Chardon Local Schools News Article

DISTRICT News/Resources Library During COVID-19 Crisis

LAST UPDATED:  May 27, 2020
 
Dear Hilltopper Community,
 
In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine's executive order for schools throughout the State of OhioALL CHARDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO STUDENTS (for ALL activities) THROUGH JUNE 30, 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:

 
ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES
LETTERS FROM SUPERINTENDENT HANLON 
 April 30, 2020 - To Class of 2020 and Senior Parents and Guardians
           April 24, 2020 - To Class of 2020
 March 29, 2020 - To Families & StaffFebruary 3, 2020 - Novel Coronavirus
 
 
GOOGLE FORM SURVEYS
 
VIDEO REPLAYS
April 28, 2020 - YouTube Live Stream Event - DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE 
            DOCUMENT:  4/28/2020 - Event Summary & FAQs

ATHLETICS 
April 23, 2020 - Refund Process for Spring Sports Activity Fees - Due to Cancellation of 2020 Spring Athletics Season
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 20, 2020 - VIDEO:  Regular Board Meeting (Replay) 
April 1, 2020 - VIDEO:  Special Board Meeting (Replay)
 
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 22, 2020 - Chromebook Technical Support Schedule
 
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
 
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Fairmount Center for the Arts:  Summer Offerings
      FREE Classes - Online, Interactive Dance, Art, Theater, Music, Fitness Classes for Ages 3-Adult
      Summer Camps - Online, Interactive Camps for Children Ages 3-15
      ArtsyoU - Online, Interactive, Personalized Music, Visual Art, Photography, Dance, Fitness, Nutrition Sessions for Children & Adults

Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
  • MAY 2020 FLYER
  • FREE Girl Scouts at Home program content
  • Virtual Troop Meetings for ALL girls
  • Virtual Introductions to Girl Scouts
Ravenwood Health 
      Employment Support Group - Open to All Geauga County Residents
 
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
P-EBT:  Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program 
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
April 12, 2020 - Blackboard Email:  TWO (2) UPDATES to Lunch PICKUP Program
[The above April 12, 2020 document describes an important change from three pickup sites to TWO (2) pickup sites, as well as a Day change for one site. Please review all details carefully.]
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 
Storytime with Superintendent Hanlon
Storytime with Board President Madelon Horvath 
 
REFUND PROCESSES for Cancelled Events
 [May 1, 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 27, 2020 - Graduation Fee 
April 23, 2020 - Spring Sports Activity Fees
March 16, 2020 - GRADE 7 CHICAGO TRIP
March 12, 2020 - MAMMA MIA!
 
SCHOOL WEBSITES
Chardon High School - Main Website
CHS - LETTER TO SENIORS from Principal Doug Murray
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 
COVID-19 Family Resources:  A Reference List for Preschool Families [also suitable for Elementary School Families] 
 
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
Week 4 Edition - April 10, 2020
Week 5 Edition - April 17, 2020 
Week 6 Edition - April 24, 2020 
Week 7 Edition - May 1, 2020
Week 8 Edition - May 8, 2020
Week 9 Edition - May 15, 2020 
Week 10 Edition - May 27, 2020 
 
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.
 
Child Mind Institute:  Coping During COVID 19 - Resources for Parents 
3/26/2020 VIDEO Daily Tip:  Stay Active

COVID-19 Family Resources - A Reference List for Preschool & Elementary School Families - by School Psychologist Ms. Jessica Harmon
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 
 
Prevention Action Alliance - Main Website
Know! Teens Can be Apart, but Together for Summer Fun 
 
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 #StrongerTogether
 

 

 

 

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