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Payne Elementary


Mr. Jones, Principal

PAYNE ELEMENTARY – Paul Jones, Principal

Off and Running 

Open House was conducted this year and was a success.  Seeing our students smiling and glad to be back to school was heartwarming.  The pandemic is still present, but as of now, Wayne Trace Local Schools is operating normally with masks optional for staff and students.  Let’s hope this school year remains as normal as possible! 

New Student Registration

We continue to accept student applications for students Preschool through Sixth Grade.  Please go through the website at waynetrace.org and go to student registration to enroll your child.

Free Lunch and Breakfast

The Department received approval to offer free breakfast and free lunch to all students attending schools on the national school lunch program through the entire 2021-2022 school year. This opportunity continues the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Education’s dedication to meeting the needs of the whole child during the COVID-19 pandemic. The expanded program will provide nutritious meals to all students with fewer barriers, serving children learning in person and remotely. 

 Title 1 Reading Program

The Title 1 Reading program is a school-wide, federally funded program to provide additional assistance in reaching reading proficiency.  The following criteria is used to select students to participate in the Title 1 program: 

 1.  Reading Diagnostic score of “not on track “for grade level

2.  Standardized reading score of limited or basic in any given reading area

3.  DIBELS reading assessment indicating “at risk” in any given reading area

4.  Star Reading test indicating below grade level reading placement

5.  Teacher criteria checklist indicating classroom performance below expected level

6.  Kindergarten fall testing indicating “at risk” students

Students must qualify in at least two criteria areas to receive additional reading instruction by the Title 1 teacher.  Students receive an additional 20-30 minutes of reading instruction three or five days a week from highly-qualified teachers.  Please check out our School-Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Policy in the Title I folder under Quick Links on our school’s website.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. April Krouse, the Title 1 teacher, or Mr. Jones.  

**If your child is absent, please call the school office by 9AM to report the absence.
**Please remember to send a water bottle with your child each day.
**If you have not completed OneView online, please do so we have updated information.  

Calendar events:

September 6 – Labor Day – No School

September 13 – Fall Photos

September 13 - 21st Century Afterschool Program Kickoff

September 14 -  Alternate Photos

September 20 – 21st Century Afterschool program begins

September 24 – 2 Hour Delay for Students

ProgressBook Parent/Student Mobile App

The ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available. The instructional sheet provides instructions about downloading and logging into the app.


Nut fundraiser
Payne Elementary's Terri Lynn Nut and Candy Fundraiser is online for the time being. To access this fundraiser please use the link https:\\raiders.terrilynn.com  This will be an ongoing fundraiser and can be used any time including this summer.  You will be able to order any time with a debit or credit card and it will be delivered to your door for a $5 shipping fee no matter how large the order. Please inform any past customers of this website. We hope to have a continuing successful fundraiser without personal contact.  Thanks so much for supporting Payne Elementary students.  Please call 419-263-2512 with any questions.    
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