On August 4, we announced reopening plans (see below) for the high school using a blended learning model of in-person and remote learning.
Yesterday, the Erie County Health Department announced its recommendation that all schools reopen using remote learning only with the ability to meet with our students in person for the first two weeks of school.
EHOVE is ready for these changes. Our reopening plan was established to handle everything from full remote learning to full in-person learning, and, of course, the blended learning model that includes both. We anticipate the situation changing repeatedly, and our plan allows us to adapt as it happens.
As of now, students will begin on a blended learning start August 31 for the first two weeks of school and will move to remote learning starting September 14. Packets with a detailed schedule for your student will be mailed next week.
We will make announcements if the situation changes. Whether we will be doing in-person or remote learning, EHOVE will be ready, and parents and students will receive as much advance notice as possible.
We will post updates as they happen through our calling system, in the Campus Updates section on our website at www.ehove.net and through links to the plan on our social media. If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 419-499-4663.
A letter from Chris M. McCully, Superintendent, and the EHOVE Board of Education
All Ohio schools closed for the remainder of the school calendar beginning on March 17, 2020 by order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of PK-12 education in Ohio remains unclear as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
Continuing to keep children physically out of school could have long-term academic, social and emotional consequences. It is the belief of the EHOVE Board of Education and Superintendent that the benefits associated with reopening school buildings outweigh the risks of a continued school closure.
EHOVE Career Center is committed to returning to in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year with enhanced safety protocols in place. This could change in accordance to the status of the EHOVE community in regard to Ohio’s Public Health Advisory Alert System. This will be a fluid system as we move throughout the school year in response to the virus outbreaks and community spread within our three counties and the EHOVE school district.
We will decrease the likelihood of infection with enhanced hygiene, cleaning and safety protocols, but being in a public place has a certain level of risk that cannot be eliminated. The EHOVE Board of Education and Superintendent recognize that an in-person return to school is not free of risk, therefore we will offer families who are not able to return to school an online option for educational delivery through the EHOVE School District.
This reopening plan is intended to provide students, families, staff, and community members with a structure as we prepare for a fluid educational experience during this pandemic. This plan will provide different educational delivery options based on the outbreak of COVID19 in our community. We will continue to communicate with you as information and plans change.
We recognize this will be a flexible system during the 2020-21 school year or until a vaccine and effective treatment become readily available. We thank our students, parents, and community for working with us through this challenging time. We understand the inconvenience to daily lives and commit to providing as much stability as we possibly can through the pandemic.