Public Notification Page
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.122, GUN NOTICE, No person shall knowingly possess, have under the person’s control, convey, or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto these premises.
No Smoking Facility
Cuyahoga Heights Schools is a NO SMOKING facility. To report violations call 866-559-OHIO (6446) in accordance with Chapter 3794 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Every three years, Cuyahoga Heights Schools is required to be re-inspected to determine if any known or suspected asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) have changed and to make recommendations on managing the ACBM. All buildings in the Cuyahoga Heights School District have been inspected for asbestos and suspected materials have been sampled to be tested and rated according to conditions and potential hazards. A copy of the asbestos management plan and inspection reports is located in the Superintendent’s Office and can be reviewed upon request.
Absence Reporting Procedure
(as mandated by the Ohio Senate’s Missing Child Act)
In the event of a student’s absence, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school. Ohio attendance laws recognize the following reasons for excused absences: personal illness, family illness, death in immediate family, death outside the immediate family (with permission from principal), school closing, family vacation up to five days. When planning a family vacation during the school year, a note must be brought in one week prior to the vacation.
A call to the respective school office should be made on the day of the absence. Elementary absences should be reported by 8:45 a.m. Middle and high school absences should be reported by 8:00 a.m.
School Closing Procedure
The decision to close school will be made as early as possible. In an effort to continue to provide the school community with current information and communications regarding school closings, delayed openings, early dismissal, and other emergency notification information, the Cuyahoga Heights Schools has implemented a parent notification system called One Call Now.
- If you have received our emergency notification this past year, then you will receive a call to that designated telephone number regarding school closings.
- Parents are also advised to listen to major television and radio stations to obtain information regarding school closing at 11 p.m. (the night before) or 6-7 a.m. (the morning of), or check our website www.cuyhts.org or www.cancellations.com. Schools will be open unless otherwise announced on radio and television.
- Since weather conditions may vary across the School District, parents are advised to use their own discretion in sending their children to school during very inclement weather, regardless of whether or not the buses are running.
Viewing of Student Records
Parents may review their child’s academic and attendance records by contacting the guidance counselor or principal in your child’s school. The Guidance Office is responsible for maintaining and updating all student records.
Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior
At least semi-annually, the Superintendent shall provide to the President of the Board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the incident summary on the District website. The list shall be limited to the number of verified acts of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, whether in the classroom, on school property, to and from school, or at school-sponsored events.
Allegations of criminal misconduct and suspect child abuse will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or to Child Protective Services in accordance with statute. District personnel shall cooperate with investigations by such agencies.
Input Sought on Federal Funds
The Cuyahoga Heights School District receives notification of the entitlement of federal funds, allocated in accordance with the Title VI-B flow-thru application process. Utilization of these funds is designated to provide services and programs for handicapped students.
Persons who wish to ask questions about or comment on how these designated funds are utilized, are encouraged to contact the Director of Administrative Services.
The application proposal and submission request process are annually presented to the Board of Education for approval and public record.
Search for Children with Disabilities
School districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through age 21. For children birth through age two, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development, and/or social or emotional development.
For children ages three through five, a disability means that a child has a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication skills, hearing abilities, motor functioning, social-emotional/behavior functioning, or vision abilities.
For school age students, a disability means a person having one or more conditions such as autism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap, orthopedic and/or health handicap, severe behavior handicap, speech and language handicap, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury, or visual handicap.
If you know of a child who you think may have a disability, please contact our School Psychologist, Joseph Guillaume, at 429-5870.
Who Should I Call?
We would like to hear from you when you have a question or concern. By directing your question to the office in which the concern revolves, it will enable a quicker response to your question. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
|Middle/High School Guidance Office||429-5770|
|Guidance-Special Needs Services||429-5746|
The Board of Education shall comply with all Federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education. It is the policy of the Board that no employee or candidate for employment in this District shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, or disability, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible or for which it received financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Board of Education policy also insures equal opportunity for all children to achieve their maximum potential through the curriculum offered in this District regardless of race, color, creed, disability, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, place of residence, or social or economic background.
Inquiries concerning the application of this policy may be referred to the following designated coordinators:
Title VI – Mr. Matt Young, Assistant Superintendent, 216-429-5769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Title IX – Mr. Matt Young, Assistant Superintendent, 216-429-5769 or email@example.com and
Mrs. Joy Houchen, Elementary Principal, 216-429-5836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 504 – Mr. Matt Young, Assistant Superintendent, 216-429-5769 or email@example.com
Foster Care – Mr. Matt Young, Assistant Superintendent, 216-429-5769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeless Students – Mr. Matt Young, Assistant Superintendent, 216-429-5769 or email@example.com
Title IX Information
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination based on sex and applies to educational institutions that receive federal funding (including public elementary and secondary (“K-12”) schools and institutions of higher learning).
Click here for more information about Title IX including the complaint process.
Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities
Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or a registered private provider. Click Here for more information or contact our Special Education Supervisor, at 216-429-5746.
Food Services USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all the programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.go/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S.S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.