Ms. Nancy helps keep our Sands building running like a well-oiled machine. Important information and updates are posted below.


Absences, Tardies, & Early Dismissal reminder

Email teacher FIRST THING in the morning if your student will be absent or tardy so proper attendance is recorded.  Also, email any change in dismissal plans EARLY.
All change in dismissal phone calls need to be to the office BEFORE 1pm so that students are notified in a timely manner.

From the Desk of Jill and Nancy


Dismissal Changes

All dismissal changes must be called in to the office BEFORE 2:00pm!  Any changes after that time cannot be guaranteed.  Calling at 3:35pm is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Sick/Absent Student Information

CPS Protocol for sick students:
*If ANY student is kept home or sent home from school sick, they must have a NEGATIVE covid test result in order to return to school. THIS IS A CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS MANDATE, NOT THE ADMINISTRATION/OFFICE AT SANDS.

If your student returns without a NEGATIVE covid test, your student will be sent directly to the Isolation Room and parents will be called for pick up.*

Test results from Walgreens, CVS, Urgent Care or your Doctor’s office will be accepted. HOME TEST results will not be accepted, unless they are “proctored” as stated in the directions on the test.

Please send questions to  Thank you for your cooperation.

Transportation Changes

Please email teachers FIRST THING in the morning if there are any changes in the way your student is to get home.
Teachers prefer these changes to be sent in an email.
If it is after 10am, call the office and we will make sure changes are called into the room at the end of the day.

End of Day Pick Up Times 

Please be considerate of end of day pick-up times. The office staff works a long day taking care of students and has families of their own that want them home.  Help them get there on time!

The car line ends at 3:55pm and the office staff would like to head home at 4:00pm. Please be considerate and conscientious when it comes to picking up your student(s).

Attention Parent Volunteers!

You must follow these steps to obtain a security badge so you can volunteer in our school building.
1. Go to the Hamilton County Justice Center to obtain a $5 background check or a $50 FBI/BCII check. The CPS Education Center DOES do the $50 FBI/BCII, as well (with an appointment and exact cash).
2. Make an appointment online with CPS Security Office to obtain a volunteer badge:
3. Call the Sands office (363-5000) so they can fax a Security Badge Authorization Form to the CPS Security Office PRIOR to your appointment at the CPS Security Office.
4. Go to the CPS Security Office (2651 Burnet Ave., 45219) at your appointment time to get your badge.

Please send questions to  Thank you for your cooperation.