CMS Office Closed for the Summer
The Cardinal Middle School office will be closing for the summer on Thursday, June 2, 2022. To pay any outstanding school fees, including pay-to-play, payments may be made online through the parent portal or at the BOE office during regular summer business hours (8:00am to 3:00pm). The CMS office will re-open on Monday, August 1.
For any questions, please contact the BOE at 440.632.0261 ext. 1000. Have a safe, relaxing summer!
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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Cardinal Families~Geauga County Help Me Grow Day will be August 3, 2022!
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: Sign up now for athletics and activities for the 2022-2023 school year! | SIGN UP
NEW!! Cardinal Local School District has an opening for Treasurer!
CARDINAL LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
TREASURER POSITION AVAILABLE
The Cardinal Local School District in Geauga County Ohio is seeking applicants for the position
of Treasurer. The successful candidate will possess the following experiences and skills:
REQUIRED EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS
• Current State of Ohio Treasurer license
• Successful public sector financial experience (Assistant Treasurer, Finance Director, etc.)
• Demonstrated fiscal management leadership skills
• Successful experience in managing the daily operations of the fiscal office
• Successful experience in identifying and implementing operating efficiencies
• Ability to sustain fiscal stability
• Successful experience with obtaining and managing local, State, and Federal grants
including CCIP and ESSER
• Possess strong collaboration skills as a contributing member of the senior management
PREFERRED EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS
• Successful experience as an Ohio public school Treasurer
• Successful experience in community engagement and maintaining community credibility
about fiscal management issues
• Successful experience in labor negotiations as both a participant and fiscal advisor
• Possess levy campaign experience
Compensation and employment terms:
The successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contact. The Board of Education will offer
a total compensation package up to $125,000 based upon experience and qualifications.
• The Board of Education will be accepting applications through July 1, 2022.
• First round interviews will be held on July 11 – July 13.
• Final interviews will be held July 20.
• Offer and employment action July 20.
• Start of employment no later than August 1, 2022.
• Applicants must apply online at
• The application information should include:
o A cover letter introducing yourself to the Board of Education and stating the
reason for applying.
o A current resume.
o A copy of current Treasurer license/certificate
o A copy of transcripts.
o A list of three professional references.
The Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve is assisting the Board of Education with
their Treasurer search. Please contact Daniel L. Wilson, Director of Business Development, at
the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve for more information at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-350-2563 ext. 767.
Please click here for more information.
Summer School 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Summer School at Cardinal High School is available for students to retake required high school courses in order to stay on track for graduation, (i.e. “credit recovery.”). Students work independently from home through online, self-paced lessons and submit all assignments through the online Fuel Ed/Peak platform. Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet in order to complete the online coursework. There are no set meeting times other than a weekly virtual check in with the teacher. Students have six weeks to complete coursework. Course content is available 24/7. Students can take up to three summer school courses. Parental involvement is essential to student success since the coursework is completed at home. Parents will have an account where they should check their student’s progress at least weekly to make sure they are keeping an appropriate pace.
Students from other school districts are welcome to enroll in Cardinal Summer School if they provide a letter of approval from their high school indicating the courses they need to retake.
Registration form and full payment must be received by Friday, June 3rd
Complete the Registration Form
Mail: paper Registration Form and full payment to address below. Form must be received by Friday, June 3, 2022
- Printable form: https://drive.google.com/file/
d/1MJL_PXeXWEEETkb_- 5Bxao2IucCV34WL/view?usp= sharing
In Person: Walk-in registration open May 26-June 3 11:00am-2:00pm at:
Cardinal Board of Education
15982 E. High St. Middlefield, OH
Submit payment along with the Registration Form
Cost is $300 per 1-credit course or $175 per .5-credit course
Payable by check- made out to “Cardinal Local Schools” or by credit card through the Parent Portal.
Contact Joanne Leichtman in the board office if you want the credit card payment option 440-632-0261 x1000.
Registration will not be processed without full payment.
Once enrolled, the student and parent will receive emails from Fuel Ed/Peak with login information. Each online course is assigned a CHS teacher who can answer subject-related questions and help with online platform navigation. If you’re having trouble accessing something or don’t understand an assignment, don’t wait! Email the teacher right away.
For questions about registration, contact Anne Dalby, CHS School Counselor at
email@example.com or 440-632-0261 x5004.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! Welcome Class of 2035!
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be March 14-18, 2022! Please contact Mrs. Retych 440-632-0261 x2000 at Jordak Elementary to make your appointment.
Here are the most recent guidelines as issued by the Lake/Geauga health districts:
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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