Week of May 4-8, 2020 – Coronavirus Update
Dear parents and guardians,
As we continue through this trying time, I again want to thank you for your continued support and flexibility in helping us make the best of a very difficult situation. This communication comes on the heels of the Governor announcing his $300 million K-12 cut from the budget. What that means to our district is approximately a $700,000 or 8 % loss in State revenue. We will need to tighten our belts even tighter than already exists.
THE ROCK – CLASS OF 2020
I would like to thank Ms. Johnson, High School Math, for painting “The Rock” honoring the Class of 2020 and including each senior’s initials. I have seen posted pictures and would continue to encourage families to take pictures of your senior at the Rock and having your son or daughter find their initials to include in your memories. 2020 surely has ended in a way no one could ever predict but we need to find ways to make it special. Thanks to Ms. Johnson who took it upon herself to create a wonderful picture opportunity and memory for the Class of 2020. Don’t forget to have a picture taken with the Bobcat as well.
SENIOR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE ARTS RECOGNITION NIGHT
On Monday, May 11 beginning at 7:30 join the Performing Arts Department as they will recognize the Class of 2020 who had the last quarter of their senior year due to the Coronavirus. This will be similar to what athletic departments did earlier last month to honor the spring athletes. Please tune in and help us recognize the many talented performing arts students from the Class of 2020. They deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Regardless of the virus, we are Bobcat Proud of these students and are disappointed they were not able to showcase their talents during the spring concert season. https://youtu.be/rRpgw2Hkem8
If you were given a Chrome book during the pandemic, we ask that you return those with the power cords to your student’s school building during May 26-29.
Money that is on account for breakfast or lunch will be handled in the same manner as pay to participate. Money on account for a senior student will be refunded. Money on account for students in K-11 grade will be credited for the student’s account next year. However, if you are experiencing a financial hardship and need the money refunded, please contact Mrs. Abby Forschner, Food Service Director. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Delivery and availability of meals will continue with the same schedule as we have followed and is below. As of Monday, April 27, 2020 we have served 9,046 meals for the month of April. Including Wednesday’s service this week will serve nearly 10,300 meals for the month of the month of April. As you can see we have a growing need and can’t thank our food service and transportation departments enough for their work to help our students and families.
Any family wanting to take advantage of the breakfast and lunch program being offered, please contact Mrs. Forschner at email@example.com This will allow her to have a food count in order to meet the needs of all our families.
Crim Elementary is a grab and go location (Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm).
- The Middle School will be a distribution location from 9:30-10:30 am (Mon. and Wed – Look for the bus).
- Milton Center – Township Building from 9:30-10:30 am (Mon. and Wed )
- Custar – St. Louis Church from 9:30-10:30 am (Mon. and Wed)
- Rudolph – Rudolph Christian Church; Portage – Village Hall from 9:30-10:30 (Mon. and Wed.)
- Sugar Ridge – Sugar Ridge Community Church from 9:30-10:30 (Mon. and Wed.)
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:
During this time of the stay home order, our concern has included the mental health aspect for our students. Below is from a flyer produced by the Children’s Resource Center (CRC) making you aware of the services they can provide if you are seeing changes in your children.
Children’s Resource Center has been providing support to families in Wood County since 1976. We continue to be here to support your family through these uncertain and stressful times.
In order to follow the recommendations for social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, CRC has moved to telehealth for the following services:
· Therapy services (both school-based and agency-based)
· Prevention/Early Childhood Services
· Home-based services
· Group services
· Psychiatric services
This means you will not be required to leave your home to continue to participate in services and receive support. We have secured programming to allow us to provide HIPAA compliant and secure Telehealth services. For families who don’t have access to video technology (smartphone, tablet, computer with camera, etc.) we will do sessions by telephone.
Though we have reduced our staff footprint in the building, we continue to have staff available.
We continue to provide Crisis Services for any youth and family in Wood County.
Please call the agency at 419-352-7588 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to access the crisis therapist.
Our Residential Unit continues to be in full operation.
We have made adjustments to our visitation protocol in order to comply with guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. At this time, in-person visitation has been restricted for anyone from outside the facility. We have added the capacity to do visits both by video and telephone to maintain family contact and interaction between families and their child/teen. Youth have and will of course be able to continue to call you.
We are all in this together.
If you have a child or teenager who is experiencing any mental health difficulties please reach out to us.
Please contact: Children’s Resource Center 1045 Klotz Road. PO Box 738, Bowling Green, OH 43402 (419)-352-7588 or 888-466-KIDS. FAX number: (419)-354-4977 www.crcwoodcounty.org
Have a great weekend and thanks for your continued support.
Superintendent Francis Scruci