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Press Release From West Geauga Local Schools Superintendent

Dear West Geauga Parents/Guardians:

I met yesterday with area public and private school administrators and representatives from the Geauga County Health Department to discuss the global coronavirus spread. The Health Department and school officials are monitoring the situation closely and working to exercise caution without fostering alarm.

Schools are taking precautions to slow the spread of the new strain of coronavirus regionally, and we are aware of the fact that healthy young people generally are not at high risk for serious complications. We are also aware that those who are asymptomatic and those who experience only mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others who may be at greater risk. Because the extent of the coronavirus in Northeast Ohio is unknown at this time, we believe that the best course of action is to cancel events in our school buildings that bring large numbers of people, particularly older adults and those who may have compromised immune systems, into close proximity. For that reason, we are restricting some large-group public activities in our schools from now until Spring Break.

The following events will be cancelled:

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on March 15, 2020

Afterprom Flea Market on March 15, 2020

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on March 22, 2020

Furthermore, consistent with Health Department guidance, we are restricting travel to destinations that might expose our students to increased risks of infection. For that reason, we are cancelling sixth grade camp, the seventh grade trip to Columbus, and the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.  Although we expect, and the Health Department concurs, that the coronavirus will hit Geauga County in the near future, we do not wish to heighten and/or accelerate our students' risk of exposure by sending our students and staff on overnight stays or to large urban centers. Mr. Dahlhofer, Middle School Principal, will be providing parents of middle school students with additional information.

If further cancellations become necessary as the school year progresses, we will notify you. We know that we cannot prevent this new strain of the coronavirus from hitting our community, but we want to lessen its impact when it does.


Rich Markwardt  

Richard A. Markwardt, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Pancake Breakfast Chairman Named
At a recent meeting of the West Geauga Kiwanis Club, President Jeff Kershaw announced that
the 67th Annual Pancake Breakfasts have been scheduled for 2020

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th 2020.


at West Geauga High School   13401 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland Ohio 44026

He also announced that David Fowle and Les Scott will co -chair the project this year.
The tradition of providing an "all you can eat" breakfast will continue, featuring: 
buttermilk, buckwheat, chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes, french toast,

Geauga County's pure maple syrup, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.

Adults  $9.00
Children 6-11  $5.00
Under 6  FREE!!    
(early bird 8:00AM- 9:00 AM  )

This community event has been very successful due to the help and support of many special people and organizations.
The West Geauga Kiwanis Club will be contacting the volunteers who have assisted in the past;
 however, volunteers are always needed!

If we miss you and you are interested in participating in these breakfasts,
please contact Les Scott at (440) 221-0112  

Volunteers are always needed in the dining room and kitchen.

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