COVID & The Classroom

Strongsville City Schools to transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving break

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated Monday through Friday, 17 people are isolating and 160 people are quarantining.

Fairview Park City Schools to transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving break

List of Northeast Ohio schools closed on Friday, Nov. 13

Geneva Area City Schools closed Friday due to staff shortages

Brecksville-Broadview Heights elementary schoolers to remain in hybrid learning; high schoolers transition to remote learning due to COVID-19 outbreak

  Twinsburg City School District blames Halloween house party for spike in COVID-19 cases at high school

2 students, 1 staff member at Wickliffe High School test positive for COVID-19

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Valley Forge High School basketball, football teams on quarantine after player tests positive for COVID-19

Madison Comprehensive High School students to learn virtually for 1 week due to staff illness

Barberton City Schools to dedicate day to mental health after noticing increased stress among students

Cuyahoga Falls City School District adapts learning plan after overwhelming response in survey of families

University of Akron adds 3 weeks of remote learning to spring semester to curb spread of COVID-19

Tri-C cancels spring break, adapts calendar due to COVID-19 concerns

District: Willoughby Middle, South High School students to learn virtually due to staff absences, quarantines

The students start online learning Friday.

Midview High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Midview Schools is working with Lorain County Health Department to conduct contract tracing.

  Governor to unveil latest alert levels for Ohio on Thursday; Cuyahoga County prepares for ‘purple’

Many school districts in Cuyahoga County will base in-class or remote-only learning decisions on the county's alert level

  Painesville City Schools superintendent explains why he let students return to in-person learning

Painesville City Schools superintendent explains while he let students return to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lorain Schools reports two new coronavirus cases

2 Hilltop Elementary School students test positive for COVID-19

Sidney Fenn Elementary School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Painesville City Schools transition to virtual learning until Lake County’s COVID-19 threat level drops

  Strongsville parents express concern over school district’s decision to switch back to in-person learning

Oberlin College: 6 positive COVID-19 cases on campus

Ohio Education Association urges Gov. DeWine to further fund schools amid COVID-19

An Ohio Education Association statement said the “rainy day fund” contains 2.7 billion dollars.

Twinsburg Schools reports coronavirus case in staff member

The district did not mention any plan to close schools.

  All Strongsville City Schools students return to in-person learning amid COVID-19 pandemic

All students in Strongsville City Schools return to in-person learning.

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District students to continue at-home schooling through winter break

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District began its 2020-21 school year at home on Sept. 8 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

5 positive COVID-19 cases in Rittman Exempted Village School district

Five students, a 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th grader, are presumed positive for COVID-19.

Strongsville City Schools' school board to hold emergency meeting, discuss restart plan

The Strongsville school system currently has four COVID-19 positive students in isolation, and 86 students are in quarantine due to exposure.

  Concerns about school grow as reported coronavirus cases rise in Ohio

Parents react to new one-day increase in cases

  Akron Public Schools grappling with decision to have students return to classrooms

Akron Public School members are trying to decide whether or not it is safe to send their students back into the classrooms.

  Mayfield Middle School: 96 students, 11 staff members quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

107 people were exposed to the 7th grade student who tested positive for COVID-19.

Lorain City Schools announces COVID-19 website development after 2 staff members test positive for COVID-19

19 News will let you know when Lorain City School’s COVID-19 website is completed.

  Brecksville-Broadview Heights teachers’ union at odds with Board of Ed. about returning to classroom full-time on Oct. 26

Teachers and students have actually been back in the classroom since September 8. But they’ve been working under a hybrid model.

Eastlake Middle School temporarily shuts down after 1 more student tests positive for COVID-19

19 News has also confirmed there will be remote learning during the closure.

Eastlake Middle School 8th graders must quarantine through Oct. 16 after student tests positive for COVID-19

All affected students are slated to return to campus and their extracurricular activities on Oct. 19 if they do not show symptoms and they are not taking fever-reducing medications.

Lake Catholic High School cancels football game after player tests positive for COVID-19

Refunds will be available next week.

Kent State University students to transition to remote learning after spring break

Kent State will offer both hybrid and remote classes for the 2021 spring semester.

Newcomerstown High School students to learn virtually after student tests positive for COVID-19

High school students begin online learning on Thursday and Friday.

  Getting meals to virtual students suffering from food insecurity in Parma

Even though in-person learning has not yet resumed, cars were lined up all around the parking lot of Parma High School.

North Olmsted City Schools announces transition to hybrid learning

Classes have been online since the start of the school year in August.

  CMSD’s JFK High School finally finished with help of Alumni Association, but won’t have students inside yet

The building is a part of a much larger system-wide renovation project that includes more than 50 school renovations.

  Kent State issues coronavirus alert to students; new rules include ban on parties

Kent State University has issued an alert to students, banning parties for two-weeks among other measures, as Portage County rose to a red risk level.

  New, affordable high speed internet access being installed in 5 Cleveland neighborhoods

Digital C is a non profit working to install affordable high speed internet in five Cleveland neighborhoods.

Cleveland schools CEO on reopening in November: ‘We have not made a decision yet’

Gordon’s remarks come as approximately 38,000 Cleveland school students are fully-immersed in remote learning for the first nine weeks of the school year

  Whirlpool donates washer and dryer to Cleveland charter school because access to clean clothes isn’t available to everyone unfortunately

The staff at Citizens Academy Southeast in Cleveland are partnering with Whirlpool to make sure students have access to clean clothes.

COVID-19 positive staff member at Big Creek Elementary School, district says

Students started the 2020-2021 school year on Sept. 9.

  Akron-area school officials asking drivers to slow down, watch for students collecting meals

Akron Public Schools have been fully online since March.

H. R. Walker Elementary School closed Friday due to COVID-19 case

Walker Elementary is working with the Stark County Health Department, according to the statement.

  Cleveland Public Library offers various programs including tutoring to enhance student learning

School is back in session, and whether it’s virtual or classroom learning, there are a number of challenges due to COVID-19.

Nearly 10,000 Ohio children have been infected with COVID-19; new dashboard shows data for schools, kids

For the first time since the start of the health crisis, the Ohio Department of Health has designated a data dashboard for COVID-19 cases in children and schools.

CMSD awarded $13.7 million after Ohio Department of Education’s funding failure

A Franklin County court said the Ohio Department of Education has to pay Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo city school districts $42 million.

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Schools announces COVID-19 positive employee

The school is going through the contact tracing process with help from the Ashland County Health Department.

  School of Innovation 6th-graders moving online after student tests positive for COVID-19, Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools says

The district has reported three positive cases of COVID-19.

Walsh Jesuit students face expulsion from Cuyahoga Falls school if they don’t admit to attending party

Officials from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls have warned students that they could be dismissed if they are not honest about attending a large house party.

  Geneva native donates customized safety dividers to students in Geneva Area City Schools

Louie DeJesus donated more than 5,000 personal protection dividers to students in the Geneva-Area City School District.

  Coronavirus complicating already challenging situation of finding substitute teachers

Coronavirus has created new problems for school districts -- longer teacher absences, substitute teachers worried about going to class -- with Ohio lessening requirements for becoming a substitute teacher during a teacher shortage

Classes to continue at Oakwood Middle School after positive COVID-19 case

Plain Local Schools Superintendent Brent May said he's confident in the safety procedures put in place.

  Bay Village schools return to in-person learning

After two weeks of e-learning, the doors at Normandy Elementary in Bay Village are back open, and parents are sending their students back into the classroom.

  Northeast Ohio school nurses face more responsibilities, expanded roles during COVID-19 pandemic

School nurses are dealing with additional demand and responsibilities this school year to cope with the COVID-19 response.

Coventry Schools quarantines 9 staff members, moves 2nd grade online after positive COVID-19 test

The school said its goal is returning 2nd graders to the classroom by Sept. 22.

  COVID-19 positive Miami University students throw party, Oxford Police Department says

The young man told an officer that everyone at the party had coronavirus.

More staff members at Mentor elementary school test positive for coronavirus

As a result of the recent infections, remote learning for all Hopkins Elementary School students will be extended through at least Monday, Sept. 21.

  Hackers shut down first day of Toledo Public Schools’ online classes

Most students were out of school beginning at noon Tuesday.

  Northeast Ohio school districts have varying success as remote learning begins for students

Certainly, there were day one problems for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as they tried to navigate beginning a school year educating about 37,000 students online, and district CEO Eric Gordon is asking parents to have patience as they work out the issues.

Bay Village Schools offering in-classroom learning for the first time this semester the week of Sept. 14

The superintendent said in-building mode will be guided by a “Slow Launch Start,” which is a process that brings back up to half of the students in-building at one time to allow teachers to work with smaller groups and to supervise safety protocols.

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s first day: Important updates on virtual learning

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon will be live on 19 News' streaming platforms throughout Tuesday.

  Final distribution of technology to happen this week for Cleveland Metropolitan School District students

Remote classes begin Tuesday, September 8.

Mentor elementary school principal and teacher test positive for COVID-19

Mentor Public Schools confirmed a Hopkins Elementary School teacher and their principal tested positive for COVID-19 over Labor Day weekend.

  John Carroll University having students learn remotely for rest of fall semester due to COVID-19

The decision comes after the university started classes on Aug. 31 virtually without allowing any students to move onto campus.

  Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning

The manager E-Tech Computers in Lakewood is struggling to keep up with the high demand for laptops.

Ohio governor issues new order defining how parents, schools will report COVID-19 infections

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued an order on Thursday that outlines how parents and schools should report coronavirus infections during the academic year.

  Q&A with Cleveland schools’ CEO about technology and training challenges

19 News is following up with Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s CEO as the first day approaches.

  Masks, distant desks and lots of hand sanitizer: A look inside a Northeast Ohio school during the COVID-19 pandemic

Painesville City Local Schools show the changes they made for this school year.

Cleveland Schools CEO talks about digital access, says devices ’still arriving’ week before online school year

"We have to solve this problem permanently," Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon said.

Governor believes increase in Ohio COVID-19 cases could be linked to return of schools, colleges

The 24-hour increase in reported coronavirus cases is the highest it has been in over a month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Tuesday.

  Cuyahoga Falls City Schools works with Local 1 to keep bus drivers working, students safe

Cuyahoga Falls City Schools are doubling up drivers on buses to help with safety protocols and keep drivers employed during distance learning.

  Surge in teacher retirements across Ohio could increase as year progresses

Teacher retirements have doubled in Ohio, according to the State Teachers Retirement System.

  Tools and apps to keep kids motivated and on track during virtual learning

Families in Northeast Ohio are using tools and apps to help keep kids motivated and on track during virtual learning.

  Akron School Board to revisits decision to postpone fall sports during special meeting Monday

The Akron school board will revisit its decision to postpone fall sports for nine weeks with a special board meeting tonight at 5:30 after pressure from some parents

Windham Junior High, High School move to remote learning after positive Covid case

The first two weeks of classes will be online.