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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Evanston Academy Selected as 2019 Distinguished School

December 12, 2019

National ESEA Distinguished School logoEvanston Academy continues to shine this school year.

Cincinnati Public Schools is excited to announce the Ohio Department of Education has identified Evanston Academy as one of two schools in the state to be honored as a 2019 Distinguished School for its exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. 

It is one of the highest honors given to a school for providing high-quality education to disadvantaged students, resulting in significant academic gains.

Evanston Academy is one of 100 schools throughout the country to earn the national honor for exceptional student achievement in 2019. "It is an honor to be selected for this award. I am proud of the Evanston Academy family. Bottom line, the staff at Evanston is unbelievable and I am proud to be a part of it," said Principal Stacey Hill-Simmons. 

Evanston Academy, a neighborhood Vision 2020 school, earned an overall grade of an A on the 2019 Report Card released by the Ohio Department of Education. The school also earned an A in other components of the Report Card, Gap Closing and Achievement.

The school has an enrollment of 314 students, which includes its Early Childhood Education preschoolers.

Representatives from Evanston Academy will attend a national conference in February where they will be recognized as one of the two Ohio schools receiving this award.


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