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Principal's Corner

From the Principal’s Desk
Mr. Andrew M. Hoffman

Happy New Year Longfellow families! It is certainly hard to believe that we have arrived at 2021. We hope that the new year brings your family an abundance of happiness and good health. As we begin the new year, we look forward to inviting students back into the building and to the many exciting things to come in January and beyond. Our monthly newsletter aims at keeping families connected to all the events and happenings here at Longfellow. Take a look! 


Hybrid Learning: 

Beginning this week, Longfellow will be welcoming students back into the building for the first time since last march! Click here to review the safety procedures for in-person learning so you know what to expect! Longfellow Return to School Procedures  

Helpful Reminders:

  • Students in the A group will attend in-person learning on MONDAY/TUESDAY

  • Students in the B group will attend in-person learning on THURSDAY/FRIDAY

  • Wednesday’s will be ASYNCHRONOUS learning days. There are NO live sessions on Wednesday’s. Students should work to complete work assigned by teachers at their own pace. 

  • On weeks where there is no school on a Monday or Friday, this asynchronous day will be replaced with an in-person day for the students in that cohort. For example, if there is no school on a Monday, students in Cohort A will be in-person on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Here is the daily bell schedule for students who will be in-person: Bell Schedule for Hybrid Learning 

  • If you have questions about your students’ group or would like to change the learning environment choice for your student, please call the school at 440-830-4220. 

Lorain City Schools PANDEMIC Dress Code Reminders:

  • There is NO designated uniform for students

  • School appropriate clothing is required

  • Inappropriate school clothing would include:

    • Ripped pants with skin showing through

    • Inappropriate images or language

    • Head Gear

    • Open-toed shoes

Please don’t hesitate to call the school at 440-830-4220 with any specific questions or concerns.

Important Dates
Mark Your Calendar

January 5th: School resumes, start of 3rd grading period. Learning this week is ALL REMOTE. 

January 8th: Report cards are finalized and ready to be viewed in PowerSchool. 

Week of January 11th: Hybrid Learning begins. 

Hybrid A: Monday/Tuesday

Hybrid B: Thursday/Friday

Wednesday: Asynchronous Learning for students

January 18th: No School – Observance of MLK Jr. Day

January 19th–22nd4 Day Hybrid week

Hybrid A: Tuesday/Wednesday

Hybrid B: Thursday/Friday

January 21st: Quarter 2 Awards Ceremony @4pm - Virtual

January 28th: Second Harvest Food Pantry @ GJW 4-6pm

Looking Ahead:

February: Longfellow Spelling Bee. More information to come! 

February 12thNo school for students. Professional Collaboration day for staff. 

February 15thNo school – Presidents Day 

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