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School Mask Policy Change

February 28, 2022

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians,

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.

Sincerely,

Fredrick A. Frisco

President

Re-Education COVID Guidelines

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

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.

Updated School Guidance

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.

Sincerely,

Fredrick A. Frisco

President

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

Mask Policy Change

The students have all done a wonderful job following mask policies while at school and on transportation.  They should be proud of themselves as we are proud of them!  We are continuing to follow CDC and local health department guidelines to maintain a safe school environment.

Upcoming Events – May/June

May 20 – 1/2 Day Student Dismissal 11:15

May 25 – Re-Ed Graduation Ceremony

Mar 30 – Memorial Day – No School

June 3 – Last Day of School

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!