2020-21 School Year Plan

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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

Get the Shaker Heights Schools App
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
Shaker Heights Schools is excited to introduce Abre, a new platform that 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 from curriculum@shaker.org, which will include a student-specific parent access token and instructions on how to set up and log in to your Abre account. 
Sign up for the Shaker Schools Connection E-Newsletter
All parents automatically receive the Shaker Connection, our monthly District newsletter. Not a parent, but still want to keep up with Shaker Schools news? Subscribe now.
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
Visit https://go.schoolmessenger.com 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
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.
PTO Weekly Update
Receive your school's weekly PTO e-newsletter, which arrives by email each Friday morning. Sign up here.
PTO Family Directory: A-Z Mobile App 
Include your family in the PTO directory. Join as a new family and select the Shaker Heights City School District. You’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the free mobile app after you provide your contact information. 

Follow us on social media

  • 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.


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.

District/PTO Calendar
Printed calendars will be available at all schools and the Administration Building for pickup when all District buildings open on Thursday, August 17. They also will be available at all District and PTO-sponsored back-to-school events. For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our online calendar or download the Shaker Schools app.

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.

The PTO Weekly Update
Subscribe to the PTO Weekly Update and get news from the PTO Council and your student’s school delivered each Friday morning to your inbox. 

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