Modified Learning Plan
We will remain on the Modified Learning Plan through Friday, Dec. 4th.

Monday: No School.
Tuesday/Wednesday: Group A (last name A-K) students will be face-to-face, 
Group B remote.
Thursday/Friday: Group B (last name L-Z) students will be face-to-face, 
Group A remote.

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Ridgewood
Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336

Ridgewood Local School District Reopening Plan

Ridgewood Local School District is prepared to safely and responsibly deliver high-quality education to students during the upcoming academic year.
 
This webpage will be updated with the most current information regarding the district's Reopening Plan. Please note that changes to the plan may still occur should RLSD receive new guidance from state or local officials. 
 
The Three Plans:
  • Traditional Learning Plan = All students attend school five days a week* 
  • Modified Learning Plan = All students will be grouped and rotate attendance between traditional learning and remote learning on a predetermined schedule
  • Remote Learning Plan = All students learn remotely five days a week 

*Parents can choose to opt-out of the traditional learning plan for the full-time Remote Learning Plan

Applying the State's Guidance to RLSD:

As the district has done since all school buildings closed in March, the district continues to closely follow guidance from Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local health officials in crafting our plans for the fall. We are committed to taking every precaution possible to ensure the highest level of health and safety for our students, their families and our staff. As such, our plans will closely align with the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment guidelines. 

Traditional Learning Plan (Face to Face Instruction) = Level 1 and Level 2 (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)

Modified Learning Plan = Level 3  (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)

Remote Learning Plan = Level 4  (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)

 

 

 

Education Learning Considerations:

Level 1 and Level 2 (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)


We will be providing Face to Face Learning for all attending students beginning on August 31, five days a week.

  • We will utilize all space available to educate our students in our buildings. 
  • Three to six feet social distancing in the classroom.
Ridgewood Local Schools will provide Remote Learning  for any student who does not attend face to face instruction in our buildings.
  • Remote Learning students will receive their instruction online and receive support from a license teacher.
  • Students in grades K-10th will utilize google classroom for an online platform and will provide paper lessons for those who do not have internet capability. 
  • Students in grades K-10th will have at least two contacts per day by a teacher through Zoom or Google meet. 
  • Students in grades 11th and 12th will be enrolled into our digital academy and receive computer instruction courses with support from our after school program. 
  • Students will be graded on the accuracy of their lessons.
  • Student attendance will be based on completion of daily lessons or Zoom/Teacher interactions.
  • Students that choose remote learning may return to face to face instruction at any time.

Level 3 (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)

We will go to a Modified Learning schedule if ordered by Governor DeWine and/or if we are in Level 3 for COVID-19 Risk Guidelines for the Public which will include:  

  • Group A provided face to face instruction on Tuesday and Wednesday and complete remote learning lessons on Monday/Thursday/Friday.
  • Group B provided face to face instruction on Thursday and Friday and complete remote learning lessons on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.
  • Notification of student Group A and B will be announced by August 14.
  • Six feet social distancing.
  • Groups are determined by households.

Level 4 (Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines)

We will be fully prepared to return to Remote Learning for all students if we are ordered by the Governor DeWine and/or Level 4 for COVID-19 Risk Guidelines for the Public. 

  • We will utilize google classroom for an online platform and will provide paper lessons for those who do not have internet capability.
  • Students will be graded on the accuracy of their lessons.
  • Student attendance will be based on completion of lessons or Zoom/Teacher interaction.
  • We will work with parents/guardians of students completing paper and pencil lessons to return them to school buildings.
  • School breakfast and lunches will be provided at Ridgewood Middle School and by bus delivery.
General Principles:
  • Ridgewood Local School District will implement recommended safety protocols to the highest degree possible. Deep Cleaning and disinfecting will take place during as well as after the school day. All staff members will be responsible for helping with cleaning and disinfecting their location. There will be a COVID-19 Disinfectant spray bottle and wipes in every classroom. There will also be a hand sanitizing station in each classroom. Our custodian staff has always provided deep cleaning prior to this pandemic. This is one of the reasons why our buildings and grounds are the envy of other school districts.
  • Ridgewood Local School District will follow the orders set by Governor DeWine and the Department of Health to promote safety in each school building.
  • Ridgewood Local School District recognizes the need for consistency in areas of operations while recognizing that individual differences in classroom sizes, school facilities, and building operations may lead to some inconsistencies.
  • Ridgewood Local School District is planning to maintain their previously approved school calendars with some possible front-loading of employee professional development. Students first physical day in the buildings will be Monday, August 31. We will utilize Friday, August 28 as a student connectivity day to assess internet and device reliability.
  • Ridgewood Local School District staff will conduct a wellness check prior to attending work. Staff with temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit or COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Ridgewood Local School District---Parent/Guardian expectation is that they will conduct a wellness check prior to sending a student to school. Students with temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit or COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Ridgewood Local School District will be transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be present when children and school district employees occupy school district facilities.
  • Parents/Guardians have the ultimate decisions of sending their child to school or choosing remote learning.
Communications/COVID-19
  • When a student/staff member has been diagnosed with a COVID 19 positive case, persons that were exposed by the positive case will be contacted by the Health Department, not the school district.
  • Ridgewood Local School District will cooperate with the Health Department’s work in social tracing.
  •  The Health Department will determine the length of isolation and quarantine periods necessary for each of the affected persons.

       Student health issues that are NOT diagnosed as COVID 19

  • The duration of home stay for a child sent home with a fever is fever free (without medication for 72 hours (three full days) AND improvement of all other symptoms
  • Temperatures will be taken upon return.
  • To return to school the child must be transported to school by the parent and must be checked by the school nurse.

       Students/Staff who become ill at schools 

  •  Students/Staff who show symptoms of a possible COVID-19 case which includes temperature will be placed in a separate room with a face covering/shield/mask, supervised by school staff until they are transported home.

Classroom

  • Student desks will be disinfected between every class change.
  • Students will be required to sanitize or wash their hands entering the classroom.
  • Teachers will move from class to class when possible.
  • Students will be required to sit in their assigned seat every single day.
  • Employees will be wearing face coverings/shield/masks determined by Governor DeWine.
Face Coverings/Shields/Mask
  • School Employees will be required to wear face covering/shields/mask unless it is unsafe to do so.
  • All students riding a bus will need to wear a face covering/shields/mask.
  • All students will need to have a face covering/shields/mask on person.
  • RES students will be recommended to wear a face covering/shields/mask. They are required to have a face covering/shields/mask on person. We will be educating students on when and where to wear a face covering/shields/mask. We will be practicing wearing a face covering/shields/mask during school day transitions such as going to lunch, recess and restroom unless they are unable to do so for health or developmental reasons.
  • RMS and RHS students will be required to wear a face covering/shields/mask entering the building, moving from class to class, going to the cafeteria, restroom, recess, etc. and leaving the building (any transitions) unless they are unable to do so for health or developmental reasons. 
  • RMS and RHS students will be required to wear a mask in the classroom in instances where six feet social distancing is not feasible. We will incorporate mask breaks in the classroom for the students.
  • Students will need to have a medical exemption for face coverings/shields/masks.
  • Face covering/shields/mask guidelines were in consultation with our Health Department to meet the safety of our students, staff and community.
 Food Service
  • Ridgewood Local School District will offer food service. Logistics will be determined in compliance with Governor DeWine’s order. 
  • Breakfast will be served in the classroom at RES.
  • RMS and RHS students will pick up their breakfast in the cafeteria and eat in their 1st period classroom.
  • Student lunches may be eaten in the classroom or socially distanced cafeteria.
  • Student meals will be provided at RMS and by bus delivery if the district must return to remote learning.

 Recess

  • Ridgewood Local School District will make every effort for exercise and free play with safety procedures for students in PreK to grade 7.
  • Students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands after recess.
  • Playground equipment will be disinfected.

School Visitors/Volunteers 

  • We are asking Parents/Guardians to limit visits to schools as much as possible.
  • Conduct a wellness check prior to coming to a school building and do not come if you are running a fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You will be required to wear a mask if entering the building.
  • We will ask you to use an outside intercom and may ask you to remain outside or inside the vestibule to retrieve your child or receive information.
  • We will ask that you maintain physical distance guidelines.
  • If you are able, please call ahead before arrival to the school building or district office.
  • We will limit volunteers into the building. All volunteers will need approval by the Superintendent.

Student Journey

  • Parents/Guardians will need to conduct a wellness check including temperature and COVID-19 symptoms checks prior to placing their child on the bus, walking to school or arriving at school by vehicle. 
  • All students riding the bus will be required to wear a face covering/shield/mask.
  • RES students will be recommended to wear a face covering/shield/mask. They are required to have a face covering/shield/mask on person. We will be educating students on when and where to wear a face covering/shield/mask. We will be practicing wearing a face covering/shield/mask during school day transitions such as going to lunch, recess and restroom.
  • RMS and RHS students are required to wear face covering/shield/mask entering and leaving the building as well as any transitions outside the classroom. 
  • RMS and RHS students will be required to wear a mask in the classroom in instances where six feet social distancing is not feasible. We will incorporate mask breaks in the classroom for the students.
  • RES students will have their breakfast delivered to their classroom.
  • RMS and RHS students will pick up their breakfast once arriving at school and take it directly to their homeroom/1st period class.
  • Students will go directly to their homeroom/1st period class once they arrive at their building.
  • Students will be required to sit in their assigned seat every single day in the classroom, bus and eating location.
  • RES and RMS students will remain in their homeroom most of the day.
  • Students who participate in extracurricular or after school programming will not be required to wear face covering/shield/mask once they are in their programming setting unless it is deemed necessary.
  • Students and Staff who participate in our 21st Century Grant program---Beyond the Bell will need to abide by their face covering/shield/mask policy.
  • There will be no field trips at this time.

Transportation 

  •  We will follow guidelines set forth by Governor DeWine to provide the fullest extent of transportation possible with all our buses. 
  • Parents/Guardians that are able to transport their child to school would be greatly appreciated.
  • Parents/Guardians will need to conduct a wellness check including temperature and COVID-19 symptoms checks prior to placing their child on the bus. 
  • Ridgewood Local School District will pair families/siblings per seat.
  • Student face covering/shield/mask will be required for students to ride the bus.
  • Students that do not wear a mask on the bus will not be allowed to board and ride the bus.
  • Students will be required to sit in their assigned seat every single day.
  • School buses will be disinfected after morning and evening routes.
  • Ridgewood Local Schools may create pick up and drop off zones to shuttle students to and from school.
  • Ridgewood Local Schools may need to utilize state minimum limits on transportation.

Ridgewood Local School District’s Reopening Guidelines is a fluid and living document and subject to change at any time. This document has met approval by the Coshocton County Health Department. We will use our website and app to update any amendment(s) to this document.

To view the Ridgewood Local School District Reopening Guidelines official document  Click Here

To view a summary of the Ridgewood Local School District Reopening Guidelines Click Here