Chardon Local Schools News Article

DISTRICT News/Resources Library During COVID-19 Crisis

LAST UPDATED:  April 3, 2020
 
Dear Hilltopper Community,
 
In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine's 3/30/2020 executive order for schools throughout the State of OhioALL CHARDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO STUDENTS (for ALL activities) MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020 THROUGH FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020. This closure encompasses not only traditional academic instruction in our buildings but also ALL Chardon Local Schools athletics, extracurricular, and club activities, etc.

We will continue to use the Blackboard email system to communicate major updates pertaining to the closure and the 2019-20 school year. District Blackboard emails will continue to be cross-referenced to:

2019-20 REMOTE LEARNING STUDENT SCHEDULE (PreK - Grade 12) 
MAR. 30 - MAY 1 - Remote Learning continues for ALL Students
APR. 10 - NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)
APR. 13 - NO SCHOOL (Conference Comp Day)
 
ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES
April 3, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  DISTRICT Updates for Parents/Guardians
April 1, 2020 - Special Board Meeting:  MESSAGE from Superintendent Hanlon 
March 29, 2020 - Topper Talk Newsletter:  MESSAGE from Superintendent Hanlon
March 24, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Parent/Guardian SURVEY for Week 1 (3/17-3/20) of Remote Learning - from Asst Superintendent Klein  
March 16, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  VIDEO Message from Superintendent Hanlon, Asst Supt Klein, & Treasurer/CFO Deb Armbruster
March 12, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  LETTER from Superintendent Hanlon 
March 11, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Hanlon 
February 3, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Novel Coronavirus - Update from Superintendent Hanlon 
 
ATHLETICS 
March 22, 2020 - ATHLETICS FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED - Reminder Message from Superintendent Hanlon
March 19, 2020 - OHSAA Press Conference:  Summary Update from Chardon Athletics Director Doug Snyder
March 13, 2020 - OHSAA Winter & Spring Sports Update 
 
BOARD OF EDUCATION:  VIRTUAL MEETINGS
April 1, 2020 - Special Board Meeting

BLACKBOARD CONNECT EMAILS:  TROUBLESHOOTING
March 14, 2020 - Troubleshooting Blackboard Connect Email Delivery Issues 
Questions about Blackboard Connect Emails? Contact Kelly Misch, Communications Director, at kelly.misch@chardonschools.org 
 
CHROMEBOOKS:  TECHNICAL RESOURCES
April 3, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Chromebook Technical Support for Weeks of April 6, 2020 and April 13, 2020 
March 27, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Chromebook Technical Support for Week of March 30, 2020 - April 3, 2020
March 22, 2020 - Update from Bill Nells, Director of Technology
March 20, 2020 -  Update from Bill Nells, Director of Technology
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH - HOW HILLTOPPERS CAN HELP 
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
 
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 RESOURCES
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
Geauga Public Health 
State of Ohio - Official Website: ohio.gov 
Coronavirus COVID-19 Data Specific to Ohio 
World Health Organization (WHO):  How to Handwash? With Soap and Water - VIDEO
World Health Organization (WHO): How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 - VIDEO 
 
FOOD, PAYING HOUSING BILLS, & OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES
211.org - Main Website
CLICK HERE to find your local 211 OR dial 211 to speak to someone who can help if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services.
 
FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM (LUNCH) for CHARDON STUDENTS & SIBLINGS
March 30, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Lunch DELIVERY Survey
March 26, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  UPDATE:  Lunch Service Program
March 20, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  Lunch Service Distribution Service During Buildings Closure - BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020   
[The above March 20, 2020 document also provides contact information for additional resources for families.] 
March 18, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  SURVEY for Parents/Guardians:  Lunch Service Distribution Locations for Students 
 
GENERAL DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT
Questions or Unable to Locate a Resource? 
Reach out to communications@chardonschools.org, and we are glad to answer your question(s) and/or direct you to resources. 
If you have a class-specific question, 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. 
 
LIBRARIES for STUDENTS (Birth - Grade 7)
Geauga County Public Library - Digital Offerings & eCard Signup
Ohio Governor's Imagination Library - NEW! to Geauga County as of March 2, 2020
Storytime with Superintendent Hanlon -NEW! Online Readings by Our Very Own Supt - New Recordings Listed Each Week
 
MAJOR EVENT UPDATES, including REFUND PROCESSES
[April 3, 2020 UPDATE:  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.] 
April 1, 2020 - Chardon High School Prom has been rescheduled to July 10, 2020 at the same venue (American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake) 
March 17, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  GRADE 8 WASHINGTON TRIP Update - Reschedule Dates
March 16, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  GRADE 7 CHICAGO TRIP Update - Cancellation & Refunds
March 12, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  MAMMA MIA! - CHS Spring Musical - Refunds  
March 11, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  MAMMA MIA! - CHS Spring Musical - Postponement 
March 11, 2020 - Science Olympiad - 2020 State Competitions Cancelled 
 
SCHOOL WEBSITES
Chardon High School - Main Website
CHS - Quick Reference COVID-19 & Remote Learning Communications 
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 
Munson Elementary School - Main Website
Park Elementary School - Main Website
Tiny Toppers Preschool -Main Website 
 
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
Chardon Cares Weekly Newsletter
Week 1 Edition - March 18, 2020
Week 2 Edition - March 25, 2020 
Week 3 Edition - April 3, 2020
Child Mind Institute:  Coping During COVID 19 - Resources for Parents 
3/26/2020 VIDEO Daily Tip:  Stay Active
Family Pride of Northeast Ohio - Main Website
March 23, 2020 Update on Service Availability 
National Association of School Nurses - Main Website 
Talking to Children about COVID-19:  A Parent Resource 
Ohio Department of Education - Main Website
How to Support Your Child's Health and Well-Being During Ohio's Ordered School-Building Closure 
Ohio Department of Health - Main Website
Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety 
Ravenwood Health - Main Website
Ubuntu Wellness - Main Website 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES for PARENTS/GUARDIANS
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 
 
Thank you Hilltopper Families for working with us during this unique period in time as we strive to serve all Hilltoppers well in our new (and temporary) venture of emergency remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#WeAreChardon 
 

 

 

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