News - Avon Lake High School Moving to Full Remote Beginning 11/17/2020

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November 16, 2020

 

Dear Avon Lake Community,

 

As we continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on our school district, we have made the difficult decision to move Avon Lake High School to full remote status beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 through the end of Thanksgiving break.  Over the weekend we have had several positive student cases at the high school and have added dozens of students to the quarantine list. In addition, we continue to experience difficulty filling staff absences at the high school. 

 

The late start at the high school scheduled for this Wednesday, November 18 will be canceled and the school will follow a regular schedule online that day.   At this time, extracurricular activities at the high school will continue.  If your student needs a school Chromebook, and you have not completed the Chromebook Sign Out link, please do so before signing one out from the LAKE Center.  We will provide an opportunity for all students to pick up a school lunch each day during remote learning.  Lunches will be available for pickup tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m.

 

As previously announced, Troy Intermediate School also begins full remote learning tomorrow.  At this time, we have no plans to move other schools to remote status. The move to remote at the high school will also allow us to better staff the other buildings as we can utilize substitutes and support staff in other positions across the district.

 

In continuing discussions with the mayor and health department director, we mirror their concern for the greatly elevated level of community spread.  It is important that everyone do their best to follow the safety protocols in place and limit your contacts. 

 

At the present time Learwood Middle School, Eastview Elementary School, Erieview Elementary School, Redwood Elementary School, and Westview Elementary School will remain open.  We will continue to monitor all campuses.  The efforts being made by staff, students, and families to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this spike is appreciated.   

 

We have had several inquiries about our district COVID-19 dashboard.  Although the district sends an updated dashboard electronically after each positive case, the information on the state website is out of date.  We will keep the dashboard updated regularly on our school district website.  

 

Making the decision to move a school to full remote is not an easy decision.  We need everyone’s help and support to be able to bring everyone back after Thanksgiving break.  

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Avon Lake City Schools.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bob Scott, Superintendent