A message from Superintendent Charles Smialek, Ph.D.
April 20, 2020
We anticipate that Governor DeWine will release this week more information about his vision for the remainder of our school year. He has been tight-lipped to this point, so any projection of what he may say is nothing more than conjecture.
Similar to the manner in which we quickly transitioned from traditional to distance learning, our school district will work diligently to implement his mandates in as positive and collaborative a manner as possible.
Before we learn, though, more about our short-term futures, it is important to thank one segment of our team that has distinguished themselves through their outstanding service to our school community.
Our Nutrition Services Department, under the leadership of Bob Gorman, has been a true asset to our families during our Closure. Every Wednesday and Friday, they work to assemble for distribution over 700 packages of multiple meals. Coupled with a gallon of milk per child, this contribution allows parents to leave our lines with far greater food security than with which they entered our parking lot.
Our team has been nothing short of inspirational in their work. Beyond simply the provision of food and milk, they approach each family with a smile, helping them to feel a strong connection to our Parma schools. Importantly, we understand that this is not the first time period in which these exemplary staff members have provided such high levels of service. We know that this is the same positive attitude and work ethic they bring to their daily roles in our school cafeterias.
Though others have helped from time to time, this is our core team, toiling each week to provide such great support to our families: