Please Read – Transportation News!!!
September 20, 2022
On Wednesday 9/21,2022 due to illness and driver shortage, it will be
necessary for those students that ride Bus 28, K thru 12, both morning and
afternoon to secure their own way to and from school.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but currently it is
unavoidable. Service will be restored on Thursday September 22, 2022.
If there are any questions, I can be reached at 632-5913 during school hours.
ATTENTION CARDINAL FAMILIES!!!
District Professional Development Days Announced!!
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Here are the most recent guidelines as issued by the Lake/Geauga health districts:
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 FORMS – Sign 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: JES | CMS |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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