Welcome to the Ravenna School District


Please check back here and follow us on Facebook for updates. 

As COVID-19 continues to evolve in our area and throughout the county and state, our district will continue to evaluate how things are going and always do what's safe for students and staff!

Having a flexible instructional plan allows our students and staff to be physically distanced and still deliver high quality, in-person learning. Our safety interventions are helping to keep our schools safe and our learning on track as we navigate a school year unlike any other!

You're doing a great job – keep it up!! #RavenPride

Ravenna Graduate is Serving our Country in the Pacific

Please click the link below to read about RHS graduate, Luke Retherford, who is serving our country aboard the USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76) in the Indo-Pacific region.  Thank you, Petty Officer 2nd Class Retherford,  for your service to our nation and for making Ravenna proud!

Please click HERE to read the Record-Courier article about our hometown hero!

Ravenna native Luke Retherford is serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan.

All Call September 13, 2020

Good afternoon, this is Dennis Honkala, Superintendent of the Ravenna School District with a few very important reminders for all Ravenna families.

Congratulations to all of us for beginning the school year in such a positive and productive way. There were a few challenges but we all worked through them together.  I would encourage all of us to continue to communicate and work
together through these challenging times.  

Remember, the first day for kindergarten is tomorrow, September 14th . Please be patient as the buses will likely be running late throughout the district as we work through our challenging task of providing transportation to all those students who need it. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

As a reminder, we are happy to say that we will continue to have food distribution for Ravenna students who are working remotely from home.  We will distribute food to these students once a week at four schools and for an hour time period each Thursday.  There will be 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches in each Ravenna School’s bag as well as a Raven Pack or Birdie Bag for each family.  

Remote learning students or families may pick up the food at any of the following schools: Ravenna High School, Brown Middle School Willyard Elementary and West Main Elementary. It is okay to go to the school that is closest to your house.  The Thursday afternoon pick up times are: Ravenna High School, 2:45 – 3:45 pm., Brown Middle School, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Willyard Elementary School, 4:00 – 5:00 pm and West Main Elementary School, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Finally, please continue to follow the district website and Facebook pages to keep up with any information as we continue through the next several weeks. Have a good afternoon.

Ravenna School District is Offering Flu Vaccination Clinic

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital School Health Services, it is our pleasure to offer on-site flu vaccinations at your student’s school on Thursday October 1st. Flu clinics will be offered at each school location during school hours. Health Heroes flu vaccination clinics are completely voluntary and are offered to ALL consented students, regardless of their insurance coverage.

Why get a flu vaccine? 

The best way to minimize or avoid the spread of flu is to get an annual flu vaccination. Each year the vaccine protects against new strains, therefore, the vaccine should be administered annually. 

Who is Health Heroes, Inc.?

At Health Heroes, we specialize in on-site vaccination clinics. Vaccines are provided at NO COST to students, parents, schools or local/state government.  We bill both Medicaid and private insurance; however, we never bill students or parents for any out-of-pocket expenses or deductibles.  Qualifying uninsured students can be given the vaccine, free of charge.  Although student participation is voluntary, these vaccinations are recommended to help keep schools healthy and cut down on high absenteeism.

What type vaccines will be given?

IIV-4 injections will be available to all consented children who do not have any contra-indicators.  All vaccines given are preservative-free, mercury-free, Thimerosal-free and administered by state-licensed nurses.

What do you need to do to participate?

If you wish for your child to participate, please COMPLETELY fill out and sign a consent form.  These forms need to be returned to your child’s school prior to the clinic date to secure a dose for your child. Please return completed consent form to the school clinic by September 29th if at all possible. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Health Heroes at 1-205-609-0268/OH@healthherousa.com.  For further information you can also visit our website at www.healthherousa.com.  We hope to see your child in clinic!

Warmest regards,

Brooke Harris

Project Manager, Ohio

Liberty Duke, CEO                   Michele Wilmoth, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN

HNH Immunizations/ Health Heroes, Inc.         Director of School Health Services

                                         Akron Children’s Hospital

Please click HERE to view, print and sign the consent form and return it to your child's school by September 29th!

Virtual Orientations and Open Houses

BMS Virtual Orientation 2020

Freshmen Orientation

Senior Presention

Willyard Virtual Open House

Click HERE to view the Preschool virtual open house!

Kindergarten Orientation and Screening at West Park


West Park School welcomed their new students and parents to the 2020-2021 school year during the week of September 8th. Many students rode the bus to West Park to spend one morning with their new teachers and classmates and had the opportunity to explore their new school. This helped these young learners prepare for the first day of kindergarten!


Maplewood Christian Church Donates Elementary Supplies

Maplewood Christian Church donated some backpacks to each of our elementary buildings to help families who may need some extra support at the start of the year. Each backpack included some school supplies as well as a Walmart gift card for families to make more school supply purchases for their student.  Mr. Sciarabba, Mr. Kuzior and Mr. Smith are planning to distribute them to families at each of their respective schools.

Please find the Ravenna School District's Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 school year here.

  • It will be conducted at the same time as regular school day hours.
  • We will use Google Classroom again, however our staff will receive much more training and remote students are expected to be in attendance (logged on and engaged) during the entirety of the regular school day.
  • For specifics about how your student's classroom will function, please contact your building administrator!
  • Please note that the dismissal times for Willyard and West Main have been updated.    

Ravenna 2020 - 2021 Safe Learning Plan

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response
1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open Seven Days a Week

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.

The number of potential cases and the results of testing are regularly updated every weekday at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

While the general risk to the public in Ohio is still considered low, it is important to continue to follow standard precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease. To prevent the spread of any virus including novel coronavirus, practice these preventative measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 is available at ODH’s new website, coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Tips for Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy


  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Find additional CDC resources on how to clean and disinfect schools.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.