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Event and Travel Cancellations

Please refer to this page for an update list of District- and school-sponsored events and travel for students and staff. This page will be updated regularly as additional information on canceled and postponed events becomes available.

March 19, 2020 Announcement: District Cancels Events Through April 30

Shaker Heights Schools has canceled all District- and school-sponsored events, music and fine arts performances, PTO and Band Booster meetings and events and staff/student travel scheduled for April 1-April 30. This decision is based on federal, state and local coronavirus guidance and recommendations.

Unfortunately, the Shaker Heights High School Senior Prom and After-Prom, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, is among the canceled events.  If and when guidance regarding large-group gatherings changes prior to the end of the school year, the District will work to reschedule the Senior Prom at a later date. 

The seventh-grade trip to Detroit, scheduled for April 30-May 1, and the eighth-grade trip to Washington, DC from May 6-8, have also been canceled.

The District will share information regarding refunds when it becomes available.

Canceled events for April 1-April 30 include:   
  • All PTO and Band Booster meetings and events
  • April 1: Boulevard Grade 4 Girls’ Night
  • April 2: High School Grades 10/11 College Panel Evening; SHHS CommUnity Builder’s Meeting
  • April 3: High School Concert in Dance, Onaway Incoming Kindergarten Orientation
  • April 4: High School ACT
  • April 6: High School Evening of Jazz
  • April 7: Boulevard Incoming Kindergarten Orientation, Middle School Jazz Fest
  • April 8: High School Chat with the Principal
  • April 9: Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition
  • April 11: High School Career Awareness Event
  • April 14: Fernway Incoming Kindergarten Orientation @ Onaway
  • April 16: International Families Ice Cream Social, Lomond Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation
  • April 17: Fernway Multicultural Potluck Dinner @ Onaway, Mercer Grandparents/Special Person Day, Woodbury Fun Run
  • April 18: High School Senior Prom and After-Prom
  • April 20: High School Band Senior Recognition
  • April 21: High School New Stages 38 Preview, Mercer and Fernway Boys Night Out, Mercer Muffins in the Morning, Middle School Band Concert I
  • April 22: High School New Stages 38, Mercer and Fernway Girls Night Out, Woodbury Incoming Grade 5 Parent Orientation
  • April 23: High School New Stages 38, Middle School Band Concert II, Onaway i3 Exploration Night
  • April 24: High School New Stages 38, Onaway Spirit Day, Middle School Coffee with the Principal
  • April 25: District-wide Kindergarten Kickoff, High School New Stages 38
  • April 27: Woodbury Creating Change
  • April 28: High School Ice Cream Social and Band Concert
  • April 29: High School Spring Choir Concert, Woodbury Evening of Jazz, Mercer International Night, Onaway Multicultural Potluck
  • April 30: High School Acting Ensemble Preview, High School Orchestra Concert
  • April 30-May 1: Grade 7 Detroit Trip
  • May 6-8: Grade 8 Washington DC Trip 

Given the evolving nature of this situation, the District will continue to evaluate cancellation or postponement of District- and school-sponsored events and travel after April 30. We will share additional information when it becomes available.

March 17, 2020 Announcement: ACT Reschedules April 4 Test

ACT has rescheduled the April 4 test date to June 13 in response to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

Learn more on the ACT’s webpage, April 2020 Exam COVID-19.

March 16, 2020 Announcement: SAT Cancels May 2 SAT and March 28 Makeup SAT

The College Board has canceled the May 2 SAT administration and the March 28 makeup exam date. 

Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds.

In the coming days, College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers.

Please review College Board’s Coronavirus Updates for more information.

March 10, 2020 Announcement: District Cancellations in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

In response to confirmed cases of coronavirus in this area, national, state and local health and government officials, including the City of Shaker Heights, have recommended limiting meetings of large groups and increasing social distancing measures. Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with this current guidance, beginning Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 21, we are canceling all school-sponsored, after-school, large-group events and daytime school assemblies. We also are canceling all field trips through March 21. Review the list of canceled events through March 21.
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