Cloverleaf Elementary School classrooms will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 12th. In an abundance of caution, to ensure everyone’s safety, we will be instituting some changes for this year. Students will be able to share prepackaged, individually wrapped, store bought candy and food items, but they must be brought to school by Tuesday, February 9th. Additionally, students can bring Valentine’s cards to pass out to classmates, but they must brought in by Tuesday, February 9th as well. Our intention is for these items to sit in the classroom for three days before they are handled by other students. We will not be allowing any outside visitors for the classroom parties this year.
Again, we realize we are acting with an abundance of caution, but we would like all of our students and their families to feel as safe as possible with our Valentine’s Day plans for this year while still allowing parties to occur. Your child’s teacher will give you more specific details in the coming days regarding the exact procedures and plans for your child’s classroom. Thank you in advance for your understanding of these changes.
Good Evening, this is Michael Moody, Co-Principal at Cloverleaf Elementary School. I am calling with a few reminders for students who are returning to in-person learning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19th. If your child is not returning to school and is enrolled in the Colts Online Learning Academy, you do not need to hear this message.
We want to remind our returning students’ families of the following items:
- If you borrowed a wireless hot spot from the school district, you can send them back with any packaging or in a ziploc bag with your children on Tuesday the 19th. Otherwise you can bring them into the office.
- All students should charge their chromebooks before returning to school, and students in grades Kindergarten through 4th should bring their charging cords back to school with them on Tuesday. We are going to pilot the same one-to-one chromebook program from the middle school with our 5th grade students, so 5th grade students can leave their chargers at home as they will be able to transport their chromebooks back and forth between home and school for the remainder of the year.
- Students should bring back all of their art and classroom supplies, including workbooks, textbooks, and any other supplies sent home for remote instruction.
- We will have outside recess as the weather permits, so students will need to bring winter coats.
- Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students for the remainder of the year.
- Finally, we will continue to use the PikMyKid program for dismissal. If your student is returning from COLA, you will be able to pick-up your PikMyKid cards for your children at the curbside when you drop them off on Tuesday or you can pick them up in the office during the day.
All of this information can be found on the school blog at cloverleaf-elementary.com
Thank you and have a good evening.
This is Karen Martin co-principal for Cloverleaf Elementary. The purpose of my call
is to let you know we will be having a pick up for materials on Tuesday, January 5th
from 8 AM to 5 PM. This pick up is for students who are in remote learning. Your
teacher will let you know if you need to pick anything up from the school before
then. Any student who is coming to school on January 6th for their remote learning
does not need to have their materials picked up. We will have the materials for
them at the school. The pickup will be in the cafeteria at the elementary. You can
enter from the main event doors by the cafeteria. Please come in the driveway off
of Friendsville Road. Again, pickup will be Tuesday, January 5th from 8 to 5 for any
child who is in remote learning at home and their teacher tells you they need
more materials. We hope you and your family had a wonderful break and happy
New Year. Take care.
The following is the full text from Mrs. Martin’s all call on the afternoon of Friday, November 20th:
This is Karen Martin, Co-principal of Cloverleaf Elementary. You should have received an all call message from Dr. Kubilus yesterday, explaining that Face-to-Face students would remain in remote instruction until at least January 4th. In preparation for our extended remote instruction time, many teachers need to provide additional materials to their students, and we also need to provide materials to the students returning from the Colts Online Learning Academy to remote instruction. In order to prepare, we will need Monday, November 23rd to gather materials for distribution. Your child’s teacher will let you know if they will be having google meets that day or just independent work. Each teacher will have different expectations that day depending on their needs. On Tuesday, November 24th we will have a materials pick up from 8 AM to 5 PM in the Elementary Cafeteria. Please plan to use the bus parking lot and enter through the event doors. Materials will be placed by grade level and homeroom teacher. Your child’s teacher will let you know if there are materials that need to be picked up. You must wear a mask when entering the building and there will be hand sanitizer available. This all call will also be posted on our blog at cloverleaf-elementary.com. As always please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.
There are three different picture updates we would like to share with our families:
- All Students: With school currently being in a remote format, the picture retakes for Thursday, November 19 are cancelled and will be rescheduled after we return to face-to-face instruction.
- COLA Students: If you have not picked up your fall pictures yet, they are still available in the CES office for pickup on weekdays between 9:00-2:00.
- Father-Daughter Dance: If you have not picked up your Father-Daughter Dance pictures from last winter, they are available for pickup in the CES office on weekdays between 9:00-2:00.
Cloverleaf Elementary School has been working hard to prepare for remote instruction, and we have made final updates to our plan that differ significantly from last spring. Please review the plan below as it will be implemented starting Monday, November 9th.
*Please note that students in our Colts Online Learning Academy will continue to learn virtually in the online academy. Students who opted back in to in-person instruction will continue in the Colts Online Learning Academy until after Thanksgiving break. If we are still in remote instruction at that time, then those who opted to return to in-person instruction would transition to out CES Remote Instruction with a regular classroom teacher. More information will go out about this over the next couple weeks.
Please open the PDF file below regarding changes to this week’s Halloween Parties.
As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county and state have risen over the past month, the possibility of our district moving to remote instruction as a result of the state’s Public Health Advisory System becomes more likely. If Medina county were to move to level 3 (red), and we were to be in “high incidence” (100+ confirmed cases per 100k population over a two week period), our district would move to remote instruction. Consequently, our students would need to have chromebooks, laptops, or compatible computers at home to participate in remote instruction. To make this process as efficient for K-5 parents as possible, we would like to send chromebooks home with K-5 students if parents give permission in advance. To effectively give permission for chromebooks to come home with students, parents need to complete the linked form below once for each child AND complete the Technology Agreement through the Back to School Portal (if you have not already done so).
The next update to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System will be this Thursday, October 29th, at 2:00. If you want your child to bring home a chromebook in the event that this next update moves the district into remote instruction, then you need to complete the permission form below for each of your children before Thursday.
Remote Learning Chromebook Distribution Permission Form
Back to School Portal
For parents of all Colts Online Learning Academy (COLA) students, you must complete a Second Trimester COLA Opt-In/Out Form for each of your children. This form indicates your decision on whether your child will continue their online learning or if they will return to school. Please make sure you complete this form for each of your children by October 30th. We will not accept any forms after October 30th. Again, every child must have a form filled out indicating your choice even if you choose to stay online. If you do not fill out the form your child will continue their online learning path for the entire second Trimester. You can find this form below. Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.
CES Second Trimester Colts Online Learning Academy Opt-In/Out Form (Complete form for each child)
Although the state has removed the retention consequence portion of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for students who do not score at least a 683 on the Third Grade English Language Arts Ohio State Test, the state does still expect third grade students to take the Fall and Spring ELA Ohio State Test. We have made arrangements for both our in-person students and our Colts Online Learning Academy students to take the test the week of October 26th – 30th. All 3rd Grade ELA testing will be on paper for the 2020-2021 school year. The plans for both groups of students are outlined below.
In-Person Students: Our students attending school for in-person instruction will take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th with their homeroom teachers in the morning. Students will be able to participate in make-up testing on the 28th-30th if they miss school on Monday or Tuesday.
Colts Online Learning Academy Students: Our students attending school virtually will be able to take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th in the CES cafeteria. To accommodate parents and address any concerns parents might have regarding safety, we will have testing spaces in the cafeteria at tables that have been disinfected before students arrive and students will be able to sit more than six feet apart from each other. Participation in fall testing will require students to wear masks while in the building (except during mask breaks designated by the teachers facilitating the testing). Our cafeteria testing will be facilitated by Mrs. Witschey and Mrs. Roush.
Parents should plan to bring their third grade students to the building after bus arrival, between 9:15-9:30, park in the bus parking lot off of Friendsville Road, and walk their children to the event doors on the Friendsville Road side of the building. A staff member will greet you at the door and take attendance of students as they arrive. These students will then be escorted directly to the cafeteria across the hall from the event door entrance where they will be given directions and will have an opportunity to take the test. Students should be picked up by parents at 11:30 am. Students should bring something to read in case they finish early.
Our online students will also be able to participate in make-up testing the rest of the week.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the testing schedule, please email Mr. Moody at email@example.com