Superintendent Ferguson's End of the Year Letter

Dear Tallmadge Families and Guardians,

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a closure, we are taking the time to reflect on this past year while preparing for the future. We have been extremely thankful and grateful for the flexibility and resilience of our parents, staff, teaching partners and students as we finished out an unprecedented school year.

As we head into the summer months, we would like our Tallmadge community to know that the School District and School Board are working diligently on a recovery plan to ensure we provide the safest experience for students next year while maintaining best practices outlined by the Governor’s office and Summit County Public Health Department.

We understand the stress that our community members are enduring as we move into a period of uncertainty and constant change. While we don’t have all of the answers as to what next year will look like, we do know that our schools and staff have the health and safety of your child(ren) as their top priority.

Not only will the school district modify the way we operate to align with best practices for hygiene, social distancing and screening students and staff members, but we will continue to be flexible and take every necessary step to ensure your child(ren) has a safe and positive learning environment.

With the health of your child(ren) our top priority, we understand if parents decide to keep their child(ren) home next school year. As part of our recovery plan, we are working through the details of scaling our distance learning platform in order to provide the best experience for students and families.

We will have more information on distance learning and registration later this summer. We will also continue to provide regular updates, district news and communications as we work through the recovery plan to ensure every parent and student is informed.

While we know it is still a time of uncertainty, we hope you are able to enjoy your summer in a safe and healthy way. We look forward to seeing you back in the fall, in whatever way possible!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey M. Ferguson
Superintendent
Tallmadge City Schools

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