UPDATES ON A GREAT FIRST WEEK

On Thursday, October 22, Governor Mike DeWine gave an update on the COVID-19 Pandemic and status of counties throughout the state. You can view it at this link.

As part of that update, the Governor emphasized that he believed schools were successfully mitigating the spread of the virus through consistent mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene and sanitizing techniques.

STAYING HYBRID THROUGH NEXT WEEK | We will continue with the current hybrid schedule for the week of October 26 through October 30. We will update families immediately if it is necessary to make any changes to this plan.

Please continue to practice the protocols that have been put in place when school is not in session. Mask wearing, hand washing, avoiding gatherings, and social distancing will go a long way in allowing us to keep our schools open for our students.

By working together, we continue to keep our students safe and in our buildings during these strange and challenging times.


YOU MAKE OUR "RETURN TO LEARN" A SUCCESS | I want to take a moment to thank you all for your cooperation in making our first week back in the buildings in our hybrid model a success. Our goal is to stay in session, and as long as we can continue to follow the guidelines put before us, I believe we can do this successfully. It’s great to see our students' smiling faces back in our buildings (even if they have masks on)!!!!

Several parents have expressed concerns regarding the number of students on some of our routes. I rode several of our bus routes this week and will continue to do so next week until I have ridden all of the routes and have a clear picture of what our students are experiencing. Once completed, I will sit down with our transportation supervisor to see if we can come up with solutions where they're needed .

A special thanks also to those parents dropping off and picking up students. I realize that we have only 50% of our students on campus on any given day, but pick-up and drop-off has been the best I've seen in many years. Special thanks to Mrs. Houchen, the Elementary Staff and Chief Sturgill for all their hard work in coming up with such an efficient plan!!!!

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Together I know we can make this work!

Go Heights!!!!

Tom
THE LATEST NEWS
THE ALADDIN PLAY IS RETURNING SOON!
As schools across the nation were closed so abruptly last spring by the Governor, we were unable to perform the spring play that our students had put so much time and effort into. We are excited to share that Mr. Michaels reunited the cast to record the entire play for you. We will be announcing the debut of the play soon so that you can view their production from home through our YouTube channel.
2020 COLLEGE SUCCESS AWARD
Cuyahoga Heights Schools has been honored with the 2020 College Success Award by national nonprofit GreatSchools. The award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding job of preparing graduating seniors for postsecondary success. Our district is one of only 2,158 public schools recognized nationally placing us in the top 21% of eligible schools! Learn more here
LEARNING CENTER CLOSED FOR ELECTION
The learning center at Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall will be closed November 3rd and 4th due to the building being used for the November election. It will reopen again on Thursday, November 5th.
NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. With many families and students working from home, it is important to make sure your technology is up to date. It's a great time to make sure your computer and antivirus software are up to day. We also recommend checking the security settings of your online accounts and make sure the settings are adjusted to protect your online identity along with having strong passwords. Below are some resources that you may find beneficial to protecting yourself online.
 

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