Dear Lakota Families,
Yesterday, Governor DeWine released two documents providing school districts guidance for returning to school. The documents are COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools and a Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts. I have attached the documents and I encourage you to review both documents.
The guidance focuses on the following five areas that schools are recommended to comply with:
• Assessment of symptoms
• Washing and sanitizing hands
• Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces
• Social distancing
• Face coverings
The governor’s lone directive addresses the requirement that school employees wear facing coverings, with limited exceptions. Students are not required to wear face coverings, but Governor DeWine recommended students in third grade or higher wear face coverings.
The Lakota School district will meet with the other Sandusky County school districts and the Sandusky County Health Department to develop our return to school plan based on these guidelines and recommendations. Our district will meet to further review and finalize the plan. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a safe return to school for our students.
I hope you enjoy the 4th of July weekend.
Chad Coffman, Superintendent