Principal's Message


Dear Betty Jane Families, August 1, 2022

I hope everyone was able to enjoy a restful summer with loved ones. We are looking forward to seeing everyone as we kick off the new academic year! As we head into August, there are a few updates that I want to make sure all families are aware of. Students are not required to wear uniforms this school year. Hopefully this alleviates some of the school shopping stress. Please keep in mind that we will still be following the Akron Schools Dress Code for appropriate attire. Shoulders must be covered, shorts and skirts finger tip in length, shoes secured to feet (no slides), and no offensive or inappropriate language on shirts. 

Our Open House will be held on August 25th from 3:00-5:00pm. We are conducting screenings for all students in kindergarten through third grade on August 29th- 31st from 8:00-3:00. Families of students in these grade levels may wish to opt out of attending open house, and instead meet the teachers during their scheduled screening times. Classroom assignments for this school year were displayed on report cards at the end of the year. For your convenience, room numbers for this year are also located on the label of this envelope which contained a copy of this letter, and they are visible in your child’s Home Access. If you have not been contacted to schedule a screening appointment, please call the school and we will be happy to assist you with this.

There will be a Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 11:00-12:30 in our cafeteria. This will be for all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at Betty Jane. 

Important times:

7:50 -Drop off only for students eating breakfast

  • Student entry for breakfast will be through the gym doors

8:15- 8:25- Student drop off at the main entrance. Students will not be able to enter the building to report to class until 8:15.

8:30- Tardy bell

2:30- Dismissal

 Please note: The district has chosen to have staggered start dates for various grades in the district this school year. This is to assist with transitions. 

  • August 18th - KG Orientation 1:00-12:30

  • August 25th - 2022 Open House 3:00-5:00

  • August 29th -  First day of school for students in grades 4 & 5

  • September 1st- First day of school for students in grades K-3

The entire staff of Betty Jane CLC wishes to thank you for selecting Betty Jane Community Learning Center.  We look forward to continuing our partnership in supporting your child’s education. Together, we can make a difference in the education, safety, well-being, and future of every child.  Over the first few days of school, you can expect to see quite a bit of correspondence such as classroom schedules and norms for learners.  The All Call System, emails, and our website will be used to inform you of school activities and events throughout the year. Please also refer to our Betty Jane weblink on the Akron Public Schools webpage for additional information regarding announcements and celebrations at our building. 

As you plan your school shopping list, we have a general school supply list posted on our Betty Jane website to assist with your school shopping needs.  We look forward to meeting each of you during our 2022 Open House and K-3 Screening Appointments.  Should you have questions, please contact the school office at (330) 761-2602. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!


Ms. Lucas


Betty Jane CLC

CURT- Can you please proofread for me and make any needed revisions?

Hello Betty Jane Families! It looks like we are heading into the winter season with vigor! This is just a reminder for families to use the loop if the traffic is to the end of the curb which runs along the front of the school, or if there are folks who are already waiting in line from the other direction to drop their child off. I just want to ensure that there are no traffic backups into Darrow Road which may prohibit any of our Betty Jane Family Members from entering into our lot safely. This is especially a concern as road conditions become icy and stopping distances are affected. The safety and well being of our entire Batty Jane family is our top concern.

Also, just a reminder regarding dress down days. Every Friday is school spirit-wear day. This means that students may wear Betty Jane/ Ellet apparel but they must also must wear uniform bottoms.  Spirit day Fridays are not a full dress down day because students must still wear uniform bottoms. I thank you all for working with us on a daily basis to provide our children with the very best educational opportunities. Your continual reinforcement at home on the skills students obtain at school are necessary to continue showing increased academic success.

Jennifer Lucas
Betty Jane Community Learning Center
Office:  (330) 794-4117
Fax: (330) 794-6970
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