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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Schools/Buildings with new reported cases: Fernway, Woodbury, High School, Service Center


The Shaker Heights City School District is sending this email as a notification of important COVID-19-related information. The Daily COVID-19 Update will be sent each weekday evening excluding holidays when District offices are closed.


New Cases

Today, the District received reports of 4 new positive COVID-19 cases among staff and 5 new positive or presumed-positive COVID-19 cases among students. For more information, please visit the District’s online COVID-19 Dashboard. The Dashboard is updated weekdays at 4 p.m. excluding holidays when District offices are closed. 

Case Details: Staff

  • The individuals received positive test results and notified the District.

  • The individuals include:

    • A staff member at Fernway. The individual has not been onsite recently.

    • A staff member at Woodbury. The individual has not been onsite recently.

    • A staff member in the District’s Service Center. The individual has not been onsite recently.

    • A District staff member who works across multiple buildings. The individual was last onsite on Monday, January 4.

  • The individuals will isolate until they meet the criteria to end the isolation period (10 days from the onset of symptoms, as well as an improvement in symptoms and 24 hours fever-free without the use of medication).

  • The District is following CCBH recommendations and is contacting any individuals who are considered to be close contacts.

Case Details: Students

  • The individuals received positive test results or a presumed-positive diagnosis and their families notified the District.

  • The individuals are High School students. One High School student was involved in a school-sponsored activity onsite on Wednesday, December 30. The other four individuals have not been onsite recently.  

  • The individuals will isolate until they meet the criteria to end the isolation period (10 days from the onset of symptoms, as well as an improvement in symptoms and 24 hours fever-free without the use of medication).

  • The District is following CCBH recommendations and is contacting any individuals who are considered to be close contacts.

How Dashboard Cases are Reported

The Dashboard is updated as families and staff members report cases to the Shaker Heights City School District. Families should contact their building principal if a student tests positive or is presumed positive. Staff members should contact the Human Resources Department to report a positive or presumed positive case.


Reminder: Fill Out the Daily Health Assessment

All staff should continue to complete the District’s daily health assessment/COVID-19 screening each day if they are reporting onsite.


Health and Safety

It continues to be important for all staff, students and families to adhere to the key public health prevention strategies to reduce the chance for transmission of COVID-19.


Please also be sure to review the District’s staff and student health and safety protocols (updated 11/17/20). 


Travel Advisory

Staff and families who plan to travel out-of-state are advised to refer to the state of Ohio’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory webpage for the latest information on self-quarantining recommendations by state. Persons entering Ohio after traveling to states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15% or higher are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Please visit our 2020-21 School Year webpage for more resources.

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