• School Closings/Delays:

    FACE TO FACE SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH JUNE 4th, 2020 

     

    Dear Maple Heights Students, Parents and Families,

    Governor Mike DeWine has announced that all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.   We know the Governor’s order 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, remote learning will continue. 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 students earn grades for the 4th nine weeks and work to pass courses?
    Please click HERE to review the grading procedures that will be in place during these unprecedented times.  It is critical that students keep up with work through the end of this school year.

    How will Maple Heights Food Services continue?
    Student meals will continue to 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.  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 working to develop a plan which will best honor our students under the given circumstances.  Both the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department of Education are encouraging virtual graduations at this time..   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 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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IMPORTANT NEWS - GRADING INFORMATION

Important

The Maple Heights City School District believes that the health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance.  

We recognize that remote instruction does not replace the high-quality instruction that comes with personal interaction between and among students and staff in our physical classrooms.

We have designed online learning classrooms for students in grades 4-12.  We have mailed packets home to students in grades Pre-K-3rd grade for the fourth grading period.

We further recognize that grading policies need to align with this temporary form of instruction.  

 

Students in grades K-3will receive Pass/Incomplete grades for the fourth quarter based upon completion of assignments in the learning packet that was mailed home.  Parents will upload assignments through Remind or some other type of technological tool.

*For any who was in danger of failing a course during the first three quarters of the year, it is imperative that he or she completes and submits the work provided for feedback from the teacher.  If parent/student is struggling to understand the work, please reach out to teacher through Remind/Email/Phone.

 

Student in grades 4-8* will receive Pass/Incomplete grades for fourth quarter based upon completion/submission of online assignments/assessments. Students will have extended time and teachers will be flexible with deadlines to complete missing assignments. Teachers will work closely with families of students who have not submitted assignments and/or who are struggling to complete the work.

*It is imperative for any student who was at risk of failing a course during the first three grading periods to complete and submit the fourth quarter assignments.  If a parent/student is struggling to understand the assignment(s) teachers are available during office hours in google classroom, via email, or through the Remind app to provide assistance.

Summer intervention is still undecided at this point but may be offered online for credit recovery for middle students who qualify.

Third quarter grades will remain as recorded unless students submit the first packet that was distributed on March 16, 2020.  If students submit the first packet which represents one week of work from the third nine-week grading period, teachers will grade the packet and consider the work as a possible means of improving the third quarter grade. Students have until April 25, 2020 to submit this work. After April 30, 2020, the 3rd quarter grades will be final, and no changes will be made.

 

Students in grades 9-12 will receive traditional grades for the fourth quarter/final grades.  Teachers will record, in Progressbook, 1-2 grades weekly.  Students will receive feedback and support as well as extended deadlines for completion of assignments. Teachers will work closely with families of students who have not submitted assignments and/or who are struggling to complete the work.

Students’ third quarter grades will stand. Students do have the option of submitting the completed work from the learning packet which was sent home on March 16th.  This packet represents one week of the nine- week grading period. Teachers will grade submitted material and consider the work as a possible means of improving the third quarter grade. Students have until April 25, 2020 to submit this work. After April 30, 2020, the 3rd quarter grades will be final, and no changes will be made.

 

Coaches/Athletic Director will provide support and information to underclass athletes about Fall Athletics Eligibility.  





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