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New Leonard Halloween Parade Route

Leonard Elementary will have new parade route this year. Parking at Leonard is limited so we suggest that visitors park at North Community Center or along parade route. To see route please click on link below.

Click here for the new Leonard Halloween Parade Route for October 30th. 


Poetry Contest

$200 in prizes! Elsie Arts Council is hosting a Poetry Contest. Postmarked by November 10th. Info is in the middle school office. 


Picture Retakes for Middle School

Middle School picture retake is Tuesday, November 3rd. If you were absent or would like to retake your picture you can do so on the 3rd.  Forms are in the office. 


Weekly Middle School Menu

Monday, Oct. 12th: Hot dog 

Tuesday, Oct. 13th: Quesadilla

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Turkey gravy with biscuit

Thursday, Oct. 15th: Pizza

Friday, Oct. 16th: Popcorn Chicken

*  Choice 2 Daily: Chef Salad with roll

*  Choice 3 Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: Pizza

Thurs: Grape PB&J

*  Milk choices: Fat Free Chocolate or 1% white

*  Hot breakfast available every day $1.40

*  Lunch prices: $2.25



Middle School Weekly Events:

Monday, Oct. 12th: Volleyball game home vs. Shepherd 4:30pm 

Wednesday, Oct. 14th: Volleyball Game 4:30 at Merrill

Thursday, Oct. 15th: PSAT for 7th and 8th graders 


Fog Delay - 10-6-15

Due to visibility conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will have a 2 hour delay today, Tuesday October 6, 2015.


Washington D.C. Trip 2016

8th graders who are interested in going on the D.C. trip April 20th-April23rd  need to register this month! Call NationsClassroom at 877-270-1776 or go to their website and use trip id #34091603. Price per student is $399.99 and for adult is $444.00. Register this month with your $99.00 deposit and then it will be $60.00/month for 5 months (Nov. 5th, Dec. 5th, Jan. 5th, Feb. 5th and March 5th.). Once you register we will put your child's fundraising money on your account. Your monthly payment will then be less then the $60.00 (it will be balance due divided by the remaining months left to pay). You cannot use fundraising money for your child's $99.00 deposit. If you end up overpaying then NationsClassroom will reimburse you that amount overpaid. Please do not send money to the school for any payment towards the trip. All money needs to be directed to NationsClassroom. They take credit cards, debit cards and checks (and check by phone too). Please call NationsClassroom with any questions trip specific or the Middle School Office for any other trip related questions - 989-862-4238. 


Welcome to Leonard!!

Welcome to the new school year! There has been changes throughout the district and Leonard Elementary will now house Kindergarten, First Grade, Pre-K (Keez), OE Little World, Daycare, and Alternative Education. To help keep us organized there will be separate entrances. There will be signs to mark areas of entrances.

There will be as follows:

      Kindergarten and First: North Main Entrance

      Pre-K, OE Little World, Daycare - Southwest Entrance (KDG doors by pine trees)

      Alternative Education: Southeast Entrance (back of building by playground )


The only drop off for Kindergarten and First Grade will be the North Main Entrance.

  There is a new dismissal policy for Leonard Elementary Students as follows:                                              

Leonard Elementary School will be using a new dismissal system this school year for parents who pick up their children after school.  Parents picking up students will pull into the front school driveway where several school staff members will be guiding them through a flowing line.  Any child that is being picked up from school will exit through the main (office) doors with a teacher.  Parents will be provided a bright colored dismissal card that MUST be clearly displayed at pick up time.  Cards will be distributed at Open House and/or the first day of school.  Below you will find step by step directions to help this process run smoothly and safely:


  1. Pull into the front driveway of the school with your colored sign displayed on the windshield.  Please pull up as far as the school staff advise.


  1. Please be prepared for your child/ren to enter your car on the passenger side of your vehicle.  The pick up line will be a flowing line, so we ask that parents do not get out of their vehicles as this would disrupt the flow of traffic.


  1. Once your child is secure please move ahead and exit the parking lot.  



  • The front parking lot will be closed and blocked off from 2:00 pm until 3:05 pm.  Parents will not be able to park in this front lot as it will be a flowing line.

  • If a card is not displayed parents will be asked to park in the side parking lot (south end of the building) and walk into the school.

  • If there is a change in your child’s daily pick up routine please notify your child’s teacher in writing or call the office by noon on that day.


We are asking for your patience, especially at the beginning of the year, while staff and parents work through this new process.


Morning Drop Off Routine

School starts at 7:45 am.  Drop off will run similar to our dismissal routine.  The front lot will be used as a flowing line of traffic for parents dropping their children off from 7:30-7:45 am.  There will be an adult at the entrance making sure the children enter safely.  We ask that if you are entering the building in the morning please use the south parking lot and enter through our main doors (please do not use the daycare entrance).  All visitors must check in at the office.


There will be no breakfast served the first week of school.
10/2/2015 - Yankee Candle Sale
10/7/2015 - School Count Day - Important day for students to attend school. 
10/18/2015 - Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are due
10/22/2015 - Picture Day
If you plan to volunteer, visit, or chaperone any of the schools in the district please make sure to fill out a Background Check Form available at any of the offices. 



High School and Middle School Open House!

Students and Parents,

   Just a reminder, open house for all 6th-12 grade students is Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 5:30-7:00. 

High school students can pick up their schedules in the high school cafeteria. Your schedule may have been adjusted since they came out last week, please make sure you double check that schedule.

Middle school students please report to the lobby of the middle school to get your schedule and see what teacher you have 1st hour. 1st hour middle school teachers will have your schedules.

 If you have transportation, PowerSchool, or food service issues, we will have staff available to answer questions and help with set up in the information center. 

*New this year, we have pictures available at open house as well. You can still take pictures later this year at our regularly scheduled picture day. Please use the flier labeled for the building your child attends.

MS Picture File-Click Here

HS Picture File-Click Here

Open house is a great way to take care of your 1st day needs like getting an ID card, entering money into lunch accounts, signing up for weekly emails for grade updates, getting answers to any transportation issue, and getting to know your teachers! We look forward to seeing you there!

It's going to be a great year! Go Marauders!

Mr. Barton and Mr. Tokar


Middle and High School Schedules Now Available

Students and Parents,

   All middle and high school schedules for 6th-12th grade students are ready. Our counseling department of Mrs. Spcier, Mrs. Horak, and Mrs. Martin have worked extremely hard to provide you with the best schedule possible. We have limitations to our scheduling movement as many of our secondary classes are at maximum capacity. Please keep that in mind when considering a scheduling change.  A schedule change request may or may not be an option for many students. Also, we will not be addressing schedule change requests outside of the normal working day. If you email a request change, we will not address it until the following business day. 

To view your schedule go to and click the PowerSchool link on the right side of the page. 

  If you don't have an account, you need to register for one with the school office starting Monday, August 24 from 8:00-3:00
Please remember, if you need a schedule change, you need to make time to request that prior to the 1st day of school. Further, your request may or may not be an option based on class sizes and offerings. 
Thank you for your patience! Go Marauders!



The Open Houses for Leonard and E.E.Knight Elementary Schools will be WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Middle and High School Update

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! We hope you enjoyed summer and look forward to seeing you all soon. Our fall athletes kicked off practices this past Monday and are gearing up for a great season of Marauder sports.

The Open House for the middle and high school will be on Tuesday, September 1, from 5:30-7:00. Lifetouch will be available so that you can actually take your school pictures and get new ID cards for new and incoming transfer and foreign exchange students. For a copy of the picture form, click here. Any student that does not take their picture at open house can still do so at the regularly scheduled picture day on September 15, 2015 during the school day. High school parents and students please report to the auditorium at 5:30 to kick off the open house. 

All secondary schedules (except alternative education) should be available for parents and students by Friday, August 21, 2015 by 3:00. ALL SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL NEED TO TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL. 1st day of school schedule changes will be for new students only. Adjusting your schedule to fit your needs is a priority, make sure to make time to get that taken care of prior to September 8. 

The middle school office will be open 8:00-3:00 every day starting Tuesday, August 18th. 

The high school office is open everyday from 8:00-3:00 already.

We all would like to offer our apologies for not being diligent or able to return every phone call this summer as our team is working to complete a phone system overhaul. Administrators have moved buildings and receiving messages has not occurred as effectively as we would like. Please remember that you can email all staff as well by using our directory. We hope to have our phone system in place within the next week or two, but we do not have a definite date.

Middle School Office: Secretary Counselor Principal

High School Office: Secretary Counseling Secretary Counselor Assistant Principal Principal Athletic Director

For any other staff, please go to and you can search the staff directory by name or building.

We hope you enjoy the last month of summer! We look forward to seeing you all at our open houses! 

Go Marauders!


Leonard November Newsletter

To access Leonard's November newsletter please click here.


Leonard October Newsletter

To view the Leonard October newsletter click here


O-E Memorial Monument Fundraiser

Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is about to start a creative fundraising project that will also benefit our community and we want to encourage you to participate!

The O-E Memorial Monument will be replacing the old slat at the football stadium wit...h personally engraved giftbricks. It is designed to be a place to honor ANY person who has ANY tie to our community.

The first 1,000 giftbricks are going in the first section, which is to the left of the press box. If this section is where you'd like to place a brick, two, or seven... you may want to consider ordering in the next few weeks.

More information is available on the ordering website:

Enjoy, and thank you in advance for your tax deductible donation to this project!


Mobile Announcements

Did you know you can now receive Ovid-Elsie webpage announcements in real-time on your mobile device via Twitter? Those interested in receiving mobile (SMS) alerts containing announcement updates can follow these 5 steps:

1) Follow us on Twitter (@OvidElsie) 
2) Visit our profile from your mobile device
3) Click the gray/black user profile button (looks like a headshot shadow)
4) Select Turn on notifications 
5) Confirm & receive up-to-date info!


Building Use Request Form

Please fill out this form when needing to reserve space at O-E Schools. This is just a request and once turned in to office will be reviewed for availability.