August 5

August 5 - Anticipated Opening Pathway & Reopening Update

Jonathan Alder Families,

As a district, we are diligently working to update and refine our plans for the upcoming school year.  Here are the Education Plans, Pathways & Decision Framework for Reopening (JALSD Planes de educacio´n y caminos 2020-21) we shared previously.  On Friday afternoon, you will receive specifics from your child’s building principal as to how our plans will look in each building.

The deadline for Option 2: Jonathan Alder Digital Academy (JADA) has been moved back to the end of the day Monday, August 10.

Preguntas frecuentes de JADA en español
JADA Parent Learning Coach & Family Success Plan
JADA Registration Form

We anticipate returning to school on Monday, August 24 under Pathway 1B - Hybrid 50% Capacity, however, we may have to implement various Pathways throughout the school year.  Please refer to the Decision Framework (pgs. 3&4) on how and why a Pathway may be implemented. Information regarding specific building Orientations and Open House dates and format will be forthcoming. Student assignments for Pathway 1B are being established for the district as follows:

  • Students with last names A-K will be Group A and students with last names L-Z will be Group B.
  • Group A will attend in-person school on Monday and Tuesday and will be engaged in online learning Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Group B will be engaged in online learning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and attend in-person school on Thursday and Friday.
  • Students with qualifying exceptions and/or anomalies as determined by the Department of Student Services may have an alternative schedule. Families will be contacted by the Director of Student Services should this apply to their child, Preschool-12th grade.
We understand that conflicts are inevitable and would like to accommodate if possible. However, we cannot promise that all requests for a change can be made.  If you have a hardship and need to request a change in your child's Hybrid Group A or B assignment, please complete this form by August 12.  Principals will work diligently to try to accommodate your request.

If there is flexibility in your family schedule and you are open to switching days, we would also appreciate it if you could indicate that on the form. All changes will be communicated and confirmed by the building principal.

A Preschool FAQ can be found here. We will continue to keep you updated as the Ohio Department of Education finalizes their guidance for Preschool programs.

All of our plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions, data about the status of the pandemic, and updates, guidance and orders received from public health and government officials. We will continue to share more details throughout the next several weeks as we are able. We also encourage you to continue to visit our district website for updates and information. If you have specific questions regarding the start of school, please contact your building principal.  

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we navigate all of this together.


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