SHS Weekly Update

September 11, 2021

Principal's Update

This week has seen a continued rise in contact tracing and quarantines for our students. We never want to see students miss a day of class. Many students have provided evidence of vaccinations to avoid missing any school. If you would like to send a picture of your child's vaccination card you can to ctackaberry@scsmustangs.or and bwingler@scsmustangs.org

To address concerns about rising numbers I am attaching Dr. Ryba's email:




Dear SHS Parents and Students:


Last week I shared with you a video update asking for your partnership in reducing quarantines so that we can keep our students in the best environment for their education - at school for in-person learning. We don’t have to agree or like the current quarantine rules, but they are the rules.


We all have choices and those choices have outcomes. You can choose to get vaccinated and the outcome is you get to stay in school. If you choose to not get vaccinated - that is fine - you can instead choose to wear a mask and the outcome is that you will likely be able to stay in school. If you choose to do neither, the outcome is that each day you are rolling the dice to be quarantined and excluded from school for multiple days.


Unfortunately, when we compare our COVID data for SHS from this week to last week looking at Monday - Thursday data for each week, cases and quarantine rates continue to increase. In this pandemic, we have limited control over cases, but what we do have the power to do is to reduce quarantines by getting vaccinated or wearing a mask. We have that choice.


We will continue to monitor this data through next Thursday (9/16) and at that time, based on our data trends, we will choose whether further mitigating measures - such as mandatory masking - will be implemented to reduce quarantines so that we can keep students where they need to be - in school.


Sincerely,

Dr. Cameron M. Ryba

Superintendent



Thursday, September 16 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE


Wednesday, September 29 (Sign ups coming soon)

Parent/Teacher Conferences (Grades 9-12)
(Evening Conferences / School in Session)

Tuesday, October 5
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Grades 9-12)
(Evening Conferences / School in Session)


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


We continue to have issues with students destroying bathrooms in the building. There has been multiple times that students have destroyed sinks, put red dye, and broken equipment in the bathrooms. This has been a very big issue in the boy's restrooms. We have already caught a few who will be punished and families will be charged for damages. The damages to faucets with sensors adds up to almost $1,000 to the family of the students involved.


We will eventually catch those that destroy property and when we do there will not only be restitution made but these students will receive a 10 day suspension. The destruction of this property not only costs a lot to fix but creates safety issues that put others at risk.There will be zero tolerance for this type of destruction. Students filming this destruction will also receive a 5 day suspension.


I hope you all enjoy tomorrow when the Browns open the season at KC. It should be an amazing season!


-Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS
bwingler @scs mustangs.org

Picture Day

Picture Day is September 14th. Order forms were sent home with your student.

Didn't get it- come visit the Media Center. Main office or AP Office to get one.


Two ways to order!

1) lifetouch Picture Packet order form

2) Visit

mylifetouch.com

Use Picture ID

EVTZB72NQ


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.


21-22 Yearbooks can be ordered through the order form handed out in Alpha Homeroom, no form? No problem, have your student visit the Media Center or Main office. OR Order online at

www.jostens.com

PSAT

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.

Generation Spirit

Channel 3 news covered our New Generation spirit cheer squad. This squad continues to make Strongsville High School a more inclusive place.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Strongsville City Schools has a renewal levy (Issue 68) on the upcoming November ballot? This is a renewal levy, which means there are no new taxes. This is the renewal of a 5-year limited operating levy that was originally passed in August of 2002 and most recently approved by voters in November of 2016. This renewal levy ensures we are able to continue provide up-to-date educational resources, technology, supports, and opportunities to continue to achieve our goal of being a premier school district for our students and the families/community we serve.

2021-22 SCS DISTRICT OPERATING PROCEDURES

Dr. Ryba recently 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.

SHS SENIOR AMELIA MATOUSEK EARNS GCC ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD

Congratulations to SHS Senior and Girls Tennis student-athlete Amelia Matousek for earning Greater Cleveland Conference Athlete of the Month recognition for August. After a 20-6 campaign last year predominately at second singles, Amelia has started off the 2021 season with a 6-1 record including victories over Wadsworth (6-1,6-0), Aurora (6-3, 6-1), and a victory in the first round of the OTCA match vs Howland (6-4, 6-0).

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.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS - 12TH GRADERS (2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR)

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

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 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.

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!

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

Leadership Classes

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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