Dear Tiger Family:
Just a few hours ago, Governor Mike DeWine announced that
state lawmakers unanimously passed emergency legislation to address a number of
issues caused by the coronavirus, including high school graduation and state testing
I, along with so many of you, have had many questions about
what lies ahead for the remainder of the school year. While we still do not have all the answers, I
am pleased to share that this legislation begins to provide us more
clarity. Here is a brief highlight of
how this impacts our District:
= All State testing including the Ohio State Tests
and End of Course Exams have been suspended.
= The Third Grade Reading Guarantee is included in
this test suspension however, all Districts are still responsible for insuring
that scholars have demonstrated the reading skills necessary to move to the 4th
= The Ohio Graduation Test Requirements were
modified which means that all high
school seniors who were on track to graduate before the coronavirus crisis will
be allowed to graduate.
= Districts must continue distance learning and
find ways to keep scholars engaged. Please know that should the closure extend
beyond our April 6th tentative return date, we are committed to
continuing our distance learning with opportunities for all PreK-Grade 12
scholars including both e-learning and technology-free tools.
While I know this does not address all of our questions, it
does provide us with some clarity of how we will be moving forward. As promised, we will continue to update you
as new decisions are made that affect our scholars and school District
We will get through this together—One Team, One Vision, One Goal.
I am and always will be #TigerProud.
Donald J. Jolly II