Strongsville City Schools News (2020-21 Vol 5, Iss 1)
We Are Strongsville
IN THIS ISSUE - August 21, 2020
Important Dates to Remember
60 Seconds with the Superintendent
First Day Signs - #MustangsFirstDay
SCS Responsible Restart Website - www.strongnet.org/restart
Immunization Requirements for Incoming 7th & 12th Graders
Surrarrer Students Turn Lemonade Stand Profits Into Donation to Local Animal Shelter
Food Services - Weekly Meal Distribution
Jared Schulte (SHS Class of 2016) Earns Esports Player of the Year Award
SCS Athletics News
Courtney Hahn (SHS Class of 2020) Earns Spot on LSU Cheerleading Squad
Tech Support Website
Two SHS Students Selected for the Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board
“Heard Around Town” on SCS Website
Stay Safe. Speak Up!
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, August 24
First Day of School - Remote Learning 2.0
Thursday, September 3 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting (Work Session)
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
DID YOU KNOW?
Our Maintenance Department has been busy over the summer, accomplishing many projects which has provided considerable savings for the District: installing new carpet at Muraski Elementary, upgrading drainage and curbs at SHS, adding a dedicated area for a new collaborative store at SHS, upgrading drainage and new speech room at Chapman - just to name a few. Thanks to the entire crew for your efforts in making our District better!
60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT
Our teachers and staff have been working diligently in preparation for the beginning of the year. This is an unprecedented time and a start to the school year that has been like no other. What can students expect as they begin the year in Remote Learning 2.0? Click HERE for this week’s episode as we visit with Ms. Alison at the preschool and Mrs. Timko at Muraski Elementary to hear more about the first few weeks of Remote Learning 2.0
FIRST DAY SIGNS - #MUSTANGSFIRSTDAY
Even though it may not be exactly as we envisioned, we still want to see pictures of students celebrating their first day of school! To help with your first day pictures, we have created printable signs for your students. Click HERE for signs for all of our grades and schools. No matter how you are documenting the memories of this year’s unique first day of school, make sure you tag your posts with #MustangsFirstDay. Good luck to all of our students on this very special day of the school year!
SCS RESPONSIBLE RESTART WEBSITE - WWW.STRONGNET.ORG/RESTART
Don’t forget to bookmark www.strongnet.org/restart - it’s the informational hub for resources along with answers to your questions about the 2020-21 school year. We will continue to update this site often, so please keep checking the site for important information.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 7TH & 12TH GRADERS
Even though we are beginning the school year in Remote Learning 2.0, please note the following immunization requirements from the Ohio Department of Health. Proof of these immunizations need to be on file in our Health Services Department for incoming 7th & 12th grade students:
All students entering 7th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 7th grade:
One (1) dose of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine
(A second dose of meningococcal vaccine will be required prior to entry into the 12th grade)
One (1) dose of Tdap [tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis] vaccine
All students entering 12th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 12th grade:
Two (2) doses of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine
Incoming 7th and 12th graders will need to show proof of having received these vaccines before they return to school for the 2020-21 school year (exemptions are provided for under law, call for more information).
Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 7th graders
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.
SURRARRER STUDENTS TURN LEMONADE STAND PROFITS INTO DONATION TO LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER
Shout out to Surrarrer students, Sophia and Sam Garritano, for their recent act of kindness. The sister and brother team ran a lemonade stand in their neighborhood over the summer. They decided to turn their profits into a donation to the Animal Rescue Friends (ARF), a non-profit animal shelter in Columbia Station. The duo donated blankets, toys, and more than $300 cash to ARF - well done Sophia and Sam! HERE is a recent FOX 8 story about their efforts.
FOOD SERVICES - WEEKLY MEAL DISTRIBUTION
During Remote Learning 2.0, breakfast and lunch is still available for families in our District. Each Monday, an email will be sent for the upcoming week. Families can choose either a Wednesday pickup (for Thursday and Friday meals) and/or a Friday pickup (for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday meals). Meal pickups will occur at your student’s school.
JARED SCHULTE (SHS CLASS OF 2016) EARNS ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to SHS alum Jared Schulte (Class of 2016) who was recently named the “ESports College Player of the Year” for 2019-20. Jared is also a recent graduate of Mount Union where he majored in exercise science. Click HERE for more information on his accomplishment - congratulations Jared! #foreveramustang
SCS ATHLETICS NEWS
SHS Girls Varsity Golf - This week, Freshman Natalie Kostalnick shot a 72 at the second Greater Cleveland Conference tournament, which was the low score for the tournament and led the Mustangs to the win!
SHS Boys Varsity Golf - The team competed last week in the Brunswick Invitational and shot a season low 311, good for 6th place. Freshman Dean Upholzer led the Mustangs with a 73, while Sophomore Daniel Lee shot a 74 and Senior Michael Lee finished with a 75.
SHS Girls Varsity Tennis - They have started the season with a record of 4-1 - Congratulations! SHS Boys Varsity Soccer - The team begins their season tonight (Fri. 8/21) against Avon.
SHS Varsity Football - The Mustangs kickoff their 6-game season next week (Fri. 8/28) vs. Benedictine
TECH SUPPORT WEBSITE
The SCS Instructional Technology Department has created a brand new support website which includes daily tech assistance, a growing list of quick reference guides to common programs for both parents and staff, and Chromebook information for students. Check out the ‘SCS Tech Corral’ by clicking HERE.
TWO SHS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S TEEN AMBASSADOR BOARD
Congratulations to SHS junior Taylor Lucas and SHS senior Gabrielle Masola for being selected to the Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government. The Board consists of high school students from around the state. Applicants selected serve a one-year term and convene twice in Columbus during their tenure on the Board. Members will help advise the Attorney General’s office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues.
“HEARD AROUND TOWN” ON SCS WEBSITE
Have you heard something that you want more clarification about concerning Strongsville City Schools? Share your questions with us, we're happy to provide information to clear up any misconceptions! Visit the new “Heard Around Town” link on the main page at www.strongnet.org or click HERE to submit your question.
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. The Stay Safe. Speak Up! link is located in the shortcuts along the right hand side on the homepage of the District website (www.strongnet.org). It can also be found on the homepage of each of our individual building websites. Reporting incidents can be made anonymously online or through a toll free number (1-866-listen2me / 1-866-547-8362).
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce – 52nd Annual Golf Outing
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce will host its 52nd Annual Strongsville Chamber Golf Outing on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Shale Creek Golf Course in Medina. Registration begins at 8:30 am followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 am. The scramble-format outing also includes a boxed lunch, dinner following golf, skills contests and prizes. To register or for more information, please visit www.strongsvillechamber.com, or call the Chamber office at 440.238.3366.