Chardon Local Schools News Article

COVID-19 Related News & Updates

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PAGE LAST UPDATED:  August 12, 2020
 
Dear Hilltopper Community,
 
You have accessed our streamlined page with Return to Learning:  Responsible Restart 2020-21 updates and COVID-19 resources. We will also continue to use the Blackboard Connect email system to communicate all major district and school-specific news to parents/guardians. The Blackboard Connect system is our primary channel of communication for families so it is important that we have your current contact information on file.
 
If you are a parent/guardian with a child enrolled in the Chardon Local School District and find that you are not successfully receiving Blackboard Connect emails, please contact our Communications Director, Kelly Misch, at [email protected] for assistance. Please note that the Blackboard Connect system auto-pulls parent/guardian contact information directly from Infinite Campus.
 
NOTE to PARENTS/GUARDIANS of NEWLY REGISTERED STUDENTS:  Throughout Summer 2020, district emails sent out via the automated Blackboard Connect system will be directly emailed to you by Board Office Secretary Corine Casalina. This method of delivery will continue (until the start of the 2020-21 school year when we have your contact information uploaded to Infinite Campus). If you are newly registered with the district and have questions regarding district communications prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year, please contact Mrs. Casalina at [email protected]
 
2020-21 RETURN TO LEARNING:  RESPONSIBLE RESTART PLAN & FAQs

DEADLINE for VIRTUAL CLASSES ENROLLMENT was 5PM, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020.
We have now created a WAITLIST for Virtual Classes. 
[There is no signup for in-person classes.  Students not enrolled in virtual classes will be auto-enrolled into in-person classes.]
 
To confirm RECEIPT of your K-12 virtual classes enrollment application and official acceptance into the program, please contact:
Communications Director, Kelly Misch, at [email protected]
OR 
Registrar, Corine Casalina, at [email protected] 
For MORE DETAILED GRADES 8-12 inquiries regarding your CHS VIRTUAL enrollment application, please contact:
Guidance Counselor, Nikki Hetrick, at [email protected]
OR
Guidance Counselor, Kyle Kovach, at , [email protected]
OR
Guidance Counselor, Timothy Hurlbut, at [email protected] 
For ALL OTHER VIRTUAL CLASSES INQUIRIES, please contact:
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Ed Klein, at [email protected]

ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES
LETTERS, PRESENTATIONS, & VIDEO REPLAYS
August 7, 2020 - The Week's Top 10 Hilltopper FAQS - Video Message by Superintendent Hanlon 
August 5, 2020 - Letter from Superintendent Hanlon to Famililes:  Status of Fall Athletics & Extracurriculars 
August 2, 2020 - Open Letter from Superintendent Hanlon to Families:  District Fall Athletics & Extracurriculars 
July 30, 2020 - Message from Board President Madelon Horvath:  Revision of 2020-21 Academic Calendar 
PROPOSED, REVISED 2020-21 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
July 29, 2020 - CHARDON MIDDLE SCHOOL - Return to Learning Message
July 23, 2020 - CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL - Return to Learning Message
July 22, 2020 - REPLAY of 7/22/2020 LIVE STREAM Event:  Dr. Hanlon and Dr. Klein Present the DISTRICT's 2020-21 Responsible Restart Plan
[Note:  Due to a technical difficulty that arose during the live stream event, the replay ends at the 1 HOUR, 18 MINUTE mark - the approximate 20 additional minutes of the Q&A is missing from the replay.  Please see our FAQs document, which covers the Q&A and subsequent questions submitted by families regarding Return to Learning 2020-21.
 
BLACKBOARD EMAILS - DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
[Note:  Not all Blackboard emails are cross-referenced to this page. Rather, major district announcements can be found here. Please see your school's website for school-specific Blackboard emails. If you are not receiving Blackboard Connect emails, please contact Kelly Misch at [email protected]]
 
BOARD OF EDUCATION:  VIRTUAL MEETINGS
July 20, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular board Meeting (Replay)
June 29, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular Board Meeting (Replay)
June 15, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular Board Meeting (Replay)
May 18, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular Board Meeting (Replay) 
April 20, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular Board Meeting (Replay) 
April 1, 2020 - VIDEO:  Special Board Meeting (Replay)
 
CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT - YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Access video-communicated district updates and Board meetings at the following YouTube channel:
 

CHROMEBOOKS:  TECH SUPPORT SERVICE
June 16, 2020 - Chromebook Tech Support - Summer 2020 UPDATE
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH - HOW HILLTOPPERS CAN HELP 
July 2020 - Wish List for Help Me Learn Day 2020
[For additional information on Help Me Learn Day, please see the Geauga County Job & Family Services link later on this page.] 
April 2, 2020 - Community Partnership with UH Geauga:  Love our Lifesavers Geauga for Frontlines Workers 
March 25, 2020 - Community Partnership with Geauga County Department on Aging:  Art & Letters from the Heart for Seniors
 
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
ACTIVITIES for AGES 3 - ADULT
CWRU Summer 2020 Reading Programs for PreK - Grade 12

 COVID-19 RESOURCESGeauga Public Health 
State of Ohio - Official Website: ohio.gov 
Staying Calm and Well - a Webinar Series for Early Adolescents - by Ohio State University
 
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Ravenwood Health      
Employment Support Group
Open to All Geauga County Residents
 
FOOD, PAYING HOUSING BILLS, & OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES
211.org - Main Website
Geauga County Job and Family Services
P-EBT:  Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program 

 
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
Ask a Psychologist:  Supporting our Young People During this Current Crisis
A blog created in partnership between renowned psychologist and researcher, Angela Duckworth, and Education Week.
 
GENERAL DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT
Questions or Unable to Locate a Resource? 
Reach out to [email protected], and we are glad to answer your question(s) and/or direct you to resources. 
If you have a class-specific question during the school year, please reach out to your child's teacher. Building-specific requests can be directed to your building administrator. When in doubt, reach out and we are glad to help. 
 
INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY - CLSD
Link to Policy 
 
LIBRARIES for STUDENTS (Birth - Grade 7)
Geauga County Public Library - Digital Offerings & eCard Signup
Ohio Governor's Imagination Library 
Storytime with Superintendent Hanlon
Storytime with Board President Madelon Horvath 
 
REFUND PROCESSES for CANCELLED Chardon Local Schools Events
[The Chardon Schools Treasurer's Department continues to address additional events. Announcements about any further cancellations or postponements, including refund processes, will be posted here as the details become available.] 
June 16, 2020 - October 2020 WASHINGTON DC TRIP
 
REGISTRATION for NEW STUDENTS in the 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
QUICK LINK to REGISTRATION for PreK - Grade 12 
 
SCHOOL WEBSITES
Chardon High School - Main Website
CHS- Summer Extra Curricular-COVID-19 Waiver of Liability and Indemnification 
 
Chardon Middle School - Main Website
CMS - Counseling Department Message, Including Contact Information for Parents/Guardians/Students
CMS - News Archive
CMS - Parent Resources for Remote Learning
CMS - Student Technology Guide 
CMS - Teacher Virtual Office & Instruction Hours 
 
Maple - Kindergarten - Main Website COMING SOON!

Munson Elementary School - Main Website 
 
Park Elementary School - Main Website
 
Tiny Toppers Preschool -Main Website 
COVID-19 Family Resources:  A Reference List for Preschool Families [also suitable for Elementary School Families] 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Chardon Local Schools - Facebook Page - Updated Daily
Chardon Local Schools Twitter Page - Updated Daily
Chardon Local Schools Instagram Page - Updated Once/Week
 
Chardon Middle School PTO - Facebook Page
Munson Elementary School PTO - Facebook Page 
Park Elementary School PTO - Facebook Page 
 

#WeAreChardon

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