Champion Schools Update March 14
Spectrum will be offering free access to broadband and wifi for students without access for 60 days. The offer begins Monday March 16. Those interested in enrolling are asked to call 1-844-488-8395.
We will be passing out food on Monday March 16, from 10 am - 3 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm at the PK8 building.
Because of the social distancing measures mandated by the governor, we will postponing all recognitions at the Board Meeting on Monday night. Champion Senior Advisory Council's Swing into Spring is cancelled. The Champion High School Musical "Footloose" is postponed and will be rescheduled once we are back to regular school hours.
Champion Local Schools will be closed from Friday, March 13 through April 3.
This is John Grabowski Superintendent of Champion Local Schools,
Today our teachers and staff have been preparing lesson activities that will allow our students to keep learning during our extended break. We met with our entire district staff to come together to decide on how we can best serve our entire community. We have asked our teachers to prepare lessons to help our students maintain their learning, not to overwhelm them. Our food service staff will be working to prepare 400 bag lunches for distribution on Monday. Our staff is also conducting a food drive to have more food on hand to help out those in need. Anyone interested in contributing to that drive may drop off food on Monday at the PK8 from 7-3. We will start distributing food from the PK8 Monday at 10am to those in need. Also, if any member of your family is ill, please stay home, call us and we will arrange delivery for you. We want everyone to remain safe. During this time teachers and staff are not going to be in the building everyday, but you can email or message them questions and they will be able to provide support to you in that manner.
CES parents may enter the main hallway outside the office on Monday from 10 am-3pm and head directly to visit the classroom teacher or teachers. Lesson guidance, books and chromebooks will be distributed from there. Any student that needs a chromebook and charger to take home must sign a liability waiver with the classroom teacher. Teachers will communicate through Bloomz and Class Dojo. 3rd and 4th graders will also complete assignments in their Google Classroom. Anyone who needs paper copies of assignments, but is unable to pick them up; please call the elementary school office at 330-847-2328.
CMS students may report to the main hallway outside the office on Monday from 10am-3pm to pick up their instruments, items from their lockers and paper versions of assignments if there is no internet access from home. Any student that needs a chromebook and charger to take home, can do so on Monday as long as an adult signs a liability waiver. If students have their chromebooks; all assignments are available on-line in teachers’ Google Classrooms. Anyone who needs paper copies of assignments, but is unable to pick them up; please call the middle school office 330-847-2340.
CHS students: all of your high school coursework is available online. If you have your chromebook and home internet access, you may stay home. If you need to pick up your chromebook or instrument, if you need to borrow a chromebook and/or charger, or if you need paper copies of your assignments, you may report to the main office from 10am to 3 pm on Monday for those items. Anyone who needs paper copies of assignments but is unable to pick them up, please call the high school main office at (330) 847-2305.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
This is the time of year when we see an increase in children who are coughing, sneezing and exhibiting other symptoms, typical during cold and flu season. With news of the spread of the “coronavirus”, we too see a heightened sense of concern about our own preparedness should we see cases closer to home.
Although we are being assured that Americans have a low risk of exposure to the virus, we are taking a number of precautions.
The Champion Local School District is working in close coordination with the Trumbull County Board of Health and our other public schools to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all of our students and staff.
We are also reviewing our safety plans and incorporating recommended steps that address widespread flu and pandemic disease outbreaks.
In coordination with our County Health Commissioner and Epidemiologist, we are providing the most up-to-date information on our website. We too may send home information with students and use our one-call system.
The Champion Local School District is committed to making all decisions in the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of students and of the community. The Champion Local School District will remain proactive.
As a precaution, we are:
- Continuing to be in close contact with local health department and county emergency management agencies to remain up-to-date on local health emergency procedures in our community. This enables us to be proactive in our decision-making.
- Convening teams to help plan, educate and promote awareness of emergency procedures that are specific to a virus outbreak.
- Reviewing and modifying our emergency management plans as needed in light of any new information we receive.
- Reminding families to update their emergency contact information at their child’s school.
- Communicating/sharing through the Champion Local School District website and social and news media any steps we are taking to be as prepared as possible.
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
Chromebook Waiver Form
Ohio Department of Health Call Center Press Release
Ohio Department of Health Household Checklist
Ohio Department of Health Preventing Infectious Disease Precautions
Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 is available at ODH’s new website, coronavirus.ohio.gov
Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).