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COVID 19 Closure FAQ
COVID 19 Closure FAQ
Huntington Administration
Monday, May 04, 2020

Huntington Local School District

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 5/5/20

In response to the emergency COVID-19 school closure, the Ohio Legislature and Department of Education enacted policies necessitating remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Huntington Local School District has created this frequently asked questions document to clarify procedures for our school community.  Please continue to check and the district’s social media accounts for updates.

**Please note all proposed dates are subject to change based on federal and state social distancing guidance.  The district will communicate necessary updates as soon as possible.

How will student grades be calculated for the 2019-2020 school year?

Huntington Local Schools has made an effort to provide academic opportunities and activities for all of our students.  The District has worked hard to develop a plan for recording grades for the fourth nine weeks.  It is important to ensure that the policies we put in place are fair and equitable for all students.  Below are the expectations and grading criteria for our final quarter.

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2

  • Paper packets should be dropped into the Huntington Branch Library book return by May 21st.

  • Teachers will continue the standards-based grading system.  Due to the inability to individually assess students this quarter students will receive the same rating for the fourth quarter that they received for the third quarter.

Students in Grades 3 through 12 

  • Paper packets should be dropped into the Huntington Branch Library book return by May 21st.

  • Minimum expectation for student work is one (1) activity completed per week per subject.

  • Fourth nine weeks grades will be Pass/Fail. If a student completes a minimum of six (6) activities per subject for the fourth nine weeks, they will earn a Passing mark.  Anything less than six (6) assignments per subject will earn a Failing mark. Assignments can be paper, online or a combination of both.

  • Students that have not turned in assignments by May 21st will receive an Incomplete.  Parents will be notified if their child receives an Incomplete for a course.  Those receiving an incomplete will have until July 10, 2020 to turn in assignments to receive credit for the fourth quarter.  

When will my child receive a grade card?

Grade cards will be mailed home July 31st.

What about State testing?

The Governor and the Ohio General Assembly enacted House Bill 197 to address several issues raised by the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation removed state testing requirements for Ohio students for the Spring of 2020. In addition, the Ohio Department of Education has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for all federally mandated student testing for the Spring of 2020.

Will the extended school closure cause my student to be retained?

The extended school closure due to COVID-19 will not be cause for a student to be retained this year.  Decisions of retention will be based on academic performance and conversations that took place prior to the extended closure.

Are there restrictions entering the building? 

All persons entering the building will be required to wear a mask or a covering over their nose and mouth.  Entrance into the building will be by appointment only after May 11th.

When will students be able to pick up personal belongings and/or clean out lockers? 


Teachers will gather student belongings to be picked up in the Elementary Parking Lot.  Pick up times will be 5pm - 7pm. We will follow the schedule below:

May 6 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade

May 7th - 2nd & 3rd Grade

May 8th - Fourth Grade

Middle School   

5th and 7th Graders

Wednesday, May 6th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

6th and 8th Graders

Thursday, May 7th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Any Student 5th - 8th (unable to make the previous day)

Friday, May 8th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

*There will be a limit of 10 visitors in the building at one time.  

High School 

Juniors and Seniors

Tuesday, May 5th: 9:00 am -1:00 pm, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Freshmen and Sophomores

Wednesday May 6th: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

*There will be a limit of 10 visitors with face covering in the building at one time.

How do students return school property?

  • Books, Calculators and any other school property must be returned to the school office no later than May 21 unless other arrangements have been made with the principal.

  • Athletic uniforms, travel gear and any other athletic department property should be returned to your varsity head coach or athletic director no later than May 21.  Please call or email your coach or athletic director to make arrangements for drop off.

How will the school communicate with my high school student?

Students should make a habit of checking their Huntsmen Gmail account periodically.  Information will be emailed and posted on the school website as well as the district social media accounts.

What do I need to know about the High School Graduation Ceremony?

Our seniors deserve a graduation ceremony and it is our goal to make it as memorable and as special as possible.  The administration at Huntington has worked tirelessly to ensure our seniors experience a traditional graduation ceremony carried out in a unique manner due to the consequences of the COVID-19 safety guidelines.  Graduation will be held on May 17 at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot at the athletic complex on Blain Highway.  Each senior will be allowed one vehicle of people including the graduate.  The vehicles will be parked in the lot behind the football press box and just below the baseball field.   A stage will be set up so each car can see the platform in which the graduate will cross to receive their diploma.  The ceremony will be broadcast over a FM station for the attendees.  It will also be live streamed for those that are not in attendance.  It is our goal to honor our graduates for the many years they’ve put into their education at Huntington.  It is also our goal to keep everyone safe during the ceremony.  One of the advantages to this type of ceremony is that it still allows the seniors, that have been together for 13 years, to walk across the stage and receive their diploma in front of their classmates and families.  An outline of safety precautions will be communicated to the graduates through their Huntington Gmail as well as handed out as guests enter the complex on the day of graduation.  No one will be permitted to enter the complex parking lot before 5:30 pm. More information about the graduation ceremony will be sent to each student via their school email as well as posted on the Huntington website and social media outlets.  

Will there be a school sponsored Prom this year?

We rescheduled our original Prom date to May 29.  However, due to the extension of the state-wide closure of schools,  we are not going to be able to offer a school sponsored Prom this year.  

Completing High School Credits without internet access

Huntington High School will provide printed materials to complete necessary coursework to earn course credit.  Please contact your teacher or the high school office to request printed material. 

How will eligibility for fall sports be calculated?  

All eligibility requirements will follow OHSAA guidelines and adopted bylaws.  Each student wanting to participate in fall extracurriculars (sports) will need to be passing five credits from the fourth nine weeks grading period.

How do students schedule classes for the 2020-2021 school year?

Students will be able to fill out a course registration/request sheet when or if they come to clean out their lockers the first week of May.  After that, students will be contacted by the high school counselor or principal if there are further questions about a student’s schedule.  Emails will be sent to students when information is released.

How do I request a transcript?

To obtain an official transcript please email Billie Kirk or Anita Rogers at the emails listed below:

How do I order a Yearbook?

Yearbooks may be ordered online.  Please follow the links below to order for HS, MS, or Elementary:

High School:  Huntington High School - Yearbooks  use the code 023393. 

Middle School: Huntington Middle School - Yearbooks use the code 025594.

Elementary:  Huntington Elementary School - Yearbooks  use the code 025593.

Will Elementary have a Kindergarten Graduation?

Kindergarten Graduation is canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.  A date will be set in late July for parents to schedule a time for individual Kindergarten students to have  graduation pictures in the cap and gown.

When will Kindergarten registration be scheduled?

Kindergarten Registration will be August 3, 4, & 5.  Parents can schedule an appointment online: Kindergarten Registration

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will be sent home when the school receives them.  Currently, the lab which prints the pictures is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year

If you wish to enroll your child at Huntington Local Schools for the 2020-2021 school year, please send an email to Billie Kirk at for enrollment questions and packets.  Enrollment Forms can be located on our website: Registration forms

Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year

Please email Diane Harrington at for questions and packets.  Open Enrollment Forms can be located on our website: Open Enrollment 

 Please remember we have the deadline of August 1, 2020 for applications to be submitted. Applications can be mailed to:

Huntington Local Schools

Attn: Diane Harrington

188 Huntsmen Rd

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601