NORDONIA HILLS — The eighth-grade trip to Washington D.C. has been postponed until the fall, due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Superintendent Joe Clark stated in a notice sent to district families today that the new dates for the trip, a tradition for eighth-grade students, will now be Oct. 28 through 30, during the students' freshman year. In addition, this year’s seventh-graders will have their trip rescheduled for May 2021.

"The most likely dates for the trip are May 24 through 26, and we are working with Nowak tours to confirm these dates," Clark said. "The reason for rescheduling this trip is to try to help defer the financial burden of families who may be affected by job loss or layoff during the current crisis, and ensure as many students as possible can experience their class trip."

Those with questions should contact Bryan Seward at bryan.seward@nordoniaschools.org or Justin Shank at justin.shank@nordoniaschools.org.

In addition, Clark said that  Nordonia's National Honor Society is asking residents to make a card of well wishes for the local nursing home and assisted living seniors "who are isolated at this time." Cards can be dropped off in a box in the high school lobby Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"Cards will be picked up and distributed weekly," Clark said. "Let our community know they are not alone."