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2020-2021 School Year

 
This is the page to find all information related to the 2020-2021 school year in the Fairfield City School District during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Please scroll down for additional information or check the archived files at the bottom of this page.
 
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October 5, 2020

FCSD Parents/Guardians:

Updated guidance from the Ohio Department of Health makes it possible for performing arts programs across the district to now hold classes and rehearsals indoors without having to be 6-feet apart.

A list of mandates outlined in the Responsible RestartOhio plan through Governor Mike DeWine’s office dropped the social distancing requirement for performers, directors, and conductors. 

Performers in district programs must also follow Ohio’s facial covering order. Other mandatory rules include :

  • Performers, directors, coaches, staff, and volunteers must conduct daily symptom assessments before each practice/rehearsal/performance.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.*
  • Directors and coaches must (1) Participate in COVID-19 education developed for them by the Ohio Department of Health, and (2) Educate their performers on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 using resources provided by the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Directors and coaches must promote good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Flyers and signs are available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/responsible-restart-ohio/Posters-and-Signs/.
  • No congregating before or after practices/rehearsals/performances by performers, directors, coaches, staff, or volunteers is permitted.
  • Directors, coaches, staff, and volunteers must wear face coverings at all times, and performers must wear face coverings when not performing, except for one of the reasons stated in the Director’s Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio signed July 23, 2020 (https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Directors-Order-Facial-Coverings-throughout-State-Ohio-reader.pdf) or as it may thereafter be amended. Directors and coaches are not required to wear facial coverings when directing practices, rehearsals, or performances and the use of whistles is necessary. (Written justification must be provided to local health officials, upon request, explaining why a director, coach, performer, staff, or volunteer is not required to wear a facial covering when not rehearsing or
    performing. At minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual’s nose, mouth, and chin.)
  •  Performers, directors, coaches, staff and volunteers must strictly follow Ohio’s face coverings Order when out in public in order to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and potentially spreading it during practices/ rehearsals/performances. 

To read the full list of guidelines and recommendations please visit the Responsible RestartOhio plan for performing arts by clicking here.

Download the guidance from the file list at the bottom of this page. 

If you have questions or concerns about this information, please contact your building administrator.

 

A Message from the Fairfield City School District About 2nd Quarter
Dear FCSD Families,

Last night, the board of education voted to return to full in-person instruction starting second quarter (Monday, October 26th). Students in grades K-8 will return to school 5 days a week. Students in grades 9-12 will return to school 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday with Wednesday being an at-home learning day so our teachers can continue to serve our 9-12 virtual students).

We had initially asked all of our families to commit to an instructional model for one semester. However, as a result of this change, we are allowing our families to request a change of placement for the 2nd quarter, meaning virtual students can request to return to school and hybrid students can request to move to virtual. Please understand that this is only a request, not a guarantee, and we will fulfill as many requests as possible. Changes may be especially limited in grades K-8 given our current staffing structure for in-person and virtual learning. Requests will be filled based on availability.

You do not need to do anything if you are happy with your child’s current instructional placement.

In order to request a change of placement, please fill out THIS FORM for each child you wish to move. All requests must be submitted by Friday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified by your child’s school as to whether or not your request can be fulfilled. Please understand that this is only a request - your child’s school may not be able to fulfill the request due to current staffing and class sizes for both in-person and virtual learning. If you have specific questions regarding your child’s placement, please contact your child’s school.

 

FCSD Virtual Learning Information
Please click the link below for information about the FCSD Virtual Learning Option for 2nd quarter. We ask that you carefully review the information and watch the demo.
 
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Beginning Tuesday, September 8, all students will have access to free meals, regardless of their financial situation. Please click the headline above to read the entire letter from the FCSD Food Service Department.
 

Newly released guidance from the Ohio Department of Health makes it possible for performing arts programs across the district to now hold classes and rehearsals indoors. Student performers and staff directors in the Fairfield City Schools will be required to follow a set of mandates outlined in the Responsible RestartOhio plan through Governor Mike DeWine’s office. Indoor classes can begin next week. Click the link above to read more. 

 

A Message about Face Shields in School

As we prepare for the start of the school year on Monday, August 24, we are faced with a challenge related to the wearing of face shields as a substitute for wearing a facial covering.  On Saturday, August 15, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) deemed that the school-wide use of face shields does not meet the requirement of the state’s K-12 masking order.

The ODH is following federal guidance from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and prohibiting the use of face shields. Please click the headline above for more information.

 

Help Your Kids Have a Safe Restart to School! Watch This Video!
FCSD Nurses Debbie McCune and Pam Buehler offer tips for a safe restart to the school year with this brief video. Click "Read full story" to learn more. 
 
A Note to FCSD Virtual School Students & Parents/Guardians:
If you are experiencing an issue with the Virtual Learning platform or having issues with your device, please email VL@fairfieldcityschools.com and include:
  • Specific details about your issue (example: If you can't log in, please tell us what program you are trying to access.
  • Student name(s)
  • Student grade level(s)
  • Parent/guardian name(s)
Someone will respond to help you.
Please know that if you are having technological or platform issues, your child(ren) will not be penalized for their delayed start.
Thank you for your patience!