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COVID-19 Update and Information


COVID-19 Update and information


Please see OHP's Frequently Asked Questions for the latest information.


UPDATE: 2 p.m. March 13, 2020

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students,

On Thursday, March 12, Governor DeWine announced all schools will be closed for three weeks due to the concern surrounding COVID-19.

Ohio Hi-Point will be closed Monday, March 16 and plans to implement a distance learning plan for two weeks beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27 and observe OHP’s scheduled Spring Break from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3.

Teachers are preparing distance learning lessons for students. Students will select how they would like to receive lesson assignments either via online or printed materials. Your student’s teachers will check-in via online platforms, email, conference call, Remind, or other means of communication to make sure your student understands the material presented.

All OHP activities including study trips, competitions, and prom are cancelled until further notice.

At this time, Ohio Hi-Point will resume a regular schedule on Monday, April 6.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented situation. We will continue to provide your student quality career and academic education while ensuring your student’s safety and well-being by monitoring and adhering to the local, state, and federal health recommendations.

Thank you,

Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith


UPDATE: 8:39 a.m. March 13, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith has announced Ohio Hi-Point will be CLOSED on Monday, March 16 so staff can prepare distance learning plans for students. Ohio Hi-Point will remain closed through Friday, April 3.

UPDATE: 6 p.m. March 12, 2020

Read Governor DeWine's clarification on the three-week school closure. 

Ohio Hi-Point will be in session for students on Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16. We will begin the Governor's mandated three-week closure starting Tuesday, March 17 through Friday April 3. Additional information for students and families will be given as soon as possible. 

All OHP activities including study trips, competitions, and prom are cancelled until further notice. 

We will continue to provide students quality career and academic education while ensuring our staff and student's safety and well-being by monitoring and adhering to the local, state, and federal health recommendations.

UPDATE: 9 a.m. March 12, 2020

Read Governor Mike DeWine's letter addressing his press conference on March 11.

Ohio Hi-Point's administrative team met this morning to discuss the latest information regarding COVID-19. At this time, OHP is not closing; we are waiting for more information from the Governor and our local health agencies. However, OHP is canceling all Main Campus study trips effective March 12 through April 6. Our Satellite programs will follow the lead of the partner district.

The following activities on the Bellefontaine Main Campus, hosted by outside organizations, are canceled based on Social Distancing Protocol set by Governor DeWine.

  • March 15: 664th Meeting
  • March 18: Trivia Bee
  • March 19: State FFA Officer Visit
  • March 20: Blood Drive
  • March 25: All Boards Banquet (Regularly scheduled BOE meeting will continue at 7 p.m.)
  • March 27: CTE 101 (EMIS Meeting)
  • March 30: Logan County Collaborative
  • April 4: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 

UPDATE: March 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority, and we want to share with our community that Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is well-aware of the concerns surrounding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to state the risk of contracting the coronavirus remains low. As of March 10, there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio but no confirmed cases in our community.

Ohio Hi-Point is working closely with the Logan County Health District and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to monitor the situation and develop a coordinated and comprehensive public health plan to ensure we are prepared to execute the recommendations of local, state, and federal health officials if cases arise in our community. Updated information will be shared with the community and posted on our website at ohiohipoint.com as it becomes available.

As we head towards spring break, we know travel may be planned. Please review the CDC Travel Advisory webpage prior to your travels.

In Ohio, we continue to be in the peak of flu season. Below are recommendations from the CDC to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will remain proactive as we work closely with various state and local health agencies. Additional information about COVID-19 is available on the CDC and ODH websites. In addition, the ODH has opened a call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19. The call center is available seven days a week from 9 a.m.–8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Sincerely,

Rick Smith, Superintendent


Student health and wellness

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center wants your student to learn and be successful. School attendance is linked to learning. However, there are times when your student may be ill and should stay at home until he/she feels better or is no longer contagious to others. Below are some guidelines to help you determine when your student should stay home.

When should my student stay home: 

  • Temperature above 100° by mouth (fever free for 24 hours without taking fever  reducing medications before return to school)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing during normal activity
  • Cough that interrupts normal activity
  • Pain from earache, sore throat, or recent injury
  • Yellow or green drainage from eye(s)
  • Rash or draining sores

Flu Information for Parents

Household Checklist

Spring Break Travel Trips

Stop the Spread of Germs

CDC Website

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)


Stay Connected With Us and Your Student

We are here to provide your student with the best possible career-technical education so that each individual can reach their highest potential. From technology and career planning resources to frequently used forms, we've collected the most popular resources for your use.

Helpful Documents

Helpful Links


EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

The safety and security of our students and staff are top priorities for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The district has a comprehensive crisis plan and district administrators work closely with local emergency responders and law enforcement to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.

In addition, the district has well-established security measures to ensure the wellbeing of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, and surveillance cameras.

View Emergency Communication Guidelines


Parent Advisory Board

Interested in being part of a parent group with the largest amount of direct impact on your student's education? Join the Parent Advisory Board.

Call us at 937.599.3010 x 1201 or email communications@ohiohipoint.com to inquire about the board and the activities parents are a part of throughout the school year.


Resources & Additional information

Resources

The Ohio Hi-Point Stand Fast Task Force promotes anti-bullying awareness and is proactive about how we treat each other at OHP and within the community. Support hotlines and resources are listed below for students.

General Crisis Support by Text

  • Crisis Text Line: Text SUPPORT to 741-741. Trained counselors can discuss anything that's on your mind. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.

Depression and Suicide

  • The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386. You can live chat with the Trevor Project 24/7 (except Fridays from 4-5 p.m. EST)

Dating Abuse and Domestic Violence

  • loveisrespect: You can call 1-866-331-9474 anytime (24/7) or chat online with loveisrespect any day of the day from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST or text loveis to 22522. 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or email the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Both options are available 24/7. 
  • RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: Call 1-800-656-4673 or live chat with RAINN. Both options are available 24/7.

Runaways, Homeless, and At-Risk Youth

  • National Runaway Safeline: Call 1-800-786-2929. The safeline is available 24/7. Or live chat with the safeline 7 days a week from 4:30-11:30 p.m. CST. 
  • Home Free: Family reunification program provides free bus tickets to eligible runaway and homeless youth.

Additional websites:


Anti-Bullying Efforts

Anti-Bullying Efforts

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students and that means ensuring that every student can attend school without the fear of harassment. Bullying can happen during or after school hours. While most reported bullying incidents happen at school, a large percentage of bullying happens while going to and from school, on the bus, and even in your neighborhood.

Types of bullying:

  • Physical bullying - actual harm to another individual’s body such as hitting, kicking or punching
  • Verbal bullying - threats, teasing, and/or name calling
  • Social or Relational bullying - gossip, rumors and intentionally leaving someone out of interactions
  • Cyberbullying - repeatedly threatening, defaming, teasing or ridiculing another individual by sending harmful, threatening text or instant messages, for example, or posting derogatory comments or photos on Facebook and other social media platforms

Do you believe you have been bullied? Below are steps students can take to get help:

Let an adult know right away! This can be your teacher, counselor or parent.

Send an email to: compliance@ohiohipoint.com


Incidents

July 2019 - December 2019
Verified reports of bullying/harassment: 8