CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS SCHOOLS REMAIN IN HYBRID LEARNING

Based on the Governor's announcement yesterday that Cuyahoga County will remain in Alert Level 3 - Red status, Cuyahoga Heights Schools will remain in the Scarlet & Gray Hybrid Model for at least the next two weeks. 

According to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System last week, Cuyahoga County met 6 of 7 possible public emergency indicators, meaning that if unchanged we would have moved to Alert Level 4 - Purple status this week. However, this past week Cuyahoga County recorded only 4 of the 7 indicators and therefore remains in Alert Level 3 - Red status for the week.

As you may have heard from the Governor, a record number of cases have been documented statewide. We need to remain vigilant in our efforts to control the spread of the virus. The Governor also emphasized that social gatherings outside of school need to be limited and continue to have basic protocols in place, including:

Please know that your schools are continually assessing and adding protocols in our buildings and classrooms to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please be sure to reinforce the following at home with your child:

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wearing a mask whenever in public places or at any type of gathering
  • Maintaining 6’ social distancing as much as possible outside of the home
  • Staying home from school or work when exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

Now seven months in to the pandemic, it's understandable that we might have COVID-19 fatigue, meaning that none of us like wearing masks or not seeing our circle of friends on a regular basis. We must, however, stay the course if we want to keep our students in our buildings.

We have seen a few COVID-19 positive cases within the District and those people have been extremely helpful with contact tracing and notifying individuals who need to be quarantined. We have also had several families self-quarantine because of a family member or close acquaintances testing positive. We thank them for notifying the school and taking precautions to keep our students and staff safe.

WE CAN DO THIS HEIGHTS!!!

Tom Evans
THE LATEST NEWS
COVID-19 REPORT October 26-30
This week we had 2 staff members and zero students who tested positive for COVID-19. We have 3 staff members and 10 students either self-quarantining or quarantined by order of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health because of contact with someone who tested positive. You can access all district data on our Coronavirus/COVID-19 website, along with additional information regarding COVID-19.
GOOD LUCK DARIEN
The entire Cuyahoga Heights Schools community wishes cross country runner Darien Tillett the best of luck as he races in the regional cross country meet this Saturday at Youngstown Boardman High School at 9:00 a.m. Darien is a three-time regional qualifier and is looking to make his second trip to the state cross country meet in Columbus next week.
FIRST QUARTER ART HIGHLIGHTS: ONLINE & HYBRID
Congratulations to Mr. Shafer’s art students as they have completed some outstanding artwork during the first nine-weeks of school. They took on the challenge of creating artwork in a remote learning setting and excelled. You can see some examples of that work by clicking on the image above.
SIGH OF RELIEF AWARD
Thank you to all of our third grade students as they completed the mandatory fall OST English Language Arts assessment this week. While it’s never fun. it provides us with valuable data for each student. During these unprecedented times, to date the federal and state departments of education have not relaxed any of their mandated accountability assessments for school districts in Ohio. GREAT JOB THIRD GRADERS!!!!!
COVENTYA DONATION HELPS KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE
A special "thank you" to local business Coventya Inc. for their generous donation of 55 gallons of Disinfectant Cleaner and 25 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer. During this unprecedented time and with limited funding, their consideration of our school district is helping us to face new challenges on a regular basis to keep staff and students safe. COVENTYA's Manufacturing Plant, R&D Center and Office is located in Brooklyn Heights. Their company develops, manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals for the surface finishing industry.
FIVE YEAR FORECAST PRESENTATION
Treasurer Matt Muccio will be presenting the 2020 Five-Year Forecast at the Cuyahoga Heights School Board Meeting on November 4,2020. The forecast consists of three years of historical data, projections for the current year and four ensuing years, and a summary of key assumptions. If you've never had the pleasure of experiencing one of Mr. Muccio's financial presentations, you should check it out. He does an amazing job making sense of school finance!
LEARNING CENTER CLOSED FOR ELECTION
The learning center at Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall will be closed Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd due to the building being used for the November election. It will reopen again on Thursday, November 5th.
BEST COMMITTEE MEETING
The BEST (Building Excellence and Success Together) Committee oversees the school district’s continuous improvement plan. The first meeting of the 20/21 school year will be held in the Middle/High School cafeteria on November 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. If you are currently a member, you will receive an email with an invitation. If you are a parent or community member wishing to participate, please contact Tracy Deal at tdeal@cuyhts.org. During this meeting Superintendent Tom Evans and Treasurer Matt Muccio will update the committee on the district's continuous improvement plan and the Five-Year Forecast. Masks and social distancing are required.
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