Frequently Asked Questions About School Closure
Q: If students don't return this year, will the guidance department contact them to finish their high school schedules?
A: If that situation arises we will create a plan and inform parents/students about the process in a timely fashion.
Q: How do I get my report card for the 3rd grading period?
A: Report cards will be available on ProgressBook for CVMS and CHS. Report cards will be mailed for C.H.Campbell and Hilltop next week. If you do not have access to ProgressBook please contact your building administrator.
Q: What about state testing?
A: The Ohio Legislature officially passed a bill to eliminate statewide testing for the 2019-2020 school year. The bill also eliminated the requirements for district/building report cards in Ohio this year.
Q: How do seniors turn in the local and PTA scholarship applications?
A: For the local scholarship application and the PTA application, please email a picture to Mrs. Hoover, Guidance Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure to also email the essay for the PTA scholarship. The deadlines have been extended to April 9, 2020.
Q: What about ACT testing?
The Ohio Department of Education stated on 3/14/20, “The Department of Education is committed to working with vendors to identify additional testing opportunities. Additional information regarding assessment timelines and the return of results will be shared when available.” 11th grade students at CHS completed the ACT test on February 26.
Q. Will the date for the end of the 3rd grading period change?
A. The end of the grading period is March 27, 2020.
Q: What is happening with AP testing?
Q. Will my child lose their perfect attendance achievement for missing school?
A. Perfect attendance measurement has ended for the year as of March 12.
Q: What about kindergarten registration?
A: Once the Governor permits schools to reopen, a registration date will be determined.
Q. What about the 5th grade Camp Fitch trip?
A. As of now (3/30/2020), the trip is not canceled. We would recommend that you refrain from paying at this time.
Q. What about the 8th grade Washington DC trip?
A. The trip is canceled. The tour company is based in PA and is considered nonessential. When they are able to go to the office they will issue full refunds to our families.
Q: What is happening with winter tournaments?
A: The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced on 3/26/2020 that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Q: If I missed the Board of Education Meeting can I watch it somewhere?
A: During the closure period, Board meetings will be live streamed and available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/canfieldschools.
Q: What about the band Disney trip? Softball trip?
A: A motion was approved to cancel both trips at the March 13, 2020 Board of Education meeting.
Q: What about Spring Break?
A: There will be no changes to Spring Break dates.
Q. What about the Middle School play?
A. At this time, the play is postponed until further notice.
Q. What about the High School play?
A. At this time, the play is postponed until further notice.
Q. What is the status of Winter/Spring sports, practices, scrimmages, games, tournaments, weightlifting?
A. The OHSAA has issued a mandatory NO CONTACT period for all school-sponsored sports through April 5. Please contact your coach or refer to the OHSAA website for additional guidance. https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/ohsaa-winter-and-spring-sports-update
Q. Will the graduation date or plan change?
A. As of now, the date and plans have not changed.
Q. Will the NHS hours requirements/due dates change?
Q: What about the CVMS Gorant candy fundraiser?
A: The Gorant candy fundraiser is canceled. PTA will return all monies collected. If you have checks that have not been turned in, please return or void the checks and let the buyer know.
Q: What about prom?
Q: Is Spring Fest canceled at C.H.?
Q: When are CVMS Yearbook orders due?
A: As of now, April 3.
Q: What about kindergarten registration?
A: It is postponed for the time being, we will update the community once we know more.
Q: Will I be refunded for tickets purchased for Spring Fest/Family Fun Night?
A: The PTA will refund the ticket cost to families at a later date. We will let families know once a date and time are confirmed. Chinese Auction items will be raffled off another time.
Access to the Schools/Teachers
Q: Are the buildings open?
A: As of March 20, 2020, all buildings and the board office are closed. Please call and leave a message or email an administrator.
Mr. Moldovan, CHS Mmoldovan@canfieldschools.net
Mr. Shields, CHS Rshields@canfieldschools.net
Mr. Rubin, CVMS Jrubin@canfieldschools.net
Mr. Flood, CVMS Mflood@canfieldschools.net
Mr. Maroni, Hilltop Jmaroni@canfieldschools.net
Mr. Lavery, C.H. Tlavery@canfieldschools.net
Mrs. Hagman, Board Office Chagman@canfieldschools.net
Q: Who can I contact if my child is experiencing fear and anxiety about COVID 19 or being out of school?
A: Our guidance counselors are available. Please reach out to them via email.
Diane Dankovich, email@example.com
Angela Alexandrides, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Kalina, TKalina@canfieldschools.net
Becky Heikkinen ,email@example.com
Candy Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Can my child(ren) pick up educational supplies at school?
A: Students may enter the buildings on Monday, March 16, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to get items from lockers. Students must use the main entrance to gain access to the building during this time. No more than 10 students may enter a building at a time. If you are unable to come to school during this time you will need to call the building to make arrangements.
Q: How do I get my students medication from the school?
A: Parents may pick up medications on Monday, March 16, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to come to school during this time you will need to call the building to make arrangements with the school nurse. Parents must use the main entrance to gain access to the building during this time.
Q: How will the initial conversation between student and teacher begin?
A: Teachers will make phone calls, send emails, and use teacher communication apps as necessary.
Q. How can I communicate with my teacher?
A. Teachers will be available daily from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will be answering emails and making phone calls during this time. Teachers will make every effort to respond within 24 hours to all requests.
Q: What grade levels need to pick up packets?
A: K-8 students who do not have internet access for our curriculum may pick up packets.
Q: What time can I pick up the packet for my child(ren)?
A: Packets may be picked up on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for K-8 students who are unable to access the curriculum online. Contact your building administrator if you need alternate arrangements.
Q: Do I need to pick up packets every week?
A: No. The packet you pick up will cover the mandated 3 week closure.
Q: How and when do I return the packet for my child(ren)?
A: Please return packets when school is back in session.
Q: What is expected of my students during this time?
A: Research shows that keeping a routine and schedule is best for children when not in “brick and mortar” for learning. Students are expected to check in daily for important information including due dates. Students are expected to email the teacher any questions/concerns. Our teachers have prepared quality content and it is expected to be completed to the best of the students ability.
Q. Will my child(ren) need to print items?
A. TBD. May vary by grade level and teacher or student preference. Please email the teacher for specific details.
Q: My student has an IEP meeting scheduled. Will the date change?
A: Assuming staff and parent availability, the district is making every effort to meet IEP meeting deadlines via phone or internet conference calling.
Q. How much time will my student need to work online?
A. This is dependent on the grade level. Elementary/Middle should expect about an hour of work per day. High School will vary by class. We are working hard to ensure that students and parents are not overwhelmed.
Q: Is there Public WiFi in the parking lot between City Hall and the Middle School?
A: Beginning 3/26/20 there is now a public wifi network in the parking lot named “Canfield City Public” this network is not password protected, so all families would need to do is park and have their device connect to the network. Currently the network is available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thank you Verizon Wireless for providing the HotSpots as well as Dom Rozzo and Steve Kolenich for making this happen quickly.
Q: Can my child(ren) use a school computer?
A: If a student does not have access to a computer, please call your building administrator to make arrangements to use a Canfield Local School District device. A parent/guardian will need to pick the device up and sign the Instructional Property Loan Agreement.
Q: What if we only have one computer and 3 or more students in the household?
A: If there are 3 or more students enrolled in the District and living in the same household, you may request a Canfield Local School District device from the building administrator. Requests will be evaluated based on availability of devices and number of students in the household. The District may not be able to accommodate every request.
Q: Is there Internet access available for my child(ren)?
A: If you do not have Internet access, please contact your building administrator. Note that there may be a few locations in Canfield that public WiFi is available from a car parked in the parking lot, including the Canfield McDonalds.
Q: What if my child or I have technical issues accessing the online materials?
A. The District has established a technical support help desk email address. Please email email@example.com with your name, contact information, teacher's name, and what issue you are having. We have expanded our technical support team for this emergency and they will contact you back as quickly as possible.
Q: When can I pick up a chromebook?
A: If you need a chromebook, please contact your building administrator to make arrangements. A parent or guardian must be present to sign the Instructional Property Loan Agreement.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Q: Is it too late to sign up for the free and reduced lunch program?
A: You can download an application on our Food Service Page or by clicking here. Please call 330-727-1527 for more information.
Q: What about students who participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
A: During the mandated school closure of 3 weeks, we want to continue to do what is best for our families and students. We will continue to offer meals to our students participating in the free or reduced lunch program. Each Monday, a week of grab and go meals will be available for pick at Canfield High School by the tennis courts from 11-1. Please call the food service department if you will be taking advantage of this opportunity so we can prepare the meals. The number is 330-727-1527.
Q: How do I pick up lunches if I am part of the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
A: Each Monday, a week of grab and go meals will be available for pick at Canfield High School by the tennis courts from 11-1 for families participating in the program.
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every attempt to answer within 24 hours.