Good News Friday


A communique was sent this week from Governor DeWine to the public school superintendents in Ohio.  The below request was included within the governor’s message from the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association: 
“We are asking and urging all Ohioans to do what you can to stand with us to help protect our state’s children by using the tools that we have, including: 
  • If you are eligible, please get vaccinated;
  • wear a mask, particularly during school and while attending large gatherings;
  • adhere to proven safe practices of physical distancing and hand washing.”
The CDC has established a one barrier standard to avoid a contact tracing quarantine.  Any individual with one or both barriers does not need to quarantine:
  1. Vaccination
  2. Wear a Mask  (covering nose and mouth) 
Isolation and quarantine have been used by public health for decades. The purpose of isolation and quarantine is to identify people who are sick or who have been exposed to someone who is sick and keep them from spreading the virus to others by limiting their contacts. 
Direct contacts for COVID-19 are those individuals who are identified as being directly exposed to a person with COVID-19.  In schools, a direct contact is defined as an unmasked, unvaccinated individual within 3 feet of the person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes.
Currently in Waynesville Schools, both vaccination and masking are a family choice; however we strongly recommend families consider receiving the vaccination and/or masking to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid the need to quarantine because of close contact.   Your family will want to discuss and may want to consult your family doctor or a trusted health provider.
Earlier this week, our administrative team spent considerable time reviewing our protocols.
Dr. Amy Edwards, Infectious Disease Specialist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, recently contributed to an examination of eight (8) parts of the typical school day.
As we learn more about living with COVID-19, we continue to adjust our operations; Wayne Local Schools want to keep our students safe and in school.
One particular area we looked at closely is lunch because it is an area of the day where contact tracing has created quarantines.  Both buildings have worked hard to spread out lunch similar to last year.  The elementary school with the operable wall allows us to distance students.  While the weather cooperates, Mr. Cook is moving physical education outside so the entire lunch and gym areas are used for tables and chairs.  The Junior/Senior High will use the cafeteria, gym and stage for lunches. 
The mask mandate for bus riders has been extended throughout the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.  Each bus has disposable masks, in case a student forgets a mask.  Masks are required for all trips to and from school, field trips and school transportation for extracurricular activities. 
We are re-emphasizing clean hands with our students.  We're enhancing our spray, sanitize and clean rotation in high touch areas.
Daily Self-Monitoring:  Students and staff should monitor their own temperatures and their health on a daily basis before coming to school. By staying home when you are not feeling well, you will not only help protect others from COVID, but will also help stop the spread of illnesses such as the flu.
Visitors are welcomed in our schools.  Each school will share opportunities and protocols for their families.  However with increased numbers, at this time, we are now requiring masks be worn by visitors inside our buildings.
We anticipate releasing an update on the Ohio Department of Health Pilot Quarantine Project in the next week or two. 


Madison Beuchat
Shelby Dietz
Emma Whitaker
Holly Worthington
Pam Wright

Jackson Berger
Dominick Clark
Wes Conner
Jacob Duncan
Owen Emerson

Libby Bulach and Blaise Sizer

Jillian Layne and Nicholas Warren

Jessi Adams and Corey St. Pierre

Tonight is the Varsity Football Homecoming Game against Eaton;  Crowning of the King and Queen will start at 6:30 pm.  Football game starts at 7:00 p.m.

Please see the below link about a viral TikTok Challenge that has trended at Waynesville Junior/Senior High School this week.  The challenge involves damaging school bathrooms or stealing/damaging items.  Please talk to your children about this serious social media challenge and if a student is engaging in this type of activity, there will be consequences to the student. 

Wayne Local Schools take pride in our facilities and to vandalize and/or disrespect our buildings is sad and disappointing.

Please click on below link to view today's article from WHIO TV:

Additional parking is available at the First Baptist Church of Waynesville. 


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2022 After Prom Committee Needs Your Help!!!
Hello High School Parents!!
The After Prom Committee for the 2022 After Prom is now forming and we need lots of volunteers to help pull off a fantastic event this year.   We need lots of volunteers to help in planning, fundraising, and organizing the event.  We are also looking for parents who are willing to shadow this year to help chair the event in future years. Meetings will be starting soon!  If you are interested, please email your contact information to Heidi Miltenberger at, or text to 937-902-3413. 


We could use your help.  If your child rides a bus, please make sure they remember to bring a mask.  They can store them in their book bags so they always have one ready.  We have handed out several masks and will have some available for those that occasionally forget.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. 



The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival sponsors a scholarship contest for outstanding young people
in the community of Waynesville. It is open to Waynesville seniors who attend Waynesville
High School or the Warren County Career Center. The judging will be based
on your knowledge of the community, your contribution/ involvement to the community,
academics, and self-presentation. The top scorers will be declared the winners. The
number of scholarships available will be determined by the annual contributions received
from the contributors.

All applicants are required to work in the Chamber Information Booth and/or the Chamber
Food Booth during the festival

NOTE: If you are a winner, you will have until March 31, 2022 to claim your scholarship.
You must have at least a 2.0 GPA in your first term of college and be a full time student per the college/university standards or tech school standards.
Please click the following line for the scholarship application:


The USDA has announced that the National School Breakfast and Lunch program will continue to be free for all students during the 2021-22 school year.  This means that students will not be charged for breakfast and lunch “Class A” meals.  Extra/ala carte items will be available for purchase. 

However, we encourage all families to complete a free and reduced application form if you feel you might qualify.   Approved applications determine eligibility for your child’s schools fees to be waived, child’s P-EBT cards, and any additional state and federal program benefits that you may qualify for. 

Please click on the following link:  F/R Application Form for a free and reduced application.  The application may be returned to any building office or emailed to





Click here to website             Phone: (513) 897- 4826

Magnet Science for Preschoolers (3yrs. – Kindergartners) and a Caregiver at The Mary L. Cook Public Library.
Friday, September 24 - 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  We will be learning how magnets work with several hands-on activities.
All children should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration will begin September 7.
Questions, please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826   (9/17)
Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 - 5) to join The Rapid Readers & Writers
The Mary L. Cook Public Library - Tuesday, September 28 4:00pm - 5:00pm.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this book club.  Stop in today to register and pick up book at this time.   (9/17)

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K)
The Mary L. Cook Public Library - Tuesday, September 28 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  Registration is required for this book club.  Stop in today to register and pick up book at this time. (9/17)

Chapters Book Club a book club for those in grades 1 and 2. 
This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then we meet to discuss the book, the author and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 21 4:00pm – 4:45pm.  Registration is required for this book club at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.  Questions - Kathy @  (9/17) 

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People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

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