Dear Madison-Plains Local School District Parents and Guardians,
With the Governor’s announcement yesterday that Ohio’s schools will be closed through April, we now transition into a new phase of this new way of doing school, which is a longer-term “distance” or “remote” learning environment. Schools are required to continue on with instruction, as best they can, and we are going to do that. We understand this is a challenging time for everyone, and “remote-” or “distance-learning” is no different. It is a challenge for our students, our parents/guardians, and our teachers. We are doing everything we can right now to provide the best instruction possible under these circumstances for our students, and we are learning every day.
With the closure now being longer in term, we are transitioning from simply keeping students engaged to moving forward with new content and assigning grade and credit, so students will need to continue to engage in their learning. Fourth-quarter grades will be based upon this. We are asking that for all those who can, please engage electronically and complete the work on-line. Paper copies will only be provided to those who do not have on-line access, as we want to reduce the chances of spreading anything contagious as much as possible.
We are planning to use our food distribution sites as ways of collecting paper assignments. Teachers will communicate to their students which assignments are to be submitted for assessment and grading. More information will be coming about this and the logistics of it.
Have a good evening!
Chad Eisler, Superintendent
Madison-Plains Local School District