July 22, 2020
Please complete one (1) survey per child by August 7 to help us prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year. These responses will help us in completing our plan details.
There will be two (2) options that you can choose from. Please review the options below and then let us know your decision by filling out the survey.
Students will follow the Ohio Covid 19 Alert Level System for Hancock County. This means we will follow the levels
Level 1- Students in school 5 days with safety precautions
Level 2- Students would attend in person 2 days, remote 3 days from home
Level 3- Students would be in remote learning from home
Level 4 -Students would be in remote learning from home
We would not go back and forth when levels change. For example: If we are in level 3 at the start of the school year we will stay at level 3 for the first 9 weeks. Then we will evaluate the level near the end of a grading period to determine if we stay at that current level or if we can move down to another level.
Option 2 -
Students will work at home daily with an online curriculum using Vanlue Virtual Classroom (curriculum provided by an outside provider) but monitored and assisted by Vanlue Teachers. In this virtual learning setting the student will remain on Vanlue Virtual for a semester. Near the end of the semester if the student choses then they may switch to Option 1.
you for your guidance and feedback as we prepare for the 2020-21 school
year! Responding to the COVID-19 situation has been a tremendous
undertaking so as we plan for the Fall, the safety and health of our students,
staff, and families remains the highest importance. While schools reopen, they
will undoubtedly look different. With input from public health experts,
Hancock County Schools Administrators and other leaders across our state are
developing a plan for reopening. Given the fluidity of this situation,
changes of how we will educate the children could change quickly. We will
continue to provide you with as much clear and timely guidance as possible. We
must be flexible and patient, but together we will get through this and make
sure our students have what they need to succeed!
plans are still being developed, we do want to share important details:
- We plan to
start school as scheduled on Tuesday-September 8, 2020.
- We plan for
in-person learning 5 days a week, with social distancing between
- We plan to
use the cafeteria space at 50% capacity with social distancing.
remote option will exist for medically fragile students or other
- Bus routes
will remain traditional but a facemask/face shield on the bus will be
- A mask/face
shield during school for students is strongly recommended but is not
required for students except when in close distance such as partner work,
class meetings, transitions, etc.
- We will be
vigilant with cleaning protocols in all school areas and on the bus.
- We will not
allow non-essential visitors in the building. Any visitors that will
access the building will be required to have a temperature
check, face mask/face shield, and will hand sanitize before entering
information and details will be coming as we continue meeting with the health
department and other local schools to finalize plans.
If you ever have any questions,
concerns or ideas, feel free to contact me at school either via email at [email protected] or by phone 419-387-7724.
Again, we want our students back in school!
Yours in Education,