• Alert:

    HHCS are closed through May 1. Check the coronavirus web page for student assignments, communication updates and more.

Close alert
Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar
large background picture of children
Huber Heights City Schools

Coronavirus updates

Welcome
This page will serve as a hub housing information parents, staff and the Huber Heights community needs about the coronavirus. This page will contain FAQs and coronavirus updates from various health and government organizations. Regular updates and communication from the district will be added on a regular basis.

Please keep in mind that our response to COVID-19 is evolving as new developments become available and we will communicate updates with you regularly. We are working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and the City of Huber Heights. Our top priority is ensuring the health of all Huber Heights students, teachers and staff during this time.


Closing procedures

  • Huber Heights City Schools are closed through May 1.
  • While HHCS are closed, there will be no extra-curricular activities, including field trips, out of state activities, theatre performances, or facility rentals.
  • All athletic events for in-season and out-of-season sports — including practices, scrimmages, games, awards ceremonies, picture days and weight training sessions — are cancelled as well.
  • We will continue providing meals to students in need while our schools are closed. Meal bags containing breakfast and lunch for five days will be available for families to pick-up at the front entrance of Valley Forge and Wright Brothers Elementary Schools between 6 - 10 a.m., on Mondays starting March 23. Students do not have to be present. There will be an alternate pick-up day on Thursdays if you are unable to pick-up meals on Mondays.
  • HHCS maintenance is being proactive during the closure time by disinfecting every building classroom and school bus.
  • Spring break will be honored, without schoolwork due or required, from April 4 through April 12.
  • Grades 3 - 12 will move to online learning through Google Classroom on April 14. The goal is to use the platform as a central hub for all classroom learning.
  • First Christian Church has graciously stepped up to provide meal bags to students while schools are closed during spring break. Meals will be available for pick-up on April 6 from 6 - 10 a.m. at Valley Forge and Wright Brothers Elementary Schools. There will be an alternate pick-up day on April 9 from 6 - 10 a.m. if families are unable to pick-up meals from earlier in the week. This event is not sponsored by Huber Heights City Schools or Huber Heights City Schools Nutrition Services Department, nor does Huber Heights City Schools verify the food quality or nutritional value. Huber Heights City Schools sponsored, meal pick-up will resume on April 13.  


Student work

Teacher assignments will be posted on individual pages for each building. Click on a building below to see all the assignments for each teacher.
 


Students who are taking Advanced Placement classes and planning to take the AP exam this spring can take the 45-minute online exam at home. They will be able to take these exams on any device including computers, tablets or smartphones. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option. The exam questions are designed to prevent cheating. AP will use a range of digital security tools and techniques – including plagiarism detection software – to protect the integrity of the exams. Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them at any time. The specific test dates and free-response question types will be posted by April 3 at AP Central. There will be two different testing dates.

Academic guidelines changes
The following changes will be implemented due to House Bill 197 being signed into law:

  • All state standardized testing has been cancelled.
  • The local state report card for the district will not be issued.
  • The third grade reading requirement has been waived. The district will not be required to retain third grade students based on reading test scores.
  • High school diplomas can be granted to students who were on track to graduate and whom the principal has successfully completed the curriculum.
  • The tax commissioner can extend school district income tax filing and payment deadlines for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
  • Boards of education can use electronic communication for in-person hearings and meetings during the emergency period but no later than Dec. 1, 2020.
  • Schools can make up any numbers of days or hours necessary to meet minimum instructional hour requirements through distance learning.


Parent notices
Blizzard bag and Chromebook pick-up times
Huber Heights City Schools has set dates for picking up blizzard bags and Chromebooks.

Families of students in grades Pre-K - 2 can pick-up blizzard bags on April 3 from 4 - 8 p.m. at their respective schools. Please try to arrive during your designated time for health and safety reasons. Students with last names A - H are scheduled from 4 - 5 p.m., last names I - P from 5 - 6 p.m., last names Q - Z from 6 - 7 p.m., and anyone who is not able to make their assigned time can arrive from 7 - 8 p.m.

Families of students in grades 3 - 12 who do not have a computer can pick-up Chromebooks on April 13 from 4 - 8 p.m. at their respective schools. Please try to arrive during your designated time for health and safety reasons. Students with last names A - H are scheduled from 4 - 5 p.m., last names I - P from 5 - 6 p.m., last names Q - Z from 6 - 7 p.m., and anyone who is not able to make their assigned time can arrive from 7 - 8 p.m.

We are providing one Chromebook for every two students. For example, families with three students receive two Chromebooks; families with four students receive two Chromebooks; families with five students receive three Chromebooks; and families with more than five students will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please go to each student’s respective building with your photo ID to pick-up a Chromebook. Contact your student’s principal if you did not complete the technology survey that was previously sent out or if you have additional questions.

Spectrum is installing internet connections in student households for free until May 12. There is approximately a two-week wait time for new requests but installation fees will be waived. Parents, if you need an internet connection, please contact Spectrum as soon as possible so you can be connected before the end of our spring break. The service can be cancelled at any time, including on the sixtieth day. With the current volume of internet requests across the state, please promptly reach out to Spectrum because their waiting list could possibly grow each day. Visit here for more information: http://bit.ly/2Wes1st
 

Meal pick-up during spring break
Huber Heights City Schools will be on spring break from April 6 - April 10. First Christian Church has graciously stepped up to provide meal bags to students while schools are closed during this period of time. Meals will be available for pick-up on April 6 from 6 - 10 a.m. at Valley Forge and Wright Brothers Elementary Schools. There will be an alternate pick-up day on April 9 from 6 - 10 a.m. if families are unable to pick-up meals from earlier in the week. This event is not sponsored by Huber Heights City Schools or Huber Heights City Schools Nutrition Services Department, nor does Huber Heights City Schools verify the food quality or nutritional value. Huber Heights City Schools sponsored, meal pick-up will resume on April 13.  

Studebaker Preschool registration packets
Parents/guardians who have Studebaker Preschool registration packets for next school year may return these packets on one of the following days: Monday, April 13; Wednesday, April 15; and Friday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please place these completed packets in the container that will be labeled outside the front "Preschool Entrance" doors by the flagpole.

The preschool packets must be returned on one of these days in order for us to save a placement for your child next year.

Kindergarten registration packets for current Studebaker Preschool students will be included in the next round of blizzard bags if we are still ordered by the governor to not return back to school after April 30.


Student links
Logging in to your HHCS Google account 
Google Chrome extensions for students with disabilities 


Teacher links
Teach from Home: Information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus crisis
Set up Google Hangouts to help your team work remotely
Google Classroom overview
Setting up Google Classroom
Teaching remotely for grades K - 12


Technology
Google Meet is the official communication tool for all HHCS staff and parent meetings and smaller gatherings while the district is closed. Students and parents need to use the student's HHCS Google account to access Google Classroom. Check out this video if you need help logging in to your HHCS Google account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhv07YjrACw&feature=youtu.be

To ensure the safety and security of students' Google accounts, if your student needs their Google password reset please reach out to their teacher so that parent/guardian verification can take place and they will then forward legitimate requests to Technology Services. This will help to avoid releasing reset passwords to someone posing as a parent/guardian. We appreciate your patience with this process.

In the event of any non-account technology needs or emergencies, please reach out to Technology@huberheightscityschools.org

FAQs
Wayne High School Counseling Department FAQs 
Ohio Department of Education FAQs


Communication updates
Superintendent Basora answering questions on Facebook Live - 3/30/20 
Amended order closing all K-12 schools in Ohio - 3/30/20
Huber Heights community update - 3/29/20
Huber Heights community update - 3/28/20
Blizzard bag and Chromebook pick-up dates - 3/25/20
Superintendent Basora answering questions on Facebook Live - 3/24/20
Director's order that all persons stay at home - 3/22/20
Meal pick-up changes - 3/20/20
Studebaker Preschool registration packets for the 2020-21 school year - 3/20/20 
Superintendent Basora answering questions on Facebook Live - 3/19/20
Order to cease business operations at hair salons, day spas, nail salons and more - 3/19/20
BMV closures - 3/19/20
Huber Heights community update - 3/17/20
Huber Heights community update - 3/15/20
Governor DeWine orders Ohio bars and restaurants to close - 3/15/20 
Charter to offer free access to Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and more - 3/13/20
Huber Heights community update - 3/12/20
Governor DeWine announces school closures - 3/12/20
Ohio bans mass gatherings of 100 or more - 3/12/20


Stay healthy
Protective measures against COVID-19 includes washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and seeking medical care if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

Contact and resources

Contact
Mario Basora, Superintendent, 937-237-6300 option 8

Jeff Berk, Wayne High School Principal, 937-604-1214

Justin McCollum, Weisenborn Junior High Principal, 937-604-6000

Tammy Granata, Charles Huber Elementary Principal, 937-604-2013

Dwon Bush, Monticello Elementary Principal, 937-604-2293

Ben Ayers, Rushmore Elementary Principal, 937-604-3947

Becky Molfenter, Valley Forge Elementary Principal, 937-604-1884

Chip Holloway, Wright Brothers Elementary Principal, 937-313-2688

Pam Bitsko-Krach, Studebaker Preschool Principal, 937-313-9696

Gary Doll, Director of Business Operations, 937-604-2184

Vanisa Turney, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, 937-604-6875

Derrick Williams, Director of Human Resources, 937-313-9705

Kate Little, Director of Special Services, 937-604-6713

Gina Helmick, Treasurer, 937-603-7278

Nate Baker, Athletic Director, 937-607-2021

Ohio Department of Health, 833-427-5634


Resources

City of Huber Heights 

City of Huber Heights statements and announcements

City of Huber Heights facility and events status

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Multilingual resources about the coronavirus

COVID-19 and community spread 

What is the coronavirus? 

FAQs for Ohio's schools and districts 

Parent/caregiver guide to helping families cope with the coronavirus disease 

Talking to children about COVID-19 

How to support your child's health and well-being during Ohio's ordered school-building closure