Today, Governor Mike DeWine announced the closure of school buildings through the end of the school year. For Cincinnati Public Schools, the last day for students is May 21, 2020.
"We are so grateful for our incredible CPS family," said Superintendent Laura Mitchell. "The level of creativity, flexibility, and commitment over these last several weeks are unparalleled. However, we also want to acknowledge how much we miss our students and families right now. It’s hard to imagine that we won’t be able to see our CPS kids the rest of the year. And this is an especially difficult time for our seniors, who should be celebrating rites of passage, such as prom and graduation with their friends, extended family, and schools."
Despite the closure, learning continues across Cincinnati Public Schools. Teachers and staff continue to be students’ number-one resource, with the priority of helping students stay safe and healthy while learning remotely.
See the district's remote learning plan. Students and families can find frequently refreshed content including lessons, updates such as final guidance regarding fourth-quarter grades, plus support resources. It is designed to help make remote learning easier. For those without access to technology, the learning packets passed out the last few weeks at meal hubs are intended to last through the end of the year.
Beginning this week, age-specific lessons are being aired on CPS TV through Cincinnati Bell channel 804 and Spectrum channel 15 (customers living within the Cincinnati city limits), starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Meal hubs will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to students. The staff and volunteers have served more than 107,000 meals as of Friday, April 17.
"Despite these challenges, the level of collaboration, innovation, and caring I have seen over the last several weeks leaves me with a resounding feeling of gratitude and hope for our future," said Superintendent Mitchell. "I know we will come through this stronger than ever before, and when the day comes to return to our school buildings, we will bring much of what we've learned with us."