COVID-19 Closure Updates and Resource Information

      This page will hold the most recent updates available for the COVID-19 school closure. It will also be a comprehensive page for student resources and meal information. Please check back as this situation continues to progress.
In light of the Governor's orders, our buildings will be closed to staff. Students should use their student email to correspond with their teachers as they will not have access to their phones. You may still call and leave a message and they will get back with you as soon as they can. Thank you.  
Adult Education students should refer to the Adult Ed Facebook page for updates. Our Adult Education buildings are also closed until the orders are lifted.  @prctcadulted
**Last updated May 5, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.** 
      Pickaway-Ross CTC will operate on a remote learning schedule for the remainder of the 2020 school year in compliance with the Governor's orders. We will post updates about other things impacted by this closure as soon as we have them.
      Students, please continue to monitor your student email, social media and our website for updates and assignments. You can find more information below.

      We are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information and access to resources. We understand the challenges of this unprecedented situation and hope you will bear with us as we move forward in this ever- changing situation. 

      PRCTC Student Council is currently working on plans to re-schedule the Prom for sometime in July.  More details to come.

      If you need more assistance, please call the school at (740) 642-1200 and understand that we will return your call as soon as possible.  

2020 PRCTC Senior Completion Ceremony

      We all know these unprecedented times have made us all learn to adapt and adjust. We know this hasn't been the year the Class of 2020 had planned but we are determined to recognize their accomplishments in the best way we are able. 
      The 2020 Pickaway-Ross CTC Senior Completion Ceremony will take place in two parts.
Part I
      Streaming Video Montage  
      • A video montage created to recognize Pickaway-Ross seniors will be released at 6 p.m. May 19th via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center website for students and families to view.   The video will feature commencement speeches from our Superintedent, Director of Secondary Education and Student of the Year. 
Part II
      Career Passport and Photo Opportunity
      • On May 20th and 21st, seniors are invited to main campus to receive their career passports and have their photo taken in a drive-thru style procession during assigned times.  (see schedule below)   
      • Students are expected to wear caps and gowns, school uniforms or dress attire. 
      • Only ONE car will be permitted per student to enter campus for this event. 
      • Photographs will be limited to students only and will be taken by PRCTC media staff.  Photos will be available for download free of charge after the ceremony. (Please allow a week for photos to be edited and uploaded.)   
Time slots and programs: 

Wed., May 20 
 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  •  Allied Health
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science Technology
  • Sports Med 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Tech
  • Diesel and Heavy Truck
  • Outdoor Power
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Engineering
Thurs., May 21
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Commercial Foods
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Law and Public Safety
  • Cosmetology
  • Option IV
  • CBI 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Cybersecurity and Networking
  • VCAD
  • General Warehousing and Merchandising
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Vet Tech 
       Students who are unable to attend the senior ceremony on the assigned dates may pick up their career passport on main campus by appointment only. For pick up appointments, please email [email protected].

Personal Belongings Retrieval

Student Facility Access Plan 
*Due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions, student access to campus will be limited for the protection of both staff and students.  
      Only students who need to retrieve personal belongings will be admitted to campus during the week of May 11 – 15.    
      Students will need to contact their lab program instructors via their student email account in order to schedule a time to pick up their personal items from campus. Students should only make appointments if they have personal belongings on campus. The schedule below will show the breakdown of programs and days. Rules have been put in place to protect students and staff. 
  • Only the student will be admitted to the building. 
  • All students entering will need to wear a mask/face covering while on campus. 
  • Students arriving for their appointments will be directed at the guard shack to enter labs from exterior lab doors (when possible) or the closest exterior door to the lab.  
  • All appointments should be made between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 
  • Instructors will need to document all appointments and campus visits. 
  • Students will be asked to leave campus immediately after they have retrieved their belongings.  

    Monday/Wednesday (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) 
    Cybersecurity & Networking, General Warehousing & Merchandising, Visual Communication & Design 
    Allied Health, Health Administration, Health Science Technology 
    Commercial Food Careers, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Law and Public Safety, OPT IV 
    Tuesday/Thursday (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) 
    Commercial Carpentry, Electrical Technologies 
    Engineering Technologies, Machining & Manufacturing Technologies, Precision Welding Technologies 
    Auto Collision Repair Technologies, Automotive Technologies, Diesel & Heavy Truck Mechanics, Outdoor Power Technologies 
    Friday – By appointment only (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) 

Senior Completion and Graduation Ceremonies

Pickaway-Ross CTC - Details coming Monday.


Senior Night is scheduled for Monday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. This will be a virtual event that will include a video the seniors are putting together, an announcement of scholarship winners, and some other presentations by seniors. Scholarships will be mailed to their recipients.

We will send out a finalized graduation plan after we get it approved by the health department. I will be meeting with all seniors today to discuss the ceremony.


Please read through all of the information and contact Mr. Ballentine via email if you have any questions: we want to make this special for our Cavaliers!


Presentation shared at the Zoom Meeting:


Graduation Arrival Times: https://docs.google.com/…/1s1J_FUBS5k8GPziGZwK0J_lrn4…/edit…

Letter sent to each senior: https://docs.google.com/…/1PmMHYgB8VSWdLxPV2mIlLUHgiT1…/edit



Logan Elm

May 17th LEHS Graduation Plan Logan Elm will be presenting diplomas to individual students and up to five family members on May 17th beginning at 1:00pm. Students will be given a time slot to report for their diploma presentation. Students and families must report to the “ticket booth” ten minutes before their assigned time, this will allow our staff to ensure students and families are in the proper order for their diploma presentation. Logan Elm has contracted with Storied Rivals to create a video production of this event to be released on May 22nd at 7:30 pm on www.loganelm.org

 1. Students and families will receive a scheduled time to report to the LEHS stadium to receive their diploma. Students may be accompanied by up to 5 family members. a. Students and families must park in the large parking lot beside the McDowell Gym. b. Students and families must report to the ticket booth ten minutes before their assigned time. c. Students and families must follow the marked lines as they enter the stadium. These markers will keep families 15 feet away from other students and families.

  2. Students will enter the stadium and proceed to the north goal post. Families will walk south on the track to meet their student at the home sideline, this is where the student will receive their diploma from Mr. Smith and Mr. Williams. Families will have the opportunity to take pictures. a. Mr. Hugus will be reading the student’s name over the PA system while “Pomp and Circumstance” plays for the students. 

 3. Students and families will be asked to exit the stadium on the south side and walk behind the softball field, return to their vehicles, and exit the campus. There can be zero congregating in the parking lot.

Paint Valley

The graduation date has been pushed back to Sunday, June 14, 2020. If Governor DeWine's large gathering order has been lifted, graduation will be as usual. If the order has not been lifted, we will need to hold a modified graduation. The modified graduation would allow 10 or fewer graduates, along with a limited number of spectators, to be in the gymnasium at a time. This means graduates will be receiving their diplomas in small groups at different times.  More information such as times, etc. will be released as we get closer to this date. 


Paint Valley is very proud of our Class of 2020. This unforeseen, difficult situation has changed many of the student's plans during their senior year, and we do realize how disappointing this has been.   





Day & Times Offered

Wednesday          MAY 20                 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM          8 Spots
Thursday               MAY 21                 10:00 AM-7:00 PM        36 Spots
Friday                    May 22                  10:00 AM-7:00 PM        36 Spots
Saturday                May 23                  10:00 AM-4:00 PM        24 Spots
Sunday                  May 24                  11:00 PM- 4:00 PM       20 Spots

* If none of the available times work for you I will do everything in my power to make an individual accommodation.

Each slot will be scheduled for 15 minutes.

Please remain in your vehicles until the group ahead of you has exited- a ZT representative will call you in after all surfaces have been wiped down.

Families will park in the senior parking lot and enter through side gymnasium doors.

Student should select a family member to present the diploma and be in the photo. Other family members are advised to wear a mask if possible.

Public restrooms will not be available, so please plan accordingly.

All students that have formally committed to the United States Armed Forces will be granted the opportunity to select individual time May 14,15, or 16.

Graduation Diploma Sign Up Schedule

Group I

Friday May 1 beginning at 4:00 PM

Students will receive access to enter their time in a Google Form.

-Any student ranked in the Top 20 of the senior class

-All NHS Members

-All Pickaway Ross NTHS Members

-Any student that has a parent or guardian providing direct medical assistance to

COVID-19 patients.

Group II

Monday May 4 beginning at 12:00 PM

Students will receive access to enter their time in a Google Form.

Type student name into your preferred available day and time.

Students ranked 21-50

All PRCTC Students

Group III

Wednesday May 6 beginning at 12:00 PM

Students will receive access to enter their time in a Google Form.

Type student name into your preferred available day and time.

Students ranked 51-100

Group IV

Friday May 8 beginning at 12:00 PM

Students will receive access to enter their time in a Google Form.

Type student name into your preferred available day and time.

All remaining students

*email [email protected] if you are unaware of your class ranking or email Mr. Wertman [email protected] or Mrs. Congrove [email protected] with questions 



When it is time for you to schedule, you will receive the following directions in your school email account


Step by Step instructions for students to select Diploma Pick Up:


It is now your turn to sign up for your graduation time slot! 


Please follow the directions below to ensure your time: 

? Open the shared Google Sheets document attached.  

? At the bottom of the page are the date options. Click on the desired date to view available times. 

? In your desired AVAILABLE time, please fill in your name. 
? After all the information is recorded on the google sheets, just exit out of the document- no need to save as it saves on its own.
? It is important to remember that when a specific time is taken by another student, you may not alter the document. Every change is recorded and sent to Mr. Wertman; it is shown that you altered the document by deleting another student’s time slot. 

? You may email [email protected] for confirmation or if you have any questions about how to enter!

Zane Trace

The link will be available for all PRCTC students starting 5-3-2020 at 4:00 p.m. on their Zane Trace email. 

If you cannot remember your information, you may email [email protected]

COVID-19 Resources

      We want everyone to stay healthy and safe. Here are some resources for information on COVID-19 and how you can lessen the chance for transmission.

Student and Parent Resources

      Links and resources will be added here to assist students and parents during the distance learning period. Teachers and instructors are adding new assignments and other tools every day and sending them to students via their student email and Google Classroom.
      Students should monitor their student email account for updates and information frequently if possible. 
Student Email Information
Username - [email protected]
Password - PR(student lunch number)
Access to student email here.
Virtual Nerd on YouTube or the app store
Commercial Carpentry 
If you do not have a computer but have a PS4 or Xbox1 and internet, you are able to access and use Google Classroom through those devices. 
Other links can be found under the Current Student dropdown, Student Section and Student Resources. 
Google Classroom Links
You can visit our Virtual Classrooms HERE
We will continue to update the Virtual page as teachers update classrooms. 
Teacher Email Contact Information 
Main Campus Staff - Coming Soon 
Main campus staff emails are [email protected] 
Teacher Resources 
Google Hangouts/Meet 
Parent Resources
ProgressBook - If you are having problems accessing ProgressBook, please email [email protected].


      Most homeschool districts will be offering and distributing meals at most locations. Please refer to their social media and websites for up-to-date information on specific district plans and times. Some are even offering delivery. Below is a list of community-compiled resources and some homeschool resources.  You may find a link to all of our homeschools' websites here.
      United Way of Ross County offers a 211 service to help connect people in need with programs that may help them. No matter what you or someone you care about needs right now, 211 can find available services and resources, quickly and confidentially. Call 2-1-1- or visit 211.org


  1. Corky Que’s - Chillicothe

    1. Eastern Ave.

    2. Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    3. School-aged kids eat free from kid’s menu

      1. Sandwich, Chips and a bottled water

  2. Ross County Library

    1. The library has partnered with Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide healthy meals, Monday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m*., at the Main Library- Annex.

      1. 140 S. Pain St., Chillicothe

  3. Huntington Schools will be providing 5 days worth of breakfast and lunch to our students upon request during the mandated school closure. 

    1. Pickup locations are Huntington Schools, Bethesda Church, Beulah Chapel Church, Mt. Tabor Church Fellowship Center, or Pleasant Valley Church.

    2. Pick up times will be from 11am-1pm. 

    3. Pickup dates are Thursday, March 26th and Thursday, April 2nd. 

    4. Parents can request meals for their students by filling out an online form: https://forms.gle/k1CaiNSm8x92... or by calling the District Office at 740-663-5892.

  4. Zane Trace Local School District will be providing a free student meal plan beginning Tues., March 24 and Tuesday and Thursdays following. These meals will be transported and distributed to the following locations via ZT school buses:

    1. North Bridge St. Landing

    2. Springfield Firehouse (Lick Run Rd.)

    3. Kingston (Old Jr. High building)

    4. Hallsville Fire Station

    5. Carousel Court

    6. Adelphi Town hall

    7. Zane Trace Local Schools (Front parking lot)

Tuesdays (2 breakfasts/lunches) and Thursdays (3 breakfasts/lunches)

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

*Please bring your own grocery bags if possible. 

  1. Chillicothe City Schools

Breakfast and Lunch Sign Up

We want your child to be able to receive a breakfast and lunch, but you must sign up for this resource: Here is some valuable information from our Food Service Director Mary Montgomery

When you email Mary Montgomery to sign up for deliveries, a response sent back to your email will include the link to fill out to be included in our food program.

  1. Deliveries will include a lunch and a breakfast for the next day

  2. To reduce human to human proximity, deliveries will be dropped off on porches, deliveries will start at 10:45, please be on the lookout for when your delivery is dropped off.

  3. If you sign up after 5PM you will be added to the list the next day; however, you will not receive food the next day: your first delivery will be the day after next. (Example - If you sign up Monday night, you go on the list Tuesday, which means your delivery will start Wednesday)

  4. As this extended break continues food items may begin to rotate back and forth from "ready to eat" food to self-stable items.

  5. Our delivery lists are growing every day, so we ask to please have patience as we work to find the best ways to provide for our students.

7. Unioto Schools

Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.

Schedule is as follows:

Challenger - 11:05, Discovery 11:10, Apollo 11:15, Atlantis 11:20, W. Riehle 11:24, Gemini 11:26.

Kenowa Village - 11:50

Kenwood Mobile 2843 Rt 207 - 11:10, Gleason Mobile 1667 Stone Rd - 11:25, Cooks Mobile 2276 Stone Rd - 11:30, Yellowbud - 11:50

Scioto Woods - 11:10, Westland - 11:30, Overbrook - 11:45, Tiffin Estates - 12:00

High School Main Entrance for any other students interested 11:00 - 1:00 pm “Grab-N-Go”.

Access to the building will not be permitted. Staff will deliver the food outside the main entrance. Please utilize the main entrance buzzer to notify staff upon arrival.



Food Assistance Agencies

  1. Food Pantry/Bainbridge United Methodist Church 740-634-3791 

  2. Brookside Church 740-773-1411 

  3. Chillicothe - Brookside Church 740-775-2884

  4. Chillicothe Seventh Day Adventist Community Center 740-637-9010 

  5. First United Methodist Church 740-773-2570

  6. Jefferson Church Of Christ 740-773-6747

  7. Quinn Chapel 740-775-3529

  8. Food/clothing Bank/Zion Baptist Church 740-775-0343

  9. Clarksburg Tabernacle 740-993-2329

  10. Church Triumphant 740-655-2600


  1. Circleville City Schools

    1. Children 3 - 19

    2. Child must be present

    3. Grab n Go lunch

      1. Pickaway-Ross Mound St. Campus - Circleville; Circleville

    4. Provide breakfast and bagged lunches to children 3-19.

      1. Not just Circleville students

    5. Families can pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. M-F

      1. 424 E. Mound St, Circleville

      2. Children must be present

    6. Bus Delivery option

      1. Bus 17
        11 a.m. - Elsea’s
        11:15 a.m. Cedar Heights & Georgia Rd.
        11:30 a.m. Plaza Dr. & YMCA area
        11:45 a.m. Pontious Rd & Rustic/Gale Ct.
        12:00 p.m. Kingston Court
        12:15 p.m. Ohio Heights
        12:20 p.m. Renick & Half Ave.

      2. Bus 14
        11 a.m. N. Scioto & Water St.
        11:15 a.m. Haven House and 200 Island Rd.
        11:30 a.m. Twin Oaks
        11:45 a.m. S. Pickaway & 4th Ave.
        12:00 p.m. Town St. & Crites Rd. Connector
        12:15 p.m. Logan St.
        12:30 p.m. S. Washington & Walnut

  2. L & J’s - Laurelville

    1. Hot dog, chips, fruit cup and a drink

    2. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    3. One per student

  3. Logan Elm School District

    1.  On Thursday, March 26th, students may pick up 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.  

    2. Beginning Monday, March 30th, we will begin a weekly distribution of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  

      1. Laurelville Elementary
        9:30 AM to Noon
        Walk up Cafeteria Entrance
        Meals will be given to students present at the time of pickup

      2. Logan Elm High School
        9:30 AM to Noon
        Drive Thru Main entrance/Front sidewalk of Logan Elm High School
        Meals will be given to students present at the time of pickup 

    3. Families who are unable to pick up the meals at either location may contact their school’s principal to make other arrangements

  4. Westfall Local Schools

    1. Grab & Go bagged meals

      1. Beginning Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2

      2. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      3. After initial week, a week’s worth of meals will be distributed if the school remains closed

      4. Meals will be handed out drive-thru style

      5. Be prepared to provide student’s name and/or ID number for each child

      6. Meals are available at the following locations:
        Westfall Elementary
        Darby Twp. Bus stop
        Era Rd. Trailer Park
        Wagon Wheel Trailer Park
        Fox Lair Trailer Park
        Darbyville - D&K Bus stop
        Jackson Twp. House Parking lot
        Williamsport Gym - Bus Stop
        Atlanta - Old School Bus stop

  5. Laurelville Elementary

    1. Food bank 

    2. Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    3. Open to all


Food Assistance Agencies

  1. Tarlton Food Pantry (Pastor James Saunders) 740-357-6728

  2. Ashville Food Pantry 740-983-2641

  3. Community Kitchen 740-474-4791

  4. Community Life (The Filling Station) 740-474-4796

  5. Food Pantry (Emergency Clearinghouse Program) 740-412-1538

  6. Pickaway County Community Action (PICCA) 740-477-1655

  7. United Way of Pickaway County 740-477-8171

  8. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 740-474-4274

  9. Laurelville Food Pantry 740-969-2224

Internet Options

      We understand that access to technology such as a computer and internet can be a challenge during this time. We are working to compile a list of resources as well as alternatives to aid in this closure period. Please be patient as we work to provide the best assistance we can. 
  1. Charter Spectrum

    1. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

    2. Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

    3. Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

    4. Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

      Even though the Chillicothe-Ross Public Library is closed, you can access their free 24/7 WiFi 
      from the parking lot at their Main, Northside, Paxton, Frankfort, Kingston, and Richmond Dale
      locations. You just need a library card and you can register for one online at

      Westfall Elementary School Parking lot allow users the opportunity to access the internet for FREE!
      Users who stop by to utilize the FREE WIFI will be connected to the Westfall Guest Network!

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