Forest Hills School District Return to Learn Plans & COVID Updates
RETURN TO LEARN 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school during our Phase-In Days; Thursday, August 19 (Last Names A-L only) and Friday, August 20 (Last Names M-Z only). We recognize that a key piece of information you need as a parent/guardian is about the health and safety expectations that we will put in place in regards to COVID-19. It remains Forest Hills School District’s top priority to keep students and staff safe, healthy while participating in face-to-face instruction throughout the 2021-22 school year.
During a special meeting on Wednesday, August 11, the FHSD Board of Education reviewed the most current recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, and Hamilton County Public Health - all of which have strongly recommended universal masking, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to control the spread of COVID-19.
After careful consideration, the Board approved plans that at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, FHSD will require all Pre-K-6th Grade students and staff to wear masks in instructional settings. Masks are optional when in non-instructional settings, such as hallways, restrooms, recess, etc. Grades 7-12 students and staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask, but will not be required to do so inside District facilities. Unlike last year, the school district is not providing a universal virtual option for the 2021-22 school year.
Proof of vaccination will not be required and mask wearing is highly encouraged for all, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, the CDC has issued an order that all students and staff are required to wear masks while on public transportation, including school transportation. On September 13, 2021, FHSD will review the most current health data in each school building and assess whether any adjustments are necessary. If, at any time prior to September 13, data indicates that imminent changes are necessary to protect the health of students and staff, the District will make immediate adjustments.
As always, frequent hand washing and hand sanitation will be encouraged throughout the day. Our maintenance and custodial staff will continue to clean and sanitize our classrooms and common areas regularly. Many of our buildings are also equipped with air filtration systems and we will also continue to use those to eliminate airborne germs.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we expect additional updates and we will be certain to communicate any changes to you directly. Please, remain vigilant and take care of yourselves and your families. Look for additional building-level return information from your student’s principal in the coming days. We look forward to seeing our students soon!
Please monitor this page for any updates.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR GUIDELINES FOR QUARANTINE AFTER EXPOSURE IN CLASSROOM SETTINGS
Please find guidelines and "close contact" explanation here
RETURN TO LEARN 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Forest Hills School District is prepared to safely and responsibly deliver high-quality education to students during the upcoming academic year. The district’s Return to Learn plans were approved by the Forest Hills Board of Education during its July 10, 2020 meeting.
This webpage will be updated with the most current information regarding the district's Return to Learn Plan. Please note that changes to the plan may still occur should FHSD receive new guidance from state or local officials.
REVIEW THE DISTRICT'SFOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FHSD RETURN TO LEARN PLAN AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
For the district's Calamity Plan, please click here.
FHSD WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE
New Cases (Positive): Students/staff who have tested positive for COVID 19 will be isolated for 10 days.
Quarantine (Close Contact): A close contact is any individual (e.g., students or staff members) that has been within six feet of a case of COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more during the infectious period. Identifying close contacts begins 48 hours before the onset of symptoms or 48 hours before the date of the COVID-19 test if the individual never developed symptoms of COVID-19. These close 6ft contacts will include students and staff members with or without face coverings. If an individual is a close contact of a case of COVID-19, that individual may be quarantined for 10 days from the date after the last exposure (date they were last around the case) if not masked or vaccinated. * This chart does not represent a building's or department's cumulative experience. It is based solely on the weekly active positive cases tracked by FHSD in conjunction with the Hamilton County Department of Health. This chart does not include any cases not investigated by FHSD
Click here for September COVID-19 Weekly updated
Click here for February COVID-19 Weekly updates
Click here for January COVID-19 Weekly updates
Click here for December COVID-19 Weekly updates
Click here for November COVID-19 Weekly updates
Click here for October COVID-19 Weekly updates
Postive Reports of COVID-19 at FHSD:
September 20, 2021: Nagel (1-5) - click here for more information
September 20, 2021: Summit (1) - click here for more information
September 1 - September 17 Letters: click here for more information
August 2021 Letters: click here for more information
May 2021 Letters: click here for more information
April 2021 Letters: click here for more information
March 2021 Letters: click here for more information
February 2021 Letters: click here for more information
January 2021 Letters: click here for more information
December 2020 Letters: click here for more information
November 2020 Letters: click here for more information
August 2020 - October 2020 Letters: click here for more information
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