At the end of the school day on Monday, March 16th, schools across the state closed at the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton as the result of preventative measures agsinst the spread of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. The break will last until April 3rd at which point the state will re-evaluate whether it is safe to return to school or not.
With many parents and guardians now working from home, we have compiled a list of available, county academic resources for families as education continues in the home in a remote fashion.
Along with online resources, Pickaway County schools are also facilitating Grab-N-Go lunch programs to facilitate lunch (and breakfasts in some instances) to students during the break.
Teays Valley Local's meal program begins March 23rd and will be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ashville Elementary, South Bloomfield Elementary, Scioto Elementary, Lakes at Ashton Village, Carvel Manor, Caravan MHP, Lockbourne Lodge, Meadowbrook MHP, Ashville Country Estates, Orient United Methodist Church, and Rock Church of Southern Point. The district asks that families be prepared to provide their student's name and ID. Elementary School pickups will be at the normal after-school parent pick-up area. In all other locations, look for the school bus.
Circleville City School District's lunch and breakfast program is held at 424 E Mound Street at the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center in Circleville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students receive a lunch and the next day's breakfast upon visit. Additionally, PICCA offers routes from Elseas and Twin Oaks in small groups to take students through the drive-through on the west side of the building and then returns to drop students back off immediately after. Daily additional routes provided on an as rotating basis with school bus in town. Listen for the horn and come out and grab a lunch! Open to any child ages 3-19.
Logan Elm's meal program begins March 23rd as students may pick up three lunches and three breakfasts for Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday, students can return to get two additional breakfasts and lunches. Starting Monday, March 23rd, lunches and breakfasts will be distributed five at a time. Families unable to pick up meals can contact their child's principal to make other arrangements. Distribution locations: Laurelville Elementary (9:30a.m.-noon) by walk up to the cafeteria entrance. Logan Elm High School: (9:30 a.m.-noon) via drive-thru at the main entrance/front sidewalk. Meals will be given to students present at the time of pick-up.
The Westfall Cares Foundation distributed boxes of meals on Wednesday, March 18th by curbside pick-up. Additional food packs are being planned, please check in with the Westfall Cares Foundation Facebook page for details as those are announced (click link here).