Midd State News

Update #15 COVID-19: School Closing

Posted on: April 20, 2020
Schools Closed for rest of the school year

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

On April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to close to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year due to the coronavirus health crisis. 

We know the Governor’s order to close school for the rest of the school year presents a challenge to our families. Our district is working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s education and well-being. Feedback from our students and parents is a critical piece to our future planning and we encourage you to answer the questions in the survey: https://forms.gle/CVTDBGmsk41ghQWA7


 

What does this mean for our students?

The last day of school remains May 20, 2020. Although our school buildings are to remain closed, remote learning will continue through the remainder of the school year. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, provide student services and resources to the best of our ability, and distribute free meals to our students.

Once the health officials determine it safe, we will communicate a plan for students to come to their building to empty lockers, etc.

Status of 2020-2021 School Year

No specific decisions have been made at this time on the status of our buildings being re-opened in August. The state continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 outbreak and our ability to resume normal activities. 

In his press briefings, Governor DeWine has made it clear that Ohio’s schools and businesses will not be operating in the same way until there is a vaccine available for COVID-19. Our district administrators have been planning and consulting with other education leaders and public health officials for alternatives to comply with the Governor’s most-current orders and maintain a healthy environment for staff and students.

How can I reach my student’s teacher?

For all questions related to your child’s assignments, please email your child’s teacher or the building principal. 

Teacher email: First Initial Last Name @middletowncityschools.com

What about food service?

Feeding operations are ongoing despite the stay-at-home orders and will remain in place throughout the remainder of the school closure. Staff will continue to comply with the most current health guidelines.

For more information on our district’s meal distribution program, click here: http://bit.ly/2QgHB34

What does this mean for graduation?

Our high school administration and teachers will work together to ensure that students in the Class of 2020 are on track to graduate. At this time, we hope to celebrate graduation on July 9, 2020 at 7 PM in Barnitz Stadium. If this changes, we will let you know. To learn more, please click to read Mrs. Cotter’s letter: https://bit.ly/2Ka0lxL

Kindergarten/Open Enrollment Registration for 2020-2021

All registration for kindergarten and open enrollment will take place online until further notice. Please visit our enrollment page to start the registration process: https://bit.ly/2xyfBln.

Questions?

We have set up a dedicated page on our website for all the announcements, resources, and updates on COVID-19. To view the page, click here: http://bit.ly/2TBETr1


As we learn more information, we will continue to update you via email, website, and social media.

We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. Luckily, the Middletown community is strong and united. Together, we will navigate through this challenging situation.

Sincerely,

Middletown City Schools