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Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

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2018-2019 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 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: Monday, August 20
Kindergarten Staggered Start:
  • Last Names A-I - Monday, August 20
  • Last Names J-R - Tuesday, August 21
  • Last Names S-Z - Wednesday, August 22 
Full-Day Preschool: Monday, August 27
Half-Day and SPED Preschool: Tuesday, August 28
Download the printable 2018-2019 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.

Printable First Day of School Posters

The first day of school for CH-UH Schools is Monday, August 20. 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.

Heights High New Student Orientation & Schedule Pick-Up

Heights High will host a New Student Family Orientation meeting on Thursday, August 16, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All freshman and transfer students and their families are invited. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Freshman Principal John Fullerman and the new Administrative Principal Byron Hopkins will lead the meeting. They will talk about the academic and extracurricular opportunities at the school. The agenda will also include info about graduation requirements, academic and social supports and there will be time for questions.

Schedule pick-up is on Thursday, August 16, from 10:00 a.m. - noon, for 9th grade students and 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. All attendees will pick-up their schedule, tour the building, and receive their ID.

Heights Middle School Information

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Heights Middle School (HMS). Our staff members are excited for the opportunity to work with your family. In order to ensure that we have a smooth opening for school, we have included a list of frequently asked questions so that your family can prepare for the new school year. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact the school at (216) 320-2484. Click here to access Frequently Asked Questions for HMS families.

Kindergarten Kickoff Events

Family Connections will host Kindergarten Kickoffs at every elementary school over a two week period 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 2018 dates are as follows:
Boulevard - August 6
Canterbury - August 13
Fairfax - August 7
Gearity - August 9
Noble - August 15
Oxford - August 16
Roxboro - August 15
Each session is from 6 to 8 p.m. 
View the flyer for more information and 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 2018-2019 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 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.
It is extremely important for your child’s education that you register for the Parent Portal. 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.
For more information, visit the Infinite Campus page


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. Click here for more details.
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.

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:
    • Fall – September 3, 2018
    • Winter – December 10, 2018
    • Spring – March 18, 2019
  • 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.
Click here for complete information and to fill out the Waiver Application
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