I would like to begin by, once again, thanking our Midview students, families and staff members for their incredible efforts during the first semester. We have persevered through many challenges and have had to be patient and flexible through it all. Please know that your collective efforts have not gone unnoticed and I am confident that will continue as we start the second semester. We aren't done yet, but at least there is hope on the horizon.
As has been the case since August, the Midview Local School District Restart Plan continues to evolve and change. I ask all of our families to visit the district’s website to read about updates to district procedures and policies that are currently outlined in our plan. We will continue to make these changes as mandates and recommendations from our county and state health departments become available. Please remember, it is essential that all of our stakeholders understand the district’s expectations for the health and safety of all concerned. Your assistance in adhering to these precautions gives our students the best possible chance to remain in school for the duration of the year.
I have received many inquiries asking about the status of staff member vaccinations. Midview Local School District will participate in the Governor’s vaccination program and is still waiting for confirmation dates from the Lorain County Board of Health. This week, we should have a better idea of where and when our staff members will receive the vaccine. As a reminder to families, this will necessitate some flexibility as we will likely utilize this as a staff development day and there will be no in-person learning for students. We will communicate this date as soon as we receive confirmation so that those with childcare needs can plan accordingly.
Midview Local School District is proud to recognize the month of February as Black History and National Heart Health Awareness month. We certainly celebrate any opportunity to infuse culture and diversity into daily learning. Our teachers will make every attempt to celebrate with engaging lessons – please be on the lookout for opportunities for your child to become involved in these important discussions.
Finally, Midview Local Schools is proud to announce that our remaining four buildings, including Midview East Elementary School, Midview High School, Midview Middle School and Midview North Elementary, recently received the Purple Star Award, which recognizes schools that demonstrate a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Midview is the only district in Lorain County to have multiple schools receive this distinguished honor. As part of the award, each building will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.
I look forward to great things as we begin semester two. As always, should you ever have questions regarding Midview Local School District, please feel free to contact a member of our team or reach out to your child’s building principal.
Dr. Bruce Willingham, Superintendent
Midview Local School District