UPDATE: The NOACSC has a short term solution implemented that should make it so that AT&T customers receive messages. A long term solution is in the process of being implemented.
Last week, we received word from the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative (NOACSC), that our district’s text messaging system, Ohio Alerts, would no longer send text messages to AT&T phone subscribers because AT&T is filtering the messages. NOACSC is working on an alternative to address this issue, but this will take some time to get resolved. Until then, we ask that our AT&T subscribers signed up for text alerts either sign up to receive alerts via email, “like” CG Schools on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter. All text alert messages are communicated through these two social media sources as well. Only about 3% of our users signed up for text alerts will be affected, as less than 100 of our 3,100 devices signed up for text alerts are AT&T subscribers.
On 8/31/20, the USDA passed a waiver that would allow schools to use funding from the federal government and the USDA to feed ALL students FREE. This allows school districts to offer meals to ALL students at NO CHARGE this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during the pandemic.
What does this mean for your child/ren? Beginning September 8, ALL students started eating in our cafeteria FREE. We also offer breakfast, which your child/ren can receive FREE. This program will be offered until funds from the USDA run out. When this happens, we will let families know.
If your child/ren packs a lunch from home, the price to purchase a milk is $0.60 (this is not free). If your child/ren would like to have more than one milk with their meal, it will cost an additional $0.60 for each extra milk. We will also offer a la-cart items for purchase for grades 5-12. Grades 5-12 can purchase an extra entrée for $1.75. Grades 7-12 can purchase extra items such as chips, cookies, muffins, and drinks each day.
Per Governor DeWine's order, school districts are required to notify parents, guardians, and the public of a positive COVID-19 case within a school building. Click here for the latest information regarding the number of students and staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or having exposure/close contact with an individual known COVID-19.
Columbus Grove Local School is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. This position has the potential of becoming a full-time bus driver in the future, if the applicant is interested. Substitute bus drivers are contacted to drive extracurricular and field trips and occasionally drive a regular morning or afternoon route. Certification requires the completion of attending a pre-service class, a written and driving test, CDL license, a medical physical exam, drug test, BMV check of driving record, and a background check. Cost for training will be reimbursed by the district for any individuals who serve as a substitute bus driver for Columbus Grove Local Schools. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver for Columbus Grove School, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 659-2639 for further information.