New Lebanon Board of Education Meeting, 10/26/20

posted Oct 23, 2020, 5:46 AM by Greg Williams   [ updated Oct 23, 2020, 5:47 AM ]

The New Lebanon Board of Education will meet for the regular meeting on 10/26/20 at Dixie High School beginning at 6 pm.

Health protocols for distancing and masking will be followed.

A draft of the board agenda is available by selecting the link below.

Parent Update--Preparations for Quarter 2

posted Oct 9, 2020, 12:09 PM by Greg Williams

We have reached the final week of quarter 1 and we are preparing to transition to expanded in-person learning for New Lebanon students.  This update includes important information about the 2nd quarter.

The first day for 2nd Quarter in-person classes is Monday, October 19th.  Since this will be the first day for the expanded number of students in schools, please be prepared for some of the “beginning of school” delays that are typical as students get used to new routines.

Health requirements remain in place and are extremely important with the expanded number of students at school.  Please review your expectations with your child for symptom checks before coming to school and for following all expectations at school, which include masking and sanitizing.  Water fountains will not be available at school, so it is important for students to bring a water bottle each day--each school has a touchless bottle refilling station.

For full-remote learners, it is very important that parents check-in on student work often to see that students are making adequate progress.  School staff will also be checking in with students regularly.  Students should plan on logging in each day for several hours to make adequate progress.  Remote and in-person tutoring sessions are available for full-remote learners.  Please contact your school for details on tutoring appointments.

The current school meals program will remain in place for Quarter 2 with a few changes.  We expect the free meal program to be available to all students through December 23rd.  We will alert families as soon as possible if the program is ended by the USDA before then.  For the 3rd quarter, we expect the meal program to return to the typical school system of paid, reduced and free based on income information.

For in-person learners, meals will be available during the breakfast and lunch meal times set by each school.  For remote learners, meal packs will still be provided on Friday for those parents who have added their children to the request list.  Once a child is placed on the request list, the request will stay in place until the parent removes the child.  To add your child to the request list, you must call your child’s school by Wednesday in order to receive meals on Friday.  School meals for remote learners must be picked up; we are not able to make deliveries.

New Lebanon School District administrators will continue to monitor health conditions to make adjustments in school programs as they become advisable.  We appreciate the involvement and understanding of New Lebanon parents as we respond to the health emergency in Ohio.

October 12th Board Work Session--canceled

posted Oct 7, 2020, 6:32 AM by Greg Williams

The New Lebanon Board of Education Work Session scheduled for October 12th has been canceled.  The next scheduled meeting of the board is October 26th.

October's Recommended Career Connections Social Media Posts

posted Oct 7, 2020, 5:39 AM by Webmaster NLLS

Oct. 5th
Did you know it's Manufacturing Month? 🗜 For this week's career connections post, we'll take a virtual trip to Libra Industries and hear from folks in all sorts of jobs across the company! Check out the video here: #MCESCBAC #MFGDay2020 

Oct. 8th
Join Tia for a virtual visit to McGregor Metalworking! ⚙️ This week's career connections post features careers in advanced manufacturing. Check out this video to learn more about great in-demand careers in our community!  #MCESCBAC  #MFGDay2020 

Oct. 12th
National Health Professions Week is right around the corner. 🩺 Please fill out this one question survey to let us know what types of things you'd like to learn about careers in healthcare! #MCESCBAC 

Oct. 15th
Want to learn more about careers in advanced manufacturing? 📐 Check out this video at Detailed Machining here:  #MCESCBAC   #MFGDay2020
Oct. 19th
It's Manufacturing Month & for this week's career connections post, we'll take a virtual trip to Staco Energy Products. 🎛 Check out the video here: #MFGDay2020  #MCESCBAC 

Oct. 26th
Career exploration time! ⚙️ Check out this video about careers in advanced manufacturing at NOV!  #MCESCBAC  #MFGDay2020

Learning Model Change Reminder

posted Oct 5, 2020, 10:05 AM by Greg Williams

The request to change your child's learning model for 2nd quarter will close on Wednesday, October 7th at 3:30.   The link for the request form is at the top of the district home page.

A request is not necessary if you would like your child to continue in his/her current learning options.  

Those who would like to change from in-person to remote or from remote to in-person must submit a request by the deadline.

Board of Education Meeting: Sept 28, 6pm

posted Sep 25, 2020, 11:04 AM by Greg Williams

The New Lebanon Board of Education will meet at Dixie High School on September 28th at 6 pm for the regular meeting of the board.  Health guidelines will be followed at the meeting.  A draft of the agenda is available by selecting the link below.

Quarter 2 Learning Options Announcement 9.24.20

posted Sep 24, 2020, 12:26 PM by Greg Williams

New Lebanon Local School District will begin 5 day per week instruction for in-person learners beginning Monday, October 19th, 2020.  

New Lebanon School District started the school year using a hybrid model to provide important in-person instruction with fewer students in the building to implement and monitor health protocols.  The decision to expand in-person instruction is based on a review of data from the Montgomery County Health Department as well as data from our schools and nearby schools.  Though Montgomery County is designated as level 3 (trending toward level 2), 77% of the cases in the Montgomery County data are related to the University of Dayton.  Zip code information for Montgomery County indicates that the infection rate in the western section of the county is significantly lower than other parts of Montgomery County.  Additionally, the COVID 19 data from a number of Montgomery County Schools, including some that have returned to 5 days a week instruction, indicate that it is possible to return to a more typical school setting with precautions in place.

Because some Dixie students and families have health circumstances that place them at higher risk if they were to contract COVID 19, the full remote option for learning will remain in place for New Lebanon students by request.

At this time, all masking and sanitizing procedures will remain in place.  We anticipate that social distancing will average from 3 feet to 6 feet (or more) in most school settings--similar to schools in our area that have returned to full-time, in-person instruction.

If a student or staff member tests positive COVID 19 in the 5-day model, we do anticipate that more individuals will be subject to quarantine than in the hybrid model (guideline for quarantine: within 6 ft for 15 minutes or longer).  It is extremely important that students, staff and families continue symptom checks, masking, hand washing and social distancing outside of school in addition to routines in school.  Seating charts will be maintained for all school settings for accurate contact tracing as necessary.

Considerations for Families

For those who wish to change their child’s educational model for Quarter 2 (from in-person learning to full-remote or from full-remote to in-person learning), a request form will be available on the website next week.  The application will ask you for your decision and some supporting information.  Requests for a different learning model will be due by October 7thThose who wish to remain in their current learning option (full-remote or in-person--which will now be 5 days-) do not need to fill out a change request.

Students may not switch from one model to the other during a quarter.  The student must remain in the in-person or the full-remote model selected until the beginning of the next quarter.

Students who are on full-remote instruction complete coursework through online instructional software-- Edmentum/Plato for grades 7 through 12; SchoolsPLP for grades K-6.  The lessons are rigorous and guided by the software; live teachers do not guide the lessons.  Dixie Staff members monitor student progress and are available for tutoring through teleconferencing or in-person appointments.

Things to consider for full, in-person learning:

  • Transportation--buses will have two people per seat in close proximity (unless 3 family members ride together).

    • If possible, please transport your child to and from school.

    • If safe to do so, consider having your child walk or ride a bike to school

    • Masks are required at all times for bus riders

    • No bus passes will be available--students must ride to assigned stops

  • Continue symptom checks and keep students home if symptoms are present

  • If a family member tests positive or has a suspected case of COVID 19, keep students at home

  • Have a plan for possible quarantine situations to continue school work through Google Classroom and other online resources used by teachers

Parent Update: Urgent Reminder to complete school forms

posted Sep 21, 2020, 7:36 AM by Greg Williams

This year, New Lebanon Local School District started the use of electronic forms to make the beginning of the year processes more convenient for parents and to reduce the number of forms carried home by students at the beginning of the year.  The information that your school receives in the forms is critical to maintaining school records and to accessing correct information in the event of an emergency situation.

This message is an urgent reminder for parents to complete these important forms.  The forms can be accessed by logging in to your Powerschool account and selecting Forms from the menu.  You can also request that paper forms be sent home to you on paper by calling your child's school office.  For those using the full-remote option, your school does need you to complete current forms as well.

Thank you to those who have already completed the forms.

If you have not completed the forms, please be sure to do so by Wednesday, September 23rd.

Homecoming Drive In

posted Sep 16, 2020, 6:09 PM by Greg Williams

A malfunction in our messaging system prevented this message from being sent earlier. Please forgive the late notice.

Dixie High School is now able to make Homecoming Drive-In tickets available to all families in the district who would like to attend.

The movie will be the classic eighties film, The Goonies. The event will feature Homecoming activities and concessions will be available.

The cost is five dollars per car and families will have a space to set up folding chairs if they would like.

Families must reserve their spots by 4:30 pm tomorrow to attend by calling the high school at 937 687 1366. High school staff will send you a confirmation email for your reservation. The $5 charge can be paid when you arrive.

We look forward to seeing you there.

High School Picture Dates Reminder

posted Sep 14, 2020, 6:45 AM by Webmaster NLLS   [ updated Sep 16, 2020, 7:15 AM ]

H.S. Picture Days: Sept 29th - Cohort 1, Oct 1st - Cohort 2. Full remote and CTC students may choose either date but must arrive at the high school between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

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