COVID-19 Information


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

COVID-19 Information

Request For Emotional Support

The District understands that some students may need additional emotional support during this extended closure. Students and concerned family members may request additional emotional support by completing the Request for Emotional Support Form. The form will be shared with the appropriate individual to contact the families.
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How to Watch Virtual Board Meetings

Apr. 2, 2020 -- In order to maintain safe physical distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the CH-UH Board of Education will hold its public meetings via Google Hangouts Meet beginning with the April 7 meeting. Community members will still have the opportunity to offer public comment and watch the meeting live. More +
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District Creating Parent Infinite Campus Accounts By Request

Apr. 9, 2020 -- The CH-UH Data Department is creating Infinite Campus accounts for parents/guardians who request them. More +
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Social-Emotional & Basic Needs Surveys Available For PreK-12 Students

July 27, 2020 -- CH-UH City School District counselors and social workers are busy planning for the 2020-2021 school year. To help them best prepare, PreK-12 students are asked to complete a needs assessment survey. More +
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District Presents Updated Draft School Reopening Plans, FAQs

July 22, 2020 -- At the July 21 Board of Education work session, the Board received updated school reopening plans from District administrators. More +
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Message to Families From Superintendent Kirby - July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020 -- In this letter to CH-UH families, Superintendent Kirby shares that the blended model of instruction has been added back as an option for K-5 students. More +
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District Presents Draft School Reopening Plan to Board of Education

July 8, 2020 -- During the monthly regular Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, CH-UH administrators shared draft plans for the return to school. More +
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District Collecting Families' Instructional Model Choices Through July 24

July 9, 2020 -- Through July 24, the CH-UH City School District is collecting families' learning model preferences for their students. More +
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Weekly Free Produce Program Extended Through July 30

June 30, 2020 -- Thanks to additional federal grant funding, the weekly free produce giveaway in CH-UH has been extended through July 30. More +
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Changes To Meal Pickup Locations Beginning July 6

June 16, 2020 -- Beginning Monday, July 6, the Board of Education and Oxford Elementary will no longer serve as pickup locations for free breakfast and lunch. More +
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Proposed Academic Calendar Changes For 2020-2021

June 19, 2020 -- In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CH-UH Calendar Committee is recommending several changes to the Board of Education related to the academic calendar. More +

No Free Produce Pickup June 18, Chicken Available Courtesy GFS

June 12, 2020 -- Due to supply chain issues outside of the District's control, the Farmers to Families free produce pickup has been canceled for Thursday, June 18. Instead, Gordon Food Service has offered to donate chicken tenders for patrons. More +
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District K-12 Families Receiving Pandemic EBT Cards

June 8, 2020 -- The federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides SNAP benefits to children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Because the District participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, each K-12 student enrolled in CH-UH Schools is eligible for the program. More +
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Video: Roxboro Elementary Choir Performs Virtually

May 19, 2020 -- Roxboro Elementary School 4th & 5th grade students were just 6 days away from performing their school musical that they worked hard to create all school year. When schools closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, students created a virtual choir performance to represent all of their hard work. More +
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Letter #6 to the Class of 2020 - Graduation Details, Chromebook Return, Parade

June 1, 2020 -- More information for the Class of 2020 about the Graduation Ceremony, Chromebook Return, and the Parade. More +
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Extended Closure Survey #2 For Families

May 29, 2020 -- The CH-UH City School District wants to learn more about our students' and families' school experiences during the extended closure. Your answers will assist us in better understanding how to support you and your students as we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year. More +

Weekly Free Produce Pickup at Heights High May 28-June 25

May 26, 2020 -- The District has been chosen to receive 200,000 pounds of produce to give to our families and community members, thanks to the Farmers to Families program.   More +
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Letter #5 to the Class of 2020 - Graduation Ceremony

May 19, 2020 -- The Class of 2020 will have a staggered attendance graduation ceremony on June 8 - 12 where they will wear their cap and gown receive a diploma.  More +

Middle School Item Pickup Procedure/Schedule

May 13, 2020 -- The District is providing the opportunity for families to pick up items from the buildings such as medicine, instruments, jackets, boots, lunch boxes, textbooks or student workbooks, and any other instructional materials left in desks or lockers. More +
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Letter #4 to the Class of 2020

May 13, 2020 -- A message from the Administrative Team to the Class of 2020. More +
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High School Item Pickup Procedure/Schedule

May 13, 2020 -- The District is providing the opportunity for families to pick up items from the buildings such as medicine, instruments, jackets, boots, lunch boxes, textbooks or student workbooks, and any other instructional materials left in desks or lockers. More +
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District To Lose $1.4 Million In State Funding Before End of School Year

May 12, 2020 -- On May 5, Governor Mike DeWine announced a $775 million reduction in state spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this, $300 million are in cuts to state funding for Ohio’s schools. According to the Office of Budget Management, the CH-UH City School District will shoulder $1.4 million of those cuts. More +
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Facebook Live With Superintendent Kirby, MetroHealth This Week

May 11, 2020 -- The District will host a Facebook Live with Superintendent Kirby on Wednesday and one with MetroHealth on Thursday. More +
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City of University Heights Recognizing Its High School Seniors

May 8, 2020 -- High school seniors living in University Heights are invited to participate in the City's Senior Spotlight program. More +
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Elementary School Item Pickup May 13-15

May 8, 2020 -- From May 13-15, elementary school families will be able to pick up their children's belongings that were left at school. More +
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Virtual Kindergarten Information Nights May 14-21

May 7, 2020 -- CH-UH elementary schools will host online Kindergarten Information Nights for interested families beginning on May 14. More +
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Cap and Gown Pickup May 11

May 5, 2020 -- Cap and gown pickup for the class of 2020 is on Monday, May 11. More +
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Letter from Heights Administration on Senior Year Events

May 1, 2020 -- In a letter to Heights Class of 2020 students and families, Superintendent Liz Kirby details the latest news on graduation and prom. More +

District Staff To Call All Families Beginning May 1

Apr. 30, 2020 -- The District is launching a phone bank initiative in which each of our families will receive a phone call from a staff member. Calls will begin on Friday, May 1. More +
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Tier 3 Extended Closure Academic Plan

Apr. 16, 2020 -- Today, we began implementing Tier 3 of our extended closure academic plan. Administrators, specialists and teacher leaders have been working to finalize details of the plan, which can be viewed here. More +
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Tiger Nation PE Teacher Encourages Physical Activity at Home

Apr. 15, 2020 -- Roxboro Elementary Physical Education teacher Vince Nemeth encourages students to be physically active while at home. See fun Infographic for ideas. More +
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Middle School Teachers Share Well-Wishes With Students

Apr. 14, 2020 -- Teachers and staff at Monticello and Roxboro middle schools tell their students how much they miss them and share encouragement through videos. More +
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Letter #3 to Class of 2020 - Graduation Ceremony Rescheduled

Apr. 14, 2020 -- Letter #3 to the Class of 2020. More +
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Letter to Families Regarding Tier 3 Learning Plan

Apr. 13, 2020 -- In this letter from Superintendent Kirby and the CH-UH Educational Services Team, families can learn what to expect regarding the Tier 3 Extended Closure Plan.  More +
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Lake Erie Ink: Weekday Online Communities

Apr. 7, 2020 -- During this time of social distancing and staying at home, Lake Erie Ink is sustaining its identity as a writing “space” for youth though a free program series run entirely on online spaces!  Be Creative and be in community! More +
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Letter #2 to Class of 2020

Apr. 3, 2020 -- A message from the Heights High Principals to the Class of 2020. More +

Extended Closure Survey For Families

Apr. 3, 2020 -- The CH-UH City School District wants to learn more about our students' academic experiences during the school closure thus far. Your answers will assist us in better understanding how to support you and your students as we move forward. More +
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Support Resources from HHS Social Workers

Apr. 1, 2020 -- The Heights High Social Workers have created a Heights High Support Resources website with mental health and medical resources for teens and adults. More +

Letter To Families From Superintendent: Extended Closure Survey, Facebook Live, More

Apr. 1, 2020 -- Superintendent Liz Kirby shares details on the extended closure plans, EdChoice, Issue 26 and ongoing communication with families. More +
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Virtual Office Hours for Heights High Staff

Mar. 31, 2020 -- Heights High teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, and the school nurse will hold virtual  for an hour twice a week. More +
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Blood Drives At Wiley Building In April

Mar. 30, 2020 -- The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives at the Wiley campus on March 31 and on several days in April by appointment. More +
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A Spring Message From Superintendent Kirby

Mar. 25, 2020 -- It's at this time of year that I'd typically write to welcome in the spring season and update you on District happenings. This is still that letter, it's just written under much different circumstances for us all. More +
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MetroHealth Offers Medical Support For District Families

Mar. 25, 2020 -- As a District partner, MetroHealth is offering prescription deliveries, telehealth visits and more for CH-UH families during the COVID-19 outbreak. More +
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Enrichment Materials & District Reading Challenge

Mar. 24, 2020 -- Have you finished your teacher's assignments and are now looking for more things to do? The CH-UH Curriculum & Instruction Team has developed a website with lots of supplemental enrichment activities. More +

Zagara's Marketplace Added To Meal Pickup Sites

Mar. 23, 2020 -- Zagara's Marketplace in Cleveland Heights will serve as an additional meal pickup spot each weekday beginning Wednesday, March 25. Pickup time there will begin at 1:30 p.m. More +

Chromebook Pickup Opportunity March 25

Mar. 20, 2020 -- The District will offer an additional opportunity for students to borrow Chromebooks (one per family) on Wednesday, March 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Monticello Middle School. More +
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Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar. 20, 2020 -- Late yesterday afternoon, we learned that a Board of Education staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently resting and self-quarantining at home. More +
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Heights High Alumna, Early Childhood Expert Interviewed on CNN

Mar. 19, 2020 -- Heights High Alumna (’82), CH-UH Hall of Fame Inductee (2018), and early childhood expert Dr. Tovah Klein was interviewed on CNN’s “How To Talk To Your Children About Coronavirus.” Watch the full clip here. More +
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Letter to the Senior Class of 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 -- Dear Members of the Class of 2020, the Administrative Team feels that it is very important for us to communicate with you because we are certain you have many questions about what lies ahead of you for the remainder of the 2020 school year. At this time, we don’t have all the answers, but be assured that as information becomes available, you will be informed.

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Message #7 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19 - Academic Plan

Mar. 18, 2020 -- In this letter, Superintendent Kirby shares the academic plan for the extended closure, a reminder about meal pickup, and the Election Day date change. More +
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In-Person Election Day Canceled

Mar. 17, 2020 (updated Mar. 26, 2020) -- The March 17 in-person Election Day was canceled due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19. There will be no traditional in-person Election Day, so Ohioans will be casting their primary ballots through the mail. More +
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Student Usernames/Passwords On IC Parent Portal

Mar. 16, 2020 -- A Student Technology tab is now available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so that parents/guardians can assist their students with logging into Google during the extended period of time away from school. More +
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Details On Meal Pickup During Closure (Note Time Change)

Mar. 15, 2020 -- During the COVID-19 school closure, many of our children may face food insecurity. Our food service partner, AVI Food Systems, has created a plan for meal distribution. More +
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College Fair Postponed

March 14, 2020 -- A rescheduled date for the College Fair is to be determined.
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Message #6 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19

Mar. 13, 2020 -- Superintendent Kirby issues an update on plans for the upcoming school closure, meal distribution, Chromebook checkout and more. More +
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Upcoming School Closure Due to COVID-19 (Message #5)

Mar. 12, 2020 -- Late this afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a mandated, minimum 3-week closure for all Ohio schools due to COVID-19. According to the Governor and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, this must be done to slow this pandemic down. More +
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Message #4 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19

Mar. 11, 2020 -- After much deliberation and discussion, District leaders have decided to cancel all classes for students on Tuesday, March 17 to allow teachers and administrators a day to work through plans for online and at-home learning. All staff are expected to report to work. Most school building-based events and local field trips are also canceled through March 29. More +
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Message #3 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19

Mar. 11, 2020 -- Superintendent Kirby shares the latest information from CH-UH Schools regarding COVID-19. More +
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Message #2 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19

Mar. 10, 2020 -- Regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Superintendent Kirby shares additional precautions our district is taking to ensure our students and staff remain healthy. More +
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Message #1 From Superintendent Kirby On COVID-19

Feb. 29, 2020 -- Regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Superintendent Kirby shares the precautions our district is taking to ensure our students and staff remain healthy. More +

District Academic Plan for Closure

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Chromebook/Tech Help

Technology Support Line: 216-397-5910

Internet Access Offers

WiFi at Heights Libraries

Free WiFi is available 24/7 from the parking lot of each library in the Heights Libraries system. Patrons may park in the lot to use the service, no password required.

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