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All district buildings are closed; the BOE is open for summer hours, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | May 27 & 28: CHS Materials Drop Off, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the gym doors (scholars in grades 9-11 should keep their Chromebooks for the summer) | Open Enrollment applications being accepted through August 1

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NEW! BOE WORK SESSION/MEETING: Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom  |  AGENDA

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NEW! SUMMER SCHOOL: Online summer school courses are being offered to scholars as an opportunity to repeat a subject in which their achievement was unsatisfactory and they are in need of credit recovery. Classes start June 8 and are open to students in any district.  |  DETAILS


Sign up now for 2020-21 Sports/Activities:  Sports/Activities Registration


OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-2021: The application period for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year begins May 1 and runs through August 1. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging as many families as possible to fill out the application form online in lieu of coming into the Board Office. If you are unable to access the online form or need assistance, you may come into the Board Office. Once the applications are received and reviewed/approved by the Superintendent, an enrollment packet will be mailed to you. Following the completion of the enrollment packet, you will need to contact Kristie Steyer (kristie.steyer@cardinalschools.org) in the Board Office to schedule an appointment to finish the enrollment process. Instructions on this will be included in the enrollment packet that is mailed to you upon acceptance.  |  APPLICATION


NEW! HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS:  Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 Hall of Fame class. Please complete one of the appropriate applications by June 8, 2020.  |  Athletic Hall of Fame  |  Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame


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


CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

REFUND INFORMATION  |  SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM   |   Student Work Permit Information  |  COVID Information and Tips  |  Previous Updates

SPRING SPORTS VIDEO   |  STUDENT VIDEO (We Miss You!)  |  BUS DRIVER VIDEO


SPRING MUSICAL: The decision has been made to officially cancel the spring musical The Addams Family. If you purchased your tickets online through Eventbrite, please look for an email from them in the next few days. This email will include instructions on how to obtain a refund on ticket sales or donate your ticket sales back to Cardinal High School Theater. If you purchased tickets in person in the Cardinal High School office or have any other questions, please contact Vanessa Pintabona directly at vanessa.pintabona@cardinalschools.orgfor instructions on obtaining your refund.


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

 


CENSUS WORKERS NEEDED: Earn up to $17.00/hour by becoming a Census Taker! (Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.)  |  DETAILS


IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Geauga Public Health Department will be hosting several immunization clinics from now until June!  |  DETAILS


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


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


CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT: Doe v. Ohio Department of Education Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement


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!


AWARD WINNERS:  Congratulations to JES, CMS and CHS – Gold, Silver, and Bronze PBIS Award Winners for the 2018-19 school year! The district as a whole was also recognized as one of just five in the region to implement PBIS across all buildings!


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


CHS BRONZE RANKING: Cardinal High School has earned a National Ranking of Bronze from the U.S. News & World Report in the Best High Schools rankings.  | READ MORE  |  RANKING


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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VALEDICTORIAN SPEECH  |  SALUTATORIAN SPEECH

SENIOR AWARD RECIPIENTS  |  SENIOR SUPERLATIVES

Teacher Video  |  Dr. Sabol’s Farewell Video to the Class of 2020


2019-2020 Yearbook Information

Parent Meetings:  Senior Meeting |  Junior Meeting  |  Sophomore Meeting  |  Freshman Meeting (audio issues in parts)

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UPDATE 5/26/20: We would like to say thank you for all of your hard work and support over the entire school year. Tuesday May 26th is the last day of school. We will be collecting all books and other school supplies that need to be turned in from 8 am through 3 pm, Tuesday May 26th through Thursday May 28th.

There will be a collection bin stationed outside for drop off in front of the gym entrance. If your scholar has items from his or her locker that needs to be picked up, these are the dates and times you can do so. Please contact Dr. Perkins via email (markiel.perkins@cardinalschools.org) if you are picking up locker items with a time and locker number.

Please make sure dropped off items are in bags and have your name labeled on them. Scholars in grades 9-11 should keep their Chromebooks. All other items may be returned.

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UPDATE 5/11/20:  Senior Chromebook and school supplies collection – May 14 between 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

When dropping off your Chromebook, all stickers/adornment should be  removed except for the Cardinal School District tag(s) on the back.  Adhesive removal needs to be used if needed. We recommend Goo Gone. The Chromebook also needs to have enough charge to turn on.  Broken screens or any damage not covered by warranty is a cost of $230, missing power cords (cannot be a phone charger) $39.88.

Chromebooks and school supplies that are being returned should be in a plastic bag with your name on it. Please put Chromebooks and chargers in the same bag and school supplies in a separate bag.

You will also be picking up your caps and gowns. When you drive up, you should have your turn-in bags in your trunk or passenger side window. We will retrieve the items and either hand you your caps and gowns or put them in your trunk to limit contact. Thank you for your cooperation!

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UPDATE 4/29/20: We will have our second work packet turn in starting Monday May 4th through Wednesday May 6th.  To turn in your assignments, you have two options:

  • Option #1: use your cellphone to take a clear picture of your completed assignment, and then email that assignment to your instructor.
  • Option #2: drop off your assignments at CHS on Monday, May 4th through Wednesday, May 6th. A container will be placed outside the main door for you to drop off your completed assignments. Any assignments turned in at the school will then be quarantined for at least a week before teachers will be able to look at them.

Teachers will be preparing the last round of take home work on Monday, May 4th. Work packets will be available for pickup at the high school by making arrangements with your instructors starting on Tuesday, May 5th. Any further information regarding work packets will be sent out in a future all call.

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UPDATE 4/14/20: Due to the current pandemic and mandated alternative instruction period, Cardinal High School is cancelling final exams for the second semester. This means final grades will be based on an average of third and fourth quarter grades. This will give scholars up until their last official day of school to complete work for the fourth quarter.

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UPDATE 4/1/20: For those students who received take home work to complete during the mandatory alternative instruction period, you have two options for turning in your assignments:

  • Option #1: use your cellphone to take a clear picture of your completed assignment, and then email that assignment to your instructor.
  • Option #2: drop off your assignments at CHS on Monday, April 6th, Tuesday, April 7 or Wednesday, April 8th. A container will be placed outside the main door for you to put your completed assignments in. Any assignments turned in at the school will then be quarantined for at least a week before teachers will be able to look at them.

Teachers will be preparing the next round of take home work on Monday, April 6. (As a reminder, there is no school for students this day.) The new work packets will then be available for pick up at CHS starting on Tuesday, April 7. You must make arrangements with your teacher(s) to pick up the packets this day. Any further information regarding work packets will be sent out in a future all call. As a reminder, work packets were made up for those students who did not have internet access at home. Those who are doing online learning with Chromebooks should continue to complete work electronically and check your emails for new assignments coming in the future.

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UPDATE 3/19/20 – 4:40 p.m.

Because of your outstanding support our attendance this week has been over 85%! Tomorrow, Friday March 20th, will be the last day prior to Spring Break, which is next week. There will be limited access to the building tomorrow, so if you need anything, please email your instructors with a pick up time between 10 am and 1 pm.

The school building will be closed Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, March 29th. We will resume online instruction and support on Monday, March 30th.  Parents, please continue to assist us in monitoring your scholar’s work closely to ensure quality submissions of assignments. Scholars, remember, attendance and participation is your grade for each course. Make sure you are logging on to your courses and completing the requisite assigned work. Your grades this quarter will count towards eligibility for sports and activities in the fall. Work folders will be collected Friday, April 3rd from 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m. for those who need to drop paperwork off.

As a reminder, meal service will not be in effect next week, but will resume Monday March 30th. If you are in need of meals next week, please consider one of these options.

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3/16/20:

CHS plans to utilize the following methods to provide instruction during the mandatory closure (updated 3/16/20):

  • Attendance will be based on work completed each day this week beginning Tuesday, March 17 and running through Friday, March 20, and then again from March 30-April 3. Please be sure to log into Google Classroom to complete assignments (or the appropriate paperwork) for each scheduled day.
  • Students will be assigned work through Google Classroom on a daily basis March 17-20 and March 30-April 3. The instruction online will be an hour a day per subject as a general guideline. Examples of this are lessons, assignments, and presentations or combination of all of these, which is what our instructors assign when they have substitute teachers. Many of our outstanding staff already use the technology to supplement their instruction. Thus, our scholars have been doing this already and are prepared to do it for as long as we need to going forward. 
  • Our scholars who do not have internet access will have assignments in hard copy through class folders that can be picked up between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. We ask that you try to call before coming in to pick up your paperwork so we may have it ready for you.
  • Attendance will be based on work completed each day of the alternative instruction period. Please make sure you are logging into Google Classroom or completing work each scheduled school day. This is how we will be taking attendance. 
  • If you have any questions you can Dr. Markiel Perkins at markiel.perkins@cardinalschools.org.
  • Exceptional students and students with disabilities will be provided supports.  District staff has been working to be sure we provide these students what is needed to continue their education while away from the traditional school building. Teachers and related service providers (OT, SLP, social workers, interventionists) have worked closely to be sure that students are receiving opportunities for support while not within the buildings. If you have any questions about services, please contact Pupil Services Director, Dr. Jennifer Sabol at 330-807-8626 or jennifer.sabol@cardinalschools.org.

NEW! SPRING MUSICAL: The decision has been made to officially cancel the spring musical The Addams Family. If you purchased your tickets online through Eventbrite, please look for an email from them in the next few days. This email will include instructions on how to obtain a refund on ticket sales or donate your ticket sales back to Cardinal High School Theater. If you purchased tickets in person in the Cardinal High School office or have any other questions, please contact Vanessa Pintabona directly at vanessa.pintabona@cardinalschools.orgfor instructions on obtaining your refund.


PARKING LOT CONCERNS: Due to recent, multiple incidents involving speeding, accidents, and near-misses in the high school parking lot, any scholar found to be speeding in this area will have parking privileges revoked by administration for the remainder of the school year.  |  PARKING LOT ETIQUETTE


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


TESTING INFORMATION: Please view the testing letter for all important testing dates throughout the school year  |   TESTING INFO


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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2ND SEMESTER AWARDS

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UPDATED 5/14/20: Materials Drop Off/Pick Up  |  SCHEDULE

Students and families may begin dropping off and picking up materials on Monday, May 18. Each grade has a designated day to come and times are divided up by last name. Please click the schedule link above to see what day/time you need to return your items to school. If you are unable to come at your designated time, please call the school to make alternate arrangements.

Drop off will be at the cafeteria door, parents and students are not allowed into the building. All students and parents should also be wearing masks. Please bring everything with you that needs to be dropped off. We will also be handing out awards during this time, and you should plan to pick up any medication you have in the office.

If you can’t make it during the assigned time for any reason, we will set up a drop off time on Friday, May 22.

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UPDATED 4/29/20: For those of you who are completing blizzard bags, those should be turned in at the middle school on Monday, May 4, Tuesday, May 5, or Wednesday, May 6. There will be a container placed by the main entrance for you to drop off completed assignments. Any new blizzard bag assignments will be delivered on Tuesday, May 5 or Wednesday, May 6.

Any students who have band instruments to pick up from the band room, you may come to the school on Monday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to pick them up. If you are coming to pick up a band instrument, you must wear a mask to enter the building. Please email Mr. Florjancic (tim.florjancic@cardinalschools.org) to let him know that you will need to come in to pick up an instrument. 

Teachers will not be sending out many new online assignments the week of May 4. The goal for that week will be for students to make up any missing work that has already been assigned. Remember that grades during the 4th 9 weeks are used to determine extra-curricular eligibility in the fall. Please reach out to your teachers if you have questions about which assignments need to be completed.

A robocall will be made to each grade with more specific details over the next few days.

We will begin collecting chromebooks and any textbooks that students have at home with them during the week of May 18. There will be further communication as we get closer to that date with specific dates and times for each grade. Students will also have the opportunity to clean out their lockers and get any other belongings left at the school at this time. This includes any students who have any medication stored in the nurse’s office.

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UPDATED 4/16/20: We are getting the yearbook ready to be printed. Many students ordered a copy of the yearbook before the school buildings were shut down. If you did not do so and would like to order a copy, please go to the link emailed to all students yesterday and follow the directions there. A copy of our school’s code was also sent in the email yesterday. Any new yearbook orders must be submitted through the link already sent by the end of the day Friday, April 17.

Yearbook Link: ybpay.lifetouch.com  |  Code: 12446320

For any students with blizzard bags, the blizzard bags sent home last week are due on May 4th. If we return to school on that date, bring your completed work to school with you. If the Governor extends the shutdown past that date, we will send out information on how to turn in your blizzard bag assignments during the last week of April. Those students working on Chromebooks should continue to turn in their assignments as instructed by their teachers.

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UPDATED 4/3/20: All current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students received an email earlier this week from Ms. Dalby with a Google form to request their preferred specials courses for next year. Parents should talk with their students about which courses to request since, for instance, band requires you to provide your own instrument. Once the form is submitted, students are automatically emailed a copy of their request. Parents can check their kids’ email to see what they requested, then click the “edit response” button in the email if you want to change the request. All final requests are due Monday, April 6th.

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UPDATED 4/2/20: The 6th Grade Cedar Point trip and 8th Grade Gettysburg trip are both canceled due to the current COVID-19 situation. For those who paid deposits for either trip, refunds will be available when the buildings open back up; please be patient as this could still be several more weeks. Also note, deposit money will be used to first pay any outstanding school fees and what’s left will then be refunded.

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UPDATED 3/31/20:

For those students who received blizzard bags to complete work during the mandatory alternative instruction period, you have two options for turning in your assignments:

  • Option #1: use your phone to take a clear picture of the completed assignment, and then email that assignment to your teacher.
  • Option #2:  drop off your blizzard bag assignment at CMS on Monday, April 6; Tuesday, April 7; or Wednesday, April 8. A container will be placed outside the main door of the building for you to drop off your completed assignments. Any assignments turned in at the school will then be quarantined for at least a week before teachers will be able to look at them.

Teachers will be preparing the next round of blizzard bags on Monday, April 6. (As a reminder, there is no school for students this day.) The new blizzard bags will then be dropped off by our transportation department during their meal delivery on Tuesday, April 7. Any further information regarding blizzard bags will be sent out in a future all call. As a reminder, blizzard bags are only made up for those students who do not have internet access at home. Those who are doing online learning with Chromebooks should continue to complete work electronically and check your emails for new assignments coming in the future.

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UPDATED 3/19/20 – 4:30 p.m.:

Attendance and work completion is important even though we are not attending classes in the school building. Many students are doing an unbelievable job of participating in their education. There are some of you who still need to log on to Google classroom, IXL, or other platforms. You need to do this tonight (3/19) or tomorrow (3/20) if you have not already done so to make sure that you do not fall too far behind. Teachers have begun to update grades in Infinite Campus as well, so parents you can check in there like normal.

Remember, these are grades for the 4th grading period, and are especially important for anyone planning to participate in extracurricular activities in the fall. Eligibility is based on 4th grading period grades.

If you are having problems understanding a lesson or assignment, please contact your teacher directly. They are working and are available to help. Also this allows them to know you are attending even if an assignment is not turned in.

If you are having Chromebook issues, please contact Mr. Spence @ Shaun.spence@cardinalschools.org.

If you are participating in the school meal delivery program, please make sure you leave a box or cooler outside your door so that the food can be dropped off safely. Reminder that there is no food delivery during spring break next week. If you need meal assistance, please consider one of these options.

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3/16/20

CMS plans to utilize the following methods to provide instruction during the mandatory closure (updated 3/16/20):

  • Teachers will begin sending out assignments on Tuesday, March 17. Students should be checking their emails on a daily basis for their assignments.
  • Most students will receive instruction from their regular classroom teachers on a daily basis via Google Classroom, IXL, Khan Academy, or other online platforms with which they are already familiar. Students should check their school email on a daily basis to receive their assignments and when those assignments are due. Assignments will be submitted electronically, and teachers will be updating infinite campus during this time.
  • If you need a chromebook during this alternative education period, please return the signed 1:1 Chromebook Contract to school between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16 or 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Please contact Mr. Cardinal at andy.cardinal@cardinalschools.org if you are unable to come during either time frame. After March 17 – the CMS building will be closed until further notice.
  • Students without internet access were sent home with paper packets on Friday. 6th grade social studies and science students were also sent home with paper packets. All paper packets are due on April 7, when students return to school. If your child did not bring home a paper packet and needs one, you may pick up copies in the CMS office during the times already mentioned. 
  • Completing these assignments is important for 4th grading period grades, eligibility for next fall’s activities like sports and marching band, and also for counting school attendance.
  • Exceptional students and students with disabilities will be provided supports.  District staff has been working to be sure we provide these students what is needed to continue their education while away from the traditional school building. Teachers and related service providers (OT, SLP, social workers, interventionists) have worked closely to be sure that students are receiving opportunities for support while not within the buildings. If you have any questions about services, please contact Pupil Services Director, Dr. Jennifer Sabol at 330-807-8626 or jennifer.sabol@cardinalschools.org.
  • If your child is having difficulty coping with current events, Ms. Dalby, the school counselor is putting together information and resources on the CMS School Counselor’s webpage. In case of a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1- or go to the nearest emergency room. For less urgent matters, contact your current mental health provider or call the Geauga Cope Line at 440-285-5665. If you have been receiving services with the School Social Worker, Mrs. Drenik, or the TBS, Marci Samblero, you can contact them directly. Their contact information is on the School Counselor’s webpage. Ms. Dalby will also be available for consultation via email at anne.dalby@cardinalschools.org, Google chat, and phone on a limited basis.

SEMESTER AWARDSCongratulations to all of our scholars who were recognized for academic, athletic, and Huskie Pride achievements in the first semester!  |   AWARD WINNERS


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


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.

Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019-2020


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


Parents’ Guide to Student Success:  5th Grade  |  6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade


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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Student Wellness with Mrs. Bell:   Week 1    |    Week 2  |   Week 3  |  Week 4  |  Week 5

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**JES WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

UPDATE 5/12/20: FOURTH GRADE GRADUATION DRIVE THROUGH

We are excited to celebrate the hard work of our fourth grade students and their transition to the Middle School.  We are planning a special “drive through” with staggered times for students to drive through to be honored in light of not being able to have a formal Graduation. Students should arrive on Friday, May 22nd for the “Graduation Drive Through” at their scheduled times noted below:

  • 9:00-10:00 ~ Last names A-D
  • 10:00-11:00 ~ Last names E-I
  • 11:00-12:00 ~ Last names J-L
  • 1:00-2:00 ~ Last names M-S
  • 2:00-3:00 ~ Last names T-Z

Please plan to enter through Pierce Street and drive through the bus lane stopping at the Main Entrance to meet the teachers, receive an end of the year flower and materials, take pictures, and drop off chromebooks and other supplies before exiting onto East High Street. 

There will be a station to stop at for:

  1. Returning chromebooks (with chargers)
  2. Returning library books
  3. Receiving graduation materials and flowers
  4. An option for a picture taken in front of a celebration display.

Please plan to come at your designated time. If the scheduled time is not at all possible, please contact the classroom teacher, so adjustments can be made for students who need to arrive at a different time between 9:00-3:00.  We are looking forward to celebrating our Fourth Graders and their transition to the Middle School.  Thank you for a great year and all your support!

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UPDATE 5/11/20: Teachers will be wrapping up assignments the week of May 11th allowing time for any outstanding work to be completed. Blizzard bag and online Instruction will be a part of Quarter 4 grades and attendance. Please be sure to turn in all outstanding assignments. Contact your child’s teacher if you are having any difficulties so a plan can be devised to support remote learning and credit can be provided for work completion.

The week of May 18-22 will be designated for grade level drive through “drop off” and “pick up” of materials. Families can drive up to the building’s main doors from 8:00am-3:00pm to drop off blizzard bag assignments, chromebooks, library books and any other educational materials. Bins will be labeled and provided.  Grade level teachers will be outside to say goodbye to students and provide families with materials left at school. If you have a sibling in another grade level, please arrange with the classroom teachers the day you will be “picking up” and “dropping off” so they can be sure to get the materials to that staff member. Here are the designated days: 

  • Kindergarten- Monday, May 18th
  • First Grade- Tuesday, May 19th
  • Second Grade- Wednesday, May 20th
  • Third Grade – Thursday, May 21st
  • Fourth Grade- Friday, May 22nd 

A separate communication from classroom teachers to the Fourth Grade Parents will be forthcoming denoting  staggered times on this day to celebrate the students transition to the Middle School. We are planning a special drive through  to honor our Fourth Graders in light of not being able to have a formal Graduation.

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UPDATE 4/29/20: Our next round of blizzard bag distribution for students who are not using the online platforms is Tuesday, May 5th between 8:30-10:30a.m. Any open enrolled students will be contacted to arrange pick up.    

Our second round of blizzard bag collections will occur Monday, May 4th, Tuesday May 5th, and Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Like last time, containers will be placed outside the main doors of Jordak and labeled K, 1,2,3,4, Related Arts, and Library Books for parents to drop off the necessary items using a drive through method. Those students working on Chromebooks should continue to turn in their assignments as instructed by their teacher. Blizzard bag/Online Instruction will be a part of Quarter 4 grades and attendance. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you are having any difficulties so a plan can be devised to support remote learning and credit can be provided for work completion.

Teachers will be wrapping up any assignments by Friday, May 15th.  The week of Monday, May 18th- Friday, May 22nd  will be a “No new assignments” and “catch up” week to  allow students to complete missed work or turn in any outstanding assignments.  Teachers will be sharing  clear communications with  students and families who need to finish up any missing work.

Information will be forthcoming in terms of the final blizzard bag drop off,  the days and times for dropping off chromebooks and other educational materials, as well as  days and times for students to  pick up  materials left at school. 

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UPDATE 4/20/20: Starting this week, we will be having a “staff storytime.” As a way to stay connected and continue to foster a love of reading, our Jordak team created a “share a story” staff storytime. Every Monday and Wednesday, during the next few weeks we will be sharing a story with our students/families during a “staff storytime”!! We will post the stories here and hope you’ll take time to view them with your child. The teachers will also be posting it on their google classrooms pages for students to see as well. Share a picture with your classroom teacher throughout the week and we will showcase our Jordak Super Readers!!

We are expecting deliveries from the PTO fundraiser on Tuesday, April 21st or Wednesday, April 22nd between 8:30-10:30am.  If you are an open enrollment student, please call the office for a time to pick up your packages at Jordak Elementary School between the hours of 8:30-10:30am.

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UPDATE 4/16/20: PTO would like to keep everyone updated on what is happening with the Uncle Jerry’s T’s fundraiser. Due to unforeseen circumstances on the company’s side, it looks like the packages will not be delivered until the week of April 20th. Deliveries will be made between 8:30-10:30am, please be sure someone is available to accept them. Thank you for your continued understanding and support! If you have any questions please contact the PTO at jordakpto188@gmail.com.

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UPDATE 4/9/20:

The week of April 13th is Spirit week at Jordak Elementary!! 

  • Monday- No School- Easter Monday
  • Tuesday – Inside Out Day!
  • Wednesday – Bring Your Pet/ Stuffed Animal to Online School Day!
  • Thursday – Huskie Pride day. Wear your Huskie Pride gear and decorate a window in your house! You can use washable materials or make a picture and hang it up in the window for others to see!
  • Friday – Community Super Hero day! Dress up as a nurse, doctor, cleaning staff member, military member, etc  to show your love and support! You can also make a “thank you” poster, “stay positive”, or “stay safe and healthy” poster!

Share a picture with your classroom teacher throughout the week or email them to kristie.steyer@cardinalschools.org and we will showcase our Jordak Elementary Spirit on our website and social media channels!

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UPDATE 4/3/20: For those who have ordered items from the PTO Spring Fundraiser, your items will be delivered to your homes through our transportation department the week of April 14th. Thank you for your patience as we were navigating the best, most efficient, and safest way to get those items to our families. Please contact the JES PTO at jordakpto188@gmail.com if you have additional questions or requests.

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UPDATE 4/1/20:

To turn in your blizzard bag assignments, you have two options:

  • Option #1: use your phone to take a clear picture of the completed assignment, and then email that assignment to your teacher. 
  • Option #2: drop off your blizzard bag assignment at JES on Tuesday, April 7th or Wednesday, April 8th anytime between 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Containers will be placed outside the main door labeled by grade level for you to drop off your completed assignments. Please be sure your child’s name is clearly marked at the top of each assignment and all assignments are placed together.  Any assignments turned in at the school will then be quarantined for at least a week before teachers will be able to look at them. When utilizing this option we ask that you please enter into the complex through Pierce Street, drive through the bus lane to drop off blizzard bags from your cars, and then exit out past the old CIS building onto East High Street. 

Teachers in Grades 1-4 will be preparing for all online instruction through the rest of the school closure time after this week.  Kindergarten students will continue to receive instruction through blizzard bags. Our Transportation Department will be deploying the next round of blizzard bags for all Kindergarten students (regardless of if they are a bus rider, walker, or car rider) and any students who do not have internet access on Tuesday, April 7th. Any further information regarding blizzard bags will be sent out in a future all call. Teachers will be guiding all on online instruction through google classroom with clear instructions for participation each day. Please be sure to have your child sign in to each google classroom site for their subject areas and reach out to the teachers with any questions.

Any families still needing Chromebooks will be able to pick them up on Tuesday, April 7th from 8-4 pm. You may also pick up Chromebooks in the mornings on April 8th or 9th between 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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UPDATE – 3/19/20:

Thank you for all you are doing to support your children during  this unprecedented time. The teachers have been working very hard to provide alternative, differentiated instruction to our students in each grade level. Teachers have provided instructions for blizzard bag completion for this week and the week after Spring Break. They will be checking in each week with students to offer support on assignments and ensure assignment completion each day as a means to support students, attendance, and grading.  Attendance and work completion is important even though we are not attending classes in the school building. The first week of assignments is due tomorrow and teachers will be using them as part of the 4th quarter grades and attendance.

If you are having problems understanding a lesson or assignment, please contact your child’s teacher directly. They are working and are available to help anyway they can. 

If you are having Chromebook issues, please contact Mr. Kithcart@ joel.kithcart@cardinalschools.org 

As a reminder there will be no meal service next week during spring break. If you are in need of meal assistance, please consider one of these options.

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3/16/20:

JES will plan to utilize the following methods to provide instruction over the mandated closure (updated 3/16/20):

  • Teachers were in district Monday, March 16 to planning assignments and creating blizzard bags.
  • Only 3rd grade students will be utilizing Chromebooks during this extended break. All 3rd grade students should have received a 1:1 Chromebook contract in their take home folder on Friday. These need to be completed and returned during office hours on Tuesday, March 17.
  • School will be open on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. for those who need to pick up blizzard bags and/or Chromebooks. If you are a car rider, walker, open enrolled student you need to come get your items during these hours.
  • Drivers will be running their regular bus routes Tuesday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. to deliver Blizzard Bags and meals if you’ve signed up to receive them. This is for all students who regularly ride the bus. Blizzard bags will be dropped off at the afternoon bus stop. In order to comply with recommendations from health officials on “social distancing” we are limiting face-to-face contact. Blizzard bags will be left on the porch for you. If you are receiving meals, please place a bin, cooler, box – some kind of container – on the porch for us to set the food in. All food must be eaten or refrigerated immediately.
  • Chromebooks will not be delivered on these routes – those must be picked up at school.
  •  All school work is to be turned in when students come back to school on Tuesday, April 7th. The work is mandatory, will be graded, and will count toward attendance for the days of school during the closure. Students are required to complete and return the school work during this time as it is part of our remote learning plan as we work to “provide instruction through alternative means” per the State Governor’s guidance.
  • Exceptional students and students with disabilities will be provided supports.  District staff has been working to be sure we provide these students what is needed to continue their education while away from the traditional school building. Teachers and related service providers (OT, SLP, social workers, interventionists) have worked closely to be sure that students are receiving opportunities for support while not within the buildings. If you have any questions about services, please contact Pupil Services Director, Dr. Jennifer Sabol at 330-807-8626 or jennifer.sabol@cardinalschools.org.
  • Please feel free to call the office with any questions. We will continue to communicate information to families via Infinite Campus, the School Website, and social media platforms. Please be sure to check them regularly. 
  • If your child is having trouble coping with the current events, visit the CMS Counselor’s webpage – there are some resources there for assistance.
  • Most importantly, please take care of yourselves and each other during this time and don’t hesitate to reach out over the next few weeks if you need anything. We are here to help as much as possible. Thank you to all of our teachers & staff members who worked hard on Friday and will be working over this extended break to ensure that education will continue as school buildings are shut down. We have a great staff, great students, and great families, & we will get through this together. Stay safe and healthy. We hope to see everyone back in school on April 7th. 

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


ACADEMIC RALLIES: Congratulations to our third and fourth grade scholars who were recognized for academic and classroom achievements in the second quarter!  |  3rd Grade  |  4th Grade


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


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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.

 

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