Seeds of Literacy’s physical locations remains closed. Our Virtual Classroom is OPEN.
We will add additional information to this page as it becomes available. Last updated 09/29/2020.
During COVID: I have an appointment at Seeds to take a (re)assessment test / TABE test. What should I expect?
The classroom looks a bit different than before and we’ve added all kinds of safety measures to protect your health.
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.
Our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM is still open.
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.
Our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM is still open.
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 or from the Virtual Classroom.
- To request packets, email 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 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
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- 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.