Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Daily Health Assessments

Concern or Question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority at Findlay City Schools. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

Legislation

Legislation – March 27, 2020

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

January 4, 2021

Dear Findlay City Schools Staff and Community:

In Governor DeWine’s press conference on December 30th, 2020 it was announced that Ohio is changing its guidance regarding quarantines following an in-classroom exposure in K-12 schools.  Moving forward, students and teachers exposed to COVID-19 in the classroom setting are no longer required to quarantine as long as the exposure occurred in a classroom setting and all students/teachers were wearing masks and following other appropriate protocols.

This decision is based on two studies, one statewide and one national. In these studies, “preliminary results of the evaluation found no discernable difference in the risk of contracting the coronavirus between those in close contact with a COVID-positive person in the classroom and those who were farther away.” The executive summary for the Ohio study can be found here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/schools/OSCE_evaluation.pdf

The updated guidance does not pertain to after school activities, including sports.  Findlay City Schools will continue to update the dashboard and notify staff and parents when the district is alerted of a positive COVID-19 case.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

December 15, 2020

Mobile Food Pantries - 12/17 - 12-2pm Findlay Fairgrounds, 12/17 4-6pm Fairgrounds, 12/17 4-6pm County Office CR 140, 12/17 4-6pm McComb Fire Dept, 12/17 4-6pm Town Hall Mt. Blanchard

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

November 23, 2020

Dear Findlay City Schools Community,

Beginning November 30, Findlay City Schools will move forward with fully remote teaching and learning for grades 6-12.  PK-5 will remain in the current hybrid model.

While we know remote learning is not optimal, we are working hard to ensure a smooth transition for all students. If your student is enrolled in Trojan Academy, remote learning will continue for those students. Please reach out to your building principal with any questions or concerns.

Please continue to watch for the symptoms of COVID-19, which can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at:  www.cdc.gov. If you or your child begins to experience symptoms, please consult a healthcare provider.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult situation.

Hybrid & Remote Model Starting November 30, 2020 - PK-5 Students Last Names A-K will attend Monday & Tuesday while students with Last Names L-Z will attend Thursday & Friday. Wednesday will be for cleaning and special services. Students in Grades 6-12 will be Remote: students will follow their traditional schedule, but will be engaged on their device remotely.

Hybrid & Remote Model Starting November 30, 2020 - PK-5 Students Last Names A-K will attend Monday & Tuesday while students with Last Names L-Z will attend Thursday & Friday. Wednesday will be for cleaning and special services. Students in Grades 6-12 will be Remote: students will follow their traditional schedule, but will be engaged on their device remotely.

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

November 12, 2020

Effective Date November 16, 2020

Hybrid Model Starting November 16, 2020 - Students Last Names A-K will attend Monday & Tuesday while students with Last Names L-Z will attend Thursday & Friday. Wednesday will be for cleaning and special services.

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

November 6, 2020

FRC Open Access - Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment - No appointment necessary - call 419-425-5050

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

October 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT – Updated Alert Level Plans

Updated Reopening Plan October 2020

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

October 12, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT – 10-12-20 FCS Press Release

Modified Hybrid

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

September 10, 2020

Dear Findlay City School Community,

As we return to school, we recognize that this school year will be unique, but we remain committed to supporting your student’s education as well as his or her health and safety.

This letter outlines the procedures that our district will have in place to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 along with the district response if a positive case is identified. You can also find the Hancock County/Findlay City Schools Reopening Agreement Guidelines as well as the Reopening Guide for Families on the district’s website at: www.fcs.org. The guidelines offer details related to prevention and mitigation practices, etc.

In the event of a COVID-positive case within the district, we will take the following steps:

  • Areas that are heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case will be disinfected based on CDC guidance.
  • Should a student or group of students be considered a close contact, parents or guardians will be contacted by the Hancock Public Health (HPH) Department. All teachers, staff, and families will receive an email or notification via Final Forms where a positive case is confirmed.
  • Following orders from Governor DeWine, a dashboard of active COVID-19 cases and quarantines within the Findlay City School district can be found at www.fcs.org. The dashboard will be updated on a daily basis.

We hope that this information gives you confidence in the systems we have in place. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your building principal.

While this will be a challenging year, we believe that it can be a great one. We look forward to supporting your student in his or her educational journey.

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

School Opening Plan – Starting Week of September 14, 2020

Hybrid Model

TROY ROTH
Superintendent of Schools

August 14, 2020 – Parent Expectations – Return to School

Elementary Return Plans

Middle School Return Plans

High School Return Plans

Millstream Return Plans

ED KURT
Superintendent of Schools

July 2, 2020

Governor DeWine Announces Guidelines for Reopening Schools

Today, July 2nd, 2020, Governor DeWine announced guidance for reopening schools. Governor DeWine reviewed and will be distributing a comprehensive COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidelines for Ohio K-12 Schools.

As Governor DeWine indicated, there was a strong consensus among parents, educators, and the public that kids need to return to school. The directive from the Governor today indicated that each school should follow reopening plans to provide a safe environment to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Findlay City Schools teachers and administrative team are developing education plans and will continue to work on them based on the comprehensive guidelines developed by the State of Ohio. We will also be working with the local health department to implement a strategy that best fits the Findlay City School district.

We appreciate the continued support and understanding as we navigate a situation that truly is unprecedented and continues to evolve. The district will always take the appropriate steps necessary to protect our students, staff, and school community. Based on the Governor’s guidelines, recommendations from the local health department, and community input, we will be distributing more detailed information soon.

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Ohio Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations

Through BroadbandOhio – the state’s office dedicated to improving access to high-speed internet – we have been working with providers to find public hotspot locations that Ohioans can use in areas where they may not otherwise have access to internet from home.

Charter Communications (Spectrum) Wi-Fi service area is statewide.  Search for your address using the search box located inside the Map.

  • Spectrum Hotspot Locations – Searchable Map  (use the search box located inside the map)
    Spectrum WiFi Hotspot Map

For a complete list of all Ohio’s Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations – visit the Innovate Ohio website.  Providers not currently listed that are offering public wi-fi hotspots are encouraged to email together@governor.ohio.gov with contact information and a representative from BroadbandOhio will follow-up.

 

Wifi Access

August 2020 – The Findlay City Schools Welcome Center (2019 Broad Ave.) hours of operation are M-F from 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. until further notice.  In order to keep the at-risk population protected, appointments are preferred.  Please call 419-425-8275 to schedule an appointment to register your student(s).

Intra and Inter-District Applications can be mailed to the Findlay City Schools EMIS Coordinator, 2019 Broad Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840, emailed to kmissler@fcs.org or dropped in the drop box at the Welcome Center during the above hours of operations.

Ohio Dept. of Health
COVID-19 Call Center
1-833-4-ASK-ODH
1-833-427-5634
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Crisis Hotline
1-888-936-7116

Crisis Text Line
4Hope to 741-741

Important Resources

With information changing daily, we encourage families to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 and protect yourself and the community.

Allies in Recovery announced that starting 5/12/20 its unique online platform, where families of an addicted person receive training and coaching, is now free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Families and professionals can now train at no cost on CRAFT, the only approach for the family that is evidence-based. To register, simply go to AlliesinRecovery.net and follow instructions to join.

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