Message from CEO Eric S. Gordon
Happy New Year!
A well-deserved winter break provided an opportunity for our scholars and staff to enjoy time with their families and loved ones before the start of the second semester at CMSD. As the winter break winded down to a close for students, CMSD educators were already hard at work, preparing to help scholars reach their academic goals for the third quarter of the school year.
The often unpredictable winter weather in Cleveland makes us all more alert for school closings this tie of year. Review how decisions are made during inclement weather conditions and stay connected to your school to be sure you receive school delays or closing alerts.
To receive alerts as they happen, families are reminded to verify and update your phone number and email address on file at your school. Follow CMSD school alerts by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and the CMSD website. Families can put this information at their fingertips by downloading the free CMSD app on your Android or IPhone.
The half-way mark in the school year presents an opportunity not only to help our scholars reflect on their progress so far, but also to help them refocus on their goals as they head into the second semester.
It is fitting that January is designated each year as School Board Appreciation month by the National School Boards Association. Throughout the month, we will be expressing our gratitude to our dedicated school board members in a variety of ways on our website, on social media and at board meetings this month. Please join us this month in thanking members of the Cleveland Board of Education for their tireless service to our school community, for their unwavering support of the Cleveland Plan vision for our district, for taking time to understand the complex issues schools face and for charting a course to build on our history and shape our future.
Thank you for staying connected to CMSD. I look forward to sharing more good news on our continued progress as we head into the second half of the school year!
Sincerely,Eric S. GordonChief Executive Officer