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Superintendent Update 7_23_2020

Last Updated: 7/28/2020 12:14 AM

Good evening Louisville families, the is Superintendent Michele Shaffer

This evening,  I reviewed the Louisville City School reset – restart plan for the upcoming school year with the Board of Education.

Based on the current guidelines from Governor DeWine, We will be offering parents the choice of two learning options: traditional in-school format, with appropriate safety measures, five days per week -  and an online learning option through the Louisville Virtual Academy. 

We strongly believe the traditional school format is the best learning model for most students and are implementing multi-layer safety procedures and protocols to provide the safest learning environment possible. We are also pleased to offer an online learning option through the Leopard Virtual Academy, with support from our teachers. 

Tomorrow you will receive an email with a link to the district’s reset-restart page with details about our plan, safety protocols for in-school learning, information about the Leopard Virtual Academy and answers to frequently asked questions. After reviewing the materials, all parents must complete the Student Learning Choice form in FinalForms for each child attending Louisville Schools by July 31, 2020.

We are committed to decreasing the likelihood of infection and keeping our community safe through additional hygiene, cleaning, and safety procedures. Please understand that our schools are a public place, and a certain level of risk cannot be eliminated. The school district, in cooperation with the Stark County Health Department, could elect, at any time, to return to district-wide remote learning if cases within the school (or county) begin to escalate to a severe risk level.

We will provide more details in the coming weeks about the start of the school. 

We appreciate your patience and support.  There are no perfect options, but I believe that we are offering the best possible educational choices available for our families. 

Thank you for your time. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.