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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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Facilities Rental

Cincinnati Public Schools' buildings and grounds may be rented by the public for use outside of school hours.

CPS' new or fully renovated buildings are designed as Community Learning Centers (CLC) to help strengthen ties between Cincinnati Public Schools and its neighborhoods. As part of the CLC concept, the district makes its facilities available for rental before and after school, during evenings and on weekends.

Through partnerships, Cincinnati Public Schools are centers of activity, tailored to each community's individual needs for services, and recreational, educational and cultural opportunities. Whenever possible, new buildings were designed with community areas, such as libraries, computer labs, gyms, auditoriums and conference rooms, located away from classroom wings and close to parking lots and main entrances.

Woodward's gym.School facilities may be used by groups or organizations for any lawful purpose, as long as the use adheres to Board policies (7000 Property) for appropriate use and does not interfere with school operations.

Filming at CPS

Interested in using CPS' buildings or campuses for movies, TV shows, commercials and the like? 

A signed CPS Location Agreement, with proof of liability insurance, is required before filming can take place inside CPS' buildings or on CPS' campuses. Contact CPS' Communications and Engagement Office before contacting schools: (513) 363-0020

Rental Application

A rental application form must be submitted for permission to use CPS' property. Rental fees may be charged, and potential renters also must submit evidence of liability insurance — a Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of $1 million coverage.

Facilities Rental Application

In addition, Cincinnati Public Schools may require:

  • A security and safety plan, which must be submitted 30 days prior to event.
  • References and background checks, upon request.  

Fees may be charged based on the type of organization requesting the rental, the type of space requested and the anticipated cost for CPS employees to be on site during the rental. A CPS Building Engineer must be on site for rentals during hours that a building normally is closed. Custodians may be required for set up and clean up for an event. If kitchen equipment will be used, a CPS Food Services employee must be on site.

Schools determine the final rental cost based on a fee schedule. All fees must be paid prior to the event.

Rental Fee Schedule (updated February, 2020)

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