SHS Weekly Update

September 4, 2021

Principal's Update

This week there has been difficult as we have had several students put in the quarantine process and had to be home for instruction.


The number of students out has risen steadily this week and is addressed by our Superintendent Dr. Ryba in a message he sent out on Friday.



I am including the message so that you can see if you didn't get the chance Friday.



Dear SHS Parents and Students:


I need your help! Although we are not changing any COVID protocols at SHS at this point in time, I need your help to make a difference so that we can continue to keep students in school and out of quarantine. Please CLICK HERE to watch a brief video on how each of us can do our part.


Sincerely,


Dr. Cameron M. Ryba

Superintendent




As a reminder the quarantine process has 3 distinct situations:


  1. A student who is unvaccinated with no mask will be quarantined if they are within 6 feet, for 15 minutes, of a student who tested positive for COVID.
  2. A student who is unvaccinated but wearing a mask will be quarantined if they are within 3 feet, for 15 minutes, of a student who tested positive.
  3. A vaccinated student, who is asymptomatic, does not have to quarantine.



At this point it is strongly recommended that students wear their masks when inside. Keeping students in class is the goal as in person learning is the best thing for students.


Bill Wingler

Parent Leadership Group

Last Spring I sent out a survey to invite parents to be part of a parent leadership group that will meet 1 time a month at the high school to work together on how to make the high school experience as positive as we can for our students.


If you have an interest in being a part of a parent group please fill out the survey below. It is my goal to have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 14th at 6 pm. I will be sending out emails to those that are already signed up as well as new sign ups this week.


COVID protocols will not be a part of our work.

60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Our Food Services Department is working hard to bring students in our District healthy meals on a daily basis. What goes into providing breakfast and lunch to a District of this size? Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode, to hear from Donna Holland, our new Dining Services Director, about her goals in providing a variety of quality food choices to SCS students.

NEW “SPIRIT SQUAD” TO DEBUT AT SHS EVENTS

Our District is adding a new Spirit Squad - "Generation Spirit" - at Strongsville High School this year, in collaboration with Chick-fil-A Strongsville. Look for the cheer group at many of our high school athletic events! Special thanks to WKYC Channel 3 for highlighting our students - click HERE for the story that recently aired!

JOIN SHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

The Strongsville Athletic Boosters is comprised of parent volunteers that raise funds and provide support to all of the Strongsville High School and Middle School athletic programs and student-athletes. Every dollar raised by the booster club is invested back into the student-athlete experience. We purchase uniforms, warm-ups, training equipment and other items to help our student-athletes perform to the best of their ability in representing Strongsville City Schools. Our ultimate success depends on the commitment of parents! Click HERE to join the Athletic Boosters for the 2021-2022 school year. Click HERE for additional details and benefits of joining Athletic Boosters.

JOIN STRONGSVILLE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BOOSTERS

Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters (SIMB) Annual Membership Drive begins this week! Come join the fun, while benefiting our music students! Everyone's entered into a gift card raffle! Only $25 to join. New this year: Alumni membership. Click HERE for additional information and to join today!

STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!

Strongsville City Schools encourages students, teachers, staff, parents, and other members of our community to report any instances of potential violence, bullying, self-harm or any other issue where students may be at risk. Click HERE for additional Stay Safe. Speak Up! Information on the District’s website. Reporting incidents can be made anonymously online or through a toll free number (​1-866-listen2me / 1-866-547-8362).

Picture Day 09/14/2021

Picture Day is September 14th. Order forms will be sent home with your student the first week of school.


Attention Seniors: Your yearbook photo must be taken with Lifetouch. You may have your photo taken on picture day for the yearbook. If you do not have your photo taken on picture day, you will need to call Lifetouch directly at 800-736-4775 to schedule an appointment at their location.

ACT Prep Class


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School



To learn more about our seminars, access our brief, 3:32, informational video at https://youtu.be/96iH4027ZgM or visit our website homepage https://nlpohio.com.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School

Price is just $59 for Strongsville High School students.


To participate, please complete the registration form below & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-october-19-2021/, using a credit card for the $59 payment.


Next Level Prep, 1805 O’Brien Rd., Columbus, OH, 43228

Call Dave Dobos at 614-580-7380 or email him at dave@nlpohio.com with any questions.

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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.



Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________



Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________



City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________



Telephone ____________________________ Email address ___________________________________


To register, please complete the information above & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-october-19-2021/, using a credit card for the $59 payment. Thank you!

Join the PTA!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We hope you had a fun and relaxing summer! As always we’re here to support our students, teachers, staff and school by various fundraisers and events, including After Prom! Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:30am at SHS, and are always informative and a great way to meet other parents! Our first meeting of the year is September 9 located in the Mustang Room, 2 nd floor in the Media Center. We’ll post reminders on our Facebook page, website and in a future newsletter. We hope you can join us!


Our PTA Member Hub Store is back and open for business! It makes joining PTA easier than ever and gives you more choices as to how you would like to support your PTA! Just go to

https://strongsvillehspta.memberhub.com/store

Student Leadership Group

On Wednesday September 15th we will have our first of 3 leadership seminars for student leaders in the building.


Up to 100 student leaders will be part of an interactive program for a 3 hour session:


September 15th 8am-11am

October 20th 10:30am-1:30 pm

November 18th 11am - 2 pm


The training will be interactive and support the growth of leadership skills for our students.

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PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on October 13th.


We are allowing all students in grades 9-11 to participate in the test this year.


Registration will open on September 22 at 7:00 a.m. on the high school website.


Registration will close on October 6th at 11:59 p.m. There will not be any late registrations allowed.