2020-2021 School Year: GALA Return to School Communications Related to COVID-19

All COVID-19 related communications will be posted on this webpage.  The information provided through this site will continue to be updated as we receive/confirm more information.  

GALA will begin in-person learning on January 25, 2021, as long as  Cuyahoga County is at risk Level 1-3 (yellow, orange, and red) for 4 consecutive weeks. This means if Cuyahoga County is at risk level 4 (purple) after December 14, GALA’s in-person start date will be delayed.

*The first day of school, upon return from winter break, is January 6.  All instruction school-wide will be delivered All-Remote until In-Person learning begins on January 25, 2021.

Starting on Monday, January 25th, GALA will offer in-person learning for 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  Fridays will continue to serve as flexible days that are used primarily for enrichment and finishing assignments.  

Required by all parents with students attending GALA In-Person: Completed GALA Covid-19 Supplement to Student & Family Handbook Agreement Form: https://forms.gle/o3EGbGdZd95xnS2o6

GALA will rely on the Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System (OPHAS) color-coded system in making school‐wide decisions and recommendations from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for evaluating and determining Return to School learning options for students. GALA’s Return to School Plan has been revised as follows:

    1. OPHAS Level 1 (Yellow) – Active Exposure and spread. – Along with a recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health that supports in-person school, GALA will provide two learning options: In Person and All Remote; while adhering to public health sanitation and social distancing measures as outlined in Ohio’s School Reopening Guidance.
    2. OPHAS Level 2 (Orange) – Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution. – Along with a recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health that supports in-person school, GALA will provide two learning options: In Person and All Remote; while adhering to public health sanitation and social distancing measures as outlined in Ohio’s School Reopening Guidance.
    3. OPHAS Level 3 (Red) – Very high exposure and spread. Limit activities as much as possible. –Along with a recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health that supports in-person school, GALA will provide two learning options: In Person and All Remote; while adhering to public health sanitation and social distancing measures as outlined in Ohio’s School Reopening Guidance.
    4. OPHAS Level 4 (Purple) – Severe exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services. – GALA will provide an All Remote learning option for all students, with no in‐person instruction provided during this period of time.

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