Weekly Update from Superintendent 4/27

Hello Finneytown Families,

I want to start by thanking you. Thank you for volunteering for meal distribution. Thank you for all the donations you continue to make. Thank you for contacting us when you need support. Thank you for asking questions. Thank you for helping your children at home with school work. Thank you for supporting the district. Thank you for continuing to comply with the stay at home order and social distancing. Thank you for looking out for each other. Thank you for caring. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for helping to make Finneytown a great place to live and raise children.

For those of you who feel helpless because you cannot help your child with the school work or you are overwhelmed because school work is just one more thing added to your already full plate, take a breath. You can only do what you can do. Make your efforts every week and know that is enough. Reach out to teachers and other staff. Feel free to join Google Classroom or Zoom meetings. Send me an email. Together we will get it done. 

Meal distribution will continue on Tuesdays at the Secondary Campus at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace from 11-1 through June. With all that is happening in our community and world, our Food Service providers, Milford Nutrition Services and Finneytown are partnering to provide meals available even during the summer. We had to apply first to be able to do this through June and will apply later for July and August. Assuming that is granted, we will be able to continue the drive through pick up all summer. More information as we get it. 

If you have not heard, graduation will be virtual this year, the same night originally planned. Prom has unfortunately been canceled along with After Prom. There is no good way to hold those while being socially distant. Please remind yourselves and our students that the fact that we won’t be able to hold the traditional celebrations and awards nights does not diminish the accomplishments these students have achieved. We are still very proud of all of our students and want to send them off to the next grade or phase of their lives with our thanks, appreciation, and congratulations. Each building leadership team will determine what that looks like as long as it is virtual. The staff is much more creative than I am so I have no doubt it will happen. This year will be memorable for many reasons, let’s make some of those memories good. 

The Governor is set this week to announce the plan to slowly get people back to work (not us since we never left). More info as I get it. Remember that our district staff believes in you, depends on you, and supports you and your children. We care about your children and will continue to work with them. We know this is not the ideal way to teach and learn but we will not give up. Please let us know if you need support or suspect someone else does. Email me at tnoe@finneytown.org and I will get the message to the person who can help you.

Have a great week,

Superintendent Terri Noe