We all received the disappointing news earlier this evening that our District is not comfortable moving forward with the blended learning model due to the recent health update designating Hamilton County as red for COVID status.
I met with the staff to process the news. While they were incredibly disappointed and sad, I am extremely proud of our school team. They have worked so hard to prepare for our students. We all miss them terribly. We remain focused on them and ensuring that we are providing high quality instruction.
We thank you for your continued support and commitment to the success of our school. We will continue to do our very best. We love our school. We love our students. We are PRM and we’ve got this! ❤
~ Principal Amber Simpson
The following message is from Laura Mitchell from the CPS District Website.
CPS to Remain in Distance Learning Model
Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Hamilton County has returned to a Level 3 (red) status. As a result, the Administration decided students will remain in the current distance-learning model districtwide, rather than return to blended learning next week.
Please take a moment to watch this video message from the Superintendent. More information about the state’s health status is available here.
While we are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision, we know it’s the right choice. We have said since spring that we would use data to guide decisions and that the health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.
As a large urban district, our families are more likely to be negatively impacted by the virus. And, as a district of 36,000 students and 6,000 staff members, the decisions we make exponentially impact the entire Cincinnati community.
What does this mean for our students?
In short, learning will continue to look exactly as it does today with students learning from home. Food hubs and health centers will continue to operate on the same schedule as today. We will discuss athletics at the board meeting on Monday. In the meantime, we encourage parents to use their discretion about their child’s participation. CPS’ Athletics Department will notify families should there be changes to games schedules this weekend.
We know that our parents have requested consistency and have questions about how much longer we will remain in distance learning. Our Board of Education will discuss the current health situation, longer-term recommendations, and athletics during its next meeting, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 5.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to help prepare students for life.