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The month of March has us recognizing three of our staff here at Re-Ed for there dedication to Re-Ed and the students that attend Re-Ed. Congratulations to Ms Andrea from Bedford and Ms Stacey and Ms Courtney from Mentor. Ms Andrea is the first to greet you at Bedford both on the phone and entering the office. Ms Courtney can be seen in Mentor working with her boys in the classroom and throughout the hallways. Ms Stacey is always on the move in Mentor taking care of business every day, every way! Thank all three of you for all you do!
The month of February produced three employees of the month! Ms JoEllen from our Mentor building and Mr Derek from our Bedford building. Both “Miss Jo” and “Mr Collins” work directly with students in classrooms as well as provide transportation for some of our students. Ms Julie can be found in both Mentor and Bedford performing her many administrative tasks as well as taking time to work with students. Thanks to all three for all they do and a much deserved Congratulations!!
We are fortunate to recognize three of our staff this month for their efforts in making Re-Ed a great place to work and learn! Two of our teachers in Mentor – Ms Heather and Ms McKenzie and our building supervisor in Bedford – Ms Angie are being recognized as our Employees of the Month for January. Great job and thanks for all you do for our school and students!
School is quickly approaching and it’s time to think about those school supplies! If you need help with school supplies the Salvation Army in Painesville is offering to help out with free school supplies to those in need. Check out the info on the flyer.
February 28, 2022
I wanted to reach out and inform you of the “NEW” COVID procedures update for mask requirements.
On Friday, February 25, 2022, The CDC announced that School districts in areas where COVID risk is low or medium may now drop masks both indoors and on transportation. The CDC will now only recommend universal school masking in communities at the high level. Effective March 1, 2022, Re-Education Services will NOT require students, staff, or visitors to wear masks. We will continue to maintain social distancing practices and follow COVID protocols. Should the community level rise to a “HIGH” level we will reinstate the mask mandate.
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 before returning to school.
We appreciate your support and understanding during these challenging times.
Fredrick A. Frisco
The Lake and Geauga County Public Health Departments issued an updated school guidance document related to isolation and quarantine as applied to close contacts and positive cases. This guidance (link below) is aligned with the CDC guidance and adjusts the isolation and quarantine periods for those individuals.
Below is an excerpt from the document detailing quarantine/isolation protocols.
Recommendations to Quarantine/Isolate
Isolation Protocol (Symptomatic or a positive test)
If a student is experiencing symptoms that could be due to a COVID‐19 infection, the student
should stay home from school and seek medical attention for possible COVID‐19 testing and
directions for care.
If a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is having symptoms, they should stay
isolated from others for 5 days following onset of symptoms. After the 5th day, if the student
is symptom free and/or improving, the student could return to school and normal activities as
long as they continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.
If a student has no symptoms but has tested positive for COVID-19, they should isolate
themselves from others for 5 days from the date of the positive test. After the 5th day, the
student could return to school and normal activities as long as they continue to wear a mask
around others for an additional 5 days.
If a student, who is asymptomatic AND has not been a close contact, tests positive with an at
home rapid test that does not come with a tele‐health visit, we recommend reaching out to your
doctor or other test providers to get an additional test prior to returning to school.
Quarantine Protocol (Exposure)
If a student is notified that they have been in close contact with a person who tested positive for
COVID‐19 virus, they can continue to attend school if they are closely monitoring for symptoms
and convert to isolation protocol if they start to experience any symptoms and are vigilant about
mask wearing for the 10 days following exposure.
If the student or parent feels the mask wearing cannot be done reliably, then they
should remain at home.
Re-Education Services will apply the new isolation and quarantine guidance effective immediately to all close contact and positive cases involving students and staff members. The guidance will be for all staff and students regardless of their county of residence. We will continue to closely monitor staffing levels in both buildings and anticipate that staffing levels will be appropriate for safely conducting in-person instruction.
Fredrick A. Frisco