Your 2017-18 Back-to-School Checklist is Here!

Shaker families, the countdown is on!

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23. Here's all the information you'll need to start the new year:

  1. Get the free Shaker Heights Schools App. All the District- and building-level news, events and general information are available in our handy (and paperless!) app. Enable push alerts and notifications, view breakfast/lunch menus, subscribe to school-level calendars and more on your mobile device. Download it at the App Store or Google Play.

  2. Read the Handbook. Please familiarize yourself with the District policies and procedures, your student's rights and responsibilities, and general information like fees, schedules and academics. It's available online and on our app.
  3. Check the mail or log on to ProgressBook to receive your student's class placement.

    • Students in Grades K-6 will receive class placement letters by mail no later than one week prior to the start of school.

    • Students in Grades 7-12 can log on to ProgressBook at noon on Monday, August 21 to learn class schedules. Please note: ProgressBook is temporarily unavailable due to annual updates and will be back online by August 21.

  4. Review supply lists.
    • Learn more online about Fees and Supplies.
    • Students in Grades K-6 pay a $35 fee to cover the cost of all school supplies for the year. That's right: no need to buy pencils, paper, folders or erasers.
    • Students in Grades 7-12 pay a $25 activity fee. Middle School students should download the supply list online. High School teachers will provide students with supply lists during class.
    • All fee payments can be made at

  5. Find out what's for lunch. View cafeteria menus by school and learn more about Food and Nutrition at our schools. Add funds to your student's lunch account at
  6. Sign up for School-Age Care (optional for students in grades K-6). The City of Shaker Heights operates school age care for Shaker Heights students. Learn more about the program or register online (sign-in required).

Check our Facebook page for additional back-to-school updates and reminders. Also, view and subscribe to our online calendar to update your mobile calendar. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the summer!

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