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Welcome New Families!

The Shaker Heights schools pride themselves on being a learning community with excellence for all. Our staff is professional and highly qualified and we offer a challenging curriculum that prepares your child to compete in today’s global economy.

We encourage you to support your child as he/she transitions to this new educational environment. Research indicates that engaged and involved parents are a significant influence on student achievement. In our partnership as parents and schools, it is important that you understand that your involvement in and with the schools is strongly encouraged.

We encourage you to review the checklist below to learn more about school schedules, communication channels, and resources to help you and your family make the most of your Shaker experience from Day One.

Before the First Day Checklist

Use this interactive checklist to get all the information you need before your student comes to school:
Review the District Calendar and Bell Schedules.
Stay connected via Shaker Schools app, email, social media and more.
Learn how to make payments online for meals, fees and fundraisers.
Get supply lists and pay supply fees.
Download meal menus and apply for Free/Reduced Lunch.
Review our Handbook and Policies.
Learn more about Special Education.
Be a volunteer at Shaker Schools.
Sign up for School Age Care with Shaker Rec.
Download health and medication permission forms and asthma action plans.
Get involved in our parent organizations.
Find out whether your student is eligible for transportation.

Essential Information