Regular Board Meeting Live Stream 8-2-2022

A board meeting will take place Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Cafetorium at Warren G. Harding High School. This meeting is open to the public. All participants must follow social distancing and Covid-19 protocols. Click the link below to view the live stream.

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Public participation (via email in advance) will be considered at wcsboard.participation@neomin.org, questions, comments and concerns must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.  Submission must include name and address.

2022-23 WGH Cheerleading Clinics

The 2022-23 WGH Cheerleading Clinics for incoming freshman through 11th graders is May 11th and 12th with Tryouts are on May 13th. Current 9th-11th graders MUST pick up a tryout packet in the Athletic Office for their two (2) teacher evaluations. To sign up for tryouts please fill out the link listed below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScul5dEa1x8bLD9JUBWueEWOUxNd_SLawVPrytzFeKRSHQN-w/viewform?usp=sf_link

A Message from The Ohio Hospital Association

December 28, 2021

Dear School Superintendents, Administrators and School Board members:
Each of you has done a remarkable job in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, working hard each day to keep your students safe and in school. We recognize the importance of in-person learning for the cognitive, social, and emotional development of our children, and share your belief that the best place for kids is in school, full-time, in the classroom learning with their peers.

As we have learned during the past two years, things shift quickly with COVID-19. Today, we are faced with a new variant, Omicron, which is more contagious than previous variants. This variant is spreading rapidly through Ohio and is expected to become the dominant variant within the coming weeks. In other parts of the country, where Omicron already has spread rapidly, pediatric hospitalizations have spiked. In New York City and the surrounding areas, pediatric hospitalizations jumped by 395% during December.

With adult hospitalizations already nearing an all-time high, and the positivity rate for those being tested for COVID-19 nearing 25%, we are reminding all Ohioans of the severity of our current situation.

The best protection against developing severe illness from COVID-19, for both school-aged children and adults, remains getting vaccinated. While younger, school-aged Ohioans continue to get vaccinated, it is critical that we keep following protocols to protect students, teachers, staff, and their families at home.

To those of you who are continuing to require masks in school – thank you. This simple step is one of the best ways that we can slow the spread of the virus. To those who do not currently have a mask requirement, we respectfully ask that you consider one as your students return after holiday break. Health experts around Ohio have recommended Ohio schools have masking policies until more students get vaccinated, and that remains their recommendation as students return to school next week. This is even more urgent now because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

We know that the virus that causes COVID-19 is spread when you cough, sneeze, talk, or sing. We know that masks work and are effective at slowing the spread of this virus. The best way to keep kids in school is to slow the spread of the virus. The best ways to slow the spread of the virus are to get vaccinated and wear a mask.

Even students who are asymptomatic or who have relatively mild symptoms have the ability to spread the virus to others. Their fellow students might then carry the virus home, spreading it to brothers and sisters, parents, and grandparents. If those family members are unvaccinated, they are at risk for severe illness and hospitalization while vaccinated family members can remain confident that their risk of severe illness is low.

Our healthcare system already is taxed, with one out of every four patients in the hospital with COVID-19. We’re fighting hard to save their lives, while treating other Ohioans who need our help, like children with broken bones, people suffering from strokes, or those needing emergency care after a car accident. We can’t do this alone. With Omicron spreading quickly through Ohio, we need everyone’s help to make it through the coming weeks. Please help us by requiring students to wear masks when they return to school.

View the Original Letter:

RFQ for Construction Management at-Risk Services

The Board of Education of the Warren City School District is seeking sealed, signed, written qualification statements from qualified Construction Management firms to provide Construction Management at-Risk Services according to the requirements described in the Scope and other documents included with this Request For Qualifications (RFQ).

Read the full document here:

Superintendent’s Message, Sept. 13, 2021

Superintendent’s Message
Monday, September 13, 2021


WCS Families:
I wanted to take this opportunity after three weeks of school to send out a brief communication and update on a few areas of interest.

Laptop Distribution:
Each building is in the process of distributing devices to their students and/or parents based upon grade level for all students in good standing from the prior year (good standing defined as device was returned and working properly). If you do not yet have your child’s device please make arrangements with your school office as soon as possible. The devices will be utilized for academic work and need to be viable for any days school is not in session such as waiver days or any potential school closures we may encounter due to COVID 19. There have been rumors that we are preparing to be fully online or remote with different rumors stating different dates. This is simply not true. If conditions require remote learning, we will be better prepared than we were in the past 18 months however there is no predetermined date or plan for this and we wish our preparations never have to be utilized.

Waiver Day:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, will serve as a waiver day for Warren City Schools. Students will not have class on this day however will be given assignments to complete. Teachers and non-teaching staff will participate in academic in-service training, safety training and other sessions related to the work of their department. I apologize for the late notice; we wanted to see how device distribution was going before making a final decision.

COVID 19:
Just as in Trumbull County and in the State of Ohio, as expected, we continue to see COVID 19 cases on the rise. At this time we continue to work with local health officials to notify families if their child has been determined to be a contact and if they would need to quarantine. When we sent home letters we received a few questions regarding how it is possible that a person who tested positive has no contacts. This is determined based upon if they were wearing a mask or not, the days they were symptomatic, the day they received a positive test result, were they properly socially distanced from others, etc. Additionally, vaccination status also plays a role as to individuals in contact having to quarantine or not. With that said, we continue to follow the guidance from our local health officials and procedure they provided to us.
If your child has been determined to be a contact of an individual that tested positive for COVID 19, you will receive a call from a school representative and possibly the Warren City Health Department. If someone in your child’s classroom has tested positive for COVID 19, regardless of the distance they were from your child, the school will send home a letter with your child. If an individual in the school building has tested positive you will receive an electronic communication via Final Forms to the email address you have on file.

Sincerely,
Steve Chiaro, Superintendent

Request for Proposal, Harding Facade Porch Repair

The Warren City School District Board of Education is requesting proposals to restore the front porch area on the Warren G. Harding School Facade. It would include stone work using all of the available stones, patching stones as needed and repair foundations as needed. Addition of new drain system to go into existing storm system, replacement of landscaping and seed any damaged lawn areas. Removal and re-installation of floor stones, stairs, piers and railings would be included with power washing upon completion.

If you are interested in this project you may visit the site located at 860 Elm Rd., Warren, Ohio 44483 and submit your sealed bid to the Warren City Schools Board of Education, 105 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481. For questions please email John Lacy, Executive Director of Business Operations at john.lacy@neomin.org or mary.denman@neomin.org.

All proposals are due to the Board of Education by 3:00pm on July 16, 2021

Warren Harding Aquatics Team, Summer

I hope everyone is well and getting ready for a great summer! We are excited to be back to swimming, post pandemic! As many of you know, we are finishing up our Spring Stroke Clinic. We have had good participation and it has been a great 6 weeks of swimming. As we finish this session, we have also been preparing for our next session and have come up with a schedule we feel will give many swimmers the opportunity to fit swimming into their busy summer schedules! Please read the attached informational flyer regarding days, times and fees.

All practices will be at WGH Natatorium. This means, until further notice, we will still be following Covid 19 social distancing and sanitation protocols. Locker rooms are still not accessible for changing, please come to the pool dressed to swim. Locker rooms are available for restroom facilities. We will be asking for minimum spectators in the pool area. Please drop swimmers off if possible. Masks will need to be worn while in the natatorium. There are “W” stickers in the stands for swimmers and spectators to aid in the 6′ protocol. More info will be communicated as we get nearer to the start on June 14th.

If you have any questions about the practice schedule, covid protocols, group designations or any other concerns, please let us know. We are looking forward to our revised summer session!!

Steve Lukco
Warren Swimming