June 22, 2020 Letter from Superintendent DiLoreto

Dear Jackson Local School District Families,

The well being of our students and staff at Jackson Local Schools always will be our greatest priority. Every decision we make regarding the Restart Jackson Plan for the 2020-21 school year is made with the health and safety of our students and staff first. We want to take this time to share with you some of the provisions we are making toward the start of the new school year.

The District continues to monitor the latest developments through the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control. While we await concrete guidance from the state of Ohio, our team continues to plan and prepare for multiple scenarios related to the restart of the school year so we will be ready to adjust based on the latest guidance from the governor’s office.

We will share with you the models we are looking at for a return to school. Those models are all students returning to school, E-Learning with virtual instruction, and a blended model that combines those two. These models are fluid and continue to evolve. Predicting the level of COVID-19 in our state and county by the first day of school (Aug. 17) is futile. However, we can look at trend data as Ohio’s economy continues to reopen. To that end, we just ask for patience as we allow these plans to evolve and take shape.

Input from our families and community stakeholders is very important. Please fill out this survey to help us shape our planning and modeling for the coming school year. That survey can be found by clicking here. Your feedback is a valuable part of our restart plan.

The Jackson Local School District will continue to communicate with you throughout the summer and we will work together during the school year to adapt to any challenges that arise. Please check the district’s Restart Jackson webpage for updates and the latest information. We advise everyone to stay connected to us via social media at our new Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your support and please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Sincerely,

DiLoreto Signature