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Nov. 30: Classes Resume - CHS will be virtual, JES & CMS will return to in-building instruction | Dec. 1: Deadline to sign up for Second Semester Remote Learning | Dec. 2: Early Release Day

School Re-opening Plans 2020-2021

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UH School Restart Playbook

DISTRICT-WIDE 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.)

7/17/20: 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 July 27. Thank you!


7/9/20: ENROLL FOR AT HOME LEARNING: We are asking families who wish to have their child participate in remote learning in lieu of coming into the buildings during the 2020-2021 school year to sign up for the program by Friday, July 24, 2020. This decision will be for the first semester only and remain in effect for the entire first semester. Remote learning classes will be taught by Cardinal teachers during regular school hours, attendance will be taken, students will be expected to sign in during their class time. Additional information will be forthcoming once plans are finalized following the sign up period. Thank you for your continued patience as we all work to provide the safest environment possible for our Huskies!


7/3/2020: Governor Mike DeWine announces schools can reopen in the fall with precautions. Guidelines include assessing for symptoms, hand washing, sanitation and deep cleaning, social distancing, face coverings: mandatory for staff, strongly recommended for students in grades 3-12.  |  STATE GUIDELINES


6/24/2020: The Cardinal Board of Education voted to delay the start of school at the June 24 meeting. The new first day of school for students in grades 1-12 will be Monday, August 24, 2020. Kindergarten students will attend beginning Monday, August 30. August 17-21 will now be used for staff professional development. Early release Wednesday dates have also been added to the calendar.  |  UPDATED CALENDAR

The district is still planning to have students in buildings all day, everyday come August, but also allow families who prefer a remote learning option the opportunity to sign up for online courses through Cardinal. Additional information on the remote learning and how to sign up for it will be coming very soon.  Thank you for your continued support and patience!


6/19/2020: Parent Survey Responses


5/29/2020: Summer break has just begun, but we are already hard at work planning for the 2020-2021 school year. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic our staff is meeting regularly to devise our plan for education in the upcoming school year. While the education setting may look a little different come fall, rest assured we are doing everything in our power to ensure a positive, engaging, and healthy learning environment for our students, wherever they may be learning from.  We continue to review CDC and ODE recommendations to help develop our plan, but we’re also soliciting information from our parents and staff. In the coming days we will send out an electronic survey in an effort to gather valuable direction and information. While the completion of the survey is strictly voluntary, your input will be essential. Once developed, the Geauga County Health Department will have to review and approve our education plan. As soon as they do, we will immediately share it out with our staff and families via email, all calls, social media, and our website, so you can begin to prepare for the upcoming school year. 

Thank you for your continued flexibility, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time.