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Garaway Schools are Closed through April 3, 2020.

Garaway Schools will be closed until May 1 as per Gov. DeWine's order.  All activities are postponed during this time period.  Watch the website 'news' section for updates.  Garaway will observe Spring Break April 6 - April 10.  Garaway Kindergarten registration TBA.

Garaway News

GARAWAY DISTRICT NEWS

School Work at Home

*Updated 3/27/20*

Click the links below to access a list of activities and/or instructions provided by teachers.

Garaway 7-12 Recommended Activities 

Dundee Elementary Recommended Activities Updated 3/27/20

Miller Ave. Elementary Recommended Activities Updated 3/27/20 

Baltic Elementary Recommended Activities Updated 3/24/20 

Ragersville Elementary Recommended Activities 

 

Grades K to 8: should complete at least two iReady lessons per week per subject as well as any suggestions provided by teachers on our website.

 

For grades 9-12 our teachers are using Schoology and Google Classroom for assignments.  Please check often. Also, assignments and suggestions can be found on our website.

 

If you are not capable of working online, please call the Central Office (330) 852-2421 ext. 2 with the name of your student as well as their address for hard copies of work. We will make copies of take home packets and have them mailed. Please, understand that if you have online capabilities, we ask that you do not request mailings so as not to overload our capability to serve.
 

Assistance Programs - Updated 3/30/20

Grace and The Branch churches are partnering with Garaway Local Schools to provide dinners for our families in need during this unique time.  The frozen meals can be picked up at Grace Church in Sugarcreek each Thursday evening from 5 until 6 p.m.  Families will not need to get out of their vehicles, they will simply need to show up, get their meal, and come back again next week.  

Spectrum is offering free internet for those families that do not have service.  Families should call 1-844-488-8395.  This is a line set up specifically for Spectrum to handle the no internet situations for students/families.
 
The Garaway Power Pack Program will continue to have packages for pick up at the Baltic Zion UCC church from 3-6 p.m. on Thursdays.  There will be bags out for you to pick-up limiting personal contact.  If you are from the Baltic area and cannot make those times please call Tim at 330-897-4411.
 
Pirate Strong Meal Distribution will continue to distribute meals on Fridays (March 27, April 3, and April 10).  There are 5 Breakfast and 5 Lunches provided.  See the Pirate Strong Meal Distribution article for more information.
 

Love INC works with multiple churches who have freezer meals that can be distributed as well as other resources.  You may call them at 330.473.6017. Visit their website:  https://www.loveincofghc.org/contact-us.html

Grace and The Branch churches are partnering with Garaway Local Schools to provide dinners for our families in need during this unique time.  The frozen meals can be picked up at Grace Church in Sugarcreek each Thursday evening from 5 until 6 p,m.  Families will not need to get out of their vehicles, they will simply need to show up, get their meal, and come back again next week.  

Agile Networks

Free Internet in the Ragersville Area

We have been contacted by Agile Networks and they are offering help (at no cost) to families in the Ragersville area that do not have Internet.  They have a tower that utilizes wireless radios to deliver internet service which gives enhanced capabilities in rural areas when compared to the hardline providers.  If you would like to look into this solution, you can contact Ryan Ramsey of Agile networks at: Phone – 888-494-0549 extension 1002 and Email rramsey@agilenetworks.com

Garaway School Meal Distribution Pirate Strong

The Garaway Child Nutrition department will be distributing meals to families on Friday, March 27, April 3, and April 10 between 11 AM - 1 PM at the Fairview Ave. access to Garaway High School.  Children will receive 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals on each day. There will be perishable food so make sure you get it to refrigeration as soon as possible. Click here to see the menu!


In an effort to provide plenty of variety there will be some cooking or reheating of product.  Cooking instructions will be provided for any items that are not ready to eat. In order to keep exposure to a minimum during this time we ask that you bring a paper with the child's name and school listed.  If there are children under the age of 5 and are not in school yet you may also add them to the list and they will be provided 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals as well.


With the mandated closings of so many businesses we also want to offer you the opportunity to fill out a meal application form because you could possibly qualify for free or reduced meals at this time.  You can fill out the application online at www.payschoolscentral.com or pick up a printed application on the day of pickup. You can complete an application while waiting for your food.


Thank you for your patience in this matter as we learn how much to prepare.  We will also continue to post other sources of help on our website and social media.

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COVID 19

Full Message From All Call Regarding School Closure

In keeping with advice and recommendations regarding COVID-19 from Governor DeWine, the Tuscarawas County Health Department, and the Ohio Department of Health, Garaway Schools will be closing for a minimum of the state mandated 3 weeks starting tomorrow, March 13. This includes all after school events and out of district trips until further notice. This means we will not have any activities in our school buildings during this time period. Teachers will do their best to provide remote learning for our students while our buildings are closed. We will provide updates as they come available. Information will also be posted on our website. These are precautionary measures and we appreciate your cooperation.

Rescheduled - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for all Garaway elementary schools (Baltic, Ragersville, Miller Avenue and Dundee) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then again from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
 
Parents need to register at the home school of their kindergartener and come prepared with the child’s social security card, birth certificate, immunization record and custody papers, if applicable. Screening times will also be signed up for at the time of registration. The screening dates for this year will be April 23 and 24 and will take place at the Belden Center.

We strongly encourage parents only at registration as students are not required to attend registration.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to call the office of any of the elementaries below:

Ragersville: 330-897-5021
Baltic: 330-897-7261
Dundee: 330-852-2022
Miller Avenue: 330-852-2441

Letter from the Superintendent Regarding the Coronavirus

Please click here to view a PDF of Dr. Millet's letter regarding the Coronavirus, information about talking to your children about the virus as well as prevention tips from the Ohio Department of Health.
Lady in the Mountains

Postponed - High School Musical - "The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music" is a tuneful, heartwarming story based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. Held in the Middle School Gymnasium, TBD at 7 p.m. and TBD at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $6 for Students. Reserved tickets are available by leaving a message at the Box Office (330) 852-7544.  

School Safety Dog Arrives at Garaway Schools

At Garaway Schools, the safety of each and every child within this community is our district's highest priority.  We are continually examining safety measures for our school district and looking for ways to improve. At our September 16 Board Meeting, the Board unanimously agreed to a contract for a school safety dog. Local tax dollars were not needed to fund this safety improvement. Our safety dog, Sailor, arrived on Monday, January 27. 


The Garaway School safety dog is different from a working police dog.  It will be trained to interact with students and provide a calming, therapeutic component in addition to its other duties. The dog, which will be trained and provided by Skool Dogs Inc. will be able to detect weapons and ammunition wherever it is stationed.  It will be able to detect gunfire much quicker than a human. Additionally, it will be trained to go after an intruder with a weapon in the case of an emergency. We believe a dog provides the fastest possible response to an active threat.


Skool Dogs Inc. has nearly 100 years in law enforcement, corrections, military, and private security experience with more than 50 of those years handling and training canine teams. They train differently for schools because their dogs are trained through play and taught to be friendly with students. This addition represents a unique measure that demonstrates our love and care for our students because we will do whatever it takes to protect them on a daily basis.


Garaway School Safety Official, Jason Wallick, will be the dog handler.  Both Mr. Wallick and the dog have completed thorough training. Skool Dogs will continue to provide training and will be helping Sailor with his transition to our schools.  We have future assemblies planned for students and upcoming demonstrations within our buildings. This is another proactive approach to school safety and security for Garaway Schools.


School Safety Dog

At the Garaway Local Board of Education Meeting held on September 16, the Board unanimously agreed to a contract for a school safety dog. Local tax dollars were not needed to fund this safety improvement. 


The Garaway School safety dog will be very different from a working police dog.  It will be trained to interact with students and provide a calming, therapeutic component in addition to its other duties. The dog, which will be trained and provided by Skool Dogs Inc., will be able to detect weapons and ammunition wherever it is stationed.  It will be able to detect gunfire much quicker than a human. Additionally, it will be trained to go after an intruder with a weapon in the case of an emergency.


Skool Dogs Inc., has nearly 100 years in law enforcement, corrections, military, and private security experience with more than 50 of those years handling and training canine teams. They train differently for schools because their dogs are trained through play and taught to be friendly with students.


Jason Wallick will be the dog handler. The dog identified for Garaway Schools is beginning it’s thorough training process and is expected to arrive in January. Skool Dogs uses a patent pending specialized canine training program that responds to the sound of gunfire and engages a shooter. Certified Skool Dogs are social, kid friendly, and integrated into any school culture seamlessly. They are a proactive approach to school safety and security.


The safety of everyone within the Garaway community is our district's highest priority.  We are continually examining and adding safety measures for our school district and looking for ways to improve. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call my office. ~Dr. Millet, Superintendant

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