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Letter and Information for Elementary Families Regarding School Closure


Apple and Worm


Thursday, March 19, 2020


Alexander Elementary School Families,

First and foremost, I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe.  We appreciate your flexibility and patience during this critical time.

As you already know, Governor Dewine announced late last week that he is closing ALL SCHOOLS in the State of Ohio for three weeks with our current last day of closure set for April 3rd.   The information coming from the local, state, and federal government is changing rapidly.  It is my intention to keep you up to date on all information as we are made aware of any changes.  Below is all the information we currently have to share. Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns by calling 740-698-8831 extension 103 or emailing mguffey@alexanderschools.org.


Mrs. Guffey


Elementary School Office Hours:  The elementary office staff is available weekdays from 8:00am-12:00pm through April 3rd for phone calls and emails ONLY.  The office is closed to in-person interactions. Due to the number of communications coming into the office, please allow 24 hours for a response to any voicemails or emails you send.

Athletics, School, Community Events: All indoor and outdoor athletic events, including practices and conditioning activities have been cancelled through April 3rd.  There also will be no school nor community related events taking place on District property during this time.

Student Medication:  Many students have medication that are kept in the clinic at the school. Parents who have not done so already are asked to call or email the clinic staff to arrange the pick up your child’s medication. You may call the school and follow the prompts for the clinic to leave a message or email tstalder@alexanderschools.org.

Academic Plans: During closure, students will be expected to complete school work at home.  Your child will be provided a “Spring Packet” containing a week’s worth of instructional materials beginning on the week of March 23rd.  These packets will be in paper format and will include a pencil and other necessary materials.  These packets will be graded and these grades will be reflected on the fourth nine weeks report cards. Failure to complete and return these packets will result in failing grades.

Packet Pick Up and Drop Off Options:

Packet pick up AT THE SCHOOL: Pick up of packets for elementary students will be on Mondays beginning March 23rd from 2:00-6:00pm.  Parents are to enter the school by way of Meadowbrook Road onto Ayers Road. Continue into the front parking lot at the high school end of the building to the cafeteria entrance.  School staff will be available at the curb outside the cafeteria to hand out packets.

Packet pick up AT COMMUNITY-BASED LOCATIONS: Arrangements can also be made to pick up your elementary student’s “Spring Packet” at the following community sites on Tuesdays beginning March 24th from 9:00-11:00am.

-          Columbia Township Fire Department

-          Albany Baptist Church

-          Alexander Township Garage

-          Shade Community Center

-          New Marshfield Senior Center

-          Alexander School Cafeteria


Parents with Students in both Jr. High/High and Elementary:  Parents with students in both schools are able to have all children’s packets picked up at one time. For the week of March 23rd (the first packet), you can choose between picking up during the Jr. High/ High School time of 8:00am-1:00pm or the Elementary time of 2:00-6:00pm. For the 2nd packet and beyond, if you intend to pick up your children’s packets at the one time, please contact the school before NOON on Fridays to make a request for the following week’s pick up. This will allow us to be as efficient at possible with the packet pick ups.


Return of Packets to School: Packets will be due one week after they are distributed to the student. Packets can be turned in at the location you go to receive the second week’s packets (i.e.: the school, the community-based locations, etc.).


Breakfast and Lunch for Students: The school is providing lunch and breakfast for each child Preschool-12th grade.  These meals will be available Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:00am through April 3rd at the same locations as the packet drop off.  For your convenience, these areas are listed again below.

-          Columbia Township Fire Department

-          Albany Baptist Church

-          Alexander Township Garage

-          Shade Community Center

-          New Marshfield Senior Center

-          Alexander School Cafeteria


Help with Assignments: Teachers will be available to provide any help needed to students and/or parents in regards to the “Spring Packets” completion.  To contact your child’s teacher, please email them directly or call the school office and we will help in contacting the teacher.  Emails for most school staff are as follows: First name initial + full last name @ alexanderschools.org


Infinite Campus Portal: All teachers Preschool through 5th grade will be using Infinite Campus as their gradebook for the 4th nine weeks “Spring Packets.”  Parents will be able to view their child’s grades on this site; however, you will need to have your portal set up to access it.  For your access information, please contact the school office staff between the hours of 8:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday. 


How to Stay Informed of Updates: The school has a variety of ways for you to access information and updates; however, if you have no way to access digital information, please contact the school directly at (740)698-8831.  We are happy to answer any questions or provide you the needed information.

Alexander Local Schools District Website: www.alexanderschools.org

Alexander Elementary School Webpage www.alexanderschools.org/2/home

Infinite Campus Portal https://meta.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/alexanderLocal.jsp

Alexander Elementary Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Alexanderprek5/?fref=ts

Alexander PTO Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/127722114001921/



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