Summer Meal Program

Wickliffe City School District families may pick up student meals as part of our summer meal program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at door #17 on the North side of Wickliffe High School near the Family Resource Center.

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Attention Staff - Information Regarding Gmail Conversion

For those of you experiencing "no email" in your Gmail Inbox, please do the following:

- Login to your Gmail account
- Click the "Settings" icon (gear) in the upper right corner
- Select "See all settings"
- Select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" from the Settings menu bar
- Delete the Rule that is shown under "Forwarding"
- Select "Save"
- Go to your "Trash" folder
- Select All
- Lastly, select "Move to your Inbox"
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Survey - Food Service

Help the District better understand our students' food service needs for the start of the school year:  WCSD Food Service Survey

Please complete the survey (one per household) by Friday, August 21st.
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Fall 2020 Information, Opportunities, and Resources

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! In an effort to better communicate information about the start of the school year, please utilize the Fall 2020 Information, Opportunities, and Resources page for up to the date news, links, and information.


Update

Superintendent's Update - August 4, 2020

Wickliffe Families,

After a great deal of consideration, discussion with public health officials, and study, I have decided to begin the 2020-21 school year remotely, regardless of the level Lake County is in on August 25, 2020. This was not an easy decision because I, like you, want to have our students back in school. However, it is important that we do so safely and in a manner that will minimize the disruptions students have already experienced. I want to share my thinking and the process used in making this decision. Additionally, I am postponing school sports and extracurricular activities pending further guidance from the Ohio Department of Health.

  * As of August 3, 2020 Lake County is designated as Level 2. According to the Lake County Health Commissioner, there is reason to believe Lake County will be at Level 3 in a matter of a few weeks. 

               - As a district, we told the community that in Level 1 or 2, we would open school with students and at Level 3 or 4, we would move to remote instruction.

              - It is disruptive to begin the school year in-person and move to remote instruction in a matter of a couple of weeks.

         * The Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner has strongly recommended the school districts in Cuyahoga County open remotely due to the county being designated Level 3. 

               - Wickliffe’s proximity to Cuyahoga County is obvious and creates a little greater challenge for the district as opposed to other districts in Lake County.

         * According to the CDC, Ohio is among 20 states in which transmission of the virus is at greatest risk. Since the reopening, Ohio has seen a significant increase in COVID cases (93,000 cases and 3,500 deaths).

         * Recent news articles have pointed to day camps and schools that have reopened resulting in more children, school employees, and community members contracting COVID. There is concern the in-person reopening of school may trigger “large spreading events.” 

               - About 7% of COVID cases are children age 18 and younger.

               - There is concern that children can/will transmit COVID to others including teachers. It is clear young people can transmit COVID to adults; the extent is unknown at this time.

          * There are concerns about the capacity and cost ($150.00-200.00 per test) of testing in Lake County. If testing were required due to a case or suspected case of COVID related to a student, staff member, and/or the family of a student/staff member, it would be difficult to appropriately and expeditiously test all those needed to be tested.  

               - A reason for postponing school sports is the current Ohio Department of Health order requiring all participants, coaches, and team officials are tested for COVID (and test negative) within 72 hours of a contest. At this time, it is an impossible standard to meet.

         * Congregate gatherings for adults are not taking place. In many work places people are working from home, and in many cases the number of adults working at any one time is limited. If adults are not meeting in congregate settings, colleges and universities are starting remotely and/or on a limited basis, and most other aspects of daily life have been altered, it does not seem reasonable to bring children back to school. 

The decision to open remotely is prudent and is done with an abundance of caution. I recognize this creates issues for some families with regard to childcare and has the potential to be a challenge for some students and families. However, I am confident this is the best decision we can make for our students, staff, school district, and community at this time. Attached is information related to the beginning of the school year.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging time.

Joseph Spiccia, Superintendent

School Reopening Information

Free & Reduced Lunch App

Free / Reduced Meal Application

Information regarding the federal free / reduced-priced meal program and application:  F/R Application 
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Online Learning Option for 2020-21 School Year

Wickliffe Schools is offering on online learning option for all students for the 2020-21 school year. Please see attached for information and registration.
 

2020-21 School Year - Re-Opening Community Presentation, FAQs

Attached is the presentation from the community Zoom meeting held on July 14, 2020 regarding the re-opening of the Wickliffe Schools for the 2020-21 school year. Also attached are FAQs regarding the school re-opening plan.
 

Free Workforce Training Available Through Coursera

The Lake County Board of Commissioners along with OhioMeansJobs Lake County and The Lake County Workforce Development Board are excited to announce our partnership with Coursera to support Lake County with the critical skills to succeed in the era of digital transformation. Coursera is a world-class learning platform that provides a transformative learning experience that will empower today’s workforce to upscale their skills to meet the demands of employers. Coursera offers more than 3,800 cutting edge courses, taught by top instructors from190 of the world’s leading universities and organizations including Stanford University, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. Coursera will enable you to:

- Master the most in-demand technology and business skills to excel in your role

- Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience with leading instructors

- Work at your own pace with bite-sized sessions and a self-paced learning model

- Earn university-accredited certifications in industry-vetted disciplines

Certifications include Python, Data Science, Google IT, Machine Learning, and Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization. This program is provided to anyone free of charge through Coursera’s Workforce Recovery Initiative which has been designed to help governments provide their unemployed workers with free access to 3,800 online courses. This program will end on December 31, 2020. For those interested in signing up, please call 440-350-4000, option 3; and an OhioMeansJobs Lake County career counselor will walk you through the process.

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Immunization Information - Grades 7 & 12

Parents/Guardians, if you have a student entering 7th or 12th grade, please review: 

Survey Results/New Facility Update

Attached are the results of the Exterior Visual Preference Survey conducted by ThenDesign Architecture. The report summary provides information about how respondents reacted to a variety of options related to the exterior design of the new building. 

Visual Preference Survey - Summary Report

In addition, consider this a brief update regarding progress on the new facility:

- Hammond Construction was selected by the Board to serve as the Construction Manager for the project. Hammond has completed hundreds of school projects in Ohio and surrounding states. Locally, Hammond has been the construction manager for the Euclid Schools, Hudson Schools, Strongsville Schools, North Olmsted Schools, North Royalton Schools, and the Akron Schools.

- The schematic design of the building will be complete by the end of June and sent to estimators for review. 

- The process of exterior design has started. 

- Currently, soil boring, testing, and site preparation is taking place. 

- A traffic study is being completed with the cooperation of the city.

- Student surveys regarding lockers, storage, and common space have been distributed and the results are being reviewed. 

- The district is working with consultants in a variety of areas to ensure that high standards are met in areas such as technology, food service, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental sustainability, and other areas.

- Progress is on-track and on time.

Key timeline dates

  • Completion of new stadium turf            8/21
  • Completion of PK-12 building                5/23
  • Demolition of WHS                                 8/23
  • Completion of north parking lot             8/23
  • Completion of south parking lot            11/23
  • Demolition of WES and WMS                 11/23
Survey

COVID-19 Community Survey

As we develop a plan for the reopening of school for the 2020-21 school year, we are asking your input so we make the best decisions possible for students and their families. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey. We will use the input and data collected as we develop future planning. Our goal is to successfully serve our students and families within the guidance received from the Ohio Departments of Education and Health. Please understand the plans being developed at this time are subject to change based on the latest information and guidance received. 

If you are a parent/caregiver, please click on the link for the Parent/Caregiver Survey. If you are student, please click on the link for the Student Survey.

Thank you,

Joe Spiccia, Superintendent

COVID-19 Parent/Caregiver Survey

COVID-19 Student Survey

Wickliffe Family Resource Center - Donations Needed

The Family Resource Center is in critical need of donations to meet the long term needs of families during this time. Please read for more information and a list of materials needed.  Thank you for your support!  
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Facilities Project - Tentative Timeline

Please review the attached for a tentative timeline for the new facilities project.
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CCP Information

Interested in earning college credit during high school? If so, complete this form and turn it in to your counselor as soon as possible.
Wickliffe High School
2255 Rockefeller Road
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
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 Office Hours:  7:00-3:30
 
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