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Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Info for Heights High Students & Families

High school students return to school on August 20. The Heights High staff is excited to start a new year and we welcome returning students and especially our freshmen and transfer students. Included below is important information about schedule pick-up days, summer reading and much more.  
 
Enjoy the remainder of summer break!

Schedule Pick-Up Day - August 16
Class schedules for Heights High students will be available on Infinite Campus beginning August 16. 

Students can also come to the school on August 16 to pick up their schedule and ID; see the times below. 

Freshmen and other new students are also invited to tour the school and locate their lockers on August 16. Student leaders will lead the tours. 

The main entrance will be open on August 16, this is the east facing door, closest to the baseball/softball field. This door is labeled with a red #1.

Grade 9: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Schedule and ID pick-up, building tour 

Grades 10, 11 and 12: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Schedule and ID pick-up,  building tours for new students

All grades: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Schedule and ID pick-up

If students cannot access or pick up their schedules on August 16, schedules will be available on the first day of school (August 20) in first period classes.

A list of all student first-period classes and room numbers will be posted in the main hallway on the first day of school for students who arrive without a schedule.

Guidance Counselors - Help with Schedules
Students who recently registered for Heights High and need to see a counselor to select courses and receive a schedule can come to the school’s Guidance Department August 13-17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., located on the first floor. Please arrive by 3 p.m.

Counselors are available August 13-17 by appointment for current students. Please e-mail the counselor (see contact info here) or call Ms. Rozier, Guidance Assistant, 216-320-3049 to make an appointment.

Guidance counselors will also be available the first week of school to help students address problems with schedules.

Summer Reading - Reminder
All incoming Heights High students are expected to read books over the summer in preparation for their English classes - and to keep their minds active! English teachers have compiled a suggested reading list, but for many courses, students can select the books that they want to read. Other courses have specific reading assignments.

See the Language Arts (English) Summer Reading reading assignments.

AP US History also has specific reading assignments.
Advanced Placement (AP) US History reading assignments are for incoming sophomores or older students enrolled in that course.

The First Day of School 
School starts on Monday, August 20.  Students enter the building through the main entrance, the east facing door, closest to the baseball/softball fields. This door is labeled with a red #1.
 
Students should be in the building by 8:00 a.m., first period begins at 8:15 a.m. 

The cafeteria opens at 7:30 a.m. where students can enjoy a free breakfast and social time until 8:00 a.m. when students can travel to their locker and first period classroom. School ends at 2:56 p.m., except on Tuesday, when the school day ends at 2:16 p.m. See the bell schedule.

Athletic Preseason Info & Meeting for Families
The Heights Athletic Department will host an All Sports Parent Meeting on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Heights High Gym. Families of all student-athletes who will participate on any athletic team during the 2018-19 school year are encouraged to attend.

All student-athletes must have an active physical form completed in their FinalForms account. 

For information about how to create a FinalForms account, see this link for instructions on creating a new account.  All student-athletes are required to have a completed FinalForms Profile. FinalForms Instructions.

Students who are interested in joining a fall athletic team can contact the team coach for details about practice times and locations. Fall athletic teams are: boys football, girls & boys soccer, boys & girls golf, girls tennis (boys season is in the spring) and girls volleyball.

For additional athletics information see HeightsTigers.com.

School Supplies for Heights High Students
On the first day of school students should bring a pen, pencil, notebook and folder in a backpack, messenger bag or other satchel. During the first weeks of school, each course teacher will inform students about specific supply needs.

The Guidance and Counseling Department
The Cleveland Heights High School Counseling team includes four school counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, three social workers assigned by grade level, a guidance technician who is focused on college entrance and scholarships and an administrative assistant. 

See the Guidance and Counseling webpage for more info.

More Information...
For information about Heights High food service, transportation and Infinite Campus see the CHUH Back to School webpage.

Family Academy - Saturday, August 25
The CH-UH City School District will host its first-ever Heights Family Academy on Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Heights High. The event for families, students and staff. It includes interactive workshops and presentations on the following topics: 

-Empowerment, Awareness & Advocacy
-Learning at Home - Instruction
-Health and Wellness
-Support for Specialized Populations
-Early Childhood

The keynote presenter is Kimberly Brazwell, a mother, author, diversity practitioner, performance artist and activist. 

Breakfast, lunch, childcare and transportation options will be available. The event is free, please register online.

Important Dates
August 16: Schedule pick-up
August 20: First Day of school
August 22: School picture day
August 25: Heights Family Academy, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
August 25: SAT Test, 8 a.m.
August 28: School picture make-up day
August 30: Curriculum Night
September 3: Labor Day, school closed
November 7: Senior picture day

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