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September 22, 2020
September 15, 2020

Monthly Newsletter – September 2020

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are excited to start the school year with you and your scholar. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this
newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

NO SCHOOL – LABOR DAY – Monday, September 7, 2020

School will be closed for students and staff in observance of our national holiday Labor Day.

 

Assessment Testing – (IREADY Diagnostic Screening)

Assessment Testing such as I-ready Diagnostic Screening and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment will be occurring during the month of September. Because of the testing, we will ensure a healthy balance of testing and instruction occurs.

 

Virtual Open House – September 23 @ clevelandprepacademy.org

Get ready for the new school year at CLPA. Attend to our virtual Open House to learn about your students CLPA’s exciting academic and social experience.
Virtual Information
Video will be available exclusively on school’s website –www.clevelandprepacademy.org on September 23

 

Teacher In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 28

In order to help continue to develop and grow our teachers and leaders, we will be having a Teacher In-Service Day. This day will allow for our staff to attend professional developments, workshops and training. There is no school for all students.

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

MISSION: To prepare students for a college preparatory high school that will ensure success and graduation from a four year college.

 

September 9, 2020

AMP Support Video & Contact Information

 

Our AMP Support Team is here to help students and parents with tech support from 8am-5pm each weekday!

  • View the AMP Orientation Video & learn how to log-on, navigate your classroom, contact your teacher & other basics!
  • Call AMP Support 1-833-4AMPHLP (1-833-426-7457)
  • Submit a Tech Support Ticket – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Submit A Ticket button
  • Live Chat with AMP Support – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Live Chat button

 

August 24, 2020

Cleveland Prep’s Superintendent Interviewed on 90.3fm WCPN

Iteisha Bankston, Superintendent of Cleveland Preparatory Academy, was interviewed on IdeaStream, Cleveland’s NPR station 90.3fm WCPN. In the interview Bankston discusses the safety guidelines ACCEL Schools is following to keep students healthy and safe as they return to school for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion additionally included information about the three learning options families can choose from this school year: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (mixed).

Read or Listen to full article here: Northeast Ohio K-12 Schools Welcome Students Back with Safety Top of Mind

August 21, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.

Read the full policy (PDF): 2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

Cleveland Preparatory Academy Featured on New Day Cleveland

 

Many thanks to New Day Cleveland for featuring Cleveland Preparatory Academy this morning. Principal Williams was interviewed about the success of Cleveland Prep as well as our school reopening plans which include three options for families: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (2 days at school & 3 days at home). Watch the clip here.

 

Full Link: https://youtu.be/nxtEvvE3NBE

 

August 17, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning

 

New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

 

We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!

 

August 5, 2020

Monthly Newsletter – August 2020

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are excited to start the school year with you and your scholar. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this
newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month. (Download PDF)

 

Back to School Virtual Meet and Greet – August 10 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Get ready for the new school year at CLPA. Attend to learn about CLPA’s re-opening plans for the 20-21 school year including
cleaning checklists and our three learning options for your student(s).
Virtual Meeting Information
Website: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9923829846?pwd=cTdtNnJ1bFJFQVhXT3lXdUluL0M4UT09
Meeting ID: 992 382 9846
Passcode: 0bxaV6

Drive-Thru School Supply Giveaway – August 11 – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plan to attend the event to receive a FREE bag of school supplies!

First Day of School – August 24

Classes officially begin for all of our students

Learning Options for 20-21 School Year at CLPA – (All families are required to choose one of the three options)

Traditional: In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures. Students are expected to
attend school 5 days of week.
Online: At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning. Families will
need to sign technology agreement and will receive a Chromebook.
Hybrid: A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components. Families will need to sign technology
agreement and will receive a Chromebook. Students are expected to attend school only on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week.

Chromebook Pick-up Information

Families that chose the Hybrid or Virtual Learning Option are to pick up their chrome books from the school on these designated
days within their student’s specific grade band. Each family will be required to complete technology agreement in order to
receive Chromebook.
(K – 4  Grades Only) – Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(5 – 8  Grades Only) – Friday, August 21, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy l!

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

MISSION: To prepare students for a college preparatory high school that will ensure success and graduation from a four year college.

July 27, 2020
July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!