Parent Communication

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.


November 17, 2020


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