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Oct. 26-30: CHS Spirit Week | Oct. 28: Early Release Day | Oct. 30: Kiwanis Fish Fry, 4:30-7:00 p.m. | Oct. 30: V Football vs. Berkshire (Homecoming), 7:00 p.m. | Oct. 31: Happy Halloween | Oct. 31: JV FB @ Berkshire, 10:00 a.m. | Oct. 31: Middlefield Village Trick-or-Treat, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


NEW! BOE MEETING TIME CHANGE NOTICE: The Cardinal BOE Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 will begin at 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom.  |  NOTICE  |  Agenda  |  Meeting Link  |  Meeting ID: 961 4751 6780;  Meeting Password: Cardinal


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 be rolling out a pilot breakfast meal program at CMS only this Friday, October 23. If the pilot program goes well we will look at expanding it into our other buildings soon.  |  CMS PILOT BREAKFAST MEAL PROGRAM DETAILS

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

COUNTY SERVICES: Join Metzenbaum Center and the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities for a virtual meeting October 27 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about services available for transition aged youth.  |  INFORMATION

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


REFUND INFORMATION  |  SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM   |   Student Work Permit Information  |  COVID Information and Tips  |  Previous Updates

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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