancing is compromised.  New Lebanon Schools have a number of students, staff, and family members who will be at high risk if infected with COVID 19.   Given the recent rise in national COVID 19 cases, the spike in Montgomery County cases, the recently enacted masking ordinance in Dayton, and the risk to so many people, student/staff masking expectations are very likely to change.

    We encourage parents to help their children become accustomed to masks as appropriate during the weeks leading up to the beginning of the school year.

    We hope that this initial plan will help parents prepare for the coming school year and make decisions about the options available for students.

New Lebanon Board of Education Work Session July 7th

posted Jul 1, 2020, 7:25 AM by Greg Williams   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 8:16 AM ]

The New Lebanon Board of Education will meet for a work session on July 7th instead of July 13th.  The reschedule posting is available by selecting the link below.
A draft of the meeting agenda is also available by selecting the work session link.

New Lebanon Community Blood Drive: July 6

posted Jun 22, 2020, 7:34 AM by Greg Williams

New Lebanon Local Schools is holding a community blood drive on July 6th from 1 pm to 7 pm at Dixie Elementary School. 

Since March, The Community Blood Center has lost 8000 units of blood due to COVID 19 closings.

Please join us and help us fill the hospitals' blood supply.

 Please schedule an appointment to donate blood at:

New Lebanon Community    Blood Drive
Monday, 07/06/2020 (01:00 pm - 07:00 pm)
1150 W Main St
Dixie Elementary - Cafeteria
New Lebanon, OH 45345

June 22 Board of Education Meeting

posted Jun 19, 2020, 4:52 PM by Greg Williams

The New Lebanon Board of Education will meet on Monday, June 22 at 6 pm at Dixie High School.

The board will be seeking public input on a textbook adoption.

The board meeting will follow social distancing guidelines.

A draft of the agenda is available by selecting the link below.

June Parent Update

posted Jun 16, 2020, 9:34 AM by Greg Williams

We are busy planning for the start of the 20/21 school year.  Although state health guidelines are still undefined, we are hopeful that we will be able to return to a full daily and weekly schedule for all students.  We will have enhanced cleaning and health protocols in place to minimize the spread of infection.

 We are also making improvements to our online learning processes.  The feedback we received from the parent survey was very helpful.  It appears that we may need to have online opportunities available under some circumstances for students next year and we will strive to support students and parents with the best instruction possible.

 We will provide more information as guidelines and plans for next year become more defined.

 Register to Vote

New Lebanon Local School District maximizes the use of State and Federal funding to keep local levy funding low.  New Lebanon Schools have not asked voters for additional funding since 2006—the longest term for any Montgomery County District. 

New Lebanon Schools will be on the ballot this year for a renewal—no new taxes.  The renewal continues the existing funding for schools.  We encourage all of our parents to register to vote so that everyone has a voice in continuing existing funding for New Lebanon kids. 

Voter registration forms can be found at the Montgomery County Board of Elections website.

Summer Food Programs

In addition to the New Lebanon Schools summer food program that runs through the end of June, two additional food programs will continue to operate through the summer.  The Y on the Fly Food program will provide food for families every Tuesday from 10 am to 11:30 am through August 10th—the Y on the Fly truck will be in the Dixie Elementary School parking lot on Tuesday mornings.  The New Lebanon Branch of the Dayton Metro Library will be a pickup site for meals for students 2 to 18 on Mondays starting June 22—please contact the library for additional information.

The New Lebanon Schools food program will provide meals on June 22nd and June 29th before closing for the summer.  Please be sure to make your New Lebanon food service request for meals on Thursday or Friday of the preceding week.

Summer Sports

Summer strength and conditioning workout sessions have begun for high school and middle school athletes.  Our athletic director, trainer, and coaches have implemented health practices to minimize the transmission of infections while allowing students to prepare for sports and enhance their overall fitness.  Dixie athletics offers opportunities for students to build collaboration, leadership, and physical skills in a supportive environment for many skill levels.  Please contact Mr. Rhodus if you would like more information about high school and middle school athletics.

Summer Hours

Dixie School offices will close for the month of July.  Offices will open for the 20/21 school year on August 3rd.  If you have questions or requests during the month of July, please contact the district office at 937 687 1301.

Upcoming Dates

June/July                                          Athletic Strength, Conditioning, Skills

June 22                                             Board of Education meeting 6 pm

June 30                                             Dixie School offices close for July

July 6                                                 Community Blood drive at DES

July 20                                               Board of Education meeting 6 pm

August 3                                           Dixie School office reopen

August 3                                           Fall Sports Begin

August 17                                         Welcome Back Night

August 19                                         School Begins

Parent Update 6/10/20

posted Jun 10, 2020, 10:38 AM by Greg Williams

The most recent parent update is available by selecting the link below.  This update includes information about the Y on the Fly food program and EZ Pay transition.

New Lebanon Board of Education Work Session, June 8, 2020

posted Jun 5, 2020, 6:45 AM by Greg Williams

The New Lebanon Board of Education will meet for a work session on June 8, 2020 at 6 pm for a work session at Dixie High School.  The board will be adhering to current health guidelines during the meeting.  A draft of the agenda is available by selecting the link below.

Dayton Metro Library Summer Challenge

posted Jun 2, 2020, 6:35 AM by Greg Williams

Be sure to check out Dayton Metro Library Summer Challenge  They are a fun way to keep learning over the summer.  Select the links below or visit the website for details on the programs.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer

posted Jun 2, 2020, 6:19 AM by Greg Williams

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program that serves students who receive free or reduced-rate meals at school.  Please select the link below for more information.


posted Jun 2, 2020, 6:13 AM by Greg Williams

Recent FAFSA Guidance has been published for those with changing circumstances due to COVID 19.  More information can be found by selecting the link below.

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