Superintendent’s Message June 2021

As our school district begins summer break, I want to take this opportunity to thank staff, parents, students and the entire community for a very successful school year under very challenging circumstances.  Whether academically, athletically or in the realm of performing arts, the 2020-2021 school year was full of memorable events and achievements throughout our district, and we could not have attained these accomplishments without the help of each of you.   I’m proud to be the superintendent of such an excellent school district in this wonderful community!

Although our students and staff are on summer break, our teachers will be attending meetings and seminars throughout the summer to hone their craft; when the 2021-2022 school years begins in August the Shelby City School District will be ready to hit the ground running to continue to provide our students extraordinary educational opportunities.  During the summer, if you have questions about the upcoming school year, preschool, open enrollment opportunities or any other topic, please feel free to contact the Board office at your convenience (419-342-3520).

Have a safe and enjoyable summer; go Whippets!

Tim Tarvin
Superintendent, Shelby City Schools

From the Desk of Mr. Tarvin


Dear Shelby Community,

As you may know, recently the Governor shared his directives regarding school athletics; subsequently, at this time, our athletic directors, principals and district leadership are working through details regarding spectator attendance. Obviously, we would like to have as many Shelby fans as possible present at games to support our athletes, cheerleaders and band members, however, the Governor’s guidance limits our allowable seating capacity in our football stadium and gymnasiums.

According to the Governor’s guidance, spectator attendance is capped at 15% of venue capacity for both home and away fans which obviously, makes seating greatly limited. However, please know that our District is working to allow as many people to be present as possible while still complying with the Governor’sorder.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we develop a ticketing plan that works best for our students, parents, families and the community. If you are in attendance at a game, at a minimum, you can expect the same face covering and distancing requirements that are currently in effect throughout Ohio.

With such restrictive spectator allowances it will be important that the District prioritize the availability of tickets and to that end, making tickets available to family members of participatingstudents will take precedence. This information will be made public soon and it likely could include only two tickets per participating student. In addition, Pat Lewis and Mike Walter, our high school and middle school athletic directors, respectively, are tasked with implementing the District’s ticket procedure and they will post updates to the “Athletics” tab on our webpage. Also, we intend to provide any ticket availability information to our Shelby Schools community either via email or some other social media platform soon.

As we continue to move forward through this process, the District will do all we can to support the Governor’s guidelines and ask that you do, too.  Again, as mentioned earlier, if you attend a contest you should expect physical distancing seating requirements at all venues and face coverings will be required in order to attend both outdoor and indoor events.

We understand that Shelby Whippet pride runs deep and that we will have many more fans wanting to attend our athletic events than our venues allow with the 15% capacity cap.  However, the District is currently working on the possibility of livestreaming many of our athletic competitions so that our entire Shelby community can continue to safely view our Whippets in action; we will be sharing additional information about this opportunity soon.

Go Whippets!

Tim Tarvin

Superintendent, Shelby City Schools

Contact Information

Tim Tarvin
25 High School Avenue
Shelby, Ohio 44875
Phone (419) 342-3520
Fax (419) 347-3586

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