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SCHOOL IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DUE TO THE WEATHER. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND CLASSES VIRTUALLY. THERE WILL BE NO MEAL SERVICE. ENJOY YOUR SNOW DAY AND BE SAFE!

Updated: 11/30/2020

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STATE COVID POSITIVITY RATES (source: ODH)

NEW! INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As a reminder, the District Snow Line is still available to check on school closing information on days where the weather may be bad. You can reach the Snow Line by calling 440-632-0261 and selecting option 9 when prompted. The message is usually updated by 6:15 a.m.


NEW! REGISTER NOW FOR SECOND SEMESTER REMOTE LEARNING: Registration is now open for those families who wish to have their child(ren) attend second semester classes via remote learning. This form should be completed even if your child was a remote learner during the first semester and you want them to continue being a remote learner for the second semester. FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2020. Please note, the choice you make will remain IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE SEMESTER. Please complete one application per child who intends to enroll in remote learning.  Contact your child’s building of attendance with additional questions.  |  SIGN UP FOR S2 REMOTE LEARNING


NEW! CONGRATULATIONS FALL ATHLETES: Congratulations to our fall sports athletes on successful seasons. We celebrate your accomplishments!  |  VIEW AWARDS


HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: Any family needing assistance for the holidays is encouraged to contact Job and Family Services. Call 440-285-9141 x1263  |  FLYER


GEAUGA COUNTY MOVES TO RED LEVEL: Cardinal Schools will remain open  |  HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATEMENT


FREE MEALS FOR ENTIRE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now extended its summer meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  This extension will allow the Cardinal Local School District to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to each student during school days. The meals are free regardless of financial status.  |  INFORMATIONAL LETTER

The free meals are also allowing the district to provide meals to families for weekends too. Students in all buildings will be able to get a bag of breakfast items as they leave on Fridays. There is no need to sign up for the weekend breakfast program, students can simply grab a bag and go!


DISTRICT RECEIVES PURPLE STAR DESIGNATION: The District is proud to announce that we have received a Purple Star designation from the Ohio Department of Education for our commitment to military families!  |  PRESS RELEASE


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED: The District is looking to hire non-teaching substitutes for all positions (cafeteria cook & cashier, custodial, maintenance, paraprofessional, secretarial, transportation aides & drivers.) Apply at the BOE.  | DETAILS


CONGRATULATIONS FALL SPORTS/ACTIVITIES SENIORS: Congratulations Class of 2021! |  SENIORS


REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION (families can refer to this information if there are questions about what to expect and what to do on days Cardinal goes to district-wide remote learning due to COVID-19.)

REMOTE LEARNER MEAL REQUEST FORM (only for those learning remotely)

Community Forum Meeting  |  Building Photos

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING INFORMATION

Re-Opening Plans 2020-2021 

UH School Restart Playbook  |  SCHOOL EXCLUSION CRITERIA    |  RETURN TO SCHOOL CRITERIA

DISTRICT-WIDE REMOTE LEARNING MEAL REQUEST: Should the district move back to all remote learning due to COVID-19 reasons, whether it’s for one day or several, our food service department will continue to provide meals on those days. We need to prepare for this now and are asking families to please review the information provided here and submit the form if you’d like to participate in this service.  |  INFORMATION  |  MEAL SIGN-UP


TRANSPORTATION OPT OUT: Parents who wish to transport their child(ren) to school this year in lieu of riding the bus should complete this transportation opt-out form. Students riding the bus will sit two to a seat and be required to wear masks at all times. We can fit a maximum of 44 students on each bus.  You can opt back in for transportation after opting out, however, this form should only be used by those who plan to transport their child(ren) the majority of the time; this is NOT to be used for daily change requests.  |  OPT-OUT FORM

RE-OPENING PLANS Q & A – Please take a moment to read through the plans carefully. We have done our best to answer as many questions as we could at this point. Not all details are finalized currently and we appreciate your patience as we continue to work through the challenges. Please also note that this is a working document and the plans could change depending on mandates, recommendations, and the current pandemic situation.  The deadline to enroll in at-home learning has also been extended to August 7. Thank you!  STATE GUIDELINES


DISTRICT WITHDRAWALS: Families who need to withdraw their students from the district may now submit their withdrawal form electronically. Please submit one form per student. Please note, if verification of enrollment into the new school is not received within 10 SCHOOL DAYS, the district is required to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Geauga County Juvenile Judge. (Ohio Revised Code 3321.13(B)). To withdraw, select the building of attendance:  JESCMS |CHS


Sign up now for 2020-21 Sports/Activities:  Sports/Activities Registration |  2020-21 P2P Fees (approved 6/10/20)


PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER (P-EBT) UPDATE: Ohio has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). Administered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, the P-EBT program provides additional monetary assistance to households with children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.  | FLYER


ENROLL IN THE IMAGINATION LIBRARY: State officials are teaming up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide every child from birth up to age five a new book each month.  |  DETAILS  |    ENROLL


HUSKIE PANTRY: Help us fill our Huskie Pantry! Donation bins are available in all school offices and the BOE. Bins will also be out at all school-sponsored events.  |  HUSKIE PANTRY


RUMOR HAS IT: We all know how quickly rumors can spread and grow – have you heard something about the Cardinal Local School District that you’d like more information about? Share it with us!  |  READ MORE


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SCHOOL IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DUE TO THE WEATHER. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND CLASSES VIRTUALLY. THERE WILL BE NO MEAL SERVICE. ENJOY YOUR SNOW DAY AND BE SAFE!

NEW! INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As a reminder, the District Snow Line is still available to check on school closing information on days where the weather may be bad. You can reach the Snow Line by calling 440-632-0261 and selecting option 9 when prompted. The message is usually updated by 6:15 a.m.


NEW! CONGRATULATIONS FALL ATHLETES: Congratulations to our fall sports athletes on successful seasons. We celebrate your accomplishments!  |  VIEW AWARDS


FREE MEALS FOR ENTIRE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now extended its summer meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  This extension will allow the Cardinal Local School District to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to each student during school days. The meals are free regardless of financial status.  |  INFORMATIONAL LETTER


2019-2020 YEARBOOKS: The 2019-2020 yearbooks are IN! Current students may pick up their yearbook (if ordered) in the art room. Remote learners and 2020 grads may pick up their pre-ordered yearbooks in the school office during office hours.  Please contact the CHS Office (440-632-0261 opt.5) for pick up information.


CONGRATULATIONS FALL SPORTS/ACTIVITIES SENIORS: Congratulations Class of 2021! |  SENIORS


IMMUNIZATION RECORDS NEEDED: All student immunization records are due into the office by Tuesday, September 15. If an appointment has been scheduled to update your student’s immunizations, please let us know and we will accept that for the time being, but please get us those updated immunization records immediately following that appointment.


OPTIONAL FALL TESTING: Students in grades 10-12 received information via email about several option fall tests that can be taken. These include the PSAT, SAT, ASVAB and the Americanism test. The deadline to register for the PSAT and SAT is this Friday, September 11. Please direct all questions to Mrs. DeRamo at jill.deramo@cardinalschools.org.  |  TESTING INFORMATION


STUDENT WITHDRAWALS: Families who need to withdraw their student from school, may now submit their form electronically. Verification of enrollment into the new school must be provided within 10 SCHOOL DAYS.  |  WITHDRAW FROM CHS


HUSKIE PANTRY: Help us fill our Huskie Pantry! Donation bins are available in all school offices and the BOE. Bins will also be out at all school-sponsored events.  |  HUSKIE PANTRY


IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION: All immunization records were due by Friday, September 20, 2019. 7th grade students must have a TDAP and meningococcal vaccination and 12th graders must have a second meningococcal booster. The Geauga County Health Department offers clinics in Middlefield and surrounding areas for those who may need it.  | Immunization Summary


CARDINAL CCP: Discover more about our College Credit Plus (CCP) classes being taught right here at Cardinal High School by Cardinal teachers! Thanks to our advanced communications students for putting this together!  |  WATCH!


FINAL FORMS: The district is now partnering with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, for our athletic/activity participation information.   |  DETAILS


FAMILY PASS: Purchase your Huskie Pride Family Pass today!  |  BUY NOW


RUMOR HAS IT: We all know how quickly rumors can spread and grow – have you heard something about the Cardinal Local School District that you’d like more information about? Share it with us!  |  READ MORE


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2017-18, 18-19 PBIS Bronze Award

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SCHOOL IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DUE TO THE WEATHER. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND CLASSES VIRTUALLY. THERE WILL BE NO MEAL SERVICE. ENJOY YOUR SNOW DAY AND BE SAFE!

NEW! INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As a reminder, the District Snow Line is still available to check on school closing information on days where the weather may be bad. You can reach the Snow Line by calling 440-632-0261 and selecting option 9 when prompted. The message is usually updated by 6:15 a.m.


FREE MEALS FOR ENTIRE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now extended its summer meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  This extension will allow the Cardinal Local School District to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to each student during school days. The meals are free regardless of financial status.  |  INFORMATIONAL LETTER

The free meals are also allowing the district to provide meals to families for weekends too. We will provide students with a bag of breakfast items, enough for two days, when they leave for the day on Friday. Students may simply grab the breakfast bags and go – no need to sign up to participate.


** POSTPONED ~ WILL BE RESCHEDULED **

NEW! Picture Retakes Friday, November 13, 2020 has been designated for picture retakes for all CMS students who missed out on the original date in September, including our remote learners.  Our building learners will have retakes during the school day.  Please return any picture packet already received.  Our remote/virtual learners will be able to get pictures taken after the regular school day (2:30-4:00pm). Remote learners may sign up here.

Order forms are available in the CMS office (now & the day of retakes).

Orders may also be place online at mylifetouch.com.  Picture Day ID is EVTDMR3JW.


Welcome 5th Graders! – a quick walk through for our incoming 5th graders with Mr. Cardinal!

CMS Map – here is a map of the building, labeled with each teacher’s room.

BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION – Please visit this link often this week for information regarding the return to school on August 24. (UPDATED 8/19/20)

REMOTE LEARNER INFORMATION

STUDENT WITHDRAWALS:Families who need to withdraw their student from school, may now submit their form electronically. Verification of enrollment into the new school must be provided within 10 SCHOOL DAYS.  |  WITHDRAW FROM CMS


HUSKIE PANTRY: Help us fill our Huskie Pantry! Donation bins are available in all school offices and the BOE. Bins will also be out at all school-sponsored events.  |  HUSKIE PANTRY


IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION: All immunization records were due by Friday, September 20, 2019. 7th grade students must have a TDAP and meningococcal vaccination and 12th graders must have a second meningococcal booster. The Geauga County Health Department offers clinics in Middlefield and surrounding areas for those who may need it.

Immunization Summary for School Attendance – Fall 2020


FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:  Cardinal Local Schools knows that a healthy meal helps fuel students for better learning opportunities.  Applications for Free/Reduced meals may be completed at any time throughout the school year.  A new application is required every year.  Please direct your application request to the CMS office at 440/632-0261 ext. 4001  Mrs. Tally Hostetler.

Meal Program Letter – August 2020  |  Income Eligibility Guidelines  |  School Meals Family Application 2020-2021  |  Healthy Start Healthy Families  |  Meal Charging Policies


FINAL FORMS: The district is now partnering with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, for our athletic/activity participation information.   |  DETAILS


PHabLab Video


PBIS AWARD WINNER: Cardinal Middle School has received a Silver Award from the state for its positive behavior implementation during the 2018-19 school year!


STUDENT FEES:  Student fees can be paid online through your IC Parent Portal account. Don’t have an account? Click here to sign up!


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2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2017-18, 18-19  PBIS Silver Award

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SCHOOL IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DUE TO THE WEATHER. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND CLASSES VIRTUALLY. THERE WILL BE NO MEAL SERVICE. ENJOY YOUR SNOW DAY AND BE SAFE!

NEW! INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As a reminder, the District Snow Line is still available to check on school closing information on days where the weather may be bad. You can reach the Snow Line by calling 440-632-0261 and selecting option 9 when prompted. The message is usually updated by 6:15 a.m.


DISTRICT-WIDE REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE: Here is the schedule for students should we move to district-wide remote learning, whether for a day or an extended period of time:

  • Specials & K-2: Students will receive paper pencil work to complete (this could change to internet-based work, or a combination of the two as the year progresses)
  • Grade 3: Virtual learning – will follow the in building schedule and take place between 9:00-10:20 a.m. & 12:25 -3:00 p.m.; students will bring Chromebooks home with them.
  • Grade 4: Virtual learning – will follow the in building schedule and take place between 8:50-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-2:50 p.m.; students will bring Chromebooks home with them.

If you have concerns or needs, please contact your child’s teacher, or the building, to make the necessary arrangements to ensure your child’s success on these days.  HOW TO LOG IN TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM


NEW! Q1 ACADEMIC RALLY: Congratulations to the 3rd and 4th graders who were recognized at the Q1 Academic Rally!  |  3rd Grade  |  4th Grade


FREE MEALS FOR ENTIRE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now extended its summer meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  This extension will allow the Cardinal Local School District to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to each student during school days. The meals are free regardless of financial status.  |  INFORMATIONAL LETTER


DISTRICT-WIDE REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE: Here is the schedule for students should we move to district-wide remote learning, whether for a day or an extended period of time:

  • Specials & K-2: Students will receive paper pencil work to complete (this could change to internet-based work, or a combination of the two as the year progresses)
  • Grade 3: Virtual learning – will follow the in building schedule and take place between 9:00-10:20 a.m. & 12:25 -3:00 p.m.; students will bring Chromebooks home with them.
  • Grade 4: Virtual learning – will follow the in building schedule and take place between 8:50-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-2:50 p.m.; students will bring Chromebooks home with them.

If you have concerns or needs, please contact your child’s teacher, or the building, to make the necessary arrangements to ensure your child’s success on these days.  HOW TO LOG IN TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION (updated 8/20/20)

VIDEOS: Bus Arrival  |  Car Arrival  |  Recess  |  3rd Grade Student Arrival

POWERPOINTS:  Bus Arrival  |  Car Arrival  |  3rd Grade Student Arrival

STUDENT WITHDRAWALS: Families who need to withdraw their student from school, may now submit their form electronically. Verification of enrollment into the new school must be provided within 10 SCHOOL DAYS.  |  WITHDRAW FROM JES


ENROLL IN THE IMAGINATION LIBRARY: State officials are teaming up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide every child from birth up to age five a new book each month.  |  DETAILS  |    ENROLL


HUSKIE PANTRY: Help us fill our Huskie Pantry! Donation bins are available in all school offices and the BOE. Bins will also be out at all school-sponsored events.  |  HUSKIE PANTRY


IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION: All immunization records were due by Friday, September 20, 2019.  The Geauga County Health Department offers clinics in Middlefield and surrounding areas for those who may need it.  | Immunization Summary


PBIS AWARD WINNERS: Jordak Elementary has received a Gold award from the state for positive behavior interventions during the 2018-19 school year!


JES CAFE RECEIVES STATE RECOGNITION:  JES Cafe named “the place to be” by the Ohio Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition!  |  READ MORE!


RUMOR HAS IT: We all know how quickly rumors can spread and grow – have you heard something about the Cardinal Local School District that you’d like more information about? Share it with us!  |  READ MORE


“Reading ‘Round the Clock” videos: Reading can happen anytime, anywhere! You and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” videos that give easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities! The videos give great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Click the links to view the videos!   Reading on the Go  |  Reading for a Purpose  |  Reading on the Screen


Giant Eagle Apple for the Students: Click here to learn how to join the program and support our schools!


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Parent Portal:  All families need to sign up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  Interim and quarterly report cards will be posted here and not sent home.

 

2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2016-17 PBIS Silver Award

2017-18, 19-20 PBIS Gold Award

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