SHS Weekly Updates

August 14, 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 21-22 school year!!

We are excited to have our students return for another amazing school year. While we are very enthusiastic about the return of our students I also am aware COVID is still part of our lives. I am attaching Dr. Ryba's presentation at our last board meeting about the district protocols as a reference point for potential questions.

It is important to remember that you should not send your child to school if they have feeling sick or showing symptoms. We have to get away from the "tough it out" mentality and ensure that we are cautious with potential COVID cases.

Here are some key points, including contact tracing protocols.

  • At this time Masks are based on the choice for the individual family/student.

  • The district policy is to have 3 feet of social distancing in classrooms except where Dr. Ryba has indicated this may not be possible.

  • If a student of staff member tests positive for COVID-19, s/he will be isolated at home for ten (10) days from the date of the test or the onset of symptoms. An investigation will take place to assess with whom the infected indivdual had direct contact (2) days prior to either testing positive or the onset of symptoms. Direct contact is defined as being unvaccinated AND closer than 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or longer over a 24 hour period without a mask, or within 3 feet for a total of 15 minutes or longer over a 24 hour period regardless of masks.

  • Anyone identified as a direct contact who is unvaccinated will be instructed to quarantine at home for ten (10) days after the exposure and monitor for symptoms. A modified quarantine of seven (7) days will be permitted with proof of a negative test on day five (5) or later of the quarantine period. For those who are unvaccinated, yet a mask is worn by at least one person, either the positive case or the direct contact (3-6 feet apart), the direct contact will not need quarantine from school or school activities unless symptomatic. However, a full or modified quarantine should be followed for all other settings.

  • For those who are vaccinated, there is no limitation to school or social activities if determined as a direct contact of a positive case, as long as one remains asymptomatic. Howere, a test is recommended 3-5 days after exposure. It is also recommended to wear a mask in public indoor spaces for 14 days until a negative test result. If symptoms begin, a full or modified quarantine will be followed. If a positive test result should occur, then a ten (10) day isolation period will begin from either the date of the test of when symptoms occur.

  • If CCBH or a District Administrator contacts you as part of a COVID-19 investigation, please cooperate fully to ensure the safety and health of our entire community. It is also important that we show kindness and understanding to those who may be identified as a case of COVID-19 or as a close contact.


Safety Protocols

Bus Stops. Due to being outdoors, students are not required to wear facial coverings at their bus stop.

On The Bus. Unless a facial covering exemption is on file, per the CDC, all students and staff are required to wear facial coverings while riding District transportation.

Seating. There will be a maximum of two (2) students per seat with students in the same household seated together. All students will have assigned seating.

Also: Check out our new website at

If you saved the old website to your bookmarks you will need to clear it out and then save the new site. The old bookmark will no longer work.

Bill Wingler

Principal- SHS


Earlier this week, Dr. Ryba outlined the 2021-22 Operating Procedures for our District in a Community Conversation. If you were unable to join the conversation, you can view the recorded presentation HERE and view the presentation slides HERE.
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Freshman Orientation

On Wednesday August 18th Freshman will report to the auditorium with the opening presentation to be begin at 7:20 am. Students will spend the day learning about the building, get their Chromebooks, and become acquainted with the structure of the school. Students will leave at our normal time of 2:25. There will be bussing as normal starting on Wednesday.

Freshman will need to know their Alpha Homerooms for Wednesday.

After the whole group meeting in the Auditorium they will report to Alpha Homerooms based on the first letter of their last names. Staff will be there to help.

Alpha Homerooms

Students will need to know their Alpha Homerooms for the first day of school and freshman orientation. When asked to report to Alpha Homeroom students will go to the room that aligns with the first letter of their last name based on their grade level. For example if the students last name is Wingler and they are a senior they would report to

631 Thompson WIL - ZYL


The Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters (SIMB) are pleased to announce their 12th annual Mattress Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 28th, from 10am-5pm in the SHS Cafeteria. The high school’s cafeteria will be converted into a showroom featuring all makes, models, sizes, and types of mattresses - even custom sizes for RV’s and boats! Mattresses can be delivered anywhere in the USA. You will find the same quality and service of the box mattress retailers at greatly reduced prices. This annual fundraiser generates funds that support the Strongsville Band and Orchestra students and program.


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.


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!


Please note the following immunization requirements from the Ohio Department of Health

All students entering 12th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 12th grade: Two (2) doses of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine

Incoming 12th graders will need to show proof of having received these vaccines before they can return to school for the 2021-22 school year (exemptions are provided for under law, call for more information).

Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 12th graders

Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code states that students who do not provide documentation of this immunization will be excluded from school on the 15th day after entrance, until proof is provided.


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).

Guidance - Administration



A-Di Mrs. Coblentz -

Do-Je Mr. Young -

Ji-Mr Ms. Davidson -

Mu-Sc Mrs. Brzuski -
Se-Z Mrs. Williams -


Principal Bill Wingler 440-572-7127

Assistant Principals:

Students whose last names begin with:

A-G Susan Harb

H-O Eric Kassel

P-Z Sean Collins

Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum: Brian Tumino

Athletic Director: Denny Ziegler

Special Education Coordinator: Drew Kuzmickas

CCP Textbooks

Please make sure you check with our media center before purchasing CCP books. The books may well be available in the library.

Picture Day

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.

The picture day flyer is attached below.

New Students - 10-12th graders

Students who are new to the district invited to attend our building buddies meeting on Wednesday August 18th at 9:00. New students (non-freshman) will meet in the cafeteria and get to meet other students, tour the building, and learn more about the building.


How do I call in my child's absence from school?

If you know your child will be out, please call the attendance office at (440) 572-7100, option 2 and leave a message before 8:00 A.M.. You may call at any hour.

Your message should include the following information:

  • Name and grade of student
  • Date of absence and possible return
  • Reason for absence
  • Person calling
  • Number where parent/guardian can be reached

Strongsville 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

Membership costs just $5 for an individual or $10 for a family- it’s the best value in town! As

always, parents of seniors must be members by January 31, 2022 for their children to qualify for any PTA Scholarships!

While you are purchasing your membership, you will see some additional items to “purchase”

in our store! You may recall our “The Choice is Yours” fundraiser which gives you several

options to choose how much (or little) you would like to support PTA this year. This is our first

fundraiser of the year (depending on how well we do- it could be our only fundraiser this year!)and we would appreciate your support in any amount that you are able! As in the past, forevery $25 you give before October 15, 2021 (when we will close the fundraiser), you will be

entered into a drawing for a family fun basket valued at $100.

If you would prefer to purchase your PTA membership or support our fundraiser with cash or

check, you can print the attached membership form and/or “The Choice is Yours” fundraiser

forms and send it in to the SHS office.

Last, but certainly not least, our PTA Parking Spot Raffle is back for 1 st quarter! Enter your

student the chance to park directly across from the main entrance at SHS. Just follow the link

below! Raffle tickets will be sold until next Friday, August 20 th . The winner will be randomly

chosen on Saturday, August 21 st and can begin using the PTA Perfect Parking Spot from

Monday, August 23- Friday, October 15 th!

Thank you for your continued support of SHS PTA!

PTA Membership form

The choice is yours - PTA fundraiser

Parking at SHS

All of the parking passes are color coded to represent specific parking areas on the SHS campus. There are a total of three student parking lots on the campus. The following information shows the lot, a description of the lot's location and the color pass needed to park within the lot.

Lot A: Upper Student Lot off of Lunn Road -Green/Yellow pass

Lot C: Lot in front of the Main Entrance -Yellow Polaris Students only

Lot E: Lot Located beside Soccer fields by Stadium - Red Pass

Students with yellow passes are to park in the rows closest to Lunn Road in B lot. Students with yellow passes are to park in the rows closest to Lunn Road in B lot. Repeated parking towards the Main Entrance will result in a revocation of parking privileges and possible towing. With the exception of students attending Polaris Career Center, all students are to park in Lots A and E. Any students parking in other areas will be subject to ticketing, revocation of parking privileges and possible towing. No students are to park in staff lots.

If you are visiting Strongsville High School during school hours, please be sure to give your vehicle information to the main office upon arrival. Cars that are not registered in the main office, or do not have a valid parking pass, may be ticketed or possibly towed.

The Parking Pass application link is here:

Student Handbook


OPEN HOUSE - Tuesday August 24th

Open House will on Tuesday August 24th from 6:30 to 6:50 and will be virtual.

Polaris Career Center - Academic Calendar