COVID-19 FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Dear IMAC Families, As you are aware, Governor DeWine has issued a mandatory school closure due to COVID-19 starting Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 3rd. Teacher Professional Development Day is still scheduled for Monday, March 16th , so there will still be no school that day also. This letter is to inform you of instructions regarding your child’s online learning. All students will be expected to log in to their normal EdMentum coursework, for a minimum of 5 hours a day. Online attendance will be monitored, and your child may be counted absent for that day, if they are not actively working for 5 hours. EdMentum can be accessed from ANY online device, including cell phones. The library, as well as several local restaurants, offer free Wi-Fi. We are also including information regarding low-cost internet plans. School staff will continue to be available for any questions through the EdMentum messaging system. You may also call the school at 419-525-0105, and we will respond within 24 hours. Cleveland Food Bank items will still be available to be picked up on Thursdays between 12 and 1 pm. We continue to get updates from Ohio Department of Education regarding this situation and will keep everyone updated as we receive more information in this ongoing process. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow spread of this virus. We understand teenagers are going to want to be out and about doing things with their friends during this period of being out of school, but please remember to keep their contact with other people limited to help slow the spread. Thank you, IMAC Administration Team
 
 We are looking into the feasibility of providing breakfast and lunch for our students. Can you please take time to call the office with the answers to this survey by Friday, March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm. We will continue to offer the Cleveland Food Bank items on Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm. In addition, Operation 1000 has lunches available every day from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at the following locations: Lexington Ave. Drive Thru M&S Drive Thru Acrua Hair Salon S. Diamond St. Car Wash If you have any questions regarding Operation 1000, you may call 419- 775-7814
 
LUNCH SURVEY
List name of students living in the household
 
How many days a week would you be interested in picking up breakfast and lunch? Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 
Do your students have any food allergies or special dietary needs? Please list those below.
 
Please let us know if you have a barrier that would prevent you from picking up food for your children and what we can do to help. Pick-Up Time IMAC from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 

Career Advising Policy

Career Advising Policy

204.14 Career Advising and Student Success Plans

This policy governs the School’s plan for advising students on career readiness and shall be reviewed at least once every two years. This policy must be made available upon request and placed prominently on the School’s website.

I. Definitions

Academic Pathways: A designated and specific plan for secondary and post-secondary coursework, academic programs and/or learning experiences that a student will complete in order to earn a diploma or other related credentials.

Career Advising: An integrated process that helps students understand how personal interests, values and strengths may predict educational and career satisfaction and success and may relate to academic and career goals.

Career Connection Learning Strategies: Grade-level examples linking schoolwork to one or more career fields as defined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Career Fields: Groups of occupations and broad industries based on common characteristics as defined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Career Pathways: An overview of the various career options and the amount of education or training necessary for each option.

Early Warning System: Data indictors that help identify students who are at risk of dropping out of school.

Online Tools: OhioMeansJobs K-12, or another similar tool that provides resources, tools and information for students to determine individual career interests, explore career and education options and develop an individual plan for their future.

Student Success Plan: A formalized process that helps students develop goals and plans for success in their futures. The process is based on strategic activities and reflections in which students discover their interests, explore and evaluate options and make informed decisions.

Successful Transition and Postsecondary Destinations: Acceptance to and enrollment in a postsecondary education or training program at an institution of higher education, without remediation. This includes apprenticeship, cooperative education, certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree; employment in a high-skill, high-wage career field; or, acceptance into the military.

II. Career Advising Plan

The School shall establish a school wide system of career advising. The School shall train staff to advise students on career pathways, including training and advising students to use online tools.


The School’s career advising program:

1. will provide career advising to students in grades 6-12 through a combination of formal scheduled meetings with each student, classroom instruction regarding possible career options and career advice provided by teachers;

2. shall provide grade-level examples linking a student’s schoolwork to one or more career fields by consulting the Career Connections Learning Strategies and/or any other career advising source the Executive Director of the School and/or the Board deems appropriate;

3. shall develop multiple academic pathways through high school that will allow a student to earn a high school diploma, including career technical programs and advanced standing programs;

4. will provide the supports necessary for students to transition successfully from high school to their post-secondary destination, including interventions and services necessary for students who need remediation in mathematics and English language arts; and

5. identify and publicize courses that can award students both traditional academic and career technical credit.

III. Documentation of the School’s Career Advising Program

The School shall document the career advising provided to each student for review by the student, the student’s parent, and future schools that the student may attend. The School shall not otherwise release any documentation of career advising provided to each student absent the written consent of the student’s parent or the written consent of the student if the student is at least eighteen years old.

IV. Students At Risk of Dropping Out of High School

The School shall identify students who are at risk of dropping out using one or more local, research-based methods, such as the Ohio Department of Education Early Warning System or any other method deemed appropriate by the School’s Executive Director or his/her designee or by the Board. The School shall consider the input of teachers and guidance counselors in identifying students at risk of dropping out of school.

Any student identified as at risk shall be provided a Student Success Plan. A Student Success Plan shall address the role of career-technical education, competency-based education, and/or experiential learning, and create a pathway to high school graduation. The School shall offer the student’s parent an opportunity to assist in developing the plan. If the student’s parent does not participate in the development of the plan, the School shall provide the parent (1) a copy of the Student’s Success Plan, (2) a statement of the importance of a high school diploma, and (3) a summary of the academic success pathways available to the student to succeed in graduation.

The School shall provide additional interventions and career advising for students who are identified as at risk of dropping out. Career advising shall be aligned with the student’s success plan.

R.C. 3313.6020.
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