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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
 
March 31, 2020
 
Dear Mt. Healthy CSD students, parents, and families;
 
Today, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings will be closed to students until Friday, May 1, 2020.  
We know the Governor’s order to close school for the next month presents a challenge to our Mt. Healthy CSD families. Our district is working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s education and well-being.
 
What does this mean for our students?
Although the MTHCSD school buildings are to remain closed until May1, remote learning will continue through this time period, and we will await the governor’s orders in what will occur beyond the May deadline. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, provide student services and resources to the best of our ability, and distribute free meals to our students.
 
How Remote Learning Will Continue
Mt. Healthy City School District will continue providing remote learning options to children. Administrators are actively planning and responding to this national health crisis. Teachers are creating lesson plans and engaging with their students remotely. As remote learning continues, teachers  continue to hold virtual meetings with students and include online office hours. Teachers and building principals will be sharing via email their remote learning plans and expectations with parents and students on an ongoing basis. Administrators and support staff will also be working remotely and available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 pm on weekdays via email and voicemail.
 
How Mt. Healthy Food Services Will Continue
Food Service operations will continue through April 6 for the next food delivery. Then, students will be on Spring Break, and there is no food service for the week of April 13. More information will be available after April 13 about food service for students. Food Service staff continues to comply with the most current health guidelines. Please continue to monitor our communication channels for more information. 
 
What about mental health support?
Our professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure, and to make alternative plans if necessary. Our counselors and school social workers will be monitoring emails and reaching out to our school families in need.
 
If a student or parent is in crisis, you can reach out to the following local hotlines for assistance: Hamilton County: Talbert House Crisis Hotline (513) 281-CARE (2273).  
 
What does this mean for graduation?
Our high school administration and teachers will be working together to ensure that students in the Class of 2020 are on track to graduate. The district is waiting to receive more guidance from the Ohio Department of Education. Students who are eligible to graduate will receive their diploma; however, it is still undecided how we will be able to celebrate their accomplishment. Know that we will work together to provide assistance and flexibility in the interest of doing what is right for our students. We will provide an update as soon as more information is available.
 
What about state testing?
Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill last week that waived state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, the state report cards for school buildings and districts remain unchanged for this school year.  Student report cards will be based on the first 3 quarters and progress made during remote learning.    
 
What about services to students with disabilities?
Our school is making a good faith effort to provide such services. If a student with a disability cannot access the alternate delivery models being offered to general education students, then the district will consult with parents and/or caregivers to determine the needs of the student and identify the most appropriate means for meeting those needs during the closure period. 
 
Questions?
For all questions related to your child’s assignments, please email your child’s teacher or the building principal.  
 
We have also set up a dedicated page on our website for all the announcements, resources, and updates on Remote Learning and COVID-19.  
 
We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. There will be bumps along the way, but your child’s teachers, counselors, building principals, and our support staff are here to work with our families to support you and your children. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate this challenging situation together. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Reva Cosby
Superintendent
Mt. Healthy City School District
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PAST MESSAGES:
 
 
Welcome to Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, parents and community.  To that end, we have made significant changes in preparation for the upcoming school year.

As a part of our One to One program, our students will be assigned a computer device (Chromebook) which they will carry with them throughout the day.  Having the students pick up their devices before starting their classes gives the students a greater sense of ownership and improves the instructional time in the classroom.

We have rearranged the building into Grade Level Pods.  This meant that most of our teachers classrooms were moved over the summer.  Our goal is to make the building easier for students to navigate.

All students will be assigned to a daily Advisory Period.  The approximately thirty minute period that takes place around a student’s lunch is designed to provide students time to receive support from staff, get organized for their day, take part in character development activities, receive important information through announcements/meetings and take part in activities based upon their interests.

Teachers will be sharing timely information with parents and students through an online application called Kickboard.  The program will be made available to all students, parents and staff through a grant awarded to the building.  

A greater emphasis will be placed upon student focus within the classroom with the addition of the Yondr pouch for student cell phone storage during the school day.  Upon arrival to their first class, students will place their cell phones in a magnetically sealed pouch which they will carry with them throughout the school day.  At the end of the day (or if they are dismissed from school earlier), a large magnet will quickly unlock the pouch so that the student can take their phone with them.  Our intent is to increase attentiveness in the classrooms and decrease the tension caused by misuse of social media. We look forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
 
Go Owls!
 
Bob Buchheim
Principal
Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School

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