- TLCHD is offering free COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students in August!
- Online Registration for Returning Students is Now Open
- AWLS Parent & Staff Communication - 7/21/21
- Back to School Information
- AW Schools is Now Hiring
- Kindergarten Registration for the 2021/22 School Year is Now Open!
- Substitutes Needed
AWLS Parent & Staff Communication - 7/21/21
Over the last couple of days, the media has shared information about the COVID-19 virus, increased positive cases in specific areas of the nation, concerns about the Delta variant of the virus, and how all of this may affect the upcoming school year. Health officials at the federal, state, and local levels across the nation have different ideas on what should be done in response to the above concerns. The good news is that the current cases in Lucas County are extremely low as compared to the spring cases.
Over the last couple of days, the Lucas County Health Department has shared data with the area school districts. As of Thursday of last week, we were informed that the county was averaging eight new cases per day. Over the last month, there have been 15 positive cases within the ages of 5-18 in the county. In addition, the Health Department shared the current vaccination percentages per zip code. Based on the Health Department’s zip code data in our school district, approximately 61% of the population has been vaccinated. Information on available vaccination clinics can be found on the Health Department website (https://lucascountyhealth.com/covidvaccine/) or by contacting your healthcare provider or area retail locations (Kroger, RiteAid, Meijer, etc.).
Over the summer, the District has been monitoring the available data, legislative actions of our State Government, and recommendations/orders from the State and Federal Government. While there are many COVID-19 safety precautions that a school district can take, the conversation by the media has been centered around masks. At this time, there are no state or federal orders for masks to be worn in school buildings or on school grounds. Districts were informed last week by the Health Department that the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a federal order that masks be worn by all individuals riding a school bus unless there is a medical exception. Districts across the state have asked for specific guidance from state officials in reference to this federal order. The Governor shared late last week that he will be sharing K-12 school guidance soon.
What is the mask plan at AWLS? Based on the above information and data, the District plans to have masks optional for students and staff in the school buildings and on school grounds at the start of the upcoming school year. The District is hoping to have masks be optional on school buses as well but will need to wait on the specific legal guidance from State officials about the Federal CDC mask order. Please know that the CDC does recommend that students and staff that are not vaccinated wear a mask while at school and on the bus. If you have specific concerns about masks, I would suggest that you share them with legislators and the Governor’s office. There are proposed legislative bills that have specific language on masks requirements within schools.
In an effort to keep the virus from spreading while at school, the District does plan to utilize some of the safety precautions from this past year. For example, cleaning procedures of facilities and buses will remain, physical distancing of 3 feet or more when allowable, hand sanitizer use as needed, etc. The District will have additional details on these safety precautions after the Governor shares the specific guidance for the upcoming school year that is expected in the next two weeks.
The great news is that we are planning for a school year that will hopefully feel more like it did prior to COVID-19. The District is looking forward to seeing all the students come back to school in person on August 18 and can’t wait for this school year to get started! In the meantime, please take time to relax and enjoy the rest of the summer! Go Generals!!
Dr. Jim Fritz
Kindergarten Registration for the 2021/22 School Year is Now Open!
Anthony Wayne Schools is now accepting online registration of Kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. To attend
Kindergarten in the fall, your child must be five years old by September 30, 2021, and you must reside in the Anthony Wayne School District. to complete the online enrollment form. After you submit the enrollment form, you will receive a confirmation email that includes specific instructions for submitting the required documents, which are listed below:
- Parent's photo ID
- Your child's official birth certificate
- Proof of residency (click HERE for details about what we will accept)
- Custody document if parents are divorced or if someone other than the parents has legal custody
- Your child's immunization records (must be submitted to your child’s school no later than September 7, 2021)
For additional information on 2021/22 Kindergarten visit our Kindergarten Registration page
If you have any questions, please call 419-877-5377 or email email@example.com