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July 31 Update

July 31, 2020


To All Connected to Liberty Union-Thurston Schools,


             Many people have asked, What will be different for remotely learning in the fall of 2020 from the spring of 2020?  The Liberty Union Schools have been busy preparing for the reopening of school.  The current plan is to return with 100% remote learning -- Public Health Alert System Level 3 Color Red and Liberty Union Schools Tier 3. Yes, this is the same delivery method that we moved to in March, but some things will be different now than in the spring:

  • Many curriculum products have been digitized to be offered in a remote learning setting

  • Teachers will be provided on-going professional development through an Ashland University online course entitled Online Education Best Practices

  • Teacher expectations have been developed regarding: communication, weekly schedule of assignments, office hours, and online teaching; additionally teachers will be in the school buildings with access to all of their instructional materials

  • Attendance Guidelines have been provided by the Ohio Department of Education

  • Parent tutorials are being made to help assist with technology and curriculum resources   


             But, we have also been preparing for when we have the opportunity to return to in person learning. The principals and teachers have plans to normalize school as much as possible with recess breaks, offering specials and electives, eating lunch in the cafeteria, and creative learning time outside. 

School will be different. We will have to adjust our plans as we implement them. It will not be perfect. These are all facts. But, we are working hard to make school both educationally effective, engaging, and fun for students!  

Next week we will communicate information about class lists for the elementary students, class schedules for the middle and high school students, as well as online activities for the first three days of school - August 12, 13, and 14. 

The school offices are now open, so please contact them with questions. If you have made comments/questions on our district social media accounts and we have missed responding, please contact the school offices with your questions. 

LUES: 740-862-4143

LUMS: 740-862-4126

LUHS: 740-862-4107 


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PARENT PORTAL OPEN

The parent portal is open for parents to complete annual enrollment forms. These forms will allow parents to update information as well as indicate if they will be choosing remote learning even when schools return to in person instruction. Additionally, these forms will allow parents to request transportation, again in the event that we return to in person schooling. Here are video tutorials to assist you.  

How to login or create a LU Parent Portal account

How to complete your's child's LU Parent Portal online forms


Please complete these forms by August 4th



FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

The Monday, August 3rd food pick up will be the last 7 day meal service pickup at no charge. On Monday, August 10th food pick up will be for 2 days at no charge.  3 more days of food can be provided for Liberty Union students only, and it will be charged according to the students meal status...free, reduced, or paid.  

Wednesday, August 12th is the first day of school. Again, after this date, only Liberty Union students will be able to receive food service and it will be charged according to the students meal status...free, reduced, or paid. 

Weekly food pick up will be available each Monday as long as remote learning is taking place.   


Please email or text Jan Friedrich if you plan to pick up food each week moving forward. 

jan.friedrich@libertyunion.org or 614-579-8807.


COLOR CODED CHART OF REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

The school board approved the Reset, Restart, Reopening Plan on July 22nd, and the plan flexes as the Ohio Public Health Alert System changes. The chart below provides a brief overview of the plan.

Currently, the school district is preparing to return to school with 100% remote learning for all students -- Public Health Alert System Level 3 Color Red and Liberty Union Schools Tier 3.  

Public Health Alert System Level 1 Color Yellow

Public Health Alert System Level 2 Color Orange

Public Health Alert System Level 3 Color Red

Public Health Alert System Level 4 Color Purple

Liberty Union Schools Tier 1

Liberty Union Schools Tier 2

Liberty Union Schools Tier 3

Liberty Union Schools Tier 3

Students Attend Buildings Five Full Days a Week

Students Attend Buildings in 1/2 Capacity Schedule

100% Remote Learning

100% Remote Learning


Monday/Tuesday: Last Name A-L Thursday/Friday: Last Name M-Z

Teachers Present in School Buildings with Office Hours that are Communicated to Parents and Students

Teachers Choice to be Present in School Buildings with Office Hours Communicated to Parents and Students


Wednesday Dedicated to Remote Learning




Social Distancing and Mask Wearing Enforced






Sincerely,




Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District