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COVID-19 Dashboard

Counts will be updated at least weekly, by the end of the school day on Mondays.



Positive COVID-19 Case Notice:
January 22, 2021
Dear Golden Knight Parents/Guardians,
The Northmor Local School District is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that we have recently received information of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students at Northmor Jr/Sr High School. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed locations will be completed.  
Northmor Local School District will remain OPEN as this time. We are working closely with the Morrow County Health District, and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the school district/health district as a part of COVID-19 investigation.
How You Can Help
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19.   In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t live with you must visit your home.
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home. 
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.
If you have any questions, contact Northmor Jr/Sr High School at (419) 947-3946 or the Morrow County Health District at (419) 947-1545. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. 
Sincerely,
 
Chad A. Redmon
Superintendent

Instructional Plan Revision Notice
December 21, 2020
 
Dear Golden Knight Parents/Guardians,
The current COVID-19 Pandemic is a fluid situation. Northmor Local School District has amended the School Reopening Plan that was released in early August.  The first amendment to the plan occurred on October 21, 2020 and this amendment allowed the District to continue to operate on a full instructional model or “All in” learning model with all students attending five days a week in person if the District moved to Level Red. Further, the second amendment to the plan was approved by the Board of Education on December 15, 2020.  This amendment permits the District to operate on one of the three models, listed below, if Morrow County transitions to Level Purple; the previous plan necessitated the District transition to the Fully Remote Instructional Model: 100% on-line learning model for students.

  • Full Instructional Model; “All in” five days a week in-person
  • Hybrid Instructional Model; Two days a week in-person, three days a week online
  • Full Remote Instructional Model; 100% online learning model for students
 
As referenced in the plan, we will communicate changes to our procedures and plans as they occur. The amended Reopening Plan is subject to change as the situation changes in our area. Please be willing to adapt and adjust. As a reminder, plans are based on current knowledge shared with the public. The longer we live in this Pandemic, the more we learn about the impacts and effects it has on all facets of life. We are more equipped, than ever before to make informed decisions regarding the health and safety of our students and staff.  The learning model we operate under will depend on a collection of factors not solely on the Morrow County Alert Level, in determining our instructional model. The District will continue to monitor the Ohio Public Health Advisory System for Morrow County but will also use its own COVID-19 dashboard, updates from the Morrow County Health District officials, local­ zip code data and incidence levels of the virus, and other indicators to make decisions, on any changes in instructional models.
 
In the days ahead, if the county were to move to Level Purple, please assume that we will operate the following week under the traditional full instructional model “All in” for five days a week in-person.   If a change in the instructional model necessitates a shift, a communication will be shared Thursday afternoon for the coming week. Thanks so much and stay GOLDEN KNIGHT STRONG!!!
 
Sincerely,
Chad A. Redmon 
Superintendent
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