FAIRVIEW PARK CITY SCHOOLS

Resources during Extended School Closure due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Student and staff health and safety is a top priority in the Fairview Park City School District. In our efforts to keep our students, staff and families informed with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting extended school closure, please use this page as a reference.

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covid-19 resources
school meals
learning resources
home internet
device support
frequently asked questions

COVID-19 Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has established a Call Center, staffed by licensed nurses and infectious disease experts to answer questions regarding coronavirus every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

These simple preventative measures are known to minimize the spread of communicable diseases. Health authorities indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu virus. The following steps that are proven successful in preventing the spread of the flu and the common cold, can also help prevent COVID-19, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider

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Food and Meals

 

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 continue to offer no-cost, grab-and-go meals (each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) each week. 

Upcoming Pick-ups:

Monday, June 8 (last pick-up before summer break)

Pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days, located in the back parking lot at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.

Fill out the form on our food services page so our staff 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 pickup schedule.

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
– You recently had a change in income and would like to apply for meal benefits

– You need to confirm if you qualify for free or reduced-cost meal benefits

– You need help applying for meal benefits

– You have any other questions related to food resources.

 

Thank you!

 

Additional community resources are also available:
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-Based Learning Resources

Teachers are using many learning tools during this extended school closure. Students in Pre-K through 5th grade can find communications and lessons from teachers on Seesaw, in addition to many pre-loaded Apps. Elementary Grade-Level Resources can be found on the Gilles-Sweet homepage.

Students in grades 6-12 can find communications via the Summit Learning platform, Google Classroom, or individual teacher blogs.

We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive, vetted list of additional educational resources for our students and families. If you need additional resources in the meantime, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

 

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Home Internet

If you do not currently have home internet access, please fill out this form. Ms. Carrie Sullivan, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, will be in touch with you shortly thereafter. She can help expedite the process with local internet providers.

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Device Help

If you need help or have questions about a school-owned device, please contact Fairview Tech Support.

FPCS Digital Citizenship Expectations for Students

 

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Family and Community Resources

We have many resources on the Family and Community Engagement Resource and School Counseling pages, including mental health resources.

Your children may have questions or concerns about COVID-19 and how it is transmitted.  There has been a LOT of misinformation and rumors being shared via social media between kids.  Please review and encourage these credible and reliable resources and discourage the sharing of misinformation.

» Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

» Talking to Children about COVID-19

» CDC Resources for Parents 

Face Mask Etiquette: https://youtu.be/1K9Zs16dhRE

Hand Washing: https://youtu.be/Cw4h-4WEpHg

Hand Sanitizing: https://youtu.be/YylsSJxHJdQ

How to Make a No-Sew Mask: https://youtu.be/odD2SCgCKy4

Social Distancing: What is Six Feet?: https://youtu.be/OesXL3I6M4s

Cross Contamination and Gloves: https://youtu.be/SGvVNFw1Egs

 

As we all settle into this new routine, we encourage families with children of all ages to follow the guidance and resources provided by their child’s teacher(s).

You may find it helpful, if you do not already have a dedicated study or work space at home to create one. Since many children thrive on a routine, write down a daily routine and post it in a visible place in your home. We have created this printable daily schedule template for you to fill out and use if you would like.

 

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Communications Archive

5/28/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

5/21/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

5/14/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

5/7/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

5/1/20 Update – Fast Five

4/23/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

4/16/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner 

4/13/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner 

3/30/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

3/26/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

3/24/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

3/24/20 Counselor Advantage – COVID-19 Resources

3/23/20 District Update from Dr. Wagner

3/18/20 District Update on Extended School Closure

3/17/20 District Update on Extended School Closure

3/16/20 District Update on Extended School Closure 

3/15/20 Update on Extended School Closure Plans 

3/13/20: Extended School Closure Plans and Updates

3/12/20: Extended School Closure Information

3/11/20: District Cancellations in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

3/9/20: March 9 Update on Coronavirus

3/1/20: District Shares Guidance on Coronavirus Preparedness

If you are not currently receiving our emails, please contact us.

 

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Contact Us

During the extended closure, our teachers, counselors, principals, and other administrators will still be actively engaged in supporting students via email and on various online platforms. 

You can find a staff listing for each school building here:

Early Education Center

Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Lewis F. Mayer Middle School

Fairview High School

Board of Education Office (Superintendent, Treasurer, Operations, Student Services, Teaching & Learning, and Communications)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What about testing and graduation requirements? 

The Ohio State Tests and the End of Course test windows have been delayed indefinitely. The student testing site will not be accessible during the school closure.

 

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