Is NWLSD Closing?
On Friday, March 13th the NWLSD staff will report for professional development. This time will be spent finalizing their lesson plans and other necessary action plans for long-term closures, as well as cleaning and disinfecting our buildings and buses across the Distric
As a precaution, Northwest Local Schools will be closed March 16th - March 17th. Essential personnel only will report on these days
Election Day is Tuesday, March 17th. Some of our schools are being used as polling locations. All areas being used for voting will be deep cleaned following the closing of the polls.
Are extracurricular activities and after-school clubs and programs canceled?
We are suspending all after-school activities, extracurricular clubs, and programs from Thursday, March 12th - Friday, March 27th.
Sports practices will resume on March 18th, pending further notifications. NWLSD’s high school and middle school sports programs will follow the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) guidelines. We will continue to share new information as it is released.
Are facility rentals canceled?
We are suspending all facility rentals from Thursday, March 12th - Friday, March 27th.
How is NWLSD making Decisions?
At this time we are working with Hamilton County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health. Our Superintendent has been meeting with the Hamilton County Health Commissioner, and other superintendents across Ohio. We are following the State Department of Health’s guidance as they lead schools forward on how to proceed with school closures.
Yesterday, Governor DeWine announced that the state is not recommending the long-term closure of K-12 schools at this time. However, there was a recommendation to prepare for a closing.
If school closes for a long period of time, what preparations does NWLSD have in place to educate students?
Our teachers across the District are preparing lesson plans and instructions, as well as enrichment materials and packets for students to complete their work at home. Our staff is preparing materials that can be accessed online using Google Classroom, Study Sync, and Clever applications. Hard copies will be distributed for students who do not have online access.
Is NWLSD providing breakfast and lunch for students?
Preparations have been made to secure non-perishable breakfast and lunch kits for our students. The food has been purchased but needs to be assembled in order to be taken to each school for students to take home. We have received donated bags from several local businesses.
How is cleaning and disinfection being carried out?
Our custodial team is deep cleaning and disinfecting our buildings daily, across the district. Extra attention is paid to touchpoints, high traffic areas, health clinics, and restrooms. Building by building, we are using the Clorox 360 machine to disinfect the entire district and our buses.
How can our NWLSD community stay healthy?
Be proactive and self-monitor your health if you have upcoming travel plans for spring break. Be mindful, that it takes 2-3 days for symptoms to be noticed. Please take the time to self-monitor your return for the development of flu-like symptoms. If you become symptomatic and need to self-quarantine, please contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
Keep your hands clean. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. This should be done frequently throughout your day. Be sure to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Keep household cleaning spray or wipes readily available. Always use according to label instructions.
Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
Don’t share personal items such as water bottles.
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