We are committed to making all decision in the best interest of the health and safety of our students, staff and community. We must be vigilant and proactive regarding their health and wellness.
April 6 – Stay Healthy! Stay Strong!
April 1 – Employee Rights
March 31 – Frequently Asked Questions
March 30 – Governor Extends Closure
March 17 – ALERT: For your information
March 16 – School CLOSED Monday, March 16
March 14 – Information pertaining to March 16
March 13 – Lunch/Food Resources
Ohio Department of Health
COVID-19 Call Center
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.
Please know the following:
- We have a team closely monitoring information being released by the Center for Disease Controls (CDC), Ohio Department of Health and the Geauga County Health Department on a daily basis to ensure we are implementing recommendations to prevent the spread of this virus.
- As always, we continue to encourage hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette and staying home when ill.
- We are asking that you report your child’s general symptoms when calling him/her in sick so that we can monitor the illness trends in our buildings, grades and classrooms.
- We are monitoring student and staff attendance rates.
- We are routinely cleaning frequently touched surfaces with appropriate cleaning products in our buildings and also our transportation fleet.
- Even with confirmed cases in Ohio, the U.S. risk of infection remains “low” per the CDC, so anything now is in the preparation phase and not currently an active disease outbreak.
- We will be advised by the health department regarding any possible school closure to protect the safety of our students, staff and families.
- In the event that Kenston Schools would close for an extended period due to COVID-19, or any other reason, district leaders plan to continue instruction for our students.
With information changing daily, we encourage families to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 and protect yourself and our community.
CDC | Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19)
ODH | COVID -19 Resources for Local Health Districts and Providers
CDC | Wash Your Hands – Video
CDC | Stop the Spread of Germs
CDC | What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC | What to do if you are sick
CDC | Coronvirus and Children
- A Parent Resource for Talking to Children from the National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children about COVID-19
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Talking with Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Explaining the virus to children – Brainpop video
- Child-friendly way to explain how germs are spread – Sid the Science Kid
- Proper handwashing is strongly recommended by the CDC – Wash Your Hands – Video