Bright Local Schools will participate in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the 2021-2022 school year. Under this option, all children who attend Bright Local Schools will receive a breakfast/lunch at no charge. However, students will have to pay for ala carte items, which includes extra pizza, yogurt, chips, etc. Families may pay on accounts for these items two different ways. You may send a check or money with your child to apply to their account. Parents may send one check to apply to students’ accounts even if the child attends a different school. Please specify child’s name and amount for each. Parents also have the option to use www.payschoolscentral.com for online lunch account payments. Students may charge up to $10.00 on their lunch accounts. Parents are notified by phone when their child reaches their $10.00 limit. If we do not reach the parent by phone, a letter will be sent. The cafeteria can transfer money between siblings’ accounts to cover a deficit.
Bright Local Parents and Community,
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Bright Local School District, students and parents for their continued patience and support. I am excited about the opening of the schools in person, five days a week, beginning on August 18th. As we prepare for the opening of school, we must recognize the COVID-19 virus is still a concern to the safety and welfare of our students and staff. Therefore, the Bright Local Schools will implement the following safety protocols as recommended by the CDC and the ODH.
In compliance with American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER)
This plan was developed in coordination between district certified and non-certified staff, administrators, students, parents, and community agencies.
As we plan for the return to In-person instruction we must recognize the Covid-19 virus is still a threat to the safety and welfare of our staff and students. The Bright Local School District must be vigilant in our approach to ensure the safety of all our stakeholders as a result the following principles will guide our district as we move forward with the opening of schools.
The Bright Local School District will implement recommended safety protocols to the highest degree possible.
The Bright Local School District will work closely with the Highland County Health Department to promote health and safety in all school buildings
The Bright Local School District will be transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be present when children and school district employees occupy school facilities.
Dear Bright Local Families,
In making plans for the 2021-2022 school year, the Bright Local School District will continue to put the health and safety of our students and staff at the forefront of our planning efforts. The Bright Local School District will work closely with our local health department to assure that we continue to follow CDC guidelines.
It is my hope that we will continue to see minimal cases of the COVID-19 virus within our schools. I believe that the best education takes place in the school setting with direct instruction from a classroom teacher who can assist students and provide remediation when necessary. Therefore, it is my intention, at this time, to return to in-person learning five days a week, for the
2021-2022 school year. We will no longer be offering our virtual PLP option at Bright Elementary School. I do want to be clear that if we see an increase in the number of positive cases within our school community then we may need to re-address my decision.
Thank you for your understanding,Michael Bick, SuperintendentBright Local Schools
We are all looking forward to the re-opening of our schools. As we plan for the opening of school, we must recognize the COVID-19 virus is still a threat to the safety and welfare of our staff and students. We all must be vigilant in our approach to ensuring the safety of all our stakeholders as a result the following principles will guide our district as we move forward with opening our schools:
Safety protocols will be implemented at each of our buildings.
We will be working closely with the Highland County Health Department in promoting safety measures in each of our buildings.
Students should monitor their own temperatures and their health on a daily basis before coming to school.
Our district will be transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be present when children and school district employees occupy school district facilities.
We are planning to maintain our previously approved school calendars with some possible front loading of employee professional development.
Reopening guidelines are subject to change due to possible updates from the Highland County Health Department and the State of Ohio.
In accordance with the Ohio Department of Health's mandate for all K-12 students to wear a mask, Bright Local Schools will require face masks for all students and staff.
On Sat., Aug. 15, the Ohio Department of Health issued a news release indicating that Face Shields are no longer a substitute for Face Masks while students and staff are at school. See news release: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/media-center/odh-news-releases/face-shields-not-appropriate-substitute-for-masks . The Administration will look to insure every student and staff member wears a face covering as they enter our buildings. We highly encourage the use of actual Face Masks and ask that the use of Face Shields occur only in those situations accepted by the Ohio Director of Health.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio concerning mass gatherings, Bright Local Schools will not be accommodating any “Building Use Requests” for non-school related activities until further guidance from the State.
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