Potential Building Closures

Building Closure Communication

Like many school districts in our region and even across the country, we are experiencing critical staffing shortages due to illness and quarantine protocols. Unfortunately, there is also a shortage of substitute teachers. Because of this, we are asking families to prepare for the possibility of a building closure. Our goal is to give families advanced notice, however, we may make the call the same morning of the closure.

 

Our staff is doing everything we can to prevent a building closure. Please make sure you have a backup plan for your child. Within the week, we will have building-specific plans for families in the event of a short-term closure. 

 

School Lunches During Temporary Building Closures

Should your child's school close temporarily, school lunches will still be available to students at the building which is closed.

  • Students/families need to call 937-494-2001 X 1168 by 9am to request a lunch on a day their building is closed.
  • Please share your child's name and building.
  • Lunch pick-up will take place from 11am-12pm.
  • Students are also welcome to eat lunch at their building between those hours. 

 

Building Specific Information

 

Sidney High School

If SHS needs to temporarily close due to staffing issues, students and families should expect continued instruction through Schoology. Therefore, it is extremely important that students take their Chromebooks home each night. 

 

Sidney Middle School

If SMS needs to temporarily close due to staffing issues, students and families should expect continued instruction through Schoology. Because devices have not been distributed to students in grades 5 and 6, remote learning because of a building closure will look different across the grades. 

  • Grades 7 and 8 should expect continued instruction through Schoology with their devices. It is extremely important that students in grades 7 and 8 take their Chromebooks home each night. 
  • Grades 5 and 6 will have access to Schoology lessons should they wish to complete the work electronically. However, until we are able to distribute devices to all 5th and 6th-grade students, teachers will make available materials/packets. If a child needs materials, they should communicate with their teacher(s) to get them. Our goal is to get devices ready for deployment as soon as possible. 

 

Northwood Intermediate

If Northwood Intermediate needs to close due to staffing needs, students and families will have a packet of work sent home to complete. This work will also be available in Schoology should they wish to complete the work electronically. Because the paper packet will be sent home with students, devices will not be distributed.

 

Emerson Primary

If Emerson Primary needs to close due to staffing needs, students and families will have a packet of work sent home to complete. This work will also be available in Schoology should they wish to complete the work electronically. Because the paper packet will be sent home with students, devices will not be distributed. 

 

Longfellow Primary

If Longfellow Primary needs to close due to staffing needs, students and families will have a packet of work sent home to complete. This work will also be available in Schoology should they wish to complete the work electronically. Because the paper packet will be sent home with students, devices will not be distributed. 

 

Whittier Early Childhood Center

If Whittier ECC needs to temporarily close due to staffing issues, students and families should expect to have a paper packet of activities available and access to their teacher’s Bitmoji classroom.

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this. As always, please reach out to your child's teacher(s) with questions. 

 





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