May 7, 2020
The State of Ohio Department of Heath[link] has new guidelines that businesses must follow. Please be aware that CCSD will be following these best practices to reduce the spread of Coronavirus-19.
May 6, 2020
Families of #CavalierNation we are seeking your input, please complete the Learning at Home survey[link] and share it with other families in our district.
April 30, 2020
Cavaliers, we want your graduation to be special in these unusual times! Here are the details for the plan that CHS has created to honor the hard work and determination it took you to earn the right to graduate this year.
Presentation This is the information that Mr. Ballentine shared during the Graduation Zoom Meeting Wednesday, April 29th.
Student Arrival/Graduation Schedule If you are NOT planning to participate please call 740-702-2287 to the CHS Main Office. If the time you are assigned doesn't work for you and your family, please call the same number and ask for a "reschedule": it is our intention to create some evening times if they are needed.
Class of 2020 Student Letter Here are more details.
If you are an AP Student, please do not bring your Chromebook to graduation the week of May 11th. Instead, keep your Chromebook until you have taken all of your AP exam(s). Following your final AP exam(s), please contact the school ((740) 702-2287 x16200) to schedule a time for your Chromebook to be updated, have all CCSD programs and lockdowns removed, and then returned as a graduation gift.
If you have any questions about these plans to celebrate the members of the Class of 2020, please email Mr. Ballentine at Matthew.Ballentine@ccsd.us
April 23, 2020
CHS Families, please be aware that student fees are now posted on ProgressBook
Here are the directions for paying remaining school fees for 2019-2020. If you need your child's student identification number, please email email@example.com.
As we close out the academic year you can now go online and pay your student's school fees. Senior parents you may have taken care of fees earlier in the year, but please log in to see if any fees have been added to your student's account. Some fees, that were previously handled by club transactions have had to be added to student fees. You will need to log-in and create an account at MYSCHOOLBUCKS
Please share this information.
Both CIS and CHS have released their grading plans: parents and guardians please make sure you are aware of these new plans.
April 20, 2020
CCSD Will Remain Closed for the Academic Year
Dear CCSD Families,
Following the Governor’s order today, we will not return to school for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue as we have been with online learning through the last day of school on May 27.
As the safety and well-being of our students and community remain a firm priority for our district, we applaud this difficult decision made by our Governor and his team. It’s not at all how we envisioned this semester, but it is in the best interest of all CCSD staff, students and our community for us to remain home until further notice. During this time, we will formulate a long-term plan of action for reopening when that time comes.
We understand and share the disappointment in having to reschedule or cancel some of our favorite end-of-year programs and events, like graduation and prom. Our staff is working diligently to try to figure out ways we can still celebrate our high school seniors and the many achievements of our other students as well. We will update you as we finalize those plans.
As always, we will remain in contact with you as new decisions and plans unfold, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We miss all of our students, and we can’t wait for the day when we can all come together again.
April 10, 2020 - April Breakfast/Lunch Update
#CavalierNation - we have a new link that families need to use to sign up for breakfast/lunch deliveries after Spring Break.If your family is already signed up there is no need to fill out this new form.However, if your child has an allergy to peanuts, please let Mrs. Montgomery know #CavsCare [firstname.lastname@example.org]. We are delivering to every address twice a week. We split our list in half, on a regular five days week: half of the list will see deliveries Monday/Thursday and the other half will be Tuesday/Friday.
Please share this information with other CCSD families.
March 31, 2020 - March Newsletter
Please see our March Newsletter for the latest COVID information for students and families.
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.