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Return to EVERY DAY FAQ

Please view the following FAQ regarding our return to the EVERY DAY operating model. For more information, please view our Ranger Restart guide here: https://www.hamilton-local.k12.oh.us/restart.aspx



When will we return to EVERY DAY? 

  • Monday, March 22. This will also be the beginning of the 4th quarter. 


What will “EVERY DAY” be like? 

  • “EVERY DAY” means all students will have teacher-directed learning in classrooms. Students will attend school for full school days, five days/week. When we are in the EVERY DAY model, students will be at least three feet to the greatest extent possible.


Will my student be able to stay in the fully Online model? 

  • Yes, for the 4th quarter of the 2020-2021 school year, students will be allowed to stay in the fully Online model.


What if my child is fully Online, and wants to switch to the EVERY DAY model?

  • If you would like to switch your student’s model, please call the school at 614-491-8044. We will make our best effort to accommodate your request. 


What if my child has followed the Green or Gold schedule, but we do not want the child to return to the EVERY DAY model? 

  • If you would like to switch your student’s model, please call the school at 614-491-8044. We will make our best effort to accommodate your request. 


What if my child has followed the Green or Gold schedule, will they be attending the EVERY DAY model? 

  • Yes, if your student is in the 50/50, Green and Gold model, they are automatically included in the EVERY DAY model meaning you do not need to do anything. If you want to change them to fully Online, you will need to call their school at 614-491-8044. 


What social distancing guidelines do students follow?

  • The ODH K-12 School Quarantine Guidelines allow a minimum of three feet of social distancing to the greatest extent possible. According to ODH, schools that maintain a minimum of three feet of social distancing are eligible for the modified quarantine and can continue to attend school. If you have questions regarding modified quarantine procedures, please view the ODH K-12 School Quarantine Guidelines.


What safety measures are being used during transportation?  

Preschool 

  • Car riders, please remain in your car until 8:40am when the doors to the Preschool are open for All Day and AM Classes, and until 12:40pm for PM Classes.

  • Bus Riders will use a separate entrance from the car riders when entering the building to optimize distancing. 

Elementary School 

  • Car riders, please be patient when picking up students. Stay in your car and follow the circle around the front of the building. Car riders in each grade will all be released at the same time, through separate doors to optimize distancing.

  • Bus Riders will use multiple entrances to optimize distancing. 

Intermediate School

  • Car riders will not be permitted into the building until 8:00am

  • Buses will be released one at a time to optimize social distancing and avoid congestion. Students will not be allowed in the building early, as in past years, to sit in the cafeteria.  They may pick up breakfast on the way to their first class.

Middle School

  • Car riders will not be permitted into the building until 7:20. Please try to drop the students off as close to 7:20 as possible. The students should pick up breakfast on their way in and head straight to first period. 

  • Bus riders all come in the same entrance to the building. Buses are released one at a time to avoid congestion. 

High School 

  • The high school will use multiple entrances for students getting off the bus, continue to use the aides for early students, and ADVISORY will be 9th period to allow better flow out of the building at the end of the day .


  • If my child didn’t ride the bus during hybrid, can they ride the bus now that we are back full time? 

  • Yes, your child will be allowed to ride the bus. For any questions, call transportation at 614-491-8044 ext. 1236.


  • Students riding the bus will be required to wear a mask. 

  • All buses will be wiped down between each route. 

  • Fogging after all morning and afternoon routes will be completed. 

  • Career Center transportation will work as it has the entire school year. We will offer busing to students who need transportation each morning. All Career Center students will need to arrive at the high school by 7:00 a.m. each morning.


What measures are being put in place to protect student and staff health and safety?

Some of the mitigation efforts the District plans to implement during the EVERY DAY model are:

  • To the greatest extent possible, students will be spaced at least three feet apart.

  • Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing throughout the day and extensive cleaning after each school day. 

  • The District is also examining the use of large areas such as gyms and outdoor spaces to increase seating options for lunch.

  • Continued case investigation and contract tracing of every student and staff case.

  • Continuation of all existing precautions for extracurricular activities (masking, distancing, practice pods, etc.)


Will students and staff need to wear face coverings?

  • Yes, masks are required for K-12 students and staff throughout the district. Preschool students are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask. 


How will students who are required to quarantine access their classes?

  •  In most cases, quarantined students will not have access to live instruction. They will need to access work through Google Classroom, email, and other office requests. If your student is quarantined, please contact the appropriate school at 614-491-8044 to make arrangements. 


What will lunch look like? 

  • Elementary School: Lunches will be delivered to students and custodians will pick up trash to prevent students from leaving seats. Students will also be separated by grade. Kindergarten and 1st grade will have lunch in the cafeteria and 2nd and 3rd graders will have lunch at tables setup in the gymnasium. Students will be separated enough to follow social distancing recommendations.

  • Intermediate School: Lunches will be delivered to students and custodians will pick up trash to prevent students from leaving seats. Students will be spaced enough to follow social distancing recommendations throughout the lunch room, stage, and gymnasium with assigned seats.  

  • Middle School: Students will have assigned seats and be spaced enough to follow social distancing recommendations. Custodians will pick up trash and wipe tables to preclude the need for unnecessary student movement.

  • High School: Students will have assigned seats and be spaced enough to follow social distancing recommendations. Custodians will pick up trash and wipe tables to preclude the need for unnecessary student movement. 


Will students be required to pay for lunch again? 

  • Our regular breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided free of charge for every student. 


Will students be allowed to use lockers? 

  • Elementary School: Teachers will stagger the students' use of cubbies to maximize social distancing. 

  • Intermediate School: Rather than lockers or cubbies, students will use bookbags/backpacks that they keep with them during the day. 

  • Middle School: Not going to use lockers at all; going to use bookbags. 

  • High School: Students will have limited access to lockers throughout the day. 

What will recess look like? 

  • Recess will follow social distancing requirements. 

  • Guided recess sessions will allow students to interact and be active in a safe environment.

  • In case of inclement weather, guided recess will be held in classrooms with masks on. 


What will gym classes look like? 

  • Students should be prepared for outdoor gym classes.

  • During inclement weather, buildings will make use of appropriate indoor spaces.

  • Masks will be required for indoor and outdoor classes. 

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