March 30 Update (4:30 p.m.)
Mariemont City Schools Community,
In his daily press briefing this afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement extending the closure of all of Ohio’s public, community and private K-12 school buildings through May 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
We know that this extended closure is not ideal for anyone, but the Mariemont City School District remains committed to maintaining the continuity of services the best we can during this difficult time. We began our Remote Learning Program today and all student services, including mental health and counseling services, lunch delivery and nursing support, are ongoing as requested.
All students are required to participate in the Remote Learning Program, which can be accessed here. The Remote Learning Program is a substitute for school-based instruction and therefore, participation in learning activities is required and will be utilized for attendance and assessment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher – all staff members can be reached via email during normal working hours and are available for virtual conferences upon request.
To clarify any confusion regarding report cards and recent legislation passed by the Ohio state legislature on March 24 – student report cards will continue at the end of each grading period. The state has eliminated the yearly report cards it assigns to districts and individual schools (which you can read more about here.) The elimination of state district/school report cards will not impact the students, their grades or the quarterly report cards.
As a reminder, the Mariemont City Schools’ third quarter grading period has been extended through Thursday, April 9, and student report cards will be issued on Friday, April 17.
It is important to note that with the closure of all district buildings, all extra-curricular, athletics and community events in our buildings will be cancelled through May 1. We will await further guidance from the Ohio High School Athletics Association (OHSAA) regarding specific plans for what may remain of the spring season.
Please know that Mariemont City Schools is committed to making sure all students and families have what they need during the extended school closure. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please visit www.mariemontschools.org/INeedHelp.
As always be sure to check the Coronavirus Updates webpage of the district website for the latest information. There you will find an updated FAQ document as well as helpful links and resources. Should you have additional questions, you can email [email protected] or submit them through the Coronavirus Updates webpage.
Mariemont City Schools Superintendent