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Parents and Families,
Please be advised that due to the order announced by Governor Mike DeWine, Imagine Great Western Academy has canceled all classes and school-related activities beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 3rd.
We will provide you with multiple updates during the closure. Among numerous issues, we are developing guidance to principals and teachers regarding potential distance learning options and expectations in the event that the closure is extended.
We will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and will plan accordingly, in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials and will update families as necessary. In the meantime, it is important not to panic. Please continue to exercise proper hand washing with soap and other universal preventive actions such as covering your cough, sneezing into your elbow or tissue (throw away tissue), avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home.
Imagine Great Western Academy
STUDENT CLASS WORK
All grade levels are accessible from this link. CLICK HERE
Activities and learning fun. CLICK HERE
During the extended cancelling of classes (through Friday, April 3), Columbus City Schools will offer meals for ALL children age 18 and under, Monday through Friday.
The meals will be “grab and go” style, and kids will also be able to pick up lunch at breakfast, or pick up the next day’s breakfast at lunch. Also, per federal regulations, children 18 and under must be in attendance in order to pick up food. We are working with elected officials in an attempt to modify this, and we will update our website and social feeds if this does change. Please see the Map for open meal locations. MAP CLICK HERE
FREE INTERNET ACCESS
Community partners are offering free internet access to families, for a limited time. The information below is based on news reports from the companies:
Spectrum/Charter Communications: Families without internet will be able to get the service at no cost for 60 days from Charter Communications/Spectrum. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. The service won’t be free after 60 days. Customers will have to notify the company to cancel the service to avoid regular pricing. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Comcast/Xfinity: New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward. The company also shared that it will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact the company that they can’t pay their bills during this period. To sign up, applicants can visit http://www.internetessentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for English and 855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Children social/emotional program – CLICK HERE