Due to the surge in COVID-19 spread, the Howland Board of Education has decided to postpone tonight's in-person school board meeting. They have rescheduled and will host a virtual school board meeting on November 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Good evening Howland Families. We just received word of additional staff absences, and we need to transition our elementary buildings to full remote beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020, due to logistical issues securing substitute staff coverage in transportation, instruction and support services. We had hoped to get through the week with in-person learning for our younger children. However, it's no longer feasible at this juncture. This remote learning model will remain in place for elementary, middle and high school students with a projected return date of November 30th. We will continue to closely monitor our staff and student quarantine numbers and cases over the break before confirming a return date for in-person hybrid learning. We are currently assessing the status of our interscholastic activities programs and will follow up with our families as soon as we have had time to evaluate. Stay well and have a good evening. Kevin Spicher Superintendent
We encourage you to review this letter from the Trumbull County Combined Health District: https://5il.co/n2c8
Howland Schools and the Howland Police FOP invite you to a drive-thru spaghetti dinner that benefits the family of Jacob Leggett. It will take place at Howland Scope Center on Friday, November 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For the last couple of weeks, our students have been learning about the importance of democracy. At Howland Middle School, students participated in a mock election. Check out the feature stories from the Tribune Chronicle and WKBN! Tribune: https://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2020/11/students-vote-for-president-in-howland/ WKBN: https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/howland-students-get-civics-lesson-with-mock-election/
Our updated pick up and drop off times are now available on our transportation website. Keep in mind these are the new, estimated times for when we combine Cohorts A & B on Monday, November 9, 2020. https://www.howlandschools.com/o/hls/page/transportation--819
After reviewing results from our family surveys and assessing the efficacy of our COVID-19 safety procedures and mitigation measures during the first quarter of school, Cohorts A & B will be combined beginning Monday, November 9, 2020. Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Kevin Spicher detailing the district's plans: https://5il.co/mecq
USDA recently announced the continued extension of nationwide flexibilities that allow free school meals for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. Watch the announcement: https://youtu.be/rB8a3ER09Uc
Today we will be upgrading to PaySchools Central from PayForIt. Learn more about the transition here and how to set up your account: https://www.howlandschools.com/article/321116?org=hls
On Monday, October 12, 2020, we will be upgrading to PaySchools Central from PayForIt. Learn more about the transition here and how to set up your account: https://www.howlandschools.com/article/321116?org=hls
FOOD SERVICE DELIVERY UPDATE: To ensure delivery on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, you must fill out our request form BEFORE 12 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, or have already submitted the food request form that was put out at the beginning of the school year. If you complete the form AFTER 12 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, your first delivery will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020. You only need to the complete the form one time, per child. Learn more here: http://www.howlandschools.com/article/313241?org=hls
Be sure to tune into WYTV tonight around 6:20 p.m. to catch Francesca Elisco be named Student Athlete of the Week! Congratulations!!!
If you haven't already, we encourage you to check out our 2020-2021 annual report calendar! https://5il.co/l7qd
REMINDER Full-time remote learners can pick up their breakfasts/lunches on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the HHS "U". Also, if you are a hybrid student who has signed up to receive meals on your remote days, please remember to grab them after school on Mondays or Tuesdays.
The Howland Local School District is proud to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) have extended the Seamless Summer Option, which provides free breakfast and lunch to all students in our school district. The program is effective September 9, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2020. Learn more here: https://www.howlandschools.com/article/306883?org=hls
We have added several new important documents and updates to our district COVID-19 Planning and Response page. We encourage you to review the updates and bookmark the site for further updates: https://www.howlandschools.com/o/hls/page/covid-19-planning-and-response
As we prepare to return to school, we encourage you to fill out our free and reduced application online: https://howland.payschools.com. You will need your child's PaySchools username and password to complete the application!
If you are a K-4 parent/guardian and you plan to PICK UP your child this school year, our procedures have changed. You will be REQUIRED to have a pickup pass. You can pick up your pass at H.C. Mines on Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sept. 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more here: https://www.howlandschools.com/article/297594?org=hsps
Our bus routes have been posted to our website. You can view them here: https://www.howlandschools.com/article/296687?org=hls
If your student(s) will need breakfast or lunch on the days they will not be in school, you must fill out this form: https://5il.co/jvoe All students are eligible for grab and go breakfast and lunch. Students will be charged according to their lunch status.