Dear Fairview Families:
Happy New Year! I hope your 2021 is off to a safe and healthy start.
Please take a moment to read today’s update as there is very important information regarding our return to hybrid and all-in learning, and updated quarantine guidelines.
We have developed a VERY tentative schedule for the return of students to in-person instruction over the course of the next several weeks/months:
Week of Jan. 11th
Full remote instruction (All staff return to buildings with regular work hours)
Week of Jan. 18th TENTATIVE
- Kindergarten in hybrid, (5 days/week at ½ day)
- DAP (full-time M-TH, normal schedule)
- All special education self-contained units return to full, in-person (all day, every day)
- Grades 1-12 return to school in “Hybrid” mode: All students remote on Mondays, Scarlet Days on Tuesday/Thursday and Gray Days on Wednesday/Friday.
No school on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of MLK, Jr. Day.
Week of Jan. 25th TENTATIVE
No school for students on Friday, Jan. 29 for Teacher Records Day
Week of Feb. 1st TENTATIVE
Week of Feb. 8th TENTATIVE
Week of Feb. 15th TENTATIVE
“All In” Grades K-12 return to full, in-person (all day, every day) on Tuesday, February 16.
No School for students or staff on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of President's Day.
This is our current plan to phase back into full, in-person instruction over the next several weeks. It is very important to understand that this schedule may change based on local county and community infection spread, levels of hospital capacity, the number of district and/or individual building staff illnesses, CCBH advisories and recommendations, and many, MANY other factors. There were many safety measures and protocols put in place last fall when we first returned to hybrid instruction. Those and more will be instituted as we begin to return students to the buildings. More detail regarding all safety measures and expectations will be forthcoming prior to each phase of return.
Remote Learning Only (RLO) option
As we transition back into in-person instruction, parents/guardians have the option to keep their student enrolled in the Remote Learning Option. Those who were in the RLO option before Winter Break will remain in it unless a change is desired. If you wish to remove or add your child to the RLO option, please contact the school office:
Mayer Middle School/Fairview High School:
Note that for students in K-5, a change in or out of the Remote Learning Only option will result in a change in classroom teacher.
Ideally, to assist us with staffing, we need parents to “commit” to one plan or the other.
**Please be sure to read the weekly building newsletters sent out on Sunday evenings for more details regarding the return to the hybrid schedule.**
This week, the Ohio Department of Health also released an overview of updated quarantine protocols.
Students and adults in K-12 schools may continue to attend in-person school, even during a normal quarantine period, if the following conditions are met:
- The school has documented COVID-19 prevention policies, including universal mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, identification and management of students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection protocols.
The exposure occurred within a classroom environment or while on required school transport (e.g., school bus).
The person with COVID-19 and any associated contacts were wearing face masks that covered their nose and mouth at all times. If meals were consumed, a distance of at least 6 feet between students must have been maintained.
- Social distancing was maintained.
The above guidelines only apply to classroom settings. Students should not attend in-person school if they are exposed to COVID-19 outside the classroom, including during sports and other extracurricular activities, regardless of masking. We will also continue to reflect reported cases, both students and staff, on our COVID-19 dashboard.
When the district moves to hybrid mode, food services will resume as it was this past fall with hybrid learning: meal-pick up for the week will take place on Mondays at Fairview High School. If you are currently on the list to receive meals via delivery or pick-up, you will remain on the list. If you wish to be added or removed, please email Diana Hill at email@example.com.
While in the building during the school day, all students will be provided with a breakfast and lunch free of charge through the end of the school year.
Again, thank you for your continued support and patience over the past several months as we work together to bring students and staff members back into the school buildings safely.
Dr. Bill Wagner
Fairview Park City Schools