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Updated as of May 21, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

Tradition: A Message from the Superintendent

I would usually be composing this end-of-the-year letter after I’ve made my instructional rounds to all of the schools. Today I decided to keep the tradition of sending out the end-of-the-year letter, marking another milestone for students, parents, and staff. As we experience the disruptive force of COVID-19, I sit and ponder how the normal protective strategies that govern our country will carry on with the reality that some traditions are lost, never to be seen again.

Maybe some of the traditional educational deliverables should have been augmented, but how do we maximize our mission to deliver a quality education to all students in the district? Many of our students have faced adversity, but nothing like this. We have used the word unprecedented hundreds of times to describe the devastating reality that COVID-19 is here; for how long? We do not know. I am truly proud of the students in the district that decided to beat the odds by focusing on the tradition of being educated by skillful professionals at home and remotely that will help to guide them to the next chapter. I believe big and little people need in-person touches in life that help them stay motivated, focused, and eager to learn and ultimately share new strategies about the future of our society.

I remember my weekly focus groups (“Conversation with the Superintendent”), designed to hear from Seniors about strategic ways that we could be a better educational school district for all students. One question that I would ask was, “If school ended today how would you fare: Would you be in position to graduate, or would you need more time?” For the most part, the Seniors revealed that they were prepared to transition today with completed projects, good grades, and the necessary credits to earn the diploma. However, looking at their faces during the conversation, many of them were not prepared to leave the safety net called school, where many positive relationships have been formed and cultivated with students and staff.

From the day-to-day sounds during the bell changes to the positive interactions with peers to prepare for concerts, plays, exhibits, presentations, and athletic events; Seniors of Winton Woods, you have worked tirelessly to prepare for Senior Reflections, the Prom, and ultimately, the most auspicious occasion in the world of K-12 – Graduation. Most, if not all, of the adults that are helping to keep your spirits intact experienced a traditional graduation with all of the pomp and circumstance included. Even though we know how to prepare for a virtual/remote graduation, this will be one of the rare occurrences where your Senior-inspired knowledge is far greater than ours. We often pride ourselves in being the teacher and you being the student, and the student is hearing the valuable lessons from us (the adults); but now we must learn from you.

As you travel down Winton Road in Forest Park and see the graduates’ ribbons that have been hung by the incredible ladies who are associated with J&R Coordinating, you will notice that we have kept this tradition. How does it feel to have a virtual graduation, which was not anticipated? What were your likes and wonders as the paradigm shifts from in-person to remote? We should all learn valuable lessons from the experience, and we must seize the moment and deliver our best while we can. Traditions are not guaranteed, but they are rooted in our belief that our time has come for us to shine and be properly recognized for following the plan. I am proud of how you have handled diversity; you have accepted the process of social distancing while figuring out how to accept the reality that a new tradition is on the horizon.

Our communications and high school staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that our graduates would be honored in whatever the finest virtual means imaginable. Be sure to watch the most dynamic virtual graduation ceremony in the nation on May 30 at 4:00 p.m. This one-hour event can be viewed on WSTR Star64, Local12.com, or Facebook Live @ WKRCTV.

In order to keep the spirit of education moving, we wanted to guarantee that our younger students had the tools to be successful. Since grades 7-12 had already been issued Chromebooks before COVID-19, kudos to our Technology Department that was able to distribute Chromebooks to our 2nd-6th grade students.

It was our responsibility to keep our students educated and fed. While there were hiccups along the way, we were very successful. My appreciation goes to the effectual team of Food Service and the bus drivers who collaborated together to accomplish this important task.

To a supportive Board of Education that had to transition from traditional meetings to virtual Zoom meetings: Thank you for your flexibility, guidance, and support; you have put your best efforts forward while protecting the Village. To all of the parents and staff that continue to support the students in Winton Woods City Schools: I applaud your efforts, commitment, and time. We have realized something very valuable during our experience with COVID-19: Warriors never quit; they find other ways to become successful. Thanks again to the staff for not only serving our students’ educational needs, but for looking out for their emotional and social needs as well.

With the recommendation of the Teaching and Learning Department and the Winton Woods Teachers’ Association, we have agreed to move summer school to begin on June 15 and end on July 9. Students that have been issued Chromebooks are expected to hold on to them for now. We will use the Chromebooks as a communication tool to disseminate information throughout the next two months. I will send out regular correspondence throughout the summer with updates regarding our status and the next steps.

The traditional educational experiences may have been altered; however, with the support of all stakeholders we will find new, exciting ways to make sure that our students are future ready. Thank you for being a valuable part of Winton Woods City Schools, the true district of destination where new traditions are developed, cultivated, and enhanced.

Superintendent Anthony G. Smith

Updated as of May 8, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Testing

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Early Entrance to Kindergarten Testing must be postponed. We realize that this is inconvenient, as you are making family decisions for next school year. The dates and procedures for applying will be announced as guidance from the Ohio Department of Education becomes available. For additional information, visit EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE on the ODE website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Kindergarten/FY14-Kindergarten-Schedule

Updated as of May 4, 2020, 11:37 a.m.

Winton Woods City Schools is excited to honor and celebrate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 30, at 4 p.m. with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. The one-hour graduation special will broadcast on Star64 or CW, and Local 12’s Facebook live. There will be the traditional speeches, a vocal performance, and video presentation. For more information, go to www.wintonwoods.org/graduation. Congratulations Warriors!

Updated as of April 27, 2020, 6:32 p.m.

Please find several important documents from the Teaching and Learning Department.

Updated as of April 24, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Dear Warrior Families, Please see the recently revised student meal distribution information below.

THE PROGRAM

DATE: Mondays and Wednesdays

TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

LOCATIONS:

825 Waycross Rd

1501 Kingsbury Dr

8 Enfield St

9601 Winton Rd

485 Dewdrop Cir

11734 Elkwood Dr

Intersections:

Quailridge Dr & Quail Crt

Reliance Dr & Ramondi Pl

GUIDELINES

• Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under

• Pick up options are as follows:

> drive-through-style

> or walk-up style

• Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person

• Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating

• A total of fourteen meals including breakfast (7) and lunch (7) will be provided

Updated as of April 20, 2020, 6:05 p.m.

This afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine ordered that all of Ohio’s public school buildings remain closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

We understand that the Governor’s order to close school for the remainder of the school year may present a challenge to our families. Our district is working diligently to partner with all parents and guardians in furthering your child’s education and well-being.

Virtual Learning to Continue

Although our school buildings are to remain closed, virtual and remote learning will continue through the remainder of the school year. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, while providing quality student services and resources. For more information, go to our virtual learning website at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.

Staff Availability

Our school district staff will continue to support learning and provide meals to our students for the remainder of the school year. On scheduled school days, our teachers will be available during school hours to support our parents and students. Administrators and support staff will also be working remotely and available to support students’ needs as well.

Board of Education Office Hours

The Winton Woods Board of Education office is closed to the public until further notice. The central office staff are still available to assist parents via phone or email. If you have to contact us, please leave a voicemail at 619-2300. Our staff is monitoring all messages and will respond accordingly.

Meal Distribution

Our Nutrition is the Mission meal service will continue its operation despite the building closure through the remainder of the school year. Staff will continue to comply with the most current health guidelines when distributing meals. For more information our meal distribution program, go to www.wintonwoods.org/meals.

The district will continue to provide free meals through our Nutrition is the Mission summer meal program. Please remember, the distribution of these meals is dependent on the most current orders from the Governor. We will keep our community updated on our food delivery model as we move forward.

Mental Health Support

Our professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure, and to make alternative plans if necessary. Please reach out to our professional support staff via email or voicemail if your child is in need of services.

If a student or parent is in crisis, please reach out to the Talbert House Crisis Hotline (513) 281-CARE (2273) or text Talbert to 839863.

Kindergarten/Open Enrollment Registration for 2020-2021

In addition to providing our families with the option of completing their students’ registration online, the enrollment office will be open for onsite registration by appointment only beginning on April 28. Please leave a voicemail at 619.2360 or email enrollment@wintonwoods.org to schedule an appointment. Families should also check our website at www.wintonwoods.org/enroll for details and deadlines.

Technology

If you need technological support, please send a detailed message to helpdesk@wintonwoods.org.

Board Meetings

Our Board of Education plans to meet virtually until further notice. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020. Waycross Community Media will record and post all virtual meetings online at https://www.waycross.tv/wwvod.html. Minutes from the meeting will also be posted online. Due to the nature of this meeting, there will not be a public participation section.

School Facilities/Grounds Remain Closed

Per the Governor’s orders and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), all school, playgrounds, and athletic facilities are closed, and the use of our facilities by outside groups has also been suspended. We will send out formal information when services can be resumed.

Scheduled Spring/Summer Events

All athletics (per OHSAA guidance), field trips, overnight trips, performances, award programs, and parent-teacher conferences have been canceled through the remainder of the school year. Our high school administrators are working on options to reschedule graduation. Information regarding a formal graduation ceremony will be forthcoming.

Graduation

The Governor and the Ohio General Assembly enacted House Bill 197 to address issues raised by the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation states that Ohio students who were on track to graduate at the time of the ordered school-building closure will be permitted to graduate in the Spring of 2020.

Summer School

With the current building closure orders, the district will offer summer school classes virtually until further notice. Students who require summer school classes will be notified by the building principal. We are still discussing summer enrichment classes for our students and will communicate these plans with our parents in the upcoming weeks.

Summer Sports Camps/Programs

Under the current guidelines, no sport camps or summer programs will be hosted by the school district. We will follow the latest directives when determining the status of summer conditioning programs for our student-athletes. Look for communication from our athletic department and coaches about summer conditioning.

Status of 2020-2021 School Year

No specific decisions have been made at this time on the status of our buildings being re-opened in August. The state continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 outbreak and our ability to resume normal activities.

In his press briefings, Governor DeWine has made it clear that Ohio’s schools and businesses will not be operating in the same way until there is a vaccine available for COVID-19. Our district administrators have been planning and consulting with other education leaders and public health officials for alternatives to comply with the Governor’s most current orders and maintain a healthy, safe environment for all staff and students.

Work Permits for Minors

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

To download a copy of the Parent or Guardian Consent Form for Minor Work Permit, click here.

For questions, call the Division of Industrial Compliance's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration at 614-644-2239 or email webmaster@wagehour.com.state.oh.us.

For More Information

We have established a dedicated website for parents and community members who have questions related to virtual learning. Please go to www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning for academic resources, meal distribution, community resources and more. For all questions related to your child’s assignments, please email your child’s teacher or the building principal.

Thanks for your patience, understanding and support. We will continue to work diligently as a school community to provide the necessary resources for our students and staff at Winton Woods City Schools.

Updated as of April 13, 2020, 9:28 a.m.

Please see the recently revised meal distribution information below.

THE PROGRAM

DATE: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

LOCATIONS: For up-to-date information including distribution locations, please visit our website at www.wintonwoods.org/meals.

GUIDELINES

We are committed to doing our part to care for our community during this extended school closure.

• Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under

• Pick up options are as follows: > drive-through-style > or walk-up style

• Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person

• Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating

• A total of four (4) meals will be provided with each meal service and will include two (2) breakfasts and two (2) lunches.

Updated as of April 11, 2020, 3:20 p.m.

Winton Woods City Schools will be issuing a district Chromebook to all students in grades 2-6 to support virtual learning. During this time, families will also have the opportunity to drop off completed homework packets given at the beginning of the closure.

Prior to arrival during the designated times below, parents and/or guardians are to bring government issued identification. After pulling into the intermediate school driveway, you will be directed to park according to the first letter of your student’s last name and a staff member will assist you. To enhance the safety of our families and staff, is it important that you remain in your car at all times.

We are grateful for the partnership of our students, parents, staff, and community members as we continue to navigate through this challenging situation together.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 5 & 6

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road, Forest Park

Spanish interpreters will be available.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 & 4

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road, Forest Park

Spanish interpreters will be available.

STUDENTS IN GRADE 2

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road, Forest Park

Spanish interpreters will be available.

Updated as of April 4, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

Hello Warrior Families,

The district is committed to providing free breakfast and lunch for children during the school closure. We will now be providing two days worth of meals with each service. This new meal delivery schedule will require you to make fewer trips outside of your home as well as to permit our employees to remain home more days with their families. We are committed to doing our part to care for our community during this extended school closure.

DATES: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

(except Good Friday 4/10)

TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

LOCATIONS:

825 Waycross Road 1501 Kingsbury Dr

8 Enfield

9601 Winton Rd

485 Dewdrop Circle

11734 Elkwood Drive

Intersection: Quailridge Dr. & Quail Court

Intersection: Reliance Dr. & Ramondi Place


GUIDELINES

We are committed to doing our part to care for our community during this extended school closure.

• Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under

• Pick up options are as follows: drive-through-style or walk-up style

• Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person

• Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating

• A total of four (4) meals will be provided with each meal service and will include two (2) breakfasts and two (2) lunches.

To download an informational flyer, click here and visit our website at www.wintonwoods.org/meals.


Updated as of March 31, 2020, 8:10 p.m.

Hello Warrior Families,

Governor DeWine has extended the official state mandated school closure through May 1, 2020. We will keep you updated with any changes.

Please remember to visit our COVID-19 website at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning for more information.

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Actualizado el 31 de marzo, 2020, 8:10 p.m.

Hola Familias Guerreras,

El Gobernador DeWine ha extendido el cierre mandatorio de las escuelas del estado hasta el 1ro. de mayo, 2020. Nosotros les mantendremos informados sobre cualquier cambio.

Por favor, recuerde visitar nuestra página de internet de COVID-19: www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning o más información.

Updated as of March 29, 2020, 2:40 p.m.

Dear Warrior Families,

Winton Woods City Schools is dedicated to supporting our students during this virtual learning opportunity through April 3. We will continue to follow the directives from the Governor as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For further updates and information, please visit our COVID-19 website at wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning. Also, please find the important meal distribution information below that begins again on March 30.

DISTRIBUTION DATES: March 30 - April 3, 2020

DISTRIBUTION TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS: Click here for a link to the 12 meal distribution locations

DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES:

  • Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under who resides in the school district
  • Pick up options are as follows: "drive-through-style” or “walk-up”
  • Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating
  • Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person
  • Two (2) meals will be distributed each day, lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day

For up-to-date information, please visit our custom website at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.

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Queridas familias guerreras,

Las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Winton Woods se comprometen a proporcionar desayuno y almuerzo gratis a todos los niños que residen dentro del distrito durante el cierre ordenado por el estado. A continuación encontrará información importante sobre la distribución de comidas:

FECHAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: Marzo 30 - Abril 3, 2020

HORARIO DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UBICACIONES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: haga clic aquí para obtener un enlace a las 12 ubicaciones de distribución de comidas\

PAUTAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN

  • Las comidas se servirán a cualquier persona menor de 18 años que resida en el distrito escolar.
  • Las opciones de recogida son las siguientes: "estilo drive-through" o "walk-up"
  • Las comidas deben consumirse fuera del sitio después de la distribución sin congregarse
  • Cualquier persona que reciba una comida debe ejercer distanciamiento social, manteniendo seis (6) pies de distancia de persona a persona
  • Se distribuirán dos (2) comidas cada día, almuerzo para el día actual y desayuno para el día siguiente

Para obtener información actualizada, visite nuestro sitio web personalizado en www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.


Updated as of March 17, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

Winton Woods City Schools is committed to staying connected with our students, staff, and community during this state-mandated district closure. Please find our latest information below and remember to visit our custom website on a daily basis at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.

Spring Break: Winton Woods City Schools will be closed for spring break beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. Any calls to the district will be returned on Monday, March 30.

ACT Test Date: ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

Nutrition is the Mission - Breakfast and Lunch Meal Distribution:

The district will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch for all children, 18 and under, who reside within district boundaries during the closure.

DISTRIBUTION DATES: March 17 - 20, 2020 AND March 30 - April 3, 2020

DISTRIBUTION TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS: www.wintonwoods.org/meals

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Two (2) meals will be distributed each day, lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day
  • Please note there will be no meal distribution services during spring break, March 23 to March 27, 2020

DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES

  • Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under who resides in the school district
  • Pick up options are as follows: "drive-through-style” or “walk-up”
  • Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating
  • Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person

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Actualizado hasta el 17 de marzo, 2020, 5:50 P.M.


Winton Woods City Schools se compromete a mantenerse conectado con sus estudiantes, personal y comunidad durante el cierre del distrito por orden estatal. Por favor, vea la más reciente información a continuación y recuerde visitar diariamente nuestra pagina de internet: www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.


Vacaciones de Primavera: Winton Woods City Schools estará cerrado por motivo de las vacaciones de primavera comenzando el lunes 23 hasta el viernes 27 de marzo. Cualquier llamada al distrito durante ese periodo será regresada el lunes 30 de marzo.


Fecha de Examenes ACT: ACT ha reprogramado su fecha anual de examinación abril 4 a junio 13 en todo los Estados Unidos en respuesta a la preocupación por la propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19). Todos los estudiantes inscritos para el examen del 4 de abril recibirán un mensaje electrónico de parte de ACT en los proximos dias informándoles de la fecha pospuesta y dándoles instrucciones para inscribirse gratis para el 13 de junio o cualquier otra fecha de examinación nacional.


La Nutrición es La Misión - Distribución de Desayuno y Almuerzo:

El distrito continuará proveyendo desayuno y almuerzo gratis para todos los niños de hasta 18 años de edad que residen dentro de los límites del distrito durante el cierre.

FECHA DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: 17 al 20 de marzo, 2020 Y 30 de marzo al 3 de abril, 2020

HORAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

LUGARES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN: www.wintonwoods.org/meals

INFORMACIÓN GENERAL

  • Dos (2) comidas serán distribuidas cada día, almuerzo para el mismo día y desayuno para el dia siguiente
  • Por favor, mantenga en mente que no habrá distribución de comida durante las vacaciones de primavera, del 23 al 27 de marzo, 2020

PAUTAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN:

  • Se le servirá comida a cualquier persona no mayor de 18 años de edad que resida en el distrito escolar.
  • Las opciones de recogida de comida son las siguientes: “estilo autoservicio” o “entrada”
  • Las comidas son para llevar y comerlas en otro lugar después de ser entregadas sin conglomerarse..
  • Toda persona que reciba una comida debe mantener distanciamiento social, manteniendo seis (6) pies de distancia entre una persona y otra


Updated as of March 16, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Winton Woods City Schools is committed to providing free breakfast and lunch for all children who reside within the district during the state mandated closure. Please find important meal distribution information below:

DISTRIBUTION DATES: March 17 - 20, 2020 AND March 30 - April 3, 2020

DISTRIBUTION TIMES: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS: www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning

GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Two (2) meals will be distributed each day, lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day
    • Meal distribution suspended during spring break, March 23 to March 27, 2020

DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES

  • Meals will be served to anyone age 18 and under who resides in the school district
  • Pick up options are as follows: "drive-through-style” or “walk-up”
  • Meals must be consumed off-site after distribution without congregating
  • Anyone receiving a meal should exercise social distancing, maintaining six (6) feet of distance from person to person

Updated as of March 15, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

The safety of our students, parents, staff, and community is essential. Therefore, Winton Woods City Schools will be closed on Monday, March 16. Staff members who are required to report will be contacted by their immediate supervisor. This closure is in addition to the state mandated closure beginning Tuesday, March 17 through April 3. To date, there are no confirmed cases in any of our schools.

Meal distribution will begin on Tuesday, March 17 at specified bus stops. Please continue to visit our custom website at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning on a daily basis for all the latest information regarding academic expectations, meal distribution, etc., for all students. We appreciate your continued patience and support during this unprecedented time.

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La seguridad de nuestros alumnos, padres, personal y comunidad es esencial. Por lo tanto, las Escuelas de Winton Woods City Schools estarán cerradas el lunes 16 de marzo. El supervisor inmediato se comunicará con los miembros del personal que deben venir. Este cierre es adicional al cierre obligatorio del estado que comienza el martes 17 de marzo hasta el 3 de abril. Hasta la fecha, no hay casos confirmados en ninguna de nuestras escuelas.

La distribución de comidas comenzará el martes 17 de marzo en las paradas de autobús especificadas. Continúe visitando nuestro sitio de web en www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning diariamente para obtener la información más reciente sobre expectativas académicas, distribución de comidas, etc., para todos los alumnos. Agradecemos su continua paciencia y apoyo durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

Updated as of March 13, 2020, 12:17 p.m.

As we continue to prepare for the state-mandated district closure beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the following is some important information for families:

NUTRITION IS THE MISSION: BREAKFAST AND LUNCH DISTRIBUTION

The district is committed to providing free breakfast and lunch for all students (PreK-12) during the school closure.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be distributed during the following dates:
    • March 17-20, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)
    • March 30-April 3, 2020 (Monday-Friday)
  • There will be no breakfast and lunch provided during spring break (March 23-27, 2020)
  • Meals will be delivered by school bus and/or board-approved vehicles to specific stops during the day.
  • Bus stop information including time and location for delivery will be sent home with students on Monday and will be published at www.wintonwoods.org/virtual-learning.

MEDICATION

Parents and/or guardians should plan to pick up their child’s routine/daily medication by the close of school on Monday, March 16, 2020.

TAKE HOME INSTRUCTIONS: LESSONS, TECHNOLOGY, AND INSTRUMENTS

  • Students in grades PreK-6 should take home lesson packets and complete them during closure.
  • Students in grades 7-12 should take district-issue Chromebook and power cord home during closure.
  • Students in band and orchestra should take their instrument home during closure.
  • Students should take home all belongings that they will need during closure.

Please continue to visit our custom website at www.wintonwoods.org for information about coronavirus, academic expectations for all students and resources for your child. We appreciate your continued understanding and support during this unprecedented time.


Updated as of March 12, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Winton Woods City Schools is working diligently with public health officials to determine what actions are necessary to protect students and staff from the coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, there are no confirmed cases in any of our schools.

The following is the COVID-19 plan at this time:

  • Winton Woods City Schools will remain open on Friday, March 13, 2020, and Monday, March 16, 2020.
  • Governor DeWine has declared that all schools close for three weeks beginning on Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • It is anticipated that schools could possibly resume regular schedules on Monday, April 6, 2020.*

*We will alert you if there are any changes such as extended closures.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

Students in PreK - Grade 6

For grades PreK-6, where students do not have a 1:1 take home device, teachers are currently preparing lesson packets that will be handed out to our students by Monday, March 16, 2020. Assignments and lessons included in the packet should be completed when school resumes.

If you have specific questions regarding class assignments, please contact your student’s teacher.

Students in Grades 7-12

Students at our secondary buildings are already accustomed to virtual learning with their 1:1 device through ECHO as a part of their New Tech experience. Students should continue using their school-issued Chromebooks. Your child’s teacher will continue to update the daily instruction agenda found in ECHO.

If you have specific questions regarding class assignments, please contact your student’s teacher. If you have issues with technology, please submit a help ticket by emailing helpdesk@wintonwoods.org.

During this closure, the district will begin a process of deep cleaning all school facilities beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

At Winton Woods City Schools, the safety of our students is a top priority. For the latest information, please visit www.wintonwoods.org.