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Jan. 21: MS B BB @ Grand Valley, 4:30 p.m. | Jan. 21: JV/V B BB @ Crestwood, 5:30 p.m. | Jan. 21: V Wrestling @ Roosevelt, 6:00 p.m. | Jan. 23: V Wrestling @ Hawken, 10:00 a.m. | Jan. 23: JV/V G BB vs. Crestwood, 1:00 p.m.


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NEW! BOE WORK SESSION/MEETING: The Cardinal BOE will hold their Work Session/Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom.  |  Agenda  |  Meeting Link  |  Meeting ID: 955 0855 4699  |  Meeting Password: Cardinal

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.

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.

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


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

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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