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Chesapeake School District - Restart Notification *UPDATED 08/03/2020

Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District

Restart Notification

Dear Chesapeake Families,


We hope this letter finds you well! As we move closer to re-opening our facilities, we have been working hard to follow established policies and guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our staff, students, and families. In cooperation with the Lawrence County ESC and Lawrence County Health Department, a county plan was developed and the Chesapeake School System used this plan as a reference for our restart decisions. The following information may need to be adjusted or changed based on new information or requirements set by the Federal Government, the State of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education, or the Health Department.  Our goal is to resume in-person school to the best of our ability, provide options for families, provide a high quality education, and most importantly, keep our students and staff safe.  Thank you for your continued support of Chesapeake Schools.


Please note that the first day of school for students has changed.  The first day of school for students will now be Monday, August 31, 2020.  (NOTE CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS DATE OF AUGUST 24)


Chesapeake Schools are offering two educational delivery options to our families and students.

  

  1.  Schools resume full regular Face-to-Face instruction.  The district will begin the academic year with traditional, in-person classes, but will have plans in place to transition swiftly to an alternate plan if an outbreak causes an immediate school closure.  Buses run the normal routes as scheduled.

Option 1- Students attend school 5 days a week.


  1.  Students participate in remote learning.  Families may choose a remote education model on a quarterly basis. (Families choosing a remote model commit to 9 week periods of instruction.)

Option 2- Students receive remote learning, participating from their home.


  • IMPORTANT- Families must notify the school by Friday, July 31, 2020 of their decision to choose Remote Learning for the first 9 weeks.   


    • Chesapeake Elementary 740-867-3448

    • Chesapeake Middle School 740-867-3972

    • Chesapeake High School 740-867-5958




The following are highlights of our overall district procedures:


Health and Safety-

  • Self-Checklists will be completed daily by parents for their student 

  • Staff will complete daily self-checklists for themselves 

  • Students or staff with a fever of over 100 degrees are required to stay home

  • Chesapeake Schools will follow health department guidelines on quarantine 

  • All students and staff will be required to wear Face Coverings (mask, shield, neck buff) on buses and school grounds, except when social distancing guidelines can be met  

  • One cloth facemask will be provided by the school district to each student, at no charge

  • Families are responsible for providing additional student facemasks

  • Cleaning and sanitizing will take place frequently

  • Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle, water fountains used as refilling stations only

  • Signs will be posted throughout the buildings for safety purposes


Transportation-

  • Transportation Guidelines have been established

  • Students must wear a mask on the bus and will be assigned seats

  • A comprehensive transportation plan is presently being finalized and will be distributed to families


Food Service-

  • Breakfast K-12 served in the classroom

  • Lunch K-4 will be served in the cafeteria and gym

  • Lunch 5-8 will be served in the cafeteria with overflow in other locations

  • Lunch 9-12 will be served in the cafeteria


Student Instruction in the Traditional Classroom-

  • School day start and end times will be the same as in past years, at this time (subject to change)

  • Chromebooks  have been purchased for all students and staff (K-12)

  • All Staff and Students wear face coverings in the classroom and on school property, except when social distancing guidelines can be maintained

  • All Staff and Students will promote social distancing guidelines to the best of their ability

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available in all classrooms

  • Attendance will be taken daily

  • Grades will be taken and students will receive the grades they earn


Remote Learning-

  • Families may choose remote learning on a nine weeks basis

  • Instruction will include direct instruction, recorded instruction, online lessons, and instructional packets

  • Should Chromebooks not be delivered prior to the start of school, students may choose to use their own electronic devices or complete instructional packets 

  • Attendance will be taken daily

  • Grades will be taken and students will receive the grades they earn



School Closure-

  • In the event the school is shut down, all students will transition to remote learning

  • Instruction will include direct instruction, recorded instruction, online lessons and instructional packets

  • Should Chromebooks not be delivered prior to the start of school, students may choose to use their own electronic devices or complete instructional packets 

  • Attendance will be taken daily

  • Grades will be taken and students will receive the grades they earn


Visitors-

  • Visitors limited to emergency situations and enrollment

  • Visitors are required to wear a face covering


Additional information can be located in the Chesapeake School Restart 2020 Document and Chesapeake School Restart Plan. 


We understand the 20-21 school year will be challenging, but we are committed to being transparent with the staff, parents/guardians, students, and community members.  We realize risks exist. Thank you again for your cooperation and please feel free to contact your child’s school with questions. 




Sincerely,





Jerry McConnell, Superintendent

 

 

Chesapeake Union Exempted Village Schools


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