Influenza/Coronavirus

Updated Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:30 pm

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This page is dedicated to providing information and updates about the coronavirus and the district’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of all students in our buildings. 


IMPORTANT UPDATES 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Instructional Packets for Primary and Intermediate students are available to be picked up between 8:00-Noon on Wednesday and Thursday this week. 

High School and Middle School Students should check Canvas and their Email on a daily basis. 

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Teachers and staff are working today to prepare lessons for the upcoming weeks. 

Click Here for Student Assignment Information. 

 

Fundraiser packets can be dropped off the GIS/GPS from 5:00-7:00pm this evening or go to 

https://www.crossroadscandlesfundraising.com/pto-fundraiser-123.html

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Members of the GEA, OAPSE, and Galion City Schools administration are collaborating in an effort to support our Galion students and families. Our goal is to not only support our students academically but, to ensure food is available to assist our students and families for at least the next three weeks.

Starting Monday, March 16, 2020 the Galion City Schools team will be collecting non-perishable items that will be donated to local pantries.  Items may be dropped off at GHS, GMS, GIS, or GPS. Buildings will be open on Monday from 11:00am - 3:00pm or Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  Items may also be dropped off at the Administrative building Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Galion City Schools food service and transportation departments are also collaboratively working to deliver meals throughout the city beginning Tuesday for children ages 1-18. 

We take pride in our daily efforts to care for our students and are happy to do what we can to support them during this time.  Our deepest appreciation is extended in advance to those willing to assist us by donating items.

To sign up or for additional information, please see the announcements below.


Friday, March 13, 2020

Starting Saturday, March 14 - April 5, 2020 ALL extracurricular activities are cancelled.  This includes all athletics events, practices, clubs & organizations.

 

We are very proud to announce that during the closure, we will start delivering FREE breakfast & lunch to Galion children ages 1-18.  Only one form per family is needed. It must be completed by a Parent/Guardian and must be completed no later than 10:00am Monday, March 16, 2020. 

You will be notified by phone on Monday evening with an estimated delivery time. 

Galion Schools Closure: Food Request Form

This program will only run during the closure. It will not run over the regularly scheduled Spring Break week. 

 


Medication 

Anyone who needs to pick up their child's medication from the school may do so between 11:00-3:00 on Monday, March 16.  Call your school office to make arrangements if necessary.  Our office time will be very limited during the closure. 


Spring Break 

At this time we will follow the regular school calendar which includes Spring Break April 6-12.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020 as planned. 

What Galion City Schools is Doing

Galion City Schools (GCS) is working closely with ODH and other county agencies to monitor the situation and develop a coordinated and comprehensive public health plan to ensure we are prepared if cases arise in our community. GCS will be prepared to implement public health recommendations as required. Updated information will be shared with the community and posted here as it becomes available.

 


Local Superintendents in Crawford County Announce Protocols

  • Mr. Mark Robinson, Buckeye Central Local School District
  • Mr. Todd Martin, Colonel Crawford Local Schools
  • Mr. Court Sturts, Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Mr. Matthew Henderson, Crestline Exempted Village School District
  • Mr. James Grubbs, Galion City School District
  • Mr. Greg Nickoli, Pioneer Career & Technology Center
  • Mr. Fred Fox, Wynford Local School District

 

School officials from area public schools conducted a meeting today to announce a series of common protocols for addressing novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 in our immediate area at this time, multiple area superintendents met to provide a collaborative response to the current health challenge in our state and nation.

There was agreement on the following matters:

  • Agreement to suspend all large, indoor gatherings between March 16th and April 5th and to then reassess the next steps at that time, including all field trips
  • Districts will provide deep cleaning of buildings and facilities;
  • Any possible closing of schools would be announced jointly and be made in consultation with a county or state health official;
  • Providing alternative options to students to address academic work in the event of the closure of school for multiple days;
  • Agreement to partner with local public health offices as applicable (Galion City Health Department and Crawford County Public Health) regarding strategic steps and recommendations for specific action; 
  • Districts will develop regular communication protocols to maintain communications with students, parents, and community members.

The school districts have conferred and met with local public health officials and they have provided their support of the above listed community measures and are committed to continuing to work with Crawford County School Districts to protect the health of Crawford County residents.

Each school district will be conducting communications to their constituents on this matter. The purpose of this press release is to provide a consistent set of protocols for schools within the immediate area.

Follow up questions regarding local school actions can be directed to each of the Superintendents. General information about COVID-19 can be found at

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

If residents have further general questions about COVID-19 they should contact the Ohio Department of Health call center at 1-833-427-5634 between 9:00am – 8:00pm seven days a week.

If residents have specific health-related questions, they should contact their physician.

Download Press Release 

 


CCP Students

OSU Students -no face to face class -  follow each instructor's directions for keeping up with work. 

 

NCSC Students- No Classes on NCSC campus Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17. 

View full letter from NCSC President regarding classes on campus. 

NCSC classes at Galion High School will be conducted as usual. 

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

On March 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update in which they stated that, despite the coronavirus being detected within the U.S., the virus is not spreading throughout the country.

The CDC is reporting that the risk to the general American public remains low.

Additional information for the U.S. is available on the CDC website.

 

From the Ohio Department of Health

View ODH Website

Last Updated: 03/11/20 (Updated daily at 2 p.m.)
  • 4 confirmed cases in Ohio
  • 24 people under investigation*

* Persons who have been tested for COVID-19 and whose laboratory results are pending. PUIs have exhibited symptoms of respiratory illness AND, within 14 days of symptoms starting, either traveled to China or been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.


Best Practice

As a best practice for overall health in cold and influenza season, the CDC recommends that individuals receive the influenza vaccination and engage in everyday, preventive measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness, such as:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (i.e., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Take any anti-viral medication prescribed to you as instructed.

 Keep Sick Children at Home

If child has a fever greater than 100.0 and keep at home until fever free for 24 hours without the aide of Tylenol or Advil. Please understand that the use of these products does not make the student non-contagious. 

Report your student's absence to the school office.

 

 March 3 PARENT LETTER

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