Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 


    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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ALL SCS Students to Receive FREE Meals Through December 31


Sidney City Schools is pleased to share that the Ohio Department of Education has approved the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) extension for food services. This means all students at Sidney City Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals through December 31, 2020.


All students will receive a free regular breakfast and/or lunch. Any additional items, like ala carte items, extra meal items, or extra milk will have to be paid for by the student. 


Any student (in-person or remote) who may qualify for free or reduced meals should still complete the Free/Reduced Meal application at lunchapplication.com or get a paper copy from their child’s school. Starting January 1, 2021, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) will expire and students will return to full-pay status unless they have completed and qualify for free or reduced meals.  


Remote Learning students are also included in the SSO extension to get free meals through December 31, 2020. The process for this will be as follows:

  • Remote Learning students wanting school meals must get them from the building at which they would attend.
  • Remote Learning students must follow all school guidelines while in the buildings (masks, social distancing, etc).
  • Remote Learning students will get the options of meals we are offering that day. 
  • Any extra food or drink items must be purchased. Students are not permitted to charge extra food items. 
  • All to-go items must be in a container for transport. 
  • Once Remote Learning students get their meals they will immediately exit the buildings.
  • Remote Learning students will not be able to get both breakfast and lunch at the same time - each school will have separate pick up times for each meal as follows:
    • Emerson
      • Breakfast 8:40am to 8:50am
      • Lunch 10:45am to 10:55am
      • Main door (Door #1)
    • Longfellow
      • Breakfast 8:40am to 8:50am
      • Lunch 10:45am to 10:55am
      • Main door (Door #1)
    • Northwood
      • Breakfast 8:40am to 8:50am
      • Lunch 10:45am to 10:55am
      • Door #7
    • SMS
      • Breakfast 7:25am to 7:35am
      • Lunch 10:15am to 10:30am
      • Main front doors (parent drop-off side)
    • SHS
      • Breakfast 7:30am to 7:45am
      • Lunch 11:30am to 12:00pm
      • Main door (Attendance office)


Questions regarding the lunch program can be directed to Jason McLain, Food Services Director at 937-497-2200.


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