August 12, 2018
Fernway Report | August 12, 2018
Review this report to learn more about what's happened in the past week at Fernway Elementary School, which was damaged by fire on July 10, 2018.
What's New This Week
Classroom Supplies in the Warehouse
  • The District's Curriculum and Instruction staff has ordered ALL necessary supplies for Fernway teachers and students to begin the school year on August 22. Each teacher will meet with District staff to review what has been purchased. Below are pictures of some supplies in the District warehouse that are ready to be delivered to teachers. For those interested in fundraising efforts for teachers' classroom needs, please contact the Shaker Schools Foundation for assistance so that we do not duplicate the purchase of school supplies.
Teacher supplies ready for delivery to Fernway teachers.
Student books for Fernway teachers ready for delivery to classrooms.
Fernway Classroom Preparations
  • Custodial crews at Boulevard, Onaway and Woodbury have begun delivering furniture to the temporary Fernway classrooms at those buildings. Below are pictures of two completed temporary classroom spaces. 
Furniture delivery to Woodbury Room 120 is completed.
Furniture delivery to Room 23 in Boulevard is completed.
Onaway Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Temporary Parking
  • The District will host a meeting for Onaway residents who live on Woodbury Road and around the High School Oval at 6 p.m.Monday, August 13 in the High School Small Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to share information regarding the construction of a temporary parking lot(s) for the 2018-19 school year. The Interim Superintendent of Schools, Director of Operations and District architect will present the briefing.
Temporary Roof on Fernway
  • The temporary roof structure for Fernway has been approved by the City and materials for it have been ordered. Crews should begin work in the next week.
Teacher Videos
Upcoming Events
Download/print the Fernway Opening of School Timeline here. Stay up-to-date on Meetings and Events information on the Fernway Update online.
  • Week of August 13: General bus stop information emailed to Fernway families
  • August 13: Placement letters mailed to Fernway families
  • August 20: Fernway Ice Cream Social and classroom tours at host schools. Please note the staggered start times:
    Kindergarten @ Onaway, 5 p.m.
    Grade 1 @ Boulevard, 6 p.m.
    Grades 2-4 @ Woodbury, 7 p.m. 
Fernway Report Goes Weekly
  • Beginning the week of August 12, the Fernway Report will be sent weekly to current Fernway families, all District staff and those who have opted-in to receive it. If you are not a current Fernway family and you wish to continue receiving the Fernway Report, please subscribe to it online. The Fernway Report will also be available online at the District's Fernway Communications page.
Learn More
Special Fernway Website
  • Visit Fernway Update, our website section that keeps you up-to-date on the status of Fernway School.
Shaker Schools Foundation Fernway Fund
  • The Shaker Schools Foundation has established the Fernway Fund to help with recovery efforts from the fire. All gifts to the Fernway Fund will be used to support teachers and students as they rebuild and re-envision their learning environments to benefit Fernway Elementary. Also, the Shaker Schools Foundation is collaborating and coordinating with the Shaker Heights Teachers Association and many community members and groups on fundraising efforts. Donate online.
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