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Back To School 2020


Most Recent Communication

September 11, 2020

Dear Black Tiger Family, this is Dr. Nichols.

In our efforts to keep you informed, I wanted to share our latest edition of our weekly “Return to School 2020” newsletter with you. 

This week, we spotlight our curriculum, and the investments we’ve made – both in time and finances – to create exceptional learning opportunities for our students. 

Whether we are in-person or online, I’m proud that we provide curriculum that not only meets state standards, but prepares every student to be independent, creative problem-solvers, and a success in whatever pathway they choose.

Also, you will find a variety of stories and links that spotlight, inform and support both students and families. Please take a few moments to read our newsletter, and reach out if you have questions or need anything from us.

Finally, I want you to know that we continue to monitor COVID-19 numbers daily and are in weekly discussions with Summit County Public Health as we determine our next steps regarding an eventual return to school, which we’ll announce the week of the September 21, likely September 24th when we will receive the latest COVID dashboard from SCPH.  

As you know, Summit County moved to Red this week.  This is because, over the reporting period, there was an increase in outbreaks in our county associated with schools, workplaces and a singular social club. The impact of even one event can be large, affecting and hospitalizing many individuals. These outbreaks can impact hospitalizations and emergency department visits, causing multiple indicators to change and resulting in a change in the alert system.

Ultimately, we want our students to be in school; however, please note - this is a very fluid process and can take many forms, including in-person, continued remote or in a hybrid format. Please prepare for each scenario, as the COVID-19 data can change dramatically from day-to-day.  Whatever is decided, please be prepared to implement a change, if there is one, September 28.

Whatever direction we move, the health, safety and well-being of our students, teachers, staff and community, driven by the guidelines established by Summit County Public Health, will always be at the forefront of our decisions.

Thank you for all you give to your families, your community, and our district. Be well, stay safe, and as always, Go Black Tigers!

Dr. T. M. Nichols
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health number for those with COVID-19 questions is 1-833-427-5634, or you can visit for more information.


Ohio Department of Education

Please click here for information and resources from the Ohio Department of Education regarding the extended school closure.


Summit County Public Health

Summit County Public Health is committed to protecting the well-being of our entire community through programs and activities designed to keep you healthy and happy. For more information, visit their website here.

SCPH Guidance for Summit County Schools (081020)

SCHD Fall School Recommendations (081020)

SCPH Open Letter To Parents (090420)

COVID-19 Care Hotline

There is a new "COVID Care Line" where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed. The Care Line will be open between 8:00am and 8:00pm, 7 days per week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night. PLEASE CALL: 1-800-720-9616. If you would like to find mental health resources in Summit County, please click here.