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A number of Southwest Ohio schools turning to remote-learning as holiday season approaches

Updated Thursday, November 19th, 2020 3:00pm

ACOVSD schools going back to virtual learning beginning Nov. 16

In an Nov. 12 announcement, Adams County Ohio Valley School district Superintendent Richard Seas informed parents and students that due to the rapidly rising number of positive COVID cases, the district will go back to virtual learning beginning Nov. 16 and tentatively scheduled to continue until Dec. 9.

Bright Local schools ‘go virtual’

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The Bright Local School District transitioned to remote learning on Tuesday due to an increase in quarantined staff and students.

The district will reopen for in-person learning on Tuesday, Dec. 1 following Thanksgiving break, though superintendent Mike Bick said the district will work with the Highland County Health Department to reassess whether to reopen at that time.

CPS to Return to Distance-Learning Model Beginning November 23

CPS will shift to a five-day per week distance-learning model for all students, effective Monday, November 23. Students will remain in distance-learning through winter break, returning to a blended model Monday, January 4, pending an improvement in community health data.

This decision was made primarily due to rising COVID-19 cases throughout Greater Cincinnati, which has resulted in staffing challenges across CPS.

CNE beginning remote instruction Nov 9th

Clermont Northeastern schools will begin remote instruction on Monday, school officials said. District athletics practices and events are suspended at this time. The district plans to return to in-person learning on Nov. 30.

Fairfield Local moves to blended learning

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Fairfield schools will follow on the blended learning plan until Friday, Dec. 4, according to a Wednesday statement on the district’s website — On Dec. 3, district administrators will reassess and announce whether schools will continue to follow the blended learning plan or return to full-time, in-person learning on the following Monday, Dec. 7.

“Our number one goal for this year has been to provide the safest educational environment possible for our students and staff,” Dettwiller said in the statement. “We are no longer able to meet that goal while operating under our traditional in-person learning model. In order to meet this goal, we must transition to our Blended Learning Plan.”

Finneytown Virtual for week of 11/23/20


Great Oaks: High School students are going remote Monday, Nov. 16.

LMHS Moves to Remote Learning 11/11-11/13

Little Miami High School is moving to remote instruction effective 11/11/2020 through Friday, 11/13/2020.

LMJH In-Person Students Move to Remote Instruction Through 11/24

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Little Miami Junior High in-person students are moving to remote instruction effective Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24, 2020. LMJH athletic events will continue as planned. All PK-6 buildings will report to in-person school as normal.

Next week, LM Administration will evaluate the need to remain in remote instruction or move back to in person learning after the Thanksgiving Break.

Milford High School to continue remote learning

This week Milford High School students have been learning remotely. The High School will continue in this remote model next week and the following two days before Thanksgiving break. In-Person high school students will return to the building Monday, November 30. Continuing with this remote learning model for our high school allows us the best opportunity to come back to In-Person learning on November 30. We are working toward a strong finish to first semester.

Mt. Healthy South Elementary to remain on remote learning through 2nd quarter

Our plan is to reopen schools at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter which is January 19th, 2021. 

New Richmond schools to go virtual for two weeks


New Richmond Schools told families that the district would move to remote learning on Monday, Nov. 23. Miller hopes to return to in-person learning on Monday, Dec. 7.

“We’ve had a good run, but things are changing. The impact of the pandemic is now being felt in our schools and throughout our state,” said Superintendent Tracey Miller in an email to families.

Oak Hills: COVID-19 absences force Oak Hills High School to go remote temporarily

In a letter sent home to parents, Principal Travis Hunt said a high number of student quarantines and a shortage of substitute teachers is behind the move which will begin Nov. 12. Hunt said the number of positive cases among students and staff remains low. He also said they are mostly the result of community spread.

Ripley Union Lewis Huntington move to remote learning


RULH Local Schools are currently struggling due to staffing shortages. There are many teachers, teacher aides and bus drivers not at work due to quarantine or positive cases of COVID-19. 

Consequently, RULH students who attend school in-person will be assigned to remote learning for three days beginning Friday, November 20.

Ross High School Moving to Hybrid Learning Model

Ross High School will move to a hybrid learning environment for the remainder of first semester (starting 11/13/20 and ending 1/15/21).

This model is only for Ross High School at this time. Their confirmed COVID case numbers at the high school in particular are growing at an alarming rate. While they have not experienced a tremendous amount of student-to-student or staff-to-student spread, their case numbers have increased dramatically in the last two weeks.

As of yesterday, approximately 15% of their total in-person population at Ross High School was in ordered quarantine or isolation.

Ross: Remote learning 11/23 & 11/24

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As a result of the impact that COVID is currently having on our staffing capacity, all schools will participate in remote learning on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. This will allow us to continue instruction leading into break regardless of our present staffing levels. 

On Monday, November 30th, school will resume for K-8 students and Ross High School will continue with the hybrid schedule previously communicated to families.

Springboro schools going fully remote for 2 days after Thanksgiving

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The Springboro school district will go fully remote for two days after the Thanksgiving break to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection from students and staff returning to school.

Sycamore Schools Moves to One-Week Remote Learning After Thanksgiving


Sycamore Community Schools will be moving to remote learning for all K-12 students between November 30-December 4 as a preventative measure to ensure our schools remain the safest place for students and staff following Thanksgiving Break. 

Face-to-face learners will return to school in-person on December 7, pending a major shift to our student and staff health data.

Talawanda: Remote Learning- 2 Days

Talawanda High School and Talawanda Middle School will be in remote learning November 12th & 13th. They are experiencing high numbers of exposures and quarantines among students and staff.  

West Clermont – some schools moving to remote learning


Beginning Thursday, November 19, all students at Merwin Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, Summerside Elementary, West Clermont Middle School, and West Clermont High School will engage in learning online through Schoology and will not report to the school building until after Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 30.

WC has a significant number of both students and staff members at their schools that are either quarantined due to potential exposure to COVID-19 or are self-isolating because they or someone in their household has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.

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