Groveport Madison staff to receive vaccine

Governor Mike DeWine has put school staff members at the forefront of his efforts to vaccinate Ohioans from COVID-19 and ensure safe classroom environments for the state’s students and school personnel.

We’ve just been notified that Groveport Madison has been assigned Feb. 3, 4, and 5 for the initial vaccine to be administered and Feb. 24, 25, and 26 for the second administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 80 percent of our staff and bus drivers have expressed their desire to be vaccinated. Because of the large number of people required to be away from their schools to receive the vaccines, classes must be held remotely on Feb. 4, 5, 25, and 26.

Unfortunately, our assigned dates for staff to receive the vaccines are non-negotiable.

The vaccines will only be administered to staff in two locations within Franklin County (neither is located within our school district).

We realize this schedule disproportionately impacts the Group B (Blue) schedule. If our staff doesn’t get the vaccines on the above-listed dates, they will have to wait until the vaccines are made available to the general public, possibly sometime later this summer.

Your child’s teacher(s) will ensure there are assignments or recorded lessons in place during the time they are away from their class so that learning will continue without interruption. Feel free to email your child’s teacher if you have a specific question about upcoming lessons or assignments.

I have to say that I’m very proud of our staff and their commitment to keeping themselves healthy so that they can continue to serve your children – and the Groveport Madison community. From what I’ve been told thus far, of the 16 Franklin County school districts, Groveport Madison has the highest percentage of staff members (including our bus drivers) slated to be vaccinated during February. I think that’s a real testament to how much they care for and about your children.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s principal.
Garilee Ogden, superintendent
Groveport Madison Schools

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