Communication sent via email: March 12, 2020
From: Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske
Dear parents, staff, and other Villagers:
These are remarkable times and so remarkable steps are required. In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's announcement this afternoon, Ottawa Hills Local Schools will follow the schedule below:
- Friday, March 13: No school for students. Teachers and staff will report to prepare at-home lessons.
- Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20: No school for students, faculty, and staff. Students may use this time to work on lessons provided in the near future; more information and details to be shared in future communications.
- Monday, March 23 - Monday, March 30: Enjoy Spring Break!
- Tuesday, March 31 - Friday, April 3: No school for students, faculty, and staff. Students may use this time to work on lessons provided in the near future; more information to be shared in future communications.
- Monday, April 6: School reopens as normal unless we receive further direction from Gov. DeWine.
- Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15: Our spring sports teams and clubs/activities can meet and/or practice. Further communication will be sent out soon about the ability to have practices and meetings over the following three weeks.
We also have a very positive update to share as a follow up to this morning's district communication. I received a call from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department and it was shared with me that the Michigan Department of Health has confirmed that the NBA player diagnosed with COVID-19 was not showing symptoms at the game March 7. Therefore, per the Michigan Department of Health, he has been deemed as not contagious when our students were in close proximity. This is great news for the family involved.
We are working through many questions, such as how these historic decisions affect our classrooms, state testing, and graduation. Of course, you and your families have many questions, too. Please stay tuned for further communication. We promise to keep you as updated as we can.
Finally, I want to thank the individuals in our community who are working hard to keep us safe and control the spread of this virus. This is a time for our community to come together and I am confident in our ability to navigate through this unique situation.
- Dr. Adam Fineske
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