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Information for our Military Families
Welcome Military Families! 
 
It is a honor to have you with us at Firelands.  It is our hope that this page can be a helpful resource for you and your family. The Firelands Local Schools is committed to providing information that is useful for our Military Familes.  We will continue to looks for new ways to not only honor the men and women who serve our Country, but we will also do our best to provide resources for the military families who experience this way of life. 
Support during Covid
Daily routines have changed for everyone. Military families encounter additional changes and we hope the information provided below may be of some assistance. Please remember to contact your building advisor if you are in need of assistance. 
 
 
Military OneSource provides free online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. Free resources and support are available to active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members as well as their families anywhere in the world.
Honoring Those That Served
Purple Star District

We are a Purple Star District

 
FLSD has been recognized as a Purple Star District
 
At the time of designation, FLSD became one of only two complete districts in the State of Ohio to be awared this recognition! 
 
The Ohio Department of Education, in conjunction with Higher Education, Veterans Services and the Adjutant General, awarded this designation to individual school buildings that met qualifications for this status. Read our Press Release here.
Award from The State of Ohio
Resolution In Support of Military Families
Need Assistance?
We understand that the life of a military family can be difficult. If we can be of assistance please contact one of our building representatives:
 
Firelands Elementary:
Mrs. Valerie Schuster, School Counselor
(440) 965- 5381 
 
South Amherst Middle School:
Mrs. Debbie Neal, Teacher 
(440) 986-7021 
 
Firelands High School:
Mrs. Catherine Keener, School Assistant Principal
(440) 965-4255 
Resources
Military.com: Listing of benefits the state of Ohio provides for veterans.   
Drug-Alcohol-Mental Health Awareness and Education:   Drug-Alcohol-Mental Health Awareness and Education: Our webpage that contains helpful resources regarding dangerous behaviors.
 
Free Homework Help: 24 hour live homework hotline free for military connected youth.
 
Military Kids Connect: Online community where kids, tweens, and teens can de-stress and connect with other military kids their age. Help kids develop coping skills and buld psychological health & resilience. 
 
Online Test Assistance: Test preparation courses for standardized tests, as well as ASVAB. 
 
Military Child Education Colation: The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educatinal opportunities for al military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. 
 
MIlitary Interstate Children's Compact Commission: National compact that provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states. All 50 states have adopted the compact. 
 
Our Military Kids: Provides up to $500 grant to children who have a parent deployed overseas. Available for ages five through high school for sports, tutoring, and fine arts. 
 
MCEC:  Military Child Education Coalition is a partnership between Boys and Girls Club of America and the Armed Forces. They provide prepaid programs and services for military youth. 
 
: Offers $250 worth of SAT and ACT test prep programs for under $20 for National Guard Members and Families.   SAT/ACT Prep Project
 
SchoolQuest: Helps military related kids transistin from high school to college, or the workplace. Includes a scholarship finder for mlitary connected youth. 
 
The Ohio Adjutant General's Department: Family Readiness and Warrior Support Youth Programs 
 
Ohio Department of Education:Supporting Miitary Families: Resources from the State of Ohio in support Ohio's military families. 
 
Resources for Families w/ Special Needs
Military OnceSource Special Needs Consultants: Available to families for assistance with questions and concerns regarding the care and educatin of a family member with special needs - both childrend and adults.
 
Military Special Needs network & Facebook: A peer-to-peer, global organization founded to respond to the famly support need of all brances of the military and of our Exceptional Family Members. 
 
STOMP (Specialized Training Of Military Parents) Project: A parent driven project to empower military parents, individuals with disabilities, and service providers with knowledge, skills, and resources needed.
 
The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs:  Provides military famlies with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions.
 
Disibility.Gov: Provide resources on disability related programs, services, policies, laws, and regulations.
 
EFMP Exceptional Family Member Program: Army designed to be comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program to provide support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel serices to military families with EFM. 

Disabled Military Child Protection : Signed into law in December, 2014. Allows a military parent to provide a survior benefit for a disabled child by paying it to a special needs trust for that child's benefit.

Kids In The House: The Ultimate Parenting Resource: Search & learn fro over 8,000 videos from top experts and parents.
 
 
 
 
Events
Ohio Military Kids: Supporting the youth of military families through the deployment cycle. Experience Troop & Family Camps, Teen Leadership Camp, Kelly's Island Camp, Teen Camp,Youth Camp, and Hero Camp.
Scholarship Opportunities
Arizona State University Online: Military Active Duty & Reservist Commitment Scholarship
There are over 34,000 Military Connected Youth in Ohio. Military Youth are in every county and most every school district. 
Previous Events
Honoring
Valentines for Soliders
 
January 2020 
Students in the Veteran's Club at SAMS created Valentine Cards for deployed soliders. 
 
 
 
11th Hour at FHS: 2019
 
 
Tribute read by student Robert Rose for our veterans at 11 am. 
 
White Table 2019 at SAMS 
 
 
 
 
 
Veterans Day 2019 at FES
 
 
 
Homecoming: May 30, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blankets For Valor Home
 
 
SAMS students made and donated blankets to Valor Home in January and February 2019. 
 
 
Military Night: January 18, 2019 
 
We had a Military Night at FHS in conjunction with the OHSSA. 
 
Rememberance Speech: FHS
 
 
 
 
November 9, 2018 
At FHS at 11:11 am 
 
Purple Heart Veteran, Mr. Jose Torres: SAMS
 
 
 
 
November 9, 2018 
Speaker at SAMS
All day 
 
Veterans Program: FES
 
 
November 9, 2018 
At FES at 9:00 am 
 
 
Care Packages for our Troops
 
A December service project with SAMS
 
 
 
 
 
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