WCSD Moving ALL K-12 Students to Online Learning

The Warren City School District is moving all K-12 students to online/remote learning effective Monday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 18 – the end of the first semester, at minimum – due to increasing numbers of students and staff testing positive with COVID-19, related quarantines and pending COVID-19 test results across the district, the City of Warren and Trumbull County overall.

Should health conditions improve in our area, we anticipate returning to hybrid instruction as early as Monday, Jan. 4.

More information can be found HERE.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nov. 19, 2020

The Warren City School District has received notification that one McGuffey and one Warren G. Harding staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the employees involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family. We believe these cases to be the result of high transmission and community spread.

Contact tracing has taken place. No known individuals have been determined to be a contact by definition. However, if the school district receives additional or changing information, we will continue to review this situation and any individuals impacted will immediately be contacted by both a Warren City Schools administrator and a representative from the Warren City Health Department.

There is nothing more important to Warren City Schools than the safety and health of our
students, our staff and their families.

Please read Superintendent Steve Chiaro’s Full Letter HERE. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nov. 17, 2020

The Warren City School District has received notification that one McGuffey and two Warren G. Harding staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the employees involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family. We do not believe these cases to be related to one another but rather the result of high transmission and community spread.
Contact tracing is taking place and will continue.

To read Superintendent Steve Chiaro’s complete letter to students, families and community members, click HERE.

TNP Food Vouchers Help Students in WCSD PK-8 Schools

Students in the Warren City School District’s four PK-8 Schools are benefitting from food vouchers made available to them through a partnership between the district and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

With funding from the United Fresh Start Foundation, TNP and WCSD are distributing the vouchers to students and are encouraging them to go to designated convenience stores throughout Warren to exchange them for a fresh, healthy snack.

Remote and in-class students are eligible to participate. Students have 30 days from when the vouchers are issued to use them. Vouchers are nontransferable and the stores will accept them from the named students only.

For more information, contact Christian Bennett at christian@tnpwarren.org or Matt Martin at matt@tnpwarren.org.

 

WCSD’s Little Neighborhood Libraries Spark Citywide Reading Effort

Warren City School District has placed “book sharing” boxes throughout the city, on previous elementary school sites, and filled them with new and gently used books to encourage and ignite a citywide love for reading.

Our “Little Neighborhood Libraries” project was inspired, in part, by the national “Little Free Library” initiative.

“During this uncertain time, it is even more important for families to actively participate in reading experiences with their children,” said Karin Kilpatrick, a WCSD Title I Family Outreach Coordinator.

“The circumstances of the pandemic may have limited our exposure to school and/or libraries, but we are determined to offer our families opportunities to share books and literacy activities in order to accelerate our students’ reading achievements. Good reading is the key to a successful future for all of us.”

Bob Lewis, a WCSD carpenter, repaired several old boxes formerly used by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, which, in collaboration with Karin Kilpatrick, established a Little Library program in the city several years ago. The district has now taken over ownership/maintenance of the Little Libraries that are on school properties and added others. Kilpatrick, along with Kevin Stringer, a WCSD Title I Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator, help maintain the libraries by making sure they are filled with books for the community to access.

Lewis crafted new boxes to accommodate additional books so the program could be expanded to serve more families.

You can find a WCSD Little Neighborhood Library on one of these sites:

  • DEVON SCHOOL SITE: 833 Central Parkway SE
  • DICKEY AVENUE SCHOOL SITE: Dickey Avenue near Ward Street
  • EMERSON SCHOOL SITE: Corner of Drexel Avenue NW and Moncrest Drive NW
  • GARFIELD SCHOOL SITE: Woodland Street NW near Perkinswood Blvd. NE
  • HORACE MANN SCHOOL SITE: York Ave near Jackson Street
  • LAIRD AVENUE SCHOOL SITE: Bonnie Brae near Grandview Street
  • ROOSEVELT SCHOOL SITE: Roosevelt Ave near the Community Garden Sign (not as pictured)
  • McKINLEY SCHOOL SITE: Hollywood NE between Mazda and Elm Road
  • SECREST SCHOOL SITE: Bennett Street near Northwest Blvd. 

How it works:

  • Take a walk, or a ride, to your Little Neighborhood Library.
  • Browse through the books and other materials.
  • Find something you like? Take it home with you.
  • Finished? Return the books and materials … please be neat and keep boxes tidy!

We ask that you help us keep the library and the materials in good order.

  • You may donate quality, gently used books to your Little Neighborhood Library in order to keep a lively collection and offer a variety of choices to readers.
  • Donated books should be clean, in good repair and cover appropriate topics and language for a community library collection.

For more information, please contact Karin Kilpatrick at 330-841-2321 ext. 7211.

 

URGENT: Trumbull County Combined Health District Issues Letter to Parents/Guardians

Due to the high number of cases and community spread, COVID-19 is directly impacting our Trumbull County school districts, healthcare systems and first responders, and imposing on their ability to operate effectively during this pandemic, according to a letter issued Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, by the Trumbull County Combined Health District and signed by Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi.
Commissioner Migliozzi reports that in-person learning is now in jeopardy, as more and more schools will be forced to transition to full remote education due to a lack of staff to teach, transport, or support the school districts’ operations.
To learn more, please read the full letter, which includes a list of simple mitigation measures outlined within this correspondence. The letter can be found HERE.

Warren G. Harding Moving Students to Online/Remote Learning: Effective Nov. 13

WARREN – Effectively immediately, Warren G. Harding High School is transitioning all of its students to online/remote learning only.

The move to online/remote learning is effective Friday, Nov. 13. Teachers and related support staff will report to work.

The district anticipates keeping this schedule in place for at least two (2) weeks with the earliest return to in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 30.

Over the past 24 hours, Warren City Schools has experienced an increase in our COVID-19 data at Harding and we have received confirmation in the last 24 hours of a staff member and two students testing positive with Coronavirus.

These cases do not appear to be related, and contact tracing has been taking place and will continue. Any individual who has been determined to be a contact by definition will be immediately notified by an administrator or school nurse within the Warren City School District. That individual will be directed to quarantine, and will receive additional communications from the Warren City Health Department.

At this time, an additional six students have been quarantined and have already been contacted.

Anyone who has not been contacted has not been determined to be a contact of an individual who has tested positive for Coronavirus. However, if the school district receives additional or changing information, we will continue to review this situation and any individuals impacted will immediately be contacted by both a Warren City Schools administrator and a representative from the Warren City Health Department.

The decision to modify instruction for students was made by Superintendent Steve Chiaro and Harding Principal Dante Capers after analyzing current data.

For more information about how this schedule will look, please watch this message to students and families from Mr. Chiaro and Mr. Capers by following the link HERE.

Lincoln PK-8 Employee tests positive for COVID-19

Today we received notification that an employee at Lincoln PK – 8 School has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the employee involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family.
There is nothing more important to Warren City Schools than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families.
We are working directly with Warren City Health officials on contract tracing efforts during this situation. Any individual determined to be a direct contact will be notified by an Administrator at Warren City Schools and the Warren City Health Department. Warren City Schools will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures.

Please Read Superintendent Steve Chiaro’s Complete Letter HERE.