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Important Information to Ross Local School District Families Regarding
Second Semester Remote Online Learning Option

Transitioning from In-person Instruction to Remote Instruction

 

If a family is interested in changing a student’s learning environment from in-person TO remote (online, Accelerate Education platform), please read this document for critical guidelines and process expectations.

 

November 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines and expectations to families who wish to change a student’s learning environment from in-person to remote (online) instruction for the second semester (January 19th - May 27th, 2021). A change in the learning environment will remain the same for the entirety of the second semester.

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2nd Semester Remote Learning Information

Ross High School Moving to Hybrid Learning Model Hybrid

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This school year has been very successful and rewarding, and at the same time it has also presented challenges. As a result of some of the challenges that the district is currently facing, we have decided to move Ross High School to ahybrid learning environment for the remainder of first semester (starting 11/13/20 and ending 1/15/21). This model is only for Ross High School at this time.

There are multiple reasons for making this transition. Our confirmed COVID case numbers at the high school in particular are growing at an alarming rate. While we haven’t experienced a tremendous amount of student-to-student or staff-to-student spread, our case numbers have increased dramatically in the last two weeks. An additional factor in this decision is that as of yesterday, approximately 15% of our total in-person population at Ross High School was in ordered quarantine or isolation as dictated by the guidelines we’ve been given by the Butler County General Health District. The hybrid model allows us to increase social distance in classrooms and on buses. This will reduce the number of students coming into close contact with individuals who test positive.

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ROSS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Rams Logo

INTRODUCTION

Ensuring that our students, faculty and community have an infrastructure to be successful is a priority.  The Ross District has spent countless hours examining the total needs of our community, staff and students. We are working diligently to create a comprehensive plan of action to not only address our short-term, immediate needs, but to consider our long- term needs, as well.  Contributing to these essential district needs are our aging facilities and overall district growth.  Simply put, our existing funding will not bear the cost of these needs. To that end, it has become necessary to move two inside mills to the permanent improvement fund; these will be used for capital repairs, maintenance and improvements.  This action will generate approximately $850,000 per year to be used for those expenses.  This decision does not come lightly and is a result of thorough investigation and discussion.  Our goal remains unwavered: we will always strive to operate as efficiently as possible with the funds available to us and will continue to do so.

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ROSS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT NEEDS

All-Day Kindergarten Survey Full-Day Kindergarten Graphic

The Ross Local School District is gathering information regarding community interest in an all-day, tuition-based kindergarten option. Our district does not receive any funding from the state of Ohio for an all-day kindergarten option. The tuition would help support the ongoing costs associated with implementing such a program. A tuition-free half-day kindergarten program, like Elda and Morgan currently have, would still be an option for families. Please complete the survey at bit.ly/alldayKsurvey (uppercase K required - no spaces).

If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten or a child who is currently in kindergarten, we would love to gather your input in the decision-making process. To enter kindergarten, the child must be 5 years old by August 1st of the upcoming school year.

If you do not have a child who will be entering kindergarten in the next few years or a child currently in kindergarten, but you know a family that does, please feel free to share this survey with that family.

Thank you for your feedback and support,
The Ross Local School District

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The following file of health forms must be completed by you and your child's physician/dentist by the first day of school. 

Kindergarten Registration Health Forms

If you have any questions, please contact our District Head School Nurse, Shelli Turco by email at shelli.turco@rossrams.com

District Health and Clinic Guidelines for the 2020-2021 School Year Health and Clinic Guidelines

The following is the district’s clinical guidelines and expectations for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  In order to keep our schools safe, it will be important for everyone - staff, students and parents to follow the new guidelines, including a daily COVID-19 health assessment.  This should be done at home prior to arriving at school.  Each morning before students and staff enter a Ross building, everyone is asked to complete the Daily Health Assessment Checklist.  Many symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other common illnesses as well as seasonal allergies.  It is possible to have the coronavirus without having a fever.  If any of the listed symptoms are new or have started recently or suddenly, please stay at home.  This year, it will be very important for parents to keep students home if they do not feel well.

Health & Clinic Guidelines 2020-2021

Ross Board of Education Meeting Schedule Approved

2020 Ross Board of Education Meeting schedule set.