Parent Communication

September 22, 2021

Hello Noble Family,

Today, your Noble teachers and staff spent the day making adjustments in procedures to add additional layers to our COVID protocols. Before I share the updates, I would like to emphasize that, while we are experiencing an increase in COVID cases and scholars needing to quarantine, the actual number of COVID positive scholars remains low. To date, we have 13 COVID positive scholar cases in our whole school. The larger challenge has been the number of scholars who need to quarantine due to community spread and exposure. We are experiencing the same challenge with staff members. The COVID spread inside the school has been small. However, we are bringing back some procedures we have used in the past to help keep our school safe. 

  • As recommended by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, any scholar with a temperature of 100.4 or higher should not come to school until the fever has cleared, without medication, for 24 hours. Starting tomorrow, scholars will have their temperature checked upon arrival at school. We will also do random temperature checks during the lunch period. Any scholar with a fever will need to be picked up from school immediately.

  • Although we are using sneeze guards between our scholars in the cafeteria, the lunch routine has changed so that scholars are seated even farther apart. Some classes will eat in their classrooms on a rotating schedule. 

  • Grades K-5 have reduced the movement from class to class to minimize unnecessary touch points and interactions between scholars.

  • Bathroom breaks are being regulated to allow for more open times for bathroom cleaning throughout the day. Only 2 scholars are allowed in the bathrooms at a time. 

All of our previously communicated safety protocols are still in place. We are social distancing, hand sanitizing, masking, cleaning common areas multiple times a day, etc.

We really need your support in two areas:

  1. Please send your scholar to school with a mask! We are still receiving over 100 scholars per day with no mask, including bus riders who are required by federal law to wear masks. Scholars may be denied access to riding the bus without a mask. Since we are having difficulty keeping enough disposable masks in supply, we have ordered adjustable cloth masks. When a scholar arrives without a mask, we will distribute a cloth mask and collect it when the scholar leaves. These masks will be cleaned and sanitized to be reused each day.

  2. Please do not send your scholar to school when they are sick. Remember that COVID symptoms are similar to allergy and cold symptoms. For the safety of all in the building, any scholar with these symptoms must remain at home. 

Our building is cleaned throughout each day and a night cleaning crew continues with very thorough cleaning and sanitization. We are fighting the COVID battle using every tool at our disposal! Your scholar’s safety, as well as providing a physically and emotionally healthy learning environment is of the utmost importance. 

Thank you for your continued support. We ARE all in this together. 

Sincerely,

Lea Hammond, Principal


September 20, 2021

Hello Noble Families,

Due to various reasons, including illness, family emergencies, quarantine, and staff shortages, Noble Academy will be closed tomorrow. During this time, staff will work to implement some new COVID protocols for Wednesday, September 22, including

  • Lunch and breakfast will be served in the classrooms for some classes

  • Temperature checks upon arrival to school

  • Middle School classrooms will be limited in movement from class to class

We are still struggling with more than 100 scholars coming to school every day without a mask. We are almost out of disposable masks. We have ordered cloth masks that we will wash and reuse daily. We urge you to provide your scholar with their own personal mask, disposable or cloth, to bring to school everyday.

Your scholar(s) teachers will post assignments in Seesaw or Google Classroom. There will be no required virtual meetings. Tomorrow is considered a calamity day, not a virtual school day. This would be a great time to check your Concept Student Account for any missing or late assignments to complete, as well as submit corrections for tests/quizzes, etc. if allowable. Progress reports come out next week.

We appreciate your support in helping to keep illness out of our building. Please continue to keep your scholars home if they are not feeling well. Tomorrow, the custodial staff will be thoroughly disinfecting and sanitizing the building while scholars are at home. We recognize that missing any school day is inconvenient. It is certainly not our desire to close school. With your cooperation and support we are hopeful this will not be necessary in the future. 

Sincerely,

Lea Hammond, Principal


September 17, 2021

Mark your calendars – Picture Day is Friday, October 1, 2021!

All scholars will get their picture taken whether or not you choose to purchase. If your scholar is absent October 1, a Picture Retake Day will be scheduled and announced for a later date. 

Please review the attached flyer for our dress code and an ordering form. You can also order online at by clicking here.

Please call the main office if you have any questions. 

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September 13, 2021

Good morning Noble family,

As we see COVID 19 cases rise in our communities and in our state, unfortunately they are rising at Noble Academy as well. As listed below, while our COVID numbers are quite small compared to other district schools, these numbers reflect more cases since school started then we had all of last school year.  In order to make sure that our building stays open, and we do not find ourselves in the situation of needing to quarantine groups of scholars, it is very important that we are working together to follow all the safety procedures.

We are still receiving many scholars each morning without a mask and too many scholars coming to school sick.  Please make sure your scholar(s) leave home with their masks ready for wear. Masks are required on the school bus and in the school building for all who enter. Also, check your scholar(s) each morning for COVID symptoms. Any scholar with symptoms should not come to school. We need your help in both of these areas to keep our scholars safely in school.

We continue to be diligent in our cleaning, sanitizing, mask-wearing and social distancing efforts. Today we will be discussing whether we need to return to taking temperatures at the door and limiting the movement of our scholars from room to room. Of course, I will notify you of any updates to our safety procedures. I know each extra step we take causes some inconvenience, and I regret that, but we must do everything we can to keep our scholars in school, learning in a healthy environment.

In addition, remind your scholar of the importance of social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing and not sharing personal items, supplies and food. To limit the amount of potential outside exposure, we will continue not allowing any adults that are not working in the building to enter. All meetings will be conducted via zoom.

When a case is identified all families in the grade level are notified the same day through email messages.  Our nurse works very closely with the Cuyahoga County Health Department. Because we are masking and social distancing, and following all health department guidance it is not necessary to quarantine other scholars. If a quarantine becomes necessary you will be notified immediately.

When a scholar tests positive please notify Nurse Anne as soon as possible. According to Ohio Health Department guidelines, siblings living in the home that are not vaccinated must quarantine as well. Important quarantine guidelines:

  • A COVID positive scholar may return to school after 10 days from the positive test AND at least 24 hours symptom free. A doctor should release the scholar to return to school.

  • Siblings in the home may return to school after 7 days with a negative COVID test taken AT LEAST 5 DAYS after exposure.

This COVID 19 chart is updated regularly on the school website www.noblecleveland.org, under the Coronavirus tab. Nurse Anne Spisak contact info: spisak@noblecleveland.org, 216-486-8866, ext. 37.

Sincerely,

Lea Hammond, Principal


September 2, 2021

Good afternoon Noble family,

We are working hard to keep Noble Academy safe and keep COVID19 out of the building! Thank you for your cooperation and support this school year. We believe having your scholar in the school building is the best place for their learning to take place. In order to make sure that our building stays open, and we do not find ourselves in the situation of needing to quarantine groups of scholars, it is very important that we are working together to follow all the safety procedures.

Right now we are receiving many scholars each morning without a mask. We have a limited supply of masks and are going through them quickly. Please make sure your scholar(s) leave home with their masks ready for wear. Masks are required on the school bus and in the school building for all who enter. We need your help in this area to keep our scholars safely in school.

In addition, remind your scholar of the importance of social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing and not sharing personal items, supplies and food. To limit the amount of potential outside exposure, we will continue not allowing any adults that are not working in the building to enter. All meetings will be conducted via zoom.

Today a second case of COVID was confirmed in our student body. When a case is identified all families in the grade level are notified the same day through these email messages.  Our nurse works very closely with the Cuyahoga County Health Department. Because we are masking and social distancing, and following all health department guidance it is not necessary to quarantine other scholars. If a quarantine becomes necessary you will be notified immediately.

Our total number of confirmed COVID cases is updated on our school website weekly. In comparison to local districts our numbers are very low and we intend to keep it that way to the best of our ability! Again, thank you for your part in keeping our scholars and our school a safe place to be. 

Sincerely,

Lea Hammond, Principal


August 25, 2021

Hello again Noble Family,

The car pick-up line cleared 10 minutes faster yesterday! Thank you for your support and cooperation as we improve this process.

We are creating a “Loading Zone” of 3 cars deep. We have ordered signs to clearly mark this area. For now, cones are in place to mark where scholars should stand when ready to load into their car. Remind your scholars every day to come out as quickly as possible, look for their car and line up at the proper cone. Dismissal staff will load the cars when all three cars in both lanes have pulled all the forward and come to a stop.

Our goal is to set a routine of 3 cars pull up, all cars load at the same time, 3 cars exit and next 3 cars pull in. Then repeat.

Remember, we’re all in this together!

Mrs. Hammond


August 24, 2021

Hello Noble Family,

The car line did move and clear out more quickly today than Friday. We hope to improve every day. Here are just a few quick notes to improve the process even more:

  • There was some confusion today because it was the first day using a separate door for “walk up” parents. Some scholars still exited the car-line door. When their number is put in, it does highlight that they are to exit the walker door. Our teachers are going to cover this during 1st period tomorrow to make sure all scholars know the proper door to exit. Please talk with your scholar and make sure they understand which door they should exit. 
  • We will try to load the car line in sets of the 3 cars at a time. All cars need to pull all the way forward into one of the first 3 spots before their scholar can be safely loaded. Our goal is that all scholars in the first 3 cars will cross and load, then release the cars. This will be much safer and will help reduce the line more quickly. This will take some practice, but in a few days it will become a routine. 
  • Please make sure your number is visible in the front window of your car. Our “texters” can see this quickly and enter the number.
  • Cars exiting on to 200th are having a difficult time seeing to pull out due to cars parked on the street. For your safety, tomorrow there will be “No Parking” cones blocking the area close to the exit so that exiting cars will have a better view. 
  • Please note that, for everyone’s safety, any cars viewed making U-turns on 200th from our exterior security cameras will be reported to the Euclid Police Department. 
  • There is no early dismissal from 2:45 – 3:10. Scholars will not be dismissed from the office during this time. It is too disruptive to the dismissal system for all who are waiting patiently. 

Thank you to those who are working with us to improve this process. I know dismissal can be frustrating for everyone involved. The procedures are in place to provide the safest possible and most effective dismissal process. Your Noble team is working hard to make dismissal safe an efficient for all.  Every day we are discussing what we can do better. Typically, with all cooperating, it only takes a week or so to get the process running smoothly. We’re going to get there!

There are free, gently-used Noble uniform shirts available in the parent lobby of the new office. Parents/guardians may come between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm to pick up the free shirts. There is a variety of random sizes. These are first come, first serve and you must come to the building to choose them.

There are also new shirts for sale through the front office for sale at 50% off – $10 for long sleeves and $7 for short sleeves. You may call Mrs. Kovach at 216-486-8866 to request these. You can pay over the phone or bill to your school account. They will come home with your scholar.
These are limited in sizes. There are approximately

  • Long sleeve mixture of red and blue – youth small (40), youth XL (50), adult small (12)
  • Short sleeve mixture of red and blue – youth XL (40), adult small (5)

 


Thank you,

Mrs. Hammond, Principal

August 23, 2021

Hello Noble Families,

We have had a great start to the school year! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces Thursday morning to begin the first day of school. The family picnic was a great time, and I hope next year we will be post-pandemic so we can plan more activities to celebrate the first day of school. 

It has been a year and a half since we have had all scholars back in the building at the same time. During that time some significant changes have taken place inside the building. The biggest of which is the school offices have moved to the opposite side of the building. The office is now located at the door in the north parking lot where the scholars are dropped off and picked up to and from school. We have created a secure entrance that does not allow adults into the school building unless they are buzzed in by the main office. Mrs. Kovach and Ms. Wuest will buzz you in to meet all your needs at our new service window. Adults entering the office lobby cannot enter the rest of the school building without permission from the office. This will ensure that only those who have permission to be in the building are able to enter. Keeping your scholar(s) safe is our number one priority.

Let’s talk about dismissal. Dismissal is always slow at the beginning of the school year as new families join our lines and many cars are in line not yet knowing their dismissal number. It is very important that all adults picking up scholars know the correct dismissal number and  follow the proper procedures for pick up. These first few days, adding a measure of patience would be very helpful as well. When coming to pick up your scholars, please carefully follow these procedures:

  • Display your dismissal number in the front windshield so it is easy to see. A staff member is entering that number into our on-line dismissal system. This system immediately displays the name in the classroom and scholars begin to make their way down to the pick up line. The system does not take names, so when you do not have your number, we need to look up the name. When a name is called out over the announcements, it is not nearly as quick or effective.

  • The safest way to pick up your scholar is to go through the dismissal line, entering from St. Clair Ave. Cars parked along 200th may be ticketed by Euclid police as parking there is prohibited.

  • Parents will not be permitted to pick up scholars early between the times of 2:45 – 3:10. There will be no exceptions to this rule.  Any early dismissal prior to that time will need to be arranged earlier in the day through the main office.  After 2:45, the pick-up line has already begun to form and parents will not be permitted to “jump the line” by trying to dismiss from the main office. This is too disruptive to the dismissal procedure and simply unfair to those who are waiting in line.

  • Parents may not walk up to the main dismissal doors to pick up their scholars. This creates an unsafe environment with too many people crossing the parking lot in several places. It is also very disruptive to those who are following the procedure and waiting in line. I do understand that the first few days of school dismissal lasts longer. But everyone’s time is important. The best way to make the line run smoothly is for us all to work together. 

  • Beginning Monday, August 23, the door on 200th street will open at 3:10 and those who walk to pick up their scholars may pick them up at that door, as we have done in the past. Please be ready to present your number. 

  • Dismissal will not begin before 3:10. Class ends at 3:08 and scholars have 2 minutes to get to their lockers and pack up.

  • Dismissal number went home with scholars on Thursday and Friday. Please check your scholar’s school bag/folder. If you still do not know your scholars number, you may call the office at 216-486-8866 and Mrs. Kovach or Ms. Wuest can assist you.

If we all work together, after a few days of practice, the line will move smoothly. It happens every year. Our entire staff works together to make dismissal happen as quickly and safely as possible. In a very short period of time we are dismissing 400 scholars to parent cars, day car vans, busses and directing some who walk home. Some scholars are new and learning the routine of where and how to exit safely.

 

I’m looking forward to a year full of excitement and learning at Noble Academy!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Hammond, Principal


August 11, 2021

Dear Noble Families, 

One week until school starts! Yippee! I know seeing summer break come to an end comes with mixed emotions, but we are really looking forward to getting back to the business of learning at Noble Academy.

As we prepare for the arrival of your scholar(s) next week, there are a few updates and reminders I want to share with you.

  • First day of school for grades 1-8 is Thursday, Aug. 19. This is a half day of school followed by a family picnic. The building opens at 7:55am for breakfast and homeroom begins at 8:15am. School is dismissed at noon. Parents may begin to arrive at 11am for the picnic. 

  • Friday, Aug. 20 is the first full day of school for grades 1-8. 

  • Kindergarten families have a separate schedule provided by the Kindergarten teachers. However, Kindergarteners and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend the family picnic on Aug. 19 at 11am.

  • Orientation information such as, parking lot procedures, student account log-in information, safety protocols, office procedures and communications, etc. will be available during the family picnic. Staff and teachers will be available to meet and greet families once school is dismissed at noon.

  • New this year: The gym uniform is optional. Tennis shoes are still required for gym class. On gym days the scholars may wear their school or gym uniform.

  • New this year: We have added advanced math classes for 6th and 7th grades. Mr. Omur will be teaching 6th grade advanced math, 7th grade pre-Algebra, and 8th grade Algebra 1. 8th graders will have the opportunity to earn high school credit.

  • New this year: I am very excited to announce that four additional Reading and Math support teachers have joined our staff to provide the support our scholars may require due to the challenges we have all experienced during this pandemic.

  • Wearing masks and social distancing will be required for all scholars and adults in the school building. Updates from the health department, as well as vaccination information will be shared as received by the school.

  • Make sure your address and contact information is up to date in the school office.

  • Please carefully read the attached safety protocols in place to begin the school year and your Scholar Handbook. The Dean of Students will meet with each class during the first days of school to go over the handbook and clarify the expectations.
NOBLE COVID SAFETY PLAN 2021-22

 

July 30, 2021

Dear Noble Families, 

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying safe. Even though some scholars spent time in the building this summer, we are excited for everyone to return to the building and operate in a more traditional setting.  

A recent communication from Euclid City Schools announced a one week delay for their 1st day of school. Considering this information and several on-going construction projects in our building, we will also delay the start of school by one week. The revised schedule is as follows:

  -Thursday, August 19, Scholar Orientation and Family Picnic.

  – Friday, August 20th, first full day of school for grades 1-8. Kindergarten parents will receive updates on the staggered start dates.  

 

Noble Academy is planning for five days of in-person instruction for all scholars for the 2021-2022 school year. Arrival time for scholars will once again be 7:55am and dismissal will begin at 3:10pm.

As we have all learned in the past year, additional guidance from the Ohio Department of Education, as well as Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will result in possible changes to protocols and safety measures. We will share updates with families as more information becomes available. At this time, our safety plan includes:

  -Mask wearing for all scholars, teachers and staff members while inside the building.

  -Conferences and meetings with parents will continue to be virtual. Outside visitors will be restricted.

  -Scholars will social distance in the classrooms and be assigned their own supply bin.

  -Extra COVID cleaning protocols will continue throughout each day.

  -Regular use of hand sanitizer and hand washing will continue to be implemented for all scholars and adults. 

  -Touchless water bottle refill stations will continue to be used. Water fountains are closed.

 Thank you for your continued support and attention to these announcements. Stay well and stay safe!


June 1, 2021

Noble Families! As we end this school year and prepare for next year, check out our Enrollment Campaign, Youth Leadership program, and our Summer Reading Program. 

NAC Summer Reading

April 23, 2021

Hello Noble Families,

The Ohio Department of Education has provided an update today that the testing window has been extended for science for Grades 5 & 8. Since this school year has been challenging, we would like to allow our teachers and scholars more time to prepare for this state assessment. For these reasons, we are moving the Science Ohio State Test from Wednesday April 28, to Wednesday, May 12th. All 5th and 8th grade scholars (remote and in-person) should be in attendance on May 12 from 8:05am-1:40pm to complete both parts of the test. 
 
The Ohio State Math testing schedule remains the same:
Tuesday, May 4, 8:05am -1:40pm for “A” Classes (B classes have the day off)
Wednesday, May 5, 8:05am -1:40pm for “B” Classes (A classes have the day off)
 

Please note: This means ALL in-person scholars should attend school this Wed., April 28th for a regular school day. The testing schedule, with 3rd, 4th, 6th, & 7th grades having the day off will move to May 12.

We regret the inconvenience of the of a schedule change, however, we truly believe this extra learning time will benefit our scholars. We’re all in this together!

 

April 6, 2021

Hello Noble Families, 

I wanted to clarify details regarding the schedule for state testing. Due to test security requirements, the Ohio Department of Education has shared that all scholars must complete the state tests in the school building because the assessments cannot be done remotely. Therefore, on the assigned testing days, scholars who are currently learning online must also attend in person. 
Since we are testing A and B sections separately, we will have available classrooms to use to provide more space between scholars.

Here are the assigned testing dates for grades 3-8:

Scholars should be in uniform, well-rested and arrive on time for days of testing with a fully charged Chromebook.  

Tuesday, April 20

All A Classes (3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, & 8A) will have a regular school day from 8:05am- 1:40pm and complete their Reading test.

Part 1 will be in the morning.

Part 2 will be in the afternoon.

All B classes in grades 3-8 (3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, & 8B) will not have school.

Wednesday, April 21

All B classes in grades 3-8 (3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, & 8B) will have a regular school day from 8:05am- 1:40pm and complete their Reading test.

Part 1 will be in the morning.

Part 2 will be in the afternoon.

All A classes in grades 3-8 (3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, & 8A) will not have school.


April 6, 2021


March 25, 2021

Click here to check out our safety procedures at Noble Academy! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your scholar’s teacher or call the front office (216-486-8866). 


March 22, 2021

EPS-0321-161 Summer Camp Flyer REV3 (1)

March 18, 2021

Click here to check out a message from our principal, Mrs. Hammond! 


February 22, 2021

Please click here to sign up:

Parent Meeting sign up

February 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Re-enrollment time is here again!

Please print and fill out the attached re-enrollment form below and return it with non-refundable consumable material fee*. Or you may fill out our 2021-2022 Re-Enrollment Google FormBoth are acceptable submissions.

Your child’s re-enrollment at Noble Academy for the 2021-2022 school year is not guaranteed unless the attached re-enrollment form is returned by February 28, 2021.  As an early bird incentive, if you re-enroll your child by February 19, 2021, your child will receive a free Noble Spirit T-shirt that will be delivered by the end of August 2021. In addition, you will receive a discounted rate for consumable material fee as described in the schedule below:

 

Re-enrollment date

Fee for the first child

Fee for each additional child

Priority in registration

1/29/2021 – 2/28/2021

$10

$10

Yes

After 2/28/2021

$25

$15

No (lottery)

 


*Consumable Material Fee Policy:

Noble Academy requires parents to pay $25.00 consumable material fee for each academic year, which is to be used for student paperwork, classroom supplies, classroom projects, after-school activities and so forth.  For more than one child in the same family, the fee will be $25.00 for the first child and $15.00 for each additional child. The consumable material fee is non-refundable. Consumable material fee is waived for eligible parents if they request a waiver in writing.

 

Noble Academy will begin open enrollment for new applications for the 2021-2022 academic year on March 1, 2021. In order to determine who is going to fill any available openings, Noble Academy will conduct a lottery on March 15, 2021 for the new enrollment applications and re-enrollment applications which are received after the deadline (February 28, 2021).

 

We look forward to working with your family again next year and we strongly suggest you reserve your child’s spot by February 28, 2021. If the enrollment form is submitted after February 28th, you will not receive priority registration/placement over newly enrolled scholars. You will be placed in the lottery.

 

Please feel free to call us at 216-486-8866 for further questions.

2021-2022 Re-enrollment

January 15, 2021

Dear Noble Families, 

The stay-at-home order for Cuyahoga County has been extended to January 31st, recommending schools to remain in virtual learning. To comply with the order, and for the safety of our families and staff, Noble Academy will delay our plans to resume hybrid learning until the week of February 1st. I understand the delays may be frustrating. I can assure you that your Noble team is working hard to make sure that we are following safety regulations and considering the best learning options for our families. Please continue to have your scholar follow their current virtual schedule and join daily live sessions through the end of January. The 2nd quarter will be ending on Friday, January 22nd and all assignments are due at that time. 

There is no doubt, we are all looking forward to the time that we can resume regular school. Until then, we will continue to do our very best to provide a safe and effective learning environment. I will continue to keep you updated over the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your continued support and partnership with Noble Academy.

We are all in this together,

Mrs. Hammond, Principal
Noble Academy Administration

 


December 10, 2020

Dear Noble Families, 

We hope you are staying safe during this very challenging year. We appreciate your hard work and the sacrifices you have made to support your virtual learning scholar. Thank you to those families who have reached out to share their specific difficulties, as well as illness, so teachers and staff can better support various needs. Also, thank you to the frontline workers in our Noble Academy community. Your dedication and support of others is truly admirable. 

 

As we prepare to finish the last few school days of 2020, we wanted to share a few updates and reminders. 

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences have been postponed until Jan. 4-6, 2021. 

Monday Jan. 4, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Tuesday Jan. 5, 12:30 – 7:00pm

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 8:30am – 3:00pm

  • All conferences will be virtual and scholars are required to attend with parent/guardian.
  • There will be no live virtual classes during these 3 days. If there is an exception, the teacher will advise.
  • Please use SignUp Genius to make your appointment for each of your scholar(s)’ teachers. The link will be shared through your email by Monday, Dec. 14.

Missing Assignment Lists will now be mailed home to families on a weekly basis.

Please focus attention on the most recently assigned items. These assignments are due no later than Friday, December 18th. 

Teachers may have closed the submission window on assignments over 2 weeks late. 

Next week, a revised list will be mailed that covers Dec. 7-16. Those assignments will be due Monday, January 4th, 2021.

You may view your scholar’s missing assignments 24/7 using Concept Student Information System (CSIS). For assistance, contact the school office for your scholar’s username and password at 216-486-8866.

Plan for returning to Hybrid School Schedule

Currently Euclid School District is planning to return to a hybrid learning model on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Noble Academy plans to follow the district’s lead, and return on January 7th, as well. Because only about 34% of Noble’s enrollment is participating in the hybrid learning model, grade level groups will be combined and hybrid days will move to only Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of the 2nd quarter. Any families who were participating in hybrid learning as of November 19, that would like to move to 100% virtual learning beginning January 7th, please notify the school office.

Also, we appreciate the scholars and families who are utilizing the homework help times teachers are offering on a daily basis. Attending live class sessions will ultimately help scholars be the most successful and prepared to complete their work. As previously shared, specials for grades 4-8 are optional.

Stay safe this holiday season and enjoy your winter break, 

Noble Academy 


December 3, 2020

Our virtual Bellefaire support session has been rescheduled! It will be Tuesday, December 8th!

Zoom link:

 
Meeting ID: 777 021 8900
Passcode: 740726

November 19, 2020

Dear Noble Families, 

After Cuyahoga County’s stay at home advisory announcement yesterday, Euclid City Schools made the decision to move to 100% remote learning after Thanksgiving break. Similarly, Noble Academy will be moving to 100% remote learning on Monday, November 30th to Friday, December 18th. We recognize this schedule change will greatly impact our families and require different arrangements to be made for scholars.

Homeroom teachers will be sharing a schedule for daily instruction. Time with each core content teacher will occur daily. Additionally, math and reading teachers will hold sessions with small groups for further academic support. 

As a reminder, Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th, were already scheduled to be virtual learning days for all scholars. Teachers will be holding live sessions on these two days and providing support to scholars on 2nd quarter assignments. 

The school office will continue to be open daily from 9am-3pm on Monday- Thursday and 9am-12pm on Friday.


October 29, 2020

Dear Noble Families,

We were relieved to learn that Cuyahoga County did not reach the designation of a “purple” county today. As a result, we will continue with our plan to begin hybrid learning on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Adjusted Hybrid Opening Dates are as follows:

Monday, Nov. 2 – Grades 5-8, section A classes begin the hybrid schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 3 – No School (election day)

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Grades 5-8, section A classes continue and K-4 section A classes begin the hybrid schedule

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Grades K-8, section B classes begin the hybrid schedule

 

Your scholars homeroom teachers are sharing the detailed schedule for each class.

 

If your scholar is attending in person learning next week, please remember the following:

  • BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS! And the charging cord

  • School uniforms are required

  • Scholars may bring a spill-proof water bottle, but one will be provided

  • Masks are required for everyone 

We are very excited to have our scholars back in the building and recognize the importance of in-person learning to their development. Currently, 51% of Noble families are electing to remain virtual and 49% are choosing to attend hybrid in-person classes.

Over the past several months, Noble Academy has put many layers of protection in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Those measures include required mask-wearing, social distancing, regular cleaning/sanitizing, no-touch temperature taking, water bottle refilling stations, air circulation, and contact tracing. A weekly chart tracking all reported coronavirus cases and exposures from staff, scholars and families is available on the website. More safety measure details and procedures that must be followed are listed on the enclosed Hybrid Learning Plan and may be accessed by clicking herePLEASE READ THOROUGHLY! Also, please see the attachment for important Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures.

If your student is sick, DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. Continue to check your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily: fever or chills, new uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, new onset of severe headache, especially with fever.

We know this school year has challenged our families and our staff. We are working hard to provide a supportive learning environment with the least disruptions possible. We continue to be thankful for your continued support and are open to your suggestions as we navigate uncharted territory.

Any concerns or inquiries regarding school safety should be directed to our Deans:

K-4 Mrs. Tondola tondola@noblecleveland.org 216-486-8866 ext. 36

5-8 Ms. Tate tate@noblecleveland.org 216-486-8866 ext. 30

Academic inquiries should be directed to your scholar’s teachers.

For health related concerns or reporting for coronavirus exposures and cases, please contact Nurse Anne Spisak at 216-486-8866 ext. 37.

For all other concerns or inquiries please contact the school office at 216-486-8866

 

Stay safe, social distance and wear your mask!

Lea Hammond, Principal Noble 

Attachment : Drop off & Pick up Procedures.pdf

 


October 19, 2020

Click here for a PDF version of Noble’s most recent communication.

Dear Noble Families,

Despite Cuyahoga County moving to a Level 3 “red” status on Thursday, October 15, the Euclid City School District has decided to move forward with a hybrid school opening option for families. As is customary for Noble Academy Cleveland, we will follow the district’s lead and do the same. We will begin hybrid in-person learning for scholars in grades 5-8 on Monday, October 26, and for grades K-4 on November 4. Because our teachers will be working with both hybrid learning scholars and fully remote scholars, there will be a schedule adjustment for your scholars the week that their grade level begins hybrid learning. These schedules will be shared by your scholar’s teacher this week. Given the projections for coronavirus to be on the rise for the next 3 months, it is necessary to move to a schedule that will allow all Noble learners to remain on the same schedule whether hybrid scholars are in the building or we move back to fully remote learning.

We recognize most scholars learn most effectively in a classroom with a teacher. Noble Academy values equity in education and we will continue doing everything we can to provide strong education, even in this ever-changing environment. We will make the most of days scholars can join their teachers in the building. Also, we are happy to provide a fully remote option for families who feel the safest at home. Currently we have 51% of scholars choosing hybrid learning and 49% choosing online learning. While you’re not able to change from remote learning to hybrid learning until the 3rd quarter, you may elect to move from hybrid learning to fully remote learning at any time.

Over the past several months, Noble Academy has put many layers of protection in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Those measures include required mask-wearing, social distancing, regular cleaning/sanitizing, no-touch temperature taking, water bottle refilling stations, air circulation, and contact tracing. You will soon view a daily chart tracking all reported coronavirus cases and exposures from staff, scholars and families. More safety measure details are listed on the enclosed Hybrid Learning Plan and may be accessed by clicking here.

Since last March, we started continuously monitoring COVID-19 related data and information. In addition, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and other health agencies data and recommendations factor into our decision-making. Our full-time school nurse has been in regular contact with the Cuyahoga County Department of Health. Her office will relocate to the Activity Center across Noble’s parking lot. This move allows her to have more space to provide two separate clinic rooms. One will be solely for scholars with COVID-19 like symptoms, who will be isolated from other scholars and must be picked up from school immediately. For our hybrid families, we urge you to keep your scholars at home if they are showing any cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. We request your help in keeping our scholars and educators safe and healthy by reviewing and adhering to the health procedures and guidelines for Ohio Department of Health website. We will continue monitoring the situation at the state, county, and local levels and make adjustments to continue educating our children, and keeping our community safe and healthy. 

Any concerns or inquiries regarding school safety should be directed to our Deans:

K-4 Mrs. Tondola  tondola@noblecleveland.org 216-486-8866 ext. 36

5-8 Ms. Tate tate@noblecleveland.org 216-486-8866 ext. 30

Academic inquiries should be directed to your scholar’s teachers.

For health related concerns or reporting for coronavirus exposures and cases, please contact Nurse Anne Spisak at 216-486-8866 ext. 37.

For all other concerns or inquiries please contact the school office at 216-486-8866.

 

This week, all families choosing the hybrid learning model will receive an important mailing including more detailed information regarding safety, and parking lot drop off and pick-up procedures. Please take the time to read and pay careful attention to the Family and Scholar Expectations sections.

 

Stay safe and remember, we are all in this together,

Lea Hammond M.Ed.

Principal