April 20, 2020
As many of you are probably aware, Governor Mike DeWine announced this afternoon that Ohio’s schools will finish the 2019-2020 school year via distance learning. This means we will continue with our current educational routine for the remainder of the school year.
I realize many people will now have questions related to finishing the school year, such as graduation ceremonies, collecting personal student items from the school, athletics, and more. Many will also have questions about the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. At this point in time, I do not have the answers. I can promise our school personnel have been exploring creative remedies for this situation. Now, that we have the Governor’s directive, we will finalize our alternative planning and continue to communicate with our families in a timely manner.
An example of this creativity is Spotlight for Seniors. We will be creating a literal bright spot this evening. It will take place at 8:20pm (20:20 military time). The lights at the football stadium will be illuminated in honor of our 2020 seniors for a period of 20 minutes and 20 seconds. As an effort to assure social distancing, we ask that our seniors and their families refrain from congregating at the stadium. We do encourage our community residents to join in the celebration by turning on their porch lights at 8:20pm for a period of 20 minutes and 20 seconds to help us honor our seniors for their many accomplishments!
As you have questions or concerns, please contact teachers and the school offices. We want to work with our families to keep our students engaged in learning and find solutions if an issue arises.
Brad Herman, Superintendent