Trojans News · Update from Mr. Hebenthal


April 21, 2020
On April 20, the Governor announced that schools will remain closed through the remainder of
the academic year. All school activities for May are cancelled. We are trying to find a way to
have graduation that will allow us to celebrate the students and families while still maintaining
the required social distancing. We hope to have something solidified by the first week of May.
The spring athletic season is cancelled. Due to OHSAA requirements, student athletes are not
permitted to use school athletic facilities until May 3. There will be no summer athletic
activities scheduled until permission is given by Public Health.
We will send out an update at a further date to determine such things as how to collect school
chromebooks, how to get personal items in lockers and desks back to the students, and plans
for summer and fall activities. Some of this we can do without public health guidance and some
we cannot do until we are given further guidance by state and local health entities.
4 th quarter grades will be assigned based on student work during the online instruction. We will
work individual issues on a case by case basis. If you have questions about your child’s
progress, please be sure to contact their teacher or the building principal. We know we are in a
unique time and will try our best to remain fair while upholding the law and grading fidelity.
Athletes are reminded that fall sports eligibility will be based on 4 th quarter grades and
academic ineligibility will have to be enforced in the fall due to OHSAA regulations.
Because Centerburg had online teaching up and running on March 17 (2 days after being
closed), we will not have any school days to make up. The school calendar will continue as
planned. K-11 students last day of instruction will be May 21. Senior’s last day of instruction
will be May 17. Free/reduced meals will be delivered through May 21.
There will be no new assignments for Sr’s after May 8 and no new assignments after May 14 for
underclass students. We are doing this so the last week will give students and families time to
finish up missing assignments and to contact teachers for help. We want to create a situation
where struggling families and students can get as much support as possible to finish the year
strong.