It’s March! This year is flying and there are so many things going on in the district. I wanted to take some time to explain what the district is doing and how we are responding to the Coronavirus that so many are talking about. A few things to note is that there are currently no cases in Portage County or Ohio. I am working closely with the area superintendents, Akron Children’s Hospital, the Portage County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Education to stay up to date on what is happening around the area. Similar to the when the flu season hits school districts hard, our custodial staff is paying extra attention to high traffic areas like doorknobs, bathrooms, and the cafeteria to make sure they are cleaned and sanitized more frequently. We urge you as parents that if your child is sick, to keep them home until they are fever free - without medication - before they return to school. We also need to remind our students to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs and sneezes and avoid touching their face with dirty hands. Most of these are things we would tell our children when it’s the flu season and that’s what we need to be doing now.
We have placed posters around the school to remind students of good habits to follow and put hand sanitizer in common areas for the students to utilize as needed. Again our custodial staff is cleaning high traffic areas more frequently as an added precaution. If you want more information regarding the coronavirus, here are some links with more details.
Portage County Health Department website
Akron Children’s Hospital Frequently Asked Questions website
Ohio Department of Health website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to any of our principals, our nurse or me. Go Bombers!