SHS Weekly Update

August 20, 2021

Principal's Update

The first week of school went very well and students seemed to get into the daily routines quickly. The vibe of the building was very positive and it was great to have students back and learning.


A few reminders:


  • At dismissal we need the back part of the main lot clear in order to get the busses out. Please pull in and park until your child comes out, otherwise the traffic can back up into Lunn and busses can't get in.


  • We have a dress code at SHS. Students should not be wearing clothing that is not part of that code. While we try to understand that warm weather affects how we dress it is still school and students should be dressed appropriately. Students wearing tank tops, shirts that are are well above their waistlines, covering their heads with hoodies, etc. will be asked to change their clothing. This is not a gender issue but the environment is school and dressing for the appropriate location is why we have a dress code in the first place. My example is that students would dress a certain way for a job interview because that is the expectation in that scenario. We dress appropriate to where we are going and school is an environment in which we have a dress code.


  • Masks are optional and is a family decision. Our students have the choice and as such have the right to make that choice. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or allow for verbal commenting on other student's decision on wearing masks. We will follow the code of conduct for any student that feels the need to "make fun" of any other student.



  • We do not have an open campus at SHS. Students can't leave for lunch and return to the building. Students should be having lunch at the school.


  • The last day to change schedules is Monday, please contact the counselors for any changes.


  • I am putting the link to our handbook in this newsletter.

OPEN HOUSE - Tuesday August 24, 2021

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Transportation

Bus Stops. Due to being outdoors, students are not required to wear facial coverings at their bus stop.


On The Bus. Unless a facial covering exemption is on file, per the CDC, all students and staff are required to wear facial coverings while riding District transportation.


Seating. There will be a maximum of two (2) students per seat with students in the same household seated together. All students will have assigned seating.

Here Comes the Bus App

Dear Parents:

As a reminder, parents can stay updated on their child’s bus location to and from school through the Here Comes the Bus app. You can CLICK HERE for the directions on how to download the app (or access via the website) and register to see your child’s bus. Please follow the linked directions and enter the listed school code for our district.

Note. To make the app function, our student information system communicates with our routing software and then our routing software communicates with the app. We are aware that the app is not working for some students and will say you are unable to add your student in the app as the student last name and ID do not match our records. Please know that we are working with the applicable providers to identify and correct this issue.

Sincerely,

Dr. Cameron M. Ryba

Superintendent

2021-22 SCS DISTRICT OPERATING PROCEDURES

Earlier this week, Dr. Ryba 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.

60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

The first day of school is always a special day for the District. It’s an opportunity to create memories and to begin a journey of learning and new opportunities. We asked students, teachers, and staff, “What are you looking most forward to in the upcoming year?” Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode, to hear their answers and expectations for the upcoming school year.

JILL BUSH EARNS OHIO SCHOOL BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Jill Bush, school bus driver for Strongsville City Schools since 2008, is the recipient of this year’s George Sontag, Jr. Award recognizing the Ohio School Bus Driver of the Year. The George Sontag, Jr. School Bus Driver of the Year Award recognizes bus drivers who exhibit outstanding leadership and professional conduct in the school transportation field, both in the district they represent as well as in the State of Ohio. The award also recognizes bus drivers who have contributed to the advancement of pupil transportation as a profession. Click HERE for the complete news release.

JOIN THE SCS CREW!

Attention parents of SMS and SHS students: SCS Crew is looking for new members. The Crew is a talented team of video production members! Students in SCS Crew have the opportunity to be a part of the team that records district events throughout the school year - sports, concerts, Board of Education meetings, SHS Commencement, and MORE - for YouTube and our Strongsville City Schools TV channel. Click HERE for a video about SCS Crew!

Interested students should contact Scott Benson (440.572.7032 / sbenson@scsmustangs.org).

STRONGSVILLE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BOOSTERS MATTRESS SALE - SAT. 8/28

The Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters (SIMB) are pleased to announce their 12th annual Mattress Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 28th, from 10am-5pm in the SHS Cafeteria. The high school’s cafeteria will be converted into a showroom featuring all makes, models, sizes, and types of mattresses - even custom sizes for RV’s and boats! Mattresses can be delivered anywhere in the USA. You will find the same quality and service of the box mattress retailers at greatly reduced prices. This annual fundraiser generates funds that support the Strongsville Band and Orchestra students and program.

STRONGSVILLE DECA PROGRAM RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOR

The Strongsville DECA chapter earned an international honor for having the highest percentage increase in membership in the state of Ohio for the 2020-2021 school year. Each year DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of students, advisors, and community business partners. DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular opportunities integrating classroom instruction, applied learning, and connections to local business partners.

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.

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!

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 12TH GRADERS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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


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.

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).

Guidance-Administration

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT


Facebook@StrongGuidance


A-Di Mrs. Coblentz - hcoblentz@scsmustangs.org

Do-Je Mr. Young - jyoung@scsmustangs.org

Ji-Mr Ms. Davidson - tdavidson@scsmustangs.org

Mu-Sc Mrs. Brzuski - tbrzuski@scsmustangs.org
Se-Z Mrs. Williams - jwilliams@scsmustangs.org



ADMINISTRATION


Principal Bill Wingler bwingler@scsmustangs.org 440-572-7127


Assistant Principals:


Students whose last names begin with:


A-G Susan Harb sharb@scsmustangs.org


H-O Eric Kassel ekassel@scsmustangs.org


P-Z Sean Collins scollins@scsmustangs.org


Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum: Brian Tumino btumino@scsmustangs.org


Athletic Director: Denny Ziegler dziegler@scsmustangs.org


Special Education Coordinator: Drew Kuzmickas akuzmickas@scsmustangs.org

Picture day

Picture Day is September 14th. Order forms will be sent home with your student the first week of school.


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.


The picture day flyer is attached below.

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Join the PTA!

SHS 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

THE CHOICE IS YOURS - PTA FUNDRAISER

20-21 Yearbooks

20-21 Yearbooks


Students who purchased a 20-21 yearbook can pick them up starting on Friday, August 20th in the Media Center.



Students will need to sign for their purchased yearbook.