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Welcome to Julie Billiart Schools, a family of K-8 coeducational, independent day schools for children with learning differences.

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Check out this selection of COVID-19 websites and references, JB videos, and FAQs.

Helpful Links

JB COVID Guide for Cold + Flu Season

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020 | File size: 5.55MB

Check out this helpful guide for when to send your child to school during cold and flu season.

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Masks and Facial Shields Social Story

Posted Monday, August 24, 2020 | File size: 11.19MB

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Previous Communications

8-20-21 Changes to Mask Policy Letter

Posted Monday, August 23, 2021 | File size: 110KB

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8-6-21 Return to School Letter

Posted Thursday, August 05, 2021 | File size: 110KB

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May 27 All School Mask Update

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021 | File size: 98KB

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5-7 All School Communication - Learning Options for Fall

Posted Friday, May 07, 2021 | File size: 103KB

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March 26, 2021 - Updates Regarding Mask and Visitor Policy

Posted Monday, March 29, 2021 | File size: 99KB

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1-22 All School Vaccine Update

Posted Monday, February 01, 2021 | File size: 90KB

As the COVID-19 Vaccination becomes available in Ohio, Julie Billiart Schools are working closely with our local boards of health to secure the vaccine for our school employees. We’ve strongly encouraged all of our faculty and staff to get the vaccine in order to protect themselves and their students from the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

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2-1 JBA Positive Test Communication

Posted Monday, February 01, 2021 | File size: 89KB


In an effort to remain fully transparent and keep our school community safe, we want to share that a Julie Billiart School Akron student has tested positive for COVID-19. ​Because the student has not been in school for the past week, there has been no exposure among our students, faculty, or staff. No one needs to quarantine due to this case.

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1-20-21 JB Akron Case Letter

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | File size: 91KB

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1-8 All School Quarantine Recommendations Update

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | File size: 90KB

You may have seen that the Ohio Department of Health released ​updated social distancing guidelines for schools​. The guidelines note that three (3) feet social distance protocols can be used without the need to quarantine when a positive case is connected to a classroom of students when they are wearing their masks.

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1-18 Lyndhurst Confirmed Case Letter

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | File size: 89KB

In an effort to remain fully transparent and keep our school community safe, we want to share that a Julie Billiart School Lyndhurst student has tested positive for COVID-19.

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12-15 Lyndhurst Confirmed Case Letter

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | File size: 90KB

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12-4 Lyndhurst Confirmed Case Letter

Posted Friday, December 04, 2020 | File size: 100KB

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12-3 Lyndhurst Confirmed Case Letter

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 | File size: 90KB

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11-20 All School Letter Regarding Break

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 | File size: 98KB

After careful consideration of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as a review of our total cases (two total confirmed isolated cases school-wide), we remain committed to staying open for as long as we can.

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November 18 All School Letter - Stay at Home Advisory

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 | File size: 70KB

We are aware of today’s Stay at Home advisory by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and expect to see more communications around the growing number of Northeast Ohio cases, including Summit County. Our COVID-19 Team is currently meeting about this advisory. We will be in touch with families with our response and plans within the next few days.

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November 15, 2020 JB Akron Parent Communication - COVID

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 | File size: 95KB

Information for JB Akron families regarding a suspected case of COVID-19.

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November 13, 2020 COVID Case Letter - Lyndhurst

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 | File size: 104KB

Information for JB Lyndhurst families regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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November 12, 2020 JB Lyndhurst Case Letter for Families

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020 | File size: 105KB

Information for JB Lyndhurst families regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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October 29, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2020 | File size: 97KB

What does level 4/purple phase mean for JB?

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August 5, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | File size: 88KB

Updates to our mask policy

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July 31, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | File size: 95KB

Responding to the recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health

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July 6, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Monday, July 06, 2020 | File size: 47KB

Two Options for Fall + New Mask Policy

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June 24, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | File size: 54KB

What We Know so far About the Fall

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April 20, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Monday, April 20, 2020 | File size: 65KB

Distance Learning is Extended Through the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year

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April 17, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Friday, April 17, 2020 | File size: 45KB

COVID-19 Update Regarding School Reopening

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March 30, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 | File size: 52KB

School Closing is Extended Until May 1

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March 20, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Friday, March 20, 2020 | File size: 44KB

Addressing the Potential for Extended Closing

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March 13, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 | File size: 52KB

Academic, Communication, and Tuition Updates

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March 12, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 | File size: 42KB

School Closing Announcement

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March 12, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 | File size: 65KB

Emergency Preparedness Updates and Plan

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March 5, 2020 Parent Communication

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2020 | File size: 46KB

COVID-19 Actions and Updates

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Video Resources

Watch: Why Do You Act The Way That You Do? Understanding Functions

Functions are the purposes behind behaviors, including sensory, avoidance, attention, and tangible functions. Learn more about why your child might display certain behaviors.

Watch: Cutting Down on Power Struggles: Using Controlled Choices

Learn how using controlled choices can cut down on power struggles and problematic behaviors. This is an excellent resource for parents and children during distance learning and summer months.

Watch: The ABCs of Behavior: How Small Adjustments Can Make a Big Difference

JB Akron's BCBA, Melissa Laco, dives into the ABCs of behavior: antecedent, behavior, and consequence. She discusses how to make modifications at home and put new strategies in place that deliver big results.

Watch: How Can I Reward My Child Without Using Bribery

JB Akron's BCBA, Melissa Laco, provides a brief overview of reinforcement. She shows us how to deliver behavior-specific praise and implement strategies for reinforcement during distance learning.

Watch: Mindfulness techniques to try at home

Join JB Music Therapist Kate Sonnenberg as she demonstrates a Square Breathing technique.

Watch: JB Community Garden Lesson

Join JB Lyndhurst Intervention Specialist Maggie Schmidt as she shows kiddos how to plant seeds in a garden.

Watch: Webinar on Motivation and Independence During Distance Learning

Join JB Akron's BCBA, Melissa Laco, for this helpful webinar to guide families toward increasing motivation and promoting independence during distance learning.

open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

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open-quote I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how grateful I am that you saw my daughter for all that she is today and all that she is yet to become. close-quote

Tammie Sommer

open-quote They have all the resources necessary, specialized to the individual learning of each child, and the heart that goes with it. I don't think we would have stayed in Ohio if it wasn't for JB! close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

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open-quote Julie Billiart Schools has helped my child become a better version of himself. The teachers and therapists at JB really know and understand how to reach children who learn differently. close-quote

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open-quote My kids love everything about JB and look forward to going to school every day and seeing their friends and teachers. JB is truly a one of a kind school enriching young lives everyday. close-quote

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