• School Closings/Delays:

    SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 

     

    Dear Maple Heights Students, Parents and Families,

     

    This week, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings will be closed to students until Friday, May 1, 2020.   We know the Governor’s order to close school for the next month presents a challenge to our Maple Heights City School District(MHCSD)  families. Our district is working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s education and well-being. 

     

    What does this mean for our students?

    Although the MHCSD school buildings are to remain closed until May 1st, remote learning will continue through this time period, and we will await the Governors orders on what will occur beyond the May deadline. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, provide student services and resources to the best of our ability, and distribute free meals to our students.

     

    How will remote learning continue?

    The Maple Heights City School District will continue providing remote learning options to children. Administrators are actively planning and responding to this national health crisis. Teachers are creating lesson plans and engaging with their students remotely. Teachers in grades 4 through 12 have created virtual classrooms through  Google classrooms, which include online office hours. Students in grades pre-k through 3 will continue to receive “learning packets” which will continue to be sent home to families. Teachers and building principals will be sharing remote Learning plans and expectations with parents and students on and on going basis via email or through other communication tools (i.e Class Dojo, etc).  Administrators and support staff will also be working remotely and available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 pm on weekdays via email and voicemail.

     

    How will Maple Heights Food Services continue?

    Effective Monday, April 6, student meals can be picked up at Barack Obama Elementary School or Maple Heights High School between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. or  11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except on holidays. We will no longer serve meals at Milkovich Middle School after Friday, April 3.  Food Service Department staff continue to comply with the most current health guidelines. Please continue to monitor our website for updates. 

     

    What about mental health support?

    Our professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure, and to make alternative plans if necessary. Our counselors and student support coordinators will be monitoring emails and reaching out to our families in need.

     

    What does this mean for graduation?

    Our high school administration and teachers will be working together to ensure that students in the Class of 2020 are on track to graduate. The district is waiting to receive more guidance from the Ohio Department of Education. Students who are eligible to graduate will receive their diploma and we are currently holding our graduation date and site.  Should there be an extension of the governors order, we will look at choosing a different date which will allow our seniors to have a graduation ceremony.  Know that we will work together to provide assistance and flexibility in the interest of doing what is right for our students. We will provide an update as soon as more information is available.

     

    What about state testing?

    Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill last week that waived state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, the state report cards for school buildings and districts remain unchanged for this school year. 

     

    What about services to students with disabilities?

    Our school is making a good faith effort to provide such services. If a student with a disability cannot access the alternate delivery models being offered to general education students, then the district will consult with parents and/or caregivers to determine the needs of the student and identify the most appropriate means for meeting those needs during the closure period. 

     

    Questions?

    For all questions related to your child’s assignments, please email your child’s teacher or the building principal.

     

    Please visit our website frequently for announcements, resources, and updates on Remote Learning and COVID-19. 

     

    We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. There will be bumps along the way, but your child’s teachers, counselors, building principals, and our support staff are here to work with our families to support you and your children. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate this challenging situation together. 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Charles T. Keenan
    Superintendent

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Preschool Program

for the 2019-2020 School Year
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Attention all parents of preschool age children!!

We will begin on Monday, April 29, 2019, accepting preschool applications for all regular education preschoolers for the 2019-20 school year.  We currently offer a 1/2 day ECE Program and a full-day tuition based UPK Program.  You can apply by downloading a 1/2 day preschool application and enrollment packet and/or full-day tuition based preschool enrollment packet (see below).  All applications/enrollment packets have to be submitted to the Curriculum Department with all the necessary documentation, reviewed and accepted before you can enroll your child in the program. 


*1/2 day Program: Your child needs to be 4 years old by September 30, 2019, to qualify for the program.

>1/2 day packet and enrollment packet 

 

*Full-day Tuition Program:  Your child can be 3, 4, or 5 years old as long as they do not qualify for kindergarten.

>Full day packet

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Curriculum Department at 216-587-6100, ext. 3401.
 


Information for the 2019-2020 Full-day Tuition Program.

 

 

Information for the 2019-2020 1/2 day ECE Program follows.

If you are interested in having your child attend our preschool program, please refer to the following eligibility requirements:

Enrolling your child in the preschool program is a two step process. Step one, you must complete the application form and return it with the required documentation. A copy of your child’s birth certificate and social security card, a copy of your current W-2 or pay stubs, along with the completed physical and immunization forms are required with your application. It will then be submitted to the Curriculum Office and reviewed. Step two, when your application is accepted, you will be contacted and instructed to schedule an appointment with the Curriculum Office to enroll your child. Letters will be sent to those applicants that have been denied.

Age Eligibility: Children eligible to enroll in the 1/2 day ECE Program must be four years of age by September 30, 2019 and not eligible for kindergarten. Children five (5) years of age before September 30, 2019 are considered age-eligible for Kindergarten and cannot be accepted into the preschool program. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be provided when you submit your application.

Income Eligibility: Children from families whose income is at 100% of the federal poverty level or below may attend tuition-free (please refer to guidelines that are a part of preshool application packet). Children from families whose income is between 101% and 200% of the federal poverty level may attend on a prorated tuition basis (sliding scale fee information). A copy of your current W-2 or pay stubs will need to be provided when you submit your application. Priority is also given to those children who will be enrolling in Kindergarten in the Fall 2020. Please note that if your income exceeds the 200% level on the poverty guideline chart you cannot be accepted into this program.

Transportation: The program is held at Abraham Lincoln School There are two sessions, the a.m. session is 9:00-11:30 a.m. and p.m. session is 1:15– 3:30 p.m. Parents cannot select their preferred session and transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Students who are not picked up promptly and left past the designated times will be removed from the program.

Enrollment: Our regular education preschool can accept 43 children that reside in the Maple Heights. Children not accepted at this time will be placed on a waiting list and notified in the event of a vacancy in the program. Vacancies are filled throughout the year as they may occur and will be filled with the following considerations in mind: income level, age, residence, placement on the waiting list and other relevant factors. Parents will receive notification when an opening becomes available for their child. Our preschool program is designed to give students a head start into kindergarten. Therefore, children will be expected to attend on a regular basis. Students who are absent for 10 consecutive, unexcused days or 20 unexcused days within a quarter, will be removed from the program. Special needs preschoolers will need to enroll for preschool through our Special Pupils Services office located at Maple Heights Board of Education (5740 Lawn Avenue). They can be contacted at 216.587.6100, ext. 3601.


Applications cannot be processed without proof of income. Proof of income MUST be attached to the application and the form must be signed before it will be considered. Proof of income is confidential information and is used only to verify eligibility and tuition fees. You have the right to waive your income verification; however, this is not recommended unless you are certain your family’s gross income exceeds the 200% poverty guidelines. Waiving your income will not ensure your child’s acceptance into the program.

Tuition/Fee: Tuition is required for those families over 100% of the poverty guidelines. The program has a slidng fee scale. Tuition is expected to be paid monthly, September through May. Tuition may be paid via E-Z pay (online).  Personal checks will not be accepted. Tuition not paid in a timely manner will result in the discontinuation of your child from the program.

*Upon acceptance into the program, the next step would be to complete the formal enrollment process in our district.*


If you are interested in applying, please complete and return the application, along with proof of income form signed to Jamie Milne at 5740 Lawn Avenue, Maple Heights, 44137. The Program can only accept 43 eligible students, therefore, please return your application at your earliest convenience.  ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, incomplete applications will be returned and the student will not be placed on the waiting list until we receive the requested documentation.  Once eligible students are chosen, you will receive a letter regarding the status of your application.

For further information contact Jamie Milne at 587-6100, ext. 3401 or
by email at
jamie.milne@mapleschools.com

 

 

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