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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Superintendent's Housing Award

When it comes to college expenses, students have a lot more to think about than tuition. That's why Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell launched a fund designed to ease the transition to life on a college campus.

Apply for the Superintendent's Housing Award

The Superintendent’s Housing Award offers students a $600 stipend (a one-time award in summer prior to starting college) that can be used to buy necessities for their dorm room, classroom equipment or other expenses for which scholarship funds cannot be used. The effort represents a personal commitment of Superintendent Mitchell to ensure that CPS students are supported as they transition to higher education.

If you would like to make a donation to the Superintendent's Housing Award Fund, please send a check made payable to "ABC Superintendent's Housing Award" and mail it to:

Superintendent's Housing Award
Cincinnati Public Schools
c/o Sarah Yeary
P.O. Box 5381
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381

Donations are only accepted via check at this time. All donations received will be put toward future awards.

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A portion of the proceeds will go back to Cincinnati Public Schools for the Superintendent's Housing Award. 

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