SIDNEY SCHOOL BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO NOT REOPEN SCHOOLS
On Monday, April 27, the SPS Board of Trustees voted to keep schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The board considered the health and safety of our students and staff to reach a unanimous decision to not reopen schools. If even one case of Covid-19 appeared in a student or staff member, the Richland County Health Department could close schools for two weeks and only 17 school days remain.
Graduation plans will be made by the High School administration and the Senior Class and will be finalized by the SHS administration. The graduation plan will be presented at the next school board meeting on May 11. At the request of the Senior Class, graduation will take place on May 24 as scheduled on the school year calendar.
Monte Silk, Superintendent
Parents/Guardians of SPS students: If you have had a change in income and/or housing resulting from the economic conditions surrounding COVID-19 or for another reason and believe that you qualify for either free/reduced lunch program or classification of homelessness, please use the attached links to fill out the necessary paperwork and submit it to the administration office at 101 S. Central Ave.
The term “homeless children and youth”— means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and includes:
Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals
Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
Migratory children…who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
SPS will make determinations on a case-by-case basis, considering what is known about each individual child’s or youth’s circumstances.
SIDNEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WILL BE OFFERING FREE LUNCHES
11:30 - 1:00 pm TO ALL STUDENTS 18 AND UNDER (STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT)
Sidney Middle School- South Door (Train Park)
High School East Side (Back of School)
Boys & Girls Club (3rd AVE SE)
On January 13, 2020, the SPS Board of Trustees approved the relocation of kindergarten students to West Side Elementary School and third-grade students to Central School for the 2020-2021 school year.
20-21 West Side School Grade Configuration--Grades Pre-K, K, 1 and 2
20-21 Central School Grade Configuration--Grades 3, 4 and 5
Parents will register students at the school where each grade is located.