In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and Governor DeWine’s emergency order closing all schools, Education Alternatives’ facilities will remain closed for educational services until the order is rescinded. During this closure, EA will continue to comply with each student’s IEP and special education requirements.
EA’s intervention specialists are creating daily lesson plans that are individualized for each student. Currently, EA uses i-Ready and Edmentum in its classrooms and is working with parents to ensure students have access at home. For those who do not have the appropriate technology, EA is providing Chromebooks and laptops to provide to each student while they are working from home. Our intervention specialists can remotely ensure that students are accessing assignments and completing their online work. In addition, EA is sending parents an updated PR-01 for each student to reflect the needed method of remote instruction during this time to ensure compliance with the IEP.
EA understands this crisis is likely to stress and disrupt many students’ lives. Our educational and clinical staff will provide emotional support to students through regular phone calls and check-ins. REACH is also exploring opportunities for therapists to provide virtual clinical sessions through tele-therapy when available. Our goal is to help students utilize their behavioral management skills developed in the EA classrooms while they are at home.
Lastly, our school kitchen will continue operations to provide meals to students in need. We are developing a list of students who are food-insecure and will distribute meals to students via our transportation fleet. For more information or questions about interim services, contact us.