New Quarantine Guidance

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dear Walnut Township Local Schools Staff, Parents and Students,

On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued updated quarantine guidance to schools in Ohio. The updated guidance is a direct result of a study that has been underway in Warren County, Ohio where students identified as a close contact to a person testing positive for COVID-19 as a result of a School-Based Exposure, were permitted to quarantine at school providing the exposed student wears a mask. Additionally, student athletes that are a School-Based Exposure, may continue to participate in athletics provided they test (monitored test) upon initial notification and test again on days 5, 6 or 7.

The guidance document issued by the Ohio Department of Health further provides for students identified as “quarantined” to take a monitored COVID-19 test on or after day 5 to be released from required mask wearing on day 8. Walnut Township Local Schools has a supply of free COVID-19 tests available to families, if needed, which also provides a free tele-health visit which will meet the requirement of “monitored.”

As a district, we want to ensure each and every student is able to be in school, face-to-face to the maximum extent possible and hope that you will consider this quarantine options for your child if they are identified as a close contact. If you have any questions on the change in quarantine options for students, please do not hesitate to contact me at the district office at 740-467-2802. The ODH document outlining revised quarantine guidance is provided below this notification.

In Service to Children,


New K-12 Schools Quarantine Alternative






A Note from the Cafeteria

Dear Families of the Walnut Township Local Schools,

As you and your child(ren) may have noticed, our cafeteria menus at Walnut Township Local Schools have been undergoing frequent substitutions.  Many school districts in the State of Ohio and around the country, as well as many of your local retailers and restaurants, have been experiencing the effect of production and distribution shortages.  The short notice adjustments are a direct result of these shortages at different points of the supply chain.

Our cafeteria staff have been working diligently to prepare our students with nutritious meals to the best of their abilities while working with our food and supply distributors to alleviate the pressures created by these shortages. 

We want to assure that each student at Walnut Township Local Schools can receive ONE FREE BREAKFAST and ONE FREE LUNCH per day.

We THANK YOU for your patience as our cafeteria menus are SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  We are trying to find the most acceptable substitutions each day.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact, Karen Reedy, Cafeteria Supervisor at 740-467-1144 or kreedy@walnuttsd.org





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