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COVID-19 Guidance and Back to School Dates

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited and looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year. Our buildings and grounds look awesome and we can’t wait for our students and staff to return. Like last year, our goal is to keep our students in school, in person, five days a week. 

The Ohio Department of Health sent every school district guidance on the health and safety of students and staff on July 26, 2021. They shared many recommendations and only one federal mandate (busing).

  • The CDC requires that masks be worn on all public transportation, including school buses. This requirement is regardless of vaccination status. Please support us in making sure your child(ren) are wearing a mask when they are riding a bus. 

  • Facial coverings are optional and a parent choice. Parents will still have the option to have their child(ren) wear masks while in school or participating in school activities.

  • We will continue to follow social distancing practices to the best of our ability. 

  • During school mealtimes, we will continue to follow physical distancing to the best of our ability.

  • We will continue to use the same protocols for sanitizing and disinfecting as last year.

  • We will continue to encourage hand-washing, hand sanitizing, and proper respiratory etiquette to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. 

  • With the ESSER 2 grant, we will be updating our HVAC system to improve ventilation. This should be completed by the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

  • We will continue to follow the Knox Public Health procedures for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.

  • Due to contact tracing, again we will not be allowing visitors and volunteers in the buildings.

  • The Knox Public Health Department will continue to provide vaccination clinics for staff and students throughout the school year. These will be posted on the district website and FB page.

  • At this time, there are no restrictions on spectators attending athletic events from the OHSAA.

  • Fredericktown Local Schools will NOT be offering online learning this school year. If you do not want your child(ren) to attend in person classes there are many online schools in Ohio.  If you are enrolled in an approved Ohio charter school and live in the district, you are eligible for extracurricular participation.  

Additionally, incoming seventh graders and seniors will need to be up-to-date on their TDaP and Meningitis vaccinations. The Knox Public Health Department will be holding vaccine clinics on August 7 and August 28, 2021  between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 9- Schedule pick up for Seniors and Juniors from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the  MS/HS Commons.
  • August 9- Schedule pick up for Sophomores from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Commons
  • August 10- Schedule pick up for 7th and 8th graders from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the MS/HS Commons
  • August 11- Sixth Grade Orientation and schedule pick up at 5:30 p.m.
  • August 12- Freshman Orientation and schedule pick up at 5:30 p.m.
  • August 12- Kindergarten Open House 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
        Kindergarten Parent Meeting 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
        Kindergarten Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 16- Open House for grades 1-5, 7-8, and 10-12 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 18- First Day of School for students
  • August 31- Elementary Picture Day

Thank you for your continued support over the last two school years during these unprecedented times. We had an amazing year of success because all of us worked together as a district community. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at-

Once a Freddie, Always a Freddie!

Susan Hayward, Ph.D.

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