Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Mr. Siefke

Joseph Siefke
Superintendent

Dear Families and Community Members,
 

I hope this finds you well and that you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Virtual learning has continued for many of our students, and we are so proud of our teachers and students who are connecting together through virtual conferencing video technology. The video conferences are a way to help with academic information/support, but also the social and emotional well-being of students

 

Governor DeWine has extended the closure of school until May 1, 2020. Please know this could be extended. However, if it is not extended, classes will resume May 4, 2020. I want to share an important school schedule change with families. Our Spring Break was scheduled for April 10-17, with students returning on April 20. The district is asking the Board of Education to approve the following change: Spring Break will now be April 10-13, with students starting virtual learning on April 14. By doing this, school will now end for the year four days early, with the last day being Friday, May, 22, 2020. This proposed change is subject to Board of Education approval. The Board of Education meets on April 9, 2020. Please know that because of Governor DeWine’s orders on the number of people who can be in the same room, the Board of Education meeting will be live-streamed so the public can attend virtually. The link to attend the meeting will be posted on our school website, and so will a link with the entire meeting once it is complete.

 

 Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions and answers to these questions. Please know dates and plans are subject to change. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented situation together.

 

What about prom?

Right now the plan is to postpone prom, with the understanding that we want this event to happen in the future for our students. We don’t know when, where or how so at this time there is no set date.

 

What is going on with graduation?

Administration is looking at ways to hold graduation, but please know there is no set date. We are committed to this event taking place sometime in the future. We want to do everything we can to recognize the Class of 2020.

 

When is the next date for packet pick?

Pencil/paper packets for K-2 students can be picked up on April 6, 2020, in the cafeteria at McKinley Elementary. This is also when completed packets can be returned. Please note that most of 3-5 grades are completing assignments online, and it’s going well. Students at DAHS using pencil/paper packets can pick up new packets on April 6,2020 in the cafeteria at DAHS. Completed work can also be turned in at this time.

 

What about kindergarten registration?

Face to face registration has been postponed, but parents/guardians can still access the school’s website to learn about starting the online process.

 

 

How will food distribution operate during spring break?

Five days worth of food will still be distributed Monday April 6th as we have done previously for any student in the district. After Easter holiday we will take the next day off, thus the pickup day will be Tuesday, April 14th at the DAHS and McKinley Cafeterias from 11-12:30p.m.

Meal distribution at four community locations will still happen as well from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Those locations are: Opportunity School, Lisbon Baseball/ Softball Complex, Roseland Apartments, and the Juvenile Justice Center (parking lot).

After spring break, we will continue with Monday as our set food distribution, following the same schedule and locations listed above.

 

What’s going on with the trip to D.C and Camp for elementary students?

Right now it’s not safe for us to proceed with these events, refunds will be issued. Your building principal and secretary will be in contact about refunds.

 

How to contact the school secretary from each building?

Should you wish to contact the school secretary for questions pertaining to the individual building involving assignments, events, or any school related question, please communicate with them using the following numbers:

McKinley Elementary- 330-870-3495

David Anderson -330-817-3792

 

How do I communicate directly with the teaching staff if I have questions?

All teacher emails are on the school website for both buildings on the district's home web page.

 

Is there free internet available for my house to access during the shutdown?

Spectrum has advertised that 60 days of free internet is available by calling 855-243-8892 for details. They have stated all installation fees will be waived.

 

Sincerely,
Joseph E. Siefke
Superintendent, Lisbon Exempted Village Schools




4/3/2020


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