COVID-19 Updates

2021-2022 School Year

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 Warren County Health District, for update.

Springboro Schools is taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all students, parents, 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

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:

How Can I Get the Vaccine?

Click below to find out if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and to book your appointment today:

Isolation/Quarantine Guidelines


The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced updated guidelines for isolation and quarantines to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Warren County Health District (WCHD) also released their updated guidance in alignment with the CDC. These recommendations call for a shortened isolation period for those with a positive COVID-19 test result, as well as a shortened quarantine period for those who have been exposed to COVID-19.
 
Under the new guidelines, asymptomatic individuals, and symptomatic COVID-19 positive patients whose symptoms are “resolving” – defined as going without a fever for 24 hours (without medication) – should isolate for five (5) days, compared to the previously recommended ten (10) days. The CDC also notes that under these new guidelines the five (5) days of isolation should be followed by five (5) days of mask-wearing when around others or in public.
 
Springboro Schools will be adhering to these guidelines, while also continuing with the latest “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” guidelines. Based on this guidance, if a student, teacher, or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, that individual will: 1.) Stay home and isolate for the next five (5) days, regardless of symptoms or vaccination status, 2.) If, after five (5) days, the staff member does not have a fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, the staff member may return to work on day six (6) but must wear a mask for the next five (5) days. Day 0 would be the day symptoms began or the day of the positive viral test (for those with no COVID-19 symptoms). The following day would be considered Day 1. 

Quarantines occur at the direction of the Warren County Health District (WCHD), in conjunction with rules established by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).


What  if You Have COVID-19 (Regardless of Symptoms or Vaccination Status):
  • Stay home for 5 days from when symptoms started or 5 days from positive test if asymptomatic.
  • Stay distant from people as much as possible (including members of your own household).
  • If you can’t stay distant from other people, wear a mask appropriately (covering mouth/nose).
  • You do not need to test if you were isolated for 5 days, prior to returning on day 6 (with no symptoms).
  • Do you have a fever or other symptoms that haven’t started to get better after day 6?
    1. If Yes: Stay home until your fever is gone and other symptoms are better. Wear a mask for the next 5 days.
    2. If No: Resume activities with a mask. Wear a mask for the next 5 days.

What if You Were Exposed to COVID-19 At Home/At School (Regardless of Vaccination Status): 

  • If asymptomatic, no quarantine. Wear a mask, at school, around others for 10 days from last exposure.
  • If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and isolate until you receive test results. If test results are positive, follow isolation recommendations. If test results are negative, return to school.
    • You do not need to test if you were isolated for 5 days, prior to returning on day 6 (with no symptoms).

Calculating Quarantine

The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. Learn why CDC updated guidance for the general public.

EXPOSURE - WITHIN COMMUNITY, SCHOOL, OR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITY

If you have been identified as a direct contact (exposed) within the community (outside of school), school environment, or school-sponsored event or extracurricular related activity. 

Quarantine Guidelines

Each school district in the State of Ohio is required to quarantine students, per their county health department and Ohio Revised Code (ORC 3707.08 and ORC 3707.16). This is not Springboro Schools' requirement, it is a requirement of the county health department. Our goal is to keep students in-school, in-person. According to WCHD and ODH, if a student is wearing a mask and/or vaccinated, the student will not need to be quarantined, thus keeping them in-school, in-person.

Mask to Stay/Test to Play

The Warren County Health District (WCHD), in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), will continue utilizing the latest guidance as it relates to, “Mask to Stay/Test to Play.” This is is a result of growing national experience, as well as the Warren County Pilot Program our district helped lead in the Fall of 2021. These guidelines help keep healthy students learning in school and participating in the activities they enjoy. These guidelines are yet another step in ensuring that our students remain in school, in person, with their educators and classmates - a crucial component for any student’s mental wellness and academic success. 


The goal of the quarantine option is to keep K-12 students in school, in-person five days a week, and reduce long term quarantines outside of school. We believe that in-person learning is very important for children’s development. When school districts follow layered prevention strategies, including vaccination for staff and eligible students, strongly recommending masks, and social distancing, it helps slow the spread of the virus and allows students to stay in school consistently.


Mask to Stay/Test to Play protocols were also updated, under the new WCHD guidance, to now be utilized for direct contacts coming from any type of exposure, whether in-school or community. Mask to Stay/Test to Play now applies to any student/staff, regardless of vaccination status.


Registered Nurse Contact Info

Springboro Schools has hired a Registered Nurse (RN) through the generosity of the Warren County Commissioners. This RN will be working in the EduCare Building (3rd Floor), between 8am-4:30pm (M-F) - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, located directly between Springboro Junior High and Springboro High School (3-Story Building on the Back Side of the Home Football Bleachers at Watkins Stadium). 

937-557-1950 (Direct Line) or 937-748-3960, ext. 6502
EduCare Building - 3rd Floor
1629 S. Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066
Hours, 8:00am - 4:30pm (M-F)

Ms. Striebel will be working closely with Springboro Schools' District Nurse Bronwyn Patterson, 937-748-6054, and our school building nurses.

At-Home Test Kits (Telehealth Session)

ODH has provided our district with Abbott BinaxNOW At-Home Test kits. Families will be able to come to the EduCare Building (3rd Floor) and have their student be provided a test by Judy Striebel, RN. Families who have opted-in to the Mask to Stay/Test to Play quarantine option will be able to test their child at home, and use a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. All families using the at-home test kit should follow the Ohio Department of Health User Guide: Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kit – User Guide.


Resources

Please take some time to make yourself familiar with the documents below that outline the standard operating procedures and press release related to the "Mask to Stay/Test to Play" quarantine option:

CDC Updated Isolation/Quarantine Guidance (Jan. 2022)

Mask to Stay/Test to Play Quarantine Option


COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Data (Students & Staff)

Based on the State of Ohio’s updated health policies, K-12 Schools in Ohio are no longer required to report COVID-19 cases to their local health departments. According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), school districts will only need to report cases if the school tested a student for COVID-19 and the result was positive.

Moving forward, Springboro Schools will follow this latest ODH guidance. As a result, the COVID-19 Dashboard will no longer be updated/posted to the district website. Our archives from the 2021-2022 school year will remain available for view. If guidance from the State of Ohio, ODH, or the Warren County Health District were to change, our district will adjust accordingly and communicate any updates to our district families.

COVID-19 Data (Weekly Total Archive)

Quarantines occur at the direction of the Warren County Health District (WCHD), in conjunction with rules established by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

What Happens with Learning and Attendance, if a Student is Quarantined?
When a Grade PreK-12 student is quarantined, his/her assignments will be handled similar to how it is done when a student is out sick. There is no Model B option, at this time, for the 2021-2022 school year.

The district attendance policy will be extended beyond the stated twelve (12) absences if the student or a member of the household is in quarantine due to COVID-19, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or absent due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Call Team

The district is utilizing a centralized COVID-19 Call Team that can be reached at 937-557-1950. Any calls with COVID-19 questions related to your student or to report a positive COVID-19 case should be made to our COVID-19 Call Team at 937-557-1950.

The office hours our COVID-19 Call Team are Monday - Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Due to the high call volume during this time, we ask for your patience in response time.

937-557-1950 (Direct Line) or 937-748-3960, ext. 6502
EduCare Building - 3rd Floor
1629 S. Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066
Hours, 8:00am - 4:30pm (M-F)
VISITS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Judy will be working closely with Springboro Schools' District Nurse Bronwyn Patterson, 937-748-6054, and our school building nurses.

If your student is ill and exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, parents must report their student's symptoms to us either calling our COVID-19 Call Team or contacting your student's school building nurse. If your student receives a positive COVID-19 test, you must report the results to our district.

After reporting by phone or email, parents will receive a follow up phone call from the district.

The district is required to report the information to our local health department, and also report the positive COVID-19 case to parents through a weekly dashboard. When we know of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, we will send an email to all parents who have a student in that building.

Parents of students who may have been exposed to the confirmed positive COVID-19 case will receive a telephone call from the District and/or the Warren County Health District (WCHD) with instructions on how to isolate and/or quarantine. Students who are considered to be a direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case are required to quarantine.

If you hear of a case and you were not contacted by phone then you can safely assume the case was not in your student’s school or on your student’s bus and student child does not need to quarantine.

Each time there is a positive COVID-19 test we will not send an email district wide. Only parents who have students in the buildings where the positive COVID-19 case was reported will receive communication from us.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Now Available


You can now order free at-home COVID-19 tests at COVIDtests.gov. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Here's what you need to know:
 
  • Limit of one order per residential address.
  • One order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January.
  • Those who don’t have access to a computer or internet connection can order over the phone by calling the national vaccine hotline: 1-800-232-0233.

Clinic Nurse Information

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the following information related to health procedures for this year is more critical than ever. If your student, or a family member in your household, has been tested for COVID-19 and you’re still awaiting results, please remain home until the results of the test are known. Do not have your student report to school while you’re awaiting results. Also, if your student or a family member in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home to self-quarantine. Do not report to school if either of these scenarios apply to you or your family.
 
Please review with your student, and if you have any questions please contact your student’s building Clinic Nurse. The district is utilizing a centralized COVID-19 Call Team that can be reached at 937-557-1950. All calls with COVID-19 questions and/or guidance related to your student should be made to 937-557-1950 or emailed to the building nurse at your student’s school.
 
Daily at Home Health Checks
  • Check your child’s temperature everyday even if they do not feel sick. Must be <100degrees.
  • Check your child daily for COVID or other illness symptoms; they must stay at home if they have any symptoms.
  • Do not send your child to school after they have been given fever reducing medications.
Important Health Information Related to COVID-19
  • If your student has been tested for COVID-19 they may not return to school until the results are back.
  • If you have a child test positive for COVID-19 please call the school nurse to report it and follow the guidance of isolation/quarantine set by the health department (10-14 days).
  • Students must stay home anytime they are sick
    1. This includes but not limited to Fever >100.0, vomiting, diarrhea, severe headache, new onset or worsening cough, sore throat, new onset loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking or chills or muscle pain
Return to School Guidelines
  • Students must be fever free (without fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.
  • If you have a doctor’s note, a diagnosis of illness is helpful to track/monitor illness during school year.
  • In order to return to school after one of the following: COVID+, Quarantine, or other illnesses) the student must be transported by the parent to the school and report to the nurses’ clinic to be cleared to return to school.
Up-to-Date Information
Please make sure that your child’s teacher and the school office have current emergency contact numbers at all times. We cannot keep students at school with high fevers; have a plan in place in case your child becomes sick at school. This is vital to keeping all illness under control.
 
Mask Wearing
UPDATE: As of November 1, 2021, face coverings/masks will be strongly recommended, but not required (Grades PreK - 12).
Effective August 19, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021, face coverings/masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors in PreK-6 buildings. All students, staff, and visitors in grade 7-12 buildings are strongly recommended to wear a face covering/mask during the school day. Practicing wearing the mask at home to help students adjust and talk with your students about proper mask wear and hand hygiene. A "Face Covering/Mask Exemption" form is available on our Health Forms & Information page. PLEASE NOTE: This form must be turned into your school building nurse or Principal.
 
Medication Drop Off
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Clinic Nurses will have designated times in which Medications can be dropped off. Please contact the Clinic Nurse prior to drop off for planning purposes.
 
SHS, JH, SI: Medication Drop off will be 1:30-2:30p by Appointment
FP: 8:30-9:30a by Appointment    DE: 9:30-10:00a by Appointment    CE: By Appointment Only
 
Nursing Services
The district employs a full-time clinic nurse at each building. Our Clinic Nurses play an important role in keeping our students healthy and safe. Click Here for the contacts of each building nurse.
 
Resources

Quarantine Guidelines

Examples of Parent Letters
In the event there is a student or staff exposure to COVID-19 during the school year, the student's family will receive one of the following letters listed below, depending on if the student/staff member was directly exposed or there was an exposure within the building, but the student/staff member was not exposed.


What Happens with Learning and Attendance, if a Student is Quarantined?
When a Grade PreK-12 student is quarantined, his/her assignments will be handled similar to how it is done when a student is out sick. There is no Model B option, at this time, for the 2021-2022 school year.

The district attendance policy will be extended beyond the stated twelve (12) absences if the student or a member of the household is in quarantine due to COVID-19, or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Medical documentation/release shall be required to re-enter school upon release from COVID-19 mandated quarantine.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For the safety of all students and staff, Springboro Schools continues to monitor current conditions and trends of the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Warren County Health District (WCHD), and other health experts. Click here to view the ODH's most updated "Mask to Stay: Test to Play" guidance for schools. As protocols change, we will continue to update this section accordingly.

Symptoms/Quarantines

What if My Child Tests Positive for COVID-19?
In accordance with CDC's most recent guidance, students who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home for five days, regardless of symptoms or vaccination status, and follow isolation procedures. On day six or later, if he/she has been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of medications and other symptoms are improving, he/she may return to school, but will be required to wear a mask for the next five days.

What Happens if My Child Starts Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms?
Students who are showing a NEW ONSET of at least one high-risk COVID-19 symptom (cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell) OR at least two low-risk COVID-19 symptoms (fever >100 degrees; congestion or runny nose; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; sore throat; headache; or muscle weakness) will be asked to go home and are required to wear a mask while waiting to be picked up. Students exhibiting COVID-like symptoms while at school will be required to wear a mask while waiting for a parent/guardian to pick them up from school. Additionally, students sent home with such symptoms must stay home for at least 5 days (returning with a mask for an additional 5 days) OR provide a negative test from a physician OR provide a note from your healthcare provider stating an alternate diagnosis before returning to school.

What is the Plan for Those Students Who Continually Exhibit Allergy/Cold Symptoms?
Since COVID symptoms are broad and can look like many other illnesses or conditions, parents need to be sure that the building nurse has current health information for your child. We note students who have allergies, asthma and other conditions that could present with cough, runny nose, etc. that may be similar to COVID-19 symptoms. The nurse will clinically assess each student and will assess for any other symptoms of COVID. The nurse will use professional judgement on whether the student may remain in school or needs to go home. If your child is having a flare up of asthma, allergies, etc., please notify your building nurse by email or phone so she can be aware if your child comes to the clinic.

My Child Appears to Have a Cold. Am I Required to Keep Him/Her Home?
Symptoms of COVID-19 can mirror symptoms of the common cold, as well as other illnesses. Students who are showing a NEW ONSET of at least one high-risk COVID-19 symptom (cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell) OR at least two low-risk COVID-19 symptoms (fever >100 degrees; congestion or runny nose; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; sore throat; headache; or muscle weakness) must stay home for at least 5 days (and wear a mask for an additional 5 days after returning to school) OR provide a negative test from a physician OR provide a note from your healthcare provider stating an alternate diagnosis before returning to school.

Should I Stay Home if Someone in the Household Tests Positive for COVID-19?

When Can My Child Return to School if Someone in the Household is Positive and We Can’t Isolate from the Positive/Sick Individual?
Isolation/Quarantine Guidelines - Review Guide (Springboro Schools). Please contact your building nurse for help outlining the isolation and quarantine dates for your child. This guideline is based direction received form the CDC, Ohio Dept. of Health and the Warren County Health District.

What Type of COVID-19 Tests are Accepted for My Child to Return to School?
According to the Warren County Health District (WCHD), we can accept PCR test or rapid antigen tests performed by a medical office or lab. If a parent or student uses an at-home antigen test, it must be proctored (overseen via Telehealth) according to the instructions included with the test. One example of a test Springboro Schools will accept is BinaxNOW. Springboro Schools and the WCHD will not accept results from at-home tests that were not proctored according to their instructions. We cannot accept antibody tests as proof of immunity to COVID-19. All families using the at-home test kit should follow the Ohio Department of Health User Guide: Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kit – User Guide.

What are the In-School Quarantine Protocols?

What if I am Identified as a Direct Contact Outside of the School Setting or School-Related Activity?
ODH’s “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” protocols were updated (Jan. 28, 2022), under the new WCHD guidance, to now be utilized for direct contacts coming from any type of exposure, whether in-school or community. Mask to Stay/Test to Play now applies to any student/staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Can My Child Participate in Non-School Related Activities When Operating Under “Mask to Stay/Test to Play" Protocols?
ODH’s “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” protocols were updated (Jan. 28, 2022), under the new WCHD guidance, to now be utilized for direct contacts coming from any type of exposure, whether in-school or community. Mask to Stay/Test to Play now applies to any student/staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Face Coverings

Are Students/Staff Required to Wear Face Coverings?
Masks are strongly recommended for all PreK-12 students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Are Masks Required on School Buses?
No. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that effective immediately, masks are no longer required on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child-care programs. As of Monday, February 28, 2022, Springboro Schools will no longer require masks to be worn on school transportation. While our district still recommends masks to be worn, masks will no longer be required.

Will Masks be Provided to Students Who Don’t Have One?
Yes. Disposable masks will be available on buses and in schools for those students who have misplaced their mask or don’t have one to wear.

What is an Acceptable Face Covering?
Any face covering that fits snugly against the side of the face so there are no gaps and fully covers the mouth, nose and chin is acceptable. The face covering should not create difficulty breathing and should be held secure with either a tie, elastic, etc. to prevent slipping. The Centers for Disease and Prevention does not recommend masks with exhalation valves or vents. Per its website, "This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others."
 
What if a Student Refuses to Wear a Face Covering?
Anyone identified as a direct contact because of a positive case in a school setting or school-related activity must wear a face covering in order to remain in school. Mask waivers will not be accepted. Refusing to wear a face covering will be treated as a dress code violation. Administrators will handle each situation with the student and family.

Is There a Chance the Mask Requirement Will be Reinstated?
Please understand that, in conjunction with the Warren County Health District (WCHD) we will continue to watch our positive COVID-19 numbers closely. If adjustments are needed to be made, we will communicate this to our community.

School Start/Dismissal Times

What are the school start and stop times for this coming year? 

The following is a regular list of times for each school:

School

Approximate Bus Arrival Time at School

School Start Time

School End Time

Springboro High School

7:00-7:10

7:30

2:25

Springboro Junior High

7:20

7:30

2:20

Springboro Intermediate

7:25

7:30

2:20

Five Points Elementary

8:15

8:30

3:15

Dennis Elementary

8:30

8:45

3:30

Clearcreek Elementary

9:00-9:10

9:20

4:05

Clearcreek (Mid-day)

1:00-1:10 (PM KG)

1:20

12:05 (AM KG)



What are the school start and stop times for EARLY RELEASE DAYS? 

The following is a list of times for each school on Early Release Days ONLY:

School
Approximate Bus Arrival Time at School
School Start Time
School End Time
Springboro High School
7:00-7:10
7:30
1:25
Springboro Junior High
7:20
7:30
1:20
Springboro Intermediate
7:25
7:30
1:20
Five Points Elementary
8:15
8:30
2:15
Dennis Elementary
8:30
8:45
2:30
Clearcreek Elementary
9:00-9:10
9:20
3:05
Clearcreek (Mid-day)
12:45 (PM KG)
12:50
11:35 (AM KG)

Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced masks are no longer required on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child-care programs. As of Monday, February 28, 2022, Springboro Schools will no longer require masks to be worn on school transportation. While our district still recommends masks to be worn, masks will no longer be required.

Each student will be allowed to have one (1) address for the bus. If a parent has a babysitter or shared parenting that will be getting a student on/off the bus, the babysitter’s or shared parent's address would be the one (1) address, provided the student(s) are going to a babysitter’s or shared parent's house and not the student(s) own home.

 

For further questions contact:

Michelle Palmer -  mpalmer@springboro.org

Kathryn Sacha - ksacha@springboro.org

Transportation Office - 937-748-4462


Transportation (Bus Route Information: All Grade Levels PreK - 12)
If your student rides a bus to school, please visit the Transportation Dept. webpage, in order to recheck your student’s bus route information. Given some students may switch models (in-person or at-home learning) between quarters, there is the potential for the bus route information to have changed for the beginning of the newest quarter. Please recheck this information before each new quarter begins for your student(s) on the Transportation Dept. webpage (Using the “Bus Route Information - Now Available” Link).

Athletics

Attending an Athletic Event In-Person
If you are attending a Springboro Panther athletic event this season, visit Springboro Athletics for the latest updates regarding in-person sporting events.

Live Streaming
If you are unable to attend in-person, you can still watch games/matches this season! The Springboro Athletic Department has agreed to partner with Turnkey Digital Solutions (TKDS) to stream Panther games this season! TKDS will film, broadcast, and announce live games.

TKDS is a subscription based service with nearly 90% of all subscription revenue coming back to the Springboro Athletic Department. This will be a great option this year with facility restrictions, and is always a great way for out-of-town family and friends to watch their favorite Panther player.


Attending In-Person
 - Players, coaches, athletic trainers, officials, staff, and spectators must conduct daily symptom assessments before attending an event
 - If you have symptoms, please stay home from the event
 - All coaches, athletic trainers, volunteers, and officials are strongly recommended to wear face coverings (indoors), and players are also strongly recommended to wear face coverings (indoors) when not on the court of play
 - Coaches and officials do not have to wear a face covering while blowing a whistle or actively coaching during a game or practice.
 - Family and household members should sit together socially-distanced from other individuals/family/household groups
 - Social Distancing must be maintained between groups
 - No congregating before or after practices or games is permitted

GWOC Specific Information
 - All spectators may be asked to scan a QR code when they arrive at every event at a GWOC school.  This code will take you to a survey for a symptom check for contact tracing purposes.
 - Only 1 person from your party is required to fill out the form
 - Some GWOC Schools may have different attendance regulations based on sport and venue. Please view each venues regulations before attending a sporting event
 - Many schools may ask that all spectators leave after your student-athlete has finished competing OR to not arrive until shortly before their game starts
 - Specific school information will be communicated by coaches if an opposing venue is limited
 - Teams should not arrive more than 60 minutes before a scheduled event (90 minutes for Varsity football)
 - Gates will not open until 30 minutes before a scheduled event (60 minutes for Varsity football)

Lunch Info & Free/Reduced Meals Application

It is still extremely important that you apply for free/reduced meals, if you feel your family will qualify.  

Please find important information on lunch payments, PaySchools Central, as well as Free/Reduced Meal Applications, for those families who qualify. Information here applies to families who chose in-person (Model A), as well as at-home/virtual learning (Model B).
 
HOW TO MAKE A LUNCH PAYMENT
We are encouraging parents to use our online payment system, PaySchools Central, to put money into student lunch accounts, in order to eliminate cash handling.   We will continue to accept cash or check, but we will NOT be giving any change back to students.  All change/cash will be deposited into your child’s lunch account.
 
Please Note: Parents who used PaySchools Central’s auto replenish feature for their student’s lunch account last year will need to set it up again for this school year.
 
FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS
Free/Reduced meal applications may be completed online through PaySchools Central or you may download a paper form to complete. If you need assistance with the application process please contact Kathleen Poor, Food Service Director.
 
If your child was approved for free/reduced meals last year, that benefit will carry over for the first thirty (30) school days this year. You MUST submit an application EVERY year unless your child was directly certified for free meals.  If that is the case, a letter is mailed in late July notifying you. If a new approved application is not on file with the district’s Food Service Dept. your child(ren) will lose their free/reduced meal status.

POSSIBLE PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (P-EBT)
A delay has occurred in mailing the new summer P-EBT cards. For summer P-EBT, a child will receive a new P-EBT card if the child did not receive the school year 2020-2021 card after February of 2021. Please be aware some households may have received a letter indicating that the new summer P-EBT card was already received. However, new cards are not likely to arrive before the last week of July. Please note that P-EBT cards for the school year 2020-2021 received after February of 2021 should have the first $190 allocation of summer P-EBT already posted to the previously issued P-EBT card or the household SNAP card. The second allocation of $185 will occur on newly mailed cards and existing P-EBT/SNAP cards in July. Schools are encouraged to communicate this information to households as possible.
 
FREE/REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION
It is still extremely important that you apply for free/reduced meals if you feel your family will qualify. Apply Here - Free/Reduced Meals Application 
 
Students approved for free meals are eligible for school fee waivers regardless of whether they are attending school in person or at-home/virtual.
 
Free/reduced SJHS or SHS students are also eligible for a reduction in pay to play athletic fees.  

All free/reduced students can participate in our Boro Backpack program. This provides a bag of shelf-stable food items each week for all qualifying students. At this time, the district is working on a plan for our at-home/virtual learners on how they may pick up these food bags.  
 
Federal and State funding for the Food Service Department is also tied to our free/reduced applications.
So please submit your application even if your children are at-home/virtual learning this year!
 
Kathleen Poor, Food Service Director
937-748-3950 (x4664)

Families In Need (Free/Reduced Lunch Program)

Parent Letter - Area Eligibility Update Free/Reduced Meals

Students who are on Free/Reduced Lunch or apart of the “Boro Backpack Program” will still be able to receive food during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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, 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 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 - 4:00pm)

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 (K-12) 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.
 

 

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.

How Can I Help?

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.
 

 

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. 

 
 

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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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