Coronavirus Hub

Coronavirus Information
The safety and security of our students and families is our District's #1 priority. We have compiled a hub of resources that will include updates and Press Releases. If you have any questions during this time, please contact Dr. Sanders at [email protected].
Virtual Community Forum
A Message from the Sandusky High School Cheerleaders
Student Services Resources
A Message from Lila
What's Next?
  • The district is virtually open for business
  • Students should visit the Student Learning Center to access academic work
  • Our food program will continue to operate as it has for the remainder of the school year
  • We will continue to do weekly updates every Monday
  • No athletics or extra-curricular activities will take place during this time frame.
  • As information is continually changing, we will keep our families, faculty, staff, and community informed on our procedures and protocols. All decisions on this matter are consistent with area school districts, including; Perkins Local Schools, Edison Local Schools, Margaretta Local Schools, and Huron City Schools. You may find updates on our Facebook page, Twitter page, and at www.scs-k12.net. If you have questions, please contact my office at [email protected].
School Closure Feeding Program Locations
The Blue Streak Challenge
Each month a list of challenges will be presented from Unified Students of Sandusky.  Students will submit their results for a chance to win prizes. The only rules are to complete the challenges by the end of each week and submit them online. For every completed task the student’s name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Prizes range from gift cards, blue streak gear, picture in paper/website, gift baskets etc. Prizes winners will be announced on social media and revealed at the end of the month.
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1. Why is the Sandusky City Schools closed for three weeks?

Answer: Governor Mike DeWine issued a mandate that all schools in Ohio close for a three-week period as an effort to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus. The three-week break will start at the close of business of Monday, March 16, 2020 and conclude on Friday, April 3, 2020.

2.   What is the school schedule for students, faculty and staff over the next few days leading up to the three-week break?

Answer: The last day for students in Sandusky City Schools will be Friday, March 13, 2020. Students will not return to school until the break period has concluded. All faculty and staff will report to school at their regular time on Monday, March 16, 2020. All faculty and staff will be dismissed at the close of the school day on March 16, 2020 and will not be permitted into the school buildings until school has reopened.

3.   Will the school buildings be open for other programs and activities during this break?

Answer: No, there will be no programs, sports practices, activities or any kind of programming at any of our buildings during this break period. Faculty, staff, and students are not permitted in the buildings during this break.

4.   How will our Adult Education and Career Center program be impacted by the close of the buildings?

Answer: Adult Education and Career Training programs will not be attending classes during this closure period. There will be no school for these adult students and teachers. Full-time Adult Education students should contact their program coordinator for program details.

5.   Will students have access to school work and academic activity during this period?

Answer: Yes, all Sandusky City Schools students will have access to academic enrichment and supplemental academic materials by grade level throughout the course of the three-week break. The enrichment and supplemental materials will be available both online and through workbook packets. Students will have access to this material starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

6.   What will be the impact on semester grades, perfect attendance counting, and related school documentation during this period?

Answer: Our immediate plan is to use this three-week period as a “freeze in time” meaning that when we return to school, we will adjust our remaining schedule for the year to accommodate any impact on student grades, attendance, graduation, or other school deadlines. We will communicate more on this issue over the next several weeks. Our goal is not to have any student negatively impacted by this break period. 

7.   How will Sandusky City Schools handle the upcoming State Achievement Tests?

Answer: As you know, we are currently gearing up for the upcoming state tests. At this point, we will maintain the state mandated timelines until we hear differently. Our CEO and Superintendent has spoken to our state legislators about the impact of this closure and the preparation and anxiety of the school closure as it relates to state testing. At this point, we have not received any written confirmation of changes in dates or other modifications to state testing.

8.   School breakfast and lunch are very important to our students, how will the district handle student meals over this break period?

Answer: School officials clearly understand the importance of ensuring that our students receive healthy meals, even over the extended school break that we will experience. As a result, students will be able to pick up meals starting Monday, March 16th through the end of our three-week break on Friday, April 3, 2020. We will identify locations and provide the students a box lunch, along with an additional breakfast meal for the next day.

9.   What time and location can students receive the meals?

Answer: Students will be able to pick up their boxed lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at a variety of locations across the community. All locations and their addresses can be found on our district website and social media.

10. Will there be a cost to students for the meals being provided?

Answer: No, there will be no cost to the students for the meals. Please note that the meals are only for students of Sandusky City Schools.

11. How will the Sandusky City Schools handle the regularly scheduled Spring Break, which is scheduled for April 6 through April 10, 2020?

Answer: We will recognize our Spring Break, as scheduled, and will not have students, faculty, and staff return to school until the end of our scheduled Spring Break. Students, faculty and staff will report to work after the spring break, which would be Monday, April 13, 2020. This will mean that students, faculty and staff will be off for a total of four weeks.

12. How will our families receive information and updates about the schedule or other changes to the weeks we will be out of school?

Answer: Our Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent, Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, will provide a daily update each day at 4:00 p.m. on a Monday-Friday basis, beginning on Friday, March 13, 2020. The updates will be loaded on our website and we will use our one-call system to communicate to parents and the larger community. A letter will be sent home on Friday, March 13, 2020 with details to parents.

13. Will faculty and staff be paid for the days we will not have schools?

Answer: Yes, all faculty, staff, administration, along with full-time substitute staff will be paid at their regular pay period. This will include Wellness Coaches, and full-time substitute teachers and paraprofessionals. While we are not required to compensate hourly employees, our Board of Education members felt it was in the best interest of these full-time employees and their staff to do so. “We are all Blue Streaks.” 

14. How can I help out the Sandusky City Schools during the closure period?

Answer: We are fortunate in the Sandusky City Schools to have a significant number of volunteers and supporters who have already called asking how they can help our students and families. We will be looking for volunteers to help serve box lunches as well as helping to provide other community based opportunities for our students. We have identified our Parent and Community Engagement Office as the point of contact for helping and supporting our students. You can reach Alex Jones by calling 419-984-1115.

15. If I have any question about any of the initiatives, programs, or schedules during this break in our schedule, who do I contact and what is the best way to communicate?

Anser: All information regarding this closure can be found at www.scs-k12.net/coronavirushub.aspx. You may also call 419-626-6940 and leave a detailed message, or you may email [email protected]. We will continue to practice our 24-Hour response rate during this time frame. As always, information will be posted consistently to District social media pages. 
District Updates
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Summer Feeding Program
Free Lunch & Breakfast for ALL STUDENTS from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, July 1  - August 7, 2020.
Click here to see the locations for pick-up.
Kindergarten & Preschool Registration
For more information on Kindergarten or Preschool registration, call 419.626.6940 (Kindergarten) or 419.984.1048 (Preschool). Packets are also available at the Board of Education (407 Decatur Street) or can be printed and turned in.
We look forward to having your Blue Streak this school year! 
Summer Band Information
Attached to this post, please find the division of the Band for Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals beginning Monday, July 6th and running through July 16th. As this is our Phase I of our restart, we must break the group up like this in order to properly follow OHSAA Guidelines. Please note which day of the week your student is scheduled, what time they are scheduled, and WHERE they should meet.

As a reminder, these first two weeks of rehearsals are not mandatory, just like skills training during the first two weeks of a given sport. However, we are planning on a mandatory and graded Band Camp of some sort from 8am-1pm during the weeks of July 17th and July 24th. Exact details on Band Camp will be released as we receive more direction and guidance from the Local, State, and National levels. This could include a performance on Thursday, July 30th at 7pm, and will definitely include Picture Day on Friday, July 31st.
*Please click 'read more' for the rest of the information 
COVID & Summer Slide Learning Challenge
Our COVID and Summer Slide Learning Challenge is designed to safe guard our students’ academic fitness by keeping students engaged in reading during these critical summer months. Check out the challenge here! 
Family Health Services Sports Physicals at the FHS Clinic at SHS (SEAA, SMS/SHS Students)
Does your athlete need a sports physical? Call 419.984.1042 to schedule your appointment at Sandusky High School.
July 21, 2020 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
July 23, 2020 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
*We can work around practice schedules and appointments may also be scheduled outside of the offered hours by calling 419.984.1042.
Physicals at Sandusky High School
Family Health Services at Sandusky High School will be available to complete physicals for students July 21-23.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 -  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please visit the FHS at SHS site for questions and to download and submit the Patient Forms ahead of time. 
SMS Students Interested in Athletics & Activities Next School Year
If you are an SMS student interested in Athletics & Activities for next school year, please check out the link(s) below.
SHS Students Interested in Golf
There will be an organizational meeting for all incoming 9th through 12th grade SHS students that would be interested in trying out for the golf team.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 23rd in the Mills Creek Golf Course club house at 10 am.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Coach Colatruglio at [email protected]. 
RCAAS is Expanding!
RCAAS is expanding to included gifted arts education! Check out their site here and learn how to apply!
The Regional Center for Advanced Academic Studies (RCAAS) is a school for advanced academics and art studies. We are the ONLY
all-day gifted program in the region for students in grades 3-6. Our goal is to give students individual and innovative educational
services in a variety of areas. 

We have recently expanded to include gifted services for Visual and Performing arts!

Visit our new website for more information, and to apply today!

SHS Students Interested in Athletics & Activities for Next Year
Attention Sandusky High School Athletes, please fill out the link below or contact your coach if you are interested participating for the 2020-2021 school year.

SHS Girls Volleyball

SHS Cheer - Contact Coach Dahs at [email protected]

SHS Girls Tennis - Contact Coach Franklin at [email protected]

SHS Swimming - Any current Sandusky City School student who will be in 7th, 8th, 9th grade and will be on swim team during the 2020-2021 season, please contact Coach Patterson at [email protected]
SHS GolfThere will be an organizational meeting for all incoming 9th through 12th grade SHS students that would be interested in trying out for the golf team.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 23rd in the Mills Creek Golf Course club house at 10 am.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Coach Colatruglio at [email protected].  
SHS Scholarships Night
Click here for a video of the Senior Scholarship Awards Night.
2020 - 2021 School Calendar
The "bird's-eye view" 2020 - 2021 School Calendar is now available. Click here to download it. 
SCS Hires New Treasurer
The Sandusky City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Mr. Jeff Hall to serve as the district’s next CFO and Treasurer at its regular Board meeting on Monday, April 20th. Board President, Mrs. Brigitte Green-Churchwell acknowledged that Mr. Hall brings a wealth
of knowledge and executive experience with him. As a former school Treasurer and private financial management consultant, Mr. Hall is highly skilled in financial services. His leadership has been demonstrated in serving as the chair of the Finance Committee for a successful Bond Levy in his previous district as well as leading his fiscal team in receiving the annual Auditor of State awards.
SDA Student Access
The Sandusky Digital Academy is expecting students to log-on and complete lessons.  Please like the SDA Facebook page to access important information.  The students will be hearing from their teachers this week.
Please direct any questions to your teachers via the online platform or call Sherry Smith at 419-984-1060.
Families Needing Paper Packets for Students
Attention Families needing Paper Packets for students:
If you are in need of a paper packet for your student, please leave an email at [email protected] that includes your students' name, grade level, and address. We will then get those mailed out to you.  
District Update - March 18, 2020
As we move through the week, we just want to take a moment to remind everyone a few important notes:
  • Enrichment packets information can be found on the right side of this page.
  • As a reminder, we will be serving free lunch with next day breakfast at 11 locations across the city from 12pm-1pm Monday through Friday. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • Remember, if you have any questions, you can call and leave a message at 419-626-6940, check our website for updates, or email Dr. Sanders directly at [email protected]. We will respond to your email in 24 hours.
  • We are going to move to a once a week update. If any new information arrises, we will update you as soon as we receive it.
Preschool Registration is Postponed
Preschool registration is postponed at this time. As we recieve more information we will post to the district website and social media. 
Sandusky City Schools Mills Family Food Mart - Location Change
During the next three weeks, the Mills Family Food Mart will be located at:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2211 Mills Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Wednesdays - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Please bring your photo ID.
For questions, please call Mr. Trevino at 419-271-6909 
Sidney Frohman Planetarium Public Shows for the Sidney Frohman Planetarium Cancelled
On March 11, 2020, the district put new guidelines in place around Coronavirus (COVID-19). The district will be implementing "social distancing". There will be no public planetarium shows for the next 30 days. If you have any questions please feel to call 419.626.6940. 
Area Superintendents Announce Protocols Regarding Coronavirus Concerns
Mr. Todd Boggs, Superintendent, Perkins Local Schools
Mr. Tom Roth, Superintendent, Edison Local Schools
Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, CEO and Superintendent, Sandusky City Schools
Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent, Margaretta Local Schools
Mr. Dennis Muratori, Superintendent, Huron City Schools

Sandusky, Ohio. School officials from area public schools conducted a press conference today to announce a series of protocols for addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are no reported cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our immediate area, multiple area superintendents met to provide a corporate response to the current health challenge in our state and nation. Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of the Sandusky City Schools, is working collaboratively with Mr. Todd Boggs, Superintendent of Perkins Local Schools, Mr. Dennis Muratori, Superintendent of the Huron City Schools, Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent of Margaretta Local Schools, and Mr. Tom Roth, Superintendent of the Edison Local Schools. Each of the superintendents attended today’s press conference held at the Sandusky Board of Education, 407 Decatur Street, Sandusky. Mr. Peter Schade, Erie County Health Commissioner, was also present at the press conference to provide comments. The superintendents have provided a corporate response to addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) matter.
Sandusky City Schools Sandusky City Schools Release Protocol for Three Week Closure
During Governor Mike DeWine’s press conference on Thursday, March 12, 2020, it was mandated that all public schools will close for three weeks at the end of the business day Monday, March 16, 2020. After consulting with the Board of Education and the Senior Leadership Team, Sandusky City Schools will take the following actions:
      • Staff and students will report to school tomorrow, Friday, March 13th at their regular scheduled time.
      • Staff will report to their buildings on Monday, March 16th to review procedures for the next three weeks at their regular scheduled time. No 
         students will report to school on Monday, March 16th.
      • Beginning Tuesday, March 17th Sandusky City Schools will be on a hard close, with no access to any district buildings.
      • Sandusky City Schools Central Office will also be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17th, with the exception of essential staff who may work on an as needed basis determined by Dr. Sanders, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent.
      • No athletics or extra-curricular activities will take place during this time frame.

Sandusky City Schools is working to provide food to students during this break. More information will be forthcoming within 24 hours in regards to food service. As information is continually changing, we will keep our families, faculty, staff, and community informed on our procedures and protocols. All decisions on this matter are consistent with area school districts, including; Perkins Local Schools, Edison Local Schools, Margaretta Local Schools, and Huron City Schools. You may find updates on our Facebook page, Twitter page, and at www.scs-k12.net. If you have questions, please contact my office at [email protected].
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Sign up for Free Books in Ohio with the Imagination Library!
The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is working to put more books in the hands of Ohio’s children and ensure that every student enters kindergarten ready to succeed. Imagination Library was started by country singer Dolly Parton and offers age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5, regardless of parent income.

The Ohio Department of Education Office for Early Learning and School Readiness is encouraging all preschools, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and childcare settings to share information about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and encourage families to enroll into the free monthly book program.
Work Permits
How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active.
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