Superintendent & Athletic Director Announce Friday Night Football Game Expectations for WCS Students, Guests

The Warren City School District has received several concerns recently regarding student behavior at the district’s home varsity football games.

As a result, the district is announcing several protocols, procedures and expectations that will be in place for all WCS students and guests who wish to attend the remaining home games:

  • All PK-8 School aged children and guests will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult at the football game. It is expected that children sit in the stands with this adult.
  • Prior to entering Mollenkopf Stadium, each PK-8 School aged child will need to register with their accompanying adult at one of the four designated tables.
  • Registration: Each child and adult with a game event ticket will need to provide the accompanying adult’s phone contact information, sign in and receive a wristband to be worn for the duration of the game. PK-8 School aged youth without a wristband will not be permitted into the event and will be removed from the event if their wristband is removed.

PK-8 School aged children are expected to sit with their accompanying adult during the game.

  • WGH Students will continue to follow the same game day procedures as have been communicated by the school administrators and staff this season.

These changes are being made so our loyal fans and WCS families can have an enjoyable game day experience supporting our WGH Raider Football TEAM, WGH Marching Band and Cheerleaders. We appreciate and expect your support in helping us achieve this goal for all of our students in the Warren City Schools.

Sept. 29, 2021 Message From WCS Superintendent and Athletic Director

Superintendent’s Message, Sept. 13, 2021

Superintendent’s Message
Monday, September 13, 2021

WCS Families:
I wanted to take this opportunity after three weeks of school to send out a brief communication and update on a few areas of interest.

Laptop Distribution:
Each building is in the process of distributing devices to their students and/or parents based upon grade level for all students in good standing from the prior year (good standing defined as device was returned and working properly). If you do not yet have your child’s device please make arrangements with your school office as soon as possible. The devices will be utilized for academic work and need to be viable for any days school is not in session such as waiver days or any potential school closures we may encounter due to COVID 19. There have been rumors that we are preparing to be fully online or remote with different rumors stating different dates. This is simply not true. If conditions require remote learning, we will be better prepared than we were in the past 18 months however there is no predetermined date or plan for this and we wish our preparations never have to be utilized.

Waiver Day:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, will serve as a waiver day for Warren City Schools. Students will not have class on this day however will be given assignments to complete. Teachers and non-teaching staff will participate in academic in-service training, safety training and other sessions related to the work of their department. I apologize for the late notice; we wanted to see how device distribution was going before making a final decision.

Just as in Trumbull County and in the State of Ohio, as expected, we continue to see COVID 19 cases on the rise. At this time we continue to work with local health officials to notify families if their child has been determined to be a contact and if they would need to quarantine. When we sent home letters we received a few questions regarding how it is possible that a person who tested positive has no contacts. This is determined based upon if they were wearing a mask or not, the days they were symptomatic, the day they received a positive test result, were they properly socially distanced from others, etc. Additionally, vaccination status also plays a role as to individuals in contact having to quarantine or not. With that said, we continue to follow the guidance from our local health officials and procedure they provided to us.
If your child has been determined to be a contact of an individual that tested positive for COVID 19, you will receive a call from a school representative and possibly the Warren City Health Department. If someone in your child’s classroom has tested positive for COVID 19, regardless of the distance they were from your child, the school will send home a letter with your child. If an individual in the school building has tested positive you will receive an electronic communication via Final Forms to the email address you have on file.

Steve Chiaro, Superintendent

WCSD Awards High School Diploma to Vietnam Vet

Warren City School Board of Education awarded an Ohio High School Diploma to David Eugene Cartwright, a US Military Veteran who served in Vietnam.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro presented Mr. Cartwright’s diploma to him at the Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, School Board meeting.

Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.614 permits any school district to award a high school diploma to any resident of the state who meets the following eligibility requirements:

Veteran left public or nonpublic high school in Ohio to serve in the armed forces;

Veteran received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military; and

Veteran was in the U.S. Military between Sept. 16, 1940 and Dec. 31, 1946; June 27, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955, or Aug. 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975.

Mr. Cartwright was on active duty between June 7, 1968, and Dec. 12, 1970.