#12 COVID-19 Extended school closure until May 1, 2020 and Technology Assistance

March 31, 2020

Good afternoon Skippers,

I hope everyone is staying well. Thank you to everyone who works in the healthcare field as well as first responders, grocery stores, gas stations, food service and I could continue with many more. Please know that you are appreciated.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state ordered school closure will extend to at least Friday, May 1, 2020.  We have been preparing for this extended closure and will continue to send updates to students and families throughout this time. 

I realize that many of you are putting in a full-time job outside of the home while simultaneously helping us educate your kid(s).  I am confident that we will all do the best we can to make the most of this situation. Today I am asking you to give us your feedback and let us know what has been the most difficult so we can try to make it better.   Kindly complete the online survey by clicking this LINK. 


Our Technology Department is here to support you during the COVID-19 shutdown. It is our sincere hope that you will find some helpful technology resources, please visit our FHEVS website here.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to a help section or click the magnifying glass to search. Also, we will be holding in-person technology office hours at the following location and time.  Please bring in any non-working Chromebook and we will assist with the repair.  You will not need to leave your vehicle. Someone from our tech department will meet you at your car and take the device and return it once the repair is completed.
Fairport Harbor Harding High School - starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please check-in at the doors from the main parking lot area.  

Charter Communications/Spectrum has announced that they will provide free internet service for new customers that have children in grades K-12. This service would be faster and more reliable than any hotspots that the district will be able to provide. If you are in need of internet, please consider pursuing this option. For more information about the Charter/Spectrum Offer, please visit:
or call 1-844-488-8395
Special Education Services

Special education services will continue to be delivered during this time. Parent meetings will be held via telephone conferencing. If your child has an upcoming meeting, your team will contact you.

Additional Questions

It is the goal of the Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Schools to support our families, students and staff during this stressful time. We will make all attempts to answer your questions and offer assistance to the best of our ability.  Finally, please remember that this is new for everyone. Reach out to your teachers, building principal, or me if you are struggling.  We will attempt to answer your questions and offer assistance to the best of our ability.  

I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time. 


Domenic Paolo
Domenic Paolo, Ph.D
Fairport Harbor EVSD
440-354-5400, Ext. 100



Mrs. Katie Rumbarger

Harding Middle and High School Principal

Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Schools


440-354-5400, Ext. 300


Doreen Fischer

McKinley Elementary Principal

Fairport Harbor Schools


440-354-5400, Ext. 354


Jennifer Polak, M.Ed

Personalized Learning Coordinator

Director of Pupil-Personnel, Fairport Harbor Ex. Village Schools


P: 440-354-5400  Ext. 200

F: 440-354-4012