Riverside Local Schools
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Important District Updates

As we have seen throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to predict what the future may hold, or what orders and restrictions may or may not be in place at any point during the 2021-2022 school year. Please know that health and safety protocols may change at any time based on new orders or requirements set by local or state health officials.    
 
 As we continue to plan for the 2021-2022 school year, please see the following updates below:
 
Face Masks:

At this time, students and staff will not be required to wear face masks for the 2021-2022 school year. Although not required, face masks will remain optional for any students or staff who would like to wear one.  
 
Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities:

Buildings, classrooms, bathrooms, buses & other high touch areas will continue to be cleaned thoroughly throughout the day.
 
Handwashing:

Hand sanitizer will continue to be located throughout all of our school buildings and available in every classroom and on every bus. Handwashing for students and staff is encouraged throughout the day and time for handwashing will continue to be built into the instructional day at the elementary level. 
 
Symptom & Health Assessment Checks:

Staff and students are encouraged to continue conducting health assessments at home prior to coming to school each day. If exhibiting symptoms of illness, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. 

Contact Tracing:

When made aware of a COVID-19 case, our District Nurse will continue to investigate the case and determine quarantine protocol as well as identify any close contacts.
 
Vaccinations:
 
The District hosted a vaccination clinic for staff members in February and March. A student vaccination clinic for 16 & 17-year-olds was conducted as well in May and June. We encourage all families to visit the Lake County General Health District’s website for updated information on vaccination clinics or vaccination opportunities throughout the area.

School Meals:

The USDA has announced that students will continue receiving free breakfast and lunch meals throughout the 2021-2022 school year. 

Return to In-Person Learning:

We strongly believe that students belong in the classroom and are most successful surrounded by their peers and our talented staff, as well as having daily access to important resources. Therefore, all students will be registered for in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. The District is NOT providing a Remote Learning program.

If a family is concerned with a return to in-person learning and desires a virtual option for health reasons, the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve is managing and staffing a Virtual Learning Academy.
 
If this would be of interest to you, please contact Nick Carrabine at [email protected] for more information.  Please note that students must be approved for the Virtual Learning Academy. Consideration will be given to students who had prior success in remote learning and those with health conditions.