Dear Fairview Families:
Congratulations! We’ve all made it to the end of the week. I’m sure this has been challenging for everyone, and I’d like to thank you for being so patient, understanding, caring and supportive as we make this transition. As I reviewed many of the activities going on around the district today and throughout this past week, I continue to be amazed at the creativity and compassion I see. We are only at the beginning of this curve, as Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, has stated. The good news is we will get through this. These are times to be kind to each other, be safe, be patient, use common sense, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn differently and care deeply in new and unique ways. As we’ve done each day, we have some information for you in this update. Please take a look…
The Fairview Park City School District is providing meals during the extended school closure for families who rely on free or reduced-cost meals for their children. We will offer no-cost, grab-and-go meals (each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches).
We will now be distributing meals for the week on Mondays only, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please fill out this form (covering the weeks of March 23 and March 30) so our food service department can accurately estimate how many meals to prepare. If you previously filled out a form for meals, please fill out this new version for the new Monday pickup schedule.
Meals will be served via “drive-up” pick-up in the back parking lot at Gilles-Sweet Elementary. Please enter off W. 222 St. and enter the back parking lot of Gilles-Sweet Elementary, and exit on Alexander Rd.
Since we will be providing a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches for each student, it is really helpful if you could bring a few reusable bags or boxes with you.
Please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Director, at [email protected] or call (440) 365-3525 x4120 if you:
- Are unable to pick-up meals and would like to request delivery
- Need to confirm if you qualify for free or reduced-cost meal benefits,
- If you need help applying for meal benefits
- Have any other requests related to food resources.
» Online Application for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits (New users: username is student code)
If you need additional food resources, these are available to Fairview Park residents:
Fairview Park Hunger Center
22974 Lorain Road – Open Tuesday and Friday from 1-3 p.m. Please call them at 440-665-1874 to make an appointment to come pick up the food. Bring a proof of residency.
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.
Call 211 or 216-436-2000
They have the most up to date list of which places are open and what time. There are morning, afternoon and evening pick ups available at various places.
If your iPad or MacBook is not working or you need help with or have questions about a school-owned device, please contact Fairview Tech Support.
There are a number of resources available on our extended school closure resource page.
In closing, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or needs. This has been a difficult few days for everyone. I have encouraged our teachers to “unplug” as much as possible. To step away for the weekend and rest. I will be doing the same with these updates (unless something significant happens over the next two days.) I encourage all of you to also rest, enjoy any time you can to be with your families, and do something fun and new.
Thank you for making this week so extremely successful and smooth.
Filled with Warrior Pride,
Dr. Bill Wagner, Superintendent
Fairview Park City Schools