Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! We are so excited for our scholars to return and welcome our new scholars to the Wildcat family! I want to reassure you and your family that Clara E. Westropp School of the Arts, as well as the entire district, have been working diligently in order to prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Our focus continues to center around the safety of our scholars, staff, and families. We have taken many measures to keep everyone safe while still maintaining a strong focus on the learning and achievement of our scholars. At his time it has been decided for our entire district to begin virtually for the first 9 weeks of instruction. This decision was made in support of the safety of our scholars, families and community. Virtual learning is new to all our community members and I want to ensure you we are here to support you and your scholars during this transition.
Schoology will be our Learning Platform (Where Students will login daily to receive instruction). During our Meet and Greet meetings on Thursday we will review the platform and provide you with guidance around student use, how you can assist your scholars and share the overview of the learning day. Below is a list of helpful resources to assist you and your scholars in beginning this process.
All CMSD scholars will begin their school day at 8:30am and conclude at 3:00pm. Clara E. Westropp will begin with students in asynchronous learning (logging into schoology and completing activities assigned to prepare them for the day's lessons) from 8:30-9:20am. Our synchronous or live teacher instruction begins at 9:20am. Please see your virtual schedules by grade level or teacher (small classroom environments) below:
We have held 3 technology distribution dates this year, if you have not received the recorded message from me please contact the school to ensure we have the correct and/or an updated phone number for you. If you have not received technology at this point you may come to the building between 9:00am-12:00pm for the remainder of this week and all of next week (please remember we will be closed on Monday) 9/2/2020-9/8/2020. On 9/4/2020 we will be distributing Preschool and Kindergarten technology. If you need technology after the above dates please call the main office to make arrangements (216) 838-6250.
In an effort to keep you informed please use the link below to submit your email address, this will only be used to share our building updates with you weekly or monthly.
Free Grab ‘n Go meals
Grab ‘n Go meals distributed at any CMSD school during nine-week remote learning Monday through Friday 10:30am – 2:00 pm
Select from two options:
- OPTION 1 – Breakfast & Lunch Grab ‘n Go meals service at all K–8 school sites on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday, meals may be picked up for Tuesday AND Wednesday.
- OPTION 2 – Grab ‘n Go meals service at all High School sites for ‘once-a-week’ pickup every Tuesday. Students, parents or caregivers can go to the closest school building to his or her home.
If you need further assistance with meals please contact (216) 838-0000 and ask for support with meals.
Additional supports, please use the following hotlines:
COVID-19 Health Hotline
Rapid Response Hotline for Social & Emotional supports
IT Computer support
School Choice & Enrollment
Family & Community Engagement
Multicultural Multilingual support
Special Education Office
Project ACT Foster & Homeless support
All other District supports
We look forward to learning and growing with you. We are going through this together and are committed to assisting you through bumps in the process that will occur as well as celebrating the victories in learning ahead of us!
Clara E. Westropp
19101 Puritas Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44135
School Phone: 216.838.6250