covid updates

Howland Local Schools - COVID-19 Closure Information


Howland High School - 330-856-8220 ext. 5

Howland Middle School - 330-856-8250 ext. 5

Howland Intermediate School - 330-856-8265 ext. 4

H.C. Mines Elementary School - 330-856-8270 ext. 4

Glen Primary School - 330-856-8275 ext. 4

Springs Primary School - 330-856-8280 ext. 4


Teachers have prepared lessons using alternative and/or online instructional models in order to continue your child’s education in the absence of face-to-face delivery methods. 

K-4 Curriculum

Printed educational packets will be available for pickup on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and Thursday, April 9, 2020 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at your child’s school building.  If you are unable to pick up the packet between these hours or have any other questions, please contact your child’s school for direction and information at the numbers above.  

5-12 Curriculum 

Educational materials for students in grades 5-12 are available electronically through the district’s website. Directions/assignments for students are located on each teacher’s webpage or Google Classroom, as is normally shared.

Special Education Curriculum

Howland Schools will comply with accommodations that are expected through students’ IEP or 504 plans. Classroom assignments will be modified to match their needs and abilities and related services will be provided via specially designed activities and followed up with weekly phone conferences.  If a parent/guardian has questions about services available, please contact Michelle Dohar, Supervisor of Special Services. 330-856-8200 ext. 68215


Assistance with Assignments

Over the closure, our teachers will be accessible through electronic communications (email/Google) to students/parents who may have questions about assignments or work.


Teachers will be entering and calculating grades to end the quarter and disseminate report cards accordingly. Although this is a challenging time, and these alternative teaching deliveries will not come with the familiar face-to-face affect and support, our staff have stepped up to show their intent to educate your children with the exact same compassion, commitment and concern.  As we receive further guidance from the Ohio Department of Education and Governor DeWine’s office, we will let you know.


We know COVID-19 has caused people to be fearful, anxious, depressed and lonely.  We want you to know there is help. We encourage anyone who is experiencing those feelings to reach out to a staff member at Howland Schools.


Students will be utilizing their school assigned Chromebooks for assignments and school work.  If a student’s Chromebook is not working, they are encouraged to follow the procedure at the link below to have it repaired.

Student Chromebook repair procedure


Howland Schools will be offering meals to students.  There will be no charge for these meals. If you are having difficulty getting the meals, please contact our food service department at 330-856-8211 to make other arrangements on a personal basis.  They can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the high school.  You can drive into the “U” at the north end of the building, between the music wing and main high school complex. 


Paw Pantry will be available to address the needs of Howland students during the time we are not in session.  Please access our online referral system to have your referrals filled.  They will be available for pick up at the high school “U” on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.  The pantry provides non-perishable foods, limited toiletry items, clothing and school supplies.


Students who are a part of the Backpack Program will be able to get food at the Howland United Methodist Church on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church.



All athletic practices, try-outs, activities are postponed until April 30, 2020.  If the current situation changes, these dates will be adjusted. Any questions, please contact the Activities Office,


The district will be cleaning and disinfecting its buildings and buses over the next three weeks.