Spartan Spotlight

December 2021

A Message from Mrs. Brown


As we prepare to end another year, for many of us life has gained a new perspective. We realize what's important and that there's a necessity to take care of ourselves and the others around us. At the Upper School, we are working hard to provide our scholars with ALL of the supports they need emotionally, mentally, and socially while keeping our focus on their academic growth. Our staff has been amazing in facilitating learning in a pandemic world and is always striving to be better. We ask that during this holiday season you find solace in knowing that Richmond Heights will continue to be a beacon of stability for our students, parents, and community.

Seasons Greetings,

Marnisha Brown

December Happenings

  • 12/6- 12/10 Opportunity Week- Students interested in vocational careers have the opportunity to check them out virtually this week. Contact Mrs. Meintel for more information @

  • 12/9 - The Government End of Course Exam will be administered. This exam is REQUIRED for graduation in the State of Ohio.

  • 12/15 thru 12/17- Semester Midterms will be administered in the High School. Students requesting to leave school after midterms MUST have a signed Permission Slip submitted to the office.

  • 12/21 thru 1/3- Winter Break. Classes resume on 1/4/22

1/17/22- No School MLK Holiday

2/17/22- CCP Parent Meeting & Parent-Teacher Conferences

Join Zoom Meeting- CCP Parent Meeting

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Your Midterm Information is Right Here!!!

Check out this EXCEL TECC Video

Winter Athletic Schedules. Click Here

Check here for all upcoming winter sports contests.

MIDDLE SCHOOL... From the Desk of Ms. Hawthorne

Please take a look at the Newsletter from English Grades 7 & 8- Ms. Hawthorne. All Middle School students have received a copy. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Hawthorne directly.


The Holiday Break is a great time to help your scholar organize their binder and replace supplies that have been used up or are missing from the 1st Semester.

For more information regarding our AVID program, please contact Ms. King,

Spartan Attendance

Parents please remember the importance of students being to school on time. While their attendance is important, we are also concerned about thier well-being. If your child will be out of school for any reason, it's imperative that you call the Attendance Line @ 216-202-1730 and leave a message stating the name of your child and their reason for being absent. Every Child, Every Day...No Excuses!!!

Health Services Update

Please be aware that you can always check our COVID infection numbers by referring to the District's dashboard. Click here to see

  • Masks- Students, staff, and visitors must wear masks at all times while on campus.
  • If your child is ill, please keep them home and call into the Attendance Line to excuse their absence.
  • If you have any health-related questions, please reach out to Nurse Brown.

Dear Richmond Residents...

Know that Richmond Heights’ City Council is planning on passing a 30-year tax abatement/exemption on Tuesday the 14th and will not require the developer to work out any type of payment in lieu of taxes to our school district. Nothing at all! Please consider signing this petition and sharing it with other residents. Consider coming out Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. to city hall as there will be mass opposition to this “lame duck” city council’s vote. They won’t even wait until January to give our new mayor a chance to negotiate a possible deal between the schools and the developer. Call Dr. Willis, Superintendent at 216-692-8485 if you have questions. Thanks.

Final Forms

The District utilizes Final Forms as our primary way of providing information to parents digitally and quickly. If you have not created your Final Forms account, please do so as you and your child will miss out on important information and activities. If you need information regarding Final Forms, please feel free to contact the school. Check your email for your invitation.

Rise Up

With the change in schedule for midterms next week, here are the changes to our Rise Up program schedule.

We will have Rise Up on:

Monday 12/13

Tuesday 12/14

Wednesday 12/15

However, we will NOT have Rise Up on:

Thursday 12/16

Friday 12/17

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Trescott (