SHS Weekly Update

November 5, 2021

Principal's Update

The contact tracing rules have changed and I just wanted to update everyone due to the confusion nature of those changes.


If a student has been identified as being in direct contact of a student who tested positive for COVID the student will have options based on the following:


1. If the student is vaccinated they don't have to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.


2. If the student was wearing a mask and was more than 3 feet from the positive case during the exposure they don't have to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.


3. If the student is not vaccinated and was not wearing a mask and was within 6 feet they have to the option to either quarantine for 10 days or wear a mask for 14 days. This means they have to wear the mask in school except during lunch.


I know the rules are confusing but at least the Ohio Department of Health is allowing all students to avoid being out of school by wearing a mask.


The district's operating policies are in this newsletter if you have any questions please reach out to me for clarification.


-Bill Wingler


bwingler@scsmustangs.org

Important Dates to Remember

TOMORROW (Saturday, November 6) 9:00am - 2:00pm
Craft Fair
Strongsville High School

Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13 - 7:00pm
SHS Fall Play - Almost, Maine
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Click HERE to Purchase Tickets in Advance or Pay at the Door (Cash Only)

Thursday, November 18 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE


Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26

NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU Strongsville for your support of Issue 68. Passing this renewal levy helps to maintain financial stability in our District for at least five years and continues to provide meaningful and impactful student opportunities. "This is not the end of a campaign, but marks the continuation of our daily efforts to do whatever it takes for our students and the community we serve,” said Dr. Cameron Ryba, Superintendent of Strongsville Schools.

60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Community partnerships are vital to the success of our District. Serpentini Chevrolet has been a significant supporter of SCS for a number of years. How are they continuing to contribute to the success of our students and programs? Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode to learn more about various ways their partnership is benefitting Strongsville City Schools

2021-22 SCS DISTRICT OPERATING PROCEDURES

Have questions about our District Operating Procedures for this school year? You can view a recorded presentation by Superintendent Ryba HERE and view the presentation slides HERE.

SHS FALL PLAY “ALMOST MAINE” - FRI. 11/12 & SAT. 11/13

The SHS Fall Play, Almost, Maine will take the stage on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7pm in the SHS Auditorium. Purchase your tickets in advance HERE ($10 - General Admission for Adults; $5 - General Admission for Students and District Employees) or pay at the door on the night of the performance (cash only).

SHS GIRLS SOCCER REACHES ELITE 8 IN OHSAA POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

Best of luck to the Strongsville High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team, as they battle Whitehouse Anthony Wayne tomorrow (Sat. 11/6) at 12:00pm in Sandusky. A trip to the State Final Four awaits the winner of this Regional Final game. GO MUSTANGS!

MUSTANGS ONLINE TEAM SHOP - ORDER NOW THROUGH WED. 11/17

Get a jump on your holiday shopping from the comfort of your own home. Visit the online Mustangs Team Shop (click HERE) and shop for the Strongsville fan on your holiday list. Choose from T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and MORE! Many of the items can be personalized with name, number, and favorite sport. Delivery of items before the holidays! HURRY - the Mustangs Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 17!
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MUSTANG SPOTLIGHT - MS. CELIA JOYCE, SOCIAL WORKER AT SMS & SHS

Ms. Celia Joyce has been working in our District for two years as a Social Worker. Ms. Joyce works with students and families at both the middle school and high school. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ohio University. Anyone in our District can reach out to Ms. Joyce (cjoyce@scsmustangs.org / 440.268.5588) if they have questions or are in need of services. She can help make connections to resources in the community and Cuyahoga County, including basic needs (utility assistance programs, food, clothing, supportive services, etc.).


“I love how creative, open-minded and self-aware Strongsville students are. It can be really uncomfortable to talk to someone you barely know about stress or problems you are facing. Many of the students are very willing to openly talk about what’s bothering them and work together to make a plan to overcome barriers and address their mental health needs,” said Ms. Joyce.


“Our District is very welcoming and passionate about helping students not only academically, but with their social-emotional needs. It makes my job easier to work as a team and support each other. I also love how much the school advocates for mental health support, positive behavior interventions, and making meaningful connections with the students. Lastly, shoutout to our District’s ASAP program because I am really grateful for the opportunity to work with them!”


Thank you Ms. Joyce for providing valuable support for our SMS and SHS students and their families! #WeAreStrongsville

JOHN YARWOOD & JULIA ISHAM, SHS CROSS COUNTRY STUDENT-ATHLETES, ADVANCE TO STATE MEET

Best of luck to SHS Cross Country student-athletes John Yarwood and Julia Isham as they head to the State Championship Meet this weekend in Obetz, Ohio!

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR AT SHS - TOMORROW (SAT. 11/6)

Make plans to visit the SHS Annual Craft Fair TOMORROW (Sat. 11/6) from 9am - 2pm at Strongsville High School. The Craft Fair will feature local artwork, homemade crafts, jewelry, bakery items, and much more! Admission is just $1 and all proceeds will benefit the SHS Yearbook Club and the SHS Cheerleaders. Click HERE for the event flyer.

ORDER MASTER PIZZA AND HELP THE SHS DANCE TEAM - THU. 11/11

Make plans to order from Master Pizza and help the SHS Dance Team in the process! On Thursday, November 11 from 11:00am - 9:00pm, visit the Strongsville Master Pizza (13311 Pearl Rd.), call for delivery, or order online and mention the SHS Dance Team - 20% of sales will go toward the team! Click HERE for the fundraiser flyer.

Contest - Get a free Canes Box Combo

Jackson Perisutti dressed up for Halloween in what is a great costume for those of us who were around in the 80s.


The first student to come to me (Mr. Wingler) and tell me what 80s band he is the lead singer of will win a coupon for a free box combo at Canes.

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“ELECTRIFY YOUR SYMPHONY” CONCERT - FRI. 11/19

Don't miss the "Electrify Your Symphony" concert with world-renowned violinist Mark Wood, featuring SMS and SHS orchestra performances, on Friday, November 19. Two shows are scheduled - get your advanced tickets for the 6:00pm show HERE & for the 8:30pm show HERE.

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).