TWINSBURG — The field trips originally scheduled for the Twinsburg City School district’s fifth- and sixth-graders have been rescheduled, said the district’s superintendent in a release sent yesterday to families.

The overnight field trips for fifth grade students to Greenfield Village, originally for May 7 and 8, and May 21 and 22, have been rescheduled for Sept. 24 and 25, and Oct. 1 and 2, said Superintendent Kathryn Powers. The overnight field trip for sixth graders to Camp Fitch scheduled for May 7 and 8 will not take place Oct. 27 and 28.

"Obviously, our fifth graders will be sixth graders and our sixth graders will be seventh graders so you can imagine the coordination that had to occur behind the scenes," Powers said. "Additionally, it took quite some effort as we worked with the hotel in Dearborn, Camp Fitch and the transportation company to find dates that would work. I am so grateful to the collaborative efforts of Mr. Reggie Holland, Mr. Jim Ries, Mr. Chad Welker, Mr. Don Schultz, Mrs. Lisa Schmauch, and the staffs at George G. Dodge Intermediate School and at RB Chamberlin Middle School. Thanks to their efforts, we are able to ensure that our students will have opportunities to enjoy these educational overnight field trips with their peers."

The Twinsburg Board of Education will next meet April 15 at 7 p.m. through Google Meeting due to the statewide stay at home order, Powers said. The meeting agenda should be on the district website by April 14,and the agenda will include information on how members of the public can view the meeting. Because the meeting is meeting virtually, comments cannot be taken; however, those in the community who wish to make a statement to the board should email Martin Aho, school treasurer, at maho@twinsburgcsd.org, and their statements will be read during the remonstrance portion of the meeting.

The District website can be accessed at: www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us. 

Students who need it can access the District’s wifi at two locations: In the front parking lot, in front of the offices at RB Chamberlin Middle School as well as at Wilcox Primary School between doors 3 and 13, Powers said.

"The school windows in front of these areas have signs so you can easily locate the areas," she said. "If you need to access the District’s wifi, and your child is using his/her District-issued Chromebook, the Chromebook will automatically log-in as you near the wifi in those locations. If you are not using a District-issued Chromebook, you will need to use the password, "twinsburg", all lowercase letters, to access the wifi. I notified the Twinsburg Police Department that our families may be parked in the parking lots as noted above to access the District’s wifi."

The next TCSD COVID-19 Food Program meal drop is April 14. Those need to submit an application can do at https://forms.gle/HoaaGAdNPYbmE6S98 or by filling out a paper copy of the application, which can be picked up from the envelope located outside the door at the Twinsburg Board of Education Office. Paper copies can be dropped through the mail slot at the front door of the Board of Education Office. Note that the time of the meal drop at Pinewood Gardens has been changed to 11:30 a.m. Email our Food Services Supervisor Mark Bindus with any questions: mbindus@twinsburgcsd.org

Students do not have school April 10 through 14. April 15 is #RESET Day, so teachers will not be introducing new instruction that day, however; the students will have the opportunity to catch up on assignments, to read, and to engage in independent educational activities. Teachers will post reminders on Wednesday morning, Powers said.