Ottawa County schools send kids home with lunches, school work

Mar 18, 2020 | Schools, Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The schools around Ottawa Count have sent their students home until April 6, and made sure they took along their schoolwork and had the option of daily meals while the schools are shut down because of COVID-19.

Spring break is still scheduled for March 23-27 at the county schools, with no instruction or services available.

“We have been working to deliver school materials, as well as food, to the students needing it, but schools are not just about instruction or meals,” said Superintendent Pat Adkins of the Port Clinton School District. “We’re a family, and this shutdown is going to be a very difficult time for students, teachers and staff.”

The Port Clinton School District administration will keep regular hours during the shutdown, and administrators and secretaries will be on hand. They can be reached at 419-732-2102.

“Kids have study guides and Chromebooks, if needed,” said Adkins. “I feel especially sad about having to interrupt our seniors final year at Port Clinton High School.”

Danbury Local Schools are shut down, but meals will be available next Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and on Monday, March 30 from 6-7 p.m. To contact the Danbury administration call 419-798-5185.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will provide a Drive-Through Meal Pick-Up Service for students this week and during the week of March 30. The curbside pick-up will take place at the front of R.C. Waters Elementary School between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.

For those unable to pick up a child’s breakfast or lunch, home delivery is available by calling 419-898-6219. Normal breakfast and lunch prices will apply, as will reduced lunch prices for those student who qualify.

To connect with the B-C-S District for any reason, call the Board of Education at 419-898-6210, or contact a student’s school. Call R.C. Waters Elementary School at 419-898-6219; Oak Harbor Middle School at 419-898-6217; and Oak Harbor High School at 419-898-6210.

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