We have created this page to inform our parents, community, students, and staff on how the school district is responding to Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19. Student safety is our top priority and we continue to do our part to prevent the spread of illness in our schools. This information is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. Fairfield City Schools are now closed through the end of the school year to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The latest information updates are below.
Do you need to reach someone on our staff? Click this link for the FCSD staff directory.
Do you need to reach a building principal or assistant principal? Click this link for a complete email list.
NEW TECHNOLOGY HELP RESOURCE:
Parents and students - Do you need technology assistance while
FCSD is still accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year!
About school & athletics fees, lunch account balances and senior lunch account balances:
- No school fees will be refunded because items were already purchased and distributed for second semester classes.
- Spring athletic fees will be refunded if all equipment and uniforms are returned.
- Lunch account money will stay on the student's account and roll over to next school year.
- Senior parents can request lunch account refunds or have the money applied to younger siblings' accounts. To request a refund please email [email protected]
Do you need access to Wi-Fi?
Come to any FCSD school parking lot to access FREE Wi-Fi!
Central Elementary - 5054 Dixie Hwy.
Compass Elementary - 8801 Holden Blvd.
East Elementary - 6711 Morris Rd.
North Elementary - 6116 Morris Rd.
South Elementary - 5460 Bibury Rd.
West Elementary - 4700 River Rd.
Creekside Middle - 1111 Nilles Rd.
Crossroads Middle - 255 Donald Drive
Freshman School - 8790 N. Gilmore Rd.
Academy - 211 Donald Dr.
High School - 8800 Holden Blvd.
Park close to the building for connectivity. Connect to network "students" and use password ffstudent20
Work Permit Information
Does your FCSD 14-17 year old need a work permit processed? Beginning Thursday, April 9 and every Thursday until further notice, you can drop off your permit application at Fairfield High School between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you are unavailable during these times, you may scan and email the application to [email protected]
Permits will be processed and available for pick up the following Thursday after drop off. A copy of the application is available on our website
Open Enrollment Application Information
Due to the school closure being extended, all 2020-2021 Open Enrollment applications will be accepted via an online form. The window will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
The link to access the online application form will be made available on May 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
All submitted applications will be date and time stamped automatically upon your submission. Please be aware that all fees (current and past) must be paid in full prior to your submission of an application for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the school building being closed, please pay fees using PaySchools. Renewal applicants are considered to be current open enrolled students who are asking to continue their enrollment.
This includes students who used “Relocation Open Enrollment” during the 2019-2020 school year. New applicants are considered to be any student who lives outside of the Fairfield City School district and who is not currently enrolled with Fairfield City Schools. Resident students moving out of the district during the open enrollment window, must email proof of residency and a change of address form to [email protected]
before a renewal open enrollment application can be accepted.
FOR QUESTIONS ON OPEN ENROLLMENT:
Email Angie Isgro, EMIS Specialist at [email protected]
Summer School Options
The district still plans to provide summer school options to students currently enrolled in grades K-5 and 9-12. This will likely have to be delivered in a virtual/remote format. The district will provide parents and students with more information once it is available.
A copy of this plan is available at the bottom of the page or by clicking here.
Our counseling staff has shared resources to help parents and students navigate this school closure. Links to downloadable copies are below.
We will update information as it becomes available.
COVID CareLine Launched to Provide Mental Heath Support to Ohioans
The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has launched a support phone line to help Ohioans who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohioans can call the COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The COVID CareLine will be staffed with trained and licensed staff from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and calls will be forwarded to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Unemployment Benefits Information
Utlities Disconnection Suspended
Utilities have suspended disconnection for families that may experience hardships during this time:
In addition to the support provided by the Butler County Public Health Agencies and the Butler County Emergency Management Agency, we also review the updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health. The Ohio Department of Health has also opened a call center to help with the COVID-19 Response: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH. Licensed nurses and infectious disease experts will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19. More information about the COVID-19 Disease can be found on their webpages:
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
- 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 to avoid contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
Hand Washing Expectations
The links below are of videos you can use to help reinforce the importance of proper handwashing and covering of coughs/sneezes with your children and others.
Videos for older and younger students:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coronavirus exactly? It is a new, previously unidentified virus, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Similar coronaviruses cause symptoms of a common cold or upper respiratory illness.
How does it spread? The exact method of contagion is not known at this time. It is known that it is spread from person to person from individuals experiencing fever and cough. Frequent hand washing is encouraged to limit exposure to this, as well as the flu virus.