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NEW! ORIENTATION for 5th grade CMS Students — Parents & incoming 5th graders are invited to attend Orientation 5-6 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Join us in the cafeteria for a brief meeting @ 5pm. Principal Gerycz will offer an overview of what to expect this school year. Students will receive their class schedules & locker information at that time. Any 5th grader wishing to put their school supplies in their locker may do so that evening.
NEW! OPEN HOUSE & LOCKER SETUP — Join us at CMS 4-6pm on Tuesday, August 16 for our Open House & Locker Setup. Students will receive their class schedules, along with locker information. School supplies may be put in lockers at this time.
NEW! Class Schedules — Students will be able to see their class schedules in Infinite Campus (IC) beginning August 10. Schedules will be printed & available at 5th grade orientation & open house/locker setup.
The After-School Zone at Cornerstone — Cornerstone Bible Church is offering tutoring in math & reading, homework help, snacks & more on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm, beginning September 14. Licensed teachers, certified instructors and qualified helpers for student in grades K-!2 will be on hand to help your child. Registration forms & info can be found at www.cornerstoneneo.com or call 440.834.1925. Cornerstone Bible Church is located at 15029 Enterprise Way, Middlefield, OH 44062.
STUDENT WITHDRAWALS: Families who need to withdraw their student from school, may now submit their form electronically. Verification of enrollment into the new school must be provided within 10 SCHOOL DAYS. | WITHDRAW FROM CMS
FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM: Cardinal Local Schools knows that a healthy meal helps fuel students for better learning opportunities. Applications for Free/Reduced meals may be completed at any time throughout the school year. A new application is required every year. Please direct your application request to the CMS office at 440/632-0261 ext. 4001 Mrs. Tally Hostetler.
FINAL FORMS: The district is now partnering with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, for our athletic/activity participation information. | DETAILS
STUDENT FEES: Student fees can be paid online through your IC Parent Portal account. Don’t have an account? Click here to sign up!
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Back to School Bash Chromebook Sale
The district has cleaned and refurbished over 60 Chromebooks this summer and will be offering them to our families and community members beginning this Saturday at the Back to School Bash. Each device will cost $20 and will come with a charger. Purchased devices do not come with any type of warranty and will be the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Ideal for browsing the internet and/or social media.
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
COVID Procedure/Contact Tracing Update11/1/21 –
We have received new information from the Health Department regarding exposure recommendations, contact tracing and monitoring. The links are included here. | Recommendations 10.22.21 Quarantine Protocol 10.22.21
RETURN TO SCHOOL COVID GUIDELINES: 2021-2022 School opening COVID guideline information. Please click to see more details. | FLOWCHART
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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