LaBrae FREE Mobile Food Distribution

LaBrae School District is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food for those in need in our community.

3rd Wednesday
September 18th ~ October 16th
4 p.m.— 6 p.m.

Food will be distributed in the parking lot between Bascom Elementary School and LaBrae Intermediate School

No ID or proof of income is required. All food distributed is FREE!

Cafeteria Accounts/Fee Payments

PaySchools Central for Online Payments

Pay Schools Central

LaBrae Local Schools is excited to announce that we now offer a new online payment system called PaySchools Central. PaySchools Central provides all parents in our district with an easy way to pay for student fees and lunch accounts in one place. This can all be done in the convenience of your own home through an easy-to-use online portal: payschoolscentral.com.

The PaySchools Central parent portal is easily accessible and will always be available on the home page of our website. Also, you can access PaySchools Central by clicking on the graphic above.  You can also access PaySchools Central with the convenience of a mobile app, called PaySchools Mobile, which is available in your respective app store.  However, PaySchools strongly recommends that parents register using an Internet browser on a p.c. or phone rather than using the app, as the app is not mobile friendly for registration.

Creating a PaySchools Central account is easy, quick and free! Simply add your child to the system using their student ID number and some other basic information. Next, the system will take you through a step-by-step registration process. Once your account is created, you will find a variety of features that will make the management of your student’s fees easier.  Please refer to the supporting documentation below for assistance.

Fees paid online will incur an Internet convenience fee. The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is $1.75.  When using a debit or credit card the transaction fee is 3.9% of the transaction amount.

Lunch transactions will incur the following fees: The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is $1.75.  For transactions less than $50, the fee for using a debit or credit card is $1.65.  For transactions of $50 or more, the fee is 3.9% of the transaction amount.

We are pleased to offer our parents a streamlined online payment system that will provide you with a faster, easier, and more convenient option for paying school fees for your entire family. For further questions regarding PaySchools Central, contact the treasurer's office at 330.898.2408.  

Also, please access the following tutorial video for your assistance: PaySchools Central Tutorial Video.

 

QuikApps Program for Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Pay Schools QuikApps

LaBrae Local Schools also makes QuikApps, an online free and reduced meal application system, for the families in our district.  QuikApps is now integrated with PaysSchools Central.  If you don't have a PaySchools Central account, you will need to register for an account.  QuikApps offers families a private and secure method of submitting free or reduced lunch applications. QuikApps makes it easy for parents to apply for free or reduced meal status for their children using a simple, secure, step-by-step online form. Applications can be signed electronically, and eligibility for meal benefits is efficiently reviewed and meal status is typically determined within 24 hours of application submission.  Moreover, parents are encouraged to permit email notifications in their account settings so that application determinations are automatically sent upon review and approval or denial. You can access QuikApps by clicking on the graphic above, or this link QuikApps. Please see the QuikApps guide below for step-by-step instructions on creating an account within your PaySchools Central account.  Additionally, a tutorial video is available to assist you with QuikApps.  The video is available using the following link: QuikApps Tutorial Video.  If you have further questions regarding the QuikApps program, please contact autumn [dot] vayatlabrae [dot] school (Autumn Vay), LaBrae's Food Service Director, at 330.898.5863.

There is still one spot still available in TCESC Bascom Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year

There is still one spot still available in TCESC Bascom Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year!

Documents Needed Are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Income (W-2, 1040, 1040EZ, etc.)
  • Two (2) valid proofs of residency:  one (1) MUST be a utility bill. All proof of residency documents must have the parent/guardian’s name, address, and be currently dated.
  • Custody Papers, if applicable. Court docs have to be official court docs with the court date and time stamp that are signed by the judge 

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.

** Nothing handwritten will be accepted (example: receipts, notes, etc.) Post Office Boxes are also not acceptable. We do not accept driver’s license, tax forms, or junk mail for proof of residency.

Transportation is not provided for the preschool program.

Call the preschool for more information at 330-898-9201.

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

In an effort to improve safety and limit the number of building entry points during the morning M.S./H.S. drop off, LaBrae is making adjustments to our morning drop off locations. Students are not permitted to enter the M.S./H.S. at the doors located on the west side of the Complex as permitted in prior years.  The three points of entry for all students will be the main high school entrance, the middle school entrance adjacent to the bus loading zone, and the main Event Entrance. When dropping off your middle school or high school student(s), we are requiring that parents use the driving lane directly along the M.S./H.S. entrance, if you enter the school campus from N. Leavitt, or the newly designated drop-off location in front of the Board of Education Office, if you are entering the school campus from Eagle Creek Dr.  Also, all student drivers must use the M.S. entrance or the Event Entrance.  

The drop off zones will be marked with cones, and we encourage multiple vehicles drop off students at one time in the designated zones.  This should help expedite the drop off process and move the traffic through more efficiently.  Additionally, students are not to be dropped off in the main drive of the Complex or in the visitor/staff parking lot in front of the high school.  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 Office, 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, as practical as possible, 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.

LaBrae Community Newsletter 2019

7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements

Parents, please be aware there are 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 27, 2019.  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.

End of the year report cards for High School and Middle School Students

If you would like your child’s end-of-the-year report card mailed home, provided all fees are paid, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope to the appropriate main office.  Please include your child’s name in the bottom left hand corner on the front of the envelope.  Otherwise, report cards can be picked up and fees can be paid from June 7th - 14th from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and then again from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Beginning June 17th, picking up report cards, paying of fees, and getting work permits can be done in the Treasurer’s Office.  Have a great summer break!

Open Enrollment is closed for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Inclement Weather and School Delays/Cancellations

Now that winter weather is upon us, the 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.

Viking Pantry

In November, LaBrae Local Schools opened the Viking Pantry.  The District is pleased to be able to offer this service to our students.  LaBrae is grateful to the partnership with the Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley, which enabled the District the opportunity to establish a pantry to serve students. There are two pantries located in the District, one at Bascom Elementary and one at the Complex. 

LaBrae is appreciative of everyone who has donated to the Viking Pantry, or worked to make this vision become a reality. Donations to the Viking Pantry are being accepted. Donations can be dropped off at Bascom or the Main Complex (high school entrance) anytime during the school day. Please contact Amy Frederick for more information or to make a monetary donation: amy [dot] frederickatlabrae [dot] school or 330-898-0800.  If you are aware of a student in need, please use the referral form below.

Viking Pantry Referral Form

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