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The Communications Department helps realize the District’s vision of being the first-choice school district for all students, both locally and around the globe. 

To that end, our team produces all mass communication needs, including news items, emergency text messaging, robocalls, website content, the District’s monthly newsletter, social media posts, sustained social media messaging and campaigns, and direct mail pieces. We also engage parents, students and the broader community—including faith-based leaders and elected officials—with the District’s internal stakeholders. Within the District, the team provides media relations counseling, communications strategies, executive writing, graphics services, and branding support.

 

Stay Connected with Shaker Schools

Sign in to PowerSchool
PowerSchool provides you with access to important and useful information that is specific to your student(s). Throughout the year, this portal will evolve, though our goal is for Abre to become your one-stop shop for information about your student, your school(s) and the District. Each family will receive an email that includes student-specific instructions on how to set up and log in to your PowerSchool account. 

Watch for the weekly Shaker eNews
The District will send a weekly news and event roundup for the District as well as each individual school building. Families will automatically receive these newsletters to the address on file with the District for automated communications. Shaker Heights Schools supporters who are not current families may subscribe to newsletters here. They are also available online at www.shaker.org/weeklyenews.aspx.
 
Make sure your contact information is updated
At the beginning of the school year, update your student and contact information online through the PowerSchool portal. This ensures the District has the most up-to-date information for student records, enabling teachers and administrators to contact you. Throughout the year, report any change in your address, phone number or e-mail address to your building's administrative assistant or to the Registration Office. Email Glo Morris or call 295-4321.
 
Verify you are receiving District emails, messages
The District uses SchoolMessenger to call, email and text Shaker families with building- and District-level updates, as well as emergency, closure and delay information.
 
With SchoolMessenger, the District has the capability to send the following messages via the methods listed below:
  • Attendance (High School and Middle School): Call and Email
  • General Building Announcements: Call and Email
  • General District Announcements: Call and Email
  • School closures: Call, Email and Text
  • Emergencies: Call, Email and Text
Please note, when updating your contact info in PowerSchool, families have the option to opt in or out of District and building text messages.

Visit us on the web
Shaker.org offers a wealth of information for students and parents, from curriculum to library resources to financial data and a staff directory. Visit often to find out what’s happening.
 
  • Like us on Facebook at For Shaker Schools and find news items, photos, and conversation – including some content that is exclusive to Facebook.
  • Search @ShakerSchools on Twitter. Keep up on the latest news while you’re on the go.
  • Get a snapshot of what’s happening on Instagram at shaker_schools.
  • Watch videos and subscribe to Shaker Heights Schools on YouTube.

Staying connected with the Shaker Heights Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) 
The Shaker PTO has a new website and family directory this year.  Please visit shakerpto.org to see PTO news. There are separate pages for every school building. Shaker PTO has also replaced the AtoZ Directory with a family directory on the website. To be in the family directory, please register an account with Membership Toolkit. Once you verify your family information and select your preferences for publishing in the directory, you will get a confirmation email and be able to see the directory. There are no fees to join the Shaker PTO. Every parent/caregiver and teacher of a Shaker student is automatically a member. We ask that you register so you will get PTO News from your school PTOs and you will have access to the family directory. 

Emergencies

Click here to view the District's Emergency Information webpage with emergency updates, communication protocols, emergency drill definitions and more.

Safe School Helpline

The Safe School Helpline® is a confidential way to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations. Available 24/7.

Call: 1-800-418-6423, ext. 359
Text: TIPS to 614-426-0240
Mobile App: Download the FREE app from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE and the APPLE APP STORE

Publications

Measuring What Matters
Read Measuring What Matters, the annual quality profile for our schools and stay up-to-date on our progress on the District’s five-year strategic plan.

Shaker Life Magazine
Shaker Life magazine, published four times a year, includes a school news section and regular features on Shaker Schools. Read Shaker Life articles on our schools online.

Student and Parent Handbook
Review the latest copy of our handbook online.

Academic Planning Guide
The Academic Planning Guide enables parents of Woodbury, Middle School and High School students to better understand course selection, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, and more.

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