Superintendent’s Message regarding the continuation of remote learning

Superintendent’s Message
Thursday, January 7, 2021

WCS Families:
In consultation with the Warren City Health Department, other local health officials and in review of recent data/statistics specific to the City of Warren/Warren City Schools we are announcing the following tentative schedule for student learning:

  • All students PK-12 will remain on full online remote learning for two more weeks.
  • Cohort B students will tentatively return on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
  • Cohort A students will tentatively return on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • Cohort A and B students may be combined to attend school four days per week as early as March 2021 dependent on health conditions and adult vaccinations in our community/with our school employees.

As we plan our return for students we will continue over the next two weeks to continue plans for some student activities to phase in such as our 21st Century after school program, as well as some extra-curricular and co-curricular groups, including meetings, practices and competition.

Food service operations will continue to provide meals to our students during this time and when hybrid students return we will go back to a feeding schedule as it was before we moved to full online/remote status.

We are concerned with the overall health in our community. Many students and staff members continue to be in insolation or quarantine for contact or positive test results, with varied symptoms and long term outcomes. We have been preparing for a vaccination opportunity for our staff in coordination with local health officials as soon as it becomes available and we believe this will help us to return our students and staff to the classroom later this year, hopefully as early as March.

As always, if you need assistance with your child’s learning or have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or building Principal for support.

Steve Chiaro, Superintendent
Warren City Schools

Combining Cohort A & B Temporarily

COHORT A & B Students
Beginning Monday, November 23rd, your child is expected to log into their teacher’s Clever page daily from their device to begin each school day Monday through Friday.
Reminder, week of November 23rd students will only have class on Monday and Tuesday due to Thanksgiving Break. School will resume Monday, November 30th. See times below of your child’s school day:

Lincoln and McGuffey
Student time: 8:15 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Students in grades K-5 will meet with their teacher starting at 8:15 a.m. and engage in instruction by logging into their teacher’s Clever page. Teachers will outline the daily schedule of virtual live instruction and remote/independent instruction. The daily schedule will be posted on the teacher Clever Page. A student day concludes at 3:25 p.m.

Students in grades 6-8 will begin at 8:15 in their first period class, meeting with their homeroom/first period teacher found on the teacher Clever Page. Grade 6-8 students will follow their daily schedule by logging onto each of their teacher’s Clever Page for that particular period. A student day concludes at 3:25 p.m.

Jefferson and Willard
Student time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Students in grades K-5 will meet with their teacher starting at 9:00 a.m. and engage in instruction by logging into their teacher’s Clever page. Teachers will outline the daily schedule of virtual live instruction and remote/independent instruction. The daily schedule will be posted on the teacher Clever Page. A student day concludes at 4:10 p.m.

Students in grades 6-8 will begin at 9:00 in their first period class, meeting with their homeroom/first period teacher found on the teacher Clever Page. Grade 6-8 students will follow their daily schedule by logging onto each of their teacher’s Clever Page for that particular period. A student day concludes at 4:10 p.m.

COHORT C Students (those who were already fully online) are to follow their existing schedule

Reporting positive COVID-19 cases in Ohio Public Schools

September 8, 2020

Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a health order was issued in place for reporting positive COVID-19 cases in Ohio Public Schools. Below are direct phone contact lines for each building that are assigned in each school clinic. Parents and family members are encouraged to report positive COVID-19 cases to their child’s school as soon as they are diagnosed with COVID-19, whether by laboratory test or through physician examination.

The goals of the order are to provide communities with information to minimize the further transmission of COVID-19 and to allow local health officials to begin timely contact tracing. Parents/guardians are being asked to report to their schools new positive COVID-19 cases for their children enrolled in school, from preschool-aged through grade 12, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. Districts and schools must notify affected students/parents (in same classroom and building) and their local health departments within 24 hours of learning of confirmed student and/or staff cases.

If your child has been diagnosed with COVID 19, please contact the school nurse at your child’s school using the direct contact line listed below:
Jefferson PK-8 School: 330-675-6993
Lincoln PK-8 School: 330-373-4573
McGuffey PK-8 School: 330-675-6973
Willard PK-8 School: 330-675-8663
Warren G Harding High School: 330-675-8603

Additionally, the Warren City School District has identified a COVID Coordinator, essentially serving in the capacity of liaison between the Warren City Health Department and the Warren City Schools.
COVID 19 Coordinator: Tracy Preston 330-675-4314

The school district is committed to communicating confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to our student families and staff members as specified in the health order. Additionally, any information gathered will be shared with the Warren City Health Department to support their efforts in appropriate reporting.

Thank you, in advance, for your support, cooperation and understanding as we continue to navigate through COVID 19.

Steve Chiaro
Superintendent

Signed Memo

Special Board Meeting Live Stream 7-6-2020

A special board meeting will take place Monday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live for viewing from the Board of Education meeting room. This meeting is closed to in person attendance. Click the link below to view the live stream.

WSCN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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.

Regular Board Meeting Live Stream 6-30-2020

A  board meeting will take place Tuesday, June 30th at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live for viewing from the Board of Education meeting room. This meeting is closed to in person attendance. Click the link below to view the live stream.

WSCN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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.

Regular Board Meeting Live Stream 6-16-2020

A  board meeting will take place Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live for viewing from the Board of Education meeting room. This meeting is closed to in person attendance. Click the link below to view the live stream.

WSCN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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.