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March 20, 2020
Superintendent Lolli’s Friday Focus:
Good morning Fairborn families! Each Friday during our time
off, I will be writing to update our families and to provide updates and
information as it becomes available.
First, I want to make sure that we are taking care of each
other. This is a difficult time for each of us and I want to reassure our
families that we will work with you to make sure that we are doing everything
we can to support our students and community. If you do not have access to the
internet or access to a computer, please reach out to your child’s teacher and
communicate using social media, cell phones, and email. Teachers are working on a variety of methods
to provide academic instruction and will be sensitive to what is available in
each individual household. Our school district administrators are continuing to
brainstorm new methods to reach students during this time. We are extremely
impressed by many of our wonderful teachers, who are going above and beyond;
YouTube story times, Face book live sessions, and more. Thank you.
Secondly, the district continues to provide food at a
variety of locations throughout the Fairborn community. We will continue this
effort for the duration of school closure. Volunteers will be providing food at Fairborn
Primary School, Fairborn Intermediate School, Baker Middle School, and the
Fairborn YMCA on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am – noon. If you visit one
of these sights, please stay at least six feet apart from others visiting.
I want to thank our school district staff members who are at
the sites during these food distributions and I want to thank Faircreek Church
for providing numerous volunteers for each location. Additionally, our Food
Service Staff has gone above and beyond during this time of need; we are
extremely lucky and grateful for such dedication and competence. Thank you to
I-Supply for working with FCS to provide bags for the food distribution and
thank you to Fairborn Handyman ACE Hardware for allowing the district to borrow
crates to move food to different locations.
We are very thankful for our community organizations that
are supporting our efforts to feed children during this time.
Third, navigating the unknown can be very frustrating for all
of us. On our part, we will continue to provide information as we can and do our
best to provide educational supports for our families. Please be sure to
communicate via email and reach out to the district if we can provide
assistance or additional information. Again, as the weeks pass we will continue
to provide assistance and support to help navigate these uncertain times.
Some commonly asked questions:
Will FCS students be coming back to school?
Answer: At this time the district does not have information about school
closure after April 3, 2020. We will be following the Governor’s directives as
given, and have the health and safety of our students and staff as our top
priorities moving forward.
If I lack technology in my home, will my child
be penalized? Answer: No, our dedicated teaching staff is well aware that we
have homes without technology/wifi. Please feel free to message school district
social media or reach out to your child’s teacher to help with learning
accommodations. We are doing our best to be flexible and supportive. We also
hope that our families will answer the technology survey we have sent home via
the US Postal Service so that we can prepare for the days and months ahead.
What is happening with prom, the senior trip,
the BMS D.C. trip, graduation, Hall of Honor, and other end of year events?
Answer: At this time the district is taking this situation day-by-day and we
are not able to answer these questions at this time. FCS realizes that these meaningful events are
important to all of us and we will do our very best to communicate as more
information becomes available. The district will be following all Ohio
Department of Health and CDC guidance on COVID-19. We do not have any more
information regarding school events at this time.
Most importantly, please be sure to practice social
distancing, avoiding groups larger than ten people. Avoid touching your face at
all costs and do your best to stay at home if at all possible. Be sure to wash
your hands frequently and wipe down any commonly-touched surfaces. Additionally,
if you feel ill or are starting to experience any symptoms of flu, coronavirus,
strep throat, or more, please call your doctor’s office before visiting. We
must help our health professionals remain healthy and ensure our medical
offices have enough capacity moving forward.
Following the Ohio Department of Health directives will help
all of us to get through this together in a safe manner. Take care of your families and we will
continue to communicate with you every step of the way. Please keep all those
that are negatively impacted by this in your thoughts and prayers. We will
overcome this difficult time if we work together, follow proper procedures, and
commit to community.