10/1/20
District Update from Dr. Wagner
Dear Fairview Families: 
This has been a very busy week since our last update, preparing for students to be returning to the school buildings in hybrid mode. We’ve finalized the Remote Learning Option registration for those families who would prefer to keep their children learning remotely from home, and we should be ready to go. The staff are all excited to see students back in the classrooms!  

TRANSITION TO HYBRID
The buildings have been preparing for our return of students in our “hybrid” mode now for weeks. We prepare for these eventualities as far in advance as possible so we are prepared when the time comes… “Prepare for the worst and pray for the best” is a phrase I share with others often. This philosophy certainly helped us this past spring and it will continue to help us as we navigate this change to hybrid mode and other changes that will come throughout this school year. Thank you all for your encouragement, understanding and patience. These are difficult times and we are dealing with extremely complex and multi-layered challenges. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Over the past week, all families should have received communications from the district, buildings and/or teachers regarding shifting to hybrid next week. 

REMOTE LEARNING OPTION
In grades K-5: For those of you who signed up to remain in the Remote Learning Option program through the end of the first semester, you will continue as you have since the start of this school year. For those of you who chose to shift into the Remote Learning Option, you will hear from your new RLO teachers by the end of the day tomorrow (if you haven’t already). For those of you who chose to shift out of the Remote Learning Option and return to the classroom in hybrid mode next week, you should hear from your new classroom teacher by the end of the day tomorrow.  

In grades 6-12: All students will remain following their regularly-scheduled classes. Regardless of whether you have elected to remain in, shift to, or shift out of the Remote Learning Option, your teachers will remain the same. Please contact your teachers directly if you have any questions.

AS ALWAYS...
There will be more building-level, detailed information in your building-level “Weekly Blast” emails that are sent out every Sunday. Please be sure to read those weekly blasts and contact your building principal if you have additional questions.

Also, please be sure to conduct daily assessments of the health of your children prior to sending them to school and make sure they have a face covering for every day they attend. If your child is not feeling well, please contact the school to report the absence and reasons why your child will not be attending. Thank you.


ISSUE 72 - CONTINUING OPERATING LEVY 

In case you missed the live presentation, an archive of the Community Presentation on Issue 72, the district’s operating levy of the ballot, is available here.

Please email us if you have any questions about the Issue 72 operating levy, or visit www.fairviewparkschools.org/issue72


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, and JUSTICE TASK FORCE 
Fairview Park City Schools (FPCS) invites students, parents, staff, and community members to participate in a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Task Force that will meet once a month throughout the school year. In support of the FPCS mission and vision of creating a community united, this task force will identify strengths, areas of growth, and a plan of action as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the school district.  




COMMUNITY BUILDING TOURS 
Tour the recently-renovated Fairview High School and Lewis F. Mayer Middle School and check out the amazing transformations completed in the building thanks to the community's support in 2016. Small groups will be guided through the building by staff members. Tours will depart from the front lobby every 15 minutes. Please wear a mask. 


REMINDER TO SIGN UP FOR FOOD SERVICES 

Beginning Monday, October 5, meal pick-up during hybrid learning will begin. We will no longer be delivering meals. 

MEAL PICK UP FOR THE WEEK IS ON MONDAYS FROM 12-1 PM at FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. 

Pick-up is on Mondays for the 3 days students will be remote. The 2 days they are at school they will receive their meals in the cafeteria. For Kindergarten students, they will receive a grab-and-go lunch at school.
If students have opted into the Fairview Remote Learning Option (staying remote 5 days a week) they will receive 5 breakfasts and lunches at the Monday pick-up.

Breakfast will be available upon arrival for 1st-12th grade.

*Currently, all students may participate in the school meal program at no charge. A grant provided by the USDA is expected to last through December 31, but may end sooner. The district will communicate this change when it occurs. Families should still fill out the Free/Reduced Meals Application otherwise their status will be full-pay once the free program has ended.

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If you have any questions, please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Coordinator, at dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us or call (440) 356-3525 x 4120.

Thank you, and stay well.

Dr. Bill Wagner
Superintendent