The School of One

June 2022

Hello So1 Students and families!

Happy June to our School of One students, families, and friends!


Please scroll all the way down for information, updates, and Student Shout-Outs for a job well done! New info and resources will be added throughout the month so please check back if you need assistance.



Wayne Marok, Principal Administrator

Maryum Sims, Principal

Rebecca Bell, Resource Coordinator

Kerry Copes, Resource Coordinator

Justine Lance, Chief Secretary


Main Office

13501 Terminal Ave Rm 103 (inside Bard Early College)

Cleveland, OH 44135

Phone: 216-838-8850

Friendly reminder regarding attendance!

The School of One is in person 5 days a week!

Per Cleveland Metropolitan School District Attendance Policy, in adherence to the State Law House 410 bill, students are required to attend school regularly.


Poor attendance can have negative long-term effects, such as lower achievement and a greater chance of not graduating on time.

Congratulations School of One 2022 Graduates!!

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upcoming dates and events


  • June 6th and 7th: Cap and Gown Pickup and Technology drop off for all confirmed graduates at Bard High School, 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Please see the graduation folder link below.
  • June 8th: ALL School Field Experience for Staff and Students at Dave and Busters, Knowledge, Food, Games and Fun.
  • June 15th: Graduation Breakfast and Rehearsal Practice(Mandatory for student participation in practice), 10a.m. to 1:00p.m. Transportation provided for each site. Mrs. Lance will forward pick up schedule soon.
  • Thurs, June 16th: SO1 Commencement Ceremony at East Professional Center, 7:00p.m.
  • Sun, June19th: Father's Day, Juneteenth
  • Mon, June 20th: Juneteenth holiday (no school for all students and staff)
  • Tues, June 28th-Thurs, June 30th: Ohio State Tests (OSTs) administered at East HS Professional Center (ANY student who need to retake ANY OST must pre-register)
  • Fri, July 1st: Last day for SO1 students
  • Mon, August 8th: SO1 students return to school

End of Year Celebration at Dave + Buster's!

Wednesday, June 8th

*You must be at your sites at 9 am. The buses WILL leave without you.


If you signed up to attend please see your teacher or para for the field trip form!
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June is Pride Month!

Did you know that The School of One now has a site at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland?


History of Pride


LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland


Thank you to Johnny Stanton #40 from the Browns for coming to hang out with students at our LGBT Center site! We loved having him!!! He spent the entire day with us, which consisted of an art activity, tossing the football around, reading an Achieve article together, and playing some very serious games of Rock Paper Scissors!

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Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th

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COVID 19 information

**All positive cases must be reported to the district**

If you or another member in your household tests positive, please call our CMSD COVID hotline at 216-838-9355 or email covid@clevelandmetroschools.org.


Dear Parent or Guardian,


The health and safety of our school community is important to everyone. The CMSD COVID Hotline team wants to make you aware that there may have been individuals in our schools who were infected with COVID-19 that were not known or reported to us before schools went on winter break.


In partnership with the City of Cleveland Department of Health, we encourage you to monitor your child(ren) and members of your household for possible symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms may include:

● Fever or chills

● Headache

● Cough

● Loss of taste or smell

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Sore throat

● Fatigue

● Congestion or runny nose

● Muscle or body aches

● Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea


If you or your child(ren) experience any of these symptoms, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider to be tested. If your child(ren) or another member in your household tests positive, please call our CMSD COVID hotline at 216-838-9355 or email covid@clevelandmetroschools.org.


We all have a role to play in staying healthy. As a reminder, wash your hands often, keep a distance of 3-6 feet between yourself and others whenever possible, clean commonly touched surfaces daily, wear a mask when outside or in any group setting and cover your cough and sneeze.


Don’t forget, vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19.


Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.

SEL SCOOP

The School of One has 2 Resource Coordinators on staff to help support our students and families. If you are in need of any assistance (food, clothing, shelter, mental health resources, job searches and resume writing, etc.), please contact us immediately.


Rebecca Bell (So1 sites @ Lincoln West, Rhodes, John Marshall @ Bard, LGBT Center, The Foundry)

216-562-9200 (call or text)

rebecca.bell@clevelandmetroschools.org


Kerry Copes (So1 sites @ East Tech, Collinwood, Glenville, John Adams)

216-233-8929 (call or text)

kerry.copes@clevelandmetroschools.org

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Young Parents Program

The School of One has a Young Parents Program for our students that are expecting or already have children.


Our zoom sessions have ended for the school year, but we have a ton of resources and even some free gifts for you!


Please text us to let us know!

Ms. Bell 216.562.9200 Mr. Copes 216.233.8929


https://www.smore.com/1yvze

Financial Tips for Teens and Young Adults

1. Set up checking and savings accounts while you’re still living at home.

Don’t wait until you’re living on your own to establish accounts with a local bank. Set up a checking and savings account and learn the basic functions of these accounts, such as writing checks, making debit charges, and exploring online bill pay and other key features.

Opening checking and savings accounts can help you establish a relationship with a local financial institution, while also familiarizing yourself with two of the most important financial tools you will ever use.


2. Use money management apps to set budgets and track spending.

Money management apps are an excellent resource to help you track your income, set spending budgets, and identify trends in your spending behavior.

With these money management apps, you can practice the habits of better money management and track your progress over time.


3. Take advantage of digital tools that help you save gradually.

Similar to money management apps, you have many different options when it comes to micro-investing platforms and other savings tools that leverage technology to build toward savings goals.

These tools can range from mobile apps like Acorns to programs offered through your financial institution, such as Pocket Change. You’re likely operating on a small, fixed income, but these tools will make it easy for you to make savings contributions, even with limited expendable income.


4. Find simple ways to start building credit.

Opening a checking or savings account is great for developing a financial history. But these accounts don’t help you build credit. There are other steps you need to take to start building a positive reputation that contributes to a higher credit score—which will come in handy when it’s time to take out student loans, finance a car purchase, and even buy a home.

The first step is to make on-time payments for any bills you may have, such as your cell phone if your plan is separate from your parents’. If you’ve financed a car purchase with your parent or guardian as a co-signer, making regular payments can help you build a strong credit history.


5. Educate yourself on the dangers of taking out debt.

As you look ahead to your college years and adult life, it is important to be mindful of the hazards of using credit cards and student loan debt to fund your lifestyle. These financial tools make it easy to spend money carefree in the moment, but if you’re not careful, you could dig a deep financial hole that takes years to climb out of—and accrue significant interest along the way.

Use our Debt Calculator to see how the long-term cost of debt may play out over time. Borrow money only in essential situations, and don’t make credit card charges you can’t fully pay off.

As a teenager, you may just be starting to come into financial independence, but you have plenty of opportunities to improve your money management skills and develop healthy financial habits that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

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The School of One and Arts Impact Family Nights!

We had 2 wonderful family nights with Arts Impact, one at City Life Center and one at The Foundry! Everyone that attended had a great time, won prizes, and enjoyed some delicious food! We look forward to having more next year!

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Marjana Ognjenovic (also known as "Mrs. O.")

marjana.ognjenovic@clevelandmetroschools.org


Mrs. O. can assist with the following:

* Explaining and helping with SAY YES applications

*Assisting with the completion of the FAFSA as soon as possible (FAFSA completion is required for students to receive SAY YES money)

*Applying to colleges and universities

*Career readiness planning

*Trade Schools


For questions regarding college and career access and individual FAFSA appointments, students can text TASSEL to 216-208-5866

SAY YES TO EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL CMSD SCHOLARS

SAY YES Cleveland scholarships are administered by College Now Greater Cleveland. All students who attend high school from 9th-12th grade and reside in the **CMSD footprint are eligible. Questions about SAY YES scholarships, including the scholarship portal, applications, and payments to schools, can be directed to:


*SAY YES scholarship hotline 216-454-5400

*SayYesScholarship@collegenowgc.org


**CMSD's footprint includes the City of Cleveland, Bratenahl, Linndale, Newburgh Heights, and parts of Brook Park and Garfield heights assigned to the district

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U)

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a nonprofit workforce development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that serves teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in under-resourced areas in Northeast Ohio.


Y.O.U. puts teens and young adults on the path to economic self-sufficiency.


https://www.youthopportunities.org/

COLLEGE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Advanced Technology Academy (ATA)

The ATA is a FREE Workforce Development program offering training in the following areas:

  • EMT Basic
  • STNA
  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (No job placement available)
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Industrial Welding
  • Precision Machine Technology (PMT)
  • Private Security
  • Automotive Technology
  • Patient Access Representative


Benefits include

  • Bus Tickets
  • Up to $1k in stipends
  • Job placement assistance
  • A brand new Dell laptop for incoming Fall 2021 students
  • Professional Development
  • Free tuition, books, and uniforms


Interested candidates must:

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED
  • Be a resident of Cuyahoga County
  • Be between the ages of 17-24


Feel free to contact their Workforce Laison Alina Rios (alina.rios@tri-c.edu) or Program Manager Manicka Collins-Bryant (manicka.collins-bryant@tri-c.edu) if you have any questions!


Please see the attached flyer for our complete list of programming.



OhioMeansJobs:

https://omjcc.us/



Student Workforce Advancement Group and Career Connects Initiative Job Opportunities Board:

https://sites.google.com/view/swag-employer-events/swag-employer-events/current-job-opportunities


Partner Up Virtual sessions for participating students on January 19th, February 1st and February 16th from 9-11 a.m.


**Please let Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes know if you need help with a resume and/or filling out applications!**

COLLEGE NOW ADVISORS AT So1 SITES AND OFFICE HOURS

@ John Marshall@Bard -Christin Dornback, cdornback@collegenowgc.org, Tuesdays

@ Lincoln West -Martiza Castro, mcastro@collegenowgc.org, M-Thu, 10-2:30pm

@ James F. Rhodes- Brandi DuVall, bduvall@collegenowgc.org, M-F

@ East Tech- Danny Poslet, dposlet@collegenowgc.org, M-F

@ Collinwood- Charise Cox, ccox@collegenowgc.org, M, W

@ Glenville- Kelley Ringer, kringer@collegenowgc.org, M-F

@ John Adams- Rozalyn Gordon, rgordon@collegenowgc.org, M-F

@ Foundry and @ LBGT Center- fill in as needed by designated CN team member.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Please check out the links below for information regarding resources such as mental health, food, shelter, legal services, etc. or feel free to reach out to Ms. Bell or Mr . Copes for assistance.


https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/domain/5961


https://namigreatercleveland.org/resources/community-resources/


https://www.neoch.org/street-card

THE SCHOOL OF ONE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Please like and follow for information, updates, and resources!


FACEBOOK: The School of One Cleveland

INSTAGRAM: schoolofonecle

TWITTER: @SchoolofOneCLE


District website: https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/SO1

STUDENT SHOUT OUTS!

Congrats to all of our graduating seniors!! We are so proud of you!!!


So1 @ Lincoln West

  1. Outstanding Attendance: Tayshon Coleman, Abel Gamez, Janetteliz Morales
  2. Peak Superstars: Fernando Bonilla, Shannaiah Burkes, Anish Guragai, Brandon Hernandez, Oscar Malave
  3. ImagineMath Lessons Passed Leaders: Antonio Booze, Nashaiah Burkes, Shannaiah Burkes, Tayshon Coleman, Myaliya Dawson, Reema Faleh, Tyrin Fuller, Abel Gamez, Joaris Gonzalez, Anish Guragai, Alyssa Hanlan, Brandon Hernandez, John Jones, Advier Luna, Luis Matos, Zion Murray, Carlos Melendez, Nelson Nieves, Brianelys Ortiz, Delmontika Pinkston, Jaylene Ramos, Joseph Susak
  4. Achieve3000 Top Scorers: Nashaiah Burkes (School--5/27), Myaliya Dawson (School & Ohio--5/4, 5/9; Weekly Ohio--5/2-5/6), Alyssa Hanlan (School & Ohio--5/17), Brandon Hernandez (School & Ohio--5/20), John Jones (School--5/18), Advier Luna (School--5/6), Zion Murray (School & Ohio--5/24,5/30; Weekly School & Ohio--5/23-5/27), Anthony Ramos Caraballo (School & Ohio - 5/19; Weekly School & Ohio--5/16-5/20, WORLDWIDE--5/20), Cassidy Sanchez (School & Ohio--5/12), Joseph Susak (School & Ohio--5/5,5/10)


So1 @ John Adams:

Congratulations Graduates:

  1. Tyler Reese
  2. Da'Shawn Vaughn
  3. Kshantia Poe
  4. Javeria Gordon
  5. Martez Walker


So1@ JM @ Bard

Thank you to the class of 2022 for all of your hard work!

Extra-special congratulations to So1's Salutatorian Erika Penner!

Nataly Armstrong

Autumn Brewster

Dalonzo Carey

Desiree Casiano

Chris Encarnacion

Kayleen Fields

Jewan Flowers

Isis Gist

Liani Huot

Shalah Johnson

Aiden Leonardo

Laneasha Littlejohn

Angelis Maldonado

Savannah Myers

Micalia Patrick

ERIKA PENNER

Ana Pimentel

Yancarlos Polanco

Matthew Rorrer

Jalyn Roseborough

Endya Ross

Jamaya Tungamirai

Juliany Vega


So1 @ Rhodes

SENIOR SHOUT OUTS!!

1. Rebecca Bermudez

2. Amya Berrios

3. Nayonnna Cloud

4. Adrian Davila

5. Joselito Gonzalez

6. Freddy Kasole

7. Mallory Leazenby

8. Christian Martinez


Grade Outs!!

1. Shaylee Garcia

2. Taylor Burton

3. Brianna Emond

4. Emily Frymier

5. Ali Jackson

6. DeJah Lewis

7. Jan Carlos Pizarro

8. Nayomi Santana

9. Jerrell Williams

10. Zaymarion Simpson


So1 @ The Foundry

Congratulations to all School of One graduates!

Special Recognition to:

Demarko and Elijah on job promotion and full-time employment with MCPc.

Izhaar Rose for leading the OST peer tutoring initiative.

Shout Out to all the students who volunteered at the Zoo for Sustainability Day!

Technology Needs

**Per CMSD, students are now REQUIRED to either turn in or pay for any loaner devices, including computers, hotspots, AND chargers before you can receive your diplomas**


Please take care of the devices, keep them in a safe place and away from food, pets, and small children. They are YOUR responsibility.


Please contact Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes if you need a computer and/or hotspot to use at home.


If you have any issues with the computer you have, please first contact CMSD's Tech Services department at 216-838--0440. If they are unable to fix it, contact Ms.Bell or Mr. Copes for a replacement.


If your computer or hotspot is missing or lost, please let Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes know. You will have to file a police report in order to receive a new one. This is district policy. The district is able to remotely turn off the devices to make them unusable. You will have to provide us with

a police report number, the last name of the officer that took your report, and the precinct where you filed the report.

CMSD's Project ACT

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Project ACT provides direct instructional and support services to children and youth residing in temporary emergency shelters, transitional housing and doubled-up students staying with other families due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar situations. A holistic and comprehensive approach is used to deliver instructional and support services necessary to facilitate the homeless child's transition into school, and to ensure the child's success and ongoing participation in the educational system.


Support services include everything necessary to accomplish the goal of meeting students' physical, social and emotional needs, and empowering parents to support their children in this endeavor. All appropriate resources from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are employed to achieve this goal.


https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/projectact


If you or your family may be in need of these services, please contact Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes.

Are you in need of glasses??

Check out the following eyewear programs:



America's Best (has vouchers in store, call to make an appointment and tell them you are a CMSD student)

VSP Vision Care (has vouchers through NASN, the National Association of School Nurses)

Berris Optical

Cleveland Clinic Vision First

Prevent Blindness (for students that do not have insurance or need replacements not covered by insurance)

Zenni Optical (online store, has cheap frames)

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Energy Assistance Resources

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Cuyahoga County Public Library Kids Cafe

https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/LP/Kids-Cafe.aspx


KIDS CAFÉ

AGES 18 & UNDER

AUGUST 16, 2021 — MAY 20, 2022


We know it's hard to focus on learning when your stomach is empty. That's why Cuyahoga County libraries collaborate with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide children with free grab-and-go meals during the school year in communities where the need is great. Grab-and-go meals are available while supplies last.


LOCATIONS

Brook Park Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Brooklyn Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Garfield Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Maple Heights Branch
Mon – Thu / 6:00 – 7:00 PM

North Olmsted Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Parma Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Parma Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Parma-Snow Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:15 – 4:15 PM

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Southeast Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Warrensville Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 — 4:00 PM