Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

    On behalf of the entire Clara E. Westropp staff, I would like to welcome you and your child to the 2018-2019 school year. We are very excited about the opportunity to work with you and your child this year. The information below outlines some basic information to prepare for the start of school.   


                A common saying in education is “Every Minute Counts” and it’s true. Being absent, late or picked up early can have a negative impact on student achievement. Please make sure your child is in attendance and on time every day that school is in session. Call the school to report an absence and complete an excused absence form upon your child’s return to school.


                We will adhere to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District dress code. Students are permitted to wear dark blue/navy, khaki/tan, or black solid color bottoms (pants, knee length shorts, capris, skirts, jumpers or skorts) and white, navy or light blue tops (long or short sleeved polos or oxford shirts, turtlenecks, sweaters, vests, and cardigans). A belt is required to be worn with all bottoms with belt loops. Jogging pants, jeans/denim, leggings, collarless (T shirts) shirts, hoodies, headgear, tops or bottoms with logos/stripes/insignias are not authorized.

    Students arriving to school in unauthorized dress code item/s will be asked to change. The building is air conditioned. At times, the temperature inside the building can be much cooler that the temperature outside. Your child is welcome to bring a hoodless white, navy, or light blue sweater or fleece jacket. If you need assistance with obtaining a school uniform for your child, please contact the school.

    Students are permitted to wear any Clara E. Westropp spirit attire but must have corresponding dress code pants.


    Breakfast begins promptly at 7:40 AM. Students in grades kindergarten through eighth will pass through the security checkpoint at the Main Entrance and proceed to the cafeteria for breakfast. All persons entering the school must pass through the security checkpoint at the Main Entrance. All visitors will need to present a State issued ID at the Main Office, this is for the protection of every scholar.

    School ends at 2:30 PM. During dismissal, students who are picked up via car in grades 1-8 will exit the through the back doors and are to be picked up in the back-parking lot. Students in grades

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be picked up and signed out using the front side parking lot. The front side parking lot is for the pickup of Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten scholars ONLY.

    All students who walk to and from school, will exit the door closet to the gym.

    Please complete the form on the opposite side of the Emergency Form so that we have accurate dismissal information.

     Any changes to your child’s dismissal arrangements must be made prior 2:00 PM by notifying the school in writing or by contacting the Main Office at (216) 838-6250 before 2:00 PM. Verbal directives from students will not be honored. 

    Cell Phones

    We will also adhere to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Acceptable Use Policy for cell phones and other electronic devices. According to the policy, cell phones and other electronic devices are only to be used during the instructional day with permission from and under the supervision of a teacher or administrator for educational purposes and/or in the event of an emergency. There is no acceptable use in hallways (except under the conditions outlined above), restrooms, cafeteria, etc. Cell phones are required to be powered completely off (not on silent or vibrate) and stored in a purse, book bag or locker. Students sending or receiving phone calls, emails, texts, and/or messages during the instructional day is not allowable. Violations of the CMSD Acceptable Use policy will result in your child’s phone being confiscated. If you need to contact your child before the end of the school day, please call the Main Office at (216) 838-6250.

    Emergency, Dismissal, Media Consent & Internet Acceptable Use Forms

    Your child will receive Emergency, Dismissal, Media Consent and Internet Acceptable Use forms from their classroom teacher. The information contained in these forms will be reviewed with your child. Please complete, sign and return these forms on or before Wednesday, August 17, 2018. Also, don’t forget to include your email address on your child’s Emergency Form.

    We look forward to a very positive and productive school year! We extend a special, invitation to join us at school activities and events throughout the year whenever you can.  We want . . . we need . . . and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education!

    Again, we welcome you to the 2018-2019 School Year!

    Always Climb…Because Wildcats Never Give Up



    Mrs. George-Kearns, Principal

    Mr. Powell, Assistant Principal