Response To COVID-19

revised 3/6/2023

Response to COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations, and more

We will continue to make data-driven, science-based decisions and follow the guidance of medical and public health professionals, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health partners. The health and safety of our community is and always will be a top priority. 


MARCH 1, 2023: As of April 1, 2023, Seeds will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter the in-person classroom. Vaccinations and masks are strongly encouraged.

MAY 1, 2022: Although strongly encouraged, booster shots are no longer required. Tutors and students must show proof of initial vaccination for in-person tutoring.

MARCH 14, 2022: Masks become optional at all physical locations. Full vaccination still required.

JANUARY 11, 2022: In-Person Tutoring to Resume 1/18/22

DECEMBER 30, 2021: Physical classrooms close again amid COVID surge in Northeast Ohio

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021: Physical classrooms reopen 4 days a week to fully vaccinated and masked students and tutors.


Masks, Vaccines, HIPPA & the Classroom: Your Questions Answered – 06/02/2021

Seeds Announces 7/12/21 Post-COVID Classroom Reopening Date – 05/01/2021

Seeds Urges Stakeholders To Get Vaccine – 02/09/2021

The Path to Reopening is Winding, Physical Classroom Unlikely to Reopen During 2020-2021 Fiscal Year – 01/13/2021

11/19/2020 Following record-setting COVID cases in Ohio, Seeds returned to Phase 1 of our reopening plan. In-person, scheduled reassessment testing has been discontinued until further notice.

10/15/2020 We’re actively preparing to reopen. We are only waiting on two things: (1) our students to complete their assessments (2) the COVID numbers in Ohio to decline and remain consistently declined.

Video: Channel 5 News Shares Our Virtual Classroom Story – 10/08/2020

Announcing the Virtual Classroom – Fall 2020 Newsletter

Donors Help Bridge the Digital Divide – 09/18/2020

As We Enter Phase 2, Scheduling Student Tests, Here’s What They Can Expect – 09/2020

The Path to Reopening Classrooms: Entering Phase 2 – 09/01/2020

What We’ve Learned from Conducting Remote Learning (Why Students Were Slow to Respond) – 08/03/2020

The Path to Reopening Our Classrooms – 06/08/2020

Special Edition Newsletter – 05/2020

A Change of Direction During Social Distancing – 03/24/2020