Dear Parents, Students and Community:
They say March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb. I certainly hope the latter part of that is true as we enter uncharted waters. The Governor’s order to close all Ohio’s schools to be proactive in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 is in the best interest of our students, community and all of Ohio. This shutdown will be from Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 3rd. The Joint Statement from Ohio’s education community regarding this shutdown states,
Controlling the outbreak of the virus is extremely important to the health and safety of Ohioans. Being able to influence some control over the growth of the outbreak will allow our healthcare system to have a better chance of having the resources available to provide treatment and medical care for those who do contract the virus. Also, please remember that while children do not seem to be as impacted by contracting the virus, they are known to be carriers and can infect the adults with whom they interact. This can lead to devastating consequences for high-risk adults (OASSA, March 2020).
The entire Windham Junior and Senior High School staff is continuing to work hard during this shutdown to ensure that the well-being and learning needs of our students are being met. During this shutdown, the teaching staff will be providing online learning activities, hard copy learning packets, and be available to answer student questions during daily office hours through email and phone calls. If your child needs meals, please call the board office at 330-326-2711 & leave name/grade information for your child and we will get back to you with details.
During this time we ask that you remain patient, follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and do everything you can to keep your family safe and healthy by practicing social distancing, washing your hands and keeping surfaces clean. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Burns or myself at 330-326-2711.
Principal, Windham Jr./Sr. High School