Springboro Schools: COVID-19 Updates
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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 affecting the district. You can find previous district messages to students, parents, and staff below, as well as online & mental health resources.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 nationally and globally is rapidly evolving, so we encourage you to check this webpage, as well as the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, for update.

Springboro Schools is taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all students, plarents, staff, and community members. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, inclduing fever or cough, please call your healthcare provider to let them know. Also, please void visiting any one of the district's school buildings. Call the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for questions about COVID-19: 1-833-4ASKODH.

For questions not answered by this website, please email your school building's Principal directly or contact the District Communications Coordinator at 937-748-6014.

Latest News

A significant viral outbreak of Coronavirus named “COVID-19” is affecting every country around the world, including the United States of America. For the most immediate updates on COVID-19, check the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention website. Below is the latest news from Springboro Schools:

  • On May 30 at 2:00pm, Springboro High School will broadcast a Virtual Graduation for the Class for 2020. The ceremony will be broadcast on FOX 45/ABC 22, MVCC Local Cable Channel 6, Springboro Schools Website and Springboro Schools Facebook. The ceremony will be available online (beginning May 30 at 2:00pm) to be viewed anytime, anywhere.
  • Will this Extend the School Year (Into the Summer)? No. Due to the district's At Home Learning (online), there will not be a need to extend the school year.
  • All outdoor district facilities; fields, courts, and playgrounds are now open. Indoor facilities remain closed to the public, unless otherwise noted.
  • 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" 

At Home Learning Assignments

Gov. Mike DeWine announced all schools, K - 12, in Ohio will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Springboro Schools will remain closed now through this school year, in accordance with the State of Ohio’s order. At home learning instruction will continue through the remainder of this school year (2019-2020). However, no new at home learning assignments will be posted after Wednesday, May 6. All assignments are due by Wednesday, May 20 (unless otherwise specificed by your teacher). 
 
No decision has been determined as to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, which is still set to start on Wednesday, August 19. 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).

At home learning for all students, PreK - 12, will continue throughout the district's closure. No new at home learning assignments will be posted after Wednesday, May 6. All assignments are due by Wednesday, May 20 (unless otherwise specificed by your teacher). Assignments will continue to be posted on the district website, or shared via Google Classroom by the student’s teacher(s) up until Wednesday, May 6.

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.

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)

 
 

Grading

March 12, 2020 marked the last day students attended school within a Springboro Schools' building. In addition, March 12 was also the last day of the 3rd quarter for the 2019-20 school year. Therefore, students have been engaged in At Home Learning (AHL) from their homes for the entirety of the 4th Quarter (2019-2020).

 

While Springboro teachers have met the challenge in delivering engaging lessons with new content during At Home Learning, the district also recognizes that all families do not have the same resources to support their children through the pandemic. Many are dealing with job loss, food insecurity, increased health concerns and other stressors that will affect students’ abilities to learn at home. Families also might be challenged with adults working from home while trying to support students’ remote learning needs at home.

 

Due to this inequality in educational support within an At Home Learning setting, Springboro Schools will be using a Pass/Fail grading system for the 4th quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Grade specific details are listed below:


Grading Information, Grades PK-1 (Clearcreek Elementary)

Clearcreek report card’s 4th Quarter sections will be left blank and your child’s teacher will write a narrative summary in the area of  ELA, Math, Science/Social Studies, and work habits for your child. 


Grading Information, Grades 2-12 (Five Points, Dennis, SI, SJHS, and SHS)

  • Progress Book Grades during the 4th Quarter: For the duration of the 4th Quarter, teachers will continue to enter grades into Progress Book using the percentage system as they did during the 1st-3rd quarters in 2019-20. In regards to a 4th Quarter assignment, students can receive anywhere from a 0-100% on an assignment. 

  • 4th Quarter Interim Grades: There will be no 4th Quarter interim grades entered into Progress Book. 

  • Missing Assignments: If a student does not turn in an assignment by the due date set by the teacher, then the assignment will be entered as “missing” in Progress Book.

    • Remember, teachers are very accommodating with due dates for assignments and providing students redo attempts on assignments. Marking the assignment as missing serves as an extra layer of communication to students and family that the assignment has not yet been submitted. 

    •  Please continue to communicate with your student’s teacher(s) as we progress through our At Home Learning during 4th Quarter.

  • Final Grades Entered into Progress Book at the end of the 4th Quarter using a Pass/Fail Grading System: 

    • What is passing grade? At the end of the 4th Quarter, teachers will submit a final grade for the student's 4th Quarter grade. If a student has a final 4th Quarter grade of 60% or higher on May 21, the student’s final grade for that classroom will be entered as a 100% for the 4th Quarter. 

    • What should I do if my student is struggling with academics? It is our goal that all students are successful during this difficult time. If a student's success is in jeopardy, every effort will be made to create a success plan with the student and his/her family in an effort to assist the student with their learning. Please contact your building principal if you would like to set an appointment for a team to work with your student in order to create a success plan. 

      • What happens if my student is receiving a 59% or below at the end of the 4th Quarter?: If a success plan has not been put in place and a student has a final 4th Quarter grade of 59% or lower on May 21, the student's final grade for that classroom will be entered as an ‘Incomplete’ for the 4th Quarter. 

      • What happens if a student’s final grade is marked ‘Incomplete’?: If a final 4th Quarter grade is entered as Incomplete, a team consisting of teachers, administrator, parents, and student will put a success plan in place with necessary supports to facilitate student learning with the purpose of getting the student to earn a passing grade for the 4th Quarter.  

  • Special Education Progress Reports: Students who receive Quarterly Progress Reports for Special Education in addition to their Report Card will continue to receive those reports in the 4th Quarter.  

  • High School Exams:  Students in high school level classes typically take a semester exam.  Students will not participate in 2nd semester exams this semester.

    AP/Honors:  All Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses will still receive their weight. If a student is taking an AP course, they will receive 10% weight, and if they are taking a Honors course, they will receive 5% weight.  

    SHS Grading Graph 

Report Cards

Report Cards will be mailed home to families at the conclusion of the school year. Report cards will be dropped in the mail around the 1st week of June 2020. IOWA and COGAT testing results/progress will also be mailed home to families.

3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

With the closure of all public schools, K-12, through the remiander of this school year, as well as the decision of the state that districts 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.

State Testing

Governor DeWine and state legislature collaborated on legislation that eliminated state testing for the current school year (2019-2020). 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.

Testing for the following assessments has be eliminated:

 - 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.

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
 
 
 

SHS Graduation

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration (May 18-31)
 
May 18-31 
  • The new digital billboard on 741 by Wright Brothers Airport will run each graduate's picture (composite) and name that will be used for our virtual graduation for two weeks. Each graduate will be shown approximately 4 times per day and on both sides of the billboard, which will allow each graduate to be seen driving into and out of the city of Springboro.
  • All graduates names will be listed and ran on the new city digital sign at the intersection of 73/741.
  • Banners congratulating our seniors have been hung in Historic Springboro.
  • Historic Springboro will be decorated in blue and white.
  • Many home visits by teachers, administrators, and counselors will occur to honor many of our students and their accomplishments.
May 23- Class of 2020 Parade
  • Springboro High School and all Springboro Schools Staff will hold a Parade to honor the Class of 2020.
  • The Parade will occur on the Springboro JH/HS Campus.
  • Huge thanks to the Springboro Police Department for their help and support!
  • Springboro High School and Springboro Schools Staff will outline the parade route in in their cars.
  • Each graduate and their family will drive the parade route and be congratulated by all of the Springboro Staff.
  • Graduates are encouraged to decorate their cars  
  • All individuals must remain in cars and cannot be out moving around the campus. This is very important.
  • Stay tuned for parade route entrance/exit and other details.
May 26-29- Single Graduate/Immediate Family In Person Graduation
  • Will be held at Springboro high School.
  • Each graduate and family will sign up for a designated time. Sign up sheet and times will be communicated this week. We will have afternoon and evening times available for sign ups.
  • Graduate and immediate family members only, will enter the HS through the main entrance, and complete a last walk through the academic wing of SHS. You will walk down E Hallway, and then D Hallway towards the auditorium.
  • Only one graduate and their immediate family will be in the auditorium at one time.
  • The graduates name will be read, will walk across the stage, and be awarded their diploma cover. Each graduate will also have an individual and family picture taken. Parents may video the moment as well.
  • Graduate will then exit the auditorium and will have the opportunity to toss their cap, pick up their diploma, and turn in their gown.
  • All social distancing measures and other safety measures will be communicated.
May 30 - Virtual Graduation
  • The SHS Virtual Graduation will be broadcast on TV and posted online on Saturday, May 30 at 2:00pm.

    The virtual graduation will be approximately one hour long.The ceremony will involve student speeches, a song by the choir, as well as the reading of each graduate's name by two teachers selected by SHS Senior Class Officers. Each SHS graduate will also have a composite picture/graphic displayed on screen as his/her name is being read.

    The virtual graduation will be broadcast on FOX 45/ABC 22 and MVCC Channel 6 (GATV2) Spectrum on Saturday, May 30 at 2:00pm.

    If you are unable to view the ceremony during this time, the virtual graduation will be posted to the district’s website and social media channels (beginning May 30 at 2:00pm) to watch on-demand anytime, from anywhere.

Picking up Belongings From School (Medical & Personal)

While we realize students/staff had to leave the school buildings back in mid-March, please know that personal belongings still at school will be able to be retrieved and/or returned. This will happen in May, sometime between May 7 and May 22. School buildings will be contacting parents/students directly about specific pick-up times/dates.
 
Administration will be working to devise a plan that maintains social distancing guidelines, along with respecting State guidance on the number of individuals permitted to gather in one area. Time will be made available for teachers, administrators, and custodial staff to safely close down all classrooms. 
 
Medications/Health Supplies:

We have many students who have medications or other health supplies in our clinics. At this time we would ask that if you are needing this medication/supplies for your student that you contact your building nurse via email to arrange pick up. With each day, we are receiving new updates and information from Governor DeWine and his team. We will keep you informed of a plan for pick up in the event we do not return to school this school year. See below for a list of email addresses for our Building Clinic Nurses. Our nurses are committed to helping students even from a distance. If you or your student have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send your student's building nurse an email. 

 

Building Clinic Nurses:

Springboro High School - Nikki Veletean

Springboro Junior High School - Patty Hurley                                                          

Springboro Intermediate - Lynn Ruzzo                      

Dennis Elementary - Meagan Peirson                

Five Points Elementary - Cindy Manoni                 

Clearcreek Elementary - Theresa Baughman

Families In Need (Free/Reduced Lunch Program)

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 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

 

Important Information About Your Child’s School Meals
If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child is eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a result of the school closure.
 

 

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.

Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OJFS) has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture for its Pandemic EBT plan. The Pandemic EBT program was included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020.

The approval will allow OJFS to distribute SNAP benefits to 850,000 students across Ohio who relied on free or reduced-price meal programs when school was in session to have access to a hot, nutritious meal.  The benefits will be mailed directly to students, and families do not need to apply to be eligible.

Families will receive approximately $300 to purchase healthy and nutritious foods to feed their children. These benefits amount to more than $250 million that will go to our grocery stores and other eligible retailers.

Lunch Accounts

Senior Lunch Accounts and/or Students NOT Returning to Springboro Next Year
Seniors with funds remaining in their lunch account have several options:
1.) Request balance transfer to a younger sibling
2.) Request refund  - Must supply Food Service Dept. with student name, parent name & home address
3.) Donate the balance to a student in need
 
If the lunch account has been set up in PaySchools Central to auto replenish, parents please make sure that feature has been turned OFF before requesting a refund or transfer to avoid triggering a replenishment from your bank account.

Students That Are Returning Next Year
Lunch balances will roll over to next year, regardless of whether students remain in their current school building or are moving on to a new school in the district.Their student ID number is their lunch pin number so it will remain the same.

ALL outstanding lunch charges for Grades 1 - 6 have been paid with donations.  
 
For assistance with lunch refunds and/or transfers all requests should be emailed to: Kathleen Poor, Food Service Director

How Can I Help?

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. COVID-19 can also be passed through "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 occurrences of COVID-19's global transmission, the Ohio Department of Health, in coordination with the CDC, recommends the following:
 
• If you have recently traveled from a country or state with a high incidence of COVID-19 watch for any changes in your health for fourteen (14) days after leaving the country or state.
• 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 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.

 

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. 

 
 

Parent Guide

 
 

Resources

 
 

District Outreach

 
 
 
CDC DIY Masks 
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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