The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents
We have been able to purchase a limited amount of these very informative books. If you would like to have one, they are first come first serve. Please call the school right away at 216-838-9250.
Our teachers have the teacher version, and this book is aligned with theirs. We know this book will be helpful for you and your student as we progress through virtual learning.
10/7/2020 - Virtual Open House Action Plan - Family Engagement Action Plan to support our students and families with remote learning using Title 1 supports.
Click here to learn how to Organize Your Class Schedule
The faculty, staff and administrators want to officially welcome you to the 2020-2021 school term! It is an exciting time in CMSD as we step forward in a new remote learning style during these first nine weeks. Our primary concerns are for all stakeholders to be safe, healthy and learning.
Our faculty and staff have been working diligently to prepare for the return of our students in to the virtual environment. We know that the beginning of this school term will be like no other that we have experienced.
The school year begins on September 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Students are expected to virtually engage in instruction through Schoology. Schoology is the new platform that we are using to set up for regular classroom experiences and activities. Schoology for our students can be found by going through the Clever portal. All of the information for Clever and Schoology for both parents and students can be found on the CMSD website under the student tab or on the Jane Addams website.
Next week there will be class meetings on Tuesday and a parent meeting on Thursday afternoon. Below is the information for all of the meetings with the Zoom address. If you would like to just click into the Zoom meetings please go to the Jane Addams website and tap on the link for your grade level or the parent meeting. Please expect a robo call about the meetings and an email if we have your correct information. Take a moment to make sure that all information for communicating with you is up to date with Jane Addams.
Over the last few days many of you have received calls from one of our staff members asking about lunch options and computer needs. This information is vital in order to make sure that we have computers out to our students and that lunches are ready at the site you choose. We will have our final computer distribution on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Please take a moment to look at the information above for your class meeting time and the parent meeting that is coming up the week of August 31st through September 4, 2020.
We are excited about the new school year and all of the learning opportunities ahead. Take time to visit our school website for up to date information and resources as we move forward. There are a few quick reminders for you and your students to remember:
Student Absences/Tardies – Please call the school 216-838-9250 on days your student will be absent or tardy coming into sessions or as we return in-person to school. The Districts website does have an updated attendance policy.
Student Schedules can be seen in eSchool and through the Schoology platform.
Student Dress Code – Upon the return of students to in-person instruction, our uniform policy will be strictly enforced. The mask is now part of the uniform each day for students, staff and visitors to the campus.
In closing, please stay safe and healthy as we begin this new school term. Our expectations are high and our vision of success are achievable. Let us know if there are any concerns or needs that you have by calling the school 216-838-9250 and the secretary Ms. Dorony will be glad to assist you and find the answers you need.
W. Diane Grondin, Principal
Faculty and Staff of Jane Addams
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1/10/2021 -- For Michael Szalkowski, teaching students in remote learning is like hosting a cooking show. He has started what he refers to as his “own little Food Network program.”
Students in the school’s culinary program are busy year round, but this is a peak season. They are filling orders for holiday cookies, a workload that typically adds up to 350 to 400 pounds.
This is the third year for the awards, a partnership between the George Gund and Cleveland foundations, the District and the Cleveland Teachers Union. The goal is to spread best practices by honoring teachers who set a standard of excellence and serve as an example for their peers.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PSAT Testing for 11th graders
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM High School Choice Information Session via Zoom
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM High School Choice Information Session via Zoom
1/6/2021 -- CMSD will offer virtual information sessions and a choice fair to help parents and caregivers select the high schools that best fit their children’s needs.
CMSD graduates received a boost this year from new Say Yes to Education scholarships that pay up to the full value of tuition. The scholarships may be used at all public colleges and universities and Pell-eligible training programs in Ohio and more than 100 private colleges and universities across the country.