April 14, 2020, Superintendent Update
We hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this time. The COVID-19 pandemic and the statewide suspension of typical, face-to-face instruction due to the social distancing mandate by Governor DeWine have impacted teaching and learning in all Ohio schools. Thus, how we assess student learning will also be impacted. Grades during a time of crisis cannot be the same as they are during a typical school setting. Therefore, Carrollton Schools will move to a Complete/Incomplete grading system for the 4th quarter for all grades.
Remote Learning and Grading Expectations:
- Students are expected to engage with Remote Learning Experiences and progress in their learning. Students will demonstrate engagement by logging into Google Hangout and/or email and completing and submitting assignments and activities. Students who need extra support should reach out to their teacher with questions, needs, and concerns.
- Students who are actively engaging in Remote Learning Experiences (completing paper packets and/or online work) will be “held harmless” for the fourth grading period. Students will receive a Complete or Incomplete for the fourth nine weeks.
- Our school teams will make every effort to connect with students who are not engaging in remote learning. A teacher, in conjunction with the building team (administrators, counselors, and support educators where appropriate), will make every effort to connect with the student and family to determine how to support the student in engaging in remote learning and assignments/activities.
- Students who do not engage in remote learning, or who do not show basic levels of understanding, will receive and “Incomplete.” The principal, in conjunction with the teacher, will determine if a student receives credit.
- The Ohio Department recently established guidelines for course completion. A student who is passing before the school closure and is making a concerted effort to complete on line assignments, he/she will receive credit. If a student is failing prior to the school closure and making no effort to complete online work, he/she will NOT earn a credit. However, if a student is failing a subject prior to the school closure and is engaged in remote learning, the principal, in consultation with the teacher, will make the final decision.
We hope that you remain safe and healthy. Again, we expect every student to make every effort possible to complete online work. I will keep you posted as events unfold.
Dr. David Quattrochi, Superintendent
March 12, 2020, Superintendent Update (pm)
Based on Ohio Governor DeWine’s mandate, Carrollton Schools will be open tomorrow (Friday, March 13) but will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5. There will be no athletics beginning Monday.
Edit: We will communicate details as soon as possible regarding any form of remote learning.
March 12, 2020, Superintendent Update (am)
We are following the recommendations of Governor DeWine and our local health professionals and receiving updates from them daily. Per their recommendations, we are:
• Canceling all field trips and mass gatherings open to the public until further notice
• Following the guidelines of the Ohio High School Athletic Association for state competitions (ohsaa.org)
• Preparing for learning outside of the classroom, including online and instructional materials for those without access to the internet or internet devices
o We are following the lead of the State of Ohio and the Departments of Health (Ohio, Stark, and Carroll) in making the decision when/if to cancel classes.
o We recommend that students should continue to take materials home with them each night in the event that 'today' will be the last day of school for an extended period. Teachers should follow this same rule.
Specific event updates:
• In-person parent-teacher conferences scheduled on March 26 are canceled. We encourage you to follow up with your child's teacher via phone call or email and to continue to check their ProgressBook grades.
• CHS Spring Musical is postponed.
• Carrollton students will not be traveling to attend the VEX Robotics Championships in Marion.
• Parent registration meetings at CHS & CMS are postponed.
• Kindergarten registration is postponed.
We will continue to provide updates via all-calls and on the district website at carrolltonschools.org and Facebook page. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
March 10, 2020 Superintendent update
Dear Parents and Community Members,
After consultation with the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today a recommendation to keep K-12 schools open. However, schools should prepare in case they do close in the future and parents should also be prepared for the possibility of needing to stay home with their children.
Effective immediately, our school district will be following the listed recommendations:
- All out-of-state trips are cancelled until further notice (including the New York trip)
- All field trips are cancelled until further notice
- Prepare for remote learning
- Postpone all indoor student performances and mass gatherings open to the public until further notice
- Awaiting guidance from Ohio High School Athletic Association (ohsaa.org)
We will keep you posted as information is presented to us.