November 17, 2020
To Our Springboro Families:
I know that many of you are looking forward to our upcoming Thanksgiving/Fall Break. As we move closer to the holiday break, we do so with the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff at the forefront of our thoughts.
We have recently made the decision to make Mon., Nov. 30 and Tue., Dec. 1, 2020 (the two days after Thanksgiving/Fall Break) full remote days for ALL students in the district (Grades PreK - 12). For Grades 6-12, all Model A and Model B students will be on the same schedule, remotely, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Our hope is that the additional 48 hours, coupled with the three days following Thanksgiving day, will allow symptoms to develop for any individual who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the break. Students, teachers, and staff who are symptom-free will return to school on Dec. 2, 2020.
Information on how we will implement full remote for all students on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 will be forthcoming from your building principal and teachers. Remote schedules for all grade levels have been posted to our COVID-19 webpage under the “Remote Schedules (Elementary & Secondary Grade Levels) tab - www.springboro.org/COVID-19Resources.aspx. Again, more details on how the full remote days for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 will be implemented will be communicated to you in the coming days from your school building Principal and teachers.
We encourage you during this time to be safe. As reported, the number of community cases are rising due to small gatherings. Please take measures to protect you and your immediate family by practicing social distancing, wearing your masks and making every effort to perform good hand hygiene. While we understand that we cannot control what takes place outside of school, we ask that you are mindful and take precautions to keep you and your family safe, in order for Springboro Schools to continue to provide in-person learning during this school year.
If you or your child begin to notice symptoms while we are on break, please consult your doctor. We encourage you to get tested. Once you and your child(ren) have been tested, please notify your school by calling the attendance line or building nurse. Please know that if anyone in your household does get tested, he/she would need to remain home until the results of the test are known.
We thank you in advance for your commitment in helping keep our students, teachers, and staff safe. We fully understand and accept that we cannot eliminate all risks associated with COVID-19, but together, we can greatly reduce it.
Larry Hook, Superintendent