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Fall Open House

Re-Education Services will be hosting an Open House at both locations (Mentor and Bedford) on November 5th from 1:30-3:00. Families are invited to bring their students in to meet their teachers and enjoy some treats!

COVID Update & Masking

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians, 

I wanted to reach out and inform you on our COVID procedures update. 

Due to the increase in the number of recorded COVID cases throughout our communities we’ve decided to return to full day mask wearing.  In order to maintain a safe environment ALL students and staff will be required to wear a face mask on all transportation and throughout the school day.  Students will be given mask breaks throughout their day both indoors and outdoors.  We will also continue to maintain social distancing practices and follow COVID protocols.  With these procedures in place the need to quarantine individuals will be reduced or eliminated should there be a confirmed COVID exposure. 

We would also ask that you continue to monitor your child for any health or illness concerns and communicate any concerns with our building supervisors. If your child is ill please keep them home. Our illness policy remains that students must be fever free and symptom free for 48 hours prior to returning to school. 

We appreciate your support and understanding during these challenging times. 

Sincerely, 

Fredrick A. Frisco 

President 

COVID Safety for 21-22 School Year

The administration and staff would like to welcome you back to Re-Education Services for the 21-22 school year. We are looking forward to a safe and productive school year. We are all so proud of how well our students handled themselves last year in such challenging times.

This year we will continue to follow many of the same COVID procedures to maintain a safe environment. ALL students and staff will be required to wear a face mask on transportation and when entering the school building. Once in their classrooms students WILL be permitted to remove face coverings if following social distancing procedures. Masks will be required to be worn when moving around the building and when departing.

We would also ask that you continue to monitor your child for any health or illness concerns and communicate any concerns with our building supervisors. If your child is ill please keep them home. Our illness policy remains that students must be fever free and symptom free for 48 hours prior to returning to school.

We appreciate your support and understanding and are looking forward to the new school year!

COVID Safety Remainder of School Year

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we approach the final weeks of our 2020-21 school year I want to say thank you for your trust in our programming at Re-Education Services. Our students and staff are to be commended on giving their all during these challenging times. Although we have come a long way in keeping the COVID number of cases down we will continue to follow those same guidelines until the end of the school year as ALL Ohio schools have chosen to do.

The following communications were shared with Ohio educational personnel in the past few days:

5/15: Governor DeWine sent the following email to Superintendents to clarify that the 5/14 vaccinated persons guidance does not apply to schools as a majority of students are still unvaccinated.

Message from Governor Mike DeWine:

Dear Education Leader,

Thank you for your hard work this year to provide safe and healthy in-person educational opportunities to Ohio’s students. As you may have seen, the Centers for Disease Control recently revised their recommendations around mask guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated. While Ohio will be amending its health orders to comply with this new CDC guidance, in order to maintain consistency and model safe behavior for Ohio’s students, these changes do not affect the existing order requiring the use of facial coverings and other health protocols in our schools. With limited numbers of students vaccinated, it is important that we continue these safety measures through the end of the current school year. I appreciate the efforts that you have undertaken locally to protect students and I look forward to continuing to work together for Ohio’s kids.

5/15: The CDC updated their 5/13 guidance to state the following:

CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.

We will continue to follow communications from the CDC and our Governor during the summer months and we will follow up on how best to proceed in our opening for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

Again, thank you for your understanding and continued support of Re-Education Services.

Sincerely,

Fredrick A. Frisco

President

School Re-Opening Plans

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during these challenging times.  On behalf of the Administration and staff at Re-Education Services, I want you to know that we are thinking of you all and look forward to our return.  We understand the vital role that our school plays in the lives of our students and families and the critical importance of returning students to the classroom. 

We at Re-Education Services understand the importance for your student to attend classes in person.  We feel that the unique needs of each of our students are best addressed in our school setting.  Re-Education Services continues to offer small class sizes, individualized instruction, limited transitions, limited common area usage and eye to eye supervision.  We will continue to emphasize the importance of good hygiene and encourage even more frequent hand washing, sanitizing, social distancing and protective mask wearing.

We will re-open in-person instruction for students on September 2, 2020.  Our plan is to return to our normal school schedule (M-F 7:50am-2:15pm).  In preparation for opening we have been researching and developing best practices by taking in consideration the health and safety of our students and staff.  We continue to follow CDC guidelines along with our local health department and ODE (Ohio Department of Education) recommendations. 

We have created a detailed plan for our re-opening which can be reviewed here: “Strategies for a Safe and Responsible Return”

Should directives be given by local officials for closures, our teachers and staff will call you directly and options will be offered for remote distance learning.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher directly or one of our building Administrators.

Mentor Campus:  440-257-3131

Bedford Campus: 440-232-9005

We look forward to welcoming back all of students and staff.

Sincerely,

Fredrick A. Frisco

President

Letter to Families

Given these uncertain times, Re-Education Services want you to know that the building supervisors/counselors and Ms. Tracey will be available to answer questions throughout the time that we are away from school.  The best way to communicate with us is through email. 

Stacey Johnson Mentor-Building Supervisor/school therapist- sjohnson@re-edserv.com

Tracey Grasgreen- Family and Community Liaison – tgrasgreen@re-edserv.com

Angela Colvin –Bedford Building Supervisor- acolvin@re-edserv.com

We also understand that in these stressful times, some students may desire face to face communications to help them work through issues that may arise. We can accommodate this through zoom meetings. If a student or parent desires a zoom meeting with one of us, please reach out in an email so we can accommodate this need.

For emergency purposes see contacts below:

Text: Crisis Text Line- text –4hope to 741741

Tweet The lifeline: Twitter – @800273Talk

General coping strategies and tips to reduce stress.

When things feel uncertain or don’t feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. Right now many of us are worried about COVID-19, or also known as “Coronavirus,” but there are helpful strategies to use to prevent further stress. It’s important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events.  We can always choose our response.  If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty:

  1. Separate what is in your control and what is not! Wash your hands, remind others to do the same, cover your mouth with your elbow/arm when coughing and/or sneezing, take your vitamins, limit your consumption of social media and the news.
  2. Do what helps you feel a sense of safety! Not everyone prioritizes things the same – for example people’s importance to socialize or not to socialize during this time.
  3. Get outside in nature! The sun’s source of vitamin D is good for the body, as well as physical exercise/activities in itself!
  4. Challenge yourself to stay in the present! Easier said than done, try not to focus too much on what will happen. Bring yourself into the present and focus on what is happening (or not happening) right now. Engage in mindfulness activities.
  5. Stay connected and reach out if you need support! Talk to trusted friends or family members about what you are feeling. It’s more than okay to talk about your feelings and any concerns you may have!

Anxiety with Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Helpful tips:

  • Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage
  • Connect through calls/text/internet
  • Add extra time for daily stress relief
  • Practice self-care
  • Focus on your mental health

For Kids:

* Reassure them that they’re safe
Let them talk about their worries
* Share your own coping skills
* Limit their news exposure
* Create a routine and structure

For quarantine/isolation:

* Keep in contact with your loved ones via social media, texts, phone calls
* Create a daily self-care routine
* Keep yourself busy: games, books, movies
Focus on new relaxation techniques

This link “Mental Health Tips for Quarantine” provides additional ideas to help with mental health strategies for caregivers as well as students during the quarantine.

Lake County residents can also find help through the Lake County United Way. Click here to reach their website: Lake County United Way

Staying the Course!

The students all continue to do a great job with wearing masks, maintaining social distance and frequently washing and sanitizing their hands!  We are continuing to follow CDC and local health department guidelines to maintain a safe school environment!

Upcoming Events – October

Oct 8 – NEOEA Day.  No School

Oct 22 – 1/2 Day Student Dismissal 11:15

Oct 27 – 1st Quarter Ends

Nov 5 – Fall Open House

NCCC Supports Autism

NCCC was developed and created as an opportunity to provide resources, training, and employment for lifelong learners embracing Autism.

The NCCC original concept, building design, and marketing have been a collaboration by students from local schools.   The students of Re-Education benefit and learn weekly at NCCC.  To help support our students and the NCCC program go to www.northcoastcorn.com and make your popcorn purchase today!