Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12 
                After meeting with the school board, pastor, finance recorder and church council president we have decided to keep the day school open as long as the state does not mandate that we close. We know that we need to provide a service to those who still need to work. As with all small businesses and non-profit entities we are also concerned about our financial future and the finances of our teachers and staff. That being said, if you choose to keep your child at home we will not be charging tuition. If you have already paid for tuition in advance, please send me an email and we will refund your remaining balance within 30 days. We also hope to be back to school soon and will begin charging regular rates again. Within a few days there will be a link on our website with lessons and resources to help you continue to educate your child and keep up with their learning. We will all continue to pray and work together to get through this crisis.

Andrea Buckley
Administrator
First St. John Lutheran Church & Day School                               

Phone:  419-691-6480                                                                   
FAX:  419-691-7220
Website:  firststjohndayschool.org

Dear Day School Parents,

            The day school board, church pastor, and I have just attended a webinar hosted by the governor’s office and Ohio Department of Education addressing the COVID-19 virus and how it will affect preschool and day care centers. After careful consideration we have decided to remain open next week, March 16-20, and re-evaluate each week after that. We will also be accepting school age children up to 12 years old. We feel that it is important to keep the children’s schedule as normal as possible and to provide child care to those who would not have it otherwise. Although you know what is best for your family, we are dedicated to providing the safest environment for your children. In response to the situation we will be implementing some changes to our program and hope that you will help us in our efforts.

*We are now asking for everyone entering the building to wash or sanitize their hands. This includes parents as well as children.

*We will only be permitting children and parents to come in through the back door, and ask that if your child is leaving at 12:00 you use the car line. We really want to reduce the number of people in the building and will only allow parents to pick up extended care children by coming into the building.

*If your child has a fever or is not feeling well, please do not bring them to school. Children will have their temperature taken as they arrive with a touch free thermometer.

*We will continue to spend extra time sanitizing our building and washing hard surfaces many times a day.

*We will continue to monitor the situation and will follow the guidelines set up by the state and the governor’s office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office. 

Andrea Buckley

Administrator

First St. John Lutheran Church & Day School                               

Phone:  419-691-6480                                                                   

FAX:  419-691-7220

Website:  firststjohndayschool.org

“Train up a child in the way he should go,

       And when he is old he will not depart from it.”   Proverbs 22:6

Many people have been inquiring about the Day School’s plan concerning the COVID-19 virus. At this point we plan on staying open during regular hours. If the state requires us to close we will of course follow their recommendations. The best defense against the Corona virus and any other virus is to be diligent with regular hand washing and disinfecting surfaces. We encourage our students to clean their hands, cough into their elbow and to try to keep their hands away from their face and mouth. Our staff routinely disinfect the classrooms. Below is a copy of our Management of Illness and Communicable Disease Policy. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.  There are also some helpful hints on our resource page.

If the public schools are forced to close we will be offering child care for children ages 3-12. We will need the following paperwork filled out to accept your child. The cost will be $35 a day and we will provide snacks and meals.

Needed Paperwork

Child Medical Statement and Vaccine Record to be filled out by a doctor.

Child Enrollment and Health Information