April 12th - 11:00pm
A few quick updates as we head into our fourth week of remote learning:
1. Grab and Go breakfast and lunch is FREE for any person 18 or younger (this includes non-school age little ones at home) and happens every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. A new pickup site at the corner of Harmony Court and Pleasant Acres Drive is being added beginning Monday, April 13th. Click here for full list of pickup locations and times.
The week ahead should hopefully provide some insight as to what life will look like for schools after May 1st. Updates on the status of the school closure along with information regarding our seniors will be shared as soon as new information is available.
April 5th - 12:00pm
I hope everyone is hanging in there and adapting to this new temporary rhythm of life. The entire staff misses seeing the students and families each day. Remember to keep taking it a day at a time...it’s more manageable that way.
As the Governor has now officially extended the school closure and stay at home order through May 1st, the link below will take you to a new District remote learning webpage, which contains links to each building plan and other useful items.
The new stay at home order means all District facilities, including buildings and all athletic fields are closed to students and the public through May 1st.
Beginning April 6th, breakfast and lunch grab and go service will be available at 5 neighborhood locations as well as at Batavia Elementary School every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Meals are free for any child ages 18 or below. The link below has more details.
For those who have internet connection needs, two extended wifi hotspots have been set up at Bulldog Place. The link below will give you more information.
For our open enrolled families, the open enrollment application period opens on Monday, April 6th. More information is at the link below.
Regarding graduation and prom, the high school is currently working on a set of backup dates in June and a second set of backup dates in July should social distancing rules be extended past May 1st.
As far as coming back to school, our remote learning plans are focused on getting us through the next four weeks, and once the Governor announces plans past May 1st additional guidance will be released on how the school year will be concluded.
Keep taking care of yourself and each other.
March 30th - 10:00pm
Today the Governor announced that schools across the state would remain shut through Friday, May 1st. All district activities and sporting events are cancelled through this date. Options are currently being considered for re-scheduling Prom, which is unfortunately affected by this closure. As we have anticipated that an additional closure period would occur, the academic plan detailed in the March 29th update provides information on the path forward for the next several weeks.
March 29th - 10:00pm
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