Friday, March 27th 3:30 pm.

Welcome Back!

I am thrilled and honored to welcome you back to Temporary Distance Learning at Ogle School.  The Faculty and Staff have been busily preparing for the arrival of our students in this new virtual environment.  Our Campus buildings have been lonely without your chatter and whispers on campus.  We all miss the energy and excitement that the students always bring to our schools each day and are looking forward to reconnecting after this challenging time away.

I hope that by now, you have connected with your Campus Director and Instructor and are prepared to report to your virtual classroom on Monday, March 30th at the normal start time of your regular class schedule.  Additionally, I'd like to note that we have been training and preparing our online platform that will provide you with all the information you need to be successful in preparing for a rewarding career in the beauty industry.  It's still the same kind of content you are used to consuming, but I encourage you to get familiar with all the features of the platform.  Everything is optimized for mobile devices, very accessible and easy to navigate from your cell phone or tablet. You will receive additional communication regarding access to the learning resources shortly as well as how to best navigate the platforms to ensure you get your clocked learning time. Please connect with your instructor or campus leaders if you are not sure where your virtual classroom will be meeting Monday morning.

Please plan to show up on time for your regularly scheduled class time on Monday, March 30th as we kickoff the Ogle School Distance Learning curriculum.  Our education team have done a tremendous job putting it all together and are prepared to deliver training and development of the highest caliber.

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you (online) Monday.

Best,

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Friday, March 20th 12:53 pm.

DISTANCE LEARNING COMING SOON…

Dear Ogle Students,

The technology platform, training and structure for online coursework are nearly finalized.

All regulatory approvals (TDLR, NACCAS, DOE) are just about in place.

Distance Learning will begin Monday morning, March 30th.

Please continue to look for additional instructions from your Instructor or Campus Director on how this will be implemented.

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Thursday, March 19th 5:30 pm.

STUDENT – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

EDUCATION

What will happen with my grades?

Grades for the current academic term will be calculated from February 24th through March 14th. If you have an academic grade that you would like the opportunity to improve please contact your Instructor. Grades will become final for this term on March 27th.

How will my attendance percentage be impacted during the campus closure?

Since the campuses have been shut down, each student’s scheduled hours have been put on pause. Currently attendance percentages are not being affected and will not be affected until we start our distance learning education that will allow students to start and end their session.

Will I be withdrawn if I’m out more than 10 days per the campus policy?

As of right now students are not being counted as absent since scheduled hours have been put on hold. When we resume on March 30th (either in person onsite or via distance education) students’ scheduled time will then start again and the 10-day policy will hold true if students are not participating in online education.

How will phasing up work?

Phase up will continue as normal. March 30th begins a new academic term. Please know that under a distance education model you might not be working with your normal onsite Instructor. Phase up will continue so you may progress along your educational path. If additional educational support is needed upon your return to onsite education we will make those arrangements.

How will my enrollment agreement change?

Ogle school will make the appropriate adjustments to your enrollment agreement to exclude the days that the campus was shut down. With these adjustments all students should be put on track to meet the requirements of the amended enrollment contract.

Will my graduation date change?

It is likely that contract end dates will need to be adjusted through an amendment based on the temporary closure from March 17 – March 29. It is our goal to keep your education timeline on target with as few interruptions as possible.

TEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING

What if the campus cannot reopen on March 30th?

Ogle School will move to a temporary distance learning curriculum that will allow students to continue their education. It is important to stay connected to your Instructors and/or campus leaders. They will provide regular updates and online instruction plans.

Will all students be required to participate in temporary distance learning?

If temporary distance education is launched all students will be expected to participate if they want to continue to be enrolled. If a student is not able to do so they must communicate with their Instructor, Student Service Coordinator or School Director.

Will the temporary distance learning schedule accommodate both full (day) and part-time (evening)?

Yes, temporary distance education plans will accommodate both day and evening schedules.

How will hours be added or calculated daily with temporary distance learning?

If temporary distance education is launched we will provide instructions on how to log your time and share how your hours will be captured and reported to TDLR.

FINANCIAL AID & STUDENT PAYMENTS

How will student payments be handled?

At this time, we are suspending all payments due until April 15th. You will not be penalized over the next month for not making your payments as scheduled. Email [email protected] or leave a voicemail by calling 817-804-6729 with any questions.

How will my VA benefits be impacted?

Your benefits will not be impacted at this time.  You will continue to receive your regular Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA).  In order to continue this practice, the VA is working with Congress to preserve the GI Bill benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The new law would allow the VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. There is no action required from a GI Bill student.  If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 7AM and 6PM Central Time, Monday-Friday.

How will my Financial Aid be affected?

The Department of Education (ED) has provided approval to institutions to use online technologies to accommodate students on a temporary basis for the use of distance learning programs.  At this time your FA will not change.  You will still be required to meet the necessary hours and weeks in order for your FA to be disbursed.  If you have additional questions, please contact the FA department at 888-618-8200.  You may also visit ED’s website regarding COVID-19 at https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature, or contact them at 800-872-5327.

OTHER

Will the May graduation ceremony at UTA in May be canceled and rescheduled?

The graduation ceremony set for May 3rd, 2020 has been cancelled. We will send an update once it is available.

Are we able to schedule written and practical tests through PSI testing?

Beginning Friday, March 20, all PSI Examination sites will close until Monday, April 13. PSI will re-evaluate at that time and decide how they will proceed after April 13. PSI will shut down the scheduling tool via phone and online. PSI will also cancel all scheduled candidates. Candidates will not lose any money, and they will be able to test at a later date.


Wednesday, March 18th 1:50 pm.

Dear Ogle Students,

As we continue to make preparations for online delivery of your education, to ensure we have the highest level of success, we ask that you answer a few questions on the feasibility of such a method. If you already completed the survey please DO NOT submit another response. The survey link is:

http://bit.ly/Ogle-Remote

Additionally, your Ogle School team is working on creating an FAQ that will be posted to this page to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.  We expect that to be published here in the next 24-48 hours.

Thank you for your patience and commitment as work work through this process.  Be safe and healthy and check back soon.

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Tuesday, March 17th 3:30 pm.

Dear Ogle Students,

On behalf of everyone at Ogle School, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19—this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs and schools have been impacted and so many more.  Our focus is, as always, on the health and safety of our employees, students, clients and communities.

The situation is changing rapidly, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, Ogle School has decided to temporarily close all campuses for students. The closure will go into effect on Tuesday, March 17th at 5 pm.  We intend to resume normal operating hours Monday, March 30th.  Again, this decision includes all Ogle School campuses.

During this time, our staff will continue working as we finalize the development, delivery and regulatory approvals to offer online coursework in the event we determine we cannot return to normal operating hours on Monday, March 30th.  In addition, Admissions and Financial Planning will continue to engage with prospective students through a virtual interview process, effective immediately.

We realize the impact a closure can have on our employees in addition to students, and this is not a decision we made lightly.  We want to take care of them as best we can and will be providing them with pay and benefits during this temporary closure as well as providing additional resources to help them through this challenging time.

There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty.  While we don't know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by sticking together and supporting each other, we'll emerge from this stronger than before.

Thank you for your commitment,

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Monday, March 16th 11:39 pm.

Dear Ogle Students,

For the protection of our students, staff members and guests, during the current concerns regarding COVID-19, our clinics will stop servicing public clients effective today.  We will re-evaluate the situation continuously and re-open at the appropriate time.

Next, we are rapidly preparing online coursework and gaining the required regulatory approvals.

In the meantime, we intend to remain available for those who wish to attend and carry on their education with the intention of assessing, daily, the ongoing feasibility of remaining open.  For those who cannot attend, please contact your Campus Director.

We ask for your patience as we all navigate these unprecedented times.  We are trying to minimize the impact on students’ graduation timing and we keep that in mind when decisions are made.

Please continue to look for updates.

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Friday, March 13th 3:30 pm.

Dear Ogle Students,

The information that is available regarding COVID-19 is ever-evolving and changing on a daily basis.  As an organization, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of Health Services and campus county Public Health departments.

In addition, we are keeping an eye not only on other colleges and ISDs, many of which are on extended Spring Breaks this month, but general business behavior as well, specifically those in the service industry (Salons, Spas, Hotels, Retail) for which we prepare committed students.

I think it’s important to note, that our campuses are relatively small and already practice the safety and sanitation daily that is required by our industry, making them lower risk.

We understand that people are making decisions that are best for them in the moment, and we will continue to stay flexible with ongoing attendance.  At the same time, we wish to remain available for those who want to finish their education and continue to move forward.  To this end, we are exploring distance education opportunities to preserve the continuity of education.

Equally important, I assure you that Ogle School is very strong financially with reserves to weather whatever may come at us as we meander through this predicament.

As of today, we plan to continue our regular hours of operation.  As an organization, we are closely monitoring things, daily, and are prepared to regularly communicate and act accordingly.  Please continue to follow this page (http://www.ogletalent.com/covid) for updates.

Let’s stay healthy and safe.  Ogle Nation is resilient and strong based on strength of team, culture and 47 years of Excellence.

John Blair
President & CEO
Ogle School


Thursday, March 12th 7:44 pm.

Please see the following guidance on COVID-19 prevention.

Click here


Wednesday, March 11th 9:52 am.

Please see the following update on Ogle School's response to the COVID-19 virus.

Click here