Streetsboro Families and Staff,
Good afternoon and welcome to the weekend! This is the first long weekend of the year as we will not have school on Monday due to Labor Day.
After visiting the buildings this week, I have observed great work being done by students and staff alike. We all will use this Labor Day holiday to recharge and gear up for what’s to come our way this fall.
Last week, I reviewed several important items regarding school this year. Inadvertently I created some confusion regarding COVID protocols and supervision at school events. Below I will clarify our expectations regarding COVID and event supervision.
Please, if you or your child are sick, STAY HOME!
Regarding COVID – if you test positive you MUST isolate for five days. If you are fever free and your symptoms have resolved after five days of isolation, you may return but must wear a mask for five full days. This is not optional.
If you are identified as a close contact, you may continue to come to school and participate in all activities. If you begin to have symptoms, please test and wear a mask.
Supervision at School Events
The issue of supervision has primarily been at both middle school and high school football games. At our football games, parents are no longer permitted to drop their kids off at the games. All middle school age students and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult and must remain in the stands watching the event (except when using the facilities and going to the concession stand). Kids will not be permitted to “play” and gather on the hill at the high school or in the open areas in the middle school stadium.
Students who attend other events (soccer) at the middle school and high school stadiums must be accompanied by an adult and stay seated in the stands.
Students should be supervised at indoor events (volleyball). However, if a student is already at school and wants to sit in the stands and cheer on their fellow rockets, this is ok as long as they stay seated and a parent or guardian will be picking them up. If you need further clarification, please contact the Athletic Department or your child’s building principal.
We continue to have a severe bus driver shortage. Amanda Hall, our Transportation Supervisor, has been working overtime with her team in order to cover all routes including athletic events. Please try to understand that while we are doing our best to transport every event, we just don’t have the drivers to cover everything at times. We have attempted to modify schedules but in the end there still will be some uncovered routes which will require our parents to help out.
WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in driving or know someone who needs a job, driving a bus or working in the schools could be for you! We will provide all the training you need to be properly certified. Please reach out to us if you are interested in driving or working in our schools. We have competitive pay with benefits depending on the job.
Friday Night Lights!
Come out tonight and cheer on our Rockets as they compete against Struthers. The game begins at 7:00 so make sure you come early so that you have time to park and get seated prior to the game.
Our excellent Marching Rockets will also be performing during the game and at halftime and our amazing cheerleaders will keep you cheering throughout the contest. We will also be honoring our recent enshrinees to our Streetsboro Athletics Hall of Fame this evening.
Technology Model Curriculum
In closing, I would like to give a shout out to some of our own staff members who have put in a significant amount of time and effort in helping to develop the State of Ohio’s Model Curriculum for Technology. They were instrumental in creating this new curriculum for all teachers in our state to implement. Please see a link to the article here.
I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend and are energized and ready to get to work on Tuesday. Go Rockets!
R. Michael Daulbaugh