3/17/20 District Update on Extended School Closure

Coronavirus Resources
March 17, 2020

Dear Fairview Families:

A bit of the Luck O’ the Irish was with us today as truly magical things were happening all around the city today, at ALL grade levels throughout the district.  I’m so proud of the students and teachers who hit the ground running today, moving forward with our home-based teaching and learning program.  We are so blessed to have Board of Education members and a community that has supported the vision and development of our technology infrastructure over the years, leading up to where we are now.  I would wager that we are better positioned than nearly any district in the state, and with the amazing Warrior teachers and support staff, we are STILL making great things happen every day in the midst of these difficult times.

Here is a bunch of information, some you may have already seen, some is new.  Please review each item so that you are aware of all of the current information available and so that you don’t miss out on any of the extended supports that are provided.

Community Resources for FPCS Families


Meals/Food Pantries

Fairview Park City Schools – School Meals
Please fill out this form so our food service department can accurately estimate how many meals to prepare. Meals will be served via “drive-up” pick-up in the back parking lot at Gilles-Sweet Elementary on the following days:
Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please enter off W. 222 St. (corner of Lorain and Nate’s Deli) and enter the back parking lot of Gilles-Sweet Elementary, and exit on Alexander Rd. Please bring a reusable bag or box with you.
If you are unable to make it to Gilles-Sweet during these pick-up times, please email Diana Hill, Food Service Coordinator at so we can arrange for delivery to your home.
Fairview Park Hunger Center
22974 Lorain Road – Open Tuesday and Friday from 1-3p.m.
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
Call Dana Cook at 216-619-8155 ext 17. Give her your address and she will tell you the closest place to go to for food

Home Internet

Charter/Spectrum – Will offer free Spectrum and Wifi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription service.  To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Cox – email Ms. Sullivan, FACE Coordinator, and she will add you to the list that the school sends to Cox.
AT&T – The Access from AT&T program helps families narrow the divide by bringing low-cost home internet access to qualifying households.

Additional Support

United Way – Dial 2-1-1 = Call to find various resources and get connected to services of all kinds (including food pantries in your area)
Cash Assistance, Food Stamps (SNAP) and Medical Assistance (Medicaid Insurance) 1-844-640-6446
Mental Health
24/7 Mental Health Emergency Crisis Line – 1-800-888-6161
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Texting Mental Health Crisis Line – Text 4Hope to 741741
Mental Health Navigator Line – 440-240-7025

District Resources
Family and Engagement Coordinator: Carrie Sullivan, 440-356-3500 ext 4117, [email protected]

Counselors

Gilles-Sweet Elementary
Meredith Schulte, 440-356-3525
Robin Schlesinger, (440) 356-3525

Lewis F. Mayer Middle School
Mary Cory (440) 356-3500, ext. 3135
Fairview High School
Jennifer Parente, (440) 356-3500, ext 4103
Nora Walsh, (440) 356-3500, ext 4102

Additional District Staff Resources
Special Education
Janice Price, (440) 331-5500 ext 1115

Food Service
Diana Hill, (440) 356-3525 ext 4120

We are better together!

Students, staff, and families — we are here for you. If you have any questions or suggestions and are not sure who to contact, please fill out this form and will help guide you to the right person.

Extended School Closure Resources for Families:

Elementary Grade-Level Resources can be found on the Gilles-Sweet homepage.

Academic Resources

You may be seeing the many educational companies offering free or low-cost resources during this time via social media and email. The district already has many quality resources available on your child’s school-owned device. If at any time you are unsure about a resource that you find, especially one that costs anything, please email our Technical Support to be sure it’s a legitimate resource.

Share your photos!

Our students and staff have jumped right in to home-based learning! Share your photos with us and we will feature them on our various communications channels to highlight the many ways we all #LearnDifferently over the next several weeks! Email photos to [email protected] or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@FPSchools)!
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