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Apr. 8: Spring Sports Pictures, 2:30 p.m. | Apr. 8: Softball @ Jefferson, 5:00 p.m. | Apr. 9: Softball @ Cuyahoga Hts., 4:30 p.m. | Apr. 10: HS Track @ Crestwood, 9:00 a.m. | Apr. 10: V BB @ Conneaut, 10:00 a.m. | Apr. 10: JV BB @ Harvey, 10:00 a.m. (DH) | Apr. 10: V BB vs. Edgewood (@ Conneaut), 1:00 p.m. | Apr. 10: Softball vs. St. John & Paul, 1:00 p.m.

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TRAVEL QUARANTINE RESOLUTION (approved 8/26/20) |  STATE COVID POSITIVITY RATES (source: ODH)

Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program 


ENROLL NOW FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Registration for the 2021-2022 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, 2021 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.  | ENROLLMENT PACKET


NEW! BOE MEETING: The Cardinal Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held via Zoom.  |  AGENDA  |  MEETING LINK  |  Meeting ID: 998 0161 7197  Password: Cardinal


HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS: Nominations for the Cardinal Athletic and Distinguished Alumni Halls of Fame are being accepted until May 1. Nomination forms are available here:  ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME  |  DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI


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


ODE SURVEY: The Ohio Department of Education is inviting families who have a child or children on an IEP and receiving special education services to participate in a brief survey about your involvement in your child’s education. Those participating my be eligible for a $50.00 gift card.  |  INFORMATION SURVEY


JFS SUMMER CAMP & ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: Applications are now being accepted for Geauga JFS’s 2021 Summer Camp and Enrichment program.  |  DETAILS


6 EARLY RELEASE DAYS REMOVED FROM CALENDAR: At the January 13, 2021 Board of Education meeting the Board voted to remove the following Early Release Wednesdays from the calendar:

February 10, March 3, April 7, 14, 21, and 28. These days are now full school days. The change will help the district make up student instructional hours lost due to the pandemic.


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


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

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


 

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


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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SECOND SEMESTER INFORMATION 


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


CCP INFORMATIONAL MEETING: For those students and parents unable to attend the information session on January 28 we have provided a link to the presentation and the slide show here. CCP is for students currently in grades 6-11 that are interested in taking classes on campus, online or at the high school. Intent forms are due by April 1st for anyone taking CCP classes for the 2021-2022 school year. |  ZOOM VIDEO  |  PRESENTATION


HUSKIE BOWL: In order to focus on attendance for the reminder of this semester and next, we will be starting an attendance competition broken down by classes (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors).  |  DETAILS


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


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


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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NEW!  Shoe Collection Contest:  CMS PTO is sponsoring a shoe collection contest March 8 – April 16, 2021.  Bring/send in your gently worn or new shoes.  Collections will take place in homerooms.  Remote students may drop off in the office with  homeroom marked on the bag.  The homeroom with the most shoes collected will win prizes: teacher wins a $100 Amazon gift card & one student from that class (chosen from a random drawing) will win a $50 Amazon gift card. Clean out those closets & donate to a good cause.


NEW!  Summer Camp & Enrichment Programs 

  • Applications are now being accepted for Geauga JFS’s 2021 Summer Camp & Enrichment Program.
  • This program assists parents with the fee for their child to attend camp or another enrichment activity. This program is funded solely through donations.
  • Children whose families are low income are eligible to apply. Verification will be required.

Please contact Sara Shininger, Geauga County JFS @ 440/285-9141, ext. 1263 for more information.


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Congratulations to our students on their first semester academic achievements!  |  5th Grade  |  6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade


CCP INFORMATIONAL MEETING: For those students and parents unable to attend the information session on January 28 we have provided a link to the presentation and the slide show here. CCP is for students currently in grades 6-11 that are interested in taking classes on campus, online or at the high school. Intent forms are due by April 1st for anyone taking CCP classes for the 2021-2022 school year. |  ZOOM VIDEO  |  PRESENTATION


NEW!Reserve your yearbook today! ONLINE DEADLINE IS MARCH 15!
Order your child’s copy today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using your school’s Yearbook ID Code:  12446321
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK

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.


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.

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


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

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NEW! STUDENT CHOIR PERFORMANCES: Enjoy these musical performances from our Group A classes (classes include: Mrs. Derecskey, Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Misinec, and Mrs. Mast)  |  WATCH NOW!


Q2 ACADEMIC RALLY: Congratulations to the 3rd and 4th graders who were recognized for their academic efforts in the second quarter!  |  3rd Grade  |  4th Grade


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


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


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


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


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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