Fairview Middle School
I am sure that you have heard by now that Governor DeWine has extended school closings to May 1st. At this point, he does not foresee the need to extend the school year into the summer because schools are able to provide instruction through online formats.
Our teachers had prepared lesson activities and provided students with either hard copies of practice packets or had posted assignments in Google Classroom to fill the need from March 16 to this Friday, April 3. Teachers who had originally provided hard copies have begun to post ways for students to provide answers for completed work in an online format. Since we are not able to return to the building before May 1, it is necessary for students to log into Google Classroom to check directions for submitting work for credit.
We may not be in the building, but instruction and practice will continue. Google Classroom is the primary resource for notifications and information. We have online resources for each subject. Some subjects have textbooks online so students can still access information. Some teachers may choose to record their own instructional video, some are posting online instructional videos from other sources, some are using online resources with instructional videos embedded in the program. We are also able to continue to provide accommodations and modifications as necessary to meet individual student needs.
Bottom line, instruction will continue to be provided, assignments given, and grades recorded. Teachers will record a zero for assignments not submitted by the due date as a way to alert students and parents that work is missing; however, teachers will still accept late work for credit up to May 1. Please keep in touch with teachers if you have any questions about assignment expectations or directions.
So, students need to check email notifications and Google Classroom everyday.
Teachers, teacher aides, Mr. Brickner, and Mrs. Geis are all available to provide assistance as needed. Students and parents are welcome to email us if there are any concerns, questions, or problems. You are still able to call the Middle School office to leave a message as well. All messages are forwarded to staff and we promise to connect with you within 24 hours.
This situation reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there” by Zig Ziglar
I hope you all stay safe and healthy during this time away from the building.