Dear Shelby families and community, 

I hope you and your family had a safe and enjoyable holiday.  With the second semester scheduled to resume on Thursday, January 6, 2022, I want to take this opportunity to address our return to school.  As we have since school began in August, masks will continue to be optional in the school buildings throughout our district, although it is strongly recommended and encouraged that they be worn by students and staff to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  It is also important to note that masks are still required on school transportation at all times.

As you may know, the Ohio Department of Health has recently updated their COVID and isolation guidance. As we have throughout the school year, our school administration will contact you and provide appropriate communication and guidance if your child is contact-traced or tests positive.

Please understand that the information in this letter, like many things in our society at this time, is subject to change and to that end, the Shelby City Schools will continue to work with the City of Shelby Health Department to assess the current situation.  Parents, you can be of assistance by reporting any household or student positive COVID cases to your child’s school, which will help us track our COVID-related numbers.  And of course, if your child is displaying symptoms, please keep him/her home and contact the school with any questions you may have.  

The Shelby City School District is looking forward to working together with all of our families to make the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year a successful one.  Be safe, be healthy; go Whippets!

COVID Symptoms Sign


Tim Tarvin
Superintendent, Shelby City Schools