TOM TALKS  |   July 17, 2020
Everyone in attendance at the ceremony is required to wear a mask and complete a temperature check and COVID-19 symptom questionnaire.

9:00 - 9:30

Seniors arrive and report to the sidewalk in front of the High School. Students will report to pre-assigned markers on the sidewalk and maintain social distancing the entire time. All Seniors will be temperature checked and complete a COVID symptom assessment. Masks will be distributed to all Seniors.

Parents will park on the grassy area adjacent to the football field. They too will be temperature checked and complete COVID symptom assessment before reporting to assigned seating. Seating is limited to up to 4 family members per student.

9:30 - 10:00

Seniors will participate in the traditional "Senior Walk" through our school buildings, all while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. Seniors will proceed from the south to the west side of the track, then walk down the 50 yard line.

Parents will report to their assigned seating on the football field. Groupings of 4 seats will be marked with appropriate spacing on the field. Seating is not permitted to be moved. Parent seating will mirror the student seating in the bleachers.

10:00 - 11:00

Graduation ceremony begins. The only music will be a solo performance of the National Anthem and Alma Mater at the end of the ceremony. The graduation program will be followed.

11:00 - 11:15

As the ceremony ends, students and parents will be dismissed by rows to prevent social gathering, and report immediately to their vehicles. Vehicles will line up for the "Main Street Parade" through our three villages. 

11:15 - 12:15

The "Main Street Parade" will be led by local safety forces through Cuyahoga Heights, Valley View and then Brooklyn Heights.

12:15 on

Students and parents may return to school to have their pictures taken in front of the digital sign and their Senior picture.
  • Students and guests are requested to not wear high heeled or spiked shoes, as they will dig into the turf and could be a tripping hazard. 
  • Everyone in attendance must wear a mask and at the completion of the ceremony move immediately to their vehicles for the parade.
  • There will be no gathering or picture taking in groups immediately following the ceremony.  
  • Students and parents may return after the parade to take pictures in front of the digital sign. The stadium will be closed.
Immediately following Sunday's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, the safety forces from all three villages will escort the graduates on a parade through our community. The route with approximate times is as follows:


Parade leaves school and proceeds south on 71st Street to Canal, then proceeds south on Canal Road.


Parade proceeds south on Canal Rd. to Hathaway Road, takes Hathaway Rd. to Schreiber Rd.


Parade proceeds east on Schreiber to Strathmore, Strathmore to Morningside, Morningside back to Schreiber.


Parade proceeds on Schreiber west to Hathaway, then turns onto Stone from Hathaway, and Stone Rd. to Canal


Parade turns north on Canal from Stone and proceeds on Canal to Granger Rd.


Parade proceeds west on Granger to Schaaf Rd.


Parade turns south onto Tuxedo from Schaaf Rd.


Parade takes Tuxedo to West 8th and proceeds north on West 8th to North Street, then to West 10th St.


Parade proceeds on West 10th to east on Brookpark/Granger Rd., then turns south onto Landcaster Dr.


Parade proceeds on Landcaster to east on Dorset, to south on Mural and ends at the village limits on Mural.

All the times above are approximate times, due to the anticipated size of the parade we will not be able to conduct turn arounds or cul de sacs. 

The Back to School Workgroup has worked diligently to put together a plan that will be presented for approval at the July 29 Board meeting. After that approval it will be sent to all the families of the Cuyahoga Heights School District and several Zoom meetings will be scheduled to answer any questions.

The plan will mirror Ohio's color-coded  Public Health Advisory Alert System and will contain various delivery methods based on the alert level. 

We are currently planning on three delivery methods: 

(1) All students in school and normal operations in place with sanitation, social distancing, and cleaning protocols in place

(2) Hybrid instructional delivery with students in school part-time and completing remote online lessons part-time

(3) Remote online delivery method. This method will look very different than it did in March, including schedules provided to students with both teacher-guided and independent online curriculum requirements, attendance monitoring, assignments and grades throughout its necessity.

Any parents wanting to have their students learning online regardless of the alert level will receive instruction through an online curriculum similar to that described above in the third option.

Once we release the completed plan you will be able to review the district's cleaning protocols, mask requirement, transportation requirements, social distancing practices and the response should anyone be diagnosed with COVID - including protocols regarding handling of students or staff exhibiting COVID symptoms.  

Please understand that this will be a fluid document. As the COVID crisis is ever-evolving we want to be able to make changes to our plan to best serve our students, families and staff. 

In early August every family will receive a survey to indicate their plans for fall. Families planning to engage in online, at-home learning must make their request known at that time. We will also have several other questions to assist us in meeting the transportation and educational needs of our students.

Please be assured that we will widely communicate our full RESET/ RESTART Plan and Family Survey as soon as they are released. Until then.... 

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