CIS Weekly Update

#20: January 17-21


Welcome back to a short week of school. We hope families enjoyed the bonus day on Tuesday.

The weather is going to be very cold by the end of the week. We still have many students who don't come to school with a coat. Please help remind your child to bring a coat, hats and possibly gloves to school each day. We go outside if the feels like temperature is 15 degrees or above.

Thank you to families who were able to get out to Casa Del Rio on a snowy Monday! I saw many families there and we are thankful for your support. PTO will receive 20% of the proceeds.

Have Good Week!

Brandon Cobb, Principal

Architect Meetings - TOMORROW

Tomorrow our teachers will be meeting with the architects to discuss the design of the new intermediate building. To accommodate these meetings, we will be showing a movie in the auditorium for students who have teachers in those meetings. The movie will be rated PG. The movie will be shown in the afternoon.

Language Reset Meetings - Next Week

Over the past few months of school, we have noticed an increase of inappropriate language being used at school. It has ranged from bad words, commenting on others, or simply saying things that are not respectful. The counselors and administration will meet with students on Wednesday, January 26 to discuss appropriate language at school and consequences that could come from using inappropriate language. Our goal is to hit the reset button for all students and their language usage at school. If problems persist then we will deal with individual students and contact home to discuss what is being said at school. If you could please talk to your child about their language then that would be helpful. Thank you!

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Rather than continue to send out emails to families regarding the number of positive case each day, our school district now has a COVID-19 Data Dashboard on our website. This document is updated daily and you can refer to it if you'd like to know the number of positive cases at any point. Here is the link. COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD


We are already accumulating many coats and sweatshirts in our lost and found. If you are missing any items, please remind your student to check the lost and found this week.

Title I Family Game Night

Family Game Night will be on February 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the CIS cafeteria. Feel free to drop in and have some fun. If you plan on attending, please use the link below (or QR Code) to fill out the Google Form. This will help us know how many supplies and snacks to have available. Please note that if you are having difficulty accessing the following link, try accessing it through your child’s Chromebook. FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Student Tardy Procedures & Guidelines

As a reminder, our school day starts each day at 9:05am. If arriving late, please bring your child to the attendance desk. You can also send a note or call the attendance desk. When a student is tardy to school, he/she will be asked to complete a tardy slip at the attendance desk. After two tardies within a grading period, students will have a consequence for being late to school. Here are the guidelines for tardies.

  • The first offense each grading period will be excused.
  • The second occurrence will result in a letter sent home.
  • Upon reaching the third and fourth tardy, a 30-minute after-school Thursday detention could be issued.
  • For the fifth and sixth tardy, a 60-minute after-school Thursday detention could be issued.
  • Once a student reaches his/her seventh tardy, a 120-minute, after-school Thursday detention could be issued.
  • Each grading period begins a new cycle.

Change in COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a statement that indicated they have adopted the new CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine; the Medina County Health Department notified us they have adopted the new guidance as well. The following is taken from the ODH press release:

"The Ohio Department of Health has released a flow chart based on the CDC’s updated guidance following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days. However, if symptoms are improving, isolation may end on the sixth day following either symptom onset or a positive COVID-19 test if the person consistently wears a mask for the next five days. Detailed quarantine and isolation guidance are available in the flow chart. The Ohio Department of Health has also updated K-12 school quarantine guidance including “mask to stay” and “test to play” timelines accordingly."

Our school district will follow the new guidance. While the new guidance is still being worked through, it appears that the only change to the guidelines we have been following is to the length of time someone must remain in isolation or quarantine.

Transportation Changes

Important Transportation Changes beginning January 3, 2022

Due to ongoing staffing shortages, including the recent retirement of a bus driver, we have made the decision to consolidate bus routes. If your student rides high school/middle school buses 1, 34, 39, 48 or 49 please check busing information on E-link. If your student rides elementary/CIS buses 1, 39, 43 or 48 please check busing information on E-link. Some stop times have changed by up to 30 minutes.

If you need assistance with routing or bus stop information please use E-link. You can also email the Transportation Supervisor, Jessy Widmer, at

E-Link Instructions

Username: Student First Name.Student Last Name

Password: Student Numerical Birthday (MMDDYYYY)

Middle/High school bus route 48 has been consolidated into the following:

Split between Bus 1, 39 and 34

High School Bus 49 will begin picking up 5 minutes earlier than normal.

Elementary/CIS bus route 48 has been consolidated into the following routes:

Split between Bus 1, 39 and 43

Shuttle Changes

Bus 49 will now take bus 48’s CIS Shuttle from Isham

Career Tech Changes

Students who typically ride bus 48 to career tech programs will now ride Bus 49

As a reminder, we continue to look for substitute bus and vehicle drivers. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Jessy Widmer, Transportation Supervisor, at

End-Of-Day Changes

Please be sure to call Mrs. Lanham, our attendance clerk, prior to 2:45pm with any dismissal changes. We often have over 30 change of plans and it takes time to communicate with students and teachers. Sending an email isn't recommended. We prefer you call 330-335-1481. Thank You!


Wednesday, January 19 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Wednesday, January 26 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Tuesday, February 1 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, February 1 - Family Game Night, 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, February 2 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Thursday, February 3 - 5th Grade Activity Night

Wednesday, February 9 - Chess Club, 3:30-4:00pm

Wednesday, February 9 - Pizza and Pages, 3:30-4:15pm

Thursday, February 17 - 6th Grade Movie Night, 3:30-5:30pm

Monday, February 21 - No School, President's Day


Click on the LINK to join. CLASS OF 2028 (6th Graders)

Click on the LINK to join. CLASS OF 2029 (5th Graders)

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