JALSD Coronavirus Information Page

The Jefferson Area local Schools has developed a COVID-19 district-wide response team.

Team Members:

Amy Beckwith, BSN, RN Nurse Supervisor / Richard Hoyson EdD, Jr. High Principal / Evan Howe, M.D. PhD / MPH, Parent / Patty Hoyson, PhD, DNP, APRN and JALSD Board / Jeremy Huber, High School Principal / Lisa Loomis, Supervisor of Food Service / Mark Pickard, Technology Coordinator / Tara Reed, Jefferson Elementary School Principal / Steve Candela, Rock Creek Elementary Principal / Seanna Butler, Transportation Supervisor 

This page is to provide our constituents with information and updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronavirus illness. With the virus now spreading in regions world-wide, federal health officials are preparing to respond to outbreaks in the United States.


The District is monitoring the situation closely and is taking direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Ohio Department of Health and the Ashtabula County Board of Health regarding prevention and response to outbreak procedures.

Know! To Reassure and Support Children During the COVID-19 Crisis

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, a pandemic. 

Whether or not you believe the response to COVID-19 is proportionate, there is no doubt that children are being directly touched. 

Their schools are closing, their academic and extracurricular activities are being cancelled, their spring break family trips are being postponed, and restrictions are being placed on mass gatherings. 

They’re also seeing and hearing the vast concerns of some and outright panic of others as local and 

national leaders attempt to control the spread of the virus. 

Everyone is talking about coronavirus. The question is, are you talking about it with your children? 


Meals are available to all students enrolled in the Jefferson Area Local Schools
Meals are Free

Distribution This Week:
Tuesday, March 31st
Thursday, April 2nd  
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We have had a few parents contact us with concerns
that they are unable, due to work or other issues, pick up
meals during the scheduled times:

If you are unable to pick up meals
you can reach out via email or phone to:

Erin Valenti
She will be working with Volunteers to make deliveries.

Meals can be picked up by other family members,
sitters, friends, etc. Parents do not have to come in person
People picking up meals only must give their
name and the names of the students for whom they
are taking meals to receive them.
  • Meals can be picked up at each of our buildings
  • Parents, grandparents or other caregivers can pick up the meals
  • Individuals picking up meals must provide the names of the students for whom the meals are being picked up
  • Meals will be distributed in multi-day portions
  • We are asking that you pull up to the front door of each building where we will service one pick-up at a time
  • Please remain in your car until the person ahead of you is back in their car
  • The meals will be located inside the front door
  • If you have students at multiple buildings, you can pick up all the meals at any of their buildings


Visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts  

Parents and community members can come here for resources and updated information.

Link to a live and updated map of Coronavirus cases: Click here

Resources for Home Learning

If you're looking for some help with Google Classroom here's the best place to start: Google For Education Teacher Center  /  There's also the Google Classroom Help Center.

At the bottom of the page are additional resources and copies of our district's plans and communications.

1) Notice sent home to parents 3-6-20

2) JALSD COVID-19 Plan when there are no reported cases

3) JALSD COVID-19 Plan when there are reported cases

4) March 18 JALSD Gazette 1 Page Information / Message

A series of FACT Sheets for download or review

William Mullane,
Mar 8, 2020, 6:32 PM
William Mullane,
Mar 17, 2020, 8:00 AM
William Mullane,
Mar 6, 2020, 12:49 PM
JALSD Admin,
Mar 6, 2020, 9:54 AM
William Mullane,
Mar 6, 2020, 12:49 PM
William Mullane,
Mar 6, 2020, 1:04 PM
William Mullane,
Mar 6, 2020, 12:49 PM
William Mullane,
Mar 6, 2020, 12:49 PM