***Message From The Superintendent ***
Kids today are growing up immersed in digital media. From streaming TV and movies to video games and social media, there’s no denying screen time is a way of life for them. So it’s no surprise that children spend an average of seven hours each day on entertainment media, including TV, tablets, smartphones and computers, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The good news is media can have a positive impact on kids, contrary to what was once believed. It can be creative and engaging to spark imaginations, as well as educational.
Dear Coventry Families,
There is great concern over a new type of challenge game circulating among various social media sites. It is called, “MOMO Challenge.” Click here for an informative PDF. The challenge involves a series of dares, including deliberate self-harm. Some believe this challenge is a hoax, while others say it is very real. Either way, it is something we all need to be aware of for the safety of our children. The staff of Coventry Schools were made aware of this challenge and they have been asked to be extra alert around the students regarding the issue. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the “MOMO Challenge,” please reach out to me or your child’s building principal.
Riverside Alliance Church has partnered with Coventry Local Schools to help address an important need, student hunger. With the Coventry Cares program, twice a month, Riverside Church is packing bags of food to go home with students over the weekend.You can help by bringing donations of the most-needed food items to the main office of any Coventry School or to Riverside Alliance Church for use in the bags.
The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Additionally, the state of Ohio requires all students entering the 12th grade to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra). If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. Vaccination is the best way to protect someone from getting the disease.
If or when these concerns arise in the evening, we encourage our students and parents/guardians to utilize the following emergency numbers: Summit County Support Hotline (24Hours) – (330) 434-9144; National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1 (800)-273-TALK (8255); Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition – (330) 762-3500; Summit County Sheriff’s Department – (330) 643-2181
Leading environmental education and youth leadership nonprofit EarthEcho International is bringing 26 U.S.-based middle school teachers from across the country on an exploration of water scarcity in Southern California. Led by explorer and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau, Jr., EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design takes place October 23-27, through the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. The initiative is part of EarthEcho Expeditions, an annual program that leverages the rich Cousteau legacy of exploration and discovery to bring STEM education alive for today’s 21st Century learners and their educators. Coventry Middle School Educator, Jim Trogdon, was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to participate alongside Cousteau and the EarthEcho team on EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design.