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July 23, 2021

Welcome Letter – June 24, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of our Lorain Bilingual Staff we would like to welcome you and give you some information on the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. This year we will be a k-8th grade school. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18,2021. Doors open at 7:30am and the school day ends at 2:50pm.

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you and your children to ensure they achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that to be successful in our school, our children need support from both home and school. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time at 7:30am
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading

For the 2021-2022 school year all students are required to wear a school uniform. This consists of khaki, black, or navy bottoms and a solid color top. You will find the dress code specifics on the Resources page. However, on Fridays only or the last day of the school week, students may dress down for $1. This money will be used towards field trips and extra rewards for our students.

You will also find the school supply list on the Resources page. You are more then welcome to drop the supplies off during our open house Monday, August 16th from 5-6:30. Students will also be able to meet their teachers during this time. We look forward to a great school year. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 440-434-6320.

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
September 9, 2020
August 22, 2020

Lorain Bilingual Academy in The Chronicle-Telegram

 

Lorain Bilingual Academy was featured in Carissa Woytach’s article for The Chronicle-Telegram today, “Community Schools in Lorain County Look to Start the Year Remotely Amid Pandemic.” In the article, Lorain Bilingual Academy’s three learning options for families were mentioned, which include: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (2 days at school & 3 days at home).

Link to full article: https://chroniclet.com/news/232571/community-schools-in-lorain-county-look-to-start-the-year-remotely-amid-pandemic/

August 21, 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.

Read the full policy (PDF): 2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

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 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. 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 29, 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.