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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Sticks 4 Kicks Event Helps Woodward Students Hone Blood-drawing Skills

February 6, 2020

Want to give a little blood and help a student?

Volunteer your arm at the fourth annual Sticks 4 Kicks event February 10-11, 2020, at Woodward Career Technical High School.

The school's 25 phlebotomy students will draw the blood to practice for their upcoming certified phlebotomy national exam. This is not a blood drive; only about two small tubes of blood will be taken. Students will be supervised.

The students are in Woodward's Health Technologies program, which introduces the fields of biotechnology, laboratory science, nutrition, sports medicine and patient care support. Students can earn certifications while in high school, which gives them the tools necessary to qualify for careers in a competitive workforce.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center at Woodward Career Technical High School, 7005 Reading Road, 45237.

Are you interested in volunteering for a needle stick or to serve as a trainer/supervisor (EMTs, phlebotomists, nurses, doctors, State Tested Nursing Assistants) during the event?  Register with Woodward teacher Candace Jones.   


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Phone: (513) 363-0020

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