COVID-19 Information

Update: November 23, 2020

Good evening.  


Tomorrow, November 24, students will be bringing home an important letter that designates the two days during the week when they will attend school physically if we have to make a change to a hybrid model of instruction.  You will recall that the hybrid model involves students attending school physically two days per week and learning remotely three days per week.  We are sharing the information with you so that you can make preparations in case we would need to make a change to our instructional model.  It is NOT our plan to make a change at this time.  We will remain open on a regular schedule as long as it is safe for students and staff.  Our schools not only provide academic instruction, but they also provide meals, structure, social interaction, and emotional support for students.  This is a critical time though, and what happens outside of school will directly impact our ability to stay open and on a regular schedule.  Our Covid positive case numbers and quarantine numbers in the district still look very good, but that is not the case in many areas.  We must keep working together to stop the spread! 


We are fortunate at this time to still have winter sports occurring.  If you attend as a student-athlete’s family member, remember to follow the protocols that we have in place.  If you are unable to attend due to the required limited capacity, we do still plan to offer live streaming for some of our events. Currently, we are planning to live stream all home high school girls and boys basketball games and plan to add more events when we are able.  Our district is so thankful to the team of people who have taken on the task to ensure that people have the ability to see some of our student events. 


If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your child’s school office during regular hours.  Thanksgiving break will begin at the end of the school day tomorrow, November 24.  Students will return to school on Monday, November 30.  I would like to wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving.  Have a good evening!   


Quincey Gray
Superintendent

Update: November 10, 2020

Good afternoon. 
There is one positive Covid-19 case that has occurred in our district.  This particular case involves a district-level staff member, and there are no school close contacts.  We are required to notify all families in the district when we have a district-level staff member test positive and all families in a building when we have a staff or student case specific to one building.  Remember that you can track all current cases, the number of those recovered, and the number of those in quarantine on our Covid-19 tracker under the tab titled “Our District” on our website.    
Please continue to be vigilant about Covid-19 symptoms.  A list of symptoms can be found on the CDC website.  If you or your child experience symptoms, please contact your primary healthcare provider.  Also, remember that the actions that people take outside of school can have a direct impact on what occurs on our campuses.  It is important to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, and remain home if you are ill or under quarantine.  These actions are even more important as we have reached the start of the winter athletic season.  After participating in a phone conference with district leaders from across the state and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted yesterday, we now know that if the number of Covid-19 cases in Ohio does not decrease in the next month, our winter athletic season and other activities could be jeopardized.  We are excited to be able to hold student activities currently and to be able to maintain a regular schedule, and we would hate to see that opportunity taken away.  Please join us in doing everything that can be done to slow, or even better, stop the spread of Covid-19.
Thank you and have a good evening!       
Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: November 8, 2020

Good afternoon. 

I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and has been able to enjoy the beautiful weather.  I am calling to let you know of two positive Covid-19 cases that have occurred in our district.  Both are cases involving district staff members, and there are no school close contacts.  It is important though to remember that in school and sports settings it is difficult to always know where close contacts have occurred.  Please continue to be vigilant about Covid-19 symptoms.  A list of symptoms can be found on the CDC website.  If you or your child experience symptoms, please contact your primary healthcare provider.  Also, remember that the actions that people take outside of school can have a direct impact on what occurs on our campuses.  It is important to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, and remain home if you are ill or under quarantine.    

Thank you to everyone who participated in parent-teacher conferences last week.  If you were unable to communicate with your child’s teacher(s) last week, please contact the school where your child attends to set up a phone, email, or virtual conference.  

This week we will miss the Veterans Day programs that our buildings typically hold, but we want to keep our veterans safe.  Our staff members and students will be doing a variety of activities this week in order to continue learning about the sacrifices our veterans have made.  We will be showing our respect and appreciation as always, but it will just have to look a little different this year.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us during regular school hours.  Thank you and have a good evening! 

Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: October 16, 2020

Good afternoon. The varsity football game scheduled for this evening, October 16, has been cancelled.  This decision was not made because of something regarding our own football program and has no impact on future games or events for other sports.  Please know that we are continuing to monitor our own athletic programs to ensure that health and safety of students and staff remain the top priority.
If you would like to check the number of Covid-19 positive cases and the number of students and staff quarantined in our district, you can visit the Covid-19 District Tracker on our website.  It is located under the tab titled “Our District”.  Two important notes about the tracker - 1. Students and staff can be quarantined because of situations outside of our school district.  2. Quarantined people are those who are seemingly healthy, but were potentially exposed to the virus.  Being quarantined DOES NOT mean that the person has tested positive for Covid-19. 
Finally, please take a moment to sign into your parent account on FinalForms and complete the new technology survey for all of your students in grades K-12.  This survey is a short two-question survey and will take only a moment to complete.  If you have a high school student, the answer to question number one will always be NO as they already have a Chromebook assigned to them.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at your convenience.  Thank you and have a good weekend! 
Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: October 15, 2020

Good afternoon. We are calling to let you know of a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) exposure that occurred in Greenfield Elementary School during the week of October 5.  The Highland County Health Department will be contacting anyone who was in close contact with the sick individual and placing those individuals into quarantine.  In this particular case, no students were exposed, and therefore will not be quarantined.  Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a sick person for at least 15 minutes while the sick person is infectious.  People can be infectious with COVID-19 up to 48 hours prior to having symptoms. 

It is difficult in school and sports settings to always know where close contacts have occurred, so as required for Ohio school districts, we are notifying all of our Greenfield Elementary School families. Students and parents are being asked to watch for symptoms of illness.  If your student experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider or your local health department for more information.  
Please contact the Greenfield Elementary School office or the Highland County Health Department with any questions.
Thank you.

Update: October 13, 2020

Good afternoon. 


This update is to let you know about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) exposure that has occurred in the following buildings - Greenfield Elementary School (one staff case), Greenfield Middle School (one student case), McClain High School (one student case) - all of which occurred during the week of October 5, 2020 and the Greenfield main campus (one staff case) during the week of October 12, 2020.  The Highland County Health Department will be contacting anyone who was in close contact with the sick individuals and placing those individuals into quarantine.  Close contact is defined as being within 6 ft. of a sick person for at least 15 minutes while the sick person is infectious.  People can be infectious with COVID-19 up to 48 hours prior to having symptoms. 

It is difficult in school and sports settings to always know where close contacts have occurred, so as required for Ohio school districts, we are notifying all of our school families. Students and parents are being asked to watch for symptoms of illness.  If your student experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider or your local health department for more information.  
Please contact your child’s school office or the Highland County Health Department with any questions.  Again, remember that you will be contacted if your child is a close contact.  There is no need to reach out to the health department as they will notify you as soon as they are able to do so.  Thank you and have a good evening.

Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: October 9, 2020

Good evening.  
The question has been asked a few times this week about whether our district is remaining on a regular schedule with students attending five days per week.  The answer is yes, our schedule is not changing at this time.  I am sure that many of you are aware of other schools and districts having to make changes to their schedules, and we are thankful that we do not have to change at this point.  It is critically important that everyone follows the safety protocols that are in place.  There has been an increase in community spread, specifically in areas nearby.  
Beginning Saturday, October 10, students in grades K-12 riding in a district-owned vehicle, such as a bus or van, will be required to wear a face covering on the vehicle no matter how far apart they are seated.  Due to the increase in cases, colder temperatures with fewer opportunities for maximum ventilation, and being in a confined space, we feel that this is the best choice at the present time.  Students riding in vehicles will still receive time for face covering breaks as they do in the school buildings.  Our students have become very used to wearing face coverings, and we don’t see that this will cause much of a concern for any of them.  Please help us in supporting the expectation.  We want to remain on a regular schedule and continue to have extracurricular activities.  The only way we can do that is to keep working together.  
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your child’s school office during regular hours. Thank you and have a good weekend!   
Quincey Gray, Superintendent 

Update: October 5, 2020

Good evening.  This is Quincey Gray, Superintendent of Greenfield Schools.  If you are unable to listen to this call, please review the information on either our district website or Facebook page as this message includes very important updates.

As we have now entered into the month of October, I wanted to take some time to review some important items that we need to keep focused on as we work together to stay on a positive path this school year.  
  1. If your child is ill, please keep them home.  Remember that students with a non-Covid illness cannot return to school until they are fever-free without medication for 72 hours.

  2. If your child is quarantined because of exposure to Covid-19 or isolated because they have tested positive, please make sure that your child follows the designated guidelines set by the health department.  

  3. Any student who has been tested for Covid-19 and is awaiting results should not be attending school.  A medical provider can give you a written excuse for your child to be out of school while waiting on results.

  4. Encourage your child to follow safety protocols outside of the school day.  Staying distanced, wearing a face covering, and washing or sanitizing your hands regularly can make a big difference!

  5. Finally, even though we have disposable masks to provide, many students prefer to wear their own face covering.  It is important though that face coverings are washed regularly in order for them to be sanitary.

Our students continue to do an outstanding job of following protocols in our school buildings.  What happens outside of our buildings can have a direct impact on all of us though.  Anything that you can do as a family to implement safe, healthy choices helps us all!  Our goal is to remain open with face-to-face instruction and all students on a regular schedule.  

Please remember that our district playgrounds close at dark.  For everyone’s safety, no one should be accessing the playgrounds when it is dark outside.  We appreciate your help with making sure that equipment is used properly and that the areas are kept clean.  

If you have a child under the age of five, I would encourage you to sign them up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  Children in the program receive a free book each month in the mail until they turn five.  You can register for the program on the website, which is ohioimaginationlibrary.org.   

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us during regular hours.  Thank you and have a good evening.  

Update: September 26, 2020

Good afternoon. I am calling to let you know of a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) exposure that occurred in the Greenfield Middle School on Monday, September 21.  The Highland County Health Department will be contacting anyone who was in close contact with the sick individual and placing those individuals into quarantine.  Close contact is defined as being within 6 ft. of a sick person for at least 15 minutes while the sick person is infectious.  People can be infectious with COVID-19 up to 48 hours prior to having symptoms. 

It is difficult in school and sports settings to always know where close contacts have occurred, so as required for Ohio school districts, we are notifying all of our middle school families. Students and parents are being asked to watch for symptoms of illness.  If your student experiences any symptoms of COVID-19 between now and October 5, please contact your primary care provider or your local health department for more information.  
Symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Please contact the Greenfield Middle School office or the Highland County Health Department with any questions. Thank you. 

Update: May 20, 2020

Good evening.  This is Quincey Gray, Superintendent of Greenfield Schools. 

  • During this week, we are wrapping up student work/school item collection and pick-up of student personal items.  If you are unable to have work submitted or items picked up according to the schedule for your child’s building, please make sure to communicate with your child’s teacher(s) or principal. 

  • We will not be distributing food on Friday, May 29.  Instead, the Friday meal and the weekend blessing bag will be provided to students during food distribution on Tuesday, May 26.  This means that our last two days for food distribution will be Friday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 26.  Community Action will be providing a summer food program on our main campus, but we have not received the start date yet.  The structure of the program may be different this year, and it could resemble a curbside service with fewer distribution days.  We will communicate information as soon as it is available. 

  • Please be sure to respond to the technology-based questions that your child’s homeroom or academy teacher has asked.  One question is in regards to your internet accessibility and the other is in regards to your family’s access to an electronic device.  We have been asked as a district to submit this information, but also it is helpful for us to have it as we plan for next school year. 

  • All report cards will be mailed to families between June 1 and 5.  

  • Our playgrounds and basketball courts continue to be closed at this time.  We will notify families when they are reopened.   

  • We have not received any official guidance on what the start of next school year will look like.  Although there is a draft plan that has been shared in some news articles, please know that there have been no decisions made.  We will communicate with you as soon as information is available.  It is important that if you have a change in phone number over the summer, that you communicate the change to us so that you will receive any information that we share regarding next school year.  

  • Tonight, as previously scheduled, we will be turning on our field lights in honor of the Class of 2020.  However, we are going to turn on the lights earlier at 8:00PM to coincide with the community vigil that is being held at the Greenfield Church of Christ for senior student, Madison Bell.  Our thoughts are with Madison’s family and friends during this very difficult time, and we are hopeful that Madison’s safe return home will occur very soon.  

     

    Thank you and have a good evening.       


Update: May 13, 2020

Good evening.  This is Quincey Gray, Superintendent of Greenfield Schools.  I have just a few updates for this evening. 

  • Principals will be communicating plans for pick-up of student personal items and drop-off of any school items/student work using school messenger and social media if they have not done so already.  Because each of the buildings have different enrollments and layouts, schedules will be different.  I will not be reading through the schedule for each building so as not to cause confusion, but you will be able to find the schedules on our district Facebook page and on our website in the COVID-19 information section.

  • Our band room will be open on May 19 and 20 from 10:00 until noon and May 21 and 22 from 4:00 until 6:00 for any parent or guardian that needs to return their child’s school owned instrument, symphonic band books, or 8th grade band books.  You can also pick up any items at this time as well.  If the scheduled times do not work for you, please contact Miss Weddington.

  • An interest form for Tigerette and Cheerleading tryouts is now available on the website for anyone going into grades 7-12. Please fill out the form by Friday, May 15th. If trying out for cheer, make sure you indicate what squad and season you are interested in. An email will be sent containing the tryout information to those signed up as interested. You may also Contact Tati Weaks and Vanessa Penwell if you have questions. 

  • Please remember that although there continues to be a lot of information circulating about what next school year will look like, there have been no final decisions made at the state level. We certainly will communicate with you as we begin to gain information and make plans.  Be on the lookout for a parent survey coming in the next couple of weeks on our website and Facebook page.  We will be seeking information regarding internet connectivity and electronic devices that our families have available.  Again, no final decisions have been made, but as a district, we want to be prepared to have the information that we need to make decisions that will best support our students and families.


If you have questions regarding any of these items, or any other questions, please contact us at any time.  Thank you and have a good evening. 


Update: May 4, 2020

Good morning.  This is Quincey Gray, Superintendent of Greenfield Schools.  I hope all of you are doing well. 


Today we begin the drop-off for student work from 3:00 until 7:00 at the bus garage.  Drop-off runs through Thursday.  You can access the daily alphabetic schedule on our website, but again if you aren’t able to come on your scheduled day, coming on a different day is okay.  Also, those with Jostens orders will need to come on May 5 or 6 from 3:00 until 5:00.  The work that should be submitted includes the original instructional packets that students received and the work completed from April 15 through May 1, which would be the instructional logs for elementary students and projects completed by middle or high school students that were not submitted electronically.  


For the last segment of student work, we will be continuing with the same types of activities we have been doing.  There is a new log for elementary students on the website that runs through May 18, and there have been additional reading and math activities posted.  There have also been additional project activities posted for grades 6-12.  Except for grades 9-12, this last segment of work will be collected sometime between May 19-22 when principals will also be having you come to pick up any of your child’s personal belongings and/or return school items such as chromebooks, textbooks, or library books.  Work from students in grades 9-11 will be due electronically on May 22.  Work from seniors will be due electronically on May 15. 


Today on our website you can also find the map of the area and traffic pattern for student work drop-off, our district grading policy for the 2019-2020 fourth quarter, and intra- and inter-district open enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you already completed an open enrollment form prior to the school closure, you do not need to complete another one.  Also, just a reminder, the registration form for kindergarten and preschool will become available the morning of May 11.  Remember that we are always happy to help if you have any questions.  Thank you and have a good day. 


Update: April 28, 2020

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!  


Update: April 22, 2020

Good evening.  I hope that all of you are doing well.  I can speak for all of our staff members when I say that we are very sad to know that students will not be returning to school this year.  I wanted to share some information with you as we move into our next phase of the school year.  As always, if 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.


We will be holding a drop-off for the original instructional packets that were provided in March, as well as, the additional work that was provided and is due May 4.  It is important to make sure that your child is completing the work assigned.  As a school district, we have an expectation from the Ohio Department of Education to continue student learning in order to be able to count the days we are off school toward the required number of instructional hours we must have each school year.  The days that we are off school are not recognized as calamity days by the Ohio Department of Education.  The instructional activities for students can be found in the Home Learning Section on our district website at https://www.greenfield.k12.oh.us/.  


The drop-off schedule for students’ work will be May 4-May 7 from 3:00-7:00PM each day.  Drop-off will occur as a drive-thru method in which you will pull through the bus garage to provide us with the work.  Family members will not need to leave their vehicles.  We are designating days for drop-off by the first letter of the parent’s or guardian’s last name.  With multiple children in a family, and because sometimes with a blended family children may have different last names, this was the easiest way to try to make sure that parents and guardians only have to make one trip.  The schedule is as follows:


May 4 - A-E

May 5 - F-J

May 6 - K-P

May 7 - S-Z


Senior parents - Please take note that we are currently working with Jostens to make it possible for you to pick up any graduation items that you ordered at the same time.  Most likely we will have to designate two specific evenings for you to choose from in lieu of following the alphabetical schedule.  We will let you know as soon as we have this information confirmed.  


We are flexible and understand that some of you might not be able to come on your scheduled evening.  That is okay!  Having a schedule will support us in maintaining control of traffic.  Also, it is okay to send your child’s work with someone else.  Please make sure though that the person knows your child’s first and last name, as well as, grade level.  Finally, when you come to the drop-off, you will be traveling down McClain Avenue from Sixth Street to enter the bus garage.  That section of street will be functioning as one-way during that time.  For those who might not be as familiar with the area, we will provide a map of the bus garage area on our website and Facebook page in the near future.

 

A couple of other quick items for this evening - 

  • We are currently working on our graduation plan.  Our graduation is still scheduled for May 22.

  • We are awaiting further guidelines in order to finalize a schedule for students to pick up personal items and/or return school items.  We will communicate the schedule to you as soon as possible.

  • This week we are planning for kindergarten and preschool registration.  These two events will of course look different.  We will also communicate that information to you as soon as possible.

  • We will be communicating information to you on the expectations for student work during the days of May 4 through May 29.  That information will be released at the beginning of next week.  

  • Finally, food distribution will continue every Tuesday and Friday through May 29

As always, if you have questions, please reach out to us!  We are happy to help in any way we can.  Take care, and have a good evening. 

Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: April 6, 2020

Good evening.  I wanted to share a few updates with our families this evening.  This information can also be found on our Facebook page.

Food distribution will take place tomorrow and Friday this week, and will continue on the same schedule through May 1.  Our goal is to continue the program unless there is an additional order from Governor DeWine that would lead us to discontinuing it, or unless it would become unsafe for our staff and families.  You can still sign up if you have not already done so. Please be sure to use the Google form that can be found on our website to sign up and to cancel your meals if you would like to discontinue participation.  It is helpful for us to know the number of meals needed so that we don’t end up with too much or not enough food.  

As mentioned in a previous all-call, from April 6 through April 8, students can continue working on assignments that they received in their instructional packets.  We will still observe spring break from April 9 through April 14, when it comes to the aspect of student work. To ensure the safety of our families and staff, we will not be doing another paper packet pick-up.  On April 15, learning project and activity choices will be posted in the Home Learning section on our website, as well as, on our district Facebook page. The activities and projects have been designed by our teachers, and we are hopeful that they will be low stress for families while still providing engaging learning opportunities for students.  In addition, the majority of activity choices will require no internet as we understand that not all families have internet capability or appropriate devices. Remember that if you or your child have questions at any time, teachers can always be reached by email using the following format - first name.last [email protected] Middle school and high school students should be checking their email regularly if able, as teachers are using email to stay in touch with students.  

Any work completed by students will not be due until May 4.  As a district, we are functioning under the idea that we will return to school on that day whether we suspect that will or won’t happen.  Although we are discussing and planning for if we do not return to school in May, we do not want to cause confusion at this point by sharing that information.  One of the topics that often comes up is grades. We want to see all students completing the work that is being provided for the purpose of continuing their learning as best as possible.  When we have a definitive decision about school resuming on May 4, we will have a final decision regarding grades that we will share with students and families.   

Preschool and kindergarten registration will be held at a later date.  We will wait until it is safe to reschedule them and will be sure to notify everyone in advance. 

This item is specifically for third grade parents.  If your child had not met the third grade reading guarantee prior to March 13, you will be receiving a letter detailing the change in legislation that has occurred based on the current situation.  This letter will detail how your child will be moving on to fourth grade with continued reading intervention support. If you have questions regarding the letter or any information pertaining to the third grade guarantee, please contact your child’s principal. 

This week is Wellness Week!  Check out our district Facebook page for ideas on how we can all stay mentally healthy during this difficult time.  The information that we share this week can be beneficial for people of any age. 

Finally, if at any point you have questions or concerns, please call and leave a message, send an email, or send a message via the district Facebook page.  All administrators can access voicemail from their email accounts. We are happy to help in any way that we can! 

There will not be another all-call until the morning of April 15 when the next set of learning activities are released unless there is an urgent matter that needs to be shared.  We wish all of our families good health and safety. Our staff misses the students, and we look forward to seeing them again soon! Thank you. Have a good evening. 

Quincey Gray, Superintendent

Update: March 31, 2020

Good evening.  I wanted to share a few updates with our families this evening.  This information can also be found on our district Facebook page.

  • Based on the new order from Governor DeWine, school will continue to be out of session through May 1.  Students are scheduled to return at this point on May 4.

  • Our food distribution program will continue to operate every Tuesday and Friday through the month of April.  Our goal is to continue the program unless there is an additional order from Governor DeWine that would lead us to discontinuing it, or unless it would become unsafe for our staff and families.  You can still sign up if you have not already done so. Please be sure to use the Google form that can be found on our website to sign up and to cancel your meals if you would like to discontinue participation.  We will plan to reshare the form on our Facebook page for easy access. It is helpful for us to know the number of meals needed so that we don’t end up with too much or not enough food. 

  • From April 6 through April 8, students can continue working on assignments that they received in their instructional packets.  We will still observe spring break from April 9 through April 14, when it comes to the aspect of student work. To ensure the safety of our families and staff, we will not be doing another paper packet pick-up.  Future academic activities will be shared via our website, or for students with IEPs, may be mailed to the home. Please understand that does not mean that activities will be necessarily dependent on having internet service.  We understand that not all of you have internet capability or appropriate devices. We are working on developing academic activities for students that will support review and practice, as well as, provide the opportunity for completing engaging project-based and interactive activities that we are hopeful will be less stressful for families.  Remember that if students have questions about their current assignments, they can reach their teacher by email using the format provided in the Home Learning Plan.   

  • Per the Ohio High School Athletics Association, spring sports are on a delayed schedule coinciding with the students returning to school. 

  • At this time, prom, baccalaureate, and graduation have been postponed and not cancelled. 

  • For those students and families involved in the trips to Washington DC and Disney World, you should have already been notified regarding our alternative plans.  For those students and families involved in the trip to Costa Rica this summer, you will be receiving an update soon. 

  • If at any point you have questions, please call and leave a message.  All administrators can access their voice mail from their email accounts even when not on campus.  We are happy to help in any way that we can.

  • Don’t forget that it’s Virtual Spirit Week!  It has been fun to see so many people participating.  For each day that you participate, you win a spot in a drawing for an Amazon gift card that will be mailed to your home.  

  • Also, we are proud to be highlighting our seniors on the McClain High School social media pages and our district Facebook page.  Be sure to check it out


Have a good evening.  Take care and stay safe!

Quincey Gray, Superintendent 


Update: March 28, 2020

Good morning. I hope that all of you are doing well. Our district has a few updates for our families this morning.

  • If you participate in our food distribution program, remember that the distribution days for this week are Tuesday, March 31 and Friday, April 3.  We are so appreciative of the cooperation and kindness we have experienced while distributing food. You can still sign up for the program if you have not already.  Also, if you are signed up and no longer want to participate, you can remove yourself from the list using the Google form on which you signed up. It helps us to know how many meals to prepare when we have accurate numbers.  Thank you so much again for your cooperation!

  • Next week, we are having a virtual spirit week!  Directions will be posted daily on our social media accounts.  We would love for you to join in so that we can all connect virtually with one another!

  • New legislation has been passed to address state testing, attendance, graduation, and a variety of other education related topics.  We are waiting on additional guidance from the Ohio Department of Education before we react. Please know that when we have more details, we will reach out with next steps and additional information.  What will be required of students in regards to work completion is still very much an unknown. It is important for students to continue working on the assignments and activities that have been provided. In addition to the work packets, several middle and high school teachers are continuing to utilize email and Google classroom to communicate with students. If your child has access to the internet, please ask them to check their school email and Google classroom daily. If you or your child would have questions about any of the work, please follow the directions in the Home Learning Guidelines to contact a teacher by email.  Our staff is very willing to help in any way possible!

I am speaking for the whole district, when I say that we miss our students very much!  The most important thing right now though is for everyone to stay safe and healthy. Please take care, and hopefully we will all see each other virtually during spirit week next week.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Quincey Gray, Superintendent 

Update: March 22, 2020

 From Superintendent, Quincey Gray: 
In following the executive order set forth by Governor DeWine this afternoon, after 11:59PM on March 23, all of our playgrounds will be closed.  

We will be continuing our food distribution program, but we will only be distributing food on the following four days over the next two weeks - Monday, March 23, Friday, March 27, Tuesday, March 31, and Friday, April 3.  Children will still receive the same number of meals. They will just receive more food at one time. Doing this will allow us to continue supporting our families while also reducing the amount of contact made between people.  All distribution sites will be operating in a “drive-thru” style in which families remain in their cars. 


As we receive more information, we will share it with you as soon as possible.  I can speak for the whole district, when I say that we miss our students and hope they are doing well!  We wish for all of our students and families to stay healthy.
Thank you and have a good evening. 

Update: March 20, 2020

 The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, at 7:00PM will be streamed live on our district website.  On Monday, there will be a link on the website that you can click in order to view the meeting. Previously we had planned to recognize our playground volunteers and sponsors, as well as, a group of student athletes during the meeting.  We are unable to do that at this time, so we will plan on doing that during the April meeting at this point.   

The following statement comes on behalf of the Highland County Health Department and our district.  

The Highland County Health Department has received the lab testing results from our local student who was being tested for COVID-19.  The results of the test were negative. All students, staff, and other close contacts are being contacted by phone to be released from quarantine. 

On behalf of the Highland County Health Department and Greenfield Exempted Village School District, we want to thank you for your patience during this process.  Over 200 people were contacted during this process, and the community has been overwhelmingly kind, understanding, and supportive.

We continue to stress the importance of good, frequent hand washing, staying home if you are sick, keeping away from others who are sick, and practicing social distancing.  Playgrounds and basketball courts are still open at this time, but please remember to follow these important recommendations.  

Thank you and have a good evening. 

Quincey Gray, Superintendent 


Update: March 18, 2020

The following statement is from the Highland County Health Department. 

The Highland County Health Department was informed this afternoon that the pending test results for our local student have been delayed due to the number of other tests that the lab is conducting.  The lab now hopes to have results available by the end of the week.

This delay is frustrating for all of us.  I would encourage you to be kind to each other, to support our local agencies that are preparing for this pandemic, and be patient with this process. 

I also want to clarify something that there have been several questions about.  When we have a potential COVID-19 case, only the immediate close contacts of that case are placed under quarantine.  Parents of a student who has been placed in quarantine are not under any restrictions. In other words, contacts of a contact are not considered to be exposed.

As soon as test results are available, we will send out another call.  Neither the health department, the Greenfield Exempted Village School District, or any other officials are able to provide any updates to individuals.  Please do not call these offices asking about lab results as these calls prevent them from being able to do other important work for our community. Thank you.  

This concludes the statement from the health department.  Please remember that instructional packets are available beginning tomorrow, March 19.  See our COVID-19 Information section on the district website for details.

Thank you and have a good evening.

Quincey Gray, Superintendent 


Update: March 17, 2020

Today was the first day of our food distribution program, and we are very happy with how smoothly things went.  Thank you to those who participated for your cooperation.

We are going to make a few adjustments to the program at this time.

  1. We received approval from the Ohio Department of Education to be able to supply children with two lunches and two breakfasts at a time, so beginning immediately, we will change our distribution days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.

  2. It is important that if you have signed up for meals, that you pick them up.  Unfortunately, we had meals today that were not picked up. If you are no longer interested in participating, you can go to the link for the Google form again and cancel your meals.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation. We want to make sure that we are prepared and have the number of meals that are needed.

  3. Because of the low turnout in two locations, we are eliminating Joey’s Pizza and Greenfield Grain and Hay as distribution sites.  If you were scheduled to pick food up at Joey’s Pizza, you will now pick it up at Rainsboro Elementary. If you were scheduled to pick food up at Greenfield Grain and Hay, you will now pick it up at Mitchell’s Park.   

Just a reminder, instructional packets will be available for pick-up and download from our website beginning Thursday, March 19.  Please check our district website for detailed information on the packets that was shared during the all-call yesterday afternoon.  Thank you and have a good evening.  


Update: March 16, 2020

  • Tomorrow, March 17, Nurse Katie Pryor will be calling guardians of students who have medicine at school.  She will work with you in making arrangements to pick it up. 

  • No preschool or BASC Care payments need to be made at this time.  If you have a bill for preschool, you do not need to come to campus to pay it. 

  • Our playgrounds are not closed, but as recommended by the Highland County Health Department, please practice social distancing.  Large groups of adults and children should not be in the same area.  

  • On Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, we will be distributing instructional packets for students.  Pick-up time is from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Locations for picking up packets of work are as follows:

    • Buckskin Elementary students - South Salem Methodist Church

    • Greenfield Elementary students - Greenfield Church of Christ

    • Rainsboro Elementary students - Rainsboro Methodist Church

    • Greenfield Middle School students - Greenfield Area Christian Center/New Directions

    • McClain High School students - Greenfield Area Christian Center/New Directions 

We will also have some educational supplies (i.e. pencils, paper, etc.) available for families who need them.

Please help us in supporting the recommendation of social distancing by having just one person pick up the packet.  Keep in mind that the person picking up the packet can be another family member other than the parent or can also be a babysitter.

If you do not want to come and pick up the packet in person, you can access it on our district website in the COVID-19 Home Learning section starting on March 19.  You will also find beginning on March 19 a resource in the Home Learning section that will provide you with numerous electronic resources that your child can use. Please note though, packets for students with IEPs will not be able to be accessed on the website. These packets have been designed specifically to meet their individualized learning needs as designated in their IEP goals.  

If your child has an IEP, and you absolutely cannot pick the packet up, please call 937-981-2152 and leave a message on the superintendent’s extension.   

  • Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, we will be distributing breakfast and lunch items at 7 different locations in our district between 11:30AM and 11:45AM.  Each bus will stop at two close locations, so please be aware that there may be a brief wait. Please be sure to arrive at 11:30. Times could be slightly adjusted when we start the program, so we do appreciate your patience.  Once distribution begins on Tuesday, it will continue Monday through Friday through April 3. In addition, weekend food packages will be distributed on each Friday that we are closed - March 20 and 27 and April 3. Food can be provided for anyone 18 and under.  They do not have to be a student in the district, but the children need to be present when the meals are picked up. In order for us to be prepared, parents and guardians must sign up for the program. The preferred method for signing up is to utilize the Google form that can be found on our district website and Facebook page.  You will be asked basic information including name, address, phone number, names of those 18 and under who will be receiving food, and your preferred pick-up location. If it is impossible for you to access the form, please call 937-981-2152 and leave a message on the superintendent’s extension with the required information. Please only use this method if you absolutely cannot access the form.  If you intend on signing up and haven’t yet, please do so as soon as possible so that we can be sure to be prepared.  

  • At our Community Action and Micthell’s Park distribution sites, we will be enforcing a drive-thru meal pick-up plan.  Please be aware as there will be people helping to line cars up while leaving room for the bus to park. Finally, if not using a location with the drive-thru method, only one person should come to the bus and get the food.  Children should remain in the car. Again, the person can be another family member other than a parent or could also be a babysitter. We are trying to follow guidelines from the Ohio Department of Education while also limiting the number of interactions that occur through the recommended use of social distancing.  We do understand that some children have been quarantined and will not be able to be present for pick-up. 

We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation through this process!  We know that the timeframes we have for food delivery and instructional packet pick-up may not meet everyone’s schedule, which is why we want to encourage you to send another adult if possible.  Our staff and a number of volunteers are working hard to make the best of this situation. Thank you and take care!

Contact Us

Quincey Gray, Superintendent
200 North Fifth Street
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
Office: (937) 981-2152