Falcon FAQs: 20-21 School Year Reopening
How do I select a learning option for my scholar?
- By now you should have received a survey sent to your email of record or the school contacted you directly. Please call 216-453-4556 to tell us your option if we have not already spoken to you.
- If we do not have your selection by Friday, July 31st, your scholar(s) will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort.
- Learning option due to the school by 7/31/2020
- Drive through BBQ/ School supply give away /information session 8/15/2020, from 12 -3.
- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 9/8/2020
What should I expect the first couple weeks of school?
- The first few weeks of school will be a period where each of the three cohorts get settled into their schedule.
- There may be a slight delay in both the Online & Hybrid Cohorts receiving laptops.
- There is a contingency plan in place for this.
- Transportation will most likely have some delays as routing is narrowed down and we all get acclimated to this unusual start to the school year.
- Special parent orientation for both Hybrid/Online families scheduled for 7/24/2020 at 11:00AM.
Can I change my selection later in the school year?
- A scheduling change will be offered at the end of the Fall semester. If a family has need to change prior to that date, they can set up an appointment with the school principal and we will do our best to accommodate the needs of each scholar.
Where can I learn about COVID-19 updates or changes?
- Our website www.lakeerieprep.org has been newly refreshed with features such as Announcements and Recent News on the Homepage which we will also share out on our other social media sites.
- Our school will send recorded calls, emails & text messages to enrolled families on an as-needed basis. Please keep your contact information updated with our school office in order to receive these messages. A new form has been created on our website for this purpose, linked to from the Resources Page or by typing in our URL followed by /change-of-information
ON CAMPUS LEARNING (Traditional & Hybrid)
Health and Safety
Our school will adhere to the health and Safety guidelines as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health for school re-openings.
- Health Assessment: Prior to arriving on campus, staff and scholars are expected to conduct a daily health check. This process includes taking their temperature, assessing symptoms, and keeping record of the findings. Persons with temperatures over 100.4 degrees, or who are experiencing any one or more of the following symptoms, are asked to remain home. A period of 24 hours without fever and symptoms is required in order to return to school. Symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Wash & Sanitize Hands to Prevent Spread.
- Hand sanitation will be required upon school entry, upon re-entry to the classroom throughout the day, before and after eating, and after using the restroom. Scholars will continue to be taught best practices in handwashing including frequent washing for at least 20 seconds.
- Thoroughly Clean & Sanitize School Environment to Limit Spread on Shared Surfaces.
- CDC guidelines for cleaning & disinfecting schools will be followed throughout the school day and at the end of each day.
- Practice Social Distancing.
- Classrooms and shared spaces will be arranged to maximize social distancing.
- Implement Face Coverings Policy.
- All school staff are required to wear face coverings.
- At this time, all scholars in Grades 3 and up will be required to wear face coverings while on campus.
- It is strongly encouraged that scholars in Grades K-2 also wear masks.
- If additional guidelines are provided in our county, we will notify parents of policy changes.
What if my scholar is showing symptoms at school, but the symptoms are just allergies?
- Scholars with symptoms will be assessed by the school nurse/administrator who will determine a course of action.
When should a scholar stay home from school?
- A scholar should stay home from school if he/she is experiencing a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher or any of the above symptoms.
How will the school handle someone testing positive for COVID-19?
- The school will provide written notification to any persons who came in direct contact with the diagnosed individual.
- The building will be closed for 72hrs and sanitizing processes occur during that timeframe.
What is the class size?
- We anticipate decreased class sizes based on a parent survey earlier this summer indicating that one-third of the scholar body prefers the Online Learning option, one-third Hybrid, and one-third Traditional.
Will scholars use community supplies in the classroom?
- No. Individual supplies will be required of all scholars. Please review the supply list uploaded on our website.
Will my scholar eat in the cafeteria?
- Based on Ohio Department of Health guidance at that time, scholars will be able to eat in the cafeteria while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Will the water fountains be available?
- Scholars will be asked to bring filled water bottles to school, as water fountains will not be available. Hydration stations will be available for scholars to fill their water bottles if needed.
Will the school provide facemasks for scholars?
- The school will supply 3-ply surgical masks for all scholars.
Will parents, visitors, or PTO members be allowed in the school building?
- At this time, non-staff & scholars will not be allowed past the School Office in accordance with Ohio Department of Health Guidelines for Schools.
What happens when scholars do not comply with safety procedures?
- Safety procedures are important tactics of the CDC and Ohio Department of Health to minimize the spread of COVID, and are treated as an extension of our School Handbook. Our school’s progressive discipline policy will be upheld for scholars who do not comply with procedures.
AT HOME LEARNING (Online & Hybrid)
**If I choose Hybrid, which days will my scholars go to school?
- Hybrid scholars will go to school two days a week, and log-on for At-Home Learning the remaining three days of the week schedule as follows
- Group A: ALL girls grade K-8 who chose Hybrid are scheduled for MONDAY & TUESDAY
- WEDNESDAY is an ONLINE only day for ALL HYBRID.
- GROUP B: ALL Boys grade K-8 who choose hybrid are scheduled for THURSDAY & FRIDAY
How will instruction be delivered?
- A classroom teacher will deliver online instruction through a combination of live and individual work sessions organized in the Canvas Learning Management System.
- Parents, especially of younger scholars, will be asked to fulfill the position of Learning Coach to facilitate learning with their child and be available to provide support such as using the technology and answering questions about the learning activities.
How much time will be required of me as the parent “Learning Coach”?
- Scholars will have online learning approximately 5 hours per day. Parent involvement varies by scholar and by grade level but typically requires about 2 hours per day of active teaching/supervision for younger grades and 30 minutes per day for middle & high school.
- Parents should plan to be available during the entire learning block.
- Within the first two weeks of school, noticeable patterns will emerge, and parents will be able to determine which pieces of learning their child needs assistance with on a regular or semi-regular basis.
How will my scholar learn how to use the computer?
- Many of our scholars are already familiar with the various methods of computer usage as it has traditionally been built into our classroom instruction.
- As a refresher – an orientation for scholars is built into the coursework at the beginning of the school year.
How will attendance be taken?
- Attendance will be recorded by the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher knows that a scholar has attended school because the scholar’s online activity is tracked in the Canvas Learning Management System.
Who will be my scholar’s teacher?
- Classroom teachers will guide scholar learning supported by parents as Learning Coaches.
Is Home Internet required?
- Home Internet is required for families who choose the Online or Hybrid learning option.
- Technology Resources
- Spectrum spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
- AT&T att.com/access
- COX cable cox.com/c2c
- Xfinity by COMCAST internetessentials.com
- Technology Resources
Will the school provide a computer?
- Limited supply of school-loaned computers will be available as needed.
- Families must complete the Falcon Device Loan Program Agreement to be assigned device for each Scholar.
Will scholars be able to participate in extracurricular activities?
- Scholar will be invited to participate in school activities that will be planned according to health and safety guidelines at the county level throughout the school year.
Will scholars be on their computer all day long?
- No. Online scholars will complete a mix of assignments on and offline throughout the school day.
Will scholar be required to be online at specific times of day?
- Yes. Scholar will follow a set schedule of live sessions they will need to attend each week supplemented by recorded sessions and coursework that can be completed at any time before the due date.
How will Special Education, English Learning & 504 scholar receive services?
- All services and accommodations specified within a scholars IEP will be delivered regardless of a scholars modality.
What days are “Grab & Go” Meals available for pick-up?
- We will be able to determine this once we have a better understanding on the number of scholars that will be selecting Virtual option for student learning.
- For scholars who choose the Hybrid Learning optional, they will receive their food on last day of attendance for the week.