Parents, guardians, community:
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Continental Local Schools used the 5th cancellation day due to inclement
weather. In past years, starting with the 6th day, we would begin making up school days throughout the
calendar and adding days to the end of the school year if necessary. With the addition of remote learning
to our curriculum, Continental Local Schools feels confident we can use this education delivery model to
maintain our continuum of education. By using remote learning, we can continue keeping students safe
while maintaining their learning, and we will not have to modify the current school calendar.
Since the start of the pandemic, students and teachers have had the opportunities to grow and learn how
to deliver learning remotely and learn remotely. Students will continue their education utilizing this new
tool in our toolbox. All classrooms will operate a little differently: some using packets, some on-line, and
some will use a combination of both. Information from your principals is part of this letter, and watch for
more information from your teachers to help you and your child prepare for these remote learning days.
Today was our 5th cancellation day. Our 6th cancellation day will “trigger” our remote learning process
for make-up days. As the superintendent, I am responsible for determining when the roads are deemed
safe to transport your children to and from school. The safety of all students and staff is our 1st priority,
and education is our 2nd priority. Utilizing remote learning when we must close school provides us with
the ability to meet both these priorities.
Please read below for specific details and watch for communication from your teachers.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.
Yours in Education,
Danny F. Kissell, Superintendent