Welcome Back to Lander Elementary!

2021-2022 School Year

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Dear Lander Elementary Families,


Mayfield Together. Mayfield Strong! As Principal of Lander Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year, it is my 8th year as the Principal at Lander and my 10th year in the district!


This newsletter contains lots of information to prepare for the start of the school year. We know that families are anxiously waiting to see who their child's teacher will be, this information will be in Infinite Campus, beginning on August 9th. Early next week you will receive a link to sign up for a 1:1 meeting with you and your child's teacher. These meetings will occur on August 16th and 17th, and will be held either in-person or via Zoom depending upon your preference. We do ask that your child be present for these meetings as well. If you do plan for an in-person meeting, this is a great time to bring in medications for child and their school supplies. If your child has a school issued device, this would be a great time to bring that as well. We respectfully ask for only one adult per household to attend in order to limit the number of visitors.


For our Kindergarten families, a link to sign up for your Kindergarten screening appointment will be sent early next week as well. These will occur on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. We ask that both you and your child be present for this screening, medications and school supplies can be brought in on this day as well.


This year we will be utilizing an App called School Dismissal Manager that will streamline the process for designating the dismissal arrangements for your child. Please look for the communication that will be sent with this information and sign your child up prior to school starting.


Our Welcome Back to School Guidelines from Dr. Barnes.

Our District Mask Policy and Guidance can be found here.


I am looking forward to a great school year and continuing to work hard to keep our students safe and learning at high levels. Please feel free to call our office at (440)995-7350 or email me at fevans@mayfieldschools.org if you need anything.


Sincerely,

Felecia Evans

Principal #LanderLove

Meet our New Lander Staff!!

Mrs. Kate Marciano

Hello! My name is Kate Marciano and I am so very excited to be teaching the new Synergy class in Makerspace at Lander this year! I have been with Mayfield City Schools for 19 years teaching in various capacities. I have taught high school Social Studies, served as a Library Media Specialist, and most recently as a seventh grade Social Studies teacher. I can’t wait for the upcoming school year and to work with the wonderful students, families, and staff at Lander!

Ms. Brittni Sanders

My name is Brittni Sanders and I will be the Kindergarten and 1st grade Intervention Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. I recently graduated with a Master of Education in Special Education from Notre Dame College in May 2021. Although this is my first-year teaching, I was previously employed in a Pre-K-8th grade school building for the past 5 years. I am so excited to be joining the Lander family and working with your student this year! Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your village.

Mrs. Erin Melaragno

Hello, my name is Erin Melaragno and I am so excited to be teaching first grade this year. I received my teaching degree from Notre Dame College. I am happy to be coming back to Lander after working with the first graders and Kindergarteners last year. I have four children that all attend Mayfield schools. I love reading, baking and watching my kids sporting events. This school year will be filled with fun, lots of learning and new adventures.

Officer Van Snider

My name is Officer Van Snider, I will be your new SRO starting the 2021/2022 school year. I am VERY honored to be the SRO at Lander and look forward to meeting all my students and faculty. I have been with the Mayfield Heights Police Department for 23 plus years and have served in various positions within the Police Department. Not only do I work in Mayfield Heights, but I have also been a resident for over 28 years. I have enjoyed watching many of the children in this community grow up and eventually graduate from Mayfield High School as well as my own children. My wife, Diane Marzano Snider, and I have six children ranging in age from 26 to 15 who have gone through the school district FI am now serving. I am looking forward to meeting you all and please do not hesitate to come and introduce yourself.

Orientation and Phase-In Information

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Lander Handbook for Families

Please review this handbook which contains important information about our school.
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Morning Drop Off Procedures

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Afternoon Dismissal Map

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School Bus Information

Please click on the link below to review the bus schedule to find your child’s nearest bus stop, per their assigned school.


Mayfield School Bus Schedules


Reminders:


  • Students and staff who use MCSD transportation (bus or van) are required to wear a face mask, per the CDC federal mandate released on July 9, 2021. The district does not have a choice on this matter.
  • Bus schedules are tentative and may need to be adjusted. Your patience is appreciated.
  • Students should be at their stop 10 minutes before the expected pick-up time.
  • Buses cannot wait for tardy students and must remain on schedule.
  • All Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult or they will be returned to school and a parent/guardian will need to pick them up.

School Supply Lists

Ohio's annual sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping begins Friday, Aug. 6 and lasts through Sunday, Aug. 8. The following items are sales tax exempt during the holiday:

- Clothing items priced at $75 or less

- School supplies priced at $20 or less

- School instructional materials priced at $20 or less.

Before and After Care

Right At School provides before and after care for Lander students on site in our school MPR. We also have several area daycares that transport to and from Lander, that list is below as well.
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Technology Information

Devices for students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade - all Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will receive an Ipad to be used at school.


Devices for students in Grades 2nd-5th: students in grades 2nd-5th will use a Chromebook, information for 2nd-grade device pick up is below:


SCHEDULE FOR 2ND GRADE CHROMEBOOK PICK UP (at Mayfield High School):

August 11th and August 12th - 9:30am - 1:30pm


Before receiving your device, two things must be completed.

1) Our Technology Department will be sending one parent an electronic device release from DocuSign to your personal email. Please make sure to digitally sign the document prior to August 10th. If you have any difficulty email rmiozzi@mayfieldschools.org.


2) It is required to complete the Annual Update OLR (Online Registration) through the parent portal in Infinite Campus to ensure we have accurate information on you and your child. This was issued at the beginning of July.


Technology Resources:

For detailed information on our 1:1 device plan please visit: https://www.mayfieldschools.org/TechnologyDepartment.aspx

Here you will find answers to many of your questions, including topics like web filtering, our repair process, district policies and much more.


If you have questions about Infinite Campus, please email ichelp@mayfieldschools.org.

Food Service Information

Food Service Request Process:


We are excited that the Universal School Meals Program is continuing this year and all students will have access to breakfast and lunch free of charge. For the 21-22 school year Mayfield Schools will be utilizing the School Store within Infinite Campus to make your lunch requests, all meals must be ordered this way, you will not be charged.


Free/Reduced Lunch Information - applications should still be filled out in order to still receive P-EBT cards and activity fee waivers.


Please visit the Food Service Website for more information

Specials this School Year & New Synergy Class!

Specials will occur continue to occur every 6th day this school year. We are excited to share that we will have a new class added to our Specials rotation, it is called Synergy! This class will be held in the Makerspace, students will be introduced to the principles of design thinking, problem based learning and STEM!
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Annual Update OLR

It is REQUIRED for a parent/guardian to complete the Online Annual Update through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal BEFORE the first day of school so that the school has the most current and accurate information for each student.


ALL students receiving a Chromebook will need to have this completed by their parent/guardian BEFORE their assigned 1:1 device release day.


Annual Update OLR is the electronic process for parents to go into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal in order to update and confirm all student data that is currently in our system. This must be completed for each student even if there are NO changes. You will need to go through each step and click submit. This MUST be done BEFORE the first day of school. For step by step instructions, please see the link below.


Annual Update OLR Instructions


It is recommended to use Windows IE 11, Firefox or Safari. Windows must be Windows 7 or later. Annual Updates cannot be done via a handheld device (iOS or Android).


If you need assistance with your Parent Portal Login, email: ichelp@mayfieldschools.org

Parent-Teacher Group

Our Lander Parent-Teacher group works closely to support the school from activities, to classroom parties, to Mini-Grants our PTG helps to make a great experience for all our students! Our PTG purchases a Lander T-Shirt for each of our students that they will receive during the first few weeks of school.


More information to come about the activities planned for this year, please consider becoming a member of our Lander PTG!


2021-2022 PTG Membership Form

District Calendar

Our District Calendar has gone digital! Our District Calendar will be automatically updated as dates and events are changed. You can access the District Calendar via this link:


Mayfield City Schools District Calendar

Contact Information

Please feel free to reach out if you need anything:


Felecia Evans, Principal fevans@mayfieldschools.org
Jalen Brown, Assistant Principal jbrown@mayfieldschools.org

Rebecca Schmidt, School Counselor rschmidt@mayfieldschools.org

Rebecca Szilagyi, School Psychologist rszilagyi@mayfieldschools.org
Andrea Dobbins, School Secretary, adobbins@mayfieldschools.org
Bonnie Varanese, School Secretary, bvaranese@mayfieldschools.org


Stay in Touch!

Our families and other community members play a critical role in meeting the needs of all students as partners in supporting both your children at home and our work in the schools. We hope that you will join us in making this year awesome! We pride ourselves on communication, there are several ways to stay in touch with us, please utilize our website and social media pages. Also, if there is anything you need, please call our main office at (440)995-7350 or you can email me directly at fevans@mayfieldschools.org


Respectfully,

Felecia Evans

Principal

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Lander Elementary School

We are Lander Elementary School, home of the Lander Leopards! We serve approximately 500 students in grades K-5th from the Mayfield Heights Community. We consider ourselves a family and work to ensure that our students feel safe and welcome.