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Info for Ohio's Schools and Districts  - Informacion Para Escuelas y Distritos

For the latest information and updates regarding schools and COVID-19 (coronavirus) click below!

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Ohio's Support Guide for Teachers for English Learners. Click HERE

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Ohio Department of Education's Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts

The purpose of the Ohio Department of Education's Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts is to protect the health and safety of vulnerable members of school communities by spurring local-level, partnership-based discussions and decision-making that will result in locally developed Reset and Restart Education Plans. Through co-design of school community members who will be implementing this plan and those who will be most impacted by its outcome, a diversity of ideas, skills, experiences, and opinions will result in a better plan for students.

Guía de planificación para las escuelas y distritos de Ohio

Joint Statement on Graduation Ceremonies from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health urge school districts to be thoughtful and careful in choosing and planning the best way to celebrate graduation and other milestones. Several options are available and can be successfully implemented all while keeping safe practices in mind

Declaración de Ceremónia de Graduación

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The ordered school-building closure leaves many questions about how the Third Grade Reading Guarantee will be applied for the 2019-2020 school year. Below is information in English and Spanish addressing Ohio’s Third Grade English language arts test spring administration and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee’s retention and Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan provisions.

Career and Technical Education Guidelines
The career-technical education community is uniquely impacted by the ordered school-building closure as many programs require time in laboratories, access to specialized equipment that cannot be used remotely and/or other licensing requirements for successful program completion. Below is information in English and Spanish regarding updates related to the Department of Education's response to the coronavirus health crisis and its impact on the career-technical education community.
Gifted Education

The Ohio Department of Education has posted new information about how gifted education requirements and relevant deadlines have been impacted by the coronavirus-related school-building closure.

Educación para Dotados

PBIS Recognition

The Ohio Department of Education recognizes districts and schools have many priorities to address during the ordered school-building closure; therefore, the deadline for districts to submit applications for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) recognition has been extended to Sept. 30, 2020. Please send questions to

Intervenciones y apoyos conductuales positivos de Ohio

Whole Child Nutrition

During the ordered school-building closure period, schools may continue to receive reimbursement for meals served by participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Schools may operate as open, restricted open or targeted outreach sites. Refer to the map and map site key for available meal service in your area. Contact your school or district for details about their meal programs.

Nutrición para Niños

Students in Foster Care

Children in foster care rely on services typically received in schools for educational stability and access to transportation, food security, health care needs and connection to peers and trusted adults. Due to Ohio’s ordered school-building closure, many children in foster care will require additional support to access these services.

Estudiantes en cuidado de crianza

Parent and Guardian Meal Pickup Policy
Ohio School Meal Distribution Sites

Sitios de Distribución de Comidas Escolares de Ohio

Summer Administration of Current State Tests Canceled, Legacy Ohio Graduation Test Testing Will Resume May 26
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the summer administration of the 2020 Ohio’s State Tests has been canceled. This cancellation encompasses the grade 3 English language arts test and all high school end-of-course tests.
Starting May 26, testing locations that are open may begin administering the online Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The OGT testing window for school year 2019-2020 will close July 31, 2020. The OGT testing window for school year 2020-2021 is scheduled to open Sept. 1, 2020-July 30, 2021.
Ohio Seal of Biliteracy World Language Proficiency Testing Window for Seniors Extended to Aug. 31

The Ohio Department of Education is pleased to announce a one-time extension of the world language proficiency testing window for seniors seeking an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. All world language proficiency testing for seniors in the class of 2020 must be completed by Aug. 31. Additional guidance can be found on the Department’s Seal of Biliteracy webpage. Questions should be directed to Ryan Wertz. FAQ's

Spanish Announcement | Website | FAQ's

Paquetes del cuestionario del censo 2020 que se enví an a los hogares 8/6/2020

Esta semana, la Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. Comenzará a entregar paquetes de cuestionarios del censo 2020 a las puertas de los hogares de Ohio. Esto se hace en áreas donde la mayoría de los hogares no reciben correo en sus direcciones físicas. La entrega de estos paquetes no requerirá contacto entre los trabajadores del censo y los residentes. Sin embargo, los trabajadores del censo usarán equipo de protección personal para su seguridad y la seguridad del público . Para obtener más información, visite la página web de ajustes operativos COVID-19 del Censo 2020

2020 census questionnaire packets being delivered to homes

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin delivering 2020 census questionnaire packets to the front doors of households in Ohio. This is done in areas where most of the households do not receive mail at their physical addresses. Delivery of these packets will not require contact between census workers and residents. However, census workers will wear personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the publicFor more information, please visit the 2020 Census COVID-19 Operational Adjustments webpage


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