Update on graduation, food distribution, building hours and more

Lima Senior High School will hold a drive-thru graduation event on May 22 and 23 in the front of Lima Senior. Graduates should arrive in their cap and gowns. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 22, 6 p.m.: Graduates with last names beginning in A through G

Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.: Graduates with last names beginning in H through M

Saturday, May 23, noon: Graduates with last names beginning in N through Z.

Graduates will be permitted one vehicle for themselves and immediate family members. Vehicles should enter Spartan Way via Jackson Street. You will then be directed toward the front of the school. We welcome families to decorate their vehicles to help celebrate their graduate.

When your graduate’s vehicle reaches the front of the line, the graduate will exit, approach the table and take the diploma, program and other awards if applicable. He or she will then stand with the diploma in front of a backdrop to get a picture taken. No one else is permitted outside of the vehicle.

All vehicles must exit the property onto North Street. No spectators are permitted around the school. This plan has been approved by the Allen County Health Department.

We will videotape each student getting their diplomas, along with the traditional graduation speeches, and put them together into one graduation video.

We also want to highlight graduates on the scoreboard in Spartan Stadium throughout the weekend. Please send a photo of our child in his or her cap and gown to jzell@spartan.limacityschools.org.

While we cannot have our traditional Honors Banquet and Convocation, we still want to honor our seniors who have earned awards and scholarships. We will announce awards and scholarships via video later this month and have those available on our Youtube sites and social media.


The Lima City Schools has made some changes to its food distribution schedule for the remainder of the school year.

Meals are now available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Freedom, Heritage, Independence and Unity elementary schools, Liberty Arts Magnet, North Middle School and Lima Senior High School.

Monday distributions will include two breakfasts and two lunches. Wednesday distributions will include three breakfasts and three lunches. The distributions will include bulk food items.

In an effort to minimize contact, meals will continue to be brought out to families’ vehicles. We ask that people open their trunks so that meals can be placed directly in.

Food pantries at North, Heritage, Freedom and Unity elementary schools will be open those days as well. Call the school to schedule pick up.

As always, the district will provide summer meals once the school year ends. Details of how distribution will work this year will come as it gets closer.


Building hours

Office staff is at each school from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Parents can call the school office if needed. Visitors are not allowed in the buildings during this time.

Student fees/locker clean out/textbook return/work permits

Below is a schedule of when students can pick up belongings from school and return books, Chromebooks and other items. Students will not be permitted in the buildings. In most cases belongings will be brought to vehicles.

Lima Senior High School (Note: Seniors already picked up items)

11th Grade Last Names A-K:  9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20

11th Grade Last Names L-Z:  10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 20

10th Grade Last Names A-K:  9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21

10th Grade Last Names L-Z:  10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 21

9th Grade Last Names A-K:  9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22

9th Grade Last Names L-Z:  10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 22

Students can approach the school from the East Side (Athletic Entrance).

Students needing work permits, can come to the main entrance during these same hours. Ring the bell and someone will help you.

West Middle School

8 Red: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, May 18

8 Gray: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 19

7 Red: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 207 Gray: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 21

Final opportunity: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 22

North Middle School

9 a.m. to noon Thursday May 21, and Friday, May 22

Freedom Elementary School

Pick up school supplies 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22

Return Chromebooks 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, through Wednesday, May 20

Heritage Elementary School

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 20

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday May 22

Independence Elementary School

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday May 18

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday May 1910:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 22

Liberty Arts Magnet

11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22.

South Sci-Tech Magnet

Grades 3, 4 and 5: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19

Grades Kindergarten, 1 and 2: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20

Grade 6: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21

Grades 7 and 8: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22.

Unity Elementary School

Pick up belongings and drop off work: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, May 18, through Thursday, May 21.

Chromebook collection: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 18

***Families are encouraged to check the district’s website, www.limacityschools.org, and social media pages for updates. We will also continue to update our information hotline as needed: 419-996-3254


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