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Responsible Restart 2020

Oct 9 Update

In-Person Classes Resume the Week of October 19th

STAGGERED-START SCHEDULE                                                                                 
In-person classes for kindergarten through ninth-graders on the "A Group" (green) schedule will begin in our blended learning model on Monday, October 19. All K-12 students on the "A Group" (green) schedule will attend on Tuesday, October 20.
 
In-person classes for kindergarten through ninth-graders on the "B Group" (blue) schedule will begin in our blended learning model on Thursday, October 22. All K-12 students on the "B Group" (blue) schedule will attend on Friday, October 23. 

Unless you requested your assigned scheduled to be changed, students with the last name beginning with A-J will attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and students with the last name beginning with K-Z will attend in-person on Thursdays and Fridays.




In the blended learning model (also referred to as a “hybrid” learning model), approximately half of our students (about 15 students per classroom) will attend school in-person two days per week and receive online instruction at home the other three days. Social distancing in schools will be increased to a minimum of six feet, and all students and staff are required to wear a mask when on school property, including when on school buses (unless they provide us with a written medical exemption).
 
An explanation of the District’s blended learning model can be found in our Responsible Restart 2020 Family Guide (located at right).
 
Daily Bell Schedule
Students will report to school on their regular schedule:
Groveport Madison H.S.                  7:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Middle Schools                                 8:10 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Elementary Schools                         9:00 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT MASTER CALENDAR
Regardless of whether your child is attending classes in the “Group A” (green) or “Group B” (blue) schedule, we will follow the District's master calendar posted on our website. Please make sure you're monitoring the calendar for important dates.
 
MEAL SERVICE
The Federal School Lunch Program will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students through December 31, 2020.
 
Meal Service During In-Person Instruction
When students attend in-person classes, they will get their meals through the lunch line. Assigned lunch periods and instructions for safely picking up and eating lunches will be communicated to students upon their return to in-person classes.
 
Remote Grab & Go Meal Service
For students enrolled in Cruiser Digital Academy and students who are taking the online portion of their classes for three days each week, breakfast and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in a Grab & Go format at the following locations:
Groveport Madison School Sites *
  • Asbury ES - 5127 Harbor Blvd., Cols.
  • Dunloe ES - 3200 Dunloe Rd., Cols.
  • Glendening ES - 4200 Glendening Dr., Groveport (serving Glendening ES & MS South)
  • Madison Elementary School - 4600 Madison School Dr., Cols.
  • Middle School Central - 751 Main St., Groveport (serving Groveport ES & MS Central)
  • Middle School North - 5474 Sedalia Dr., Cols. (serving Sedalia ES & MS North)
  • Groveport Madison H.S. – 4475 S. Hamilton Rd.
Mobile Neighborhood Locations *
  • Berwick Plaza - 2745 Winchester Pike, Cols.
  • Cruiser Park - 4677 Bixby Rd, Groveport
  • Elk Run Park – At the end of Hendron Rd., Groveport
  • Giant Eagle Shopping Center – 3841 S. Hamilton Rd., Cols.
  • Jerry Garver YMCA - 6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester
  • McFayden Park – corner of E. Howard Rd. & Jermoore Road, Obetz
  • Independence Park - 3065 Dewbourne Dr, Reynoldsburg
  • Spangler Park - 2748 Spangler Rd, Cols.
 
Evening Meal Service (NEW!) *
Free meals also will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Groveport Madison H.S., 4475 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport.
 
All Grab & Go Meals are served outside of the school building or the neighborhood location. Look for yellow “Grab & Go Meal” signs indicating the actual distribution location for the meals.
 
Each Monday, students will get two days of breakfast and lunch, and on Wednesdays, students will get three days of breakfast and lunch. On Friday evenings, students will get two days of breakfast and lunch.
 
Meal Payments
All meals are free through December 31, 2020, for anyone 18 or younger.
 
Applying for Free or Reduced-Price Meals
Even though meals are temporarily provided free of charge, parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to complete an online application for their child to be considered for Free or Reduced-Price Meals after December 31, 2020. Visit our Free or Reduced-Price Lunch webpage to apply online for free and reduced-price meal benefits.
 
BUS ROUTES/TRANSPORTATION
Groveport Madison Schools provides bus service to students living one mile or more from their assigned school. The District assigns centrally-located, regional bus stops to provide the most convenient access to the greatest number of students on each bus route.
 
Petermann Transportation, LLC. provides transportation bus services for the school district. Visit our GoCruisers website to view bus routes through the Versatrans eLink app.
 
Expect Bus Delays for the First Few Weeks
During the first few weeks of school, bus route pick-up and drop-off times will likely run late as we are verifying we have all of the students on their assigned school bus. You can use the Petermann BusTracker app to monitor your child’s bus location and expected pick-up/drop-off times.
 
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 7TH AND 12TH GRADERS
Just a reminder, a booster dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine is required before entry into the seventh grade, and incoming twelfth graders must have a second dose of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine before returning to school. If your child has not had these immunizations, please contact your healthcare provider or the Franklin County Public Health Department by visiting https://myfcph.org/health-wellness/shots/ or calling 614-525-3719.
  
MAKE SURE YOUR INFORMATION AND FORMS ARE UP-TO-DATE IN FINALFORMS
We know you want to be kept informed of anything that might impact your family during this challenging time. We have several tools to accomplish this task, but they're useless if your contact information isn't current. Make sure you check your FinalForms account regularly to verify and update your contact information.
 
KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE WHILE HOLDING IN-PERSON CLASSES
The safety of our students and staff is our greatest concern, never more so than when we're all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The District is working closely with Franklin County Public Health officials, and we have numerous health and safety protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while students are in schools or participating in activities.
We all have a role to play in keeping one another safe from COVID-19. If you haven’t already done so, please carefully review our Responsible Restart 2020 Parent Guide, found on our GoCruisers website. The Parent Guide will provide you with specific instructions you and your child need to follow when returning to in-person classes. The guide also explains what we are doing to maintain a healthy and safe teaching and learning environment in all of our schools.

Thank you for your continued support of Groveport Madison Schools. Should you have questions, feel free to contact your child’s principal or email us at [email protected].
 
Respectfully,

Garilee Ogden
Superintendent

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