SHS Weekly Update

January 14, 2022

Principal's Update

There are some changes this week based on Dr. Ryba's communications that went out yesterday.


Here are the highlights:


Effective January 18, 2022, masking will return to be highly recommended, but not required for all SCS buildings during and after school hours.


There are still some additional guidelines that we will need to follow.



  • Masks are Still Required on School Buses. Just a friendly reminder that per the CDC, students riding a school bus to / from school or for athletic trips are required to wear a mask. Please remember to have your child keep some masks in his / her bag so that they are prepared for riding the school bus. The students have done a phenomenal job with this requirement the past two weeks, so let’s keep it going!
  • Masks are Still Required for Mask to Stay / Isolation Protocols. As a reminder, if your child is identified as a direct contact at school and is in the Mask to Stay quarantine protocol or is able to return on Day 6 of isolation due to having no symptoms, students must wear their mask through Day 10 of the quarantine / isolation period.
  • Social Distancing / Seating. At this time, we will maintain our current social distancing measures in terms of classroom desk arrangement and lunch procedures.
  • Visitors. Guidelines for visitors will follow the same plan that was in effect prior to winter break. You can click here to access our established visitor requirements.
  • Reporting Positive Results and/or Quarantines. Throughout the week, you may call your attendance line to report your child(ren) positive or if there is a need for them to quarantine based on a family/friend exposure. You may then be contacted by the building nurse and/or principal. Over the weekend, you may use our reporting link and either our Covid Coordinator or district nurse will get back to you with further instructions / information.


Since this is a change please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any clarification.


The Lunchroom will remain split in two with the overflow in the middle gym. There will still be a limit of four students per table through Friday 1/21 and will be reevaluated by Dr. Ryba for the following week.


Bill Wingler

bwingler@scsmustangs.org

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, January 17 - NO SCHOOL
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Thursday, January 27 - 7:00pm

Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, February 1
(Grades PreK-5)
Wednesday, February 2 (Grades 9-12)
Wednesday, February 9 (Grades PreK-8)
Thursday, February 10 (Grades 6-12)

All Conference Dates are Evening Conferences
Details will be communicated by building principals and teachers

Thursday, February 10 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE

PTA Parking Spot Raffle

Our parking spot raffle for 3rd quarter closes today at 11:59pm! The spot is in the lot directly across from the main entrance. The winner can start parking there on Tuesday, 1/18 (no school Monday due to MLK Jr. Day) for the remainder of the quarter. Click on the link below to enter. Good luck!


https://app.memberhub.gives/31fb09




Reminder for parents of seniors!


In order for your child to be considered for any

PTA sponsored scholarships, one parent must be a member of SHS PTA by

January 31 st , 2022. Joining is simple through our memberhub store. Go to

https://strongsvillehspta.memberhub.com/store and you will see options for parent,

family, grandparents and staff to join! It’s just $5 for a parent to join. If you would

rather pay with cash or a check you can download the membership form from our

PTA website at https://shs.strongnet.org/find-it-fast/pta-shs and send it into the

SHS office before January 31 st .

SHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS - NIGHT AT THE RACES (SAT. 2/19)

Don’t miss the 4th Annual “Night at the Races” fundraising event, benefiting Strongsville Athletic Boosters. “Night at the Races” is scheduled for Saturday, February 19 at Michaud’s Event Center - doors open at 6pm, dinner is at 7pm. It’s a fun night of food, beverages, and horse racing! Tickets are available now for $50 each or $360 for a table of 8. Please contact Stephanie Kunovich at 440.429.7954 or skuno14@yahoo.com to order tickets or click HERE. Horses are also available for purchase for $25 each. Winning horses for each race wins $50! To purchase horses, please email shsathleticboosters@gmail.com or click HERE. Call Strongsville Athletic Boosters President Keith Housum at 440.382.1824 with any questions about this upcoming event.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, February 2nd will be virtual-only.



  • The Forms to sign up for PTC virtual night will be sent out in the parent newsletter on 1/22 and the link will be disabled on 1/31.
  • PTC time will be as it has been in the past 3:15 - 6:15 at SHS. (virtual)
  • For virtual PTC there will be a phone conference option for our families to select. Parents will be informed that if they select the phone conference options there will not be a Calendar invite sent.
  • If a family selects to have a Google Meet a calendar invite will be sent prior to your meeting.


Thursday, February 10th will be in-person only.



  • There will be chairs outside of classrooms for live visits.
  • We will have student volunteers in the building this evening to help families navigate our building.

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER FOR SIMB (TUE. 1/18)

Make plans to order dinner from the Strongsville Chipotle (15029 Pearl Rd.) on Tuesday, January 18 from 5-9pm. Mention Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters and 35% of the proceeds will go toward this organization, ultimately benefiting instrumental music programs at Strongsville High School. Click HERE for the flyer to show when you order in person or use the code ZEGY3PJ when ordering online for pickup.

‘MAGIC GIVES BACK’ EVENT (FRI. 1/28)

Don’t miss the return of Magic Gives Back! on Friday, January 28 at 6pm in the Strongsville High School Auditorium. This exciting show features the unbelievable magic and stunning illusions of world-famous Rick Smith, Jr. Initial proceeds from this event will go toward the Kinsner Elementary PTA. If over 600 tickets are sold, additional proceeds will benefit Strongsville Council PTA. Invite friends and win prizes, including a backstage “Meet & Greet” and an Oculus Quest 2 - click HERE for details. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Marketing students at Strongsville High School finished last semester with a unique project opportunity. Juniors in Mrs. Naymik’s DECA program were tasked with designing a storage hook for their classroom. “Shark Tank” presentations were made by the student groups to a group of judges and included a prototype developed in the SHS Makerspace, as well as outlining pricing and distribution plans for their product. Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode to hear more about this Project Based Learning opportunity from the perspectives of teacher, judge, and student.

MUSTANGS BOYS & GIRLS SWIM & DIVE TEAMS - GCC CHAMPS

Congratulations to the Strongsville High School Mustangs Boys & Girls Swim & Dive Teams for capturing first place in the recent Greater Cleveland Conference Championship Meet! Congratulations also to Junior Nick Begany who set a new conference record at the meet in the 200-Yard Individual Medley.

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).

College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus meeting scheduled for February 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium will now be virtual at the same time. There will be a link to the meeting closer to the February 10th date. If you or your child is interested in the College Credit Plus program very important information and deadlines will be presented. The meeting will be presented by Cuyahoga Community College in conjunction with the Strongsville High School Guidance Department. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a recording will be posted a few days following the meeting.

Congratulations to Jacob Huber - Eagle Scout

Jacob Huber, a senior at Strongsville High School, has earned the Eagle Scout rank after completion of a church garden project which took 86 hours to complete. He is the 173rd Eagle Scout of Strongsville Troop 226. Other accomplishments include 36 merit badges, the 100 Nights of Camping Award, the 50-Miler Award, the Two Mile Swim BSA Award, the National Outdoor Adventure Camping Gold Award, and the Pro-Marksman Award. He has also served his troop as an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Instructor, Patrol Leader, Chaplain Aide, and Quartermaster.
Connor White

Connor is a Polaris Ambassador from the construction trades program.