Good evening and welcome back from ‘spring break'!
Below are important updates for this week:
Breakfast and lunch grab and go meals will be available again this week (March 30 - April 3) at Batavia Elementary School and Batavia Middle School from 9:30am to 11:00am. There may be changes to meal sites in the future, but not prior to April 6th.
Families in need of food or with other family support needs can send an email to [email protected]. A team has been established to respond to all support requests (Note: Academic questions should be sent to individual teachers or building principals).
The middle school football field, high school baseball field, high school softball field, elementary school playgrounds, and the old Batavia Elementary playground at 215 Broadway are closed for all users.
The high school track and stadium field along with the high school tennis courts are open for individual, informal, non-team, non-organized physical activity, and all social distancing directives from the Governor's office and the Ohio Department of Health must be followed in order for these facilities to remain open.
Academic Plan - March 30 to April 3
Elementary activity boards 3 and 4 will be posted on Monday, March 30th on the Batavia Elementary Website. Families in need of paper copies of assignments may pick them up between 9:30am and 11:00am each day at the elementary school.
Batavia Middle School students will be receiving an email from their grade level teacher teams with assignments for the week of March 30th. Families in need of paper copies of assignments may pick them up between 9:30am and 11:00am each day at the middle school.
Batavia High School student assignments will be posted to Google Classroom for the week of March 30th. Students in need of printed assignments should email either Mr. Derickson or Mr. Stevens.
Academic Plan - April 6 to ???
As of this writing a decision has still not been made by the Governor's office as to when schools will be allowed to re-open. However, given the extension of the federal government social distancing policies through April 30th, we are planning for remote learning experiences that will be extending for at least the next several weeks.
This week our teachers will be working in grade and department level teams on new remote learning activities that will begin the week of April 6th. We realize the heavy demands that are on all families during this crisis, and our goal for all grade levels is to find a good balance that includes expectations for daily learning along with a recognition that the academic load can not be the same as it is when students are present at school each day.
More information regarding remote learning beginning the week of April 6th will be made available by Friday, April 3rd.
The enrollment application for current open enrolled families will be available on the Central Enrollment webpage on Friday, April 3rd. Applications will be accepted electronically beginning Monday, April 6th. More details will be posted when the application goes live on April 3rd.
Last week the legislature passed a bill that suspended state testing for this spring. For our high school students enrolled in AP courses, your teachers and counselors will be in touch with you regarding plans for both AP exam review and remote AP exam administration.
While no decision has been made yet regarding prom, senior awards, and graduation, we are watching events unfold daily and are working on various contingency plans depending on how long Ohio's stay at home order and the associated school closure lasts. This is certainly not how anyone envisioned senior year going for the Class of 2020, and we will figure out a way to celebrate our seniors and their fortitude during this time should originally scheduled dates be pushed back.
Part of the legislative package that was passed last week included graduation flexibility for the Class of 2020. Over the next two weeks the high school administrative and counselor team will be working with members of the Class of 2020 on specifics regarding the completion of spring coursework and other requirements necessary prior to graduation.
State of Ohio Information
While it is hard not seeing everyone at school each day, we are looking forward to getting back to our remote learning schedule and seeing everyone virtually!
All the best,