Seeds of Literacy remains closed.
We will add additional information to this page as it becomes available. Last updated 07/04/2020.
THE PHONE NUMBERS YOU NEED DURING COVID-19
I am not a current Seeds Student, but would like to be, even though the classroom is closed. How do I enroll?
Why is Seeds Closed?
Although the State of Ohio has reopened, Seeds of Literacy is not yet prepared to offer on-site learning.
Our tutoring program thrives on one-to-one learning, while social distancing doesn’t allow for tutors and students to work closely together in person.
Once the classroom is reconfigured and the threat of the virus has lessened, we will reopen our classrooms.
When will Seeds be open again?
Unfortunately, we don’t know.
We will post on our website and social media channels, as well as email students and tutors, with frequent updates.
Can I still get tutoring while Seeds is closed?
Yes! But tutoring will be a bit different. We are offering two kinds of tutoring.
- Video Tutoring — Tutors will conduct a live lesson using video conferencing (similar to Facetime) on your phone, tablet, or computer. Select a lesson and time from the list provided, and then click the link at the time the lesson is listed to start. The link won’t work if you try it at a different time.
- Tele-Tutoring — Tutors will answer your questions by telephone. Visit the list of days, times, and tutors that will be available. Simply call the number at the time listed and ask your questions.
HOW TO LOG IN TO VIDEO TUTORING
HOW TO LOG IN TO TELEPHONE TUTORING
What if I miss a video lesson I really wanted to take?
We are recording our video lessons. Once they are complete, we will post them here.
What's the difference between Tele-Tutoring and Video Tutoring?
- Short for TELEPHONE Tutoring, tele-tutoring allows students and tutors to connect using only a phone.
- Tutors dial into a conference call line.
- Students can then call into the same number and ask the tutor questions from the packets they’ve taken home or accessed in digital format.
- Tele-Tutoring Schedule Found Here
- Tutors access Video Tutoring through a computer. Tutors then “share” what’s on their screen so the student can see it.
- Students access Video Tutoring through a computer, phone, or tablet — any device with access to the internet and video capability.
- During Video Tutoring, students can see the Tutor and the Tutor’s screen. In some cases, the Tutor can also see the student.
- Video Tutoring involves a lesson prepared by the Tutor. The schedule of lesson topics will be updated regularly. Video Tutoring Topics & Schedule Found Here
- Video Tutoring lessons are RECORDED. Once a lesson is complete, it will be stored on our website so it may be accessed later by anyone who needs to review. More lessons will be added soon. Watch Recorded Lessons Here.
Can I still do work on my own?
- Digital learning such as Khan Academy, ReadWorks, and Core Knowledge still work. Access them the same way you always have.
- Email your Digital Literacy Coordinator to request packets. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
The Center for Disease Control has very clearn instructions about preventing the spread of COVID-19. For details, visit their website here.
I have seen lots of COVID-19 Charts and Graphs on TV but I'm not sure what they mean.
Tutor Ed Round gave a video lesson on Maps, Charts, and Graphs, using COVID-19 materials as examples. Give this video a watch and you’ll know how to read the maps when new data is published!
Can I still take sections of the GED test while Seeds is closed?
As of June, some testing centers are reopening in Ohio. During this time, they are only open limited days of the week. Seeds students hoping to schedule a test should contact their digital literacy coordinator — email@example.com.
I lost my job. Can Seeds help me file for unemployment?
The Unemployment Phone Lines and Website are very slow due to the large volume of unemployed Americans. If you can’t get through, do not worry. You will be back-paid to the time you lost your employment. The Ohio Department of Labor has created step by step instructions for filing for the first time and filing weekly. Use the links below.
- Logging Into Your Account
How to log into your online unemployment account for the first time.
- Viewing Your Notices and Determinations / Filing Appeals
How to find, read and respond to your unemployment correspondence. Also, how to file an appeal if you disagree with a determination
- Filing for Your Weekly Unemployment Benefits
How to file your weekly claim for benefits.
My hours were reduced. Do you know if I can file for unemployment?
If you have received unemployment benefits in the past, you should know that the rules have temporarily changed as a result of COVID-19.
If you weren’t eligible before, YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE NOW! See the previous question for information on creating an account and filing weekly for benefits. See below for an explanation of what has changed.
Can Seeds help me find a job?
We are focused on providing you with distance learning. However, as we find resources to help you, they will be added to this page.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
List on Channel 19’s Website
- Walmart plans to hire 150,000 U.S. hourly workers for its stores and distribution centers through the end of May.
- Amazon to hire 4,600 new workers in Ohio to fill jobs that include warehouse and delivery positions.
- Wooster-based company Gojo, the makers of Purell, are hiring to keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer.
- Grocery store chain Marc’s is hiring at all locations.
- Discount Drug Mart is accepting applications at stores throughout Northeast Ohio.
- Ohio Landscape Association announces that more than 40 contractors across Ohio are hiring workers laid off during coronavirus pandemic.
- Thrive Behavioral Health Center, a mental health addiction services provider in Northeast Ohio, is adding new workers; free training and certification offered.
- Parisco, a hospital linen laundering facility in the Ravenna area, is hiring full-time positions.
- Atlantis Security and Quota Contract Cleaning are hiring for all shifts of positions in Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, Lake, and Lorain counties.
- The organization Rose-Mary is looking to hire individuals to help children and adults with disabilities; locations throughout Northeast Ohio.
- Pizza delivery giant Domino’s is hiring approximately 10,000 new workers nationwide.
- Heinen’s is hiring for temporary and permanent positions at all locations, with immediate openings in stores, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.
- Homewatch CareGivers is hiring support personnel for locations in Westlake and Beachwood to work with the devlopmental disability community.
Greater Cleveland Partnership
- The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s site has listings for businesses that are able to comply with the state’s stay-at-home order, and features a link for those who wish to apply for the jobs.