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New Bremen Schools is closely monitoring reports about the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being reported across Ohio. We are committed to following all guidance from local, state, and federal health experts for K-12 schools in its response to COVID-19.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you need a question answered, please use the form below. Your question(s) will automatically be forwarded to the following people:
Jason Schrader - Superintendent
Diane Kramer - K-6 Principal
Marcus Overman - 7-12 Principal
Gary Jones - Athletic Director
Chad Wells - Athletic Director 

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New Bremen Local Schools Reopening Plan

We are excited to have your children back to school for in-person learning. Our reopening plan has been created to help keep students and staff as safe as possible. Please read through this plan and contact your school office with any questions.
Teachers have been busy preparing assignments for your children to work on over the next few weeks. For students in grades K-6, assignment packets can be picked up from the elementary office on Thursday, April 2nd from 3:00PM - 7:00PM or Friday, April 3rd from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. Assignments will be issued in a manner supporting physical distancing.
If you are unable to pick up assignments during these scheduled times, please call the elementary office to make other arrangements.
The Ohio Department of Health issued a Stay at Home Order for non-essential travel on Sunday. The Order does allow for educational travel to maintain remote education operations and meals for eligible students. The District plans to continue providing remote education and meal services unless directed otherwise by State or local agencies.

Therefore, the drop box and material exchange set-up at the high school and elementary will continue to be open. We will be cleaning the drop-off areas multiple times per day and encourage you to use the hand sanitizer we have provided at each location. If you are  not comfortable with dropping materials off you may scan or take a picture of the materials and email them directly to the teacher.

If you have any questions regarding District operations, please feel free to email us using the question box below.
New Bremen Local Schools wants to make sure your child is receiving the necessary therapy and special services to meet his/her ongoing educational needs during this closure of schools. In order to continue to provide as much support as possible to you and your student during this very unusual time, we are going to offer virtual therapy sessions on-line. Therapy staff will be reaching out to families to obtain consent for such services and to receive and share the necessary information for setting up the virtual on-line sessions. We look forward to talking to you and interacting with your student! Be safe and stay healthy! The therapy staff from the Community Sports and Therapy Center
Kindergarten Screening
Kindergarten screening is being cancelled for this year and will not be rescheduled. More information for parents who will have a kindergarten child next year can be found at the bottom of this page - please scroll down. 
Campus Facilities 
All New Bremen buildings and athletic facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are closed to everyone. Students and coaches are not permitted to use any of our facilities, even on their own. This is a mandate from the OHSAA. In addition, our buildings are closed to the public. Our school offices are open during normal school hours, but by appointment only. Please call your school office to set up an appointment, if needed.
Mulch Fundraiser
The community mulch fundraiser will be canceled for this year. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you will participate again in the spring of 2021
Athletic Physicals
Athletic Physicals that were scheduled for May 6th will be postponed until later in the summer. Tentatively, we are looking at July 7, 8 or 9 as possible dates. We need to check with all involved to see if any of these dates will work and will provide more information as that time approaches.
Athletic Practices
Per the OHSAA, all practices are cancelled for all sports from March 16, 2020 and through at least May 1, 2020. At New Bremen, all of our athletic facilities will be shut down during this time. This includes our CBC training facility, track, baseball and softball fields and gyms. The OHSAA considers this time a mandatory no-contact period. 
Athletic Contests 
Per the OHSAA, all athletic contests scheduled for play from March 16, 2020 and through at least May 1, 2020 are cancelled. The OHSAA considers this time a mandatory no-contact period for coaches. The OHSAA will then require a mandatory acclamation period.
School Events
All field trips and after-school events are cancelled from March 16, 2020 and through at least May 1, 2020.
 James F Dicke Performance Arts Center
All performances scheduled in our James F Dicke Performing Arts Center from March 16, 2020 and through at least May 1, 2020 are cancelled. This includes any performance through the Lock One Community Arts and the Crescent Players.
CBC Community Membership
Our CBC Facility will be closed to everyone, including our community members, until at least May 1, 2020. We will extend each community member's renewal date by the same number of days that we close this facility. 
Winner's Meats Fundraiser Delivery
The delivery of the Winner’s Meats fundraiser will not take place on April 7th as originally scheduled. A new delivery date is yet to be determined.
Due to circumstances beyond all of our control, we will not be holding in-person Kindergarten Screening this year.
Parents that have children that will be attending kindergarten next school year (2020-2021): 
While we will not hold screening as we traditionally do, there is still much information we need to gather from parents. Please use the link below to download a packet of forms that are necessary to enroll your child in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please download, print and complete these forms. (These forms cannot be filled out electronically.) In addition to these forms, a copy of your child’s immunization record and birth certificate must also be submitted.
After completing these forms, you can submit them back to school by one of these three methods:
1. By emailing them to [email protected] (Feel free to scan them, if you have the means, or take a picture of them with a phone or tablet.)
2. By dropping off the forms at the elementary buiding Monday-Friday, from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. A drop box, labeled "Kindergarten Forms" will be located in the lobby. 
3. By mailing them to:
New Bremen Elementary School
Attn: Diane Kramer, Elementary Principal
202-210 S. Walnut St. New Bremen, OH 45869
All of this completed paperwork needs to be e-mailed, dropped off at school or returned by mail no later than April 15th.

The following information was our initial press release for school closure and remote learning

On March 12, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine ordered all K-12 schools in Ohio closed for three weeks to help slow down the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, New Bremen Schools will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020. This is an unprecedented move by the governor but one the district has been planning for throughout the week.
Part of our responsibility is to continue the education of our students when school is cancelled for an extended period of time beyond our traditional calamity and make-up days. The intention for contiuing education is not to burden students and parents with additional responsibilities but rather practice skills students are capable of demostrating so that they retain academic knowledge. What this looks like depends on the age/grade level and types of courses each student is taking this semester. Possible lessons assigned by your child's teacher may include online, paper-pencil, or a combination, depending on the student's accessibility to technology. Teachers will be communicating with students and parents on ways we can all help to preserve the continuity of education during the school closure.
Please understand that we are constantly receiving new information and we will continue to work out many details regarding the school closure. Our number one responsibility is the safety of our students and community.
We are working with our local and state health departments, and using the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as our guidance.
We will keep you up to date through our OneCall Now notification system and by posting information on this website and our social media platforms. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are posting, to this page, all the events, including athletic events, that we are cancelling. You can find this list of cancellations on this page, but you may need to scroll up or down (depending on the device you are using) to find it.
Students have been given work to complete during this time. Drop boxes have been set up for students to use to return that work as needed.
The locations are: 
Elementary Office for K-8 students
High School Office for 9-12 students
These Drop Boxes will be available:
Mon, Wed, Fri from 8AM to 3PM.
Tues, Thurs from 8AM to 6PM 
New Bremen Schools will continue to offer lunches to our students who participate in the National School Lunch Program. These students have been contacted by school personnel. If you would like more information about this, please call your school office or email your school principal using the form on this page.
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