NEW! “Changes as We Grow”
Beginning on December 12 through December 15, 6th graders will participate in a co-ed 4-day program called “Changes as We Grow” as part of their Health curriculum. The program’s concentration is on preparing students for the emotional, social and physical changes they will experience as they begin adolescence. The program combines a review of the 5th grade maturation and reproduction unit and is the second year of a county wide, multi-year initiative that brings children age appropriate information about personal growth, relationships and abstinence.
We respect your choice, as a parent, to have your child participate or not participate in this program. If you would like your child to participate in the “Changes as We Grow” program, you do not need to do anything. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please call the CMS office at 440.632.0261 ext. 4000 to let us know that you do not want your child to participate. If you get a voicemail, please leave a message letting us know of your wishes.
Parent letters will be sent home the week of November 28. The link for the Maturation Video for Changes as We Grow for 6th grade students is: https://youtu.be/Bw1N06PKhu4 Always Changing and Growing Up – Co Ed Puberty Education.
NEW! CMS Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Cardinal Middle School Students of the Month for OCTOBER:
- Grade 5 — Mason K & Hailey B
- Grade 6 — Mia M & Ian S
- Grade 7 — Alyssa R & Kannon S
- Grade 8 — Amber P & Delilah T
Specials thanks to our sponsors — East Geauga Kiwanis & Vinny’s Italian Kitchen.
Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, March 15. Dismissal for CMS will be 2 hours early at 12:20pm.
Professional Development Days
The Cardinal Board of Education approved the following days for staff Professional Development. Students will be REMOTE on these days, with asynchronous learning. (Assignments will be in Google Classroom, no Zoom/teacher-led classes). Attendance will be taken based on completion of assignments. Updates will follow: social media reminders, handouts, all-calls and website updates.
- Friday, October 14 (NEOEA Day – already on district calendar)
- Wednesday, October 26
- Friday, November 11
- Monday, December 12
- Friday, January 27
- Monday, February 13
- Friday, March 10
- Monday, April 24
- Friday, May 12
Note from the Nurse
Tutoring Program — ESC of the Western Reserve is offering free math & ELA tutoring for students in grades 5-12. The program runs October 25, 2022 – March 23, 2023 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm (school days only). This program is open to ANY student in Geauga County. Program location is Berkshire Local Schools, 14155 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021. Register by calling 734.657.0472. Click here for complete details.
We have a new INSTAGRAM account ~ find us by searching for: cardinalmshuskies
Free/Reduced meal application now available here.
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
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!
Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFCRead Full Announcement
Parent Communication Survey:
Please take a few minutes to provide some feedback to our leadership. As we move forward, we are trying to provide the best format of communication from the district to it’s families. We would like to accommodate your preference of communication that best fits your needs. We will share the results here after the Holiday break and begin implementing the feedback from you in the near future. Thank you in advance for providing us your thoughts.
Come see our Cardinaires on Tuesday, December 13 and celebrate the holidays!!!
CHS YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Click here to order yours today!
NEW!!! Medication Guideline Changes:
ATTENTION CARDINAL FAMILIES!!!
District Professional Development Days Announced!!
(Click below to view the video)
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
Read Full Announcement