Dear SGWS Families,
The mode of learning will be determined by the administration and communicated to parents and teachers based on Summit County's risk level in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System (OPHAS).
The current county OPHAS level is Level 4 Purple. This means Summit County has met 6 of the 7 indicators including new cases per capita, sustained increase in new cases, sustained increase in Emergency Department visits for COVID-19 like illness, sustained increase in outpatient visits for COVID-19 like illness, sustained increase in new COVID-19 hospital admissions, and percentage of occupied ICU beds.
We will be in distance learning from now until winter break on December 18th. We will communicate the county level and anticipated learning mode weekly to support the parent/guardian's ability to plan for the week of January 4, when school resumes after winter break.
Most of our teachers were able to send home student supplies that will last until winter break. If the students need additional supplies or were not in attendance in person to receive their supplies, your class teacher will be in touch to let you know how to pick them up.
This is an extremely difficult time, and as a community we have been working together to meet these challenges. We are in this together and we can each do our part to support both our SGWS community and the greater community at large. We hope you will continue to abide by local health guidelines and recommendations, particularly wearing masks, avoiding group gatherings, practicing social distancing, and maintaining healthy practices and habits. This will help resume in-person learning at the earliest opportunity and is one of many instances where the actions of each of us as individuals multiplied by our sheer numbers, can make a difference. Let's do our part to help work toward this goal with love and caring for each other.
We will continue to communicate the county OPHAS level along with our current and anticipated learning phases each Friday. For the latest information, please refer to the COVID-19 School Update Section of our website.
During these difficult times, keeping the lines of communication open is at the top of our priority list. Please feel welcome to call or email me with any questions or concerns as we continue to navigate the pandemic and our response.
Tracy Edwards, Director of Administration