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.  

Starting on Monday, January 11th, GALA will offer in-person learning for 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The current class groups and teacher assignments will remain the same, however the school-wide schedule will be altered by pushing everything back by 30 minutes (i.e. SEL Morning meetings will begin at 9:00am, lunch will begin at 11:30am, etc.) to accommodate time needed for health entrance screening into the building.  Fridays will continue to serve as flexible days that are used primarily for enrichment and finishing assignments.  

Parents must submit the student registration form by Friday, November 13.  This form is required and one form per student must be submitted. In-Person spots are LIMITED due to social distancing requirements (there will be no more than 15 students in a classroom). Registration Form: https://forms.gle/NMU1HL5anRFrA1za6 

GALA will be sharing the final plan before Thanksgiving break.

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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