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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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CPS Launching Bus Tracking App for Yellow Bus Riders

November 12, 2019

Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a pilot project of new bus tracker app to parents of yellow bus riders at your school.

The My Stop app provides real-time information to parents about the estimated time of arrival to their stop and sends notifications about late buses. The application does not provide identifying information about your child to a third party, but it will give parents the ability to know when your child's bus will arrive at the designated stop. 

CPS will rollout My Stop starting Tuesday, November 12, at five schools: Clifton Area Neighborhood School, Evanston, Hyde Park, Sands Montessori and Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students. 

By the end of the 2019-20 school year, all CPS elementaries will utilize My Stop. 

The app is free in the iPhone App Store or Google Play, but does require you to register with account information. 

Your child received their account information in a backpack letter from school. If you need your child’s account information, please contact the Pupil Transportation Office at (513) 363-RIDE. 

To access My Stop, parents should use the login. 

Step-by-step download instructions:

  1. Download the "Versatrans My Stop" app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play.
  2. Allow notifications from "Tyler Technologies LLC" (that's the app publisher.)
  3. Select "Cincinnati Public Schools" from the list of available school districts. 
  4. Use the account information in their child’s letter to log in.

If you have more than one child attending the school all of your children should be linked to this account; if not, please contact our ITM Help Desk to have your children linked under one account. 

As CPS continues to phase-in and test this new application, there may be some challenges, and we may make updates.

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