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As a result of House Bill 410, Willoughby-Eastlake is implenting new guidelines in order to help support academic success. 
InfoSnap: Returning Student Annual Update

Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools is pleased to announce a new online system for new student registration and for returning students’ annual update of information, powered by InfoSnap. The system is a secure site which offers parents the ability to complete many paper forms online and will diminish the need to rewrite the same information on multiple forms.

Letters with instructions will be emailed to families with children in the Willoughby-Eastlake School District in late July. An online form must be submitted for each child in a family, thus an email is issued for each child. Emails include a secure "Snapcode" link to create an InfoSnap Account. InfoSnap provides the option to copy family information and emergency contacts to each child in a family.

We respectfully request that families begin to submit the requested information as soon as possible after receiving their email in July. If you do not have access to the Internet, The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library also has computers available for use.

InfoSnap Annual Update Link

Gifted Services Updates
Gifted Services Updates:
The 2017 Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted (Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51- 15) requires districts to administer two whole-grade screenings beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. These whole grade screenings must occur once during the K-2 grade band and once during the 3-6 grade band in each of these areas: superior cognitive ability, creative thinking ability, and specific academic ability in reading and mathematics. Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools meets that requirement by administering the following assessments:
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) - All students in grades 2 and 6 will take the CogAT during the week of November 6. Based upon those results, students may be identified as gifted in the area of superior cognitive ability. Students meeting the screening cut score, but not the identification score will be given an additional assessment. Students will also be evaluated for gifted identification in the area of Creative Thinking Ability using the CogAT test, as well as an additional ratings scale. If your child qualifies for additional testing beyond the whole grade screening, you will be notified and asked to sign a permission form.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – All students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 participate in MAP testing three times per year in the areas of reading and mathematics. Students scoring in the 95th percentile or higher in math or reading are identified as gifted in that area.
If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate in CogAT testing, please contact Alison Ciferno, Gifted Coordinator at (440) 283-2227 or alison.ciferno@weschools.org
Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date

Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date for the 2018-2019 School Year

The district will enforce the new August 1st entrance date for incoming kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year. For the 2018-2019 school year and beyond, the new policy requiring students to turn five on or before August 1st for entrance to kindergarten will be in effect.

To set up an appointment to register your student, please call the school your child will attend.

If a child turns five after August 1, 2018, parents may still request early entrance testing for the 2018-2019 school year through Alison Ciferno at the Board of Education, 440-283-2227.

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who have incoming kindergarten age students.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Under Ohio law, 3rd grade students need to demonstrate proficiency on a reading assessment in order to be promoted to 4th grade. The reading assessment can include the AIR test or an alternate assessment approved by the state. The alternate assessment Willoughby-Eastlake offers is MAP. Our district offers the AIR test three times per year (fall, spring and summer) and MAP testing three times per year (fall, winter, spring). If a child demonstrates proficiency on one of these assessments, s/he will be promoted to 4th grade.

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Looking for Community Youth Activities?
Information from approved organizations who host activities for Willoughby-Eastlake youth are now posted electronically. Paper flyers are NO LONGER sent home with students...
Annual Notification
Annual Notifications are required by federal and state law.  Click here to view. 
Flyer Distribution Guidelines
If your organization would like to submit flyers for approval, please review the guidelines posted here. 
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools 32500 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094  |  Phone: (440) 946-5000 Fax: (440) 946-4671

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