The Bellevue athletic department provides over 12 sports for our student athletes to take part in. We have state of the art facilities including the BAF and the Gene Gore Field House. We are known for our strong and proud sporting traditions.
High School Athletic Director
Middle School Athletic Director
The Bellevue City Schools Maintenance Department consists of four employees. They are responsible for supporting many aspects of the District. Some of these responsibilities include maintaining heating systems, electrical systems, plumbing work and remodeling classrooms. They have been responsible for moving classrooms and entire schools as we position ourselves for the building of two new schools. Other activities include the mowing of 68 acres of grass, lining football fields, as well as baseball and softball fields. They maintain the track and insure the equipment is in good repair for field events. During the winter months they are responsible for removing snow and salting these areas to insure the safety of faculty and students; this involves early morning and late hours to insure our schools are ready at all times.
The custodial staff in each building is responsible for the general upkeep of each building. The staff works in coordination with teachers, students, and administration to provide a safe atmosphere for teaching and learning. The schools are used for multiple activities and require the coordination of our staff to insure that our facilities are maintained during these times and ready for the next day of classes. These activities include sporting events, concerts, plays, dance recitals and a multitude of community activities.
We are pleased to service the Bellevue Community and hope that you find your buildings are being maintained as you would like.
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment are at the core of a good education. Curriculum refers to the subjects comprising a course of study in a school. This is carefully curated to offer the best possible. Instruction deals with the methods and sequence of delivery to the students to reap the best results and retention. Assessments are the tools we use to determine the efficacy of the instruction and make adjustments for each student.
Bellevue City Schools
125 North Street
Bellevue, OH 44811
Food Service Director
My name is Jackie Hess, and I am the Director of Food Services. I have a Certified Dietary Manager certificate, and am an active member of the School Nutrition Association. I have lived in Bellevue since 1993, and I can honestly say this is my home. I have chosen this town to raise my family in. My husband Greg and I have four children in the district.
The Food Service Department serves an average of 1,700 meals daily. The meals served are prepared by a caring and knowledgeable staff that follows state guidelines to ensure that your child receives a safe and nutritious meal. The Bellevue City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program. This program sets guidelines from the USDA for the school lunch and breakfast meal pattern. Each meal has the required amount of nutrition mandated by this program.
Some of our best kept secrets are
1. We don’t deep fry anything!
2. We use whole grain bread and buns.
3. Some of our breakfast bars have a hidden serving of fruit in them.
4. School pizza has reduced fat cheese, turkey pepperoni, and/or whole grain crust.
Our goal is to feed the body, so that the mind is ready to be fed in the classroom.
Jackie Hess CDM
Kindergarten through Grade 12 - Breakfast - $1.75
Kindergarten through Grade 5 - Lunch - $2.50
Bellevue Middle School Lunch - $2.75
Bellevue High School Lunch - $3.00
Students eligible for a free lunch will need to pay for milk when packing.
Issues such as acute illness, chronic health problems, pain, vision and/or hearing deficits can interfere with learning. We believe healthy children are better learners. We want all of our students to be at their optimum health so they have a chance to reach their learning potential.
Our Health Services department addresses a variety of issues including identification of acute illness; prevention of disease; treatment of chronic illness; medication administration at school; routine screening of vision, hearing, scoliosis; staff training related to health issues; and much more.
We are also available to assist families to find medical, financial, and community resources to help meet their medical needs.
Please e-mail Laura at Laura.Shaw@bellevueschools.org or call (419) 484-5094 with any questions or concerns.
Director of Technology
The Bellevue City Schools Department of Technology Coordination consists of three employees. Mike Wobser Technology Coordinator and support specialists Stephanie Missler and Nathan Griffith.
They are responsible for supporting virtually every aspect of the work of the staff, from classroom instructional technology to facilitation of the administrative staff's work with software and security. The department supports a growing Google Apps environment including Google Classroom, an online gradebook environment for staff, students, and parents called ProgressBook, as well as numberous instructional software sites. The Tech teams supports a variety of hardware: telephones, hvac servers, security cameras and entry systems, 24 servers, 681 personal computers and laptops, 2219 Chromebooks and Laptops, 130 iPads, 15 copiers, 4 3-D Printers, 125 projectors with interactive white board capability, document cameras, and a state of the art wired and wireless infrastructure to link it all together. We are working on a STEAM initiative in all buildings (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to help our students put their knowledge and skills together for the working world.
Working together with teachers, students, the school board, and administration, Bellevue is working to remain at the forefront of providing learning experiences by interacting with up-to-date equipment, tools, and software. Unlike districts who have adopted a 1 to 1 strategy which exposes students to one type of device, a PC, an iPad, or a Chromebook, Bellevue is unique in trying to make sure that our students are exposed to as many types of technology and software as possible. Technology is rapidly changing, and we hope that learning several different technologies will encourage our students to understand how to quickly learn yet another new system. We believe this serves our students' futures well, and will prepare them for jobs which don't even exist yet.
We are pleased to serve the Bellevue community and hope that our efforts are helping our students to be prepared for further education and employment when they graduate.
If you have any comments, please contact Mike at Michael.Wobser@bellevueschools.org
The Bellevue City Schools Transportation Department is continuing to strive for excellence. Our major goals are safety, fiscal responsibility and customer service.
Our fleet has 24 buses and 2 vans. Each day we transport approximately 1009 students on 15 daily routes. Each route includes four schools; both with morning and afternoon routes. Two routes service six out of town schools.
On any day our buses travel 1,285 miles. In addition there are also day and evening field trips and sporting events which our students are bussed to.
School buses are, by far, the safest vehicles on the road, with a safety record that government authorities confirm is better than any other form of transportation. School buses are designed and constructed with more safety features than any other vehicle, and the school transportation industry works continually to incorporate the latest technology, training and testing to keep school buses safe.
School bus drivers are one of the greatest assets of the school bus industry. The Bellevue City Schools Transportation Department is committed to ensuring that every driver receives the best screening, training and supervision to prepare and support them in their extensive responsibilities.
Our well-trained, tested and monitored drivers are another safety feature, as important as design and construction of school buses. Drivers look after our children’s safety during every step of the trip. Our commitment to student safety is the districts #1 priority.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the pick-up and drop off times be consistent?
During the first week of school, our pick up and drop off times might vary by as much as 30 minutes until we fine tune the bus routes and learn which students are riding. Loading the students at the end of the day, the first few days of school, takes a little time. Please be patient with us during this time. After the adjustment period, times should be consistent. Parents or babysitters receiving kindergarten students should be out at the stop 10 minutes before the scheduled drop off time.
I cannot see my child’s bus stop from the house. Are there state laws that set the standards for bus stop location?
No law requires a parent to see the bus stop from home. Students in Ohio may be assigned to a bus stop up to one-half mile from their home and we encourage parents to accompany their child to the bus stop whenever possible. This teaches the child safe habits of walking to and from the bus stop and may give the parent peace of mind. Bus stop locations are determined by each district’s board of education.
Can I allow my child to wait inside of my house until the bus is at the stop?
Ohio law requires children to be waiting at the bus stop prior to its arrival. Bus drivers count the students at the bus stop before they load and as they get on the bus to ensure all children are safely on board. If students are not waiting at the bus stop the bus driver cannot count them and cannot be certain the students are all safely on board. Waiting at the bus stop before the bus arrives further ensures that no one chases after the bus – this is a very dangerous thing to do. Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting.
Will my child be picked up and dropped off on the residence side of roadway?
Frequently, we are able to route our buses so that the students are dropped off on their residence side, however, there are occasions when the students must cross the street. When students have to cross, it is very important that they always pay attention to the driver and follow the crossing procedures the driver has taught them. Your child will be instructed on the proper signals they will receive from the driver to know when it is clear and safe to proceed. The driver will also provide instructions as to their place of safety and the importance of staying in their place of safety until the bus clears the stop. We need your help to assure the children follow these procedures
Are the buses equipped with seatbelts?
According to the federal motor vehicle safety standards, school buses are not required to have seatbelts. However, school buses are designed with fully padded compartmentalized seating areas to offer protection to the passengers in much the same way as an egg carton does for an egg. A school bus is 180 times safer than any other form of ground transportation. Teaching your child to sit properly (facing forward with their back against the back of the seat) is the safest way to reduce risk of injury in any motor vehicle. All drivers will enforce this rule.
What happens during delays and closings?
TWO (2) HOUR SCHOOL DELAY
Classes will begin two (2) hours later than usual. Immaculate Conception students will also be on the same delay. The Ehove bus will depart the high school two (2) hours later than originally scheduled. Dismissal for all schools will be at the normal dismissal times. Students that attend other schools that we service will also be on the same delay.
Delaying the opening of school provides additional time for school personnel, city personnel and county personnel to remove snow and ice from the roadways and sidewalks. In the event weather conditions do not improve as expected, the schools may close. When schools are closed all schools in the district are closed including Immaculate Conception. There will be no bus transportation provided for the out of town schools that we may service, that remain open. Please know that if Bellevue Schools are announced closed, that is a final decision and will not be changed.
Weather conditions can delay the buses from arriving on time to the appointed bus stops. Every effort is made to adhere to the normal transportation times but safety of the students is our main objective. Students are still required to be ready at the bus stop prior to the arrival of the bus. When a bus is late to individual schools, students are excused for the time and are not counted tardy to school.
Threatening weather such as snow, ice or fog, which may occur during the school year, can disrupt the regular school schedule. This can be most apparent during the winter months. Snow, ice or fog can create conditions which may require schools to be delayed or cancelled.
Our district staff understands that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served both academically and socially, by being in school. However, our top priority is the safety of our students.
The Superintendent and the Transportation Department make the decision to delay/close by 5:30 AM or earlier. School closing information is made available to families by School Messenger; the automated phone call system in place and on the following television and radio stations:
- WNWO – TV 24
- WTOL – TV 11
- WTVG – TV 13
- CHANNEL 3
- CHANNEL 8
- CHANNEL 5
- WFRO - FREMONT
- WCPZ – SANDUSKY
- WLKR - NORWALK
HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?
- Information on road conditions from transportation staff and other local officials. We must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. One street looks clear; travel elsewhere in the district may be dangerous. Our district buses are routed in four counties; Seneca, Sandusky, Erie and Huron covering 115 square miles.
- Consideration given to some high school students that may drive to school.
- Amount of snow and ice accumulation.
- Lack of electricity or heat in the buildings due to power outage.
- Temperature and wind chill. Some of our students walk to school, and some must wait outside for the bus.
- Decision of neighboring districts. Sharing information with other local districts and checking if they are opening and closing.
Although we do our absolute best in this process, we know that often no perfect decision exists. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to attend school, use your best judgment on weather he or she should attend.
We hope this explanation helps everyone understand the process our staff uses to make the best possible decision for everyone in the District.
If you have any comments, please contact Kathy at Kathy.Hillman@bellevueschools.org.