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Extended Closure Update | June 25, 2020

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We’ll be sending you regular updates 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. 

This Update is being sent on Thursday in observance of the Shaker Heights City School District's summer hours Monday-Thursday. 

What’s New

  • Shaker Heights Schools Superintendent Dr. David Glasner has posted the fall planning presentation that was provided to the Board of Education at the June 23 Board of Education Work Session to the District website. Watch the presentation here.

  • The schedule for weekday and weekend breakfast and lunch deliveries will shift next week to accommodate the July 4 holiday. The District will share a communication with families on Friday, June 26 regarding next week’s delivery schedule. 

  • The Superintendent’s Summer Updates will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. All sessions begin at 3 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes on both Zoom and the District’s Facebook page. District families and staff may submit questions in advance for consideration. Click here to submit a question, review the Updates archive and to learn how you can watch the Update live.  

Coming Up

  • Shaker Jumpstart, the District’s summer distance-learning program, will be offered virtually Mondays through Thursdays beginning July 6 and concluding July 30. The program’s enrichment and learning website will offer a variety of resources for families with students at all grade levels, including book clubs for required summer reading for grades 7-12, college readiness webinars, cooking tutorials, mindfulness exercises and social-emotional supports. Additionally, students in grades K-8 can sign up for pre-recorded lessons in Google Classrooms, which will feature two learning activities daily Monday through Thursday. The District also will offer targeted small-group interventions and instruction. Families will be contacted by a District representative if a student qualifies for these targeted interventions. Learn more about Shaker Jumpstart.


  • Weekday and weekend breakfast and lunch delivery continues this summer for students on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 20 locations throughout the Shaker Heights City School District attendance zone. Distribution times and locations follow the District's Extended Closure Meal Distribution Plan.

  • Many Shaker families may be eligible to participate in the Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program, which provides additional money for families to buy food due to COVID-19 related school closures. Families with children who receive free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program will receive P-EBT funds. For information, click here.

  • All school playgrounds are open. Playgrounds will be sanitized on a weekly basis, and residents are advised to use at your own risk. Please observe social distancing and small group size protocol. Additionally, the District’s tennis courts are open. Singles play only is encouraged, and social distancing protocols are expected to be followed.

  • 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.

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