PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES ABOUT SCHOOL DELAYS FOR THIS YEAR AND SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO STUDENT ABSENCE NUMBERS

ONE HOUR DELAY DUE TO WEATHER

With the increasing chance of inclimate weather and the changes to school start times for this year, I would like to go over NEW PROCEDURES for School Delays for this school year. 

HIGH SCHOOL (9-12): In the case of a delay due to weather (fog, ice, snow), the HIGH SCHOOL will be ALL REMOTE and students will not attend in person. Students will complete work at home.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (5-8): In the case of a delay due to weather (fog, ice, snow), the MIDDLE SCHOOL will delay by ONE HOUR. School hours will be 9:20am-2:55pm.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-4): In the case of a delay due to weather (fog, ice, snow), the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will delay by ONE HOUR. School hours will be 10:20am-3:55pm.

PRESCHOOL: AM PRESCHOOL will have no transportation available, but will be in session at the REGULAR TIME of 9:00am-11:30am.

On one hour delay days, students in grades K-8 should expect buses to arrive one hour later than normal.  

High School staff including aides will report to the buildings one hour later than normal report time to facilitate online instruction. 

Custodial staff will report to work at their normal report times.

ALL School delay and closing information will be sent through our District calling system OneCallNow (419-864-3691). Decisions are generally made between 5:30 am and 5:45 am.Β  If you do not receive a call by 6:00am, please check local television media outlets and social media platforms.

PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO PERCENTAGE OF STUDENT ABSENCES

Each day, the district monitors the number of student absences due to communicable disease including COVID related symptoms.  In consultation with the Morrow County Health Department, we have determined that if building absences exceed 20% of the student building population due to communicable disease, schools will be closed to conduct an assessment of spread of communicable disease. The anticipated length of closure in these circumstances will be no less than three days.The district will communicate this information through the website, social media, and the district’s calling system.

If building absences exceed 20% of the student building population due to communicable disease:

  • The District will make the determination for closure by noon and alert families of the closure that will occur starting the next school day.
  • Parents and Caretakers may always pick their child up from school once the determination is made, however there will be no schoolwide early releases unless directed by local health authorities. Buses will run on a normal schedule to accommodate parent and caretakers schedules.
  • Students must take home all supplies, belongings, and technology assigned to them in order to work from home over the course of the closure.
  • Teachers may make assignments available through the current learning platforms for each class including Florida Virtual, APEX, Google Classroom, Actively Learn, or other platforms.

Respectfully,

Brian Petrie