Parents must come into the office to sign their students out when leaving school early. When bringing the student to school or if the student is returning from an appointment, the student will sign themselves in when you drop them off. It is not necessary for the parent to sign them in when they come to school. This change has occurred because of a new law requiring us to record hours instead of days that a child attends. Thank you for your understanding.


All hunting absences must be prearranged. Students must bring a note from home and then get a “hunting” form to fill out and return to school before the planned absence. Students must get their assignments before the hunting absence. One day of absence is the maximum days excused for hunting. A printable "Hunting Permission" form is available on the "Forms" link.


All fees must be paid or a payment towards the balance to receive grade cards, go on field trips or graduate. If payment cannot be made in full please call the office (419-497-2361) to make arrangements.


Please call in your child’s absences or if they will be late to school as soon as you know they will not be attending or late. It is helpful if you call in by 8:15AM. Please make homework requests at the same time. We also have an answering machine if you call before school hours. (419) 497-2361

If you know ahead of time that your child is going to miss for a doctor/dentist appointment, please let the school know before the day or time of the scheduled appointment.


In the event school would be delayed or canceled, the information will be on the three Defiance radio stations. You will also get notified on the Tinora Ram App. Please note: If school is canceled, all Middle School activities are canceled.


When coming to the school during the school day you must walk into the door on the right. In between the 2 sets of doors, immediately on your right there is a door bell button to press to alert the secretary that you want to be admitted into the building. Please be sure to stand right in from of the camera/door bell box so we can see who you are. The secretary will then activate the lock release and you will be told you can come in. You will then need to push the door to your right open to enter.