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Early Release: Dec. 1, 8, 15 | Dec. 2-4: Holiday Headquarters | Dec. 7: CMS PTO Meeting | Dec. 8: BOE Meeting | Dec. 8: CMS Winter Choir Concert | Dec. 15: CHS Winter Choir Concert | Dec. 20: Music Booster Meeting |DIST: Dec. 23-31 No School | DIST: Jan. 3 No School



NEW! CMS Yearbooks ~ place your orders now!

Paper order forms are available in the CMS office or may be printed out here.  Checks should be made payable to Cardinal Middle School. Forms should be turned in to the CMS office. Yearbooks may also be ordered online with a credit card; go to www.yearbookforever.com.  (Please note there is a credit card processing fee & Ohio sales tax for online orders.)

Deadline to order a Cardinal Middle School yearbook is February 1, 2022. No orders will be accepted after this day!

** ATTENTION: The CMS yearbook company is Walsworth, NOT LIFETOUCH!  * * If Lifetouch contacts you about purchasing a yearbook, please disregard that information.  ** Cardinal Schools has discontinued their relationship with Lifetouch. **

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.

2021-2022 ACTIVITIES SIGN UP: Sign up now for athletics and activities for the 2021-2022 school year!  |  SIGN UP

ART SHOW: Art teacher Miss Dibble has taken photos of various student art projects throughout the year and put them together in a slideshow here.  Enjoy the great work!  |  ART SHOW

CCP INFORMATIONAL MEETING: For those students and parents unable to attend the information session on January 28 we have provided a link to the presentation and the slide show here. CCP is for students currently in grades 6-11 that are interested in taking classes on campus, online or at the high school. Intent forms are due by April 1st for anyone taking CCP classes for the 2021-2022 school year. |  ZOOM VIDEO  |  PRESENTATION

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

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

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.

Letter from Nutrition Services – August 2021  |  Application for Free & Reduced School Meals/Income Eligibility Guidelines 2021-2022  |  Meals at No Cost 2021-2022

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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2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2017-18, 18-19, 19-20  PBIS Silver Award

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NEW!  UPDATE:   As of January 12, 2022

District Letter Update  01/12

New Staff Cases

Cumulative Staff Cases

New Student Cases

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(*The information above reflects the 2021-2022 school year. New cases are adjusted weekly.)

NEW!!! Please Read:

Here are the most recent guidelines as issued by the Lake/Geauga health districts:

COVID School Guidance 12.27.21

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

Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program 




The masking mandate was rescinded after a school board vote this evening, August 25, 2021. Effective immediately, masking indoors is not required. By federal mandate of the Center of Disease Control masking is still required on school transportation.

For further clarification, the district must follow the guidelines for quarantining and contact tracing. These guidelines are set forth by the Ohio Department of Health. The guidelines can be viewed on the school district webpage under announcements at cardinalschools.org

So again, the Cardinal Local Schools Mask Mandate for indoors has been cancelled. Students and staff are still required to wear masks on school transportation.

Find the recording of the BOE meeting on August 25, 2021 HERE

RETURN TO SCHOOL COVID GUIDELINES:  2021-2022 School opening COVID guideline information. Please click to see  more details.  | FLOWCHART


ENROLL NOW FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Registration for the 2021-2022 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, 2021 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

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Open enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available electronically beginning May 1, 2021. 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. starting Monday, May 3  |  DETAILS  |  APPLICATION

2021-2022 ACTIVITIES SIGN UP: Sign up now for athletics and activities for the 2021-2022 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:  JESCMS |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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