Department of Education News
The Ohio Department of
Education's Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page provides
information and resources regarding the ordered school-building closure.
Department of Education is also sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program again
this year, providing children with free, healthy meals during the
school break. Participation is simple, and no sign up is required. To
learn about meal times and locations near you, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY
(1-866-348-6479) or visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat.
back for updates as they become available.
Ohio school reopening guidelines will be flexible,
Less than two months from the traditional start of the school year,
local districts are weighing options for reopening schools while they
wait for state guidelines on how to keep students and staff safe amid
the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2020-21 school year is likely to
look very different among Ohio’s more than 600 school districts as
educators plan for online lessons, in-classroom learning and a
combination of the two for the state’s 1.7 million students... The
governor said the guidelines will offer wide flexibility and no
surprises for local school district officials who ultimately must
decide when and how their students return to school while minimizing
the spread of COVID-19.
Local Education News
Strongsville teachers honored: Strong Points
DeNeen Russo, an intervention specialist at Chapman
Elementary School, is the recipient of this year’s Sister Rita Mackert
Teacher of the Year Award. This award has been established by the
Strongsville Council of the Knights of Columbus to recognize an
outstanding teacher in the Strongsville City School
District... Chris Chidsey, Strongsville Middle School band
director, received the “T in PTA” Award, previously known as the
Educator of the Year Award, for the 2019-20 school year. (Read story
for more information).
District Notebook: Grandview Heights Schools’ bustling
summer offers opportunities to learn (Column)
As the school year drew to a close in May, Grandview Heights
Schools swiftly pivoted to summer learning and planning for the 2020-21
school year. As we make the transition into an uncharted summer
for our families, we recognize there will be a loss of many summer
camps and enrichment experiences for our students... Students across
the district have been encouraged to participate in a unique summer
learning program in which they get to choose their own personalized
FFA to host virtual National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Organization announced today that the 2020
National FFA Convention & Expo will be held virtually. The
organization also extended its contract with the host city of
Indianapolis from 2031 to 2033... The decision to hold a virtual
event in place of in-person was recommended by National FFA staff and
affirmed by the board of directors.