A RETURN TO SCHOOLS ON
MARCH 1, 2021

Cuyahoga Heights Schools are planning for a return of our students in-person to our buildings on March 1st. 

We are currently developing our plans in response to recent parent feedback indicating 90% of our students will be returning to our classrooms in March.

We are also working with families to develop learning plans for those who have elected to remain in remote learning at this time.

All of us in the Cuyahoga Heights Schools are doing all we can to ensure our staff and students have every opportunity to return in-person, safely, for the excellent education we commit to with each and every child in our care.

We are further encouraged by this opportunity for a return to normalcy now that the state has notified us our staff will be scheduled to receive a first round of the COVID vaccine prior to March 1st.

Stay Tuned: Beginning next week,Assistant Superintendent, Matt Young and I will take turns hosting Saturday morning “Coffee Talks” to discuss what’s happening in the Cuyahoga Heights Schools.

We will be sure to share more as our plans develop.  

Until then, stay healthy, and be well.

Tom

WEEKLY NEWS AND UPDATES
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health requires school districts to report and contact trace known positive cases among staff and students even when our schools are engaged in remote learning. 

Reported during the week of January 18:
  • QUARANTINE: Students (6) | Staff (0)
  • POSITIVE TEST: Students (2) | Staff (1)
AFTER-PROM FUNDRAISER

Now that we have many of our students back in our buildings, we are working to move forward with as many activities and events as allowable under our current conditions. One of these is the annual After-Prom Committee fundraiser. See the attached flyer for details.
AMAZING ART STUDENTS
Thank you to Mrs. Orlando for supplying some outstanding artwork by our Elementary students.  Great Job!!!
SIENA SNYDER
LYDIA CANDOW
AVI FRIEDT
PSAT TESTING
Thank you to all the sophomore and junior students and parents.  This past week we conducted PSAT testing and had a 90% participation rate.  This testing will provide valuable data to the district.
STATE TESTING IN MARCH
We are quickly approaching state testing that will take place in the month of March. We will publish the testing schedules in the coming weeks. We look forward to gathering data to determine how we will need to proceed post pandemic.
ALREADY THINKING OF SUMMER ...
Once we receive state test results we will complete our plans for summer gap closing.  We will be offering K-12 programming including transportation and lunches for any Cuyahoga Heights student free of charge.
CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR ATHLETES!
Thank you to all of our senior winter athletes and parents for your perseverance through the pandemic. We have been extremely excited to recognize you over the past two weeks!!!
GO HEIGHTS!!!
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Micheal Hartman was recently named to the Dean’s List at Baldwin Wallace earning a 3.87 GPA while majoring in Education.

Robert Pesta recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a GPA of 3.98.  Robert is currently employed at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve.

Ellen Rea was recently featured in Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering publication for her accomplishments, having been named Valedictorian for College of Engineering, graduating with a dual major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics.  Ellen is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech University.

Dylan Drummond was recently highlighted in an interview on YouTube called “Inside the Nest” sponsored by the athletic department at Eastern Michigan.  You can see the interview here. https://youtu.be/JiGgsRDRAHY

Parents and alumni, please let us know of your accomplishments so we can feature them in Tom Talks by emailing them to Tracy Deal at tdeal@cuyhts.org.  We know there are many, many outstanding accomplishments among our alumni: let us celebrate with you!!!
BUS DRIVERS WANTED
Cuyahoga Heights Schools is currently looking for part-time and substitute school bus drivers. Do you know someone who would be perfect for this role? Please have them call us at 216-429-5769.
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