Stow-Munroe Falls families can change school plans through Thursday

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies
Kent Weeklies

Following new information released today from the Summit County Public Health on schools reopening, Stow-Munroe Falls families have until Thursday, Aug. 13, if they want to switch their student’s plan.

An announcement sent out Monday evening from Superintendent Tom Bratten said the 6 foot social distance for all students and additional requirements from the Ohio Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) will now force the district “to now open in the new Orange/Red Status, which is our hybrid learning model, in the event Summit County is in Yellow, Orange or Red designation at the time school starts.”

Students with last names beginning A-L will attend school in person Monday/Tuesday and remotely learn Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Students with last names M-Z will attend in person Thursday/Friday while remote learning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If students have extenuating circumstances or students living in the same home with different last names must contact their building principal to request a change. The district is requesting that all families (even those that made a designation in FinalForms) to contact the building principal to request a change between Group A and Group B. This building principal contact must be made to complete any switch between Group A and Group B.

Saying the district aims to remain transparent with all of its families, Bratten acknowledged that “some level of risk will always be present when students and school district employees occupy school district facilities.”

Families wanting to make a change should email restart2020@smfcsd.org with their students name, building, grade, and plan through Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m.