Check if Epi Pen or Inhaler is Expired

Parents, if your child is carrying an EpiPen® or inhaler during school hours please check the expiration date & replace it if needed. Also, make sure their name is on the device so it can be returned if they lose it. Spring will be here soon & with it the bees & pollen. Make sure your child has access to his / her medication in the event they need it. Thank you.

Open Enrollment Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

Open Enrollment registration for new students will be conducted in the Superintendent’s Office during March 2018.  This open enrollment period is only for students not already attending LaBrae on open enrollment.

Hours for open enrollment are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Applications will be available from March 1st to the 29th.
  • Applications can be printed from the website (see below).
  • Applications may be picked up in the Superintendent's Office.
  • Completed applications are to be returned to the Superintendent's Office in person and include all requested documents listed below.
  • No applications will be accepted via the U.S. Postal Service or by fax.
  • No applications will be accepted if missing required documents.

No applications will be accepted after March 29, 2018.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018.

Submit copies of the following documents with your application:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Immunization Records
  4. Current Proof of Residency (see below)
    1. If accepted for open enrollment, another current proof of residency will need to be submitted at the time of registration.
  5. School Records (transcripts, interim/report card, test scores)
  6. Custody or Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
  7. IEP/ETR (if applicable)

You will be notified by mail of acceptance or denial by June 30, 2018.

TCESC/LaBrae Preschool Registration for 2018-2019

Registration for the preschool classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year, will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Bascom Elementary Library from 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-2:30.  See the following PDF for more information:

2018-2019 LaBrae Local Schools Kindergarten Registration

2018-2019 LaBrae Local Schools Kindergarten Registration for children residing in the LaBrae School District who will be 5 years old by August 1, 2018.  Kindergarten Registration will take place at Bascom Elementary on Thursdays and Fridays in March and April from 9:30-11:00 AM and from 1:00-2:30 PM. If you need a specific time please contact the Bascom Office (330) 898-3041 to make an appointment between 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.

You will need to have the following information:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate, Social Security Card & Immunization Record
  • Custody papers (if applicable) with court date and time stamp and signed by Judge
  • Two (2) valid proof of residencies one (1) MUST be a utility bill. All proof of residency documents must have the parent/guardian’s name, address, and be currently dated.

Valid proof of residency are as follows: Monthly Mortgage Statement, Lease/Rental Agreement (whole document, all pages, must include signature of both parties), Purchase/Construction Contract, Current Pay Stub, Proof of Car Insurance, Government Assistance Program Paperwork, Official Voter Registration Card from Board of Elections, and/or Monthly Bank Statement.

Inclement Weather and School Delays/Cancellations

As the winter weather approaches, conditions always create the potential that school will be delayed, or cancelled, due to inclement weather.  LaBrae wants parents to know that LaBrae does have a 2-hour delay schedule that can be implemented when the weather conditions make a delayed start the most viable option for that day's schedule.  If a 2 hour delay is called, LaBrae pre-school classes will be cancelled for that day, and LaBrae will not serve breakfast the morning of the delay. 

Parents are encouraged to have a child care plan in place for days when a 2-hour delay is utilized, or when school is cancelled.  Also, parents should ensure that the office has accurate phone numbers on file so that school delay/cancellation phone calls are delivered properly.  In addition to the phone call via LaBrae's call system, SchoolMessenger, LaBrae will ensure that delay and cancellation notices are also sent through the District social media outlets, Twitter and Viking Nation, and notices will be sent to local radio and television stations for broadcast.

2017 Ohio Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2017 school report cards, reflecting academic performance for the 2016-2017 school year.  When you access LaBrae's district report card, or the report card of one of our buildings, you will notice that we receive grades in categories labeled Student Achievement, Student Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy, and College/Career Readiness, which is identified with the label "Prepared for Success".  

Over the course of the last four years, Ohio schools have undergone many changes to the standards and expectations associated with the State report cards.  For example, the 2015-2016 school year was the third consecutive year of a different test being administered by Ohio schools, thus 2016-2017 was the second year where the same testing vendor and format were the same as the previous year.  Not only have there been changes to testing, there have been changes to the learning standards and accountability measures, such as an increase in the percentage of students who must be proficient for a district, or school building, to have met an indicator in the tested subject.  The old standard required a district to get 75% of its students to score proficient or better to meet the achievment indicator.  The new standard, implemented in 2015-2016, requires an 80% proficiency standard in order to meet the achievement goal on any testing area.

Overall grades will not be placed on the report cards until 2018 as Ohio is giving districts time to adjust to the multitude of changes before assigning such grades.  LaBrae's 2017 report card has many successes, and our performance in many areas continues to rank high in comparison to other Trumbull County schools.  While LaBrae is proud of the many positives on the report card, it also acknowledges those categories on the report card that represent opportunities for improvement.  Our challenge remains maintaining areas of academic excellence while diligently addressing those improvement opportunities.  Furthermore, while LaBrae is proud of its success on Ohio's report card, the report card is not our only measure of success.  There are numerous examples of excellence and commitment to students throughout our District that when coupled with our achievement, serve as evidence of the good being done for our students and families.  All of our successes are a testament to the hard work of our students and staff, and are achieved with the help of a strong and supportive community. Despite this era of transition, this is a report card of which the LaBrae community can be proud.  Should you have questions regarding LaBrae's report card(s), please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 330.898.1393.

Additionally, LaBrae Local Schools has also provided a PDF attachment below comparing all 20 public schools in Trumbull County.  Despite the State's lack of a letter grade assignment, the District simply calculated all grades assigned for the graded report card components, averaged the letter grades on the grade scale provided, and arrived at an overall G.P.A. and letter grade for Trumbull County Schools.  Please note, that this methodology is not scientific and does not take into account the variables that impact achievement in each Trumbull County district/community, and is merely provided to our community for the sake of comparison. 

(Note: The report card links below will direct you to the Ohio Department of Education's website and provide interactivity, allowing the viewer access to greater detail in each component accessible through embedded hyperlinks.)

LaBrae Local Schools' 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae High School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Middle School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Intermediate School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

Bascom Elementary School's 2017 Ohio Report  Card  

{Bascom's Report Card will only provide K-2 literacy data on the percentage of students who are on track in reading.  Bascom Elementary does not administer Ohio assessments in grades K-2, therefore, the building does not receive a grade in many report card components.}

New Interactive School Breakfast & Lunch Menus

The LaBrae Cafeteria Services is unveiling a new interactive breakfast and lunch menu.  The menu is provided through a company called Nutrislice.  The main menu link on the website has been updated to redirect you to the interactive menu.  An additional hyperlink to the menus has been included below.  This new feature is very beneficial for parents and patrons of our cafeteria as the menu is always live.  Additionally, users will enjoy the nutritional information that is available on the menu.  Nutritional information is available when you hover your cursor over the menu item.  Lastly, Nutrislice makes the menus available through an app which can be download for free from the App Store or from Google Play.

LaBrae Breakfast and Lunch Menus

H.S./M.S. Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Instructions Focus on Student Safety

In an effort to improve safety during the times when M.S./H.S. students are dropped off at school in the morning, we are requiring that parents use the driving lane directly along the M.S./H.S. entrance, or the designated drop-off locations on the west side of the LaBrae Complex.  Students are not to be dropped off in the main drive of the Complex.  Doing so creates an unsafe environment where students then have to cross traffic in the main drive and/or the visitor parking lot in front of the Complex. 

In order to prevent students from crossing through traffic, we ask that parents do not park along the main drive for student pick up.  Parents picking up their M.S./H.S. child are to use the driving lane adjacent to the school, or the parking lot in front of the Board of Education, which is directly behind the bus loading zone. Vehicles are prohibited from being in the bus loading zone during student drop-off/pick-up times.

It is important to eliminate any practices where students have to cross traffic as they enter or exit the building. Therefore, we kindly request that our parents join us in helping to make the morning/afternoon traffic environment at LaBrae a safe place for students.  Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated!

Please refer to the map below for the designated areas referred to above.

Map of acceptable and unacceptable drop-off and pick-up locations for MS and HS students.

7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements

Parents, please be aware there are new immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grades.  Please see the details in the PDF below.  Immunization records for ALL new students and students entering 7th and 12th grades are due by September 30, 2017.  If you have questions, please email sharron [dot] harperatlabrae [dot] school (Mrs. Harper.)  Make your appointments early to avoid the rush at the start of school.  Thank you.

See also Kindergarten required immunizations.


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