We’ll be sending you regular updates during this extended closure to share any new information and to remind you about previous messages we don’t want you to have missed. Some updates will be shorter and some will be longer, but we’ll be staying in touch.
Even though our schools and offices are closed, our faculty and staff are still committed to working hard each day on behalf of every student and family.
The Shaker Heights Schools wishes all of our students, families, faculty and staff a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!
- We want to hear from you! The District has launched a feedback and comment form to gather stakeholder input on the current extended closure, summer enrichment and learning plans, and fall re-entry plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The form is also available on the Extended Closure Resources webpage.
- Gov. DeWine declared on Thursday that individual skill training for all sports may resume and OHSAA announced that the No-Contact Period will be lifted for all sports beginning Tuesday, May 26. The District and the SHHS Athletic Department are evaluating the directives and will update our athletic community once we determine the best way for training to resume in our school facilities. In the meantime, Shaker school buildings and athletic facilities remain closed.
- During the May 12, 2020 business meeting the Shaker Heights Board of Education passed a resolution granting the superintendent authority to prohibit retention of students under the third grade reading guarantee under certain circumstances in accordance with HB 197 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 waiving state testing requirements for school children this year.
- The Senior Clap-Out Committee, Shaker Heights High School, After-Prom Committee and the Shaker Schools Foundation invite you to help celebrate the Class of 2020. On Friday, June 5, seniors, their families and community members are invited to a virtual clap-out with each senior’s elementary school. Seniors will join via a Zoom link and Shaker families may join via their school Facebook page with Facebook Live. For more information, visit shaker.org.
- All families received information on Tuesday, May 19 regarding pick-up/drop-off of student items. Pick-up/drop-off dates vary by building and begin next Thursday, May 28. Click here to view your pick-up/drop-off information by building.
- The District’s free meal distribution schedule will shift slightly next week due to Memorial Day. Distribution days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (May 26, 28 and 29). The regular schedule of Monday/Wednesday/Friday will resume on Monday, June 1.
- All Shaker students (except seniors) should keep their District-issued Chromebooks and hotspots over the summer to maintain access to enrichment and learning opportunities.
- Please complete the summer enrichment and learning interest survey to help the District better understand your interest in our potential Summer 2020 Jumpstart Program offerings and to help determine additional summer supports our students may need. The survey closes May 29.
- The last day of school for students in grades PreK-11 has been changed to Friday, May 29. Read the complete announcement here.
- The District is offering online enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year. Parents and guardians may submit required forms electronically by computer or mobile phone. Learn about online enrollment.