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Office of the Superintendent

March 30, 2020

Dear Families,

In response to Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the school closure, Cincinnati Public Schools’ buildings will remain closed through at least May 1, 2020.

However, teaching and learning will continue. We have been working for weeks to ensure that students can continue their studies remotely. We also are prepared to serve students who do not have access to technology or internet at home.

Our meal distribution program will continue, as well as the services we offer to students with special learning needs. A limited number of our School-Based Health Centers will remain open, and you can find a list of those locations on our website at cps-k12.org.

To keep students engaged in learning, we will launch our Remote Learning Plan for all students, grades preschool to 12. Included will be digital lessons, hard-copy Enrichment Learning Packets, resources for parents, tips for structuring the school day, and more. We also are exploring opportunities to broadcast academic lessons through cable partners to ensure that content gets to as many students as possible. We will be releasing more information about our Remote Learning Plan later this week.

As we navigate these challenging times, I remain hopeful. Our school family – including teachers, staff and community volunteers – has truly stepped up for our city’s young people. So far, we have given out more than 50,000 meals and countless hygiene kits. Our teachers are instructing from their homes and are reaching out to students without online access. It is clear that our passion for empowering the next generation of world leaders has only grown stronger.

I also am grateful to you, our parents and guardians. I know this hasn’t been easy. But I am hopeful today because I know that we can get through this together.

The challenge of educating more than 37,000 students without classrooms is momentous. But, I am confident that learning in Cincinnati Public Schools will continue. We are #CPSUnited, and we will come through this stronger than ever before.

Please continue to visit our website at cps-k12.org for important updates. We will have much more information to share in the weeks to come.

Sincerely,

Laura Mitchell, Superintendent

Education Center · P.O. Box 5381 · Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381 · 513-363-0050 · Fax: 513-363-0060 · cps-k12.org


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Ben Lindy

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Ben Lindy has deep roots in Cincinnati and strong, personal ties to its school system. He was born here, spent the first 18 year of his life here and graduated from Cincinnati Public Schools. He is also the proud dad of Aaron Lindy and Lucy Lindy, two future CPS students. 

Lindy brings 15 years of experience working in public education to the CPS board, and that experience has left him with an unshakable belief in what’s possible for all children. After graduating from Yale in 2003, he taught middle school social studies in North Carolina as a part of the Teach For America program, during which time he was nominated for the organization's award for excellence in teaching. He went on to study education policy and law at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Yale Law School before leading new teacher hiring at the DC Public Schools. Most recently, he has served as the founding executive director of Teach For America in Southwest Ohio. In that capacity, he has helped recruit, train, and support more than 200 outstanding and diverse teachers in the region's low-income public schools.

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Cincinnati Public Schools
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P.O. Box 5381
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381

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