Athens K-12 Schools To Begin Remote Instruction and Meal Deliveries

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District (ACSD) is working on a plan to begin meal deliveries to K-12 students starting Monday, March 23 and online classes beginning March 30.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, K-12 schools in Athens had their Spring break extended. Instead of resuming classes on Monday, March 16 they were pushed to start on March 30, only classes this time are being planned to be held remotely.

But not every kid in school has internet available at home or a computer to work on; and many Athens K-12 students rely on school meals. This is why, as part of the ACSD plan, parents were sent a message Monday with a survey they are urged to fill out “as quickly as possible.”

The survey asks parents if their kids have reliable internet at home and if the student will need a Chromebook in case the District provides online instruction.

It also asks them if the student will need breakfast and/or lunch service meal delivery from the district.

Tom Gibbs, Superintendent for ACSD, also said in the email that beginning Thursday they will reach out to parents who could not respond online.

As per the Board Meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, he said it is cancelled and the next Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16th.

If you are a K-12 parent you can find the survey to fill out here:

If you and your family need to get food from the Athens City School District Food Pantry in Chauncey, the ACSD says it will be open on Wednesday March 18 from 4-5:30 p.m.  They advise that when you arrive, you should remain in your vehicle where one bag of food per family will be brought to you.

ACSD also encourages those who want to donate for the Athens City School District Food Pantry, to mail checks to the Athens City School District Office c/o Tom Gibbs and make them payable to the Athens City School District Food Pantry.  The mailing address is P.O. Box 9, Chauncey, Ohio 45719.