SHS Weekly Update

January 28, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please register for parent teacher conferences. The deadline to sign up for the 2/2 virtual conference is this Sunday 1/31 at 12:00 am.

Principal's Update


This week the deep freeze continued as we had a cold day on Thursday. While I know that these days are a rite of passage for students and certainly a day off is a big deal we need to make sure that when we are using social media we are communicating with administrative staff in the correct manner.


While some students social media responses are funny when advocating for a snow day, some are not the way to communicate with adults. When communicating with Dr. Ryba, or any other admin please keep the communication the same as you would if you were speaking directly to one of us. Using inappropriate language, or being disrespectful is not ok in person nor is it ok online.


ACT day is March 1st for all juniors. All juniors are required to attend that day and take the ACT. I am including sign up info for those of you who would like to register your student for a prep class being offered at SHS.



Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS

bwingler@scsmustangs.org



Important dates:



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


Friday, February 18
Remote/Asynchronous Day for Students
Professional Development Day for SCS Staff

Monday, February 21
NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day

Wednesday, February 23 - 6:30pm
“State of the Schools” Presentation
Strongsville Middle School Auditorium
Click HERE to submit topics/questions you would like to see addressed -
form will be open until February 11 at 5pm

“STATE OF THE SCHOOLS” PRESENTATION (WED. 2/23)

The annual “State of the Schools” presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM. This year’s event will be held at Strongsville Middle School and will also be livestreamed on our SCS TV website. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our District and all that makes Strongsville City Schools special. Do you have something you wish to be covered during our “State of the Schools” event? Click HERE to submit a topic/question - the most frequent comments and feedback will be addressed on February 23rd. This form will be open and accepting responses until Friday, February 11th at 5:00 PM.

MOCK TRIAL ADVANCES TO REGIONAL COMPETITION

Congratulations to our SHS Mock Trial teams, one of which has advanced to regional competition. The teams have persevered and shown great resilience through virtual competitions and COVID restrictions. Instead of an exciting trip to the historic old courthouse downtown, meeting and competing with other students from across Cuyahoga County, Mock Trial competed from an SHS classroom on Zoom in a very different environment than past competitions. Team 2 is also to be recognized, working just as hard, but unable to advance in the competition. Special thanks to Mrs. Papish, SHS Mock Trial Advisor and Social Studies Department Chairperson.


SHS Ohio Mock Trial Regional Competition Qualifiers (TEAM I): Rahul Sanghvi, Sanjana Katiyar, Anaya Daryapurkar, Aoife McLaughlin, Navya Chauhan, Fritz Micko, Sophia Kuhar


SHS Ohio Mock Trial District Competitors (Team II): Aryan Parikh, Sydney Meyer, Mridulaa Badri, Rollie Stephens, Amanda Shaffer, Emily Hoy

FREE DRIVE THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING AT PAT CATAN STADIUM (SAT. 2/5)

Strongsville City Schools, SAMP Health, and Nurse Practitioners Health Services have partnered to help reduce the stress on our hospitals with a FREE drive through COVID-19 testing opportunity at Pat Catan Stadium on Saturday, February 5 from 10:00am - 4:00pm (*No Appointment Necessary). For entrance to the testing site, please access Rademaker-Miller Lane from Pearl Rd. Make sure you have a photo ID and your medical/health insurance card. Click HERE for additional details.

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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RESCHEDULED ‘MAGIC GIVES BACK’ EVENT (SUN. 4/10

The ‘Magic Gives Back’ event has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, April 10 at 3pm 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.

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).

CONTACT TRACING UPDATE

ODH Discontinues COVID-19 Universal Contact Tracing for Schools

On Wednesday (1/26), the ODH shared a memo (CLICK HERE) detailing that schools may discontinue COVID-19 universal contact tracing effective immediately. Based on this ODH guidance and the consensus of the Board last night, Strongsville City Schools will no longer be contact tracing for COVID-19 after today. You can CLICK HERE to access the slides and/or CLICK HERE to watch my presentation to the Board on this topic that (1) provides local data to support this move away from universal contact tracing and (2) details a two-phase approach to reduce COVID restrictions as we move into our long-term response to COVID.

Based on Phase I, these COVID-related items will continue.

  • Staff / Students must continue to report all COVID+ cases to SCS
  • Continue to communicate active isolations on the COVID data dashboard Monday - Friday
  • Continue to follow the reduced isolation and the Mask to Stay / Test to Play (if known) protocols for staff / students exhibiting no symptoms
  • Continue with classroom-based COVID parent notifications for students in Grs. PreK-5
  • Continue with current social distancing in classrooms

Based on Phase I, these COVID-related items will be discontinued Monday, January 31st.

  • Discontinue all contact tracing unless there is a cluster / outbreak as determined by the CCBH [see Slide 7 of presentation]
  • Discontinue communicating active quarantines on the COVID data dashboard
  • Discontinue building and individual COVID parent notifications for students in Grs. PreK-5
  • Discontinue all parent COVID notifications for students in Grs. 6-12

Order your 21-22 SHS Yearbook Today!!!

Click on this Link Strongsville High School Yearbook Ordering Link

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Make your choice

Complete your purchase!!

GUIDANCE UPDATES

· 8th Grade Parent scheduling information meeting February 2 at 6:00 (virtual)


· College Credit Plus meeting for all students interested February 10 (virtual)


· Registration for students to select their classes February 14 -22

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School


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To participate, please complete the registration form below & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-february-24-2022/, using a credit card for the $59 payment.


Next Level Prep, 1805 O’Brien Rd., Columbus, OH, 43228


Call Dave Dobos at 614-580-7380 or email him at dave@nlpohio.com with any questions.

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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.


Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________


Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________


City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________


Telephone ____________________________ Email address ___________________________________

To register, please complete the information above & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order

for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may

register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-february-24-2022/, using a

credit card for the $59 payment. Thank you!

808 Shaved Ice - Looking for Summer Help!

The flyer below has a code to apply online to work at 808 shaved ice. Students, if you are interested in working at 808 please apply online.

VOTE FOR THE NEW MASCOT



We are excited for our new mascot/costume for SHS! We need your help in choosing the style of the mascot and the name. Please place your vote by scanning the QR code or vote here.

SENIOR Announcements - Cap & Gown and Panoramic Photo

If you have not placed your order for cap & gown, please do so by February 15th. You can place your order at www.jostens.com.


If you will be using a siblings cap & gown (you will still need to order a tassel). Please notify Mrs.Clifford at kclifford@scsmustangs.org or Mrs. Orlosky at jorlosky@scsmustangs.org if you will be using a sibling's cap and gown.


Seniors will have the opportunity to be in the Class of 2022 panoramic photo. Seniors who would like to be in the photo should attend the senior assembly on February 16th during the second period (8:00am). Following the senior photo will be the announcement of the Senior Superlatives.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Patrolman Chris Koening (SHS SRO) on his retirement after 21 years with the Strongsville Police Department. Officer Chris went above and beyond for the Students at SHS during his time as the School Resource Officer.