Good Morning Washington Local,
Welcome back from Spring Break. We hope everyone found time to rest and reset during a beautiful glimpse of spring. We are looking forward to our first student five-day week of the year.
On everyone's mind is the recent rise in Covid cases we've seen--especially among our neighbors to the north, but also here in Ohio. We continue to work very closely with the Health Department and will continue to encourage everyone to mask up and wash up! Washing our hands, not touching our faces, and wearing a mask are all factors that prevent the spread of Covid. We will keep safety measures in place, and we ask you to do the same so we can continue with school, sports, and activities, as planned. We are so close...let's not take unnecessary risks with just a few weeks of school remaining.
Another way we can all help end Covid is to get vaccinated. We will be receiving information from the Health Department today about running a voluntary vaccine clinic for our 16-18 year old students and any eligible family members who want to receive the vaccine. Please read carefully. This will be voluntary. Students will need to have permission from a parent or guardian. Although I am strongly encouraging students and families to get the vaccine because we all want a return to normal, I also understand there are many factors people are weighing. I will tell you however how good it felt to hug my mom for the first time in a year!
If you are interested in receiving a vaccine and/or you have a child(ren) between 16-18 to whom you will give permission to be vaccinated, could you fill out the survey here
? This is not a sign-up. We just need to provide information to the Health Department about how large our clinic will need to be. Stay tuned for more information. All Washington Local families are eligible to receive the vaccine at the Whitmer Vaccine Clinic as well as Whitmer High School students between 16-18.
At the last Board of Education Meeting, the Board discussed opening BOE meetings to the public. There will be 23 seats open and two reserved for union presidents. If you are interested in attending the BOE Meeting on Wednesday, April 21, you can call the Board Office beginning Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 am to reserve a seat. Spots will be available on a first come-first reserved basis. We will ask you for an email at the time you make the call. Please call 419-473-8220 to reserve your seat. Board meetings will continue to be live-streamed at https://wlsoh.info/BoardLivestream
Last, but certainly not least, we will be live-streaming the Shoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, April 14 at noon at https://wlsoh.info/BoardLivestream
. What a great moment this is in Washington Local's history! The ceremony will take place at noon and all students will have the opportunity to participate throughout the remainder of the week in the festivities. Due to social distancing concerns, this event is not open to the public. The Silver Creek Groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 and will also be live-streamed at https://wlsoh.info/BoardLivestream
Ramadan Mubarek! If your child is observing Ramadan and needs a place during lunch, please let your school principal know.
Stay well. Continue to keep sick kids home. Wash your hands and Mask Up! We can do this!
Kadee Anstadt, Ed.D.
Washington Local Schools
3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43606