Mathews Local Schools to continue with remote learning through at least January 3, 2020

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Dear Students and Families,

The Mathews Local Schools will continue with remote learning December 1, 2020 through at least Sunday, January 3, 2021. The move is being done in accordance with recommendations from the Trumbull County Board of Health as key indicators in the county continue to rise above levels that local health officials consider safe. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Trumbull County Board of Health passed the COVID-19 health advisory for Trumbull County recommending all public schools within the county transition to remote learning through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

What does this mean for my student?

  • The shift to remote learning impacts all Kindergarten through twelfth grade students within our school district who normally attend school at the physical building.

  • Mustang Academy/Educere student learning is not impacted by this change.

  • All athletics and activities will be suspended through at least December 22, 2020, at which point our district will reassess the COVID-19 situation. Specifics relative to practices, games, and activities will be forthcoming from the District’s Athletic Director. The earliest day in which game schedules will resume is January 3, 2021. If indicators do not improve by this date, the game schedule will be postponed. 

  • Free lunch pick-up, for those who are registered for this service, will continue December 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020. 

What are the requirements for the return to face-to-face instruction?

The recommendation from the Trumbull County Board of Health is that school districts remain in remote learning through at least the end of the 2020 calendar year before transitioning to the next phase. Therefore, Mathews Local Schools will remain in remote learning through at least Sunday, January 3, 2021. The earliest day on which face-to-face learning may resume is Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Resuming face-to-face instruction will depend on key public health indicators. If indicators do not improve through the end of the calendar year, remote learning will be extended. We will closely monitor the situation and will communicate updates regarding potential changes.

How Can We Move Forward?

As much as we all want to see children back in school, we have committed to following the scientific recommendations of health professionals for the safety of our students, families, staff, and community.  We must continue to come together as a community to get our key public health indicators back in line. 

Sincerely,

Russell McQuaide
Superintendent




 





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