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.
Message from Dr. Glasner
Today, Governor Michael DeWine announced that his administration has extended K-12 school closures in the state through Friday, May 1. In order to prepare our students for full online instruction as soon as possible, our teachers will begin transitioning students to Level 3 of our Extended Closure Plan this week, with the goal of full implementation of Level 3 at all buildings on Monday, April 6. Many teachers have already begun reaching out directly to families and students with suggested work and schedules to prepare them for Level 3. Please be sure to check your email and ensure your students check their student email account to stay up-to-date on assignments and meetings with teachers.
As a reminder, this week:
Families with students in Grades PreK-4 received an updated list of Instructional Resources over the weekend.
Students in Grades 5-12 should continue to check their student email accounts and Google Classrooms for assignments and required Google Meet check-ins with teachers.
Shaker Heights Schools encourages all families to submit an application for free- or reduced-price meal eligibility regardless of family income. The percentage of students qualifying for meals is a data point utilized by the federal government to provide the District with certain funds that benefit all students. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, these funds are especially important. There is no application deadline; families may apply at any time. One application must be completed for each household each school year. Families may apply online or complete a paper application. Learn more about Free or Reduced Meals here. If you require assistance with your application or are in need of a translator, please call 216-295-5593 or email Renee Maenner.
Gov. DeWine’s announcement today to extend K-12 school closures through May 1 will further delay the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) spring sports season. In addition, OHSAA announced last week that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were originally postponed, have been canceled.
Students and families can drop off District-issued Chromebooks for repairs and replacement parts in self-service, secured lockers located in the lobby of Shaker Heights High School. Please be sure to complete a Chromebook Help Desk Service Ticket to initiate any repair requests. For additional information, review these instructions for Chromebook Repairs.
All District and City of Shaker Heights playgrounds are closed, per Gov. DeWine’s Stay-at-Home Order. In addition, the Shaker Heights High School track and field, as well as the District’s tennis courts (located next to the Onaway Elementary School playground) are locked and closed until further notice.
During this extended closure, the District may utilize text messaging more frequently to ensure that all families received updated information. Sign up for text messaging by texting Y to 67587 from your phone number of record with the District.