WE ARE READY!

We Will Open Our School On Monday, August 17th. Given the current level of COVID-19 spread in Cuyahoga County, GIA will operate under a remote learning model, while offering opportunities for those who are at high risk to learn 100% online. Our remote model allows students to attend in building face-to-face school each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Remote learning is on Tuesday and Thursday. We are grateful to have two large buildings that have been redesigned for spacing. The elementary building will house grades K-4 and the middle school will house grades 5-8. This gives us plenty of classroom space to safely distance our students.    

Two Locations: The Middle School is located at 4901 Galaxy Parkway on Miles Road in Warrensville Heights. The Elementary Campus is located at 4265 Northfield Road in Highland Hills. The campuses are less than 1.5 miles apart. If you have siblings attending different campuses, our school shuttle will take siblings from the elementary campus to the middle school campus. 

School Time: School begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. You can drop your children off beginning at 8:15 am for breakfast.  IN ALL CASES, YOU CANNOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNTIL THERE HAS BEEN A TEMPERATURE CHECK! 

Before and Aftercare: GIA works in conjunction with the Scholar House to complete student homework and continue student learning after school.  Breakfast is provided in the morning. After school, there is rest time; coordinated activities and a snack.   Students can be dropped off at 6:30 am before school. After care is until 6:30 pm. The Scholar House accepts vouchers and private pay.  

For more information, please contact Ms. Shemika Taylor at (216) 212-6785 or at ms.shemikataylor@yahoo.com

Transportation: Transportation points are provided in Warrensville by the Warrensville Heights School District. You must go to the Warrensville Transportation Department to sign your student up for transportation.  The District will ask for a current proof of residence and a recent utility bill. Our school provided private transportation at the following points: 

1) Garfield Heights (at Turney Road); 2) Cleveland at (Miles and East 131st).  

We will set capacity at a maximum of two students per seat. However, students must wear a mask on the bus and sit in an assigned seat.  We are encouraging families, whenever possible to transport their children to the schools.

Lunch– Students will eat at an assigned desk, and no longer at lunchroom tables.  Lunches will be served in closed Styrofoam containers. We encourage parents to pack their student’s lunch and to provide water for lunch and throughout the day. 

Safety Measures:

Temperature Checks: All students will have temperature checks when they arrive at school. 

Masks: Under state law, masks must be worn by all students and staff when in public spaces. This includes all common areas of every building where social distancing is not possible. Desks will be separated enough to maintain a distance of six feet apart and when seated at those desks’ students may take mask breaks. We will make accommodations for any student who cannot wear a mask due to developmental or medical reasons and as necessary for grades K-3. 

We will ensure that students have plenty of fresh air and oxygen outside and we will minimize the spread of germs each and every day with frequent sanitization and handwashing. 

When Returning to School:

We are asking families to assist us in assessing your child’s symptoms by taking their temperature before sending them to school each day. If your child is presenting with any of the following symptoms, we ask that you keep them at home.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Subject to Change: We are also following the governor’s updates and county alert level. At this time, we are at a level 3 COVID-19 Risk Level. Should the County’s level change to a level 4, we will follow any school shut down orders given from Governor Mike Dewine and our students would proceed to a full online learning model. We will have Chromebooks available for grades 5-8 and Notebooks available for grades K-3.