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2020-2021 Reopening Plan

The Reading Board of Education met on July 29, 2020, and approved the 2020-2021 Reopening Plan Parents will have the following options:
 
Option 1: Remote Learning 
Students will participate in remote learning daily with online support from RCCSD staff. 
 
Option 2: Blended Learning 
Students attend a combination of in-person classes and remote learning. Students/Families will be given an option to request a morning or afternoon on-campus schedule with remote learning the remainder of the school day.
 
On Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. a letter and commitment form will be emailed to all parents/guardians. The form will give the option of remote or blended learning and the AM or PM session for each child. 
 

2020-2021 Learning Intent Form

A reminder that the deadline for submission of the 2020-2021 intent form is 11:59 pm. on Sunday, August 9, 2020. We will do our best to meet our parent requests for time slots, but cannot guarantee each request will be met. Parents must fill out a separate intent form for EACH student. The link to the form is below.

Learning Intent Form

 
Go to the link below to view the plan.
 

Building-Level Virtual Forums

On August 4 and 6,  Reading High School, Middle School, and Elementary School are hosting virtual meetings to share their reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Principals will be hosting these sessions to share building-level information and answer parent questions. Join the meetings on the district's YouTube Live channel. The meetings will be recorded and posted on the district website and our YouTube Live channel.

 

Reading High School/Reading Middle School Virtual Forum

Tuesday, August 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Reading Elementary School Virtual Forum

Thursday, August 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Please submit your questions in advance via the form below by 12 noon on the day of the forum. 

Submit Your Question 

Important Dates
  • July 30 - Parent intent/commitment forms emailed to parents/guardians.
  • August 9 - Parent commitment forms due by 11:59 p.m.
  • August 31 - First day of school for students in grades 6-12.
  • September 1 - Students in grades 1-5.
  • September 2 - Students in grades PK-KDG.

Summer Meal Pick Up Time and Location

Reading High School

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon*

Schools Days (Monday-Friday)

Drive through the circle drive to the main entrance. Parents/guardians do not need to get out of your vehicle. Staff will be distributing meal bags to walkers and drivers.

 

The last day of summer meal service 8/21/2020.

 

COVID-19 FACTS

COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019, is an upper respiratory tract disease caused by one of the seven coronaviruses known to infect humans. It was first identified in humans in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. The virus that causes COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. 


What are the symptoms? 

Symptoms, which generally appear two to 14 days after exposure, include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most people who become sick do not require hospitalization, but older adults, people with chronic health conditions, and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to require more advanced care. 


How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 


Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html.


PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

The CDC has recommended using the following precautions similar to the flu and other illnesses:

    • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water, especially after using the restroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. 
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t accessible.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid contact with others.
    • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
    • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Avoid traveling to, or practice enhanced precautions when traveling to high-risk areas identified by the CDC.
 

RESOURCES

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus | Child Mind Institute
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

 

Ohio Department of Health


Centers for Disease Control


American Academy of Pediatrics


Hamilton County Department of Health

 

STATE HOTLINE

If you have questions about coronavirus, the Ohio Department of Health has set up a call center. You can reach the call center 7 days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.