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District News

COVID-19 Legislation for Schools

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed legislation that addresses several educational matters during this public health crisis. We believe that the legislation passed by the General Assembly addresses many of the issues and questions that are weighing on you, our staff, students and community.

  • State and federal testing is eliminated for the 2019-2020 school year;
  • State report cards will not be issued for the 2019-2020 school year (note that these are the state-issued report cards for schools and school districts, not student report cards);
  • Third-grade reading guarantee retention requirements are waived;
  • Schools can grant high school diplomas to students on track to graduate and for whom the principal determines that the student has successfully completed the curriculum;
  • Individuals with appropriate state licenses are allowed to provide services electronically or via telehealth communication to students with special needs;
  • Boards of education may use electronic communication for in-person meetings and hearings during the emergency period, but not later than Dec. 1, 2020;
  • School districts may use distance learning to make up any number of days or hours necessary to meet minimum instructional hour requirements.

There will be additional guidance that follows this legislation and we commit to providing updates as information is received.  

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration that was to take place on April 24th is postponed. We will communicate a new date out when the shelter in place order is lifted.

Open Enrollment Application

The Fredericktown Local School District will permit students from any Ohio school district to enroll in its school system on a tuition free basis. Applications will be accepted beginning at 8:00 AM on April 1 and continuing through 4:00 PM on May 15. Click here for more information and the application.

Mandated Closure Update

Today, Governor Mike DeWine extended the mandated state-wide closure of all schools until May 1, 2020. Your building level principal will be communicating with you on the instruction plan following spring break on Friday.

Community Resources

Here are some food and community resources available to students:

Food Outreach and Pantries

Community Meal Schedule

Interchurch Update - 3/13


Mandated Closing Announced

The Governor announced this afternoon that schools will be closed for 3 weeks beginning at the close of the school day on March 16th, 2020. During this time, all school activities are cancelled. Students will be bringing academic lessons home with them on Monday to complete over the 3 week closing. We will be releasing more information as it becomes available.

Emergency Operations Plan

The Fredericktown Local School District continues to be proactive about the health of our students and staff, and has been working actively to modify the district’s Emergency Operations Plan with important community stakeholders. Even though the District’s plan was last formally updated in July, we have made an update to the plan to reflect a possible medical pandemics to address the current COVID-19 virus. Involved with the update were Fredericktown Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Hayward, Fredericktown EMS Chief Rick Lanuzza, Fredericktown Police Chief Kyle Johnson, Fredericktown Patrolman and SRO Ronny Flynn, Fredericktown Mayor Jerry Day, Director of Knox County Emergency Management Agency Mark Maxwell, Knox Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Kyle Clark, Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller, and Fredericktown Schools Facilities Coordinator Neil Kirkpatrick.

Coronavirus Information

The Fredericktown Local School District continues to be proactive about the health of our students and staff, and has been working proactively with the Knox County Health Department on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Although the Centers for Disease Control still considers the risk to the general public to be low, we feel it necessary to take precautionary steps to inform our community of possible risk.

Preventative measures continue to be our best line of defense against COVID-19. The following recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health help avoid not only COVID-19, but also the flu and common cold:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay home you are ill (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.

We also want to provide parents with important links and resources to help answer any questions that they may have, as well as more up to date information from the Knox County Health Department, Ohio Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.

FHS Alumni Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship application available for any non-traditional student who is an FHS graduate and has had an interruption in his/her education  of 2 years.  Scholarship can be used for certificate, 2 year, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.  

To learn more about qualifications and to download the application, please visit: http://www.fredericktownalumni.org/scholarship-application-non-traditional/

It’s very exciting to be able to help the non-traditional students!  This scholarship is provided  through the FHS Alumni Association: The Class of 1959 Honors Julie Cochran Rogers scholarship! Due date is April 15, 2020!

Superintendent's Message

Click here to download this week's Superintendent Message

District Calendar Release

Click here to download the 2020-2021 District Calendar

Kindergarten Registration / Screening

Friday, April 24th is when we will hold Kindergarten Registration / Screening. 


Please call the office to pre-register your child. Mrs. Gaddis will take your information and give you an appointment. She will mail out a registration packet with all of the needed documents/information that you will bring completed to Registration. 


Your child must be 5 by August 1, 2020. 


Please share this information with any other parents that you know will have a child turning 5 on or before August 1st.

Freddie Care Closet

Care Closet

CLASS Awards

Class Awards

Congratulations to Mariah and Jarrett , the first winners of the First-Knox National Bank C.L.A.S.S. Award. They received a hundred dollar gift card for their favorite store, a gift bag, and they are in the running for a $1000 scholarship. Thank you First Knox National Bank for your continual support. We look forward to seeing Mariah and Jarrett’s life-size cutouts in the Fredericktown branch!

FT Precision donates school supplies

FT Donation

As part of their 25 year celebration, FT employees were asked to bring in a school supply to be entered in an OSU raffle and those supplies were donated to Fredericktown students. Pictured above is Christian Toombs, Matt Caputo, Amy Grubb, Brent Garee, Dr. Susan Hayward, Tracy Teal, and Miguel Thompson. Thank you to FT Precision for their continued support of FLS.

Elementary Student Council

Here are the 2019/2020 Elementary School Student Council Members!!
Cooper- Tripp Hoelscher
Parry- Nolen Mull
Blase- Gianna DiSalvio
Damschroder- Addyson Doup

Snyder- Bransyn Lang
Boone - Alanis Bowers
Shrimplin- Truth Yarman
Kruger- Carter Budd

Brake- Arilyn Frazier
Queen - Halie Mull
Gregg - Lucas Poole
Nuetzel - Colton Profitt

Elem Student Council

September 2019 Newsletter

Click Here for the Elementary Newsletter for September 2019