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Onsite School Start Information for Grades K-4

The Shaker Heights City School District is looking forward to welcoming our students back for onsite learning later this month. Please review the onsite start-of-school information below and reach out to your building principal should you have any questions.

Please note: Families who selected the online option received confirmation emails Sunday.

Staggered First Day of Onsite School Schedule for Grades K-4

Start dates by grade are listed below. Please note that students participating in onsite learning should report to school on the day listed and should continue to report on subsequent days.

  • Monday, October 26: First day for Kindergarten and Grade 1 

  • Wednesday, October 28: First day for Grades 2 and 3 

  • Thursday, October 29: First day for Grade 4

School Start & End Times

K-4 school start time is 8:15 a.m. and end time is 2 p.m.

Health & Safety

All students returning to onsite learning must wear masks. Families should also build a student wellness check into their morning routines. Wellness checks should be done prior to your student’s arrival at school each morning. Please review the District’s Student Health & Safety Guidelines for more information. 

School Supplies

Families should plan for their student to bring any school supplies provided to them upon returning to onsite learning. This includes Chromebook, charging cord, headset and computer mouse, as well as library books, art and classroom learning supplies provided to students.


The Shaker Heights City School District’s walk-zone mapping boundaries have been updated to reflect a one-mile walk zone around school buildings for all K-4 students. The District also provides transportation for all students with physical or cognitive disabilities that make walking impossible or unsafe.

For families who receive transportation, information regarding receiving your student’s bus stop location and times will be provided soon.

Before- & After-School Child Care

Champions will provide before- and after-school child care options for students at each K-4 school building beginning Monday, November 9. The before- and after-school programs offer learning activities, homework help and healthy snacks. The program hours and pricing is as follows

  • Beforecare: 7 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

    • 1-2 days per week: $25/week

    • 3-5 days per week: $45/week

  • Aftercare: 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

    • 1-2 days per week: $30/week

    • 3-5 days per week: $55/week

  • Full day care for days when school is not in session: $32

Registration fees are $50/student or $75 for families with multiple students. Champions also offers rate discounts for multiple students, military families, District employees and for families who utilize both before- and after-school care.

For a FAQ regarding COVID-19 and the Champions program, please click here

Enrollment for the Champions program opens Monday, October 12 for 3-5 days per week. Enrollment for part-time care will follow. Please visit http://www.discoverchampions.com/ for more information and to enroll.

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