Anthony Wayne Local Schools will partner with our community to engage all students in educational opportunities empowering them to become active, responsible, and productive citizens in our global society.
By now you have heard about the Enterovirus D68 that is spreading through the country. While the virus does not stop at a border, it has been found so far in 16 Midwestern States including Ohio. It presents in the form of a cold and is really concerning in children with Asthma. Strep throat, Hand Foot Mouth and the Flu are other popular items right now.
If you have a few minutes to remind/instruct on hand washing OFTEN!! Children are famous for skipping that step as you all know.
To help stop the spread of germs,
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Hand washing is always the best way to help from spreading those yucky germs!
Click HERE for more information from the CDC on this issue.
Congratulations to AWHS Art Department
CONGRATULATIONS to the AW Art Dept. for their amazing work at the Black Swamp Arts Fest ChalkWalk on Saturday. The one group won 1st place-both groups did an AWesome job. WAY TO GO GENERALS!
Dear Anthony Wayne Parents and Community Members,
On behalf of the Anthony Wayne Local Schools Board of Education, faculty, and staff, I would like to welcome everyone back for the 20142015 school year. Over the past three months, our administrators, teachers, secretaries, custodial staff, transportation department, food service department, and maintenance department have been working extremely hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. Their hard work and dedication will ensure high quality educational opportunities in a safe and clean environment for all of our students.
According to Ohio Department of Education (ODE) 201314 preliminary testing data, Anthony Wayne Local Schools will achieve 26 out of 26 State indicators. We are estimating at this time that approximately 68% of all Anthony Wayne students scored either accelerated or advanced on the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Test respectively. In addition to this great academic data, the Class of 2014 was offered 651 monetary awards and accepted 371 scholarships and grants with a total value of over $12.4 million. Over 89% of the class of 2014’s 372 graduates will be continuing their education in over 65 different postsecondary institutions or will be entering our nation’s armed forces. I would like to thank all of the faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and community members for providing the foundation to allow our students to succeed at such high levels.
While we appreciate the success we have experienced in the past, we face many challenges in the future. We believe that one of primary factors for academic success is positive mental health for our students. With that goal in mind, we will introduce PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports) programs within each of our buildings. Also, we will review policy and procedures to promote a positive school climate for all students. This review will include discussions on the bullying policy in the district. In addition, we will continue to expand our services for students with partnerships with outside agencies. For example, in collaboration with AWAKE and Renewed Minds, grade 512 parents and students will have access to a licensed counselor to provide behavioral health services. In addition to these programs and services, the district wellness committee and administration are planning several programs and instructional activities that will promote positive mental health during the school year.
The future of the Anthony Wayne Local Schools will be a focal point for this next school year.For example, the district leadership team, comprised of administrators and staff, will utilize the Ohio Improvement Process to review and update our Continuous Improvement Plan. In an effort to plan for the future in both academic and nonacademic facilities the district has selected SSOE and Stantec to facilitate the creation of a facilities master plan. This process will engage the students, parents, staff, and community to develop our future facilities plans over the next several months.
The Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration are excited for another great school year. We look forward to collaboratively working with all of our students, parents, and community members to have a great school year.
Dr. Jim Fritz
Water Safety Plan
August 22, 2014
Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,
During the first week of August, many area residents were not able to drink or use tap water. The purpose of this letter is to share our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like many of you, we are learning more and more about algae blooms. Unfortunately, this water issue may become a reoccurring concern for us to contend with for some time. If this occurs during the school year, families and the district will need to partner in order for school to remain in session for as long as possible. To be successful in our efforts, we need your help.
The school district has purchased bottled water to provide students with some drinking water in the event there is another ban on drinking tap water. With over 4,400 students in the district, it would not take long for this inventory to become depleted if students have no other sources of drinking water. We are asking that families have bottled water set aside at home and to provide students with some drinking water during the day if we are once again unable to drink tap water. This will enable the district to have time to find, order and have delivered additional drinking water for the school day.
During the last water issue, we also learned that we could not use tap water to prepare meals or wash dishes. As a result, we are asking that parents prepare lunches for their children during any time that tap water is unavailable. The district has set aside menu options that do not require water in its preparation. However, if every student wants a school lunch, the district would not be able to serve prepared meals for very long. Encouraging those students who can to bring a lunch during this time will enable the district to order additional food items that do not require water for their preparation. By planning ahead and with your help, we will be able to continue to serve food to students.
The district has secured enough paper products to serve meals for a short period of time, avoiding the need to wash dishes, which would be impossible to do if the tap water becomes unsafe. We have contacted the Lucas County Health Department to discuss our plans for this potential issue.
With the loss of water in the beginning of August reminded us not to take something so simple and plentiful as water for granted. Alone, the district would not be able to meet all of its students needs for an extended period of time. However, with proper planning and your help, learning will be able to continue uninterrupted on a short-term basis.
Hopefully this plan will never be needed.
Jim Fritz, Superintendent
*Thank you to Perrysburg schools for providing the framework for this communication.