COVID-19 Information

March 18, 2021

COVID Protocols Still in Effect

Reminders: 

1.  Masks are still mandatory throughout the district and district events.  Having been vaccinated does not negate this requirement.  

2.  Physical distancing is still being practiced.  Having been vaccinated does not negate this practice.

3.  Quarantines will still occur.  If a person is exposed to the virus and they have been vaccinated within the last two (2) weeks, quarantine will still be required.  If the exposure occurs after the two weeks from full vaccination, quarantine is not required.

~Catherine Puster

 

March 15, 2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It was one year ago today that I sent out a communication stating the governor had been thinking about keeping schools closed for the remainder of the year. I don't know about you, but just thinking about where we were a year ago gives me a little anxiety. In an effort to be completely transparent, I have personally struggled with the "anniversary" of the pandemic- and so have some of our staff and students. 

I have become aware of increased anxiety from our staff and students in the past few weeks. There has been an increase in headaches and stomach aches among the younger students while the older students have verbalized their fear/anxiety of another shutdown. In response, the district will be providing teachers with resources and discussion questions that allow students to acknowledge the anxiety but also to focus on the future and the good things that are happening at school and in the lives of our students. (We will be sharing those same resources with parents in the coming days.)

I am extremely thankful for where we are now and how far we have come! Loudonville-Perrysville Schools was among a small group of schools who started school completely in-person and has had minimal subsequent remote learning days. We should celebrate that all of our winter sports teams were able to complete seasons and tournaments, that spring sports are in full practice mode, and that plans are being made for an actual in-person prom!! 

While the last year has had so many heartbreaks, there are things that we fondly call "COVID Keepers." These are things that had to change because of the pandemic and we are keeping the changes because they turned out really good! This year has proved that Redbird Nation is still resilient, dedicated, and committed to our students and our community. 

Thank you all for everything you continue to do to support Redbird Nation! 

Stay Strong!

~Catherine Puster

 
 

Reminder:

When should I keep my student home?

1.  If anyone living in my house is in the process of being tested and notify the school office.

2.  If anyone in my house tests positive and notify the school office.

3.  If my student has any of the symptoms:  fever, lost of taste/smell...and notify the school office.

If you have questions, please contact your student's building for additional guidance.

November 13, 2020

There was a positive case in the district and some students and staff were exposed.  Any staff or student who was exposed will be notified by school personnel by the end of the day today.  At the time of this post, the district staff is working on the notifications.

The district continues follow Ashland County Health Department guidelines and protocols.  The buildings are disinfected daily.  For more information about the district protocols, please visit the district Reset Restart Guide found HERE.

~Catherine Puster

November 12, 2020

Good Evening,

We know this is a very difficult time as the amount of COVID cases increases at an alarming rate in the State of Ohio.  It is important that families continue to keep the schools informed when someone in the household of a student is being tested for COVID-19.

Communication is critical in order for L-P to remain open and conduct face-to-face instruction.  We need for school to remain in-person.

Please inform your child's school office if you or someone in your household is being tested.  It is critical that the schools maintain accurate attendance records.

If someone in your household is being tested, please notify the school immediately.  Keeping student home until test results are given is critical to keep the potential spread to a minimum.

The L-P communities have done a fantastic job thus far in the pandemic!  We all need to continue to stay strong and healthy.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's school.

Thank you for your continued support.

~Catherine Puster