Springboro Schools: COVID-19 Updates
Springboro Schools CLOSED: Monday, March 16th - Friday, May 1st 
Classes Tentatively Scheduled to Resume Monday, May 4th
 
Visit COVID-19 Resources For Updates From Springboro Schools - http://www.springboro.org/COVID-19Resources.aspx
 
At Home Learning Instruction (All Grade Levels) - http://www.springboro.org/CalamityDays.aspx

 

COVID-19 Resources

Springboro Schools is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. The steps we are taking, as a district, are guided by the recommendations of the State of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health, the Warren County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in the best interest of the students, parents, and staff of Springboro Schools, as well as our surrounding community.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will post updates here. We will send district-wide communications when there are major changes in the situation. You can find previous district messages to students, parents, and staff below. The situation surrounding COVID-19 nationally and globally is rapidly evolving, so we encourage you to check here, as well as the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, for updates. 

We will continue to be in contact with the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Health, as well as the Warren County Health District, and we will continue to be alert for information from the CDC for the most current updates and guidance. 

The district is remaining vigilant. Our responsibility to the larger issue of public health require us to be proactive, rather than reactive, in making decisions that affect the well-being of our students, parents, staff, and surrounding community. The district has amaintained a cleaning schedule for each school building, which allows maintenance staff to thoroughly disinfect each classroom, in all six (6) school buildings, using electrostatic sprayers. Applying this disinfectant schedule serves as a preventative measure to illnesses. In addition, Springboro Schools is also able to disinfect all school bus vehicles. We have also secured 6-8 months inventory on disinfectant, should there be any supply limitations, as a result of COVID-19.

For questions not answered by this website, please contact the Springboro Schools' Central Office at 937-748-3960 or the District Communications Coordinator at 937-748-6014.

District Outreach

 
 

The Latest (Updated April 6, 2020)

A significant viral outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus named “COVID-19” is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States. For the most immediate updates on COVID-19, check the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention website.

  • On March 30, Gov. Mike DeWine announced all K-12 schools to remain closed through Friday, May 1. 
  • On March 29, the President of the United States extended the voluntary national shutdown and social distancing guidelines until April 30. 
  • On March 25, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 197 in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The law will take immediate effect upon Gov. Mike DeWine's signature. Read More on House Bill 197.
  • Director of the Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) "Stay at Home Order" 
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Flash Report #1 - 3 (Warren County Health District)
  • All restaurants/bars in the State of Ohio have been ordered closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will prevent dining in establishments, but will allow for walking in and carrying out, and will allow for delivery, too.
  • According to the Ohio Dept. of Health, cases have been confirmed through "community spread," with certain confirmed cases having not traveled outside of the United States, nor come into contact with a confirmed case.
  • Springboro Schools is taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all students, parents, staff, and community members. If you have flu-like symptoms, including fever or cough, please call your provider to let them know. Also, please avoid visiting any one of the district's school buildings if you have flu-like symptoms, including fever or cough.
  • Call the ODH Hotline for questions about COVID-19: 1-833-4ASKODH or 1-833-427-5634

 

What Happens With Schools Being Closed?

Gov. Mike DeWine announced all schools in Ohio, K-12, will remain closed throughout the entite month of April (and May 1). Therefore, Springboro Schools will remain closed now through Friday, May 1.

It is still to be determined when classes will officially be scheduled to resume, however the earliest right now would tentatively be Monday, May 4. Any decision made regarding normal classes resuming, for all grade levels, will be in direct accordance with the recommendations/orders from the State of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health, the Warren County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Based on Gov. Mike DeWine’s latest press conference, Springboro Schools will be following guidance from the State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education, in order to continue educating our students during the district’s closure, as a result of COVID-19.

At home learning for all students, PreK - 12, will continue throughout the district's closure, with the exception of April 6 - April 13, which is the district’s Spring Break. Assignments will continue to be posted on the district website, or shared via Google Classroom by the student’s teacher(s), depending on the student’s grade level.

After this Friday, April 3, at home learning will continue, for all grade levels, on Tuesday, April 14. No assignments are required during the April 6 - April 13 Spring Break.

Click Here to View Assignments On Springboro Schools' At Home Learning (COVID-19) Webpage 

Elementary Grade Levels:

Assignments for students in PreK - 5 (Clearcreek, Five Points, and Dennis Elementary) have been posted online at the following website - At Home Learning (COVID-19) Webpage.

  • Teachers will assign 2-3 hours per day of e-learning activities for reading and math subjects for grades 2-4. Reading, math, and science for grade 5. 
  • Teachers will share information with families and provide office hours of availability.
 Secondary Grade Levels:

Assignments for students in grades 6 - 12 (Springboro Intermediate, Springboro Junior High School, and Springboro High School) have been shared by the student’s teacher(s) via Google Classroom. Students must check their school email for communication from their teacher(s). Learn more at the following website - At Home Learning (COVID-19) Webpage

The expectation is for all students to continue with their education during the district’s closure, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are expected to turn in their assignments. Teachers will be expected to provide necessary feedback to students during the day. Teachers will be communicating with students, via email/Google Classroom, with more specific details on instruction, as well as their availability during the day for questions, feedback, or concerns. Please note: Any questions regarding assignments for at home learning should be directed toward your student’s teacher(s). Teachers will be in contact with administrators, and building Principals, for any areas of need.

The district recognizes that our families will be undergoing difficult circumstances during this time, which is why our teachers and staff will remain flexible on due dates for submitting assignments. There will be opportunities for students to redo assignments, in order to demonstrate mastery. Springboro Schools’ overall goal is to provide the necessary support, in order for students to be able to continue their education and be prepared academically when returning to school.

Parent Letter - Expectations on "At Home Learning" for All Students (March 19, 2020) 

 

What About Grading?

Springboro Schools has been advised by the Southwest Ohio Computers Association (SWOCA) to hold off, at this time, on any decisions regarding grading. As this situation continues to evolve, the district will be waiting on both Federal and State guidelines, in order to determine a decision on grading. As a reminder, the 3rd Quarter ended as of March 12th. Therefore, this only pertains to the 4th Quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding, regarding the grading structure as we await further guidelines from the Ohio Department of Education. Any updates on this process will be communicated to our students, parents, and staff.

 

Grades for 3rd Quarter were made available, for all grade levels, on ProgressBook as of Friday, March 20th.

 

What About the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee? 

With closure of all public schools through May 1 and the recent decision of the state that districts and public schools are not required to administer the spring 2020 Ohio’s State Test for third-grade English language arts, the Ohio Department of Education has issued new guidance about the third grade reading guarantee.


Many third grade students have already passed with the mandated score either on the Fall 2019 State Test for English language arts or an alternate assessment. The students who have not passed and do not have the opportunity for passage on the Spring test, will not be required to be retained in third grade for the 2020/21 school year. They will be promoted to fourth grade unless a district retention team determines retention is mandated by overall performance. Again, there will be no state mandated retention of third grade students who have not passed with the required reading proficiency score.


For more detailed information, please refer to the
ODE website by clicking here.

 
 

What About State Testing?

On March 25, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 197 in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The law will take immediate effect upon Gov. Mike DeWine's signature. Read More on House Bill 197. Springboro Schools will be meeting Friday, March 27 to discuss further outreach to our district parents, students, and staff regarding House Bill 197. 
 
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Governor Mike DeWine announced on March 12 that all Ohio school buildings are closed beginning 12:01 a.m. on March 17 and ending 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

Testing for the following assessments will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020:

 - Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD)
 - Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)
 - Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS)
 - Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
 - Previously scheduled Ohio State Test (OST) and End-of-Course (EOC) test windows will be delayed.

The Student Testing Site, Test Administrator (TA) Interface and the Data Entry Interface will not be accessible starting March 17. At this point, additional details about test window scheduling and extensions have not been determined.

We appreciate the patience of Ohio’s schools and districts as we work through many questions related to the closure of school buildings as a result of this public health crisis.

We know you have more questions and we will continue to work to provide you with answers as they become available. Please look for further communication regarding state testing. We also encourage you to monitor the COVID-19 FAQ page set up by the Ohio Department of Education.

If you have further questions, please contact:
Ohio Help Desk
Tel 1.877.231.7809
Fax 1.877.218.7663
ohhelpdesk@air.org
 
 

What About Travel During Spring Break?

Currently, there is no public health guidance for asking families to register their travel plans. If you will be traveling during spring break, we strongly encourage you to monitor the CDC travel advisories.
 
As of now, travelers to Italy, Iran, China, and South Korea must self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days when arriving back in the United States. The CDC now recommends that travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel. Governor DeWine shares that each traveler should ask themselves “Is it necessary?”
 
 
 

What Can I Do?

COVID-19 is both an airborne and surface illness, meaning the virus can be spread both through the air and from coming into contact with surfaces that may carry the virus. As announced by the Ohio Dept. of Health on March 11, COVID-19 is also "community spread." It is important to remember that the best way to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness is to follow routine hygiene etiquette:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
• Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 
Due to the recent occurrences of COVID-19 transmission across several countries and numerous states within America, the Ohio Department of Health, in coordination with the CDC, recommends the following:
 
• If you have recently traveled from a country with a high incidence of COVID-19 (such as China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea) watch for any changes in your health for fourteen (14) days after leaving the country.
• If you develop a fever or symptoms of illness during this time, avoid contact with others and seek medical care right away (Before you go, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms).
 
 

What About Students on Free/Reduced Lunch?

Students who are on Free/Reduced Lunch or apart of the “Boro Backpack Program” will still be able to receive food while the district is closed, due to the State of Ohio’s mandate. Springboro Schools will be in contact with these families, regarding details on food pickup and/or distribution.

Springboro Schools is providing meals to families in need. The Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC) will continue its food pick up services to families throughout the community. Food pick up dates will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays each week, throughout the district's closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below to learn more about future dates, times, and how you can help! 

The schedule listed below will be in place, as supplies are available tentatively through out the district's closure, for students and their families on Free/Reduced Lunch with Springboro Schools.  

**DUE TO SUPPLY, FAMILIES ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO PICKUP FOOD ONE DAY PER WEEK**

Mondays (3:00 - 5:00pm)

Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC)

1629 S. Main St. Springboro, OH 45066

Perishable & Boxed Food Only

 

Wednesdays (5:00 - 6:00pm)

Springboro First United Methodist Church

60 E North St, Springboro, OH 45066

Non-Perishable Food Only

 

We understand with Springboro Schools remaining closed throghout the month of April this is going to put an extra burden on some families for food. Please know that the SCAC is here to help all families that are in need during this time. We understand there are a lot of families that have not used a food pantry before, and this can be uncomfortable at first. It’s safe to say that this is a first for almost all of us. 

Also, the Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC) will provide further details on their Facebook page. Click here to view the SCAC Facebook Page.

Click Here for the Springboro Community Assistance Center Website

Click Here to Help Volunteer 

Thank you to the City of Springboro, Springboro First United Methodist Church, Springboro Eagles, the district's Food Services Dept., as well as the Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC) for making this possible.  

 

What is COVID-19?

Normally, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) typically causes the common cold or other mild respiratory viral illnesses, but this new strain can cause much more serious illness in some individuals. Previous novel Coronavirus strains include SARS and MERS that occurred in other areas of the world in recent years.

Parent Guide

 
 

Resources

COVID-19 Fact Sheet
In accordance with State and Federal law, Springboro Community City Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend and/or participate in school events. Such individuals should notify the Superintendent if they require a reasonable accommodation.

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