NRCS District Update

November 6, 2020

Message from Superintendent

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I appreciate everyone who took the time to fill out the Parent Feedback Survey that will help the administration prepare for scheduling of the second semester and the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. We value your opinion on how the 2020-2021 school year has started.


After survey results are analyzed, there will be a communication distributed that will outline the district’s plans for the rest of the school year.


Also in last week’s communication was a link to the 2020-2021 second semester online learning registration form. It is important to complete this form if you would like to make a change to your current learning format for the start of the second semester. The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, November 13 at 3:00PM. Click here to access the form.


I am also excited to announce the $2,500 grant the North Ridgeville Academic Center received this week. The NRAC won the “You Belong” grant from the Mental Health Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board for the second-straight year.


The grant will be used for activities and programming to help with inclusiveness for students in grades 5-8. Last year, after receiving the grant, NRAC was able to expand the Start With Hello club, attend a leadership workshop, purchase T-shirts for students, write positive sticky notes to put on students' lockers, and host a Valentine's Day meet and greet after school.


I congratulate our NRAC 5-8 counselors Jordan Andrews, Nikki Roth, and Melissa O’Donnell, and principal Lee Armbruster for their hard work in order to make it possible for the school to receive the grant.


Please take the time to read the important information below. I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend, and also, enjoy the unseasonably warm weather! Stay Ranger STRONG!


Sincerely,


Roxann Ramsey-Caserio
Superintendent

2021-2022 Preschool Typical Peer Application Information

The application process for the 2021-2022 school year for the Preschool Typical Peer Program will open Friday, December 4, 2020 on the North Ridgeville City Schools district website. Click here for more information about the Preschool Typical Peer Program.

North Ridgeville Key Club/Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8am-12pm

34620 Bainbridge Road

North Ridgeville, OH

Enjoy piping hot pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and more! Children can “make and take” their own crafts, and visit Santa with social distancing in mind. There is also a Chinese raffle. COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced, including limited ticketing for this event.


Tickets: Adults: $7; Children under eight: $6; Kids under two: Free.


Proceeds go to North Ridgeville High School Key Club to support a family in need to support With love, Maggie. Click here to purchase your tickets.


The breakfast is located in the Academic Center cafetorium

Substitute Employees Needed

The North Ridgeville City Schools are in need of support staff and substitute teachers and support staff. If you or know someone who is interested, 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.

Weekly COVID-19 Update

In an effort to be transparent, the North Ridgeville City Schools will provide a weekly total of our positive case counts of COVID-19. Since last week’s communication, there have been three additional reported positive cases in the district, and three probable cases. To date, the district has had eight positive and 15 probable cases, for a total of 23 documented reports. When positive cases are confirmed, families impacted will receive an email notification if their child shared a learning space with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

NRCS Special Board Meeting: November 3, 2020

North Ridgeville City Schools Special BOE Meeting: November 3, 2020