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Mr. Stacho's Newsletter - November 6, 2020

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Mr. Schibley's November Newsletter

Please click here to view Mr. Schibley's November Newsletter.


Mr. Eric Schibley


Dear Whitney families,

It is a Whitney tradition to celebrate with and thank all of our Whitney family Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. In the past we have had many wonderful performances for our Veterans. This year’s restrictions are going to keep us from having our normal performance at Whitney Elementary, but we are still hoping to honor our Veterans by learning about our Whitney Veterans.

I have linked a Google Form that you can fill out for me. I will share this information with the students. We are also learning some songs and are hoping to create a video to share with our Whitney Veterans and families.

I will miss seeing all of my Whitney Veteran friends as I look forward to visiting with them each year. We will continue the tradition of talking about Veterans and being thankful for their service.

Please complete the following Google Form below if you have any relatives that have served or are currently serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps., or Coast Guard.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

We hope we will be able to resume our activities at school next year.

Mrs. Gonczy



Or message me on the Class Dojo app

Google Form for Veterans Day 2020

Title I Notification

As a district we receive Title I funds that help to provide additional personnel to assist students in literacy. As a result, you have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher. These qualifications include:

  • Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

  • The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

  • Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

All teaching staff in the Strongsville City Schools are properly licensed for their position(s) with no one teaching under emergency or temporary status. You may access teacher licensing information via the Ohio Department of Education website: http://www.education.ohio.gov. Type “Ohio Department of Education Educator Profile,” in your search bar. Type in the educator ID listed above or the teacher’s first and last name then click “Search Educator.” You may also request degree information by emailing Jennifer Pelko at jpelko@scsmustangs.org.

Covid implications for Learning Framework

You probably are aware of the spike in cases across the state of Ohio, specifically in Cuyahoga County. Each Thursday, the color designation for the counties is released. The following is what this means for schools:

  • If our county is in RED, the Board will be meeting on that Thursday night and determine if we remain in "in person learning" or go to remote. This decision will be announced by the Superintendent on Friday mornings.
  • In the event that our county is moved to PURPLE, we will transition to Remote Learning 2.0 on the following Monday.

Please pay attention to any updates that are communicated over the next few weeks, as there will be key information about our learning plans. Click the Remote 2.0 schedule if we return to Remote Learning

Responsible Restart Webpage (REPEAT ITEM)

You can also access our Responsible Restart webpage for additional details and resources by going to www.strongnet.org. However, we have the Covid19 - Student Guidelines on Whitney Webpage as well. You can click here to view.
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School Fees

Please note school fees have been entered into the system. You can see your fees on Unified Classroom - also you can pay your fees on line.

SOLO students your fees have been entered as well.

Any questions feel free to contact the office at 440-572-7180.

Please join our PTA! (Repeat Item)

Our PTA does so much for our students at Whitney Elementary School. From providing grants for special projects, to financially supporting special events and assemblies for students, to providing fun family events, and so much more. We count on YOU, our parents, to make our PTA and school successful!

Here is the live link that you can click on that is mentioned in the flyer below:


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Whitney PTA is creating a Family and Friends Cookbook!

Whitney Elementary PTA is creating a Family and Friends cookbook! We would love all families and staff to share at least one of your favorite recipes with us. All recipes will be published in our cookbook that will be available for sale in 2021. Please see the attached flyer, as well as instructions for entering recipes.
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