Superintendent's Message

A Back to School Update - August 17, 2021

Message from Mr. John Scheu, Superintendent

Dear Raider Community,

We are eager to begin a new school year on Tuesday, September 7! The latest ODH and CDC guidelines for school openings continue to be a moving target. In order to continue face to face instruction, the following guidelines, as of today, are as follows for Benjamin Logan students:

- Face masks are optional, but strongly recommended for students in a class where a positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed. A notice will be sent home with your student and/or an email will be sent per FinalForms. Face masks are recommended for students riding school busses.

- New HEPA filters (32) that were purchased this summer, will be placed in classrooms of any identified COVID-19 cases. These filters have been proven to remove 99.97% of COVID-19 viruses in air, flu viruses, mold, etc.

- Enhancements to improve the indoor air quality.

- Handwashing and disinfectant will again be emphasized and practiced.

- Students should stay at home if they are ill, and be fever free for 24 hours without medication like Tylenol or Motrin before returning.

- Social distancing of 3 feet will be practiced when practical.

- The Logan County Health District may require masks at some point if rates of infections reach a certain level locally.

- Vaccinations are encouraged for students (age and health eligible) and staff.

- Nurse Amanda Siefring will be in contact with families if quarantines are needed and for duration of such.

- Isolation is still recommended for 10 days after diagnosis unless symptoms are continuing, in which case it could be longer.

- Please notify the school if your student is COVID-19 positive, if someone in your home is COVID-19 positive, or if you have any questions or concerns.

See ya 'round campus!

John Scheu