Superintendent update

To the Clermont Northeastern Community,

We recognize the challenges that 2020 has presented to us all.  As we close the book on 2020, we are eager to look ahead at the new possibilities that 2021 will bring.  As we plan for what this means for the Clermont Northeastern community, we want to address a few items to keep you all informed on where we are as a school district and community.

  • As you may know, Governor DeWine released additional guidelines regarding students that need to quarantine.  The district is currently awaiting the health order from the Clermont County Health Director on specifically how this will impact Clermont Northeastern.

  • In terms of the decision to stay in remote learning through January 11, a large number of data points go into making these decisions.  They include but are not limited to required staffing thresholds to stay in in-person learning, availability of bus drivers, local and county data about COVID-19 spread and positive rates, and the capacity level of area hospitals.  Additionally, there has been further support from the Clermont County Department of Public Health to remain in remote learning through January 11.

  • Over the next week Clermont Northeastern building administrators will work to increase communication and transparency by sending out multiple communications to help families prepare for a return to in-person learning, topics will include:

    • Transportation expectations

    • Schoolwide and building specific expectations

    • Reporting positive Covid-19 results/family quarantines 

    • In-person and remote attendance requirements

  • It is very important that if a student tests positive for COVID-19, communication with Lori Diekmann, CNE District Nurse, be made immediately at Diekmann_l@cneschools.org / 513.625.1211 ext. 326.

  • We look forward to continuing to find innovative solutions to getting students back to in-person learning in the safest way possible.  We appreciate and thank you all for your perspectives you have shared with us as well as your willingness to be flexible as we navigate the ever-changing data and guidance on best practices surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are all in this together, and we look forward to continuing to solve the challenges we are facing in a collaborative way.

Warm wishes,

Mike Brandt

Superintendent