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Zoom With Superintendent to focus on COVID-19 vaccine

The Lima City Schools will hold another community Zoom session with Superintendent Jill Ackerman from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 26. She will be joined by infectious disease doctor and Allen County Public Health Board Member Dr. Wilfred Ellis.

While Ackerman will update on the school year and take questions on any topic from participants, the focus will be on the pandemic and the vaccine.

“We know people have a lot of questions about the vaccine and that there is much misinformation out there right now,” Ackerman said. “We want people to have all the accurate information so they can make informed decisions. Dr. Ellis is a great asset for us and can help guide people through this.”

This is the third Zoom with the Superintendent the district has done this school year to give parents, staff and community members the chance to ask questions.

Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/94532568162

Or click here

Meeting ID: 945 3256 8162

People can also submit questions prior to the event to bjokinen@spartan.limacityschools.org.

The Zoom session will be recorded and available on the district’s LCSSpartanNews YouTube channel and on social media. Questions and answers will also be compiled into a document that will be made available.

Winter Sports Guidelines
LIMA CITY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC GUIDELINES (WINTER SPORTS 2020)
 
TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ATHLETES ONLY. NO COACH OR STAFF TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.
 
SPECTATORS WILL WEAR FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED.
 
TICKETS WILL BE PURCHASED ONLINE (ATHLETES WILL GET INFO).
 
TEMPERATURES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR.
 
CONCESSIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ANY CONTESTS.
 
FOOD AND DRINK WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN THE GYM
(ATHLETES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH DRINKS).
 
NO PEP BAND PRESENT.
 
CHEERLEADERS WILL BE MASKED AT ALL TIMES.
 
**IF WE WANT OUR ATHLETES TO HAVE A SEASON, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES!
Holiday Toiletry Collection a success

Thank you to all those who helped to make our Holiday Toiletry Collection a success this year.

We were able to give every fifth and sixth grade student a bag of supplies before winter break. Schools housing seventh and eighth-grade students also received supplies to give to students as needed.

Our staff went above and beyond in donating items. Several local companies and organizations also made this effort possible. Special thanks to the Liberty Arts Magnet PTS, Sullivan Insurance, Procter & Gamble, Lima Kiwanis Club, OSU-Lima,  Dr. Jeffrey Blanford, Lima Husky Refinery and the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce.

Breakfast program recognized

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge has named eight school buildings in the Lima City Schools 2019-20 Breakfast Challenge All-Stars.

Lima City Schools started its Breakfast in the Classroom program in 2003. All students in the district receive free breakfast and lunch every day.

The district is one of 307 schools to receive this notable award of being Breakfast Challenge All-Stars.

Freedom Elementary, Liberty Arts Magnet and Unity Elementary were awarded Platinum Stars, meaning that at least 80 percent of student’s had breakfast each day.

Heritage Elementary, Independence Elementary, North Middle School and West Middle School earned Gold Stars, meaning that 70 to 79 percent of students ate breakfast each day.

South Science and Technology Magnet was awarded a Silver Star, meaning that 60 to 69 percent of students had breakfast each day.

Each school will get a Breakfast All-Star poster to be put up and display throughout the school year.

Ohio School Breakfast Partners include the American Dairy Association, Action for Healthy Kids, Children’s Hunger Alliance, the School Nutrition Association of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education.

9 School Buildings
10 Career Tech Offerings
12 LSH Music Groups
36 K-12 Athletic Teams
"In the Lima City Schools, we found caring, compassionate teachers, educational and extra-curricular opportunities that are outstanding, and a community of diverse people who are connected by their love of all things Spartan."
LCS Teacher & Parent Amy Phillips