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COVID-19 CASES

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a CARES staff member, one is a faculty member from Shore and one is a faculty member from Orchard Hollow. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of these individuals would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

January 27, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a Bellflower student, one is a Memorial student, one is a staff member at the Administration Building and one is a faculty member from Shore. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of these individuals would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide over the weekend. One is a Mentor High School student, one is a faculty member from Shore and one is a faculty member from Mentor High. If any of these individuals is connected to your child’s class and has been present during the contact tracing period, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.  No one will be directed to quarantine due to school exposure as a result of these cases. 


As you know, we are posting all of these notices on our website and keeping a data dashboard. Additionally, we report weekly totals of COVID-19 positive cases to the State of Ohio through the health department. Last week’s totals included 20 student cases and 6 staff cases, which makes up 0.27% of our total student enrollment and 0.60% of our staff members. This is another way to look at the same information that we thought may be beneficial for you to have. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received five new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a Mentor High School student, one is a preschool teacher at Garfield and three are Hopkins students. Two of these students are family members. If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or has been in your child’s class during the contact tracing period, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

January 14, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. Two are Mentor High students, one is a Mentor Schools Online student and one is a Mentor High faculty member. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email. No one will be directed to quarantine due to school exposure as a result of this case. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test districtwide today, a faculty member from Fairfax. No one else from school will be directed to quarantine as a result of this case. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

*Note: The number of cases reported on this day was changed from one to two after the notice was sent with a case being reported to us from Ridge Elementary School, a student.

Mentor Schools families and staff, 


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today, one Mentor Schools Online student and two Mentor High School students. The students have not been in school, which means no one else from school will be directed to quarantine as a result of these cases. School will continue per the hybrid in-person plan. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

January 11, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received ten new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today, nine students and one staff member. Eight of the students are from Mentor High, one is a Mentor Schools Online student, and the staff member is from CARES. None of these individuals reported to school today, which means no one else will be directed to quarantine as a result of these cases. School will continue per the hybrid in-person plan. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide over the weekend. Two are Mentor High students, one is a Mentor High faculty member.


As we head back into in-person learning tomorrow, please continue to diligently report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff. We will return to the practice of notifying you if a teacher, staff member, or child in your child(ren)’s classes becomes infected with COVID-19, as well as sharing the districtwide updates. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received eight new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. Three are staff members and five are students. This includes one Shore, one Fairfax, one Bellflower and two Mentor High students. The staff cases include a traveling teacher (Bellflower & Hopkins), a staff member from the preschool at Garfield and a staff member from Sterling Morton. 


As we head back into in-person learning next week, please continue to diligently report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff. We will return to the practice of notifying you if a teacher, staff member, or child in your child(ren)’s classes becomes infected with COVID-19, as well as sharing the districtwide updates. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received five new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. Three are Mentor High students, one is a staff member at CARES and one is a bus driver.


As a reminder, even though we are in fully remote learning for the remainder of this week, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received five new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a student from Mentor High, one is a Mentor Schools Online student, one is a faculty member from Ridge, one is a faculty member from Mentor High and one is a bus driver.


As a reminder, even though we are in fully remote learning for the remainder of this week, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today--  two students from Mentor High and one student from Bellflower.


As a reminder, even though we are in fully remote learning this week, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received 7 new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today, five students and two faculty members. This includes one Mentor High, one Shore, one CARES and two Mentor Schools Online students. Two of these students are family members.  One faculty member is from Bellflower and one is from Shore. 


As a reminder, even though we are in fully remote learning for another week, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received 18 new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide since our last email on December 29, ten are students and eight are staff. The students include four from Mentor High School, one from Ridge, one from Memorial, one from Sterling Morton and three Mentor Schools Online students. The staff include three from Mentor High and one from Ridge, Bellflower, Sterling Morton, Hopkins and Shore.


As a reminder, even though we are in fully remote learning for another week, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included two Mentor High students and one Mentor Schools Online student.  

 

As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 

 

The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter


 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included one Memorial faculty member, one Mentor High student and one Mentor Schools Online student.  

 

As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 

 

The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff, 


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included one Memorial student and one Mentor Schools Online student.  


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff, 


We received five new reports of positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend districtwide. The cases included one Mentor High student, one Shore student, one CARES student, one Administration Building staff member and one Mentor Schools Online teacher.  


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff, 


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included one teacher and two students from Mentor High School. All of our schools have been in remote learning during the contact tracing period. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend and today districtwide. One is a staff member from Ridge, one is a student from Mentor High School and one is a student from Shore Middle School. Our schools have been in remote learning during the contact tracing period. 

 

The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test today districtwide, a student who has been fully Mentor Schools Online.  


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received six new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today. Two are Mentor High School students, two are Shore students, one is a faculty member who works at both Hopkins and Orchard Hollow, and one is a Mentor Schools Online student. None of these individuals has been in school during the contact tracing period. 

 

As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 

 

Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today, both are Mentor High School students. The high school has been in fully remote learning for the contact tracing period of these cases.

 

As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 

 

Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests among students and staff today. One is a teacher from Hopkins, one is a classroom assistant from Ridge, one is a fully online student and one is a Bellflower Elementary School student. Separate notifications have already been sent to those who’ve been in contact with these individuals during the contact tracing period. We do not anticipate anyone from school will need to quarantine as a result of these cases.


I want to remind you that even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests among our team today. One is an elementary school principal and the other is a staff member from Memorial. A separate notification has already been sent to parents and guardians of students who attend the schools where these individuals work.  We do not anticipate anyone else from school will need to quarantine as a result of either of these cases.


I want to remind you that even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


Since our last email prior to Thanksgiving, we have received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test, a Hopkins Elementary School teacher. A separate notification has already been sent to parents and guardians of students in this teacher’s class. We do not anticipate anyone else from school will need to quarantine as a result of this case.


I want to remind you that even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


Unfortunately, today, Lake County reached the purple alert level of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, indicating severe exposure and spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Lake County General Health District is recommending people stay home as much as possible and avoid large gatherings among other advisories. We hope you will do everything you and your family can to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we are hoping conditions will improve so we can re-open our schools for in-person learning. 


Today, we received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test, a Mentor High School student. As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

November 24, 2020

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


I want to remind you that even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


Today, we received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests. One is a Mentor High School student and the other is a Sterling Morton faculty member.  Separate notifications have already been sent to those who’ve been in contact with these individuals during the contact tracing period. 


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received seven new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today. One is a Mentor Schools Online teacher, two are Mentor High School students, two are Ridge Elementary School students, one is a Lake Elementary School student and one is a Shore Middle School student. Of those cases, two are from one family and three are from another family. If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate or teacher or a staff member who has worked with your child during the contact tracing time, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.

 

We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. Even though we are moving into fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us. Please contact your child’s school office or use the email address covid@mentorschools.org

 

Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend. One is a Mentor High School staff member, one is a Memorial Middle School faculty member and one is a Ridge Elementary School faculty member.  If any of these individuals is your child’s or teacher or a staff member who has worked with your child during the contact tracing time, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. Even though we are moving into fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us. Please contact your child’s school office or use the email address covid@mentorschools.org


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received ten new reports today of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19. Three are Mentor High School students, one is a Sterling Morton student, one is a Lake Elementary student, one is a staff member from Orchard Hollow, one is a faculty member from Mentor High, one is a faculty member from Shore, one is a staff member from Bellflower and one is a staff member from Hopkins.  If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate or teacher or a staff member who has worked with your child during the contact tracing time, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. Even though we are moving into fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us. Please contact your child’s school office or use the email address covid@mentorschools.org


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received two new reports today of students testing positive for COVID-19. They both are Mentor Schools Online students, but one attends an in-person career tech class in Euclid. We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. 

 

Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports today of students testing positive for COVID-19. One is a Shore Middle School student and one is a fully online student. If the in-person student is in any of your child’s classes, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports today of students testing positive for COVID-19. One is a Mentor High School student, one is a Bellflower student, one is a Fairfax student and one is a fully online student.  If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. School will continue per the usual schedules for students, unless you have personally been directed by us or public health workers otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We saw an increase in numbers of COVID-19 positive cases for Mentor High School students today with five reported. We also received reports today of six fully online students testing positive for COVID-19. Outside of those cases, we received six other new reports of in-person students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. One is a Shore student, one is a Memorial student, two are Mentor High School faculty members, one is a Mentor High School staff member who works in The Hub, and one is an Orchard Hollow Faculty Member. If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate or teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they will assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases if needed. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us directly and would be instructed to quarantine if necessary. School will continue per the usual schedules for students tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by us or public health workers otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

This has been updated to correct an error in the original reporting. The traveling teacher works at Mentor High School and Shore NOT at Memorial.

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received six new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. One is a Mentor High School student, one is a traveling teacher (MHS & Shore), one is a faculty member from Shore, one is a staff member from Shore, one is a staff member for Memorial and one is an Occupational Therapist (serving Bellflower, Hopkins and Sterling Morton) If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate or a staff member who works with your child, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedules for students tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by us or the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received five new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. Three are Mentor High School students, one is a faculty member at Mentor High School and one is a bus driver. If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate, teacher or bus driver, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received four new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. One is a Mentor High School student, one is a fully online student, one is a Hopkins student and one is our CFO. If any of these individuals is your child’s classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received seven new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. Two are staff members at CARES, two are Mentor Schools Online students, one is a Mentor High School student, one is a staff member at our Integrated Preschool, and one is a bus driver. If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or classmate or bus driver, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received three new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools today. One is a Mentor High School student, one is an Orchard Hollow student, and one is a Shore faculty member. Two of these individuals are family members.  If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


Today, we have received eight new reports of students or staff with COVID-19 throughout Mentor Schools.  Three are fully online students, one is a Mentor High School student, one is a Lake student, one is an Orchard Hollow faculty member, one is a Ridge faculty Member, and one is a Lake faculty member.  If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are going to assist us with conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from us or public health workers directly and would be directed to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings tomorrow, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


COVID-19 cases are dramatically on the rise in Lake County, and as we’ve said before, the number of cases in our schools among students and staff will reflect what is going on in the greater community, with most people contracting the virus outside of school.   We are working closely with the Lake County Health Commissioner, as well as reviewing data, to make sure we can operate safely.  In addition, with Covid cases and quarantines on the rise in the district, it is getting increasingly difficult to maintain staffing levels in our classrooms and in transportation.  Any of these factors could soon result in a shift to Remote instruction for all, at least until the cases can begin dropping again.  I urge you to be prepared for this shift. 


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

November 8, 2020

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We have received eleven reports of students or staff with COVID-19 over the weekend throughout Mentor Schools. Five are Mentor High School students (two of which are siblings), one is a member of the district’s Administrative Team, one is a CARES classroom assistant, one is a Memorial student, one is a Hopkins student, one is a preschooler from Garfield and one is a preschooler from Mentor High School.  If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email or phone call with more detailed information.


We are in constant contact with the Lake County General Health District, and they are conducting contact tracing on all of these cases. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings, unless you have personally been directed by the health district otherwise. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


COVID-19 cases are dramatically on the rise in Lake County, and as we’ve said before, the number of cases in our schools among students and staff will reflect what is going on in the greater community, with most people contracting the virus outside of school.   We are working closely with the Lake County Health Commissioner, as well as reviewing data, to make sure we can operate safely.  In addition, with Covid cases and quarantines on the rise in the district, it is getting increasingly difficult to maintain staffing levels in our classrooms and in transportation.  Any of these factors could soon result in a shift to Remote instruction for all, at least until the cases can begin dropping again.  I urge you to be prepared for this shift. 


Please continue to do everything you can both inside and outside of school to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians,


We have received six reports of students or staff with COVID-19 today throughout Mentor Schools. Two are Mentor High School students, two are fully Mentor Schools Online students, one is a Mentor High School faculty member and one is an Orchard Hollow faculty member.  If any of these individuals is your child’s teacher or counselor or classmate, you would have already heard from us in a separate email with more detailed information.


We have contacted the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for students at each of the buildings. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians 


A Mentor Schools teacher who travels between the high school and our middle schools has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate and work from home if able. The teacher was last in all three schools on Monday, November 2. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


We have contacted the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools staff and families,  

 

We have received reports that two Mentor Schools Online students have tested positive for COVID-19. One is a middle school student and the other is a high school student. Neither student attends in-person school at the middle or high schools or participates in any extracurricular activities. The high school student does attend Auburn Career Center in-person for the Patient Care Program.

 

Even though these students have not been inside any of our school buildings, the Health District continues to offer the same guidance that we should all be doing every day: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place.  Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians:


We are writing to inform you that a substitute teacher, who last worked at Mentor High School on October 30, tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. If this teacher was working in your child’s classroom during the time frame used for contact tracing, you would have already heard from us via a separate email. 


Upon learning of this positive test, we contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine. 


School will continue per the usual schedule at Mentor High School. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

November 4, 2020

Preschool Parents and Guardians:


We are writing to inform you that a teacher at Garfield has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. This individual was last in school Monday, November 2. 


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine. 


School will continue per the usual schedule for all other classes at Garfield. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 


We are writing to inform you that we received notification of two COVID-19 positive tests for students today. If any of these students are in your child’s classes at Mentor High School, you would have already heard from us in a separate email. These students are both in-person students. Under the hybrid schedule, one is a Monday and Tuesday student and the other is a Thursday and Friday student. 


The Lake County General Health District will be conducting contact tracing and we will assist with providing contact information they need. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. In some cases, they have asked people to voluntarily enter information in regard to self monitoring for symptoms in their tracking system.  


School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Ridge Elementary School Parents and Guardians:


We are writing to inform you that a teacher at Ridge has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. This individual was last in school yesterday, November 2. A couple other staff members are being directed to quarantine as well, and as a result, we have decided to keep three classrooms home on remote learning.  If this affects your child’s classroom you would have already heard from us via phone and email. 


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine. 


School will continue per the usual schedule for all other classes at Ridge. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

November 2, 2020


Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 


We are writing to inform you that we received notification of four COVID-19 positive tests for students today. If any of these students are in your child’s classes at Mentor High School, you would have already heard from us in a separate email. Three of the students are in-person students and one is a Mentor Schools Online only student. Of the three in-person students, two are siblings. The three students attend Mentor High School on Monday and Tuesday hybrid days. The online student hasn’t been in the building at all. We will also be sending separate notices about any involvement in extracurricular activities of these students. 


The Lake County General Health District will be conducting contact tracing and we will assist with providing contact information they need. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. In some cases, they have asked people to voluntarily enter information in regard to self monitoring for symptoms in their tracking system.  


School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 


We are writing to inform you that a Mentor High School 12th grade student has tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us by the student’s parent. If this student is in your child’s classes, you would have already heard from us in a separate email. We’re told the student is doing okay. The student attends Mentor High School on Monday and Tuesday hybrid days and was last in school Tuesday, October 20.  


The Lake County General Health District will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. We will provide class roster and contact information for them in case they need to reach you. In some cases, they have asked people to voluntarily enter information in regard to self monitoring for symptoms in their tracking system.  


School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians:


A Mentor High School teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate and work from home if able. The teacher was last in school on Monday, October 26. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


We have contacted the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools staff and families,  


It has been reported to us by a parent that a kindergarten student, who is enrolled in Mentor Schools Online, has tested positive for COVID-19. This student has not been in in-person school and does not participate in any extracurricular activities. We’re told our kindergartner is doing okay. There is no known exposure to other Mentor Schools students or staff at this time. 


Even though this student is an online learner only, the Health District continues to offer the same guidance that we should all be doing every day: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place.  Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 

 

We are writing to inform you that a Mentor High School 10th grade student has tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us by the student’s parent. If this student is in your child’s classes, you would have already heard from us in a separate email. We’re told the student is doing okay. The student attends Mentor High School on Thursday and Friday hybrid days and was last in school Friday, October 23.  

 

We have called the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. In some cases, they have asked people to voluntarily enter information in regard to self monitoring for symptoms in their tracking system.  

 

School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 

 

Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. 

 

Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

October 27, 2020

Orchard Hollow Elementary School Parents and Guardians:


We are writing to inform you that one of our classroom assistants at Orchard Hollow has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. This individual was last in school on Tuesday, October 20. If this classroom assistant is assigned to work in your child’s classroom, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine. 


School will continue per the usual schedule for Orchard Hollow students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians,


A Mentor High School teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate and work from home if able. The teacher was last in school on Tuesday, October 20. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians:

 

We are writing to inform you that one of our Nutrition Services staff members at Mentor High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual works as a cashier (does not do food preparation) and has a plexiglass barrier between her and students as well as always wears a mask. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. The last time the individual was at school was last Thursday, October 15. 

 

Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine.

 

School will continue per the usual schedule for Mentor High School students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

October 18, 2020

Bellflower Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

 

A Bellflower teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate and work from home if able. The teacher was last in school on Friday. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.

 

Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. A few other teachers have been asked to say home tomorrow as well until public health officials can talk with each one of them and determine if there was any potential exposure or need to quarantine. As a result, we placed those teachers’ classes on remote learning for tomorrow. You would have received a phone call from us if your child’s class was affected. 

 

As we all should be doing every day, everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

October 13, 2020

Orchard Hollow Elementary School Parents and Guardians:


We are writing to inform you that one of our We Care staff members at Orchard Hollow has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been instructed to isolate at home. This individual typically works both the morning and afternoon shifts. The last time the individual was at work was Thursday, October 8, both shifts.  


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will conduct contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would determine if anyone else needs to quarantine. We did share our We Care roster/log and contact information with the Health District so they would be able to reach you if necessary. 


School will continue per the usual schedule for Orchard Hollow students. Everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms every day and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

We have learned that a member of our Administration Building/Board Office staff has tested positive for COVID-19 via the Cleveland Clinic. This individual has not traveled to any other buildings or schools. 

 

We continue to work closely with the Lake County General Health District on COVID-19 matters and this is a good time to remind us all: everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene each and every day.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

We would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 

 

October 8, 2020

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 


We are writing to inform you that a Mentor High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us by the student’s parent. If this student is in your child’s classes or rides the same bus, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.  We’re told the student is not experiencing any symptoms, but is routinely tested for COVID-19 due to the student’s employment. The student attends Mentor High School on Thursday and Friday hybrid days and was last in school this morning, prior to receiving the test results. The student left school upon learning of the COVID-19 positive test results.  We quickly closed the classrooms the student was in attendance this morning to ensure the learning spaces and building could be disinfected properly. 


We immediately called the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact or exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District would direct any need for others to quarantine. 


Also, as we all should be doing every day, the Health District would like us to continue to remind  everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

October 5, 2020

Bellflower Elementary School Parents and Guardians 


A Bellflower teacher has tested positive for COVID-19 via a rapid test given this morning at a Walgreens. The individual has been instructed to isolate and work from home if able. The teacher was last in school on Friday. The individual reports feeling okay. If this individual is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


Upon learning of this positive test, we immediately contacted the Lake County General Health District. Due to our protocols in place, no other close contacts were identified in the school and no one else is being directed to quarantine as a result of this case. As we all should be doing every day, everyone needs to continue to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 23, 2020: This case resulted in a negative COVID-19 test.

September 21, 2020

Orchard Hollow Elementary School Parents and Guardians, 


It has been reported to us that an Orchard Hollow first grade student is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and we have confirmed that the Lake County General Health District is considering this to be a probable case of COVID-19. The student was last in school on Friday. We’re told the student is doing okay. If this student is in your child’s class, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


The Lake County General Health District is conducting contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact with the student will hear from public health workers directly. Out of an abundance of caution, while the contact tracing is underway, we are placing the student’s class, and the two other first grade classes that shared recess last week before the new protocols were in place, in remote learning until at least Thursday, September 24.


The Health District did also offer additional guidance to pass along to everyone that we should all be doing every day: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Fairfax Elementary School Parents and Guardians, 


It has been reported to us (by a parent/guardian) that a Fairfax second grade student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Thursday. We’re told the student is feeling okay. If this student is in your child’s class or rides the same bus, you would have already heard from us in a separate email.


The Lake County General Health District is conducting contact tracing and anyone who is considered to have been in close contact with the student who tested positive will hear from public health workers directly. Out of an abundance of caution, while the contact tracing is underway, we are placing the student’s class in remote learning until at least Thursday, September 16.


The Health District did also offer additional guidance to pass along to everyone that we should all be doing every day: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Hopkins Elementary School families,


We are writing with an update from our email last evening. The two staff members whose COVID-19 test results we were waiting for turned out to be COVID-19 positive. This means there are four confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to us from the Hopkins School Community and all are employees. If either of these individuals is your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us via email separately.


The Lake County General Health District is working with us and they will be doing contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to have been in close contact with any of the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District did offer additional guidance to pass along to everyone: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. 


Of course, we are deeply concerned by this news. As a result, we are going to extend remote learning for all Hopkins students until at least Monday, September 21. We are also asking the Lake County General Health District to conduct a review of our COVID-19 protocols at Hopkins Elementary School. Please know, providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff is our absolute number one priority and we are taking this situation very seriously.  


As a reminder, here are the remote learning schedules: 


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:45 Literacy

10:45 - 11 Break

11 - 12:30 Math

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:45 Science/Social Studies/Writing

1:45 - 2 Closing Meeting

+ two related arts lesson per week


Remote Wednesdays

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:15 Literacy

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Math

11:30 - 11:45 Closing Meeting 


We continue to encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


We will continue to be in touch with you and are committed to providing information you need to know. Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Hopkins Elementary School families,


We are writing with an update from our email last evening. One of our staff members whose test results we were waiting for turned out to be COVID-19 positive. This is now a second confirmed case from the Hopkins School Community. If this was your child’s teacher, you would have already heard from us via email separately.


The Lake County General Health District is working with us and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be in close contact with this individual would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District did offer additional guidance to pass along to everyone: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. 


Reminder: Out of an abundance of caution, we will conduct learning on Tuesday, September 8, remotely, meaning the building will be closed to students and staff. Also, Wednesday, September 9, was already scheduled to be a remote day. We are taking these steps because at this time we do not know whether these cases are connected. Additionally, two other staff members are reporting having COVID-19 symptoms, and we are currently waiting for the results of their tests. 


So, please plan to have your children home to learn remotely on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, and we will reach back out at that time when we have more information about whether it is appropriate to return to school on Thursday. As always, we are following protocol to ensure the building is disinfected properly.


Remote Learning Schedules:

Tuesday

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:45 Literacy

10:45 - 11 Break

11 - 12:30 Math

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:45 Science/Social Studies/Writing

1:45 - 2 Closing Meeting


All Remote Wednesdays

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:15 Literacy

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Math

11:30 - 11:45 Closing Meeting 


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


As always, our number one priority is to provide a safe learning environment where students can grow academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Hopkins Elementary School families,


We are writing to inform you that our Hopkins Principal has tested positive for COVID-19 via a test given at University Hospitals on Saturday, September 6, after she began feeling symptoms late Friday evening. She is doing okay. Our principal has been instructed to quarantine and will not report to work. As you may know, she was at school last week and was in learning spaces around the building. 


We immediately called the Lake County General Health District, and they will be conducting contact tracing. Anyone who is considered to be directly exposed would hear from public health workers directly. The Health District did offer additional guidance to pass along to everyone: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. 


Out of an abundance of caution, we will conduct learning on Tuesday, September 8, remotely, meaning the building will be closed to students and staff. Remember, Wednesday, September 9, is already scheduled to be a remote day. We are taking these steps because at this time we do not know whether our principal’s confirmed case is connected to the quarantine case we emailed you about on Friday, September 4. Additionally, two other staff members are reporting having COVID-19 symptoms, and we are currently waiting for the results of their tests. 


So, please plan to have your children home to learn remotely on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, and we will reach back out at that time when we have more information about whether it is appropriate to return to school on Thursday. As always, we are following protocol to ensure the building is disinfected properly.


Remote Learning Schedules:

Tuesday

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:45 Literacy

10:45 - 11 Break

11 - 12:30 Math

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:45 Science/Social Studies/Writing

1:45 - 2 Closing Meeting


All Remote Wednesdays

8:45 - 9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15 - 10:15 Literacy

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Math

11:30 - 11:45 Closing Meeting 


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


As always, our number one priority is to provide a safe learning environment where students can grow academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Mentor High School Parents and Guardians, 


It has been reported to us (by a parent/guardian) that a Mentor High School 11th grade student, who is enrolled in Mentor Schools Online, has tested positive for COVID-19. This student has not been in the building and does not participate in any extracurricular activities. We’re told the individual is doing okay. There is no known exposure to other Mentor High School students or staff at this time. 


Even though this student is an online learner only, we called the Lake County General Health District. Health officials will follow up with the family about proper protocols they need to take. The Health District continues to offer the same guidance that we should all be doing every day: continue to self monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. 


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


As you know, we are facing a global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 and our community is no exception.  Please continue to work together to limit the spread of the virus by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. 


Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. 


Sincerely, 

Bill Porter

Superintendent

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received five new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide since our last email on December 22. Two are Shore students, one is a Mentor Schools Online student, one is a faculty member from Memorial and one is a faculty member from Mentor High School. 


As a reminder, even though we are in winter break, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today, both are students and they are from the same family. One attends Fairfax and the other attends the preschool at Garfield. 


As a reminder, even though we are in winter break, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included one Mentor High student and one staff member from the preschool at Garfield. 


As a reminder, even though we are in winter break, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. Both are students, one from Ridge and one from Shore. 


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests among staff members today districtwide, one from Sterling Morton, one from the preschool at Garfield, and one from the transportation department. 


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter


 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend districtwide. The cases included one staff member from Ridge, One Mentor High student, and one Memorial student.


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received three new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included one Memorial faculty member, one Mentor High student and one Mentor Schools Online student.  


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received nine new reports of positive COVID-19 tests today districtwide. The cases included two employees from Mentor High, two Mentor Schools Online students, two Mentor High students, one Memorial student, one Hopkins student and one staff member from the preschool at Garfield. Two sets of two of these cases are family members.  


As a reminder, even though we are in district-wide fully remote learning, please continue to report cases of COVID-19 to us so we have an accurate picture of what is happening in our community, especially among our students and staff, as we work to make the best decisions about learning in the interest of safety. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine, please contact us via covid@mentorschools.org or (440)974-5222. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test districtwide today -- a Mentor High School student. We did not send a notice yesterday because there were no cases reported.  A separate notice was already sent to parents and guardians of students who ride the same bus or are in the same class.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today -- three Mentor High School students and one Mentor Schools Online student. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of these individuals would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test over the weekend districtwide-- a Mentor High School staff member. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of this person would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a Mentor High student, one is a Mentor Schools Online student, one is a staff member from Memorial and one is a traveling faculty member (Shore and Bellflower).  Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of these individuals would receive a separate notice from us.


As you know, we are posting all of these notices on our website and keeping a data dashboard. Additionally, we report weekly totals of COVID-19 positive cases to the State of Ohio through the health department. Last week’s totals included five student cases and 1 staff case, which makes up 0.07% of our total student enrollment and 0.10% of our staff members. This is another way to look at the same information that we thought may be beneficial for you to have. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received four new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today. One is a Mentor High student, two are Mentor Schools Online students, one is a faculty member from Shore. Two of these cases are family members. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of these individuals would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)


I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

January 31, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test over the weekend, a faculty member from Lake Elementary. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of this person would receive a separate notice from us.


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to an updated list from the Ohio Health Department, are: 

  1. Fever >100.4 
  2. Subjective Fever (feeling feverish)
  3. Chills
  4. Rigors (severe shivering)
  5. Myalgias (Muscle aches)
  6. Rhinorrhea (Runny nose)
  7. Sore Throat
  8. Cough (new onset or worsening of a chronic cough)
  9. Wheezing
  10. Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  11. Chest Pain
  12. Nausea/vomiting
  13. Headache
  14. Fatigue
  15. Abdominal Pain
  16. Diarrhea
  17. New olfactory and taste disorder (loss of smell and taste)
  18. Difficulty Breathing
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Other:  Specify.  Could be rashes, mouth sores, dizziness or anything out of the ordinary for the individual.

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:


Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

 

Mentor Schools families and staff,  

 

We received one new report of a positive COVID-19 test districtwide today, a Mentor High School student. Zero cases were reported yesterday. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of this student would receive a separate notice from us. 

 

As you know, we are posting all of these notices on our website and keeping a data dashboard. Additionally, we report weekly totals of COVID-19 positive cases to the State of Ohio through the health department. Last week’s totals included seven student cases and 10 staff cases, which makes up 0.09% of our total student enrollment and 0.99% of our staff members. This is another way to look at the same information that we thought may be beneficial for you to have. 

 

The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Health Department, are: 

Fever  or Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

GI Issues (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

 

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

 

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org

 

Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.

 

Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Porter

February 3, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received two new reports of positive COVID-19 tests districtwide today, a Hopkins student and a Mentor Schools Online student. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of a person with a reported case of COVID-19 would receive a separate notice from us. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to an updated list from the Ohio Health Department, are: 

  1. Fever >100.4 
  2. Subjective Fever (feeling feverish)
  3. Chills
  4. Rigors (severe shivering)
  5. Myalgias (Muscle aches)
  6. Rhinorrhea (Runny nose)
  7. Sore Throat
  8. Cough (new onset or worsening of a chronic cough)
  9. Wheezing
  10. Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  11. Chest Pain
  12. Nausea/vomiting
  13. Headache
  14. Fatigue
  15. Abdominal Pain
  16. Diarrhea
  17. New olfactory and taste disorder (loss of smell and taste)
  18. Difficulty Breathing
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Other:  Specify.  Could be rashes, mouth sores, dizziness or anything out of the ordinary for the individual.

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

February 4, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received nine new reports of positive COVID-19 tests for students and staff districtwide today. Two sets of two of these cases are family members. One is a staff member from our service building, one is a faculty member from Lake, two are Mentor Schools Online students, two are Mentor High students, one is an Orchard Hollow student, one is a Lake student, and one is a Ridge student. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of a person with a reported case of COVID-19 would receive a separate notice from us. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to an updated list from the Ohio Health Department, are: 

  1. Fever >100.4 
  2. Subjective Fever (feeling feverish)
  3. Chills
  4. Rigors (severe shivering)
  5. Myalgias (Muscle aches)
  6. Rhinorrhea (Runny nose)
  7. Sore Throat
  8. Cough (new onset or worsening of a chronic cough)
  9. Wheezing
  10. Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  11. Chest Pain
  12. Nausea/vomiting
  13. Headache
  14. Fatigue
  15. Abdominal Pain
  16. Diarrhea
  17. New olfactory and taste disorder (loss of smell and taste)
  18. Difficulty Breathing
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Other:  Specify.  Could be rashes, mouth sores, dizziness or anything out of the ordinary for the individual.

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received six new reports of positive COVID-19 tests for students and staff districtwide today. One is a faculty member from Memorial, one is a faculty member from Lake, one is a student from CARES, one is a student from Hopkins, one is a Memorial student and one is a Mentor Schools Online student. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of a person with a reported case of COVID-19 would receive a separate notice from us. 


The Health District would like us to continue to remind everyone to vigilantly assess for symptoms and stay home when sick, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.  Symptoms of COVID-19, according to an updated list from the Ohio Health Department, are: 

  1. Fever >100.4 
  2. Subjective Fever (feeling feverish)
  3. Chills
  4. Rigors (severe shivering)
  5. Myalgias (Muscle aches)
  6. Rhinorrhea (Runny nose)
  7. Sore Throat
  8. Cough (new onset or worsening of a chronic cough)
  9. Wheezing
  10. Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  11. Chest Pain
  12. Nausea/vomiting
  13. Headache
  14. Fatigue
  15. Abdominal Pain
  16. Diarrhea
  17. New olfactory and taste disorder (loss of smell and taste)
  18. Difficulty Breathing
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Other:  Specify.  Could be rashes, mouth sores, dizziness or anything out of the ordinary for the individual.

I would encourage everyone to keep updated about COVID-19 with accurate information. Here are reliable resources:

Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov

Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org


Here is contact information for the health departments:

Lake County General Health District: (440)350-2554

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is ordered to quarantine due to exposure to someone else, please contact your child’s school office to provide that information. Also remember if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, do not send your child to school.


Please continue to do everything you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following the important mitigation guidelines that are in place. Thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Bill Porter

February 7, 2021

Mentor Schools families and staff,  


We received eight new reports of positive COVID-19 tests for students and staff districtwide over the weekend. Two are Mentor High students, two are Memorial students, one is a Shore student, one is a Lake student, one is a staff member from Fairfax and one is a faculty member from CARES. Two of the cases are family members. Anyone who is considered to be a close contact of a person with a reported case of COVID-19 would receive a separate notice from us via email or phone call. 

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