The Ohio Department of Health has issued an order
that requires K-12 schools to report and notify parents/guardians and local health departments when students, teachers, staff members or coaches test positive for COVID-19. The order also states that parents and guardians are encouraged to report positive cases to schools.
The District Communications Team posts an updated COVID-19 Dashboard that indicates the number of active and cumulative reported COVID-19 cases among students and staff at Shaker Heights Schools. The Dashboard also shows COVID-19 cases by school building.
In compliance with this order, the District will notify appropriate families and staff by email when a staff member, classmate, teammate and/or bus rider (if applicable) tests positive for COVID-19.
Important Updates as of March 23, 2021
Beginning Monday, March 29, the District will send the COVID-19 Update on weekday evenings only when a new positive or presumed-positive COVID-19 case is reported. The COVID-19 Updates will not be sent on days when District offices are closed. However, if a new COVID-19 case is reported when District offices are closed, then classroom notifications will be sent and close-contact phone calls will be made if the student or staff member was contagious when onsite.
In addition, the District's online COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekday evenings only when new positive or presumed-positive cases are reported, or when cases are removed.
How Dashboard Cases are Reported
The Dashboard is updated as families and staff members report cases to the Shaker Heights City School District. Families should contact their building principal if a student tests positive or is presumed positive. Staff members should contact the Human Resources Department to report a positive or presumed positive case.