District Documents & News Pertaining to COVID-19
ESSER III GRANT
The Kenston Schools will spend all money received from this federal program on allowable uses only. As required by law, at least 20% of the allocation will be used to effectively address learning loss in students who have demonstrated need due to the pandemic. Increasing our ability to implement evidence-based interventions in classrooms and increased mental health/wellness intervention will be the goal for use of those funds. Additionally, remaining funds will be used to address other needs that arose from the coronavirus pandemic. Improving indoor air quality and repairing/improving school facilities to reduce the risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards will be the goal for the use of those funds.
Back to School 2021/22 – 8/9/2021
Update on Masking & Return to School – 7/20/2021
We continue to work with local health officials as conditions continue to develop. Our continued hope is that the 2021/22 school year will have a more “normal” look and feel, but we will remain vigilant as we are not yet back to pre-pandemic practices. Changes will be communicated directly with our families. Posted: June 21, 2021
Extended Learning Plan – Summer 2021
In February, Governor Mike DeWine asked school districts to work with their communities to help students make up any learning that may have been lost or delayed because of COVID-19. Schools were asked to design plans to meet students’ needs that could include, but are not limited to, ending the school year later than scheduled, beginning the new year early or extending the school day. Summer programs, tutoring or remote options also could be considered, especially for schools unable to provide consistent in-person learning. The governor asked school districts to provide their plans to the public and General Assembly by Thursday, April 1, 2021. Posted: March 30, 2021
Mental Health Resources
- Ask a Psychologist
A blog created in partnership between renowned psychologist and researcher, Angela Duckworth, and Education Week.
- Child Mind Institute: Coping During COVID – Resources for Parents
- Geauga Wellness Collaborative
FREE Mental Health Consultations for Families and Students of All Grade Levels
[sponsored by Ravenwood Health and Family Pride of Northeast Ohio]
Physical Health Resources: National & Local Health Organizations
We are promoting everyday disease prevention strategies
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Video
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.