Open vision bar

FAQ for Emergency Remote Learning Updated 5/21/2020 at 2:26 p.m.

FAQ

Q: How will we get information in the summer as to what to expect in the Fall?

A: We are currently looking at and researching all options and will follow the guidance from the ODE and the Governor. We will continue to use our website as the central location for communications and to keep you informed during the summer.

Q: How can we drop off items to school and pick up items left in the buildings?

A: Each building is developing a plan to have students pick up items and return items. As plans are finalized they will be added to the website.

Q: Will incoming Kindergartners be evaluated in the fall before school starts for class placement?

A: Incoming kindergarteners will not be screened at this time. Students will be given the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) when the school year begins. Additional screenings such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing, and vision will be completed when it is safe to do so. A preschool information form will be sent to parents to be shared with preschools. This form will help us gather information and better understand and place each child.

Testing/Grades/Scholarships

Q: When is the last day of instruction?

A: Friday, May 29, 2020, is the last day of new instruction for students. This gives our students ample time to finish all assignments.

 

Q: Did the last day of school change?

A: No, the last day of school is June 4, 2020. All work must be completed and turned in on or before June 4, 2020. 

 

Q: How will I get my final transcript from CHS?

A: We will develop a plan to take care of all the bookkeeping issues, including transcripts. We will update all students as soon as we know anything.

 

Q: Since students are not returning this year, will the guidance department contact students to finish their high school schedules?

A:  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 4th 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. If you don’t have access to ProgressBook, please contact your building administrator. 

 

Q: How do I see the Report Card on ProgressBook?

A: In ProgressBook, students and parents need to click on “Report Card” on the left, then “view the paper report card” at the top.  If the parent has multiple children, they will need to click on each child's icon and do the same to get to the report card.

 

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 shoover@canfieldschools.net, 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: What's happening with CCP for the 2020-2021 school year? Who can I contact about CCP?

A: For 2020-2021, Mrs. Kalina has emailed students who have outstanding requirements for CCP classes from YSU or KSU. It is imperative that students check their college email accounts from Kent and YSU to obtain current information.  Universities will treat CCP students like college students. They will share information directly with the students via their college emails, and oftentimes we are not privy to that communication. Many students are still looking at their CHS emails for university communications, but it will be through their university email accounts. Please make sure you discuss this with your child. Contact Mrs. Kalina for more information.

 

Q. Will the NHS hours requirements/due dates change?

A. There is a message posted on the CHS site. Click here to read the message

 

Q: What is happening with AP testing? 

A: Please contact Candy Reed at ckreed@canfieldschools.net 

 

Q. Will the NHS hours requirements/due dates change?

A. TBD

 

Trips/Athletics/Events/Meetings

Q. Will the graduation date or plan change?

A. Due to the emergency remote learning extension and social distancing, we will hold a remote graduation ceremony. We are in contact and working with the senior class officers and advisors in the planning of the remote event. We will communicate the plan once it is finalized. We have a tentative date of June 13, 2020.

 

Q: What about prom?

A: Due to social distancing we will not have a prom for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Q: What about kindergarten registration?

A: The Canfield Local School District is pre-registering incoming kindergarten students residing in Canfield Local School District for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents may complete the pre-registration form on the district website. Completing the pre-registration form does not register a child for kindergarten but will add information to the district database to allow communication to our incoming families. 

 

Q: Is there going to be an NHS Ceremony?

A: We will hold a ceremony in September for this year’s inductees.

 

Q. What about the 5th grade Camp Fitch trip?

A. The trip is canceled. We will be issuing refunds to those who paid.

 

Q. What about the 8th grade Washington DC trip?

A. The trip is canceled. The tour company is based in PA and is considered non essential. When they are able to go to the office they will issue full refunds to our families.

 

Q. What about the Middle School play?

A. The play is canceled. The drama coach will be reaching out to those parents to issue refunds.

 

Q. What about the High School play?

A. The play is canceled.

 

Q: When are CVMS Yearbook orders due? 

A: As of now, April 3.  We did order 75 extra yearbooks for those that did not order on a first come, first serve basis.

 

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.

 

Q: What events are closed for elementary schools?

A: All events are canceled for this school year.

 

Access to the Schools/Teachers

Q: My child has items at school that need to be picked up. How do I get them?

A: We are creating a plan for students to get items from the schools. We will let you know ASAP.

 

Q: Are the buildings open?

A: 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, ddankovich@canfieldschools.net 

Angela Alexandrides, aalexandrides@canfieldschools.net 

Tara Kalina, TKalina@canfieldschools.net 

Becky Heikkinen ,bheikkinen@canfieldschools.net 

Candy Reed, ckreed@canfieldschools.net 

 

Technology/Wifi/Devices

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.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 cls_tech@canfieldschools.net 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.

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

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.

 

Archived FAQ Questions

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 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: 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: Is Spring Fest canceled at C.H.? 

A: Yes

 

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: 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 do I return packets from the first 3 weeks?

A: Packets will be collected at a time when it is safe to transport or when we are back in school. 

 

Q: Are packets available for April 6-May 1?

A: In an effort to keep our families and staff safe all materials are only available online for students K-12. Please contact your building administrator if you have extenuating circumstances. Staples is offering to print teacher packets free of charge.

 

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 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 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: 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: 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.

 

Q: Is lunch offered during Spring Break?

A: Lunch willn ot be available during Spring Break. It will resume the week of April 20, 2020.

 

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.

 

If you have additional questions, please email canfieldupdate@canfieldschools.net. We will make every attempt to answer within 24 hours.

 





Back to School News      Print News Article