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COVID-19 | Coronavirus School Closure Information

National Heritage Academies (NHA) is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, which is a novel (new) form of the coronavirus. This disease creates a mild to severe respiratory illness that can easily spread from person-to-person.

NHA has a response team who daily meet to monitor the status of school communities throughout our network. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this fluid and ever-changing situation.

To find the most up-to-date information about your school, please locate your state from the list below.

Additional questions or concerns may be directed to NHA Parent Relations at (877) 642-7471 or emailed to info@nhaschools.com.

Last updated March 20, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.

Colorado

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the local district, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Colorado schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Colorado health officials, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Information.
 

 


Georgia

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the local district, we have decided to suspend classes at Atlanta Heights Charter School. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Georgia health officials, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health.
 


Indiana

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the local district, we have decided to suspend classes at Andrew J. Brown Academy and Aspire Charter Academy. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Indiana health officials, visit the Indiana Department of Health.
 


Louisiana

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Louisiana schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Louisiana health officials, visit the Louisiana Department of Health.
 


Michigan

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Michigan schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Michigan health officials, visit the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.
 


North Carolina

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the local district, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA North Carolina schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from North Carolina health officials, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
 


New York

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the local districts, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA New York schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from New York health officials, visit the New York State Department of Health.
 


Ohio

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. Mike DeWine’s order, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Michigan schools. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Ohio health officials, visit the Ohio Department of Health.
 


Wisconsin

Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. Tony Evers’ order, we have decided to suspend classes at Milwaukee Scholars Charter Academy. Please know, we are closely monitoring state closure decisions to determine re-open dates and will continue to follow all government orders moving forward.

Our goal is to continue to facilitate remote learning opportunities during the closure. Any remote learning questions should be directed to school leaders.

For updated information from Wisconsin health officials, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Prevention Tips

NHA leaders continue working under the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We recommend following the CDC’s recommendations, to prevent the spread of illness:

  1. Practicing good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water for the length of 20 seconds.

  2. Covering your coughs and sneezes

  3. Staying home if you are sick.

 

Food Services During Closure

NHA is committed to providing food to our school communities over the coming weeks to ensure students maintain a healthy and nutritious diet, even when they are away from our building. Our school leaders are working in collaboration with Preferred Meals, our food service provider, to continue serving families in our school community. Learn more about your school’s food service options by visiting your school's website.

Find an NHA food service location near you.
 

School Lotteries

While schools are closed, upcoming student lotteries will take place at the NHA Service Center and will be live-streamed on each school's Facebook page. Please see the schedule of school lotteries below for specific dates and times.
 

SchoolLottery DateLottery Time (EST)
Detroit Merit Charter Academy3/25/20204:30 p.m.
Queen's Grant Community School3/27/20209:00 a.m.
Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy3/30/20209:00 a.m.
Riverton Street Charter School4/6/20205:00 p.m.
Buffalo United Charter School4/7/202011:00 a.m.
Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School4/7/20206:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Dreams Charter School4/8/202010:00 a.m.
Southside Academy Charter School4/16/20205:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Scholars Charter School4/23/20206:00 p.m.
Eagle Crest Charter AcademyTBDTBD

Frequently Asked Questions

For those who were unable to pick up an NHA Chromebook, will there be another date to do so?

If you require NHA technology, please work directly with your school’s principal to determine next steps.
 

Can my family have more than one NHA Chromebook?

Chromebooks are provided based on the technology that is currently available at each school. Please work directly with your principal if you require additional technology.

How do I log into the Clever student portal from an NHA device using Chrome?

To log in to the Clever portal, using an NHA provided device, please follow instructions from the Remote Learning parent folder.

How do I log into the Clever student portal from a non-NHA device using Chrome?

To log in to the Clever portal, using a non-NHA device, please follow these instructions from the Remote Learning parent folder. For further instruction, please view the video below.

 

What do I do if my NHA Chromebook stops working?

Please contact NHA’s Parent Relations team at (877) 642-7471 who can help you troubleshoot.

My non-NHA device included content filtering services (such as Family Link) that won’t allow my student to access Google Classroom – what do I do?

Download the Google Classroom app from your provider’s App Store to log into Google Classroom directly, using your student’s NHA username and password.

How is my student’s remote learning being graded?

Students at each NHA school, except for our schools in Indiana, will not be formally graded on how they engage in remote learning, but may receive feedback on their work. Our goal is to simply provide our families learning options. We will continue to communicate with our school’ families as we learn more from our state and federal guidance.
Indiana remote learning will count toward academic progress per the Indiana state mandate, therefore, instruction at Andrew J. Brown Academy and Aspire Charter Academy will be graded.

Is my child required to complete the remote work assigned by their teacher?

As always, our goal is to provide students a quality education. Ensuring our students can continue their learning journey throughout this closure period is of the utmost importance to us. We encourage students to engage in the assignments provided by their teacher, however, remote learning assignments are optional supplementary learning and *won't count toward annual hourly requirements.

* Indiana remote learning will count toward academic progress per the Indiana state mandate, therefore, instruction at Andrew J. Brown Academy and Aspire Charter Academy will be graded.

What is the cleaning schedule during a closure?

Throughout the closure period, NHA’s facilities cleaning vendor, Aramark, will maintain their usual cleaning operations. In addition, Aramark will perform full-building disinfection and two full disinfections of all high touchpoints throughout the building, once at the start of the closure period and once before school resumes.

What type of cleaning products is NHA using to clean and disinfect the buildings?

We are following the recommendations put in place by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identifying antimicrobial products that are effective against COVID-19. Aramark currently uses the disinfectant product Virex II 256 in all our buildings, which is on the EPA’s recommended list of products.

Is my school providing food services during this closure?

National Heritage Academies is committed to providing food to our school communities over the coming weeks to ensure students maintain a healthy and nutritious diet, even when they are away from our building. Please visit your school’s website for the latest information.

Can families pick up multiple days of food at a time?

Yes, families can pick up a maximum of three days' worth of meals per day. Families may pick up breakfast and lunch during one initial stop at the school. They are not required to come back for each meal service. Food will be provided for weekend days as well.