Tuesday Note:  July 7, 2020

Campus Re-Opening Update
We hope the children are enjoying their summer!  We wanted to reach out and share some information with you as we work to reopen the school building in the fall.  The Task Force, Faculty, and Administration are working with a number of assumptions which are guiding our decision making.  Since receiving guidance from Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday, July 2nd about Ohio's guidelines for school reopening, we are refining this work.
As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, we have committed to offering full weeks and full days of school whenever it is possible under state mandates.  We are working to ensure that our students will have the opportunity to play and socialize and will be as unaffected as possible by the changes we need to make.  This means that the adults will carry the extra work and care--as much as possible--to keep our students, families, faculty and staff safe during this upcoming school year.
As we seek to provide a positive experience for our students, our foundational changes to mitigate risk will include small group cohorting (each class is a cohort), increased cleaning, physical distancing when developmentally appropriate, robust hand-washing and hygiene protocol, and an increased use of our outdoor spaces.   We recognize that the wearing of masks is a polarizing topic with families having differing views on the necessity and appropriateness. We will be communicating our plans in regards to face coverings and other more granular reopening details in late July. In the near future, we will be asking our families to fill out a brief survey to help with our reopening efforts.
At the center of our work is the experience of the children when we return to school.  We will continue to work with the Summit County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio Department of Education as we develop our plans.  

Stay tuned, be safe, and enjoy summer!

Summer Work Day Hours - We Need Your Help!
Interested in getting a jump start on your Work Day and service hours for the 2020-21 school year?  Please join us on Saturday, July 11th, Saturday, July 25th, Saturday August 8th and/or Wednesday, August 19th to give some desperately needed TLC to our grounds!  Please click on the dates above to sign up.

We are limiting participation and following the safety guidelines from Mr. Plevrakis to create a safe environment for all.  

Your enrollment contract requires you to complete a minimum of 10% of your required service hours on scheduled work days.  For most families, this equals three hours.  

We are thankful for such a supportive and hard-working community.   We hope you can make at least one of these work days!  

EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Update
The application window for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship and the Expansion EdChoice Scholarship will open again July 15th, 2020.  The traditional EdChoice scholarship window will remain open until June 30 2021.  The EdChoice Expansion scholarship window will remain open until June 30, 2021 or until funding is depleted.  This is a change from previous years. This change was part of HB 166 in July, 2019.  Click here for more details.  You can also call or email Tyra Scott at tscott@sgws.org or Amy Hecky at admissions@sgws.org with questions.

Summer Mowing - Slots Still Available
We are looking for help with mowing, weeding, and trimming into the month of September.  Click on the sign-up link to sign-up for two week increments. When you sign up you are responsible for mowing one to two times during that two week period. The hours you spend mowing count towards work day (and service) hours for the 20-21 school year. We have a mower on site and you will be given instructions if you have not previously mowed the grounds.

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