NRCS District Update

December 4, 2020

Message from Superintendent

Dear Parent/Guardian,


At the Tuesday, December 1 Board of Education meeting, I shared a summary of the results of the community and staff surveys that were launched in October regarding second semester planning. Based on the survey feedback received and the divided results, in addition to guidance from Lorain County Public Health, I have recommended that we continue our current hybrid model to start the second semester.


The reality is that under the current circumstances a return to full in-person learning five days a week is not practical because of a shortage of certified and support staff substitutes. Also, we do not have the physical space to properly distance students, regardless of whether we chose a three or six-foot standard.

Additionally, with the increasing positive case counts of COVID-19 and the number of staff and students required to quarantine, it would not be possible to staff our buildings in-person five days per week. Currently, we are only able to continue our hybrid model because teachers are able to work remotely while quarantined.

We continue to evaluate every option available to the district. This was a very difficult decision to make and I understand that it will not meet the desires of everyone. We understand that it has been a challenging year and I cannot thank you enough for the sacrifice, flexibility, and support you have shown.


Sincerely,


Roxann Ramsey-Caserio
Superintendent

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Pre-K-6 Report Card Information

The district has transitioned to digital report cards. Report cards for students in grades Pre-K-6 are now available. Click here to learn how to access the digital report cards.
North Ridgeville City Schools Special BOE Meeting: December 1, 2020

SWC Winter Sports Season

In consultation with local health officials, it is the intent of the Southwestern Conference to restart the winter sports season on December 14, 2020. Click here to read the full press release from the SWC.

District COVID-19 Cleaning Procedures

As cases in the state of Ohio continue to increase, the district has received questions from community members asking for more specifics about the cleaning procedures in our buildings. Please click here for a copy of our cleaning expectations.

Substitute Employees Needed

The North Ridgeville City Schools are in need of support staff and substitute teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in being a substitute, click here to be directed to the NRCS online employment application page.

Positive COVID-19 Reporting

In accordance with guidelines from the governor, parents or guardians and school staff must notify their school within 24 hours of receiving a positive test or a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19. If your student tests positive, please contact NRCS District School Nurse Rhonda Carson, RN at 440-353-1153 or at rhondacarson@nrcs.net


After receiving that notification, the school will notify other parents and guardians about that case in writing, without releasing protected health information. As a district, we must also notify Lorain County Public Health within 24 hours. To learn more about what constitutes close contact and how the schools work together with Lorain County Public Health please click here to see an informational video.

Daily Health Assessments

Before you send your student(s) to school, assess whether they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Click here to view a daily home screening guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure to talk to your student(s) about the importance of washing/sanitizing their hands, social distancing, and wearing a mask.


As always, do not send your child to school if they are sick and have any of the symptoms listed above. If your child develops any of the symptoms listed above we are required to send them home from school.

Schools, COVID-19, and Rings of Exposure

Click here to watch a video on how Lorain County Public Health is working with schools to help identify cases and contacts.

Face Covering Policy

Students and staff are required to wear face coverings. To read the face covering guidelines please click here.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Any student who wishes to receive breakfast and/or lunch can do so at no cost. Families still have the option to send students with packed meals, but the district encourages everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.


The district will have meal pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays in front of North Ridgeville High School between 8:30 am -10:30 am. Your student does not need to be present to pick up the meals.


Students that are enrolled in the hybrid learning option now have the opportunity to take home meals at the end of the school day. Meals will be provided to take home on Tuesdays for Group A students, Wednesdays for high school students, and Fridays for Group B students.


If you qualify or think you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, please still apply to the program. Information about free and reduced lunch can be found on the food service page on the district website. If families need assistance accessing or completing this application, please reach out to the Operations Department at 440-353-1109.

Family Outreach Form

If you are experiencing hardship and you think you may benefit from services from the district social worker at the North Ridgeville City Schools, click here to fill out the family outreach form. There have also been some updates to the NRCS Family Resources page on our website. Please click here to view the page.

Technology Repairs

Listed below is information about technology repairs:


Online and remote learning days: Technology that needs to be repaired can be dropped off at the Community Entrance of the North Ridgeville Academic Center between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please stop in to complete a repair form and a loaner device will be provided. Once the device has been repaired you will be contacted by the IT department.


Hybrid Students and in-person days: Technology repairs should be given to the student’s classroom teacher for a help ticket to be created and a loaner device will be provided. Repaired devices will be returned to the classroom of the student.