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Parent Communication Survey:

Please take a few minutes to provide some feedback to our leadership.  As we move forward, we are trying to provide the best format of communication from the district to it’s families.  We would like to accommodate your preference of communication that best fits your needs.  We will share the results here after the Holiday break and begin implementing the feedback from you in the near future.  Thank you in advance for providing us your thoughts.

Click “HERE” to access the Parent Communication Survey


Come see our Cardinaires on Tuesday, December 13 and celebrate the holidays!!!


CHS YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE!           Click here to order yours today!


 

NEW!!!   Medication Guideline Changes:

Dear Parents/Guardians,
In order to more fully align our daily practices in the health offices with the current school board policy we are implementing a change to the medication policy.  Beginning on Monday, October 31, 2022, we will no longer be able to administer any medication to your student without a prescription.  This means that all medications, including over-the-counter medications, will require a prescription from a licensed physician before we are able to administer them.  Please remember that all medications must be brought in by a parent or guardian for legal and safety reasons.  Any medications previously dropped off must be picked up by an adult by Thursday, November 3, 2022.  A more detailed note about this change was sent home with students last week.  If you have any questions or need a copy of the note please contact the health staff at your student’s school.
Thank you,
Marie Roake, Cardinal Middle & High School Nurse
Danielle Krebs, Jordak Elementary Health Aide

ATTENTION CARDINAL FAMILIES!!!

District Professional Development Days Announced!!

(Click below to view the video)

 2022 PD

Please mark your calendars!

The Board of Education approved the Professional Development days for the upcoming school year at the September 13th Board meeting. These are in addition to any dates already on the district calendar.

The following days will be REMOTE.  These asynchronous school days will be replacing our recurring early release Wednesdays. This means the students will have assignments and attendance will be taken according to Google Classroom, but there will be no ZOOM/teacher led classes.

The 2022-23 Professional Development dates: 

(Friday, October 14th NO School for students-NEOEA Day, already on district calendar)

  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Monday, December 12th
  • Friday, January 27th
  • Monday, February 13th
  • Friday, March 10th
  • Monday, April 24th
  • Friday, May 12th

*We will be following up with updates such as social media reminders, handouts,  all-calls and website updates.


Phase I of District’s Restroom/Concession Renovation Project update! Shout to Building & Grounds Director, Dave Krebs and community donor, Rothenbuhler Cheese!

 

 

 

NEW! Free/Reduced meal application now available here.


CARDINAL LOCAL OPENING DAY STAFF KICKOFF

I loved meeting the entire Cardinal staff in one location this morning for our Opening Day Kickoff meeting.  I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to the school year with our outstanding staff.  I have provided the link to my presentation.  Go Huskies!

Mr. Cunningham

Copy of Cardinal Opening 2022


District Summer Update for August 10, 2022

Welcome Cardinal students and families to the final week of summer break!  I hope that you have had time to relax, enjoy your time off and are rejuvenated to return for the 2022-23 school year.  I am your new Superintendent, Jack Cunningham and I am excited to begin this chapter of my career here at Cardinal Local.  I look forward to meeting each of you throughout the beginning of the school year and I am anxious to get to know the community and traditions of both Cardinal Local and Middlefield!!

I wanted to communicate a few items today to make sure that everyone is aware of a couple of events or changes for the 2022-23 school year.

  1.  The district is no longer engaged in the “Early Release Wednesdays” each week.  Buildings will be on regular schedule all week when school is in session.  The district will add a monthly professional development day throughout the year where students will not attend school in the building but will have assignments/learning through Google Classroom and/or “blizzard bags” assignments.  The district will communicate those dates the first couple weeks of the school year.  Those PD days will not begin until the month of October.
  2.  Cardinal High School has now revamped the day schedule back to a traditional 7 period day and moved away from the “block” schedule from the past couple of years.  I am sure that there will be some transitions for both staff and students…Please don’t hesitate to communicate with our administration and staff along the way.
  3.   I hope that you are available to visit the “Back to School Bash” this Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 at the HS stadium.  Please look over the attached flyer and contact your building or the Board office for questions.

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Here are the most recent guidelines as issued by the Lake/Geauga health districts:

COVID School Guidance 08.08.22


 

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Open enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available electronically beginning May 1, 2022. Open enrollment is for students who do not live in the Cardinal Local School District but would like to attend our schools for the upcoming school year. Applications will be available at the Board of Education Office located at 15982 E. High St.   |  DETAILS  |  APPLICATION


ENROLL NOW FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR: Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be held by appointment only. Students who live within the district may enroll for the upcoming school year at any time. Incoming Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before August 1, 2022 to enroll. Call 440-632-0261 x1000 to schedule.  Families who live outside the district and wish to open enroll may do so starting May 1 (see above).  | ENROLLMENT PACKET


2022-2023 ACTIVITIES SIGN UP: FINAL FORMSSign up now for athletics and activities for the 2022-2023 school year!  |  SIGN UP


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


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


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


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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IMPORTANT!  CHS PICTURE RETAKESAny Cardinal High School student who ordered a photo package in September should have received those pictures. Our makeup picture day is MONDAY , NOVEMBER 28  Students who were absent on the original picture day will get their picture taken, even if no photo package is being purchased. For those unhappy with the original pictures, the entire package is to be returned & given to the photographer at the time of retakes. Should you have any issues with your photo package, please call Leary Studio directly at 724.588.8370.

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YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE!                    

 Click here to order yours today!

 


CHS Fall Play-Murder at the Renaissance Fair
December 2 – 4, 2022
 Friday Dec 2, 2022 7:30 pm
 Saturday Dec 3, 2022 7:30 pm
 Sunday Dec 4, 2022 2:30 pm

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR MURDER AT THE RENAISSANCE FAIRE!

Pricing: Floor Seats $8 for children, students K-12, college students with a valid student ID, and seniors. $10 for Adults
Children under 5 are free, but they must sit on the lap of an adult, if they would like their own seat they must purchase a ticket.
Online ticket presale ends on December 1, 2022, at 11:55 PM EST. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door, but tickets may sell out so don’t miss your chance to see this show, get your tickets early! After careful consideration, our production team has given Murder at the Renaissance Faire a PG rating. More info at ticket link.
Get your tickets here: cardinaltheater.org/tickets

NEW! Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, March 15. Dismissal for CHS will be 2 hours early at 12:28pm.

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Note from the Nurse

Parents of 11th graders moving into 12th grade, the state of Ohio requires that a 2nd dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) be administered prior to entering the 12th grade.  These vaccines may be offered at your doctor’s office, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, or Wal-Mart.  The Geauga Health Department may be able to provide assistance if needed.

The school health staff is required to complete vision and hearing screenings on all new students and all students in the 9th and 11th grades, unless their parents declined the screenings.  These screenings should begin in the middle of October.  If you have concerns about your child’s vision or hearing and they are not in these grades, please contact me to discuss options.  I can be reached at 440-632-0261, ext 5005 or marie.roake@cardinalschools.org.  If your student fails a screening, a re-screening will be completed about a week after the first screening.  If they fail the rescreening a letter will be sent home explaining which screening was failed and why they failed it.  Please take the letter to a doctor and have it completed.  Please return completed forms to the High school or have it faxed to 440-632-1734.

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NEW!  Tutoring Program — ESC of the Western Reserve is offering free math & ELA tutoring for students in grades 5-12. The program runs October 25, 2022 – March 23, 2023 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm (school days only). This program is open to ANY student in Geauga County. Program location is Berkshire Local Schools, 14155 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021. Register by calling 734.657.0472. Click here for complete details.

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ATTENTION CARDINAL FAMILIES!!!

Please mark your calendars!

The Board of Education approved the Professional Development days for the upcoming school year at the September 13th Board meeting. These are in addition to any dates already on the district calendar.

The following days will be REMOTE.  These asynchronous school days will be replacing our recurring early release Wednesdays. This means the students will have assignments and attendance will be taken according to Google Classroom, but there will be no ZOOM/teacher led classes.

The 2022-23 Professional Development dates: 

(Friday, October 14th NO School for students-NEOEA Day, already on district calendar)

  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Monday, December 12th
  • Friday, January 27th
  • Monday, February 13th
  • Friday, March 10th
  • Monday, April 24th
  • Friday, May 12th

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Junior & Senior Students & Families,

A panel of college admissions representatives will provide information on the college application process, including information on the Common App, essay requirements, recommendation letters, admissions timelines, scholarships, and more. Sessions are FREE, but reservations are required.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leafcollege-application-tips-and-timelines-4year-colleges-and-universities-tickets-402963834677

This virtual information session is provided by LEAF (Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation.)

LEAF provides college access services to Northeast Ohio residents and families that are interested in enrolling in career technical programs, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
Their programs offer:

  • FAFSA Filing Services
  • Financial aid advising and resources
  • College advising and resources
  • Career advising and opportunities research
  • Scholarship research services
  • LEAF and Community Scholarships
  • The Umbrella Project Fine Arts/Engineering Project

Visit their website for more information: https://leaf-ohio.org/

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New! Follow us on Twitter –  CardinalHSHuskies @HsHuskies

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A Message From the Principal:

Dear Cardinal family,
I would like to welcome you all to the new school year at Cardinal High School.  The staff looks forward to meeting and working with each and every student and their families as we partner to help all achieve their academic goals and to continue to develop the proud culture of the Cardinal Local School District.  We are all Huskies and we will continue to “chase excellence” each and every day!
Cardinal High School welcomes all families and school-community organizations to our building.  As stated above, we want to partner with all of you to provide the best educational experiences for our students in a safe and inviting atmosphere.  Please reach out to us at any time to begin those conversations and the collaborative process that will help all reach the intended goal.  
There will be some exciting and significant changes this school year at Cardinal High School.  First of all, our summer work crews have done a fantastic job getting the building ready for the school year.  Also, we have transitioned from a block bell schedule to a traditional bell schedule that will better align with our middle school bell schedule.  The bell schedule is posted on our webpage.  Moreover, early release Wednesdays have been removed from the district calendar and professional development days for the district will be communicated with all very soon.  Finally, we will be using a new mathematics resource for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II called CPM. A link for this resource is posted on our webpage as well.  
Cardinal High School is a special place.  We are all responsible for developing, practicing, and maintaining the strong culture and pride that is representative of the Cardinal School Community.  Go Huskies!
I look forward to working with all of you very soon.
Take care,
Michael Hall
Cardinal High School Principal

2022-2023 ACTIVITIES SIGN UP (Final Forms): Sign up now for athletics and activities for the 2022-2023 school year!  |  SIGN UP


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


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


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


INFINITE CAMPUS: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC

 

2017-18, 18-19, 19-20 PBIS Bronze Award

 

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NEW!  “Changes as We Grow”

Beginning on December 12 through December 15, 6th graders will participate in a co-ed 4-day program called “Changes as We Grow” as part of their Health curriculum. The program’s concentration is on preparing students for the emotional, social and physical changes they will experience as they begin adolescence. The program combines a review of the 5th grade maturation and reproduction unit and is the second year of a county wide, multi-year initiative that brings children age appropriate information about personal growth, relationships and abstinence.

We respect your choice, as a parent, to have your child participate or not participate in this program. If you would like your child to participate in the “Changes as We Grow” program, you do not need to do anything. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please call the CMS office at 440.632.0261 ext. 4000 to let us know that you do not want your child to participate. If you get a voicemail, please leave a message letting us know of your wishes.

Parent letters will be sent home the week of November 28. The link for the Maturation Video for Changes as We Grow for 6th grade students is:  https://youtu.be/Bw1N06PKhu4  Always Changing and Growing Up – Co Ed Puberty Education.


NEW!  CMS Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Cardinal Middle School Students of the Month for OCTOBER:

  • Grade 5 — Mason K & Hailey B
  • Grade 6 — Mia M & Ian S
  • Grade 7 — Alyssa R & Kannon S
  • Grade 8 — Amber P & Delilah T

Specials thanks to our sponsors — East Geauga Kiwanis & Vinny’s Italian Kitchen.


Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, March 15. Dismissal for CMS will be 2 hours early at 12:20pm.


Professional Development Days 

The Cardinal Board of Education approved the following days for staff Professional Development. Students will be REMOTE on these days, with asynchronous learning. (Assignments will be in Google Classroom, no Zoom/teacher-led classes). Attendance will be taken based on completion of assignments. Updates will follow: social media reminders, handouts, all-calls and website updates.

  • Friday, October 14 (NEOEA Day – already on district calendar)
  • Wednesday, October 26
  • Friday, November 11
  • Monday, December 12
  • Friday, January 27
  • Monday, February 13
  • Friday, March 10
  • Monday, April 24
  • Friday, May 12

Note from the Nurse

Parents of 6th graders moving into 7th grade, the state of Ohio requires that the Tdap vaccine be administered on or after your student’s 10th birthday and a dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) be administered prior to entering the 7th grade.  These vaccines may be offered at your doctor’s office, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, or Wal-Mart.  The Geauga Health Department may be able to provide assistance if needed.
The school health staff is required to complete vision and hearing screenings on all new students and all students in the 5th and 7th grades, unless their parent declined the screenings.  These screenings should begin in the middle of October.  If you have concerns about your child’s vision or hearing and they are not in these grades, please contact me to discuss options.  I can be reached at 440-632-0261, ext 4005 or marie.roake@cardinalschools.org.  If your student fails a screening, a re-screening will be completed about a week after the first screening.  If they fail the re-screening a letter will be sent home explaining which screening was failed and why they failed it.  Please take the letter to a doctor and have it completed.  Please return completed forms to the Middle school or have it faxed to 440-632-0294.
Thank you.
Marie Roake, School Nurse

Tutoring Program ESC of the Western Reserve is offering free math & ELA tutoring for students in grades 5-12. The program runs October 25, 2022 – March 23, 2023 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm (school days only). This program is open to ANY student in Geauga County. Program location is Berkshire Local Schools, 14155 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021. Register by calling 734.657.0472. Click here for complete details.


We have a new INSTAGRAM account ~ find us by searching for:  cardinalmshuskies


Free/Reduced meal application now available here.


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


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


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


Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC

PHabLab Video

2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2017-18, 18-19, 19-20  PBIS Silver Award

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NEW!  Parent-Teacher Conferences

Jordak fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday,November 10 beginning at 4:00pm.

  • To schedule a conference please contact Mrs. Retych at 440-632-0261 x2000

NEW! Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, March 15. Dismissal will be 2 hours early.


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


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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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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