FAIRVIEW PARK CITY SCHOOLS

Notice to Parkview Families Regarding Renovations and Program Relocation

The Parkview Early Education Center will be undergoing renovations as a part of the district facilities project that was approved by voters in November 2016. Once the upgrades are complete, Parkview families will see a fully-renovated building with completely refreshed classrooms, an upgraded secure entrance, parking lot and playground expansion, air conditioning throughout the first floor classrooms, updated electrical, plumbing, lighting, and new furniture and finishes.

 

This project will require us to completely vacate the building from May 23, 2019 to January 2020. We will be moving our toddler, daycare, pre-school, pre-K, DAP, and Before-and-After Care programs to St. Richard’s Church School located at 26855 Lorain Rd in North Olmsted. This location is approximately a 6-minute drive from our current location.

 

All services will remain the same, including programming, meals, nap time, and on-site school nurse. Building hours will remain 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Students who are entering Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year will attend Gilles-Sweet Elementary from September 2019 to January 2020. More information will be available at Kindergarten Registration Day, which is scheduled for March 14, 2019.

 

We realize this will impact you and your child’s routine. We explored several options for re-locating the program based on ratio and other state requirements for daycare centers, and St. Richard’s was determined to be the closest and best option for our program. We are pleased to be able to continue services for all age levels at this location, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

 

Please note that if you decide to leave the program during this renovation time, your spot will not be held. You will be moved to a wait list for when the building re-opens.

 

Please note these important dates:

May 23 and 24 – Program closed – Moving Day

May 27 – Program closed – Memorial Day

May 28 – Program closed – Moving/Re-opening Day

May 28, 5-6:30 p.m.. – Open House for Families at St. Richard’s Church

May 29 – Summer Program Begins at St. Richard’s Church

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email Principal Trish Moran at (440) 356-3515 or email [email protected].

 

We appreciate your patience as we make the learning environment the best it can be for our students. 

 

Note: The Board of Education Offices will also be relocating during renovations (approx. May 2019 – January 2020). Temporary location to be determined soon. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Daycare/Pre-School/Before & After Care/Summer Camp for the 2019-20 School Year

 

Why is the program leaving Parkview? For how long?

The Parkview Early Education Center will be undergoing renovations as a part of the district facilities project that was approved by voters in November 2016. Once the upgrades are complete, Parkview families will see a fully-renovated building with completely refreshed classrooms, an upgraded secure entrance, parking lot and playground expansion, air conditioning throughout the first floor classrooms, updated electrical, plumbing, lighting, and new furniture and finishes.

This project will require us to completely vacate the building from May 23, 2019 to approx. January 2020.

 

What programs are moving? Where to?

We are pleased to be able to continue services for all age levels at this location, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

We will be moving our toddler, daycare, pre-school, pre-K, DAP, and Before-and-After Care programs to St. Richard’s Church School located at 26855 Lorain Rd in North Olmsted. This location is approximately a 6-minute drive from our current location.

Our Kindergarten program will move to Gilles-Sweet Elementary for half of the school year.

 

Why isn’t the program staying in Fairview Park?
We realize this will impact you and your child’s routine. We explored several options for re-locating the program based on ratio and other state requirements for daycare centers, and St. Richard’s was determined to be the best option for our program.

 

Will our students be sharing the building with any other programs?
Our students will not be sharing a building with other programs.  There will be another educational program tenant utilizing part of the St. Richards campus beginning in August. That program is located in a completely different building and will have a separate entrance. 

 

Why can’t you hold my spot if I leave the program during this renovation time?
If a spot becomes available, we will accept families from the wait list, therefore not guaranteeing a spot will be available again once our regular building re-opens.

 

Will students be provided hot lunches?
Yes, students at school during lunch time will still be served a hot meal and afternoon snack.

 

Is the building secure?
The safety and security of our students is our top priority. There is a separate secured entrance for our families.

 

When can we see the new space?
The current section of the building is leased by a home-school cooperative and we will not have full access until May 21. We will post photos and videos as we are able. An open house is planned for May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Richards.

 

What will the summer program be like for school-age students?
We plan to have the same summer curriculum for our students, including outdoor and indoor activities. We are in the process of scheduling additional field trips for the summer months.

 

Are any services changing? All services will remain the same, including programming, meals, nap time, and on-site school nurse. Building hours will remain 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible for your child. They will be surrounding by familiar, friendly faces in the temporary space.

 

Photo Gallery – St. Richard’s School 

The entrance families will use is Korab Hall, which is accessible via the parking lot off Country Club Blvd. 

Here are some of the classrooms that students will be using during the temporary relocation phase.

The setup you see here will change. Furniture, toys, and equipment will be brought over from the EEC. 

 

 

 

 

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