Effective September 8, 2020, parents and guardians of students and school staff who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, whether by laboratory test or through clinical examination are encouraged to notify their school no later than twenty-four (24) hours after receiving a CONFIRMED diagnosis. This communication should occur by utilizing the Attendance Hotline at (513) 563-5000 option #1.
In order for our staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, Lockland Local Schools will be CLOSED for onsite instruction on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Teachers will post lessons and activities to the Google classroom sites and students will be able to access the instruction and materials remotely that day. This same procedure will occur when the second round of the vaccination is administered to our staff. Once the second vaccination date is determined, we will share this information with our families.
Please listen to this important video message linked below from Mr. Longworth on COVID and keeping our students in school.
We appreciate the work of our staff, students, and families that has allowed us to continue to operate safely up to this point. Our goal as a school district is committed to being open as long as possible.
Now that COVID is increasing in our community, it is time to reinforce what we have been doing so well. If we make good choices, those choices will translate into positive results for our school district and allow us to keep our doors open.
Important reminders as we enter into the holiday season and expand our social network:
Continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Continue to be vigilant about wearing your face mask in public.
If we can keep people healthy; keep staff in classrooms; keep students safe and healthy; it will allow us to continue to do the great things we have done this school year.
Lockland can be the example and the exception of the school district that can continue for the duration of the school year doing what we do best…meeting the needs of our students and our families.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Longworth at (513) 563-5000, ext. 903.
Families in Lockland Local Schools will have multiple options to choose from during the 2020-2021 school year. As circumstances change in relation to COVID-19 and local/state health department guidance, families and students may as a result participate in any/all of these options throughout the course of the school year, as needed.
Option 1: Remote Learning from Home Students will be issued a district-owned laptop to access grade level and content appropriate curriculum that will be loaded into the Google Classroom on Monday of each week. This option represents a LOW health risk as it relates to COVID-19 exposure but a relatively MODERATE educational impact risk as a result of not being on campus with teachers each day.
Option 2: On-site Learning in the Classroom Students will attend class five days per week with this option. This option represents a MODERATE health risk as it relates to COVID-19 exposure and a LOW educational impact risk as a result of being on campus with teachers each day.
Blended learning – This option will be utilized based on specific circumstances for certain students and will NOT be an available option to all students in grades K-12. This option represents a MODERATE health risk as it relates to COVID-19 exposure and a MODERATE educational impact risk as a result of being on campus with teachers each day.
See details or our return to school plans below. Plans are subject to change based on the most recent guidance from the local and state health departments.
*On August 4, 2020, Governor DeWine issued new guidance as it relates to face coverings in Ohio public K-12 schools! ALL STUDENTS in grades K-12 will be required to wear masks while at school per this guidance and an executive order from our Governor.
The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Assessing for possible COVID-19 People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and need to call their healthcare provider for further recommendations:
● Fever or chills (100 degrees or greater) ● Cough (non-asthma) ● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing ● Unexplained fatigue ● Muscle or body aches (not from exercise) ● Headache ● New, unexplained loss of taste or smell ● Sore throat (non-allergy) ● Congestion or runny nose (non-allergy) ● Nausea (severe) or vomiting ● Diarrhea
If you believe you or your child may have COVID-19:
● Stay home except to get medical care if needed. Most people have a mild illness and can recover at home. Quarantine/isolate and wear your mask (if instructed by medical provider to go for testing or other instructions) are essential ● Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. OTC medicines such as Tylenol (no ibuprofen) may help you feel better. ● Stay in touch with your medical provider. ● Avoid going out in public.
When to seek emergency medical attention: If you see or experience any of these signs, seek emergency care immediately:
● Trouble breathing ● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest ● New confusion ● Inability to wake or stay awake ● Bluish lips or face ● Any other symptoms that are severe and very concerning to you