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COVID-19 Reporting- Updated 10-17-2020 COVID-19 Symptoms

UPDATED 10-17-2020

Dear Tiger Families,
Springfield Local is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. Friday night We were informed of another confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Springfield Intermediate. This case is not connected to the first case.

 

Free Meals Extended for the Rest of the School Year Informational chart on school meals

The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress for their work to extend all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through the end of the 2020/2021 school year. SNA members called for these vital extensions to ease challenges of school meal service during the pandemic and ensure all hungry students can be nourished by school meals.

Unity Day

The Springfield Local School District is taking part in Unity Day, which is October 21. 

The day is about taking a stand against bullying and focusing on kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Students and staff can show unity by wearing orange on October 21.

https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp

 

 

Virtual Financial Aid Night

Springfield Local High School and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Youngstown State University will be hosting our annual Financial Aid Night virtually this year. You do NOT have to be planning to attend YSU in order to attend this informational meeting. 

Survey Notice to High School Parents and Guardians

The Prevention Evaluation Project (PEP) Survey, will be administered at Springfield Local High School. This survey was developed by Wright State University and has federal approval from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse/Mental Health Services Administration).

Student Mask Exemption Form

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Students and Springfield Community, 

As we embark on the 2020-2021 school year, we face educational challenges due to these unprecedented times in which the likes have not been experienced for a century.  The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled our administrative team and staff to work even more closely together to engage in creative problem solving and to co-design both pedagogical and logistical approaches that will meet the needs of our high school students as they return to school. 

Governor DeWine’s catch phrase “In This Together” is as applicable to our educational community as it is to the State of Ohio. Our day-to-day operating procedures will be based in the science and direction put forth by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all individuals associated with our school community and the “Tiger” community at-large.  

One of the maxims I convey to students annually, “is to treat each other in a manner in which they would wish to be treated,” the Golden Rule for those of you familiar. Mrs. Louttit enlightened me that “upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” We as a community must work together to have a successful and safe school year.

As I am sure you are aware, conditions can change rapidly due to Covid-19, and we are considering various contingency plans for our district. As a result, this planning guide operates under the following assumptions: Our high school must be flexible, responsive, and diligent to ensure the health and safety of all students and adults. We must have the capacity to operate in various modes at different times and, sometimes, with minimum advance notice.  This will obviously not be our traditional school experience, and many of the day-to-day practices within our high school will have to adjust based on circumstances. Our specific and detailed building and district plans are posted on the district website for you to review. 

As your principal, I will continue to do my best to ensure effective instruction whether it be in person or virtual. All teachers will have access to support and training to facilitate the implementation of our educational plan and in meeting the needs of children and families. Data and information from staff and students will help make informed decisions as the school year progresses.

Our ultimate objective as a high school is to help students take ownership of their own learning, perhaps never more important than in our current environment. Our staff will continue to meet the needs of each student, focusing not only on academics but on the social-emotional needs as well. 

Whether you are an “A” student or a student who only dreams of getting “A’s,” you must first believe that you can.  Do not confuse lack of effort with inability and that your capacity to learn is a gift, but your willingness to learn is a choice. 

With a commitment to foster excellence. 

Sincerely, 


 

Anthony J. DeFelice

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