Article: COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear District Parents and Guardians,
After hearing the Governor’s speech today, the last day of school will be Friday, March 13 and as of right now will resume on April 6. Monday, March 16 will be a staff professional development day to plan for student learning over the extended break.
At the end of the day tomorrow (Friday), students in grades 1-12 should be taking home Chromebooks, textbooks, notebooks and workbooks - essentially, anything that students will need to use to complete school work for all of his/her classes. Students in grades 1-5 will be assigned a Chromebook for home use. We plan on starting remote site learning on Tuesday, March 17. There will be no assignments during our regularly-scheduled spring break (March 30-April 3). We will utilize Google Classroom and email to communicate assignments and information. More information will be coming in the near future about what that will look like. 
At this time, all extracurriculars, practices and any event at school will be also cancelled and buildings and grounds are closed starting after school on Friday, March 13 until Monday, April 6.
We are taking direction from Governor DeWine’s office and will provide you with any updates to this schedule as it becomes available to us.  Like you, we are learning this information in real time as to how we are all to be affected and why these steps need to be taken. Right now, Governor DeWine requested that we make decisions that are not only in our school community’s best interest, but also in the best interest of our community as a whole. Our collective job is to support the governor and the needs that exist in order to “interrupt” further community spread. Stay home when possible, wash hands often and stay away from people who are sick.  
Obviously, there are many questions that we need answered and we will do our best to communicate accurately and in a timely manner with you. Patience and communication is paramount and we are doing our best to make sure we are prepared, informed and protecting our children. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students, staff and community safe. 
Douglas A. Cozad, PhD Superintendent
We will be posting regular updates on our website. This is where you can find updates in real time. Please keep the phone lines open; do not contact the district directly unless it is an emergency. If you have questions that are directly related to the closure, please direct all questions to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can

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