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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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GMHS Opens Renovated Building on August 20

August 15, 2019

Cincinnati Public Schools will open the Gamble Montessori High School at its new site on Werk Road on Tuesday, August 20 — one day later than the district's other schools.

The delay will allow school and district staff one additional day to ensure that our technology assets and classroom procedures are refined prior to welcoming more than 500 students to the building.

Renovations to four of the building's five floors are complete, as well as renovations to the cafeteria and media room. The first floor of the building will remain under light construction through the middle of September. First floor classrooms will be moved to temporary swing space within the building until construction is completed. Gamble staff will finalize classroom preparations over the weekend and on Monday.

The area of the building still under construction has been evaluated for air quality, and district officials have no safety concerns.

CPS invested $16 million in improvements to the 143,000 square foot, 14 acre site of the historic former Mercy High School, making significant updates to the building’s grounds, kitchen, cafeteria, utilities, windows, media room, HVAC, fire alarm systems, ADA accessibility, technology systems, gymnasium and sports facilities, and installing all new furniture. CPS finalized purchase of the building in June 2018.

Parents with questions can call Gamble Montessori High School (513) 363-2600 or the District’s Customer Care Center at (513) 363-0123.

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