Buildings Closing For Three Weeks Per Governor's Order

Deer Park Families:

As many of you may have heard, this afternoon Governor Mike DeWine announced he was signing an executive order mandating the closing of schools for three weeks.

The Deer Park administration has determined that the following plan will be put into place over the course of the shutdown:

  • Students will not report to school beginning Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 3.
  • On Tuesday, March 17, families with students grades preschool through 6th grade should come to Amity Elementary to pick up school work that students will be required to complete during the closure. Work can be picked up any time between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School students will begin receiving assignments via Schoology beginning Tuesday, March 17. Any student without home internet access should report to the Jr./Sr. High School any time between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 to pick up copies of their work from each of their teachers.
  • All work, whether online or physical copies, will be required to be completed during the closure. Physical copies of work will be collected upon students' return to school. 
  • Teachers of all students will be accessible during regular school hours via normal electronic communication avenues (email, ClassDojo, Schoology, etc.) from March 16-20 and March 30-April 3.
  • During our regularly scheduled Spring Break (March 23-27), students will not be required to complete any work. Teachers will not be available to contact during this period.
  • We are currently in the process of developing a plan to provide breakfast and lunch to students in need during the closure. More information about this program will be shared in the coming days.

We realize that you have many questions, likely more than we are able to answer at this time. We will continue to follow the directives of the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health officials and will communicate any updates and announcements via email to parents and staff. All communications will also be published on the district website. We are certain to meet some challenges in the weeks ahead, but we know that our students are resilient and that we will get through this together.

-Deer Park Schools

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