As we approach the final weeks of our 2020-21 school year I want to say thank you for your trust in our programming at Re-Education Services. Our students and staff are to be commended on giving their all during these challenging times. Although we have come a long way in keeping the COVID number of cases down we will continue to follow those same guidelines until the end of the school year as ALL Ohio schools have chosen to do.
The following communications were shared with Ohio educational personnel in the past few days:
5/15: Governor DeWine sent the following email to Superintendents to clarify that the 5/14 vaccinated persons guidance does not apply to schools as a majority of students are still unvaccinated.
Message from Governor Mike DeWine:
Dear Education Leader,
Thank you for your hard work this year to provide safe and healthy in-person educational opportunities to Ohio’s students. As you may have seen, the Centers for Disease Control recently revised their recommendations around mask guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated. While Ohio will be amending its health orders to comply with this new CDC guidance, in order to maintain consistency and model safe behavior for Ohio’s students, these changes do not affect the existing order requiring the use of facial coverings and other health protocols in our schools. With limited numbers of students vaccinated, it is important that we continue these safety measures through the end of the current school year. I appreciate the efforts that you have undertaken locally to protect students and I look forward to continuing to work together for Ohio’s kids.
5/15: The CDC updated their 5/13 guidance to state the following:
CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.
We will continue to follow communications from the CDC and our Governor during the summer months and we will follow up on how best to proceed in our opening for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.
Again, thank you for your understanding and continued support of Re-Education Services.
Fredrick A. Frisco