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Coronavirus Information and Updates

Update 03.17.2020 Device Press Release

 
 
 

Update March 16, 2020 - Meal Distribution Plan

 
 

 

 

Update March 13, 2020 8:08 P.M.

March 13, 2020
 
Dear Parents,

At the end of the school day today, the students and staff of the Norwalk City School District entered a new era. As you all know, Governor DeWine has ordered the closure of all schools in Ohio for, at least, the next three weeks. As it now stands, students will be able to return to school on Monday, April 6th. Prior to April 6th, Governor DeWine will reevaluate the status of the COVID-19 spread in Ohio and make any adjustments to the date of return.

I know this creates a tremendous amount of uncertainty for all of our families - It does for us too. I would like to reassure our community that guiding principle for all of our decisions in the coming weeks will be maintaining the health and safety of our students and staff. We will consult with our community health officials and follow any guidance that comes from the state or federal level.

In the meantime, online instruction for our students will begin on Thursday, March 19th. We have asked all of our teachers to post their lessons by 10:00am each day. Over the past week-and-a-half, our staff has worked diligently to prepare for this situation. I am proud of their efforts and appreciate their dedication to our students.

In order to find your students assignments, please follow these directions:

-To find the website and contact information for your child’s teachers, go to www.NorwalkTruckers.net

-In the blue bar along the top, hover over SCHOOLS and choose your child’s school

-Scroll down and look for STAFF LIST on the left side of the screen

-Find your child’s teacher and his/her email address and website. 

If you have questions about your child’s assignments, please contact their teacher(s) by using their school email address. I have asked our staff to make sure they are in regular communication with our families. 

The Norwalk City School District is working on a plan to provide lunches to our students. We hope to begin distribution as soon as possible. Please keep checking the district website for more information about distribution times and locations.

This will be a challenging time for all. We care deeply about our students and will miss them tremendously. We look forward to seeing them as soon as possible. Our community is strong and will get through this. We will look after one another and get back to normal as soon as possible.

Take care. Be safe. And….of course….Go Truckers!

George Fisk


 

Update March 12, 2020 3:30 p.m.

March 12, 2020 

Norwalk Community:

This afternoon Governor DeWine made the unprecedented decision to close all Ohio schools to children in grades K-12 from the end of school on Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3.  He indicated they will re-evaluate the situation prior to April 3. 

(Norwalk public and parochial schools are closed on Monday, March 16, due to teacher inservice.)

This closure will result in the postponement of all organized events for both NCSD and NCS. 

We will release additional information to you once more guidance is made available by the Ohio Department of Education.

  George Fisk                                     Martin Linder

  NCSD                                                 NCS

                               



                  

Update March 11, 2020 6 p.m.

Area School Districts 
Each school district will be conducting communications to their constituents on this matter. The purpose of this press release is to provide a consistent set of protocols for schools within the immediate area. Follow up questions regarding local school actions can be directed to each of the Superintendents. General information about COVID-19 can be found at www.coronavirus.gov. If residents have further general questions about COVID-19 they should call 1-833-4ASKODH. If residents have specific health-related  questions, they should contact their physician.  
 
Local Superintendents Announce Protocols Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Wednesday, March 11, 2020  6 p.m.

Mrs. Kim Schubert, Bellevue City School District      

Mr. Ralph Moore, Monroeville Local School District

Mr. Brad Romano, New London Local School District

Mr. George Fisk, Norwalk City School District

Ms. Laura Kagy, Seneca East Local Schools

Mr. Martin Linder, Norwalk Catholic School

Mr. Ben Chaffee, South Central Local School District

Mr. Rodge Wilson, Western Reserve Local School District

Mr. Jeff Ritz, Willard City School District



School officials from area public schools conducted a meeting today to announce a series of common protocols for addressing novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 in our immediate area, multiple area superintendents met to provide a collaborative response to the current health challenge in our state and nation. 

There was agreement on the following matters:

= Any possible closing of schools would be announced jointly and be made in consultation with a county or state health official;

= Providing electronic options to students to address academic work in the event of the closure of school for multiple days;

= Agreement to suspend all large gatherings for thirty days (until April 10th) 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; and

= Districts will develop regular communication protocols to maintain communications with students, parents, and community members.

Huron County Public Health’s (HCPH) Health Commissioner, Timothy Hollinger, provided his support of the above listed community containment measures and is committed to continuing to work with Huron   County School Districts to protect the health of Huron County residents. 

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