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.


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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Vision 2020

Vision 2020: My Tomorrow — Strengthening Neighborhood Schools
CPS' new enhancements to neighborhood school programs, part of a multi-year plan, focuses on preparing students for college and career. This is an overview of the additional programs being offered in the 2017-2018 school year.

In 2019-20, New Programming Opens in Nine CPS Neighborhood Schools

Vision 2020 — My Tomorrow

The Vision 2020: My Tomorrow initiative adds new programming at nine additional neighborhood schools in the 2019-20 school year, as part of Cincinnati Public Schools' commitment to increase equity, access and opportunities for all students to attend great schools.

Neighborhood schools began new strengthened programming in 2016-17, with seven CPS neighborhood schools launching new programs. Vision 2020 expanded to nine additional neighborhood schools in 2017-18 and six additional neighborhood schools in 2018-19. These enhanced neighborhood schools receive specialized curriculum tailored to the character and priorities of the schools' communities.

The Vision 2020: My Tomorrow initiative is part of a multiyear commitment to strengthen quality school options throughout the district. It builds upon CPS’ groundbreaking My Tomorrow initiative to prepare students with the real-world knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college and in the workforce.

Strengthening the district’s neighborhood schools emerged as the top-ranked item for improvement strategies in a recent CPS Priorities Survey.

2019-20 — New neighborhood school programs

Arts and Sciences

Expeditionary Learning

Global Community

Project-Based Learning

Personalized Education


Twenty-First Century Learning

2018-19 — New neighborhood school programs

Career Awareness and Exploration

Community Leadership

Digital Leadership

F.L.I.T.E. (Formative Learning through Integrated Technology Education)

Project-Based Learning

Technology and Arts

2017-18 — Neighborhood school programs

Creative Integration of Arts and Sciences

Contemplative Arts and Sciences

Expeditionary Learning

Global Conservation

Global Environmental Literacy

High Technology

Math and Science Discovery

New Tech

2016-17 — Neighborhood School Programs

2016-17 Vision 2020 Launch
2016-17 Vision 2020 Schools — Year 1 in Review

Arts and Culture

Environmental Science


High Technology

Student Enterprise

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