CMS “In Person”/Online Comparison

As mentioned in my previous blog post, the school district is asking parents to communicate if you intend to “Opt in” to the online option for the first semester by August 10th. Understanding that this is not an easy decision for families, we want to support you by providing additional information. Below are several links that are designed to provide a summary for families of what the online option will look like.

The “in person” model is still being developed at each building. Health and safety are the foundation of the middle school plan, as well as at the elementary school and high school.

To give you an idea of the direction the middle school is moving in for the “in person” experience, I have provided some information below. This information may change based on updated recommendations from the Health Department and/or decisions handed down by the Governor.

  • The school day will remain 7:30-2:36, Monday – Friday for all students
  • Bus routes will continue to be provided as they have traditionally run. However, students will be required to wear masks for the duration of their ride and sit in assigned seats.
  • Masks will be required in the school building in common spaces and in spaces that social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) cannot be maintained.
  • Student class sizes will be significantly smaller (8-15 students in most cases). So long as social distancing can be maintained student will be permitted to remove their masks in their classrooms. If students choose to continue to wear their masks that would be acceptable.
  • Students will remain in the same room for the majority of their day for their English language arts, social studies, math, and science classes. Teachers may move among the classrooms to deliver instruction or at times teachers may provide virtual lessons and followup with in person visits to work with students.
  • Our Essentials classes are still being offered (art, technology, PE/health, band, choir, foreign language) with some limitations to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized hourly.
  • All touch points will be sanitized multiple times per day (door handles, light switches, railings, etc….).
  • Breakfast and Lunch will still be provided to students, however students will be eating in their classrooms rather than the traditional cafeteria.
  • Students who are receiving IEP, 504, or Gifted services will be placed and served accordingly.
  • We have worked to develop a new design for our nursing station to meet the recommendations of the Medina County Health Department. Our school nurse is also working with the Health Department to adjust procedures for students who visit the nurses clinic for reasons of illness.

The Principals of the Elementary School will be back in the office this coming Monday (August 3rd) and they will be communicating with their families what direction they are moving in for their “in person” plan.

Please know that we are working tirelessly to make the best of really difficult situation. We realize that there are aspects of our plan that we would never engage in under normal circumstances. These are sacrifices we need to make to bring our students safely back to school where they can reengage with their teachers and peers, even if it is in a limited fashion.

I want to personally thank our families for your continued support and understanding of our school during this once in a lifetime event. You do not know how much your support means to our entire middle school staff! THANK YOU!

CMS Update 7/31/20

Hello CMS families! I hope this message finds you well and rested. As we head in to the new school year there is a great deal of change on many fronts that we will work hard to keep you informed about as information becomes available.

To this point we are still in the developmental stages of many details such as our building schedule, student schedules, and operating procedures for the building. Please know that safety is our number one priority in our planning. We will have some additional time to allow the district to plan for a safe and organized arrival of our students this fall because our first student day has been pushed back to September 8th.

The link below will take you to the district wide Frequently Asked Questions document located on the district website. If you have visited the link previously, please check back periodically, as the document is updated often.

https://www.cloverleaflocal.org/ParentFAQs.aspx

A friendly reminder that Dr. Kubilus shared out a survey to our parents to complete that will inform the district of your education choice for your child of attending the physical school for classes or if you will have your child participate in the full online model. The deadline to complete this form is August 10th.

In addition to the information above, I want to update our families on a couple of changes in the middle school office. Mrs. Yako (Assist. Principal) and Mrs. Esakov (Counselor) took new positions in area districts. I would like to thank both Mrs. Yako and Mrs. Esakov for their commitment to our students in their time at Cloverleaf Middle School!

The new middle school Assistant Principal is Mrs. Shannon Trexler. She comes to Cloverleaf from Willets Middle School in Brunswick where she served as the Assistant Principal. In addition to Mrs. Trexler’s time in Brunswick, she was also an Assistant Principal at Upper Perkiomen in Pennsylvania and the Pickerington School Districts in Ohio. Her previous six years of administrative experience will serve CMS well.

Ms. Kayla Brooks is the new middle school counselor. Kayla is a 2010 graduate of Cloverleaf High School. Previously to being hired at CMS, Ms. Brooks was a school counselor in the Crestview School District. During the interview process, Kayla’s love and passion for the Cloverleaf students and community was evident!

Cloverleaf Vaccine Clinic

VACCINE CLINIC will be held on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 from 10-12pm at the Cloverleaf Middle School for any students in grades 7th and 12th that need their Tdap and Meningitis vaccines prior to school starting.  NO WALK-INS due to the COVID-19 policy. Parents must call the Medina Health Department to register their child for the vaccine clinic.  Only the parent and student will be allowed to enter the building for the vaccine (no siblings or other family members) For more information or to register your child call the Medina Health Department at 330-723-9688, option 2. 

Colts Online: 100% Distance Learning Academy 6-12

Hello Cloverleaf Middle School Families! I this post finds you and your families safe. Since the beginning of June, the entire Cloverleaf district has been hard at work planning what this upcoming Fall will look like for students, families, and staff.

The decision has been made that our district will be offering two options for students for the 20/21 school year that parents will be asked to select from:1) completely in person experience (everyday attendance on campus) and 2) completely online option.

We understand that there are many factors that parents need to consider when making this decision. To that end, we have created a website to explain what the online model entails for students and parents. Please click on the following link to access the website.

Colts Online: 100% Distance Learning Academy 6-12

As a father of two school age sons, I understand how unsettling these times are for families. Please know that we are working diligently to provided a safe educational experience for all students and staff.

I will update families using this blog as information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding during these unique times.

Important Middle School Football Information

**Cloverleaf Middle School Football  – 2020**

Thank you for your patients as the coaching staff has been coordinating with the school and assessing the COVID-19 guidelines so we can kick off our 2020 MS Football season in a safe and effective manner.  We will be starting Phase I of summer workouts tentatively beginning June 10, 2020.   In order to get all parents and athletes informed of upcoming training dates/times as soon as possible  – the coaching staff needs to gather all interested players contact information as soon as possible (even if you are not 100% sure you can commit to summer training – please still register so we can keep you informed).

Any incoming 7th and 8th grade students interested in playing middle school football for the 2020-21 school year, please email the following information to Coach Price at Lance.Price@Cloverleaflocal.org :

Student Name

Grade (for fall of 2020)

Parent(s) name, phone number and email address

Also please sign up for remind app by texting @9kfead 

We are excited to get our athletes back out on the field but need to ensure we are following the standards set by the OHSAA and Ohio Department of Health.  We will be getting more detail information to all parent/athletes (through google classroom and remind) but here is a brief summary of what to expect in the coming weeks as we kick off Phase I of CMS football training:

  • Tentative training days with be Mondays and Wednesday  – 2 sessions, running from 6-7 OR 7-8pm.
  • Athletes will sign up for one of the time slot sessions and you will NOT be able to change during Phase I – to limit exposure and crossing of athletes.
  • Athletes will be assigned to PODs (based on time slots) to a maximum of 9 athletes per POD. 
  • Masks will be required to be worn by everyone when not actively training.  No mask—you will not be permitted in the practice area.
  • No use of locker rooms – come and go in same clothes.
  • We will NOT provide any water.  You must provide your own water bottles clearly marked with the athlete’s name.
  • Athletes must self-assess their medical condition prior to coming to practice.  Any symptoms of illness you are NOT to come to practice. 
  • Coaches will check-in athletes when they arrive and will ask them a series of questions related to their medical condition (self-assessment).
  • Entry and exiting the practice fields will be controlled – to maintain proper social distancing.  There will be NO congregating by parents or athletes before or after practice.  **your rides must be on time.  No exceptions.
  • We will be social distancing during all training/conditioning drills.

We ask for your continued patients as we work through implementing the required guidelines to keep everyone safe.  The coaching staff understand that these are unique times for everyone and know without a doubt that all of our commitment and discipline will pay off on the field this fall! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions.  Go Colts!!

IMPORTANT FINAL REMINDER!

Parents if you have not collected your child’s personal items from the school by the end of today (May 29th) they will be discarded.

For any remaining school items that have not been returned (Chromebooks, textbooks,library, books, instruments, etc…) fees will be assessed to your child’s account. To avoid the added fees please reach out to the school to make accommodations to drop items off as soon as possible.

Thank you for all you have done over the past 9 weeks to support your child and our school.

Enjoy your summer!