COVID19 Community Updates

 

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Starting Monday, March 23rd packets will be available outside the CIS main entrance.  These are packets for students that did not take work home with them before Spring Break.  Please check Google Classroom for updated work.  You can e-mail your child's teachers if you have any questions.

Chrome book sign out information:

We will be available to sign out computers on Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, as well as Monday evening from 5:30-6:30 pm for all families interested in signing out a chrome book.  There will be forms there for you to sign, you do not need to print and bring your virtual learning letter.   If these times do not work for you, please email me and we will work together to come up with a solution.  Both Hazel Harvey and the Jr/Sr High will send out information for times in their buildings as well. 

We hope your families are feeling well and we will continue to work together throughout this process.

During this time, when schools are being advised they will be closed to students for an extended time, Chippewa
Local Schools will provide Grab and Go lunches for all students. The Grab and Go service will start on Monday
March 23, starting at 9 AM – 1 PM at each school building, (Jr-Sr HS, Chippewa Intermediate and Hazel
Harvey). The school district will place a fully stocked Grab and Go bus, (Bus 19) in the Wayne Homes parking
lot on the corner of Route 21 and Eastern Road.
 
You may pick up the Grab and Go Meals at any of the locations, you do NOT need to go to the school your
child attends. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the Grab and Go.
 
WE ask that everyone follow these instructions.
 Students should be with their parents when they pick up the Grab and Go Meals.
 STAY IN YOUR CAR. A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WILL COME TO YOUR CAR.
 The employee will ask for student name(s) and get your Grab and Go for you.
 Pick up Doors:
 
1. Jr-Sr HS – Main Entrance Front Doors
2. CIS – Door 6, Athletic Doors behind school
3. HH – Kitchen Doors by staff parking lot.
 
The week of March 23–27, Monday-Friday, all four sites will be open from 9AM – 1 PM. This schedule may
be adjusted the following weeks depending on the amount meals served. Please check the district website for
updated information. If anyone is unable to pick up the Grab and Go, please contact the Chippewa Board
Office, 330-658-6368 and other arrangements will be made.

 

March 9, 2020;

Chippewa Local Schools recognize that there are concerns about the encroaching spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools. The best information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be found on their website, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus2019-ncov/about/index.html . Please note in February 2020, the World Health Organization announced they officially changed the name to “coronavirus disease 2019” abbreviated to COVID-19.  I mention this so there is no confusion.

At this time, while there is no anti-viral treatment that attacks the Coronavirus, individuals are being treated with pain relievers, cough syrup and other medications for the symptoms. So, it is important that we focus heavily on prevention. As we await further guidance from the CDC and Wayne County Health Department, https://www.wayne-health.org/coronavirus,  on specific strategies for schools, we encourage you to follow common sense strategies for preventing the spread of communicable diseases: 

Individual level

  • Do not attend school or public functions when exhibiting cold and flu-like symptoms.
  • You must be 24-hour free of a fever before returning to school.
  • Wash your hands periodically throughout the day for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away.  If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.  Avoid coughing and sneezing into your hands.
  • Use anti-bacterial products daily on all high-touch surfaces, such as laptops and cell phones.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.

 

System/District Level:

  • School nurses will be vigilant in monitoring the student body, especially in cases where students exhibit symptoms associated with the virus.
  • We will stay in daily contact with the Wayne County Health Department and follow CDC protocols and remember, while the Coronavirus news is concerning, it is important to point out that there are other respiratory viruses like influenza currently circulating in schools. Fever, coughing and difficulty breathing are symptoms associated with all of them. Therefore, anyone exhibiting these symptoms should not be assumed to have COVID-19.
  • The school buildings, locker rooms and buses will receive a thorough disinfection over Spring Break.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our children and schools safe and healthy.  We will continue our relationships and communications with the public health officials and update everyone when new and relevant information is available.

Sincerely,
 

Todd S. Osborn, Superintendent

Chippewa Local Schools