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A Message From the Superintendent Scott Gates

Dear Ross Students and Families,

On Monday, April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine officially closed Ohio public schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Sending this letter on behalf of the Ross Local School District is sobering for our staff, our students and our families.  If there’s one thing I have learned in almost four years as Superintendent, the Ross Local Schools are a wonderful place to be and we will miss each other.

With this information in hand, our district will develop plans for the remainder of the school year as well as begin planning for 2020-2021.  Our District Leadership Team will be meeting soon to discuss a whole host of items including distance learning, meal distribution, time for students to pick up items left in the buildings, and rescheduling activities such as prom, graduation, and other student recognition events. 

News of the closure may be emotional for many of our students since they thrive in their school environment, including the structures and the connections they make with their peers and the adults in their lives. Some students will miss athletics, plays, field trips, science experiments, music programs, etc.  Some of our students will miss the smiles and heart-felt interactions with their friends, teachers, and coaches. The staff of the Ross Local School District is here for you to support conversations about this closure as well as your child’s emotional and mental well-being so please contact us if you need assistance.  Please contact us as we can lend a listening ear to your concerns and challenges.  

 

Ross Local School District Closure Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Ross Local School District 
School Closure FAQs 

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Ross Local Schools Extended School Closure Scott Gates

Dear Ross Local School District Parents and Guardians:

On March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to be closed to students through Friday, May 1, 2020 due to the coronavirus health crisis. At this time school will resume on Monday, May 4, 2020.

We know the Governor’s order to close school for an additional month presents a challenge to our families. Our district is working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s education and well-being.

What does this mean for our students?

Although our school buildings are to remain closed, remote learning will continue through May 1, 2020. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, provide student services and resources to the best of our ability, and distribute free meals to our students.

The district will continue to provide students in need with two week’s (equal to ten school days) worth of meals through this extended closure (breakfast and lunch). This will occur April 7th and April 21st from 3pm-7pm at the Event Entrance to Ross High School. 

Questions?

We will be publishing and distributing an FAQ document tomorrow (March 31st) that will hopefully answer many of the questions you may have about how the next month will look for your student(s). Please check the website referenced below as well as Final Forms for this information. 

We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. There will be bumps along the way, but your child’s teachers, counselors, building principals, and our support staff are here to work with our families to support you and your children.

RAMM PANTRY NEEDS RAMM Pantry Needs

Due to the large March demand, the RAMM pantry needs the following:

MOST CRITICAL NEEDS:
spaghetti sauce
chicken noodle soup
jelly
canned sliced carrots
canned mixed vegetables
breakfast cereal
toothpaste
beef stew
canned chicken
chili

OTHER ITEMS IN SHORT SUPPLY:
kidney beans
spinach
sweet potatoes
canned fruit
instant mashed potatoes
shampoo
baked beans

Items may be dropped off at the Venice Presbyterian Church Annex, 4238 Layhigh Rd (738-1317) 9:00AM to 1:00PM, Monday through Friday, or please contact Greg Young at 513-212-7950 to make drop off or delivery arrangements. Thank you!

An Update from Mr. Martin
Chromebook Troubleshooting for Students and Families Chromebook Troubleshooting
Regarding Chromebook Issues

Ross Local Schools Letterhead

March 19, 2020

Parents and Ross Community,

Thank you for your support and patience as we maneuver through these unprecedented times. Ongoing changes to the Coronavirus situation require continual adjustments and modifications to district plans.

The CDC and White House has put in place guidelines that recommend no nonessential travel outside the home; additional guidance limits gatherings of ten or more people. As a result, Ross Local School District buildings and campuses have been closed.

An Update from Mrs. Doblinger
A message from Mr. Martin and Mrs. Doblinger

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#GoRams #AllHail #RossBetterTogether

Important Information About Instruction During Closure Instruction

Dear Ross Families,

The Ross Local School District holds as a priority both our students’ physical well-being as well as their academic well-being.  In Governor DeWine’s decision to close Ohio’s school districts to protect public health, we will strive to ensure that students’ academic needs are met.

In order to support and sustain learning through this closure, all students will be provided with opportunities to engage with learning activities at home that review, extend, and reinforce content. 

Learning activities will begin on Wednesday, March 18th and continue through Friday, March 27th.  The third week of the current closure is spring break; no new learning will be posted during this week. If the closure continues beyond the current 3 week period, we will send out additional information regarding learning activities.

In kindergarten through 4th grade, lessons and activities will be posted on Elda’s or Morgan’s media webpage, which is accessed through the rossrams.com website. In 5th through 12th grades, lessons and activities will be available via Schoology. 

Governor DeWine has charged Ohio’s school districts to, “...do everything in our power to keep education going.” Ross Local Schools are committed to providing learning opportunities to our students.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s building administrator or Becky Tompkins, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Thank you,

Becky Tompkins

 

COVID-19 Update

Ross Local School District
COVID-19 Update
March 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. In our response to COVID-19, we must depend on the knowledge of the Butler County Board of Health, Ohio Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control as well as our elected officials. On March 12, Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state is closing all K-12 schools at this time for a 3 week period starting Monday, March 16th. Per the governor's order the situation will be re-evaluated after 3 weeks to determine if it’s safe to go back.