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March 30 Coronavirus Update

School closure extended to May 1

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we work through these unprecedented times. As expected, today Governor DeWine announced that Ohio schools will be closed through May 1 to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19.


Because of this extended closure, please note the following:


  • More important than making sure our kids don't miss any curriculum is simply making sure our kids are OK. Families, you should feel no pressure or stress that you have to get all of the content covered. We will get to the content in good time. Instead, keep doing what you can to make sure your kids are safe and unafraid. We will do our best to see that parents who may be facing illness or job loss or wage cuts don't feel overwhelmed by any expectations we are imposing on them. 

  • We will continue providing online learning opportunities this week as we have been doing.

  • Students and staff should still plan on enjoying Spring Break April 6 through April 13. Teachers will have professional development on April 14, and online learning will continue on April 15.

  • Before Spring Break starts we will release more structured guidance and expectations for teachers and students during the extended online learning program, including more standard office hours where families can reach teachers for whatever needs they may have.

  • The meal pickup program will continue every Monday and Thursday, even during spring break. You can enroll here: https://tinyurl.com/NordoniaMealPickupOrders  

  • The May 2 NHS prom date is now officially canceled. The first Prom back-up date is June 13. Please mark your calendars.

  • Kindergarten registration will remain closed during the school closure. It will resume as soon as Ohio’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Families of future kindergarteners can begin collecting necessary paperwork as described here: https://www.nordoniaschools.org/registration.aspx

  • Knights Caring for Knights (KC4K) provides food for families on the weekends. If you would like to donate food for KC4K, there is a collection bin at NHS and the Board Office lobbies, open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • If you would like to make a financial donation to KC4K, the band boosters set up a way to donate online. Please know that even though the band boosters graciously set this up, these donations are going to KC4K, not the band. You can donate here: https://nordonia-band-aides.square.site/

  • I will continue to appear on Facebook live every day from 1:30-2 p.m. to give news and to take your questions. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/NordoniaHillsSchools/


These are unprecedented times, and we will get through them together through flexibility and common sense. Please understand this closure is not only to keep students and staff safe, but also to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as seen in other countries around the world.


As always, thanks for your continued support of the Nordonia Schools, and Go Knights!


Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020