Information and details for any change to the District's school plan based on current COVID-19 exposures and the county level will be shared tomorrow (11/19/20) on the website and through a robo-call tomorrow evening. Thank you for your support!
Austinburg Elementary will be CLOSED today for students and classes (Mon., Nov. 16th) due to a staff shortage. All available / regular staff should report for normal hours.
ATTENTION COVID-19 CASE UPDATES: The updated COVID-19 cases and updated information can be found under NEWs on the main page of the website. (the article with the Mask Up Eagles graphic) . This is UPDATED information even though it says 2 months ago (which is when the first post in the article was added).... please click on the title to see the cases in order (with most current on top).
Geneva Area City Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow due to staff shortages. The illnesses are not all related to COVID-19 but some are other illnesses, family illnesses or personal days. There will be no transportation to Atech or St. John with a shuttle bus. Also... NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCHES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TOMORROW (11/13). We will resume with our normal schedule on Monday, November 16th. With the closure: ALL ACTIVITIES for the Geneva Schools ARE CANCELLED FOR THE WEEKEND.
Geneva Middle School will be closed today ( Mon., Nov. 2nd) due to no power and heat from an outage. All other schools are open.
With Ashtabula County changing to the red level on Thursday, Oct. 29th, further discussion was held with county officials. After conversation with the Ashtabula County Health Department and other county schools, the Geneva School District will not alter its current school plan at this time. We will continue with in-person classes (4 days a week - Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.). Wednesdays will continue to be a sanitizing and support day. We will continue to monitor any changes and increase in exposure in our schools. Thank you for your support and patience. Please check the website - NEWS or Livefeed for any updated information.
There have been questions concerning potential changes in our in-person plan if Ashtabula County changed in the color coding / level system. The following is part of our plan that is posted on our website. If there is a change, we will work closely with the Ashtabula County Health Department to determine the reason for the change and if any action in our plan is necessary. If after consultation and further recommendations, the following will be followed: If the county goes to a Level RED: Notification will be made by the district (this may not be immediate but we will work closely with the Ashtabula County Health Department), students will go to online education only. Teachers and staff will still report to their buildings with safety precautions observed.
A robo-call will go out on Sunday evening (Oct. 4th), reminding parents and families about the change in the in-person schedule for students beginning on October 12th. Students will be in-person four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Wednesdays will still be non-student days while sanitizing, planning and support is completed. In addition, there is also information about the new online registration system. You can find more information about both topics under NEWS on the website.
See the NEWS article about Geneva Schools Plan changing from the current hybrid model to a 4 day a week schedule for all in-person students beginning on October 12th.
DETAILS for a change in the Geneva Schools in-person plan will be posted on the website for our students and families on Monday, September 28th (after 1pm). Some final adjustments and decisions are being made for the details that will be shared. Thank you for your support and patience during our hybrid and online start.
Information concerning the procedures for staff and students that may be exposed or need to to be isolated / quarantined is posted under NEWS (COVID-19 article).
AUSTINBURG WILL REOPEN FOR HYBRID GROUP B ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 17th and FRIDAY, SEPT. 18th. Further discussion was held with the Ashtabula County Health Department and even though some isolation orders are in place (for staff and students in group A), the district will reopen school on Thursday. Additional cleaning and sanitizing occurred on Tuesday (all day) and will continue on Wednesday.
Due to a confimed case at Austinburg Elementary in 2nd grade and numerous teachers, staff and students that were isolated or quarantined by the Ashtabula County Health Department, AUSTINBURG ELEMENTARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR STUDENTS FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK (Tuesday, Sept. 15th through Friday, September 18th). Students will be asked to complete packets, assignments and online work during the week.
A robo call will be going out this afternoon... to remind family and community members to check the website for any COVID-19 updates. A robo-call will not be made each time but we wanted people to know where the information can be found. Please check back regularly.
Information about any CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19 in the district are located under NEWS on the website. Each case is dated and provides information about the school and potential exposure.
A robo-call went out on 9/7/20 to share information about FREE breakfast and lunch for any student (ages 1 -18). The Geneva Schools was approved to provide free breakfast and lunch to our community. All students in school can receive a free breakfast and lunch. All online students or students not enrolled can receive breakfast and lunch. Meals can be picked up for multiple days or the whole week. Pickups will be at Austinburg, Cork and GPS from 9:30 am - 10:30 am ...and GMS and GHS from 9am - 10 am. There will be no remote pickup sites and no home delivery for this program.
The District is having some phone line issues (calls coming in or our ability to call outside numbers)... please be patient. Windstream is trying to locate the circuit issues. Thank you!
Check out the Virtual Open House on the website. It is posted on the Austinburg Elementary school site under NEWS! Enjoy!
We are having problems with our District telephones (calls coming in or trying to make outside calls)...we apologize for the inconvenience. It has been reported and our staff (and Windstream) is trying to address the issue. Thanks you!
For current news and information ...CLICK on scrolling NEWS or SEE ALL NEWS and select the information you would like to see, There are updates for Bus Routes, Cafeteria, Remote Plans and more...
Direct access to the "Return to School" Plan... with our new site, I was able to change the way to see the information. You can click on the link directly to see the "Return to School" Plan under the NEWS section. Sorry about the confusion!
"Return to School" Plan is posted and released. See the NEWS article on the website to see how to access the plan on the website. Thank you!
Return to School Plan for Families The plan will be released this week (Aug. 10th - 14th). A robo-call will be sent out notifying parents and students that the plan has been updated and released. The District is still making some changes but it is anticipated that the plan will be released tomorrow (Wednesday, August 12th). Thank you!
Robo-call : A call will go out to all families tonight. It reminds families to check on the website for details and information about the "Return to School" plan. In addition, the new website has many new features... the mobile app (available from Google Play and the Apple Store) will provide real-time updates when all of the tools are being used. There are still some corrections and issues that are being worked out with our new website vendor. Finally, some families have not returned Chromebooks that were loaned in the spring to students. Please return Chromebooks to the Board of Education Office (135 S. Eagle St.) by Aug. 3rd. We would like to get all of our technology cleaned and updated before the school year begins. Thank you!
The "Return to School" plan is coming soon! Due to some additional changes and discussions with various school employees and groups, the plan is still being finalized. The District will provide more details about our plan during the week of August 10th to our families and community. Please see the timeline and updated letter under "NEWS" for more information.
District Telephones - After a 24 + hour issue with the district phones, they are operating again! Thank you for your patience!
DISTRICT TELEPHONES - The District telephones have been out for the last 24 hours (and are still out as of 2:27 PM - 7/14/20). We are working with Windstream to correct the issue. Outside caller can't call in and the district is unable to call out (to an outside number) from our phones. If you need to contact someone in the district, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will relay your message. Please put PHONE CALL in the subject line.
RETURN TO SCHOOL REGISTRATION / SURVEY AVAILABLE NOW... it is located under NEWS on the website. Click SEE ALL NEWS to get to the link. The form is not an official registration form but it will provide valuable information to the District and allow our families to share their thoughts about the start of school. The form can be completed online or printed copies are available at the Board Office (135 S. Eagle St.). We are asking for survey to be completed or returned by Tuesday, July 14th. Thank you for your help!
With the "Reset and Restart" guidance provided by Governor DeWine yesterday, various plans are being considered. Please check back on the website for more information about the 2020-2021 school year. A "Restart and Return Registration" / Survey will be available for all families to complete online starting Wednesday, July 8th. Thank you for your support and patience!
Board of Education page can be found on the main page (for Geneva Area City Schools) by clicking the EXPLORE tab on the top of the page and selecting Board of Education. Remember select MINUTES as the Agenda page will take you back to the homepage. A small "glitch" that will need to be fixed. Thanks!
BOARD AGENDA AND MODIFICATION You will find the agenda and modification page by clicking on MINUTES under the Board of Education section. Click on 2019-20 and then scroll to the bottom for the PDF of the agenda and modification page. We are trying to correct some items on our new website. Please be patient! Thanks!
Our new website and app was just released. We will be providing more information to families as we finalize and correct some information. The app will allow for "real time" notifications to families and specific schools. Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play ...and watch for more details!
Check out the "News" Article about possible plans and options for the 2020-2021 school year. This letter was sent home with all students with report cards (except for grades 6 - 8 since their information was posted online). More details will be posted soon.
Geneva Board of Education Meeting - Wed., June 24th at 7pm. The Board will meet in person at the GHS Auditorium. The public may participate via zoom beginning at 7pm. Information is posted under "News".
Farmers to Families - Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at GMS ...Produce and Dairy Distribution from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. For information contact: Barb (Country Neighbor) at 440-437-6311