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FOOD DISTRIBUTION PLAN DURING REMOTE LEARNING

We will continue to have food distribution available for ALL Ravenna students every Tuesday, beginning again on January 5th.  All Ravenna students may receive the Tuesday distributions.  The times and locations are the same.  

Ravenna High School from 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Brown Middle School from 3:30 -4:30 pm

West Main and Willard Elementary Schools from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.            

 

ALL CALL January 8, 2021 –  RSD TRANSITIONING BACK TO IN PERSON LEARNING OPTION ON JANUARY 11TH AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION:

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

First, as I notified all families last week, we will have an in person learning option for those students who want to come back to school beginning on Monday, January 11th.  I repeat, those students who would like to come back to the buildings for in person learning may do so beginning this Monday, January 11th.  We will continue all the protocols that we used at the beginning of the school year with our safe learning plan.  It is very important that everyone continue to follow our safe learning plan and follow all federal, state, local and school guidance regarding COVID-19.  If families would like their children to continue with the remote learning option, they may do so also.  To summarize… students may either return to the buildings for in person learning this Monday or may choose to continue remote learning.    

Second, we will have food distribution once a week on Tuesdays for all Ravenna students who are remote learners.  I repeat, once a week, on Tuesdays, remote learners may receive Ravenna Schools food bags.  Food distributions will be on Tuesdays at 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.  On each Tuesday afternoon, students will receive 5 days’ worth of food from the district.  The Tuesday afternoon pick up times are:  Ravenna High School, 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Brown Middle School, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Willyard Elementary 4:00 – 5:00 pm and West Main Elementary 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This information will be posted on our Facebook and district website pages.                       

And as always, please continue to follow the district website and Facebook pages to keep up with any information as we continue through the next several months.  I hope everyone has a restful weekend. 

The Ravenna School’s Equity and Inclusion Task Force met for the fourth time on November 19th.  The group met via Zoom due to COVID-19.  The focus this month was the beginning of the group book study “White Fragility” which was facilitated by two group members.  Members shared their thoughts and feelings on the first two chapters.  The group also reported on various surveys which are being conducted.  Groups surveyed were task force members, students, RSD staff, parents and community members.  The results will be shared in December and January which will help to drive the direction of the Task Force.
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Hat Donation

Hat Donation

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Ben Curtis Foundation “Very Merry Dinner”

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Coping with Grief and Loss

Coping with Grief and Loss

  Children's Advantage is offering two safe group zoom meetings on Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th.  Both meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 pm and offer a safe space for listening, sharing, understanding and hope.      

CALENDAR 2020

January 2021

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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  • Winter Break
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  • Students Return to School
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  • Records Day - NO SCHOOL
16
17
18
  • Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
19
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RAVENNA SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS

2343

STUDENTS ENROLLED

21

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

5 STAR

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

1:1

STUDENT TO COMPUTER RATIO

65%

TEACHERS WITH MASTER’S DEGREE OR HIGHER

13

AVERAGE YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE