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Update Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

DAN WHITE

Superintendent

Superintendent's Message

Update April 2, 2020

Before I start my update, I want to thank all of our Keystone family for the help you are providing to each other. We have staff distributing food, chromebooks, and packets. I’ve heard stories of parents working full time jobs while spending a lot of time helping their children get started with online classes. I’ve heard about Keystone staff and parents helping other parents and staff with technology issues or helping each other find answers to questions they have. We are all working together, which is what we need, to get through this pandemic. Thank you!

Now to the updates. In the next two weeks we have Good Friday and the Monday after Easter off. Because of this there will be no remote learning nor any other activities on those two days.

The week of Good Friday, next week, Monday April 6th to April 10th, we will do Packet Drop-off and Pick-up on Monday at the KES office. Grab and Go meals will be Monday, April 6th, and Thursday, April 9th. Even though we are off Good Friday you will still get 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches with milks per Keystone Student.

The week after Easter, Monday April 13th to the 17th, we will be off on Monday and there will be no remote learning nor any other activities that day. Packet Drop-off and Pick-up will move to  Tuesday, April 14th. Grab and Go Meals will also move to Tuesday, April 14th. You can also come on Thursday, April 16th. You will again get 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches with milk for each Keystone student even though there is no school on Monday.

All Grab and Go Meals and Packet Drop-off and Pick-up will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm there scheduled day.

If you are participating in the Grab and Go Meals, please sign up on our website so that we know how much food to order.

Today, many of you picked up Chromebooks to take home to your students. If you have any technology problems or questions, please contact Phil Lombardo for assistance. You can find his contact information, along with the contact information of others that can assist you, by going to our website and clicking on the Update Center and then click on “Important Contacts” to get phone numbers and emails of people that can help you.

Please keep the lines of communication open and contact us or me if there is anything we can do to help you. Enjoy the sunshine, stay safe and be well Keystone.


Update March 31, 2020

Good evening Keystone Family, this is superintendent Dan White calling with updates for you. Today was our first day with classroom remote learning. We hope everyone had a positive experience and a lot of success today. If you need assistance please visit our Update Center on our website, it has contact information to guide you.

We have distributed Google Chromebooks to students but have more we can provide. If you would like a Chromebook, please email or call Therese Jackson and let her know how many you need. Plan to come to the Keystone Elementary Office this Thursday, April 2, between 10:00am-12:00pm to pick up the Chromebooks.

For those of you that are completing packets. Please drop-off your completed packet on Monday, April 6th and pick up your new one on the same day. You will drop off and pick up your packets at the Keystone Elementary Office. This will occur between 10:00-12:00pm every Monday until we open again. If you have an extenuating circumstance and can’t make it, please contact Mrs. Therese Jackson at 440-355-2411.

Lastly, Governor DeWine announced today that schools will be shut down through May 1st. So we will be closed through May 1st.

Thank you, and as always keep the lines of communication open. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or concern. Have a great week everyone!


Update March 26, 2020

If you or your child has any questions regarding coursework, you can use Google Classroom to ask those questions, or you can email or call the teacher.  Our teacher’s email addresses are on our building website under the staff directory.

If you need technology support, you can contact Mr. Phil Lombardo using his contact information posted under Tech Support in our Update Center.

If these options do not work, you can contact me, and I will get you in touch with the right person.

Having said that, I have been getting emails with questions, so we will be posting to our website a Frequently Asked Questions page as a resource.

We want to keep the lines of communication open. If you have challenges or problems you need help to solve, please call or email us for assistance. We are in this together, and together, we will get through this. 


Update March 23, 2020

For this week, March 23-27, we are providing online extension and enrichment activities on our website. The Keystone Enrichment Websites cover grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and include five vetted activities per week.  We will be updating the site on a rolling basis and will provide students with educational games, podcasts, reading material, opportunities to explore, learn, see and write.  Please join us for our weekly updates! - You can access these extensions by visiting our Update Center on our website and clicking on Academic Resources, they are posted under Media Services.

Starting next week, March 30, our teachers will be starting their instruction via Google Classroom. If students forget their classroom codes, we will have them posted in our Update Center for you to access.

For students and guardians that completed our survey regarding the lack of internet or a device, we will be contacting you in the next couple of days regarding a specific learning plan for your child/children.

Third Quarter Grades will be posted in Powerschool. We will not be mailing home grade cards.

It is amazing to think how far we have come in combating the COVID-19 virus as a state and country in the past 10 days since we left for spring break. If you have problems or a situation in which you need assistance, please visit our Update Center. We have posted numerous links containing information on getting food, help with mental health services, and “How To” guides. As we work together to combat COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help with anything.  Thank you and have a good night!

Athletics Update

All sports practices and games are canceled until tentatively April 6th. This coincides with the Governor's directive.

No one is permitted at this time to use ANY Keystone facilities, including the gyms, weight room, etc.

We will provide additional information as we continue to receive information from the State and Federal Government.

We will continue to work closely with the Lorain County Public Health Department in regards to the Coronavirus. For any questions you have regarding the Coronavirus or any other sickness, you can visit their website at www.loraincountyhealth.com.

Thank you for your patience as we monitor this fluid, unprecedented, and rapidly evolving situation.