Answers to Questions Regarding School and School Events


Dear Families, 

The Springfield Local School District appreciates your patience and understanding as we navigate together through this unprecedented time. Governor DeWine has extended the state wide closure of public schools until May 1, 2020. Please know this could be extended further, but if it is not extended, school will resume Monday, May 4, 2020. We know families have a lot of questions, and we want to address these questions to the best of our ability, but please know plans and dates are subject to change. As a reminder, please contact teachers directly through email with any questions regarding class assignments. Teachers are checking their emails. It is also important that students check their school email and log on to Google Classroom.



What about prom?
Right now the plan is to postpone prom, and keep the option open for a senior prom if guest numbers are limited.  However at this time, there is no set date. 


What is going on with graduation?
Administration is looking at ways to hold graduation, but please know there is no set date, and the ceremony could be limited to a number of guests. The high school is looking at possible dates in June, July, and August to hold graduation. Seniors would be notified beforehand about Top 10, Valedictorian, and Salutatorian.  The alternate dates can be found on the Springfield Calendar. The three dates are - June 28, July 19, or August 9. 


What about senior recognition?
If we are able to determine a date for graduation, senior recognition will likely happen the same week as graduation. 


What is the plan for long distance learning?
Springfield Local High School will continue with online learning. 
Springfield Intermediate School is moving to all digital learning (Google Classroom) starting April 6, 2020. Teachers have been in communication with students about classes moving to online.
Springfield Elementary School will continue with pencil/paper packets and online learning.


When will SLIS parents be able to drop off completed student packets?
Completed packets do not need to be dropped off at this time. Please know that all further instruction is digital.

Is the district lending out technology devices for families who do not have one?

Prior to the state mandated closure, the district surveyed students asking if they had access to technology, and devices were provided to those who needed one. It has come to our attention that many families are working from home, and some families with multiple students in one household, creating a need for additional devices to complete online learning. The district will make chrome books available. Please notify your building principal via email if you need a device, and arrangements will be made. 


When is the next date for packet pick for SLES?
Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8 from 8AM-1PM at SLES. The new round of packets covers instruction for the rest of April. Parents/guardians can return completed packets when picking up new packets. 
If these dates/times do not work into your schedule, please email Mr. Albanese to make other arrangements. Please note if you are uncomfortable coming into the building, please contact Mr. Albanese so other arrangements can be made. 


How will report cards be sent?
Report cards will be mailed on April 9, 2020


What about Kindergarten Registration?
Kindergarten Registration cannot happen during the state mandated closure. 
Once a date is set, we will let you know. 


How can I get a refund for an Autism Awareness shirt?
For those of you who have purchased an Autism shirt, your refund will be available for pick up at the Elementary School main office April 7-8 from 8am to 1p.m. If you are unable to come at that time, we will hold on to the money until you are able to do so. You may also contact Mr. Yazvac to arrange another time.


Will trips to Washington D.C still happen? 

No it's not safe at this time. Refunds will be issued.


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