CORY-RAWSON MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Cory-Rawson Local School District, an exceptional, rural educational system in Northwest Ohio, is to assure an education tailored to the individual needs of students by developing sound moral judgment, creative problem solving through challenging coursework, opportunities beyond the classroom and a hive of advanced technology through state-of-the-art facilities, a dedicated staff, and a partnership with the community
April 6, 2020 Update from Mr. Huffman
Go to Admin/Superintendent to view Mr. Huffman's latest update. It contains survey results, Cory-Rawson's goals for remote learning, information and links regarding the weekly meal packets and the upcoming Board of Education meeting.
March 30, 2020 Update from Mr. Huffman
Per Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Cory-Rawson Local Schools will be closed through May 1, 2020. During this shutdown we will continue to operate under our remote/online learning plan. While this situation is less than ideal, we are committed to working together to offer educational opportunities while striving to promote individual and public health. Questions related to our closure may be directed to the appropriate school administrator.
March 29, 2020 Update from Mr. Huffman
Over the last few weeks we have shared a lot of information regarding our Remote/Online Learning Plan for Cory-Rawson Local Schools. It is important for us to collect feedback from you to determine if we are meeting our goals to:
- create opportunities for students to be engaged in learning outside of school.
- develop assignments that allow for review of previously learned content and/or that allow new information to be presented with the necessary support needed for learning to occur.
- balance the importance of education with the reality that families are busy and surviving daily life.
If you have a child(ren) in Cory-Rawson Local Schools please take a few minutes to offer feedback via the GoogleForm (one per child) or via the email link.
March 19, 2020 Update from Mr. Huffman
Throughout the last several updates I have shared information related to what "school" will look like over the next few weeks as we put our remote/online learning plan into place. The key to the success of this plan will be our ability to communicate and collaborate with one another (students, parents, and staff members of Cory-Rawson Schools) in the days ahead.
Remote/Online assignments can be found on the following web pages:
Beyond these assignments, many of the pages also list the names and email addresses for classroom teachers should you or your child(ren) need to contact a teacher. If you are not sure who to contact or are unable to find the contact information please communicate with the appropriate building principal. Mr. Thiel (email@example.com) and/or Mrs. Gaietto (firstname.lastname@example.org) will respond to your communication and connect you with the correct teacher(s).
Cory-Rawson Local Schools wants to support the emotional/mental health needs of our students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic too. Our school social worker, Mrs. Stephanie Price, and our school counselors (Mrs. Beth Vorst & Mrs. Bethany Barnhart) are available to support students in a variety of ways. Please see contact information below:
*Mrs. Stephanie Price-K-12 School Social Worker
Mrs. Price's Web Page: Click Here
Email Address: email@example.com
*Mrs. Beth Vorst-Cory-Rawson Elementary School Counselor
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Mrs. Bethany Barnhart-Cory-Rawson High School Counselor
Mrs. Barnhart's Webpage: Click Here
Email Address: email@example.com
In closing, I simply ask that we ALL communicate and collaborate during this difficult time. Share joys and successes together. Share fears and frustrations as well. We are ALL on the same team working together to do what's best for kids. Take care and be safe.
March 17 Update from Superintendent Huffman
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Department of Education has asked schools to make a good faith effort to support continued learning outside of school during this school closure. While this schoolwork can not match (in time or content) what students would complete if face-to-face school was in session, it will allow learning to continue and for these days to be "school days."
The teachers and staff of Cory-Rawson Schools have spent (and will continue to spend) time creating remote/online learning opportunities for our K-12th grade students. The goals of these assignments/lessons are simple:
- To create opportunities for students to be engaged in learning outside of school.
- To allow for review of previously learned content and/or allow new information to be presented with the necessary supports for learning to occur.
- To balance the importance of education with the reality that families are busy and surviving daily life.
An overview of our learning plan for each building can be found below. One contains Mr. Ben Thiel's March Elementary Principal Newsletter. The other connects to Cory-Rawson High School's Morning Announcements for today, March 17, 2020 as created by Mrs. Gaietto.
ODE FAQ COVID-19 School Closure Department of Education's FAQ COVID-19
What does this look like at
Cory-Rawson Local Schools?
- ODE Guidance: The Ohio Department of Education expects schools to try to make a good faith effort within available capabilities to support continued learning outside of school.
- Local Response: Principals, teachers, and staff continue to work together to create opportunities for student to be engaged in learning outside of school. Specific information will be provided later in the week, but students will have access to assignments (online or otherwise) via the school's website.
Our goal is to develop assignments that allow for review of previously learned content and/or that allow new information to be presented with the necessary support needed for learning to occur. The district desires to balance the importance of education with the reality that families are busy and burdened with daily life.
ODE Guidance: School districts should work with community groups and agencies to provide meals during this school closure through various federal programs.
- Local Response: Kirsten Gast, Cafeteria Manager, is diligently working to establish a way to provide meals to students, while maintaining appropriate health and safety measures. Additionally, community groups and agencies have worked to meet this need as well.
- ODE Guidance: Graduation of the class of 2020 is an important priority.
Local Response: In many instances, Cory-Rawson Schools has walked alongside of our senior class members for years and years. As was the case before these recent events, the district is committed to helping students reach the important and critical life milestone.
Why did students in 4th-12th grades bring home a Chromebook on Friday?
- In preparation for remote/online learning the school loaned a Chromebook to each 4th-12th grade student in hopes of making learning during this school closure easier.
My son/daughter brought home paper assignments. What is he/she supposed to do with this work?
Right now, NOTHING. These assignments may be assigned during the school closure or they may not. In some classrooms, teachers sent "what they could" on Friday in an effort to be proactive. As mentioned above, assignments will be posted on the school's website near the end of the week.
Click here if your elementary aged child(ren) require paper copies of assignments,
Click here if your high school aged child(ren) require paper copies of assignments.
As I am sure you are aware, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has made its way to the United States. While there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio (to my knowledge), I have been in communication with local health officials as well as Wayne Young (and his custodial staff) to discuss preventive measures to protect our students and staff. With this in mind, we have secured a hearty supply of sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer for classroom use. Additionally, Wayne and the custodial staff continue to clean and sanitize in ways consistent with health department recommendations.
Use good hand hygiene by washing hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
If a hand washing station is unavailable, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Observe good cough and sneeze etiquette by doing so into a bent elbow or tissue.
Stay home from work or school if sick and avoid close contact with others.
Lastly, below is a handout from the Ohio Department of Health related to preventive measures.
Registration for the 2020-2021 Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration for Cory-Rawson School District for 2020-2021 was held during the week of February 18-21, 2020, but if you missed it you can still register your child; please call the elementary office at 419-963-7017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Children must be five years old on or before August 1st to enroll. A birth certificate, dated immunization records, social security number, proof of district residency and any custody papers that pertain to the student are to be presented at the time of registration. Kindergarten Screening originally scheduled for March 18th has been postponed. Families who have registered will be notified once a new date is set. If you have any questions, please call 419-963-7017.