All-Calls from CES Starting 3/13/20

The following list contains the content of all all-calls regarding remote instruction and the pickup of classroom materials beginning on March 13, 2020:

4/7/2020, 10:05 am:

Camp Nuhop (5th Grade Students and Parents)

Hello, this is Mike Moody, 5th grade principal.  I am calling to let you know that unfortunately we had to make the decision to cancel Camp Nuhop for May of this year.  However, we are working with Camp Nuhop and the Middle School to secure dates for next Spring when your child would be able to attend as a 6th grade student.  We anticipate that this would coincide with next year’s 5th grade Camp Nuhop trip.  It is difficult for the district to process refunds at this time because our treasurer’s office is unable to process paper checks during the stay-at-home order.  We want to reassure you that the money you have paid will be refunded when the stay-at-home order is lifted, or you can choose to have that money applied to next year’s Camp Nuhop trip.  There will be more information about how to receive a refund or choose for your money to be applied to next year’s trip once the stay-at-home order is lifted.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 330-302-0101.  Our office hours are currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm, and we will return any messages during those hours.  Thank you, be safe, and have a good day.

3/13/2020, 5:30 pm:

Good evening, this is Mike Moody and Karen Martin and we want to talk to you about two important things that parents will need to pick up on Monday, March 16th, for your child’s on-line instruction. The first is the instructional materials your child’s teacher has prepared. This will be available in your child’s classroom at the elementary school from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please enter through the main office doors. 

The second item is for those who have called in and indicated they do not have a computer, chromebook, notebook, smartphone or tablet at home and need to borrow one from the school.  The distribution for chromebooks will occur that same day, March 16th, at the high school from the hours of 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. If you have not already made a request through the elementary school office to borrow a chromebook, you need to do so before coming to pick up a device so that we know how many to prepare. Remember, if you have a device at home you do not need to pick up a chromebook. 

To reiterate, all students need the instructional materials from the elementary. Only those who have made arrangements to pick up a chromebook need to go to the High School. If you have questions please call 330-302-0101. These instructions will also be published on the elementary blog and the Cloverleaf district website. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

3/13/2020, 11:00 am: Good Morning, this is Mike Moody… and Karen Martin, Cloverleaf Elementary Principals.  We are calling to let you know that we will be in communication with you frequently over the next few weeks and the content of all of our all-call communications will be available on our cloverleaf elementary blog and the district website.  Your children’s teachers are already hard at work developing quality instruction for your students to begin online or with hard copies for the week of March 30th.  To prepare our students for this instruction, we need to know if our families do not have internet or device access.

For the online instruction, families will need basic internet access at home through wifi, a modem, or a phone hot spot.  Many devices will work with the type of instruction we are planning, including computers, chromebooks, tablets, and smart phones.  If you do not have any type of internet access at home, or if you do not have access to one of the devices we’ve listed, then we are asking you to call the school at 330-302-0101.  For families with no internet access we will provide hard copies of the developed instructional materials.  For families without devices, we will provide a device for your students to use.  Again, if you do not have access to either the internet or a device, please call the school at 330-302-0101 and let us know so we can make plans for your child’s instruction.  Pickup for all materials for elementary students, including devices, will take place on Monday, March 16th.  We will have another all-call later today with pickup information.  Thank you, and have a good day.

Upcoming OST Testing Dates

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students will be taking Language Arts and Math state tests this spring.  Fifth Grade students will also take the Science OST.  The following schedule may be helpful for parents of third, fourth, and fifth grade students in planning around state testing dates:

April 14th and 15th: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Language Arts I and II Tests.

April 21st and 22nd: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Math I and II Tests.

April 28th and 29th: 5th Grade Science I and II Tests.

These tests are typically scheduled for morning sessions and are typically made-up over the following few days for students who miss a test.  If you have any questions about Ohio State Tests, please call the office at 330-302-0101.

Devices, Texting, and Phone Calls

We have noticed an increase in the number of students with cell phones, smart watches, and other devices that are turned on and are being used to communicate with parents during the school day.  We would like to ask that parents refrain from communicating with their children through these devices during the school day, as it is a distraction in the classroom and puts students in a position where they are breaking building guidelines and school board policy.  If you need to relay an important message to your child, please call the office at 330-302-0101.

Support Kyle Juszczyk and the Cloverleaf High School Student Leadership Team

 

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Cloverleaf graduate, and San Francisco 49ers Fullback, Kyle Juszczyk will be playing in Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2nd.  To help show our support for Kyle and to help raise money for the Cloverleaf High School Student Leadership Team, we would like to share a t-shirt fundraiser opportunity with you.  The Student Leadership Team is working with A-1 Sports in Wadsworth to bring you two custom t-shirt options, with all proceeds going to the Student Leadership Team.  The Cloverleaf schools are also planning to include the shirts as part of a spirit day for next Friday, January 31st.  Shirt orders are due by Monday, January 27th, and we are hoping shirts will be completed and delivered to the schools by the afternoon of Thursday, January 30th so students can wear their shirts on Friday and perhaps be part of a video message we send to Kyle to show him support from his hometown.  If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please visit the link below.  Thank you, and Go Colts!… and 49ers.

You can view the shirts and place an order HERE.

Cold and Flu Season Is Upon Us

The Cloverleaf Elementary nurse and staff are eager to partner with parents to reduce illness this winter.  As student absences due to the common cold and influenza increase, we want to share some tips with families and some reminders regarding school policies.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the best way to prevent the spread of illness is to practice good hand hygiene, including washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer.  We have been reminding students to wash their hands, cough and sneeze into their arms (instead of into their hands), and to let their teachers know if they are not feeling well.  Please remember students with fevers should stay home for at least 24 hours after they are able to be fever-free without a fever-reducing medication.  The nursing section of the Cloverleaflocal.org website is a great resource for answering all of your school-related nursing and health questions.  You can access the nurse section by visiting the Cloverleaflocal.org website, clicking on “parents” and then “nurse,” or you can click HERE.

Please also see the article below from our school nurse regarding children and the flu:

Tips From the School Nurse: 

Help Keep Your Child Healthy And Flu-Free

With flu season upon us, it is important that we work together to keep our children healthy.  Viruses spread easily among children in schools, and families with school-age children have more infections than others, with an average of one-third of these family members infected each year.  By keeping our children flu-free, we benefit the community as a whole. You can help prevent the spread of flu or help your child get better if he/she does get sick by following a few simple steps:  

  • If possible, you and your child should get a flu shot 
  • Remind your child to cover his/her nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing and dispose of the tissue immediately
  • Have your child wash his/her hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and shared items at least once a day
  • Ensure that bathrooms are stocked with soap, hand towels and tissues
  • Teach your child not to touch his/her mouth, nose and eyes
  • If your child is sick and has a fever, keep him/her at home to prevent the spread If you are concerned about your child’s flu symptoms, call your doctor early.  Common symptoms of flu include high fever, severe headache, muscle and body aches, exhaustion, and dry cough. Additionally, children often exhibit other flu symptoms that are rare in adults, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  
  • Refer to the “NURSE” section at the Cloverleaf Local Schools website for more information on when your child is able to return to school.

Mrs. Heinrich to Teach Ukulele Lesson on WKYC Channel 3

Mrs. Heinrich, one of the two music teachers at CES, is expected to appear on the the WKYC Channel 3 news segment, “Live on Lakeside,” with hosts Hollie Strano and Alexa Lee on Monday, December 30th around 11:20.  Mrs. Heinrich will be discussing the ukulele as an instrument that might be fun to learn in the new year.  She will likely be teaching the hosts a song in the segment that is scheduled for five minutes.

Mrs. Heinrich is involved in different professional music organizations and activities outside of her role as a CES music teacher, and has even created youtube videos, like this Recorder Beatbox video, to help other music educators.  Mrs. Heinrich was named the 2019 Medina County Teacher of the Year (formally called the Homer B. Smith Teacher of Excellence Award).  We are very proud of Mrs. Heinrich for her professional accomplishments, and we are proud to call her a Colt!  Please consider watching the segment on Monday, as your children may get a kick out of seeing one of their music teachers on television, and who knows, you might even decide to give the ukulele a try.

WANTED Cloverleaf Class of 2033

If your child, or a child you know, will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020, Cloverleaf Elementary invites you and your child to join us for Ready to ROCK.  Ready to ROCK (Readiness Opportunities for Cloverleaf Kindergarten) is a series of 5 evenings focused on starting Kindergarten with confidence!

Students and their parents will become familiar with the building and classrooms, learn to play educational games, work with technology, and become familiar with classmates and school staff.  Each night families will take home materials to continue the fun and learning at home.

All sessions are from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

January 8, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

April 8, 2020

May 13, 2020

To register or have your questions answered, 

contact Cloverleaf Elementary at 330-302-0101

2019 parents said the best part of Ready to ROCK was:

“Getting my child used to the building. He was nervous about kindergarten and now he is not.”

“It helps kids with separation anxiety – get ready for school.”

“Great ideas for how to work with my child to prepare for Kindergarten and the opportunity to introduce my child to the school.”

“It made me feel more comfortable with kindergarten, seeing where everything was, what he’ll be doing, and that he was comfortable as well.”

“Getting to know what to expect for kindergarten and making her more comfortable coming in.”

“He loved the fly swatter letter game and the free books.”

“The variety of academic activities and where our child should be by August.”