LHS wsa a regional vaccine site for area educators

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (February 13, 20221) – Loveland High School served as a regional vaccine distribution clinic for area educators on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Loveland High School main entrance. (Chuck Gibson File)

Staff from Loveland and several surrounding districts received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The opportunity came through collaborative work of the schools and Kroger. 

“There have been many challenges this year with both hybrid and in-person learning, but our teachers have risen above any fears and have faced every challenge with grit and fortitude delivering quality education to their students,” said Katie Rose, President of the Loveland Education Association. “Teachers are ready to get back to something as close to normal as possible and be able to give students those experiences which most benefit their education as a whole.”

Loveland City School District switched to asynchronous learning for the day, allowing students to continue learning by completing work at home while teachers attended the clinic. Teachers were also  available to assist students with learning needs via email communication.

Second Vaccine Day Scheduled 

Through the cooperation and efforts of many LCSD staff, the vaccine clinic ran smoothly Friday for administering of the first dose. The second dose of the vaccine is scheduled to be administered in three weeks on Friday, March 5. That means another asynchronous learning day for students on that date with buildings closed, assignments completed at home with teachers available for support via email during the school day.   

“As President of the OAPSE classified union in Loveland City School District, we appreciate the opportunity for staff to participate in the vaccination process so we can continue to best serve our students,” said Leah Jewell, President, Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE).

Sign in entranceway of LCSD Administration Building IChuck Gibson File)

The Loveland City School District offered thanks to Hamilton County Educational Service Center (ESC) for  coordinating the vaccine distribution efforts. LCSD was proud to host school districts from around the region for this clinic. School officials also offered special thanks to Chuck Ogdan, Director of Human Resources for Loveland City School District, and the rest of the  district staff, who worked on planning and logistics for the vaccine clinic.

“The Board is pleased that we can provide a hosting site for the benefit and convenience of our staff as well as a service to the greater community,”  said Dr. Kathryn Lorenz, President, Loveland City School District Board of Education. “We are thankful for the effort and support provided by Kroger in this vaccine rollout.”  

NOTE: As a reminder, the Board of Education for Loveland City Schools will hold its already scheduled regular business meeting on February 16th at 6 p.m. in the LIS/LMS Cafeteria at 757 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH, 45140 for those who wish to come in person. This meeting will be held both in person and remotely. The link for the meeting will be available in advance of the meeting on the district’s website lovelandschools.org/BoardofEducation.aspx.

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