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2017-2018 Revised District Calendar

The 2017-2018 district calendar has been revised effective 4/17/17. Click here for a copy.

2017 Board Meetings Set

Regular meetings of the Margaretta Board of Education are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The 2017 regular meeting schedule is set as follows:

Monday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Margaretta Elementary

Monday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.


Achievement Hall of Fame

Achievement Hall of Fame nominations are open to any past student of Margaretta Schools or Townsend Centralized School, or any current or past employee of Margaretta Schools or Townsend Centralized School. We want to recognize individuals who have attained significant accomplishments through academics, professional work, military and/or community service.

Applications for the Achievement Hall of Fame are available in Microsoft Word or Acrobat Reader (PDF).

Food Services


Margaretta High and Middle School Lunch - $2.85 regular/$3.10 premium

Margaretta High and Middle School Breakfast - $1.50

Margaretta Elementary School Lunch - $2.60

Margaretta Elementary School Breakfast - $1.50

Reduced Lunch - $.40 (must qualify)

Reduced Breakfast - $.30 (must qualify)

Extra Milk - $.50


Breakfast is offered to all students in Margaretta Local Schools. The cost of breakfast is $1.60. If you are a student that receives free or reduced priced lunches, those same benefits apply for breakfast. Reduced price breakfast is .30 and students eligible for free meals will receive both lunch and breakfast at no charge. Breakfast is served each morning in the school's cafeteria before classes begin.


Applications for free and reduced price meals are available for download on this website. Please complete one application per family and return with your child to school or you may mail it to the Board of Education Office, 305 S. Washington Street, Castalia, Ohio 44824; attention Sarah Ransom, Food Service Director. Applications must be submitted every year to continue on the program. If the application is approved, your child(ren) will begin to receive or continue to receive free or reduced price meals from the date of approval. A letter will be sent home notifying you of your child's meal status. Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year if your family financial circumstances change. All information submitted to the school is kept confidential. There is no discrimination or identification of free or reduced price paying students. We urge all families to consider filling out an application.

2016-2017 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications can be filled out any time throughout the school year if your income or family size changes.


We participate in the Farm to School Program where farm-fresh foods are incorporated into ur schools' menus. Thank you to our local farmers who participate. We also celebrate our state with an All Ohio Day menu where all foods offered that day for lunch are products of Ohio.



The Food Service department provides both breakfast and lunch at Margaretta High School and Margaretta Elementary. Margaretta's Food Service Program provides wholesome, nutritious meals while keeping in mind students preferences. School lunch meets 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances set byNational School Lunch Program. In January 2008 the Department of Safety, Health and Nutrition after completing an audit of Margaretta's Food Service Program commended the staff on the "great job of meeting recommended daily allowances for iron, calcium, vitamins A and C as well as meeting the target levels for saturated fat and total fat". An Honorable Mention Stellar award for best nutrition practices was awarded to Margaretta's Food Services department in October 2011 from the Ohio Department of Education. We continually introduce new items that students should find fun and nutritious. Whole grains along with fresh fruits and vegetables are among the many choices offered to students every day for breakfast and lunch. Our goal is to serve a wholesome, nutritious meal everyday to every student at a moderate cost and the smiles are free!


Our schools have a computerized Meals Plus system. Each student has his or her own account regardless of free, reduced or paid status. The benefits of this system are students will not have to bring money to school everyday. You may pay by the week, month or longer if you prefer. This system provides a better method of protecting the confidentiality of free and reduced price students. This system also provides an excellent audit trail of all transactions. It also allows for faster and smoother serving lines enabling students to enjoy their lunch and free time with their friends. Meal pre-payments on student's accounts carry over year to year and school to school. Checks need to be made out to Margaretta Local Schools. Please write your child's name in the memo part of your check. Please send separate checks for each student unless they are in the same building. Please contact the school cashier or the food service office if you need specific information or have concerns about your child's account.


I. Lunch Charge Policy

Cafeteria policy for elementary school students limits students to three charged lunches. A letter is sent home after the first charged lunch or when the account is $1.00 negative. A second letter is sent home after the second charged lunch. A third letter is sent home after the third charged lunch. After three lunches are charged and their accounts have a negative balance, the students will not receive the published lunch. These students will receive a peanut butter sandwich and a carton of milk until their negative balance is paid in full. Students with an allergy to peanuts will receive a cheese sandwich. Students with any negative amount are not allowed to purchase a la carte items, including milk. To notify parents having a negative balance, the following procedure will be in effect immediately. A free and reduced lunch form will accompany notification of the third lunch charged. Parents will have five (5) days to satisfy the balance, return a completed free or reduced lunch form or make other arrangements with the building principal. If no attempt has been made to satisfy the account or provide for the child's lunch within five (5) days, the building principal will notify Children's Services. Students at Margaretta Middle School are not allowed to charge lunches. A student who does not have enough money on their account for lunch will be asked to call home to notify the parent(s).The child will be allowed to purchase lunch that day only. The next day, if money is not received on their account, they will be given a peanut butter sandwich and a carton of milk until their negative balance is paid in full. Students with any negative amount are not allowed to purchase a la carte items, including milk. Students at Margaretta High School are not allowed to charge lunches.

II. Blocks on Accounts

A parent may call the school cafeteria or the Food Service Director to place a block on their child's account to prohibit the purchase of a la carte items.

III. Checks Returned for NonSufficient Funds

When a check is returned to the Treasurer's Office for NSF, the parent will be notified by phone call or email and the amount plus an NSF fee will be reversed from the student's lunch account. Payment for the NSF check must be in the form of cash, cashier's check, or money order. Payment must be received within ten (10) days of the notification. If payment is not received, it will be turned over to a collection service.

IV. Refunds

Withdrawn Student - For any student who is withdrawn, a written request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted. An email request is also acceptable.

V. Balances Owed at End of Year

All accounts must be settled at the end of a school year. Letters will be sent home approximately four to five days before the last day of school to for elementary students whose accounts are low. Balances over $1.00 may result in grade cards being held until the balance is paid in full. Balances may be checked or paid at any time at K12payment center.

VI. Unclaimed Funds

All refunds must be requested within one year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Margaretta Local Schools cafeteria.


MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund

As the 2017 Senior class of Margaretta High School prepare for their future, our Alumni Association has organized it's annual campaign for the MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. We certainly hope you will consider donating. It is very gratifying to sit at the MHS graduation ceremony and know the boost our organization is giving to a special group of seniors who have qualified and been selected for the MHS Scholarship.

Please click here should you decide to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund this year.



Now-November: Seniors should be filling out applications for college or a career path of their choice.

September 19 – September 27: Senior Interviews will be conducted with Senior students by Mrs. Lott.

September 29: Senior meeting regarding future decisions students will be making. This meeting is 11th period in the high school cafeteria.

September 24: 9am – 11am. Career and Campus Visit Day at BGSU/Firelands. To resister for this event go to www.fireland.bgsu.edu

October 1: New submission date for the FAFSA; check college(s) website for specific deadline date(s).

October 3: College Fair of Sandusky County at Terra State Community College from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.

October 6: Jostens cap, gown and announcement assembley for Seniors. This meeting is at 8:30 am in the caferetia.

October 11: EHOVE Manufacturing day at EHOVE (all freshmen will attend during the school day).

October 12: Jostens will be at MHS to assist students with placing their orders during lunch periods.

October 19: PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors.

October 22: ACT registration dead line for the December 10th testing (register at: www.actstudent.org/start)

October 26: Financial Aid Meeting – 5:30 pm Townsend Community Buidling upstairs conference hall.

To: Parents and Guardians of Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Grade Students

Re: College Credit Plus Program (CCP+) – Ohio's dual enrollment program

Ohio Revised code 3365 established a College Credit Plus Program which allows college-ready students in grades seven through twelve, who qualify for college admission (each college will set their own criteria for student eligibility), to take college level courses while in middle or high school. These students will earn college credit and high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom. Students may have to take end-of-course (PARCC) exams, depending on the subject area. Once enrolled in a college class, the student can only take 120 total college credit hours up until high school graduation.

Interested students, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend a meeting at Townsend Community School on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m. David Janik, Manager of BGSU Firelands College Access Programs, will be presenting important steps that students need to follow in order to enroll in the CCP+ Program. Mrs. Cook will be available at this meeting to assist students in grades 6-8 and Mrs. Lott will be available to assist students in grades 9-11. Students/Parents must notify the school prior to April 1st, 2017 of their intent to participate in the College Credit Plus Program. Students and Parents must sign a form indicating that appropriate counseling was provided and all responsibilities for participation are understood. 


2017-2018 Course Description Guide

Senior Parent Letter - September 15, 2016

Senior Choices - updated September 2016

Junior Parent Letter - September 12, 2016




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District Mission

The MARGARETTA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT will deliver an education that supports academic achievement, in a safe environment, that provides the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready.

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