Second Semester Restart Plan posted 1.12.21

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January 12, 2021

Dear Fairport Families,

 The Fairport Harbor Restart Committee reconvened on January 11, 2021, to evaluate our education plan and address concerns about the safe delivery of instruction for our students. 

Students will be returning to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Students who are switching their learning option for the second semester will still follow their first semester schedules until the end of the first semester, January 14, 2021.  This decision is reflective of stakeholder discussion as well as in consultation with the Lake County Health Commissioner.

All In-Person learners will follow a hybrid schedule starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, when and if Lake County is in the level 2 Orange or level 3 COVID Red Alert. 

In-Person students will attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Buildings will undergo additional cleaning and sanitizing on Wednesdays during Red/Orange Alerts, and in-person students will learn remotely.  As always, specific local conditions may warrant school closure regardless of the risk level.  Please click HERE to be directed to the FHEVS Safe Harbor Restart Plan. 

Please consider that the Lake County Health Department’s guidance and the Ohio Department of Education serve the purpose of keeping our schools safe, healthy, and open. Screenings on COVID-like symptoms and restricted travel help to stop the spread of the virus into school buildings.  As we return, it is essential not to let your guard down.  The District will continue to follow all health and safety protocols that we implemented back in September and followed through the entire first semester.

Those health and safety protocols include, but are not limited, to:

  • The requirement of face masks for all staff and students in grades K-12

  • Desk shields for all students to place on top of their desk

  • Hand sanitizer located throughout all school buildings and classrooms

  • Physical distancing

  • No sharing of supplies or materials

  • No large group gatherings or assembly of students

  • Limited classroom transitions

  • No classroom visitors

Grades K-9 will continue to follow the Hybrid Schedule -In-person students will attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and learn remotely on Wednesdays.  


January 14, 2021 - End of the 1st Semester

January 15, 2021 - No School - In service for staff

January 18, 2021 - MLK Day No School

January 19, 2021 - First day of In-Person Learning

Grades 10th, 11th, and 12th

Some families of students in grades 10-12 have chosen for their child to return to school. The families that opted “in” on the return to school survey will come to the building for half a day when school is in session. Students with last names starting with A-L will come to school from 9:00-11:13, and students with last names beginning with M-Z will come from 11:59 until 2:12. This is outlined on your student's schedule on Infinite Campus. These students will be located in the Design Lab. There will be teachers in attendance at all times during the day for student support.  A “grab and go” lunch and breakfast will be offered. 

Bring your Water Bottle - Our water filling stations are installed; please bring your own refillable water bottle.  

Chromebooks- It is important that your student’s device is charged nightly.  Classrooms do not have space or outlets to allow for daily charging of the Chromebooks.   

All students, whether remote, or in-person, at all buildings, will have breakfast and lunch provided to them at no cost through the end of the 2020-21 school year.  

The Free Meal program will continue district-wide.

The Free Meal pick up program will continue district-wide during the school year for our remote learners.   listed below are the dates and times for the upcoming weeks.  

The weekly meal order form is located on our website or by clicking this LINK .   You may complete a meal reservation form each week from Tuesday to Sunday until 3:00 p.m.  The curbside pick-up is in front of the Fairport Library at the designated times listed below.  


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:30- 1:30 p.m.   

Please complete a meal reservation form from Tuesday afternoon to Sunday at 3:00.

Pick up the following Tuesday between 12:30 to 1:30 on Vine Street in front of the library. Stay in your vehicle, and a lunch staff member will bring out meals to you directly.  

Link to the meal reservation form.

Click here for more details on the nutrition pick up program, along with step by step instructions.

Tech Support- Harding students, contact Mr. Ruzin at for technical assistance. McKinley students contact Mrs. Fischer at for technical support.  If you cannot email, please call the office secretary at 440-354-5400, McKinley Ext. 201  Harding Ext. 301.

Teacher Office Hours will continue; teacher/s will host the office hours in person or by zoom.  Reach out to your teacher/s via email to request an appointment.   

Athletics - All extracurricular activities, games, interscholastic scrimmages will be permitted on a day to day basis during this time.  Working closely with the coaches and the Activities Director to monitor and follow all health guidance protocols to prevent COVID-19.  As high school athletic associations continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and take necessary actions, we will update you with the latest information that is made available.  Please consult with your coach if you have any questions.   


Attendance -If your child is absent, please call the school attendance line, McKinley 440-354-4982, Harding 440-354-5400 Ext. 1397, before 9:00 a.m. If we do not hear from you regarding your child's absence, we will contact you at home or work.  

Grades K-5th - Daily Check-in - Teachers will be taking attendance for those students who are virtual or during remote learning days.  Students or parents will no longer be required to log into Infinite Campus daily to check-in for attendance for the second semester.  Students will be marked absent if they are not present during a live lesson when in a remote learning environment.  However, if the assigned work is completed by the end of the school week, Monday through Sunday, the absence will be adjusted as the student is present.  If the assignment is turned in after the school week, the assignment will be credited for a grade, but the absence will remain.  

Grades 6th-9th - You must attend your virtual class to receive attendance credit for the day. This is a change from the first semester. Live lesson attendance will influence athletic eligibility for that day. 

Grades 10th, 11th, and 12th - Daily Check-in, Students or parents will be required to log into Infinite Campus daily to check-in for attendance, and the details can be found by clicking here.

Auburn Transportation - Painesville City Schools, will continue to transport Fairport Students to Auburn Career Center at the same time scheduled as long as Auburn remains in session for in-person learning.  At this time, Auburn has in-person learning taking place.   

We have negotiated this pandemic together and worked through many obstacles.  As the COVID-19 continues to evolve, or as new guidance becomes available, FHEVS will adjust its plan to ensure that a safe learning and working environment is provided for students, teachers, and staff.  We know that this is a challenging time for all, and we are grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this unprecedented health crisis.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact your building principal.

McKinley Elementary - Mrs. Doreen Fischer 440-354-5400, Ext. 354

Harding MS/Jr./High - Mrs. Katie Rumbarger 440-354-5400, Ext. 300

Pupil Services Director- Miss Sheila Felix 440-354-5400, Ext. 200

As always, thank you for your support of our schools!  

Domenic Paolo, Ph.D.


Fairport Harbor EVSD