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September 9, 2020

AMP Support Video & Contact Information

Our AMP Support Team is here to help students and parents with tech support from 8am-5pm each weekday!

  • View the AMP Orientation Video & learn how to log-on, navigate your classroom, contact your teacher & other basics!
  • Call AMP Support 1-833-4AMPHLP (1-833-426-7457)
  • Submit a Tech Support Ticket – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Submit A Ticket button
  • Live Chat with AMP Support – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Live Chat button
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!

 

July 24, 2020
July 10, 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. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

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

June 30, 2020

Free School Meals

We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Our early entrance policy allows students who turn five years old by January 1st to register for Kindergarten. As part of the registration process, students must take a brief Kindergarten assessment. For more information, call

(216) 251-5450 today, or apply by clicking here.

June 10, 2020

Doorstep Enrollment Appointments

Despite COVID complications, it’s time to enroll for the 20-21 school year. West Park Academy is here to help! Book an appointment to have a school administrator meet you at your front porch to have a safe, socially-distanced discussion about the upcoming school year and all that West Park Academy has to offer K-8 students.

Each family who books an appointment will also receive a free backpack full of school supplies! Appointments are available to book online Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Or, call the school to book an appointment outside of these standard times.

To book an appointment online, fill out this RSVP form and a representative from the school will call you

To book an appointment by phone, call (216) 251-5450.

If you’re ready to enroll, start gathering together required documents to register as a new student during this appointment:

Child’s Birth Certificate

Proof of Residence

Parent ID (for the primary, custodial parent)

Immunization Records

For more information about these documents, please visit our Enrollment Resources page.

Families choose West Park because:

• Tuition-free, community school open to all K-8 students

• Full-day Kindergarten with early entrance option for young learners who turn 5 by Jan. 1

• Ohio standards-based curriculum with regular analysis of student data to individualize instruction

• Well-rounded academic program featuring specialty subjects such as Winning in America Art, PE, Character Education, and extracurriculars such as Middle School Basketball, I AM Limitless Dance program & more!

• Safe & secure campus with small class sizes & a family-oriented environment

• Nurturing, fully certified & licensed teachers

• Daily use of Education Technology to advance student learning & readiness

• Culture of student achievement including Student of the Month & Middle School Honor Society

• Free meals & bus transportation

• Accredited by Cognia™

June 3, 2020

School Statement – June 2, 2020

 

Dear West Park Friends, Family, Neighbors, and Scholars,

If you drive past West Park Academy, you will see four large banners attached to the front of the school proclaiming what we stand for. These values are ideals, goals, and inspirations to all who are a part of the school. But now, more than ever, these are values that must unite us against all things that suffocate our nation, our city, and even our community.

Those four values are COMMUNITY, INTEGRITY, RESILIENCE, and EXCELLENCE. Sadly, we have witnessed our society fail to be a community where love and equality are cherished and held sacred. We have experienced an utter letdown of integral members of our society who have abused power over others and allowed prejudice and discrimination to be the law of the land. Some of our leaders and community members have made it impossible for citizens to demonstrate resilience. As we rise, we are torn back down again…and again…and again. We have failed to be profoundly American in our country where we pride ourselves on being able to seek prosperity and independence. We have failed to be excellent.

More than ever, we need these values – but more importantly, we need to listen. We need to learn. We need to consciously recognize those things that prevent true, full, judgment-free communities that keep racism, xenophobia, hate, and prejudices of all kinds from impacting the lives and futures of our community.

West Park Academy is here to be a part of those dialogues and movements that bring unity, and we will stand for nothing short of it. Our faculty and staff are committed to learning and growing. And we are committed to being teachers of truth and the histories of all people – especially those of color whose voices have been silenced, experiences invalidated, and histories quieted and nearly erased. We will stand against the injustices that have plagued our nation for centuries and those injustices that continue to threaten our citizens to this day; we stand against bullies small and tall.

Yours in education and community,

Mr. Jaissle
Principal, West Park Academy

April 23, 2020

All Teachers Properly Certified & Licensed

All teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Ohio Revised Code: Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise.