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COVID-19 Resource Page

 

COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
At the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Interim Director of Health Lance Himes, after learning of a student or staff member who tests positive, K-12 schools must report that case to the local health department as quickly as possible. The governor says schools should make information about a positive case publicly available and should notify parents/guardians in writing about the case, including as much information as possible without disclosing protected health information. 

The district is also working with the Pickaway County Public Health Department regarding all active cases. Once again, PCPH will handle all contact tracing and will be the organization contacting families about who will be asked to quarantine as opposed to the school. 

Circleville City Schools has launched our COVID-19 Reporting dashboard. Data reported to the public by the district will be updated every Wednesday by 5 p.m. and categories tracked will include quarantine cases, positive tests, and monthly trends. In the event of a positive case, the district will notify students (and families) deemed to be close contacts in writing by letter and email. Families are asked to help us in COVID-19 reporting by contacting your child's school as soon as possible in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result. 

Relaunch and Safe Start Guide 
On July 15th, 2020 (revised September 21st) the board of education approved the district's Relaunch and Safe Start Guide. The guide serves as district guidance for families regarding how our schools plan to safely reopen in the fall and under what conditions. From mask usage and busing to physical distancing and safety precautions, this guide is your one stop shop for all things back to school 2020. Starting October 5th, Circleville City Schools will move from Schedule B (Hybrid) to Schedule A (all students in school Monday-Thursday). The district will continue to utilize Friday’s through December 18th (1st semester) as Tiger Remote Learning days and for small group instructional support.
 

Return to School FAQ
Later this month the district will release a full FAQ regarding additional questions families may have specific to certain student functions throughout the school day.  
 

COVID-19 Reporting Procedures
In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 in our schools, the district will implement the following notification procedures:

1. Building notification - ALL families in the building, regardless of their child's proximity to the case, will receive an email sent to their family email account on file in OneView making them aware of a positive/active case within the building.

2. Specific Shared Space notification - after reviewing seating charts, any student or staff member who has "shared a classroom space (or have participated in a school activity)" with an individual who has tested positive will be notified in writing within 24 hours. This notification will be mailed and postmarked Monday-Friday with a good faith effort made to notify families over the weekend or over a long break. This letter will say the following: 
 
"In accordance with the September 3rd order by the Ohio Department of Health, this letter is to inform you that your child may have shared a classroom space (or have participated in a school activity) during the COVID-19 infectious period for this confirmed case. In the event you have received another letter stating this, your child was deemed to share a classroom space with another confirmed case in the building.

Receipt of this letter does NOT mean your student has to quarantine, unless you are separately contacted by the Pickaway County Public Health (PCPH) Department as a part of their contact tracing efforts. 

3. Finally, sometimes gaps in time can exist when information is or is not relayed between the school and the family and the district values its partnership with families to keep us informed. In the event a member of your household or you have tested positive or have been asked to quarantine, please contact the school to make us aware at your earliest convenience. This imperative can be found in the September 3rd, ODH health order which states "parents or guardians of students and school staff who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, whether by laboratory test or through clinical examination are encouraged to notify their school no later than 24 hours after receiving notification." Thank you for your part in keeping your student and our building guests safe!

Remote Meal Ordering (Hybrid Schedule and Tiger Remote Learning)
Please fill out this form if you intend to pick up meals during online learning. This includes students in Group A or Group B and also ALL Tiger Remote Learners. Pre-order schedule will be as planned-  Ordering opens weekly on Wednesday through Sunday. Cut-off for orders on Sunday @ Midnight for pick up on the following Friday. If you have any questions, please contact Suzie Gerhardt at 740-477-5548

Meal Pickup Plan
Friday pickup for a package of 3 or 5 breakfast meals and 3 or 5 lunch meals.

Payment Information
Meals will be charged, at pick up time, according to your eligibility status of the Free & Reduced Meal Program for high school students only. Grades K-8 meals are no cost. We will continue to use the EZ Pay payment system.  You can add money to your student's account with a credit card at https://www.spsezpay.com/Circleville/login.aspx.  


Tiger Remote Learning 
 Circleville City Schools' NEW Tiger Remote Learning Option is an all-online educational pathway for students to learn remotely from home all five days a week. This is a semester commitment for each student enrolled. 
 
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