The following information was sent to parents in the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools District from Superintendent Tom Bratten, regarding the upcoming closure of schools.

"Governor DeWine has directed the closing of all Ohio Schools K-12. The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will be closed for students beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020.

There will be no school for Stow-Munroe Falls students beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020. We will still have school for all staff and students tomorrow, Friday, March 13. Students should plan to take all books, supplies, and educational materials home with them at the end of the school day Friday.

School will not reopen before April 6. Parents, students and families-please prepare for online learning and school work to be completed at home.

Student health and safety are of utmost importance. The district will continue to provide updates as we receive additional guidance from federal, state and local governmental agencies. We are committed to taking all of the necessary steps to protect our students and staff.

We are committed to communicating the facts as we know them. Please check the district webpage and social media accounts for district updates. Information and Resources are also on this page.

The district will continue to carefully monitor and follow all guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Gov. DeWine, and Summit County Public Health regarding the operation of our schools. The links for all of these agencies can be found on our website.

Parents, guardians, students, and families: please prepare for online or alternative learning beginning next week. During the closure, our district will continue to deliver online learning. Our staff members are continuing their professional learning so that teachers will be able to deliver content using Google Classroom, online resources, and other educational platforms.

Plans are in progress to provide instructional resources for all students grades PK-12. Families should prepare for childcare contingencies beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Based on recommendations of the Governor, all student performances or assemblies and field trips are postponed until further notice.

The next few weeks may not be easy, and I recognize the hardships this imposes on families. Our community is resilient, and our staff is strong. We are all in this together; we always rally together during difficult times. Our young people are worth our every effort."

Any question related to COVID-19 (relative to education), call: 330-689-5445 extension 707070.