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Southwest Ohio schools shift to remote learning as 2020 comes to a close

Blanchester Local in remote learning 12/4/2020 thru 12/22/2020

Blanchester Local Schools will be 100% virtual beginning this Friday, 12/4. Virtual learning will go on until Christmas Break.

Read more via their Facebook page.

CPS extending distance learning, may return to blended learning at end of January – WKRC

The CPS Board of Education says it will review community and staff health data on Jan. 16 and says there is the possibility it will return to blended learning at the end of January.

Clinton-Massie: Starting on January 4th, 2021 and going through January 6th, schools will change to remote learning for all three buildings.

Edgewood: High School students move to hybrid schedule Dec 7 – Dec 18.

Student absences at the high school are rising quickly due to students being quarantined and isolated as a result of Covid-19. Starting Monday, December 7th and continuing through Friday, December 18th, high school students only will follow the same hybrid schedule that was implemented the first week of school this year.

Starting January 4th, 2021, all students preschool through grade 12 will follow a hybrid schedule. On Tuesday, January 19th, all students preschool through grade 12 will return to school on their normal schedule.

Fairfield City Schools: HS in remote learning

In a letter to families posted to the district website on Saturday, Superintendent Billy Smith wrote, “We are not experiencing a spread of the virus among students and staff in the district. However, a consistent upward trend of positive cases and quarantines for students and staff at Fairfield Senior High School has had a significant impact on in-person learning. Additionally, we have had a difficult time filling vacancies due to staff illness or quarantine.”

Franklin City Schools will be distance learning for K-12 students on Monday, January 4, 2021 to Friday, January 8, 2021.

Hillsboro City Schools closing due to illness; classes to resume Jan. 5 – Highland County Press

“Due to the amount of illness in our district with our staff and students, Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for the rest of the week, from Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 18. 

“Students will return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 5. We will extend the first semester through Jan. 8, and those students in grades 6-12 returning from virtual learning will need to return Monday, Jan. 11.

Kings Local School District – Remote Learning

Kings Local School District will operate on a Remote Learning schedule from January 4, 2021 through January 8, 2021. They will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Little Miami Students on Remote Instruction Week of January 4

Out of an abundance of caution, all PK-12 students at Little Miami Local Schools will be on remote instruction effective Monday, January 4 through January 8, 2021. VLA students will be in remote instruction as normal. Students will return to the in-person classroom on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Lynchburg-Clay Local extends winter break by a week – The Times-Gazette

LC will return from its winter break on Monday, Jan. 11 instead of Monday, Jan. 4. Board vice president Brad Hess added that the decision was recommended by the district’s school nurse and administrators.

Superintendent Brett Justice told The Times-Gazette after the meeting that the district is working on a contingency plan in the event that Lynchburg-Clay schools must close due to Covid-related illness and quarantines. The district hopes to release details of the plan to parents and guardians in “a few days,” according to Justice.

During the district’s November meeting, board member Kristen Greenawalt requested that Justice and his administrative team create a “disaster plan,” similar to the district’s reopening plan, that the district could follow in response to high numbers of positive Covid cases or quarantines.

Madeira City Schools cancels most Monday classes, moves online until 2021 – WCPO

All Madeira City Schools will shift to remote learning on Tuesday and remain remote until 2021, superintendent Kenji Matsudo announced Sunday night. Rising numbers of sick or quarantined students and staff have made in-person instruction untenable.

“As we have worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for our in-person and at-home learners this school year, we are needing to be flexible and responsive to our situation and make the necessary adjustments needed on behalf of our students and staff,” Matsudo wrote in a notice to families.

Middletown High School going remote Dec. 3 – Dec. 18—dec-18-239/

Middletown Middle going remote Dec. 7- 18–18-240/

North College Hill City Schools will be moving to Remote Learning effective immediately

Starting Thursday, December 10, 2020 through January 19, 2021, all NCH school buildings will be closed and Blended “in person” Learning will be cancelled.

“I need everyone to take care of yourselves and your families. I pray for the North College Hill community and a speedy recovery for those who are struggling with COVID-19.” – Superintendent Eugene Blalock

Northwest: Remote Learning January 4th – 8th

Oak Hills to switch to remote learning until after the holidays – WKRC

Staffing shortages and a large number of student absences has Oak Hills going to remove learning on Dec. 14. Schools will remain remote until after the holiday break. The plan is to return to in-person learning on Jan. 4.

Oak Hills Superintendent Jeff Brandt said staff shortages across Hamilton County is leading to a shortage of substitute teachers. There’s also a shortage of people to fill in for custodians and lunchroom staff.

Ross Local Schools – Remote Learning Days

Because of COVID’s impact after Thanksgiving on our staffing capacity as well as intending to reduce any potential exposure to COVID prior to the holidays, all schools will participate in remote learning on Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd. This format will allow us to continue instruction leading into break regardless of our present staffing levels and will also help to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Additionally, remote learning will continue for all K-12 students during the week of January 4th – January 8th, 2021.

Southwest Harrison Junior School Moves to Remote Learning, Dec. 15-18

Springboro to go remote at start of New Year

“We have made the decision to make Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 8 (the five days after Winter Break) full remote days for ALL students in the district (Grades PreK – 12).”

Southwest: Harrison High School Pivots to Remote Learning Dec. 14-18

Sycamore Schools Shifts to Remote Learning for Jan. 4-5

Sycamore Community Schools will be moving to remote learning for all PK-12 students between January 4-5, 2021 as a preventative measure to ensure our schools remain the safest place for students and staff following Winter Break. Face-to-face learners will return to school in-person on Wednesday January 6, pending a major shift to our student and staff health data.

Related: Dayton-metro school updates for in-person / online learning (updated 12/16/20)

Schools listed are in Montgomery, Miami, Greene, and Warren counties.

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