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Garaway Schools Closed Tuesday, March 2, for Staff COVID vaccines. Students will be Remote Learning on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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Virtual Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for all Garaway elementary schools (Baltic, Ragersville, Miller Avenue and Dundee) will take place now through Friday, March 26, 2021.  To register, email 'Kindergarten Registration' to [email protected] or go to our webpage Forms link and click Kindergarten Registration.  You may also receive forms by calling the building secretary, if you do not have internet access.

Parents will need to provide the child’s social security card, birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency and custody papers, if applicable. Screening will be scheduled by the elementary secretary.

Garaway COVID-19 Dashboard 2/22/21

Press Release January 11, 2021

The Garaway Local School District (“District”) is sorry to share that it was recently informed of a social media post, made by a student on a private account and while school was out of session, containing numerous inappropriate and racially derogatory remarks.  Due to student privacy, we are unable to share specifics, but let there be no doubt that the District is disheartened by the video and strongly condemns the use of racial slurs and incendiary language.  The matter is currently under District investigation and the District is working with legal authorities and its administrative team to determine appropriate legal and disciplinary action.  

There is no place for racism of any kind in our society.  The District would like to use this reprehensible action as a catalyst for something good.  To that extent, the District is raising money for the United Way Fund for Progress on Race in America to help provide grants to organizations and individuals working on making progress on issues of race.  The District encourages its students, families, and the community at large, to join us in this effort.


Free School Breakfast and Lunch Pick-up Information

Hybrid Learning Schedule to Begin Monday, November 9, 2020

When Tuscarawas County moved Red on the public advisory system, we began to discuss the necessity of transitioning to our hybrid model of learning.  The increase in our community cases, student and staff quarantines, along with our staffing difficulties, is dictating a change to the hybrid plan.  We will begin with our A and B Group schedule on Monday, November 9, 2020, until further notice.  The situation will be evaluated weekly.  Click here to see the A-B Group Schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Ohio Face Covering Mandate

Will my child have to wear a face covering all day at school?
     We are doing our best to create opportunities at school that don't require a face covering.  These opportunities will be within the guidelines of our current health order.
      Students will not be required to wear masks when eating and at recess.  Also students will not have to face coverings when distanced.  We will try to offer frequent mask breaks throughout the day. We are also encouraging teachers to utilize outdoor classes when the weather is nice.
What will the school do to manage the heat and facial coverings?
     We will make every effort to make our students and staff comfortable in this new environment.   Since we are prepared for remote learning opportunities, we will have "Remote Learning Days" when the heat index is predicted to make our buildings uncomfortable for learning and facial coverings.  On those days, we will either have an early release or we will cancel in-person classes for the day.

Garaway Return to School Information

Please check each individual item as to the date it was posted or last updated.

Ohio Mask Order
Per the Governor's address on August 4, 2020, masks are required for teachers and students K-12. (8/7/20)
First day of school August 24, 2020, full instruction, 5 days per week.  Please read the following documents for details:  (7/20/20)
Bus Information:  Students will wear a mask during the bus ride.  Seats will be filled from the back of the bus to the front.  Buses will be disinfected between routes.  Parents may transport their students to school to help with social distancing. (8/14/20)


August 15 is the deadline for current Garaway students to enroll into Garaway Virtual Academy.  Contact:  Mr. Zobel (330) 852-4699 (8/4/20)

Garaway Activity and Facility Use Update as of 6/16/20

Garaway Schools is excited to announce the next phase of our return: Athletic Skills Training.  All of our student athletes and coaches have begun skills training, including weight training, agility and conditioning.  This was authorized by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted.  Unlike other businesses, schools are still closed by the current order from the state of Ohio.  We are enthusiastic to start operations our governor and local health directors permit.  We are following NFHS, OHSAA and Tuscarawas Department of Health directions for our athletic skills sessions.  Those directions include thorough cleaning protocols.  While teams are allowed to train, tournaments, games, competitions  and scrimmages for contact sports are still prohibited. The governor's office has not yet made a decision as to when competitions will be allowed.
Beginning June 5, 2020, the Garaway Stadium is open per Tuscarawas County Health Dept. guidelines. It will be closed to the public Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m. or anytime there is practice or workouts.  For use of local fields and parks, please check with your respective municipality.  Anyone interested in using a Garaway field is welcome to contact our Athletic Director, [email protected], for a facility use form.
 *We will try our best to keep this updated; however, there will be times when something comes up due to weather or scheduling conflicts. Thank you for your understanding.
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