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Marshall Enews 2/11/21

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

February 11, 2021


A Peaceful, Productive, Healthy, and Happy Community

The mission of Marshall Elementary is to work as a community to achieve higher levels of thinking and learning by empowering every learner everyday.


School News and Information

Happy Thursday, thank you for being flexible this week!  I think we will have a roller coaster of weather next week too!  As Dr. Theroux has shared, please have your plan, “B” ready for next week.


Please remember there is no school for students on Friday, February 12, 2021, and Monday, February 15, 2021. February 12th is a teacher professional development day and February 15th is in observance of Presidents Day.  Also in case you missed previous messages, Talawanda School District will close our schools on Thursday, February 25, 2021 for the 2nd dose of Covid Vaccinations.  The Talawanda School District will close schools on this day and it will be an asynchronous learning day where teachers will assign work to be completed independently on this day.  


During the Board of Education meeting Monday night, the very difficult decision was made to move Marshall students to remote learning beginning May 3, 20201 in order to complete the construction project on time and not impact the beginning of next school year.  This is based on what we learned about the conditions of the ground surrounding Marshall and how the steps that needed to be taken for the building caused delays in the building schedule.  The demolition schedule was already a tight schedule for the summer and knowing that the ground conditions will extend that process, we are trying to avoid delays to next year.  Teachers will share the zoom schedules for these days as we get closer to that date.  We will also be sharing the expectations for this period of time in the coming months.  In addition, please note that April 29 and April 30 will be asynchronous learning days where teachers will assign work to be completed independently on these days.  


Reminder to TSD Parents

Low Temperatures and snow are predicted again next week.  Student safety is very important, and we want to remind parents to check the weather and to make sure students are dressed warm.  During very low temperatures coats, hats, and gloves are needed. 


If your child needs assistance with any clothing items, please contact:

Mrs. Rolfes (Social Worker)-

Mr. Hinton-


TSD makes decisions regarding school delays and inclement weather on a case by case basis, and we track the weather and road conditions frequently.  We want to make sure everyone is prepared for the weather we will experience during the next few weeks for the safety and well being of all of our students and staff.


Thank you and be safe! 


Herosquad - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

This year we will be continuing our fundraiser to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The LLS raises money to further research for all types of blood cancer and help support patients undergoing blood cancer treatment. The LLS is special to the Talawanda district as we have two Heros who have fought blood cancer in our district, including a Marshall family.  This year our Herosquad fundraiser will be completely online. Each student will learn more about the program on Monday, Feb 1st. Visit for more information and to register your student for our fundraiser. The fundraiser will run from February 1st until February 19th. Let’s work together to fight cancer!  


Loving Solutions and Parent Project Information 

Loving Solutions- Concrete Solutions for Tough Kids

Parent Project- Why Try


Kindergarten Registration for 21-22 School Year

The Talawanda School District is currently taking calls for Kindergarten Registration for the 21-22 school year.  Please contact the elementary school for your area.  If you are unsure of which elementary school your child will attend each of our schools will help you get to the correct school.  When you call we will take down some information and then will email you a packet of information and a link to our online registration forms.  Please be sure to have an active email address.  







The cost for a full-color 2020-2021 Marshall Elementary School Yearbook is $15.00.  All orders must be ordered and prepaid online. In order to be sure we include all available pictures we have moved the delivery date of the yearbook to the beginning of next school year - this will give us a deadline that will allow us to make sure each student is included in the yearbook.  

Order your yearbook today using our school Yearbook ID Code:  7397821



For our at-home learners: We know many of you were not here for picture day so please send an individual photo of your child with a plain background, your name, and teacher to Mrs. South, so we can add your bright and smiling face to the yearbook! 


Food Distribution

Please see this new flyer for the Food Distribution Program


Elementary Lunch Menu- Updated for February



School fees & Chromebook insurance for face to face learners can be paid on the Talawanda website via EZPay.  Remote learners can pay Chromebook insurance through EZPay.  Any questions, call the office at 513-273-3600.


PAX Tools for School @ Home

Please use this link to learn more about PAX Tools for School @ Home.  This is for parents and caregivers who are facilitating a child’s schoolwork at home.

PAX Tools for School @ Home  


QPR Training

QPR is effective training that will prepare the participants to get someone in a mental health crisis to help.  Please see this flyer for more information.  


Talawanda Brave Softball Youth Clinic 2021

Please see the information for the softball clinic from THS Head Coach, Mr. Davie.

Brave Softball Youth Clinic


Goggin Valentine’s Skate

Goggin Ice Center is offering Valentine’s Day skate on February 13th.  Please see the attached flyer.  


People United for Self Help- PUSH

PUSH has funding for furnace and water heater repairs or replacements. Grants are available to low-income, homeowners in the Talawanda School District for critical and emergency home repairs. Call Jeanne or Sabrina at 513-523-8100 for more information


Talawanda Community Events Page

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page.


Have a great weekend!

Chad Hinton



February 12- Teacher Professional Day- No School

February 15 - President’s Day- No School

February 17 - Spring Picture Day - Remote Learners (Scheduled time is 2:15 PM - Call for Appt)

February 19 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

February 25 - School not in session - Staff Vaccinations (Asynchronous Learning Day)

March 5 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

March 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School

March 16- Conferences

March 18- Conferences

March 19 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

March 22 - 26- Spring Break - No School

April 2 - No School

April 16 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

April 30 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 4 - Teacher Work Day - No School

May 7 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 21 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 26 - Marshall 5th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM THS (If Allowable)

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Covid-19 Guidelines (Previously Shared)


If anyone in your household is being tested for Covid-19 and you are waiting for results, you must keep all of your children at home until you receive the results.  When you receive the results please contact our school nurse and she can provide you with further information.  


If anyone in your household is experiencing any of the following symptoms:  Cough, Shortness of Breath, or NEW loss of taste and/or smell, please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  


If anyone in your household has two (2) or more of the following symptoms please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  

  • Chills/fever
  • Congestion (nasal or sinus)/Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Sore throat

Updated Quarantine Guidelines

Since students are not wearing masks during snack/lunch times, we will need to quarantine students who sit within 6 feet of any positive case of Covid-19.  Within the classroom, students who are within 3 feet of a positive case for 15+ minutes in a day while wearing a mask will need to quarantine. Each situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis when deciding individual versus whole class quarantine.  When individual students are quarantined, teachers will follow the following guidelines for supplying work to students:

  • Teachers will post student work in Google Classroom or SeeSaw.  Hard copies of materials may also be made available for pickup or drop off.  
  • Teachers will provide a check-in on Wednesdays during the early release time for quarantined students via Zoom.
  • Teachers do not need to provide a Zoom link for quarantined students to join a live classroom. 
  • Intervention Specialists and related services staff will provide a Zoom link and provide their SDI during their current "live instruction" time for quarantined students. By law, this is mandatory. 
  • If an entire class is quarantined, the teacher will then provide live instruction via Zoom for the days everyone is in quarantine.  


In order to use a reduced timeline, we still have to follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions for the full 14 days.  Since we cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between all of the students at school, we cannot have them return earlier than the 14 days.  For outside of school, you may look into the steps for a shortened quarantine time.  Thank you for your understanding. 


Bus Reminder - Regarding Mask

Please remember that your child must wear their mask at all times while on the school bus.  Students need to have them on before boarding the bus - it may be helpful to place a back up mask in their backpack.  Our drivers have a very limited supply of emergency masks available to hand out to students who do not have a mask.  Drivers will refer students to the office who repeatedly show up to the bus without a mask on.  Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping everyone safe and in school.


TSD Travel Advisory Rules - Still in Effect


Effective Immediately, Talawanda School District will implement self quarantining for 14 days for any student or staff member that travels to a hotspot state.  Per the NEW CDC Guidelines, a person who does not demonstrate any Covid-19 symptoms AND who can provide the district with a negative Covid-19 test result on days 5, 6, or 7 of the quarantine, may be permitted to return to school or work earlier.  In addition, the school or work environment must meet the requirement that the person will have 6 feet of social distance from other staff and students throughout the work and school day.


The Ohio Health Department & the Butler County Health Department recommend that people self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning from a state that is listed as a hotspot for Covid-19.  A hotspot is a state that is reporting positive Covid-19 rates of 15% or higher.  Please see the link to the map, as the states listed can change.

Travel Advisory States from ODH


From the Health Department

Public Health Commissioners in Butler County Strongly Encourage Staying at Home, Whenever Possible

“We are at a critical point in the response to the coronavirus pandemic," says Jennifer Bailer Health Commissioner for the Butler County General Health District (BCGHD).

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Southwest Ohio have increased by 67% over the last 2 weeks and COVID-19 patients in the ICU have increased by 50% over the same time. Butler County has had a surge in COVID-19 cases and visits to the hospital since the beginning of October. “We had been setting records the last two weeks with around 200-250 cases reported each day. However, over the weekend Butler County had over 900 cases reported from Friday to Sunday, with a new record of 376 cases in a single day,” said Jordan Luttrell-Freeman, Epidemiologist. The City of Hamilton and the City of Middletown Health Departments report similar trends.

"When the pandemic began in March, we were concerned about our medical facilities having enough PPE. Now it is the people. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have been working tirelessly since March and feeling the impacts of staff shortages. They too are impacted by COVID and many need to stay home because they or their families are ill or in quarantine. We must protect our healthcare workers by doing our part and staying at home as much as possible, especially if you are sick, in quarantine or isolation, or waiting for test results," states Bailer.   

I live in Butler County, what should I do?

  • If you are sick:
    • Stay home for 10 days. After 10 days if your symptoms are better and you have had no fever for 24 hours without medicine, you are considered recovered and can go out.
  • If you are waiting for a test result:
    • Stay home! Do NOT go out, to school or to work while you wait!
  • If you have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, or think you have:
    • Stay home for 14 days! Do NOT go out, to school or to work!
  • If you are positive for COVID-19, notify all your close contacts to stay home for 14 days.

What else can I do?

  • Avoid gatherings, limit contact with people outside of your household, and reconsider holiday plans
  • Keep six (6) feet of distance from others
  • Wear a mask
    • Including while inside around non-household members.
  • Wash your hands

People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, 7 days a week from 9 AM – 8 PM at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or contact their local health department.  Butler County residents call 513-863-1770