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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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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 


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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