COVID-19 / School Closure News

Masks and Children During COVID-19

  • Critical Updates on COVID-19  /  Masks and Children During COVID-19

    The CDC now recommends people over age 2 wear cloth face masks when outside their homes. Below are some frequently asked questions about the use of face masks for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. ....
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Amended Substitute House Bill 197 Senate Floor (Omnibus Amendment) Summary

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Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out

FROM THE CDC WEBSITE: Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date...  >> READ MORE
 
 

COVID-19 School Closure / Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 3/13/2020 @ 3:35pm)

Thank you all for the patience and assistance during the past few days.  This is a very difficult situation for everyone, and I understand that it is very stressful for all of you. 

We will continue to share information as we receive it concerning both the schools and any information that we receive that may be helpful to you during this pandemic.  Please check our website regularly for updates.  If there is any urgent information we will send out a one call with the information or how you can access it.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions that can be found below.  We will continue to add to these questions as we receive them.  Unfortunately, there are many questions that we do not have answers for at this time.  We will address these letting you know that we do not have answers at this time, but once we get the answers we will post them on our website.

Please note that after Monday the school buildings will be closed to everyone except essential employees. Please do not go to the buildings expecting to find someone there.  You are asked to contact staff via email.  Email addresses can be found on our website; the link can be found in the FAQ’s below.

Thank you again.  We will get through this together if we all stay calm and work together.


Frequently Asked Questions:


Will there be school for students on Monday, March 16?
No. they will not attend school on Monday, March 16.

How long will school be closed?
Governor DeWine has closed all Ohio schools at least until April 3, 2020.  Any updates regarding school closure will be posted on the district website.  In addition, a One Call will be utilized to communicate updates.

Will the schools be providing breakfast & lunch for Edison students? 
Yes.  We will be providing breakfast/lunch for Edison students.   For more information >> CLICK HERE

Where can I locate the latest information about school district operations? 
We will continue to update our website with information as it becomes available at http://www.edisonchargers.org.
http://www.edisonchargers.org
How will instruction be delivered? 
At the middle and high schools we will primarily be utilizing Google Classroom to deliver meaningful and relevant, standards-based content and instruction.  At the elementary it will be a combination of electronic and hard copies.  Completion of assignments will be counted for attendance and grades will be used as always for quarter and semester grades.

What if I don't have a device/tablet for a student in grades four through twelve?
Please contact Rob Laconis at rlaconis@edisonchargers.org or Jason LaCivita at jlacivita@edisonchargers.org and we will give you a scheduled timeframe to pick up a loaned chromebook and charger.  Additionally, we can make the assignments available in paper format. If you are requesting paper copies, please submit that request in writing through e-mail to your student’s teacher(s) and principal.

When will assignments be due? 
Teachers will communicate when assignments are due. 

How do I contact school personnel for assistance? 
Please contact school personnel via e-mail using our staff directory >> CLICK HERE

Will students need to make-up missed days over the summer or during spring break? 
At this time, it is too early to determine.  We will communicate new information as it becomes available.

Will state assessments be administered? 
As of 3/10/20, the state superintendent has indicated state testing will continue as scheduled. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has posted their own frequently asked questions - FAQ found here.  On 3/11/2020, Gov. DeWine stated he will work with schools to find a testing solution should districts close. 

Will graduation be impacted? 
Currently, it is hard to know the impact this will have on graduation. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions closer to the date. 
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Area Superintendents Announce Protocols Regarding Coronavirus Concerns (Updated 7:25pm 3/11/2020)


Sandusky, Ohio. School officials from area public schools conducted a press conference today to announce a series of protocols for addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are no reported cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our immediate area, multiple area superintendents met to provide a corporate response to the current health challenge in our state and nation. Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of the Sandusky City Schools, is working collaboratively with Mr. Todd Boggs, Superintendent of Perkins Local Schools, Mr. Dennis Muratori, Superintendent of the Huron City Schools, Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent of Margaretta Local Schools, and Mr. Tom Roth, Superintendent of the Edison Local Schools. Each of the superintendents attended today’s press conference held at the Sandusky Board of Education, 407 Decatur Street, Sandusky. Mr. Peter Schade, Erie County Health Commissioner, was also present at the press conference to provide comments. The superintendents have provided a corporate response to addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) matter. There was agreement on the following matters:

- Agreement to announce a joint closing of schools at the recommendation of a county or state health official, should this become necessary per recommendation by health officials 
- Providing electronic options to students to address academic work in the event of the closure of school for multiple days
- Agreement to suspend large gatherings for 30-days and then reassess the next steps at that time
- Districts will provide deep cleaning of buildings and facilities
- Agreement to partner with the County Health Department and officials regarding strategic steps and recommendations for specific action
- Districts will develop regular correspondence to maintain communications with students, parents, and community members

Each of the districts leaders will be conducting communications to their constituents on this matter. The purpose of this press event is to provide a consistent set of protocols for schools within the immediate area. Follow up questions can be directed to each of the Superintendents.

Mr. Todd Boggs, Superintendent, Perkins Local Schools
Mr. Tom Roth, Superintendent, Edison Local Schools
Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, CEO and Superintendent, Sandusky City Schools
Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent, Margaretta Local Schools
Mr. Dennis Muratori, Superintendent, Huron City Schools

COVID-19 Information / Awareness

I am writing today to let you know that we at Edison are monitoring the events around the nation and the world concerning the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As of the time that I am writing this letter, there are no confirmed cases of COVID -19 in the State of Ohio and the risk to the general public remains low.  That does not mean that we are not keeping close tabs on the situation and preparing for it should an outbreak occur in our area. More +
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