This is an unprecedented time in America and the world. We at the Greater Ohio Virtual School understand that, while our students are able to continue their education uninterrupted, they are likely experiencing barriers that cannot be underestimated.
We are a community, a virtual community, but a community, nonetheless. We are here for each and every one of you.
Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” We urge you to not only look for the helpers, but to take advantage of help that is offered if you are in need and to help others whenever possible.
If you have a specific need that is not addressed below (no matter what it may be), please reach out to us and we will do our best to provide assistance and connect you with resources.
Mrs. Loren Wall- 10th and 12th Grade
513-695-2924, Option 1 (Leave a Message)
Mrs. Joanna Manchak- 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th Grade
513-695-2924, Option 2 (Leave a Message)
DO THE FIVE
Help stop coronavirus!
1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 SPACE Keep safe distance (6 feet or more)
5 HOME Stay there
Call your doctor if you experience these symptoms:
Child Nutrition Options
One of Ohio’s top priorities is to ensure that students receive nutritious meals during the COVID-19 crisis. Schools in Ohio are working hard to supply students with food and may choose to operate in three different ways:
Open – all children ages
1-18 may receive meals at these sites.
Restricted Open – children ages 1-18 may receive meals at these sites. The daily number of meals served at this location is capped (due to capacity constraints like using a vendor for meals).
Targeted Outreach – These sites are doing targeted outreach of meals. Households may contact the school or district for more information about meal service at these sites.
You can view the interactive map below to find child nutrition options:
Or, here is information for all Warren County Schools (note: you do not have to be a student in one of these districts in order to get the meals):
Ohio Resources for Economic Support
- In demand jobs during the pandemic
Many parts of our society are experiencing high demand during this pandemic and are seeking more employees; find available jobs now:
Questions and answers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on unemployment benefits can be found here:
- Pay benefits for reduced work hours
SharedWork Ohio allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides eligible individuals an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. To learn more:
- Food, cash and medical assistance
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides food, cash and medical assistance to individuals and families in need. To review eligibility requirements and apply for assistance, please visit
- Keep Ohio Connected (internet service availability)
Learn what Internet Service providers are doing to keep Ohioans connected, including keeping service turned on during the pandemic and waiving late fees:
- Learn new tech skills
TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online. For more information:
- Existing DSA Programs
Access existing programs to find local non-profit resources available for those in need, to help maintain your small business, and reduce energy costs to your home.
- Injured worker temporary telehealth policy
Learn how the BWC is initiating temporary policy changes that will allow flexibility in the provision of care to injured workers: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/downloads/blankpdf/PolicyAlert-TempTeleHealthCOVID-19.pdf
- Medicaid provisions for uninsured
Learn about how to qualify for Medicaid coverage:
- Maintaining Healthcare Coverage for Your Family
Health insurers must allow employers to continue covering employees, even if the employee would otherwise become ineligible because of a decrease in hours worked per week. We know employees may be working a significantly reduced schedule right now, through no fault of their own, and we want to make sure they continue to have access to their health insurance if it’s feasible for the employer at this time.
- Assistance for Lost Insurance Coverage
Those who do lose insurance coverage, are eligible for a special enrollment period to gain new coverage. Premium subsidies may be available for those who qualify by purchasing plans on the federal exchange.
Ohio Resources for Parents and Families
At-home Educational Activities