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Get Involved

Get Involved

Family involvement is essential to student success. At Oyler School, there are many ways to connect with students and staff. If you are interested in assisting us, contact Tony Gargano.

Volunteer with the Al Hampton Mentoring Program

Mentors in the Hampton Mentoring Program read with a student and work on completing academic activities. Everything is ready and prepared for the mentors by the Hampton Room coordinator. As little as 30 minutes of your time once a week can make a huge difference in the life of a child!

For more information, please contact Kim Kemen by email or at 513-363-4168.


The Madhatter’s Closet helps ensure our students’ basic clothing and hygiene needs are met. Immediate needs include:

  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Bras (training and adult)
  • Leggings for all sizes, girls to women
  • Plus-sized clothes
  • Toothbrushes, soap, body wash, deodorant and lotion (hotel size works great)
  • Gently used winter clothing--donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at:
    • Planet Products, 4200 Malsbary Road Cincinnati, OH 45242. There is a special parking spot and bins are marked.

Want to help, but don't want to shop? Please consider making a monetary donation to the Hatmaker Foundation. Your donation will be used to purchase items as needs arise.

Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC)

The LSDMC is the primary governing body for each school in the district. This committee gives insight and input into important decisions that greatly impact students' lives and shape their educational experiences. The functions of the LSDMCs include:

  • Adopting bylaws, including the school's mission and vision
  • Setting measurable goals, based on a needs assessment
  • Developing a broad plan (One Plan) to implement these goals
  • Completing a mid-year and end-of-year progress report
  • Making recommendations and approving the school budget
  • Participating in the selection of the principal when a vacancy exists
  • Approving locally initiated changes in the school's program or focus
  • Making recommendations to the principal regarding other school issues
  • Seeking grants to support the school's programs (optional)
  • Coordinating and overseeing the development of the school as a Community Learning Center
  • The committee is composed of parents, teachers, staff members and community members.

Security Badges and Background Checks

To assure the safety of students and staff, Cincinnati Public Schools requires security badges for anyone entering CPS' buildings. One-time visitors receive a temporary security badge from the front office. Individuals who visit our buildings on a regular basis, such as volunteers, must obtain a security badge and wear it at all times in our buildings. Learn more about how to obtain a security badge.