Sunday announcements, school, Aug. 24

TCS board to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

YMCA after-school programming

Tiffin Community YMCA is to offer an after-school program to school-aged children.

The program combines academics with play along with a safe environment.

For more information about the after-school program, contact Molly Lofton, senior program director of youth development, at (419) 447-8711 or email

Next dates for ABLE orientation

The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic and Literacy Education program again is to offer free classes to help adults improve reading, math or writing skills, to prepare for the GED test and to get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Students are to attend an orientation prior to being enrolled in classes. The next orientation dates and locations are 9 a.m. or 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Fremont campus 1306 Cedar St.; 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Sept 3 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Tiffin campus 793 E. TR 201; and 8:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Fostoria Jr/Sr High School, 1001 Park Ave.

For more information, contact Kelly West at (567) 201-2941.

Tech Center offers online courses

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers are continuing to offer, non-credit online courses through a partnership with ed2go.

Courses can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. New sessions start monthly and are six weeks with two lessons released weekly.

Courses include creating web pages, accounting, Spanish, grant writing, medical terminology and real estate investing.

For more information, visit

TCS reduced lunch policy

The Tiffin City School District has announced its 2014-15 program year policy for free and reduced meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast.

Each school office and central food service office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines are to be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced priced meals.

Application forms are being distributed the first week of school to all homes. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security number; the amount and source of income received by each member and the signature of an adult member.

If any information is missing, the school cannot process the application. Households are to be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.

To apply for free and reduced price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. For more information, contact Jan Beard, food service supervisor, at (419) 447-5768.