Update 3/28/20 Return to Remote learning and Food Service

Happy Spring Break,                            Saturday, March 28, 2020

I hope everyone had a little time to rest, get outside between rain drops and get used to being at home. Remote Learning will resume Monday, March 30th and that work has already been posted or handed out. If/when we are told buildings will be closed beyond next Friday, April 3rd, we will be in touch to give an update from each building about how we will proceed. Look for a weekly update from your principal or teachers. Here are some updates and reminders.

Food

Going forward, as long as school buildings are closed this school year, we will have meal pick up on Tuesdays from 11-1 at the Secondary Campus. You will be able to pick up enough breakfasts and lunches each week for 5 days for each child. You do not need to have your children with you. Just drive up or walk up, tell the volunteer how many children, and your food will be brought to you and placed in your trunk or the back of your vehicle. Our goal is to have as little personal interaction as possible. We want to maintain the standard of 6 feet apart.

If you cannot make it during those times, please let one of us know. We want everyone to have access to get needed meals. 

Terri Noe tnoe@finneytown.org

Cathy McNair cmcnair@finneytown.org

Britany Utley butley@finneytown.org

Nancy Rouse nrouse@finneytown.org 

One of our amazing staff or volunteers will contact you to make arrangements.

You will receive breakfast and lunch for 5 days for each of you children under 19 years old. Your child(ren) do(es) not need to be on a free or reduced lunch program, do(es) not need to attend Finneytown schools and do(es) not even need to live in Finneytown to get meals. To qualify, a child just has to be under 19 years old.

Please be sure to visit the Food Nutrition site. Milford Nutrition Services is our partner who normally supplies our children with breakfast and lunch every school day. They have menus, tips about nutrition and health in these uncertain times, instructions on how to prepare the food items you receive, and some fun activity ideas for being at home.

We are about education at Finneytown Local school District. In these really trying times we also know that children will not learn if they are hungry. This is one way we can help out. Come pick up meals while we practice physical distancing and good hygiene!

Mental Health

You will also be getting more information about how to access Mental Health from our partners at Catalyst Counseling, LLC. These trying times are hard to maneuver and we will all need a little help along the way. You can access information on our website at www.finneytown.org. You can also reach out to any of our school counselors for help. We are all working from home but still available again starting Monday.

Technology

More than ever, we will be relying on our technology for Remote Learning. If your Chromebook is sick or broken, you can turn it in when you come to get meals. You will be given a loaner to use until yours is fixed. You will be notified when it is fixed and can come to the next meal pick up and exchange it for the loaner.

If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet, please call one of the numbers above! As I said, it will become more and more important for your child to have technology access as we move forward with Remote Learning.

Other Resource Connections

The State of Ohio is doing a wonderful job of collecting resources. Check out coronavirus.ohio.gov. From videos about the virus to recent orders to educational resources, they have a lot. This link will take you to the page that talks about our local PBS channels starting K-12 educational programming beginning Monday the 30th.

Our very own Media Center Specialist, Mrs. Walker, has compiled a resource page that is amazing. There are resources for students and teachers. Check out the student information

Resources for our families who are not native English speakers (ESL) 

Link to Remote Learning directions for all grades 

Link to Community Resources page 

More to Follow

I will send a separate email about recent changes with legislative action in response to COVID-19. It will have some updates on testing, report cards, and EdChoice.

Have a great weekend,

Terri Noe, Superintendent