Moving forward into 2020-2021
Over the past several weeks, I have been working with our District Task Force made up of local health care professionals, administrators, Board Members, parents and school staff members to adopt a plan aimed at getting students reengaged in learning in the safest way possible.
As with any other day that we wake up in this world, our student day will involve a certain amount of risk posed by attending school either online or face to face. Our Task Force understands that there are risks both in the social isolation online or remote learning and physical interaction face to face instruction.
With safety in mind, our ideal plan will involve having students in the building the greatest extent possible.
Our Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee (comprised of parents, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Administrators) is finalizing an approach to color coding local and State risk factors that will guide our decisions about a 5-Day Instructional Plan (Green), a 2/3 day per week hybrid plan (Yellow), and a total online/remote learning plan (Red).
All of our stakeholders will be asked to be flexible in the event that the health situation changes for the better or worse over the course of the next 12-18 months.
The Committee will also make recommendations in regard to face coverings, mental health supports, and quarantine policies.
More direct and conclusive guidance about the school day schedules will be released on or before July 17th via our District Website and District Social Media. In the interim, parents will be asked to commit to one of two choices to start the 2020-2021 school year. This decision must be made no later than July 31, 2020 to guarantee availability of technology.
Choice 1: Face to Face Instruction Scenario 1 (5 days per week) or Hybrid Learning (5 in person days over two weeks with an A/B schedule and 5 days remote)
Choice 2: Online Learning Only. Parents will be asked to commit to this choice for the entire year in grades K-8, or by semester in grades 9-12)
The application will be provided no later than July 13th, 2020 via email to all residential primary custodial parent and caretakers.
Brian Petrie, Superintendent
SENIOR NIGHT ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Please take a moment to watch this incredible video create by Mr. Shannon Byerly spotlighting 2006 Cardington graduate Liz Gliem.
Information regarding the return of completed work packets to the appropriate buildings:
Please see the following information regarding the return of completed work packets to the appropriate buildings. Please use the envelope that work was sent home in if possible, also your students name and teachers name should be on the envelope to ensure that the work is passed on to the correct teacher(s).:
Completed packets should be dropped off to the drop box located at the rear entrance of the Elementary facing the Board Office on the following days April 13th -17th:
Monday: Kindergarten and Preschool
Tuesday: First Grade
Wednesday: Second Grade
Thursday: Third Grade
Friday: Fourth Grade
Completed Middle School paper packets are able to be dropped off in front of the Cardington Middle School Monday, April 13th through Thursday, April 16th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please stay in your car. Packets will be collected from you. If you are unable to submit packets during these times, please call 419-864-4566 to arrange an alternate time for drop off.
Completed packets should be dropped off to the drop box located at the front entrance of the High School Monday – Thursday April 13th – 16th.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR MORROW COUNTY FAMILY AND CHILDREN FIRST COUNCIL COORDINATION.
The Morrow County Family Children First Council is seeking proposals for Coordination of Multiple Grants and Services. The application deadline has been extended to May 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Due to concerns from COVID-19, paper applications will not be accepted. All digital applications should be emailed to
The application can be found at this link: Morrow County FCFC RFP
CARDINGTON-LINCOLN SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING, MONDAY, MARCH 16TH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER
April 1st Update
Doctor Amy Acton and Governor Mike DeWine have recently updated their order to close schools through May 1, 2020. Next week is the district’s originally scheduled spring break period. Teachers and Administrators have been hard at work preparing the next round of instruction for the period after spring break. Those teachers and administrators will be communicating with students and parents shortly in preparation for the stretch run of the school year be it in person, online, or by student packets. I would like to commend everyone involved in our students’ education, from parents supporting at home to teachers to our support staff who are providing and delivering lunches. The lunch program will be available again after spring break.
Certainly there are many questions surrounding important school events on the horizon from prom to commencement to senior night. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of our return, the actual date of these events is still in limbo. We are working with staff and vendors to make sure that our students can have the experience that they deserve when we return. As we learn more it will be reported to you.
With the passage of House Bill 197, we do know that the legislators have provided the following relief:
• Elimination of all state and federal testing for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
• Permitting local school districts to grant high school diplomas to students on track to graduate and for those students whom the principal determines to have successfully completed the curriculum.
• Permitting schools to utilize online learning in place of face-to-face instruction to meet minimum instructional hour requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent extending the school year.
• Permitting boards of education to use electronic communication for in-person meetings and hearings during the emergency period
It is my hope that you are all safe and healthy as we continue make our way through this crisis.
Together, wherever you are,
Brian Petrie, Superintendent
MARCH 25th UPDATE
Children are still allowed to pick up meals at the High School loading dock. There have been some concerns that the state’s new “Stay at Home” order meant they could no longer go to obtain food. This program falls under one of the identified reasons you are ALLOWED to leave your home. We encourage you to follow social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet away from others who are on site. We have been averaging over 300 students served both breakfast and lunch each day starting at 10:30 and ending at 12:30pm. If you have not yet taken advantage of this for your family, we are able to make more. Please come!
MARCH 18th 10:30 am UPDATE
STUDENTS LAST DAY BEFOR THE CLOSURE WILL BE FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH, 2020
3:00 PM UPDATE March 13th
Thank you to our families, staff, and students for their efforts and understanding during this challenging time.
In his address on March 13th, Governor DeWine shared that the Federal Government has approved a waiver to allow for meals to be served off site by our Food Service Program. We will thus be providing meals to all Cardington-Lincoln District children ages 1-18 (as well as all High School Students regardless of age). Please see the following document for further information.
9:00 PM UPDATE March 12th
NOTICE: WE ARE DEVELOPING A NEW WEBSITE THAT WILL DEBUT SOON. IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, THERE MAY BE SOME BROKEN LINKS OR OUTAGES TO THE CURRENT SITE, PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATED SCHOOL INFORMATION.
Important Information for Graduating Seniors
Open enrollment forms should be completed and returned to the District Office via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or in the physical mail at: Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools 121 Nichols St., Cardington, Ohio 43315 no later than August 30, 2020
21st Century Learning Center Middle School Program (SAIL) 2018 Program Evaluation
21st Century Learning Center Elementary School Program (LIFT)
End of Year INFORMATION For the Class of 2019
NEWS and UPDATES
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION PLEASE READ:
The District will be providing lunch and a snack for ALL CARDINGTON children ages 1-18 (including all High School students regardless of age) during our extended absence. Please click here for more information.
The District will be providing lunch and a snack for ALL CARDINGTON children ages 1-18 (including all High School students regardless of age) during our extended absence.
Letter from Superintendent Petrie Regarding the Governor’s Executive Order and School Closure
Please read the this message from Superintendent Petrie
2020-2021 Cardington-Lincoln Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screenings
The Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School is now making appointments for Kindergarten screenings and registration for students that will enter kindergarten in the 20-21 school year. Appointments will be held Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 23rd from 9am -5pm. Please call the Elementary office to schedule an appointment.
Kindergarten Admission Requirements and Required Documents At Time of Screening:
- Your child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2020
- Custodial parent/guardian MUST be present at registration/screening
- Custodial parent/guardian government issued photo ID
- Your child’s original birth certificate must be presented at time of screening
- Court or custody documents (if applicable) must be presented at time of screening
- State immunization requirements must be completed and documentation (shot record)
- Proof of residency; mortgage/rental statement, utility bill (not a cable or cell phone bill)
- Completed registration forms and emergency medical forms, a packet will be MAILED to you after an appointment has been scheduled
All needed documentation and forms must be presented at your scheduled screening time, if not presented you will need to reschedule your appointment.
Should you have any questions or to schedule your appointment please call the Elementary at 419-864-6692 between the hours of 8am and 3pm.
The senior cap and gown picture and meeting will be at 7:45 on Friday,
April 24th in the high school gym. All students should bring their
cap and gown for the photo. We’ll be discussing graduation, senior
night, and the Cedar Point trip
2020 Scholarship Application for graduating seniors
Over $100,000 in local scholarships are available for graduating seniors who wish to attend a two or four year college. Click the link below to download the local scholarship application. There are over 14 scholarships to apply for in this single application.
2020-2021 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Cardington-Lincoln Schools are now enrolling preschool students for the 2020-21 school year. If your child will be at least 3 years old by August 1st, 2020, you live in the Cardington-Lincoln Local School District, and you are interested in sending your child to preschool, please call the elementary school office at 419-864-6692 to set up a screening appointment.
Screenings are currently being scheduled for March 20th and April 17th. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, parent/guardian photo ID, custody documents and proof of residence (must be utility bill (not cable or cell phone), mortgage, or lease).
Appointments will take approximately thirty minutes, and will allow you to learn about preschool options. Preschool is Monday-Thursday, either morning or afternoon. Priority for enrollment is given to students who are age 4 by August 1, 2020. We look forward to meeting you soon!