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Total COVID Deaths In County Now Exceed 50; Delaware County Schools See Case Leap

19 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Difficult news was shared on Friday by the Delaware General Health District when it reported that four additional individuals have died in a manner related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This places the county’s toll at 53.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to all the families during this very difficult time, the District shared in a tweet which included an updated look at current local pandemic numbers (see below).

This week has also seen a continuing increase in the number of positive COVID-19 results for students and staff members in Delaware County Schools. A total of 122 were reported this week, surpassing the high set three weeks ago. More…

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Delaware County Schools See Doubling Of Reported COVID-19 Cases

11 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Thursday’s statistics release from the Ohio Department of Health revealed an unfortunate trend for Delaware County schools and school districts.

The reported new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in the last week more than doubled over the previous week’s increase.

A week ago Thursday, 40 new cases were announced, down from 105 the week before. This week, the number of new cases stands at 97, almost reaching the high from two weeks ago.

The following schools and districts reported new cases: More…

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Delaware County Schools See Sizable Decrease In Reported COVID-19 Cases

4 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Thursday’s release of information from the Ohio Department of Health included the weekly look at reported statistics from Ohio’s public and private schools.

For Delaware County, these numbers saw a rather dramatic decrease from 105 new cases reported on November 28 to 40 this week

These 40 cases involve 28 students and 12 staff members. It is unknown how the return of remote learning with some county schools impacted these numbers. 

The following schools reported cases this week: More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Ohio Announces Two Days Of COVID Numbers; Delaware Schools Report 105 More Cases

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

With the Thanksgiving holiday providing a one-day respite on reporting of COVID-19 cases, the Ohio Department of Health shared new statistics that covered both Thursday and Friday.

That two day total revealed that Ohio’s number of new cases grew by 17,065 during those two days, bringing the total to 399,908.

It is all but certain that the next update will take the state’s total over 400,000.

The total number of deaths now stands at 6,346, up 72 from Wednesday’s figure. More…

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Schools

Westerville Schools Officials Testify About School Funding

27 Nov , 2020  

Westerville City Schools Treasurer Nicole Marshall and Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg presented testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee earlier this month in support of the Fair School Funding plan, a new school funding formula that would reduce the state’s overreliance on local taxpayers to pay for public education and provide a more equitable state model for funding schools.

“My taxpayers are tired of our school funding system being broken,” Marshall said in her testimony in support of Substitute House Bill 305 and the Senate’s companion bill, Senate Bill 376. “They deserve better. My students deserve better. School treasurers and CFOs should not be the only people that understand how school funding is calculated.”

In her address to lawmakers, she also noted the impact of the state’s current funding model, including the funding cap that results in a $12 million fewer state dollars to the district’s budget each year. More…

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Parenting During A Pandemic

14 Nov , 2020  

Join the Olentangy Parent Programs Team for a virtual public forum on November 18 from 7 to 8:30 PM.

This March, our world as we knew it was turned upside down. Parents became work-at-home parents AND teachers when schools were forces to closed their doors. The support systems and “villages” we once relied on became disconnected, while the unknown future changed each day. There is not a Global Pandemic chapter of the parenting handbook.

Seven months into the pandemic, the COVID-19 “new normal” continues to challenge parents. Whether you are working from home or back in an office, overseeing virtual learning or navigating hybrid attendance, everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. However, coping with challenges in a healthy way will make you and your children stronger and more resilient. More…

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Schools

Ohio Schools See Largest Weekly COVID Increase; Delaware Has 29 New Cases

16 Oct , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

When updated numbers were released by the State of Ohio on Thursday, it was revealed that Ohio schools have experienced the largest weekly increase in cases of COVID-19 to date.

The state has 869 new cases, which in turn means that there have been 2,739 cases during the 2020-2021 school year.

The report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health. More…

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Two Of Top Four Schools With COVID Cases Are In Delaware County

10 Oct , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

This past Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health reported that 596 new cases of COVID-19 were found in Ohio schools since the last update on October 1.

Those new numbers mean that two Delaware County school systems are in the top four statewide in terms of the total number of cases found in students and staff.

To date, Olentangy Local Schools has reported 62 cases — 49 students and 13 staff, giving it the largest number of cumulative COVID cases in Ohio. After two school systems in Franklin County, the fourth highest total is Delaware Christian, which has had 26 students and 3 staff tested positive for COVID-19. More…

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Delaware County Schools Selected To Participate In CAPA Awards Program

27 Sep , 2020  

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) today announced the 21 local high schools selected to participate in the 2020-21 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation. Designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio, this year-long, educational program offers selected high schools the opportunity to participate in professional theatre education activities throughout the school year including master classes with Broadway touring artists, skills-based workshops with local artists, and professional development sessions for educators.

Delaware County High Schools are included in the mix. More…

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Delaware County Schools See Increase In Reported COVID Cases

26 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health’s new tool to help parents, students, and staff assess conditions in the state’s schools related to the current COVID-19 pandemic has registered 37 new student cases and six new staff cases in the last week in Delaware County School Districts and schools.

The report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health. More…

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Schools, Westerville

Think Child Safety As In Person Learning Returns

22 Sep , 2020  

Westerville City Schools transitioned to a Blended Learning Model on Monday, meaning children and adults will again be walking and bicycling to school.

With this in mind, the City of Westerville has shared the following message:

As such, Westerville Division of Police (WPD) will conduct targeted enforcement in school zones. WPD recommends the following tips to help keep Westerville students safe: More…

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Delaware County 7th Grader Named STEM Competition National Finalist

20 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1808Delaware

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public have announced the 30 finalists in the 10th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition.

The finalists will compete in the first ever Virtual Broadcom MASTERS from October 16-October 21 where they will participate in a rigorous virtual competition that leverages Project-based Learning to test and demonstrate their mastery of 21st Century skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in each of the STEM areas.

The 30 finalists include Joshua Cox, a 7th grader at Buckeye Valley Middle School. His project is Lift Off! Finding Rockets Using Sound Waves. More about Joshua and the other finalists can be found here. More…

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