March 12, 2020
This afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio schools should close for 3 weeks beginning after school on Monday, March 16, in order to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students should still report to school as scheduled on Monday, March 16.
All our school buildings will be closed From Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3. We will tentatively plan to re-open on Monday, April 6 unless guidance from government authorities suggests otherwise. We will also plan to keep with our regular spring break scheduled April 8-13, returning April 14.
During the day on Friday, March 13, we will utilize the previously scheduled professional development day to meet with our teachers to continue to develop plans for home-based teaching and learning. Because we have been planning for this scenario for several weeks, we have processes already in place. After we meet with our teachers and staff tomorrow, we will share more information on what this will entail. We will also share more information regarding food services and other supports that will be available during this extended closure.
We sent K-5 students’ school iPads home with them today. We sent instructions on how to connect the school device to your home network. If you do not have home internet, please fill out this form
and we will be in touch with resources for you. Students should plan to bring iPads back to school Monday morning. Then students will bring them home at the end of the day to use during the time of the closure. Students in grades 6-12 should bring their laptops home at the end of the school day on Monday.
We understand how difficult and inconvenient this time may be for our school community. We will update you on a regular basis, and you may also reference this page
on our district web site for more information.
Again, thank you for your collaboration and patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation and truly exercise our vision as “A community united, empowering each other to learn differently, care deeply, and aspire to excellence.”
Dr. Bill Wagner, Superintendent
Fairview Park City Schools