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COVID-19 Information

March 18, 2020 - Breakfast and Lunch Sign-Up

If your child needs breakfast and lunch, please sign up for this resource. 

Email Mary Montgomery to sign up for deliveries. The reply to your email will include a link to a form asking for more information. The district's food services director, Mary Montgomery, has shared some information about the sign-up and delivery process:

  • Deliveries will include a lunch and a breakfast for the next day.
  • To reduce human-to-human proximity, deliveries will be dropped off on porches. Deliveries will start at 10:45 so please be on the lookout for when your delivery is dropped off.
  • If you sign up after 5PM, you will be added to the list the next day. However, you will not receive food until the day after next. For example, if you sign up Monday evening, you will be added to the list Tuesday and will start getting food deliveries Wednesday.
  • As this extended break continues, food items may begin to rotate back and forth from ready-to-eat food to shelf stable items.
  • Our delivery lists are growing everyday, so we ask to please have patience as we work to find the best ways to provide for our students.



March 13, 2020

Academic Expectations at This Time


Over the next three weeks, Chillicothe City Schools will be providing instruction to all students in grades K-12 through alternative means. In grades 7-12, students came home with a Chromebook. These students use their Chromebooks to receive instructional information and expectations from teachers daily. Google Classroom, Gmail, and other online tools will be used for communication between students and teachers. There will be instructional requirements everyday for students. This could include assessments, quizzes, writing assignments, turning in assignments online, instructional videos, independent practice and more.  

Please note that students can work on their Chromebooks without wifi. However, in order to receive updated information on Google Classroom, Gmail, or to participate in online practice through websites like iXL, Discovery Ed, Renaissance Learning, etc., students will have to have access to the internet.

In grades K-6 students, parents, and teachers will communicate expectations through Class Dojo. If you have not signed up for a Class Dojo account, please see the information sent home with students on Friday, March 13, 2020 or contact your child’s school/teacher for more information.

Through Class Dojo, teachers will send assignments and practice expectations for the day/week. There will be information and expectations for every single subject through the week, including instructional expectations appropriate for the circumstance and effective for learning outcomes. Class Dojo can be used on a phone or a computer. There may be expectations for students to take a picture of their assigned work and upload it back to Class Dojo. This can easily be done in the app under the messaging section. Teachers will have clear directions for those expectations.

Over the next three weeks we will be working very hard to provide the best possible instruction to all students in order to continue learning throughout our break. Please feel free to contact the school building, the principal, and of course your student’s teacher at any time. Staff will be getting back to you and your student throughout the weeks.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding throughout this time as we work to provide the best possible instruction for all.



March 13, 2020

All Extracurricular CCSD Activities Including Athletics:

All extra-curricular activities that involve Chillicothe City School District Students and/or the use of Chillicothe City School Facilities are postponed until March 30th. This includes all athletic teams, clubs and organizations.    Examples would include, but are not limited to, Chillicothe High School and Chillicothe Middle School Athletic Teams, Clubs, Groups, Organizations, AAU Teams, L'il Cavs, Future Cavs, etc...Essentially any activities that involve our kids and our facilities are cancelled until March 30th.  

Steps to contain the COVID-19 Virus must be taken very seriously.  The safety and well being of our students, staff and community will always be our primary focus.  This is a very fluid situation and will certainly continue to evolve.  Know that we will provide any updates or changes as soon as possible. 

March 12, 2020

Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,

In cooperation with the Governor’s recent order regarding COVID-19, we will be starting spring break on Monday, March 16, for a three-week period, through Friday, April 3.

The health of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we hope this break will help minimize the risk of our community spreading or contracting COVID-19. As of now, school will resume Monday, April 6, but Governor DeWine did indicate that they would continue to evaluate this order.

As this is an extended spring break, we will be providing instruction through means of Google Classroom, use of our software programs such as iXL, BrainPop, Discovery Ed, ALEKS, MySciLearn, Renaissance, Khan Academy, Prodigy, Reading A-Z, Raz kids, Starfall, Story Online, Youtube and any other appropriate learning website.  We encourage all families to begin making any necessary childcare arrangements to ensure your students receive care and supervision while at home.

To the greatest extent possible we plan to hold scheduled IEP and Multi-factored Evaluation meetings, if there is a change to a previously scheduled meeting you will be notified.   

We are working with our custodial and maintenance staff to continue the heightened cleaning and sanitization protocols they are implementing daily. We intend to continue with these processes during the break as appropriate to ensure our facilities remain as clean and disinfected as possible. 

We are working out the details to be able to provide lunches to students in need during the break and will be communicating about this and other updates via our district Facebook page, email and our website.   



Deborah Swinehart