Groveport Madison Schools response to coronavirus situation

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“We know this is a challenging time for all families. We want to reaffirm our commitment to do whatever we can to support our Cruiser students and their families during this very difficult time,” said Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Garilee Ogden.

The following information was supplied by Groveport Madison Schools.

Online classes begin March 18

Students will get their assignments and directions through their Clever portal.

Student schedule for the next three weeks

At this time, students will not report back to their schools until Monday, April 6. All of our schools will be closed at the end of the day on Tuesday, March 17 after our staff professional development, and they will remain closed until we return from the extended break. Our staff will still be working during this time, but they will be working remotely. They will remain available by email to answer questions and to assist students and their parents/guardians from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Scheduled spring break

Groveport Madison Schools intends to continue with our scheduled spring break, which runs from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 19.

What students will be expected to do during the extended break

Schools are still considered to be “in session” during the extended break. While students will not be reporting to school, they are still responsible for completing daily assignments, just as they would be if they were in school. Students will log into their Clever accounts to get their daily assignments and instructions from their teachers. Sign-in instructions are avaiable in the column on the right side of this webpage.

Checking completion of student assignments and monitoring attendance

While our school buildings are closed, teachers will be posting lessons and assignments and checking their students’ daily progress and monitoring assignments.

High school students

All high school students must continue their studies online to earn the credits needed for graduation. The students’ teachers will monitor the completion of assignments. High school counselors will be in touch with seniors to ensure students remain on track for graduation. Should students or parents have questions about graduation requirements, please email the student’s assigned counselor.

If you have specific questions regarding your child’s assignments or special needs, please email the teacher(s). For general questions about the extended break, please email us at gm.communications@gocruisers.org.

Groveport Madison Grab & Go Meal Plans

Our food services department will provide a Grab & Go-style bagged meal consisting of both lunch and breakfast items (breakfast for the next morning).

Meal service will run from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., M-F. Meals are available to all children age 18 and under – at no cost. Grab & Go meal service will be provided at the following locations:
– Asbury Elementary School – 5127 Harbor Blvd., Cols.
– Dunloe Elementary School – 3200 Dunloe Rd., Cols.
– Glendening Elementary School – 4200 Glendening Dr., Groveport
– Madison Elementary School – 4600 Madison School Dr., Cols.
– Middle School Central – 541 Main St., Groveport
– Middle School North – 5474 Sedalia Dr., Cols.

To better serve students who aren’t within easy walking distance of the above-listed schools, we also will have a mobile Grab & Go meal service. We will use some of our school buses to take the pre-packaged meals to various parks and other locations throughout the school district. The mobile Grab & Go meal locations are:
– Berwick Plaza – 2745 Winchester Pike, Columbus
– Brice Christian Academy – 3160 Brice Rd, Brice
– Cruiser Park – 4677 Bixby Rd, Groveport
– First Baptist Church of Groveport – 5521 Groveport Rd, Groveport
– Jerry Garver YMCA – 6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester
– Independence Park – 3065 Dewbourne Dr, Reynoldsburg
– McFayden Park, corner of E. Howard Rd. & Jermoore Road, Obetz
– Spangler Park – 2748 Spangler Rd, Columbus

Meal service at the mobile Grab & Go locations also will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., M-F, and the meals are free to anyone age 18 and younger. NOTE: To more clearly identify our serving locations, we have ordered banners that will be placed in front of the schools. They also will be mounted on the side of the buses when they’re stopped at the mobile Grab & Go meal service locations. While service begins on Monday, we likely won’t have the banners until mid-week.

Chromebook Computers

All K-12 students will be using their Chromebook computers to complete daily online assignments. On March 13, all elementary school students will check out their Chromebook computer and charger to take home for the extended break. Middle and high school students already have Chromebook computers and chargers assigned to them for use at home and at school.

Accessing online learning tools

If your student is having trouble signing into Clever, the dashboard that students use to access their online learning applications, directions can be found on the extended break page we have created. The link to the extended break page can be found below. You can also email your teacher and they will reach out to the tech department for support.

Internet access at home
If you do not have internet access at your home, please contact the school in which your oldest student attends. We will be happy to discuss options for your child to get internet access to complete their online studies.

For more information go to gocruisers.org.

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