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    PARENTS SURVEY REGARDING RE-OPENING - PLEASE FILL OUT!

    Click HERE to fill out survey.
    Survey will close 7/19/2020


    Dear Maple Heights Families,

    Last week on Thursday, July 2nd, Governor DeWine provided his long awaited Ohio schools reopening guidance.  As recently as this past weekend both President Trump and the CDC have weighed in on their recommendations and additional guidance for school reopening.  While we are concerned that guidance and rules from key decision makers may continue to change over the next few weeks to a month, we are in a spot where we must begin to formalize our plans for opening up school for next year.  I wanted to share with you our tentative timeline to make that decision.   As we have learned over the past three months, these plans may need to change at a moment’s notice as guidance continues to change.  


    Prior to today:
    We have received increasing guidance from the governor, ODE, ODH, CCBH, NE Ohio ESC and other entities over the past three months regarding possibilities for opening.  Our staff has continually used this guidance, and through feedback worked to create beginning drafts of a full remote, full return and  hybrid opening scenarios (there are many variations of these hybrid openings). Our Board of Education has reviewed potential options for reopening this past weekend to eliminate plans that will not best meet the needs of our students, families and community, so that we can concentrate on ones that will.


    Week of July 13-19th
    Meetings will be held throughout the week with administration, a parent sub-committee, MOST leadership, and MHTA leadership to more thoroughly vet the plan(s) that best meet our students’ and their families’ needs, and best consider our staff’s  needs.

    A parent survey will be placed on our website and parents will be asked through our all call system to provide feedback about what their preferences are with reopening, and to assist in determining the number of students at each grade level who will opt into “remote only” learning in the Fall.


    Week of July 20-24th
    Parent Feedback will be used to fine tune the work of the groups from the previous week to formalize our school reopening plan.  We anticipate our reopening plan will be announced by July 24th.
     

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this process to ensure everyone’s safety. 
     

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Charlie Keenan
    Superintendent, Maple Heights City Schools

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PARTNERSHIP BRINGS CAREER PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAPLE HEIGHTS RESIDENTS

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Contact: Superintendent’s Office
216-587-6100, Ext. 3002


PARTNERSHIP BRINGS CAREER PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAPLE HEIGHTS RESIDENTS
Program starting this fall unites Tri-C, Urban League of Greater Cleveland and Maple Heights city and schools

 

          Academic and career guidance will be offered to Maple Heights residents over the next year through a pilot program between Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®and community partners.

          The program is designed to help residents in the city select a career path and find the training needed for employment in their chosen field. The goal is to connect people to jobs with family-sustaining wages and high growth potential.

          The College is collaborating on the project with Maple Heights City Schools, the City of Maple Heights and the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.

          “Education and workforce training opens the door to opportunity,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C. “The College is committed to meeting the community where they live to change lives and put a better future within reach.”

          The program’s first session begins this fall at Maple Heights High School, with additional sessions later in the year. The plan is to enroll up to 20 adults in the inaugural course. The enrollment focus is on young parents and recent high school graduates.

           “Our school district is deeply invested in not just the lifelong success of our students, but in the success of everyone in our community,” said Charlie Keenan, superintendent of Maple Heights schools. “This partnership will create opportunities and pathways to success for everyone.”

          The course is being created by the College and the Urban League, which will collaborate to develop a curriculum that targets career exploration. Sessions will also cover basic skills needed to turn job training into job offers.  Upon completion of the course, graduates will have the opportunity to continue their education and training at Tri-C or through Urban League programs.

           “There is an interconnectedness between education and workforce development,” said Marsha Mockabee, president and CEO of the Urban League. “Our goal is to create permeable boundaries between these areas to empower the community and change lives.”

          The program reflects the College’s commitment to partnerships and the values and mission of each organization. A signing ceremony to establish the program is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the media center at Maple Heights High School.

          Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell views the program as a way to grow talent in the city.  “Our residents will be able to expand their career opportunities through this partnership, leading to better jobs with better pay,” Blackwell said. “The success they find will help improve the quality of life in Maple Heights while strengthening households and the overall community.”

 

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