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Powers Elementary
401 Washington Street
Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: (440)988-8670
Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Powers News
First Day of School
The first day of school for First Grade and Second Grade is August 20th. Half-day and full-day kindergarten begin on August 25th. Preschool starts on August 27th. All morning arrivals begin at the new start time of 8:30 a.m. Mid-day kindergarten arrives by 12:45 p.m. Dismissal for all grades at the end of the day is 3:20 p.m. for walkers and car riders and 3:30 p.m. for bus dismissal. 
Open House and Orientation Events
Kindergarten Orientation for both full day and half day sessions is on August 21st at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You can attend either session if you are unable to attend your scheduled session.  Preschool Orientation is on August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You can attend either session if you are unable to attend your scheduled session. We suggest that parents only attend the orientation meetings.  
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Parents may drop off students beginning at 8:10 - 8:30 a.m. each day at either the north or south entrance of the school. Parents may park on Washington Ave. or at Steele High School and walk their child to either entrance. Parents choosing to use the drop off zone in the North parking lot need to follow the directions of the aides on duty. Students need to be able to exit the car on the passenger side only under their own power. We ask that parents do not get out of their car during drop off for safety reasons. We ask that you please refrain from using cell phones during these times. During mid-day arrival, parents may park on Washington Ave., Steele High School, or in any available parking spot in the North parking lot. The drop off zone will be available to use from 12:35 - 12:45 p.m. if you choose to remain in your vehicle.  The south entrance to the school is reserved for buses only throughout the day.  
Bus Transportation Information For Bus & Car Riders
If you live in a busing area, your child will automatically be assigned to a bus for the 2014-2015 school year. If you choose to transport your child by car and give up your seat on the bus you need to complete a "Transportation Change Form" available at the school or the Transportation Office prior to the start of school. Please call the school office at 988-8670 or the Transportation Office at 988-2633 with any questions. Bus schedules will appear in the Amherst News Times one week prior to the start of school.   
Powers 2014-1015 Student Supply Lists and Book Fees
Here are the supply lists and book fees for the 2014-2015 school year.  
Amherst Schools Foundation
Since 1986, the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation has awarded more than $366,000 in teacher grants and almost $200,000 in student scholarships within the Amherst community. To make a contribution to the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation, simply go to the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County's "Make A Gift Now" webpage and type "Amherst" in the Keyword section of the donation tool bar. Select the Amherst Schools Endowment Fund or the Amherst Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund to make a donation. It's that easy! And remember, your donation is "A gift that gives forever"!
 
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