Special meeting of the School Board tonight, Student COVID Vaccine Clinic info and a COVID Vaccine Survey
TIGER TALK: Superintendent’s Message – Mike Broadwater
LOVELAND, OH (August 20, 2021) – The first edition of Tiger Talk for the new school year has been released to Loveland families. Here is the text of the talk:
Loveland Tiger Families,
We had a great start to our 2021-2022 school year!
From the Opening Day with our staff on Monday, all the way through the end of the week on Friday, our staff was excited to see all of our students in person for the first time since March 2020.
I am so very proud of all of our staff who took such great care of our kids on Wednesday as we established new routines for our students, with many of them entering our buildings for the first time. Thanks to all of our Loveland families for supporting all of our students and staff to make our first week such a success.
This is going to be a great year to be a Tiger!
There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Education tonight, Friday, August 20 at 6 pm in the LIS/LMS Cafeteria. We sent an email home on Tuesday to let you know about this as soon as the decision was made to call the meeting. While the meeting agenda does not allow for any public input session, please know that the Board members and I have received and reviewed hundreds of messages about this issue over the past few weeks. We are empathetic to everyone’s concerns and weighing them all as we work to determine what is best for our Loveland City Schools students, staff, and community.
Superintendent, Loveland City Schools
Student COVID Vaccine Clinic
Loveland City School District has partnered with Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) for a student vaccine clinic. HCPH will set up an outdoor clinic on-site, allowing students 12 and older an opportunity to receive the first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine during the school day. The clinics will take place at Loveland Middle School on Thursday, September 2, 2021, and at Loveland High School on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Students will only receive a vaccination if they present a signed Vaccine Screening Consent Form, which you can access through the following links. The form must be printed and returned as a hard copy on the day of the clinic. If you don’t have access to a printer, have your student stop into the LMS or LHS office for a printed copy.
Parents are NOT required or expected to attend, as this will be taking place during school hours. While the COVID-19 vaccine is now widely available, we wanted to take this step to make it easier for our families to take this important step in protecting everyone’s health. We will work to minimize the disruption to the student’s school day and our school health staff will be on hand to support students.
There will be no cost, and no insurance information will be needed. The follow-up clinics for the second dose are scheduled for three weeks later on Thursday, September 23, and Friday, September 24. Students are not considered “fully vaccinated” and exempt from quarantine until 2 weeks after receiving the second vaccine dose.
COVID Vaccine Survey
Under current state and county guidelines, students who are “close contacts” will not be required to quarantine if they are masked, or provide proof of COVID vaccination
To assist with our contact tracing efforts, we have created a voluntary vaccination survey. If you choose to share this information about your student, it could make contact tracing efforts faster and easier for our staff and for your family. Please consider filling out this voluntary survey. Vaccination status will only be used to determine if a child must quarantine or can remain in school after being identified as a “close contact.”