Good evening. This is Quincey Gray, Superintendent of Greenfield Schools. This evening, I have many different pieces of information to share. As always, if you are unable to listen to this call or you want to review something later, you can always find this information on our district Facebook page and website. In addition, you can always reach out to us by phone or email.
First, just a reminder that we will be having our drive-thru student work drop-off during the week of May 4. You can access the schedule for the process on our district website and Facebook page. Two important pieces of information regarding the process - 1. When you are in the drive-thru line, we will provide you with a ziploc baggie with a label on it. Please write the name of your child and the building they attend on the label. If possible, please have a pen or marker with you. 2. If you are a high school family with an order from Jostens, you will need to come to the bus garage on May 5 or 6 between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00. During those days and hours, we will have a representative from Jostens present who will be able to handle your order without you leaving your vehicle. Again, if you have a Jostens order to pick up, please disregard the alphabetical schedule for the week.
We will be accepting preschool and kindergarten registration forms electronically beginning May 11 at 9:00AM. The form will be available on our district Facebook page and website. We would like to have all forms completed by 5:00PM on May 15. This is the only form that we need at this time. Other documents such as proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, etc. will be collected and copied at a later time. Please reach out to us if you need assistance with the form.
In order to meet expectations provided by the Ohio Department of Education, we will be continuing to provide instructional work for students after May 1. We will be maintaining the same types of activities that are currently in place for each grade level. Additional information including expectations and additional activities to choose from will be posted on our district Facebook page and website beginning on May 4 at 9:00AM. We will not be holding expectations for student work to continue until May 28, which is the last day of school based on our district calendar. Our plan is to end instructional activities during the week of May 18. A more detailed call regarding instruction, as well as, our grading policy for the fourth quarter will be made on Monday, May 4.
Later this week, we will be introducing an electronic version of our intra- and inter-district enrollment forms on our district Facebook page and website. If you need to complete and submit an open enrollment form, and you didn’t already submit a paper form, please plan to use the electronic version. If you have questions regarding the form, please just let us know.
This week as a district we are celebrating Read-at-Home Week. We would love to have you join us! Check out each daily activity on our district Facebook page. In addition, I will be hosting my monthly Coffee and Crumbs community discussion as a Facebook Live session this Friday, May 1, at 10:00AM. I hope that you will join in as I look forward to answering any questions that you might have.
The last item in this call pertains to our seniors and graduation. Today, Governor DeWine delivered a message about graduation ceremonies that is very different in nature compared to the expectation provided by the Ohio Department of Education on Thursday of last week. We will need to await further clarification in regards to what we are able to do as a public school district. As you can imagine, the discrepancy today has caused confusion and frustration not only for seniors and families, but also for our staff members. As a public school district, it is frustrating for our team members to be asked, whether in person or via social media posts, to break rules that were set by the Ohio Department of Education last week. Please know that we will do what we can while still following guidelines in order to make graduation as special as it can be. We have a wonderful team working on a virtual option that will allow for seniors to receive their diploma while in their cap and gown and walk down the marble staircase with family members present. If this option ends up still being the one we use, it will be the best that we can make it. We value your support as we continue to proceed through these uncharted waters in which everyday brings something new.
Take care and have a good evening!