Ridgemont Restart and Reopening Plan
On July 13, 2020, the Hardin County Schools, Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, and the Hardin County Board of DD, met with the Hardin County Health Department to create a reopening plan for school districts. Tonight the Ridgemont Board of Education met and approved the Hardin County Schools Common Reopening Agreement and aligned documents.
This document highlights what Ridgemont Local Schools will be doing to keep our students and staff safe. This document serves as an overview of the safety protocols and guidelines and is not an all-encompassing document. More information regarding Restart and Reopen plans will be provided as it becomes available on the Ridgemont website at https://www.ridgemont.k12.oh.us/.
Parents who send their children to school understand there is some level of risk for students who attend school in person, however, the school district will implement all safety protocols in the Hardin County Schools Reopening plan and aligned supporting documents. These documents are fluid and will change based on the best evidence-based information provided by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education.
All staff members will be wearing face coverings. The type of face-covering (mask, shield, etc.) will be based upon the designated work area, type of work, and instructional needs of students.
Students and Staff will be encouraged to practice frequent handwashing protocols throughout the day and hand sanitizer will be provided in high traffic areas, including but not limited to entrances to the building, classrooms, cafeteria, and gymnasium.
The school district has developed cleaning protocols for each building paying close attention to high traffic, high touch areas, entrances and exits, classrooms, and bathrooms.
We will continue to meet and revise our plans as more information and guidance becomes available. Our goal was to send out the current information we have in order to answer many of our school family’s concerns. We will continue to provide the highest quality, safest, education we can afford for our entire school community.
Yours in education,