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July 20, 2021

Welcome Letter – July 2021

Hello OCP Families,

I could not be more excited to lead OCP as Principal this school year.  I have had the absolute pleasure of working closely with Mrs. Hall-Green during the 2020/2021 school year. It is my honor to continue her work with a focus on growth.  For me, this means embraces the “Mamba Mentality.”  As the late Kobe Bryant said, “It’s a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you were the day before.”

As we as a country transition into a new sense of normal, it is my sincere hope that we can resume more traditional education.  In the event that we need to continue remote learning, please know that the OCP team is committed to providing the rigorous and quality education that each and every student needs.  I recognize that if we return to traditional school, it will be an adjustment for our students.  I am committed to supporting them through this adjustment.  No matter how the learning takes place, we will provide your scholar with the quality education they deserve.

Ohio College Preparatory School is here to guide your student through their learning.  We will work with your scholar to develop their own goals and own their progress towards meeting them.  We recognize that many students experienced challenges during the pandemic, we are committed to working hard to close those gaps and push students to excel.

I am very family centered and community rooted.  I live in this community with my own family.  I am excited to blend my school family with my personal family.  I hope to get back to having monthly events and activities that we can enjoy as a school community. 

I am here to help in any way I can.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.  Our summer office hours are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm daily. 

Yours in Education,

Kay Boyd
Principal
Ohio College Preparatory School
216-453-4550

June 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program

This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program.  Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) » 

February 17, 2021
October 6, 2020

October Newsletter 2020

 

What’s Inside?

Each month, OCP will send out a newsletter to keep you all informed of events, reminders, testing dates/windows and any other important school information.

If you have questions about any of this content, please call the main office at 216-453-4550.

Download October Newsletter PDF »

 

OCP Reminders:

  • Students need to be logged in and completing their work for at least 6.5 hours each day. All minutes/hours are tracked by administration and the state.
  • After 72 hours of unexcused absences, students are subject to being withdrawn from school by administration per Ohio Attendance Law. If a student is going to be absent, please alert the main office.
  • October 16th– Teacher In-service Day-No School for Students
  • October 23rd– Last Day to submit work for Quarter 1.
  • FREE Grab and Go Breakfasts and Lunches are available for pick up on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm at OCP.
  • Beginning October 5th, Middle School Science and Social Classes will be Live sessions daily. Please look out for emails from Mr. K. and Mr. Pollock.

 

 

September Teacher of the Month!

Mr. Jordan Ianiro

Mr. Ianiro is the newest addition to the teaching team at OCP! He teaches P.E. and Health currently to our K-4th grade students. Mr. I. can be found during the day working out Live with his students, volunteering extra time for events and does what it takes to get the job done! He is a team player and we are glad to have him!

 

September Students of the Month!

K- Cordell Williams

1st– Maliyah Dixon

2nd– Julion Hicks

3rd– Derek Shipp

4th– Breanna Fink

5th– Shalamari Morgan

6th– Taylor Reynolds

7th– Jalen Roach

8th– Khamora Dye

*Please come to the school to pick up your certificate and prize!

 

Parent’s Corner – Virtual Instruction Tips:

  1. Download the Canvas App for Parents in order to stay up to date on assignment and messages from the teachers!
  2. Personal Workspace- Designate a space at home where your student can focus and work quietly.
  3. Know who to contact- Please alert the main office immediately if you are experiencing technical issues with logging in or issues with your school issued device.
  4. If there is something that you don’t understand or if you have content related questions, email your student’s teacher.
  5. Webcams must be turned on during ALL live sessions

 

October’s Assessments

 

OCP School Events!

  • October 2: 4pm-5pm (At OCP) Drive Thru Trunk or Treat!
  • October 20:  3:30pm – 4:30pm (Virtual) The NED Show!
  • October 30:  3:30 – 4pm (Virtual) Pumpkin Rama Judging!

 

Congratulations to the 2nd Floor Teachers (Grades 3rd-5th and Fine Arts) that won the Print Environment Challenge!

 

Principal’s Corner

Mrs. Green

Hello OCP Students and Families,

I hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful Fall weather! I wanted to let of you all know just how proud of you I am. As a school, we have truly modeled what being, “Relentless” truly means. We have met every obstacle with courage and extreme dedication. OCP has and will continue to do great things this year because of the pride that we all share for our school and community. I am honored to lead a school such as this.

Thank you!

 

Assistant Principal’s Corner

Mr. Williams

Hello Vikings!

I am excited serve as your assistant principal for the 2020-2021 school year! I feel that we are off to a great start! Despite our new learning challenges, I believe that our scholars here at OCP are learning how to use Canvas and navigate through our AMP curriculum more efficiently. Please be mindful that all scholars must have a minimum total of 6.5 instructional hours daily to receive academic credit. As always, the staff at OCP are here to provide any supports that are needed for our Vikings to be successful. I am looking forward to meeting all students and families soon. Let’s have an awesome year!

 

 

September 9, 2020
August 27, 2020

20-21 Reopening Change Update

 

August 18, 2020

Dear Families,

The spring of 2020 brought about unprecedented changes to our educational system.  As we looked towards the 2020-2021 academic year, the staff at Ohio College Preparatory School took steps to ensure we would be able to offer students an opportunity to return to the building.  Our efforts were magnified when Governor DeWine announced that schools were permitted to reopen for in-person instruction.

In preparation for the academic year, we conducted a parent survey to ensure we were meeting the needs of our families.  Through this survey, it was determined that families deserved the opportunity to decide how instruction would be delivered to their scholars.  Therefore, families were asked to choose between three learning options: traditional instruction, remote learning, or hybrid instruction.  We secured PPE, sanitation support, signage for buildings, and began planning for the return of our scholars.

After carefully considering the health and safety of the students, staff, and community, it is with great sadness we must inform you of the Board of Directors’ decision to forgo the traditional and hybrid learning options.  Due to the Ohio College Preparatory School Board’s decision on August 13, 2020, the traditional and hybrid learning options are no longer available to our families.  As a result, all scholars will be enrolled in a virtual learning modality for the first nine weeks of school.

We share your disappointment with this decision.  However, we are committed to providing the scholars of Ohio College Preparatory School with a successful virtual learning experience.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hall-Green or Mr. Williams at (216) 453-4550.

 

Yours in Education,

Ohio College Preparatory School Administration

 

August 23, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.
  • To read the full policy, click here.
August 17, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning

 

New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

 

We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!

 

August 4, 2020
July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!