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2021-2022 School Supply Lists

Heights High students will receive information about supply needs from each course teacher during the first week of school. Students should bring their Chromebook, a pen, pencil, notebook and a folder for handouts on the first day of school and a backpack, messenger bag or other satchel to carry their school supplies and personal belongings.
 
*Some elementary PTA groups post supply lists on Yubbler in order to fundraise. Yubbler may not carry some specific supplies and will add substitute products. Please make sure to follow the supply lists posted here regardless of where you purchase them.

First Day of School

Grades 1-12: Tuesday, August 24
Kindergarten Staggered Start:
  • Last Names A-I - August 24
  • Last Names J-R - August 25
  • Last Names S-Z - August 26
First Day of Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten: Tuesday, August 31
 
Download the printable 2021-2022 At-a-Glance Calendar for a quick look at all of the important district-wide dates. The CH-UH School District will be mailing a wall calendar with important dates and information to all families in mid-August.

School Start & End Times

Elementary
First Bell - 8:50 a.m.
Class Begins - 8:55 a.m.
Dismissal - 3:20 p.m.

Middle 
8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Heights High
8:15 a.m. - 2:56 p.m.

Delisle Options Center
8:30 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Learning Models For 2021-2022

CH-UH City Schools will offer two learning models: 5 full days a week in-person, and a fully remote, self-paced option. The remote option is called Tiger Virtual Academy. Learn more about TVA and the application process here.

Health & Safety Information

The protocols below will be in place to help ensure the health & safety of our students and staff. View the complete Health & Safety Document for 2021-2022 here.

Face masks
All students, staff and visitors will continue to be required to wear face masks in District buildings per Board Policy 8450.01 (with the exception of those who have a documented exemption form on file). The CDC on July 27 issued this universal policy recommendation for schools, regardless of vaccination status, due to a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases nationwide. According to the CCBH, mask wearing is a best practice that can continue to reduce the potential for COVID-19 transmission and other respiratory infections.

Desk shields/social distancing
Physical barriers (desk shields) will be used in eating areas only, as students will not be wearing face coverings. If a staff member or parent/guardian has a special circumstance and needs a barrier at their desk for themselves or their child, they may contact their building supervisor or building principal.

The District will follow CDC guidance on social distancing in schools. The guidance advises to maintain at least 3 feet of space between students, but when that is not possible, ensure additional prevention strategies are in place.

Cleaning and ventilation
Buildings, classrooms, bathrooms, buses & other high touch areas will continue to be cleaned thoroughly throughout the day. Portable air filters will remain in each elementary school classroom; filters are being replaced this summer. We will continue to align our HVAC settings with CDC recommendation to set systems to bring in as much outdoor air as the systems will safely allow.

Health assessments
Staff and students are encouraged to continue conducting health assessments prior to coming to school each day. If exhibiting symptoms of illness, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of  taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. The CDC also has a Coronavirus Self-Checker available.

We will no longer take temperatures of staff, students or visitors upon entering the building, as our reopening committee members found that this process often caused hallway congestion while offering virtually no aid in identifying anyone carrying the COVID-19 virus.

Chromebook Upgrades & Exchanges

Whether your student will be learning in-person or virtually for the 2021-2022 school year, it is important for all CH-UH students to have access to a Chromebook. Students in grades 3 and up will continue to have Chromebooks with zippered cases assigned to them for use at both school and home. Students in grades Pre-k through 2 will have touchscreen Chromebooks that stay in classrooms.

Students entering Grades Pre-k through 2
If your student had a Chromebook assigned for at home use for the 2020-2021 school year, it should be returned to the IT Department by the end of the summer. Students will continue to have technology, but it will be stored in carts in the classrooms. (The exception is students enrolled in the Tiger Virtual Academy.)

Students entering Grades 3 through 5
All district-issued Chromebooks should be a model Chromebook 11 3180. If your student’s Chromebook is not a 3180 model, please visit the IT Department for an upgrade. (Check the bottom of your Chromebook to determine the model.) 

Students entering Grades 6 through 12
All students entering grades 6 through 12 will be receiving brand new Chromebooks before the school year begins. To receive a new device, bring the old Chromebook, adapter, and case to the IT Department to be exchanged. All outstanding technology fines must be paid through Infinite Campus to be issued a new device. To expedite the exchange process, look for a letter in the mail, and bring that form with you to the Chromebook Exchange Night. 

View this page to find Chromebook Exchange Night dates/times and further details.

Printable First Day of School Posters

The first day of school for CH-UH Schools is Tuesday, August 24. Commemorate your student's first day with printable Tiger Nation posters. Download and print each grade and then use the hashtag #OneTigerNation on social media to show your Tiger Nation pride.




Staff members can get in on the fun, too! Use the two options below and share using the hashtag #OneTigerNation on social media. 

Heights High Orientations & Schedule Pick-Up

Heights High will host a 9th grade orientation (for students only) on Wednesday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. Students will also have their ID photos taken and pick up their class schedules. Lunch will be served.

New student and parent/guardian orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. All freshman and transfer students and their families are invited. School leaders will share academic and extracurricular opportunities, school safety information, attendance protocol, and more.

10th grade orientation and schedule pick-up (for students only) will be held on Monday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule pick-up for 11th and 12th grade students is on Tuesday, August 17 (11th graders from 10 a.m. to noon and 12th graders from 1 to 3 p.m.). New students will receive a tour and have their ID photos taken.

Middle School Orientations

Monticello
Welcome Day for students and families is Thursday, August 19.

8th Grade
9 to 10 a.m.

7th Grade
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

6th Grade
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Welcome Cookout
6 to 8 p.m.
Families unable to attend the daytime sessions can also receive information during this event.

Roxboro
6th Grade Family Orientation is Thursday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

6th Grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Orientations are on the following dates:

Last names A-M
Tuesday, August 17 
8:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Last names N-Z
Wednesday, August 18 
8:15 to 11:45 a.m.

7th grade schedule walk is Thursday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
8th grade schedule walk is Thursday, August 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Kindergarten Kickoff Events

Family Connections will host Kindergarten Kickoffs at every elementary school in August, designed to help parents and new kindergarteners become comfortable with their new school, receive information about kindergarten expectations, and begin to build relationships with school staff and other families. The 2021 dates are as follows:
 
Boulevard - August 16
Canterbury - August 17
Fairfax - August 10
Gearity - August 18
Noble - August 11
Oxford - August 19
Roxboro - August 19
 
Each session is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
 
Call Family Connections at (216) 321-0079 to register for this free and informative event. 

Food Services - Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students

All students in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, from pre-K through 12, will receive free breakfast and lunch each day of the 2021-2022 school year.

Every student, regardless of family income level, in every district school building will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge each day. Students will continue to receive the same high-quality meals provided by AVI Fresh, the district’s food service partner. Families do not need to submit Free and Reduced Lunch applications.  

A la carte items will be available for purchase at the high school and middle school. Students must pay for these items with cash, check or the pre-paid balance on their Infinite Campus account. Students will not be able to “charge” for a la carte items. Correct change must be provided for a la carte purchases; any cash change will instead be credited to the student’s Infinite Campus account for future purchases.

More Information 

Infinite Campus

All parents/guardians in the CH-UH City School District are able to sign up for our student information system, Infinite Campus.
 
Infinite Campus is an extremely important tool for parents and guardians. It is the official grade book for the District, meaning that all grades are maintained in Infinite Campus rather than paper grade books for grades 3-12. K-2 parents can benefit by signing on as well, because the system also allows you to check your student’s attendance, assignments, and academic progress. It is an excellent way to communicate with your student’s teachers.
 
Families are also encouraged to update their contact information in Infinite Campus in order to receive important school and emergency-related information. Families must "opt-in" to receive these messages via phone call or text message.
 
The activation process is quick and easy and, once completed, you’ll be able to follow your child’s progress throughout the year. You can get your activation code when you register your student or from the school office. The CH-UH Data Department also creates Infinite Campus accounts for parents/guardians who request them. If you do not already have an account and would like one, please fill out this Google Form. You will be notified by email when your account is created. 

Parent Annual Update
All parents/guardians are asked to update the information in Infinite Campus that was formerly collected on required forms at the start of school (Emergency Medical form, Media Release, "Blue Card," etc.). Follow these instructions to complete the annual update.

Transportation

Bus information and routes will be mailed to families in mid-August. This information includes your student's AM and PM bus numbers and pickup location. Families can also log on to the Versatrans E-Link Portal to check busing information.

Download the updated Bus Rules and Responsibilities. For more information, visit the Transportation page. Use the District's Bus Eligibility Tool to determine if your child is eligible for busing. When using the tool, it is recommended that you fill out all of the fields in the portal including your complete address with suffix and zip code.
 
Bike racks are available at all schools for students and staff who travel to school by bicycle.
 
Heights High School Transportation Information
 
RTA Bus Transportation 
RTA bus tickets will be available for Heights High students in the school’s main office for a discounted price of $1.75/ride. Students can purchase tickets beginning 30 minutes before school and also after school – for the 30 minutes after 8th period ends.
 
The RTA Plan a Trip feature helps transit users plan a trip from any address to Heights High, which is located at 13263 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights.
 
Student Parking Passes  
Reserved student automobile parking is available in the parking lot across Cedar Road from the school in the Cleveland Heights city owned lot. Passes can be purchased in the main office from Ms. Holland and are $34.50/semester. 
 
Bicycle Parking
Bike racks are located near the main entrance (east facing) and include one covered bike rack.

Student Code of Conduct

Each school in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has adopted a Student Code of Conduct (SCOC). The SCOC for every building is available for download below.

Roxboro Middle 
 
Student Code of Conduct Community Overview sessions will be held virtually on August 17, 18, 30 and 31 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each session will run 30 minutes.

Dial-in information for all sessions: (US) +1 442-242-3617 PIN: 343 909 900#

If you have questions regarding the SCOC, please fill out and submit the Google Form specific to you, via the links below:
 

Physical Education (P.E.) Waiver Application

School districts have the authority to excuse students from all high school physical education requirements if they participate in district-sponsored interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two seasons, or an approved Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program for two years. With this policy, the board would not require the student to complete any physical education courses as a condition to graduate. However, the student will be required to earn one-half unit of credit, in another course of study to meet graduation requirements.
 
Procedure for Documenting Physical Education Course Exemptions:
  • 1. Students should complete this online CH-UH Physical Education Waiver Application by the following dates. This application must be submitted each year.
    • Fall – September 10, 2021
    • Winter – December 17, 2021
    • Spring – March 18, 2022
  • 2. At the end of the season, the Athletic Department will verify with the coach/advisor that students who completed Waiver Applications have completed a full season. The school counselor will ensure that the student’s transcript is updated to reflect successful completion of the PE waiver.
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