The School of One

January 2022

Hello So1 Students and families!

Happy New Year 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

Student and Family Survey

Please take a quick minute to complete the following survey! We would love your feedback about upcoming events and field trips!

upcoming dates and events

  • January 10th- Return to in-person learning
  • January 13th- District Winter Graduation, 6p.m. at East Technical High School
  • January 17th: Schools Closed -Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 20th- Money Matters Financial Workshop for students and families, 12:00p.m. on Zoom
  • February 3rd- High School Parent Teachers Conferences from 12:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. No school for high school students.
  • February 18th-No School (Staff PD day)
  • February 21st: Schools Closed-President’s Day
  • February 25th: Student Advisory Committee meeting, 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
  • March 21st to March 25th: Schools Closed-Spring Break.
  • April 15th: Schools Closed, Good Friday.
  • April 27th: Parent Teacher Conference- School in-session, Early Release for Students.
  • May 30th: School Closed- Memorial Day.
  • June 16th- SO1 Graduation

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

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

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.


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)

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

216-233-8929 (call or text)


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

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 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


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


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

ATA- Classes start January 18th.

January Virtual Orientation Dates:

Friday, Jan 14th, 2022 at 2:00pm

Tuesday, Jan 18th 2022 at 10:00am

Friday, Jan 21st 2022 at 2:00pm

Tuesday, Jan 25th 2022at 10:00am

Friday, Jan 28th 2022 at 2:00

Feel free to contact their Workforce Laison Alina Rios ( or Program Manager Manicka Collins-Bryant ( if you have any questions!

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


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

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!**


@ John Marshall@Bard -Christin Dornback,, Tuesdays

@ Lincoln West -Martiza Castro,, M-Thu, 10-2:30pm

@ James F. Rhodes- Brandi DuVall,, M-F

@ East Tech- Danny Poslet,, M-F

@ Collinwood- Charise Cox,, M, W

@ Glenville- Kelley Ringer,, M-F

@ John Adams- Rozalyn Gordon,, M-F

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


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.


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

FACEBOOK: The School of One Cleveland

INSTAGRAM: schoolofonecle

TWITTER: @SchoolofOneCLE

District website:


Congrats to all of our School of One January 2022 graduates!!!

Liani Huot

Jamaya Tungamirai

Ana Pimentel

Desiree Casiano

Micalia Patrick

Chris Encarnacion

Matthew Rorrer

Mallory Leazenby

D'Amani Thomas

Jihada Aaron

Joseph Armstrong

Mary Beckham

JaQwon Campbell

Tony Jordan

Autymn Komora

Dontae Odom

Chiandre Pope

Kevin Robinson

Tyriq Sains

Antynesha Beamer

James Cunningham

Fordasha Delaney

Regae Dormendo

Monica Doster

Shawn Jones

Paris Pinnock

Markisha Jackson

Marie Means

Jamye Middleton-Bey

Brandon Ridgeway

Makiya Robertson

Rayshawn Bohannon

William Brooks

Nathan Adkins

Danielle Taylor

Kassandra Torres

Mickey Hodge

Juan Mendez

Mckayla Ayala

Jendaya Floyd

So1@LW students:

  1. Outstanding Attendance: Nashaiah Burkes, Shannaiah Burkes, James Cunningham, Fordasha Delaney, Carlos Melendez, Janetteliz Morales
  2. Peak Superstars: Monica Doster, Joaris Gonzalez, John Jones III, Brianelys Ortiz
  3. ImagineMath Lessons Passed Leaders: Raekwon Barkley, Joaris Gonzalez, Alyssa Hanlan, Adrian Lee, Zion Murray, Joseph Susak
  4. Achieve3000 Top Scorers: Raekwon Barkley (School--12/1), Monica Doster (School, Ohio & WORLDWIDE--Week of 12/6-12/10, School & Ohio--12/6), Mickey Hodge (School--12/6), Brianelys Ortiz (School--12/3), Paris Pinnock (School & Ohio--12/17)

Great job everyone!!! We are so proud of you!!!

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Technology Needs

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.

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Cuyahoga County Public Library Kids Cafe



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.


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

Energy Assistance Resources

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