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Reopening Plan 8/10/2020

Board Office Hours

Beginning August 3, 2020, the Board Office will be open daily from 9:00-3:00. We are located at door #5 at the High School.  New student registration is done at the building that your child will be attending beginning August 20, 2020.  If you have any questions, please call 330 673 2659.

Update 7/14/2020

Field Family,

I interrupt your July with an important update. When the school year starts in September, our plan is to offer a full in-person school experience to all students five days a week. We will also be offering an on-line school experience for those who are not comfortable attending in-person. We will release a detailed plan in mid-August that will explain how things will work both at school, and on-line. I can tell you masks will be required on busses by everyone, at all times. Masks will be recommended for grades K-2 and required for grades 3-12. The mask requirement is based on the advice we have received from the governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and health officials. We will be sending a survey about transportation in August as well. If it is at all possible to transport your children to school yourself, I encourage you to do so.  The fewer students we have on busses, the better it will be for everyone. The rest of your questions will be addressed in the detailed plan coming in August. I wanted to let you know the big picture as soon as possible.

We are proceeding in this fashion because we believe having students in school is the best thing for them. There is risk in sending your children to school, but there is also risk in keeping them at home. That is why we will have both models available to you.

The word of the year is “flexibility”! I am basing everything I do on the best information I have available today. I have no idea what I will learn tomorrow. All our plans could change, and they could change on short notice. Be prepared for students to suddenly need to quarantine at home for some period of days. Be prepared for a sudden closure of one school building for a day. At this moment we are proceeding with sports following the guidelines of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Health Department. I cannot say for certain we will have sports in the fall. Everything is one day at a time. I know most of you prefer certainty. There is nothing certain this year. We will all have to live with ambiguity throughout this year. That is why flexibility will be so important. I promise you we will do the best we can, and I ask for your patience and understanding as the year progresses. This will be a school year unlike any we have experienced.

Thank you for your understanding. I will be back in touch in August when our plan is finished.

Dave Heflinger


Classified Sub Positions

Field Local Schools is now currently hiring classified substitute employees for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you would like to apply for the following positions, we are available to interview:  Playground/study hall monitor, educational aide (special education), cafeteria worker, secretary, custodian, bus aide and bus driver.  A current BCI/FBI webcheck report is required to be placed on our call list.  Please email [email protected] if you would like to drop off your completed application to begin the process.  Click here for application.

Open Enrollment Closed

Open Enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year is now closed for grades 1-12.  

Applications for Suffield Kindergarten Open Enrollment will not be accepted after the deadline of Sept. 11, 2020. (If mailing your application, please allow time so it is received by Sept. 11, 2020)"

Important Dates

Chromebook Drop Off
Chromebooks are now past due. 
Please drop off chromebooks and chargers at the Board Office, Tuesday or Thursday 9am-2pm

School building offices are now closed for the summer.  Building main offices will reopen August 20th at 9:00 am. 

Kindergarten Registration Information

 Please follow these 3 steps to register your kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year.
 Step 1:  Go to Final Forms to register your student
  • Parents/Guardians with a current student enrolled in Field Local Schools should choose the  Parent Icon and Add a StudentParent Icon and Add a Student
  • Parents/Guardians without a current student enrolled in Field Local Schools should choose the Parent Icon and click on New Account.  You will need a valid email address to register your student.

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 Step 2:  Required documents need for registration:
  • All students registering for the 2020 – 2021 school year must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2020
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Student’s Social Security Card 
  • Immunization Records
  • 2 Proofs of Residency*
  • Driver’s License of Parent or Legal Custodian Registering Student 
  • Custody Documents, if applicable
  • Copies of IEP/ETR, if applicable 

  • *Acceptable Proofs of Residency
    The item(s) MUST be in the parent or legal Guardian’s name and be dated within the last 30 days. The item needs to contain a complete
    address with city, state, and zip code. Field Local Schools will ONLY accept the following items (no photographs accepted):
    -Gas, water, electric, sewer or waste removal bill
    -Complete and current lease agreement (with tenant/landlord signatures)
    -Bank or mortgage statement
    -Pay stub
    -Cable/Internet/Landline statement
    -Homeowner/ Renter Insurance declaration, Deed or Property Tax statement
    -Official document from federal, state or county agency showing benefits received (may qualify) 
Step 3:  Schedule an appointment to have your documents copied.  More information about scheduling your appointment will be posted when the school offices reopen August 20th at 9:00 am. 
 During your appointment:
  1. Stop your vehicle in the designated area (front of the school, marked with an orange cone.)
  2. Wait in your vehicle for an office staff member to approach your car.
  3. Have your documents ready to hand to the staff member.
  4. The staff member will take your documents to make copies.
  5. During this time, you will be asked to fill out an order form for the required tote bag used by kindergarteners.  This bag fits on their chair and allows them to easily keep their belongings organized.  It will be used by the students all year.   Please bring $10 cash or check.  (Checks made payable to your building PTA--Brimfield PTA or Suffield PTA.)
  6. Return your tote bag form when the staff member returns to the vehicle with your original documents. 
 Things to remember:
  • Your student does not need to be present at your appointment.
  • You must wait in your vehicle, do not come to the office.
  • You must have ALL required forms completed in Final Forms to register your student.
  • You must bring $10 to order a tote bag during your registration. 
Please call the office after August 20th 9am-2pm
Brimfield Elementary: 330-673-8581 (Mrs. Dalziel)
Suffield Elementary: 330-552-5252 (Mrs. Hurd)

IMPORTANT Open Enrollment Information

Open enrollment applications for grades 1-12 will be accepted beginning Monday February 24, 2020 through June 15, 2020.  Open enrollment applications for incoming Suffield Kindergarten will be accepted beginning Monday February 24, 2020 through Friday Sept. 11, 2020.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline of June 15, 2020. (If mailing your application, please allow time so it is received by June 15, 2020)  Open Enrollment will close and no new Open Enrollment applications will be accepted during the school year.  Applications for Suffield Kindergarten Open Enrollment will not be accepted after the deadline of Sept. 11, 2020. (If mailing your application, please allow time so it is received by Sept. 11, 2020)  If a renewal open enrollment application is not turned in by June 15, 2020, Field Local Schools will let your home district of residence made aware that you have not applied for open enrollment for the upcoming school year. 

Board Approved Calendar 2020-2021


Momentum Award

upwards arrowThe Ohio Department of Education has awarded Field Local Schools a Momentum Award for the 2018-19 School year.  Only 48 districts across the state of Ohio earned this award based on student growth.  Districts and schools must earn all ‘A’s on all applicable value-added measures on the Ohio School Report Card in 2019. The four possible measures are Overall (All Students), gifted students, students in the lowest 20 percent in achievement, and students with disabilities. Schools and districts must have a least two graded subgroups to be eligible.   Click here for a list of all schools and districts receiving the Momentum Award this year.

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement-Ohio Dept. of Education

The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. The first step in the approval process of the settlement is to provide notice of the proposed settlement to affected students and their parents.  Notice

KNOW! How to Define Racial Terms for Teens

Whether our youth are on social media, listening to music, or are streaming their favorite TV show, they are likely hearing highly influential musical artists, athletes, and other celebrities voicing their opinions on racism in America. A lot of terms are being used that we or our children might not be familiar with, which can cause mixed feelings and confusion. As we said in the previous tip, we, as parents and caregivers, must engage our children in ongoing conversations on this topic, and we must be their information filter, as young people may come to harmful conclusions about race and racism when it is not talked about openly and honestly.  Click here for a discussion guide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts

Link to ODE website 

Ohio Department of Health-Coronavirus Guidelines for K-12 Schools

Coronavirus Information from the Portage County Health Department

Student Accident Insurance (optional) 2020-2021

Please click this link for optional student accident insurance from Guarantee Trust.
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