District Update from Dr. Wagner
Fairview Families: 

This past Tuesday was a very important day for the Fairview Park City Schools.  We’ve talked about the need for an operating levy for the past four years in the annual State of the Community addresses, and we’ve shared that this presidential election was the latest we could wait before bringing the request to the voters.  The pandemic certainly made things worse from the perspective of timing since we just couldn’t hold out any longer without having major staffing and program cuts.  Thank you all SO much for your support of Issue 72.  It will help us continue the improvement and growth we’ve achieved over the past several years - staying strong and moving forward.

Weekly Coronavirus Update:
According to the data this week, Cuyahoga County remains in Level 3/Red.  This means we the district will continue delivering our instruction via a “hybrid” instructional mode for another week (this will be our 6th week in hybrid mode).  We have had two incidences of exposure in the schools over the past week (one at Mayer MS and one at FHS).  The number of individuals who were potentially in close contact were very low.  With each case, three email notifications were sent out: 1) to all families in the building (MMS and FHS are being considered as one building); 2) to all families of students within the specific classes, and; 3) to those who had potential close contact with the individuals who tested positive.  We will follow this three-level notification process for any other cases that occur. As a reminder, please be sure to monitor the health of yourself and your family and contact the school and your health care provider should you experience any symptoms of COVID-19. A list of local testing sites can be found here

Remember, wear a mask, wash your hands often, maintain your distance. Third graders at Gilles-Sweet have created this PSA as a reminder -- check it out! 

Asynchronous work day on Monday
Our teachers and students have been working incredibly hard since our school year began. 

As we start the second quarter of the school year this coming Monday, November 9, we want to give teachers and students an opportunity to catch up on any work, assignments or projects. Monday will be an “asynchronous” work day for most students and teachers in grades 1-12.  Students and families can expect specific details tomorrow from their individual classroom or course teachers as to what their plan will be for the day. 

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather this weekend. Again, thank you for all your support. 

Dr. Bill Wagner
Fairview Park City School District