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.
Get the Shaker Heights Schools App
Stay Connected with Shaker Schools
Download the free Shaker Heights Schools App in the Apple App Store
or on Google Play
. It’s your one-stop shop for the latest news and alerts from the District and your school(s), as well as information on events, staff contacts, food menus and more.
Sign in to Abre
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 include a student-specific parent access token and instructions on how to set up and log in to your Abre
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 at update.shaker.org
. 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.
Select Your Automated Messaging Preferences
and click “Sign Up.” Enter the email address you provided to the District at registration and create a password. Once you’ve logged into the system, you can select whether you’d prefer to receive general and emergency District- and building-level communications by call, text or email. Learn more
about SchoolMessenger and read our FAQ.
You may also sign up for text messaging with a phone number listed with the District. To opt in, please text Y to 67587. Please note, per FCC regulations, you must actively opt in to text messages from the District.
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
- Weekly Principal Announcements (High School only): Call and Email
- PTO Information: Call
- Transportation Issues & Delays: Text and email
Visit us on the web
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.