At East Palestine City School District, we are in constant pursuit of providing the highest quality education for our students. This school year will continue to be shaped by our reform efforts. In addition to maintaining initiatives implemented last school year, we will enrich staff support and development by implementing a 50 minute block of time each morning where teachers will plan, map, collaborate, and create strategies, tools, and resources to improve student learning and achievement. They will also utilize that time to frequently analyze student achievement as well as their impact on each child’s learning. As a result, student start and end times have changed slightly. The entrance time for elementary students is 8:55 a.m. and the tardy bell will ring at 9:10 a.m. Elementary students will be dismissed at 3:35 p.m. For middle and high school, the entrance time is 7:55 a.m. and the tardy bell will ring at 8:02 a.m. Middle and high school students will be dismissed at 2:35 p.m.

Everyone in the East Palestine City School District matters in the overall development of our district’s students; family members, school employees, community members, neighbors, and business owners - we count on you as part of our team vested in the futures of our students. The love, guidance, care and support that you provide is of the utmost importance to each child’s growth and development. Henry Ford said it best, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress; working together is a success.” East Palestine City School District is thrilled to embark upon another year of continued partnership for the benefit of our youth. Our combined efforts will propel our district forward and intensify the quality of each child’s education.

My door is always open - If you wish to make an appointment to see me, please contact Cindy Dunn at 330 426 4191, or you may prefer to make an appointment to see me during office hours which are prior to every Board meeting until 5:30 p.m.

Again, thank you! We are grateful for the support you provide to our community’s future generations.

Chris Neifer