August, 2021

 

Dear Students and Parents,

Greetings!  We hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer and are anxiously awaiting the beginning of a new school year.  With the start of the 2021/2022 school year just a few days away, the intent of this letter is to let you know of pre-opening/opening of school activities and information.

 

ATTENDANCE

ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-356-3500 X4104 (24 HOUR ANSWERING MACHINE)

ATTENDANCE: THE KEY TO YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS!  With the passage of House Bill 410,  it has become necessary to keep a detailed account of student absences to the minute.  Not only is it important  that your student arrive on time and attend school on a daily basis, your student’s success in school depends on having a solid educational background that can only be gained through regular school attendance.

If you are picking up your middle school student for any reason or dropping him/her off, please park in front of the Middle School entrance on Campus Drive and come to the Middle School  main office to sign your student in or out of school.

 

DISTRICT IS CASHLESS

Just a reminder that the district is “cashless”.  The Fairview Park City School District takes advantage of Pay For It, an online payment system to collect student fees.  Since 2011, all students and families at all buildings have been required to use Pay For It or write a personal check to pay for all fees.  No cash will be accepted.  Parents who do not have a credit card or a checking account will need to pay for their student’s fees with a cashier’s check or money order.  A link to Pay For It  appears on the district website home page: https://www.fairviewparkschools.org.

 

FEES

As in previous years, we will not be collecting student fees at the beginning of the school year.  By mid-October, we will mail each household the student fee letter.  At that time, we ask for prompt payment of fees.  All student fee accounts must be current (no past due fees owed) in order for students to be able to participate in co-curricular (ie., sports) and extra-curricular activities (i.e., NHS, Key Club, dances, etc.).  In the case of extreme hardship, please contact Mrs. Carrie Sullivan, F.A.C.E. Coordinator (440.356.3500, ext. 4117).  Please see above regarding form of payment.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school is Monday, August 30th, with all students in both the high school and middle school reporting directly and promptly to their Homeroom by 8:35 a.m. to pick up their schedules and other information that will be handed out and  then proceed to 2nd period class.  (please note:  Homeroom assignments will be posted by entrance doors on bright colored paper).

Note: Students with a first period class on their schedule are to report to that location at 7:45 a.m. on August 30th.  Student schedules can be found on PowerSchool beginning August 18th.

 

Homelessness

The Fairview Park City School District is committed to providing services to all resident families, including those that may be homeless in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act.  This assures that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless.  For more information, please contact the Board of Education at 440-331-5500 or visit http://www.fairviewparkschools.org/homeless.html

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

Please make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date.

 

InfoSnap/PowerSchool Information

The Fairview Park City School District uses InfoSnap, an online registration program for both new and returning students.  Please know that our online registration process for returning students replaces our yearly back-to-school-forms, such as: Emergency Medical Form, Blanket Field Trip Form, Handbook Certification Form, etc.  InfoSnap will require parents to download the student handbook, review it with your child, and sign off electronically that you and your child understand our school policies.  InfoSnap forms must be kept up to date.  Please log into InfoSnap and verify all information pertaining to your child by the start of school on August 30th.  Students will not receive their district MacBook or go on field trips until this information is complete and verified by the main office.

 

LOCKERS will be assigned to all grades – 6 thru 12.  Please see Mrs. Tieri in the Main Office of the Middle School if you have any questions .

 

MASK PROTOCOL

Keeping students safe and healthy at school is a top priority for the Fairview Park City School District. The district is also committed to having a normal start to the 2021-2022 school year, with five-day, in-person learning for all students, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 delta variant.  To accomplish these goals, the Fairview Park City School District is mandating that all students (Pre-K through grade 12), staff, and visitors wear masks indoors to begin the 2021-2022 academic year. This mandate will go into effect starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021, regardless of the individual’s vaccination status.

In addition, all FPCS students and staff must wear masks while on school transportation as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, students will not be required to wear masks while eating lunch or while outdoors for recess.

Visitors who come to any FPCS building for an indoor event, meeting, or program are required to wear a mask at all times. Visitors who attend any indoor sporting event must also wear masks at all times. However, visitors attending an outdoor event will have the option to wear a mask. We continue to ask visitors to practice physical distancing when possible.

The FPCS will continually monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow all recommendations from the CDC, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and the Ohio Department of Health. If recommendations change in the weeks and months ahead, the FPCS will consider all options before making any future announcement.

 

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

Meet the Teacher Night will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. beginning with 1st period class.  Come early to pick up your student’s schedule in the Cafeteria beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Please keep in mind that the purpose of Meet the Teacher Night is to meet your student’s teachers, hear their expectations.

Stop by the cafeteria to chat with representatives from the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Polaris Career Center, our PTA, to name a few!

For these meetings, please park in the high school parking lot and enter through the high school main entrance on W. 213th Street.

 

SCHEDULE FOR MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

Schedule Pickup – Cafeteria  5:00-5:55

 

1st                                 6:00-6:08

2nd                                6:11-6:19

3rd                                 6:22-6:30

4th                                 6:33-6:41

5th                                 6:44-6:52

6th                                 6:55-7:13

7th                                7:16-7:24

8th                                7:27-7:35

9th                                7:38-7:46

Mentor Meet & Greet          7:49-7:57

(L1 or L2)

 

RESOUCES

Many great resources for parents can be found on our district website.  Please be sure to check it out.

Teacher and grade level specific information can be found on the Learning Launchpad tab on the district homepage.

 

SCHEDULES

This year, students’ class schedules will be distributed via the students’ PowerSchool account, at Meet the Teacher Night as well as in Homeroom (8:35 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.) on the first day of school.  Unless there is a clerical error in the student’s schedule, changes will not be made.  If there is a schedule concern, please contact your child’s School Counselor by email or by phone.  Once school begins, students may fill out a meeting request form in the Counseling Office to schedule an appointment with his/her counselor.

 

STUDENT PARKING

Student parking application forms are available on-line (fairviewparkschool.org – navigate to the PARENTS (in red) page, click on Forms and select the FHS Parking Permit Form.  Parking passes will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Completed applications are to be turned into the main office of the high school.

 

TITLE I QUALIFICATIONS

As a District receiving Title I federal funds, it is our responsibility to inform parents that our schools are obligated, if asked, to provide parents with the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including:

  • if the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject area taught.
  • if the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which State qualifications or licensing criteria are waived.
  • the teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification and field of discipline.

 

VISITOR PROTOCOL

Our security system dictates that visitors park in the high school main parking lot, enter through the main entrance doors of the high school and once through the first set of doors, press the buzzer for entrance.  For the safety of our students and employees, report to the office and obtain a visitor’s pass before proceeding through the building.  When there is a need to meet with a teacher, we encourage parents to make appointments in advance so as not to disrupt the educational process.  Masks are to be worn at all times when visiting in our buildings.

 

A Note from the PTA

PTA is very excited for this school year!  Please join them this school year as they continue to support our students, teachers and schools through events such as dances, student & staff appreciation, end of the year events, programs (Reflections), and Senior scholarships.  Everyone is welcome to attend their meetings.  They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Warrior Room.  The more parents involved, the more fun and success they will have this year!

 

Fairview…….A Community United!

 

Sincerely,

 

Christopher J. Vicha           Christopher W. Honeck                Heather Kaminski

Principal  6-12                  Associate Principal  9-12              Associate Principal 6-8