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Article: Phase 2: Family Choice Begins Monday, January 11, 2021

Phase 2: Family Choice Begins Monday, January 11, 2021

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Let’s Get Ready for Monday

The Lorain City School District is excited to welcome you and your students to 2021 following the learning plan you selected for your family. Please review the information below in preparation for this next phase of learning together.

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START/END TIMES

REMINDER: As of January 5, 2021, students have been following the new adjusted schedule:

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS GRADES PK-5: Frank Jacinto, Garfield, Hawthorne, Larkmoor, Toni Morrison, Washington

  • Breakfast: 8:00AM Start: 8:15AM End: 12:30PM

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS GRADES PK-5: Admiral King, Helen Steiner Rice, Palm, Stevan Dohanos

  • Breakfast: 9:00AM Start: 9:15AM End: 1:30PM

  • MIDDLE SCHOOLS GRADES 6-8: General Johnnie Wilson, Longfellow, Southview

  • Breakfast: 8:15AM Start 8:30AM End: 12:50PM

  • HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12: Lorain High, Success Academy, Early College @ Lorain

  • Breakfast: 7:30AM Start: 8:00AM End: 1:16PM

STUDENT SCHEDULES

REMOTE STUDENTS: If your family has decided to remain remote, or did not respond to the Family Commitment Form, your students will continue learning virtually from home. Remote students will livestream into class to participate along with their in-person classmates, following the same daily schedule.

HYBRID STUDENTS: Students have been divided into Group A and Group B. If you did not receive your child’s group assignment prior to Winter Break be sure to call your child’s school for verification of their assignment.

GROUP A SCHEDULES    |    Preschool      Grades K-8      High School

GROUP B SCHEDULES    |    Preschool      Grades K-8      High School


HIGH SCHOOL REMINDERS: Students will continue to participate in remote learning next week, coming on site only to take their End of Course Exams.

END OF COURSE EXAM SCHEDULE     |     NEW BELL SCHEDULE

ORIENTATIONS

In response to family and staff feedback, in-person orientations have been cancelled out of an abundance of caution. In their place, virtual orientations will be shared as soon as possible. Individual schools may also be sharing details about the first few weeks of school through their normal communication channels. Be sure to check your email, texts, voicemail, Remind and Dojo for updates.

FOOD SERVICE

REMOTE STUDENTS: Meals will continue to be distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays through the mid-day bus stop schedule and evening distributions from 4:00-6:00PM at Larkmoor Elementary, Southview Middle and Washington Elementary.

Bus Stop Schedule      |      View menus here      |      More information

IN-PERSON STUDENTS: Breakfast and a snack will be served each day, with a carefully packaged lunch distributed as students leave for the day.

TRANSPORTATION

IN-PERSON STUDENTS: If your student is eligible for transportation and you have not yet received a letter in the mail with bus route information, please call:

Lorain City Schools Transportation: (440) 288-3333 x10 or (440) 830-4047

  • Any busing request we receive starting next week will not start till January 19th.

  • Students should report to their bus stop five minutes prior and MUST be wearing a face covering to board the bus.

  • Please be advised that due to the unusual nature of this school year, and the anticipated changes to the routes as more students return to school, your child’s pickup and drop off times will change. Bus drivers will communicate these changes to your child in writing.

  • Throughout the year, it is our goal to have buses arrive promptly; however, we are occasionally faced with unavoidable obstacles, such as bad weather or blocked railroad crossings. Although infrequent, these obstacles can affect our schedules. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these situations when buses may arrive marginally late

First Student: (440) 288-3333

  • Late buses, concerns about behavior on buses, other on-bus issues

  • High School Bus Passes $10

COVID TESTING

Lorain City Schools has partnered with Mercy Health, Lorain County Department of Health, and Case Western Reserve University to provide FREE COVID testing of staff and students. While testing is voluntary, it is highly encouraged. Here’s what you need to know:

  • COVID testing is important to help us know how well our mitigation practices are working to keep everyone as safe as possible.

  • When paired with our contact tracing efforts, we will know if COVID is spreading in our schools and we will be able to make immediate adjustments to ensure that COVID does not spread.

  • COVID testing will also help us to identify staff and students who are asymptomatic but who could be transmitting the virus.

  • This will help to keep our staff and students safer, as well as our staff and students’ families safer, by finding people with COVID who otherwise we would not be able to identify.

If you would like for your child to participate:

  • Baseline testing for students will begin the week of January 11th for students.

  • Randomized student testing will begin the week of January 18th.

  • If your child has already contracted COVID, we ask that they do NOT participate in COVID testing. They could still be shedding the virus and could possibly test positive even though they are no longer capable of spreading the virus.

In order to participate you must complete a consent form and return it either prior to the baseline test or on the day of your child’s baseline test. Hard copies will be available at your child’s school. You can also download the consent form here.

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