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Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date Delayed

Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date Delayed Until 2018-2019 School Year

The district will delay implementation of the new August 1st entrance date for incoming kindergarten students until the 2018-2019 school year. For the 2017-2018 school year, students who turn five on or before September 30, 2017, may enroll in kindergarten. 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.

For parents who have scheduled early entrance testing for students with a birthday before September 30th, this testing is no longer required for the upcoming school year and the appointments are cancelled.

If a child turns five after September 30, 2017, parents may still request early entrance testing for the 2017-2018 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.

Summer Reading Bingo
Jefferson School is encouraging all students to read during the summer. Please use this BINGO card to help your child choose an array of reading material. The librarians at your public library will be happy to help you with selections. Please write titles of books or articles read on the corresponding line on the log on the back of this card. A completed bingo card with parent signature will earn your child an ice cream treat at school in September. Enjoy your Summer Reading!  Please click on "Read More" to download the Bingo Log and the Bingo Board. 
Important Announcement!
Beginning Monday, May 8th, the gravel lot belonging to the City of Eastlake near the loop drop off site will be coned off. Cars will not be able to park there. Construction materials will be delivered that morning for our summer construction projects taking place this summer. Work is scheduled to begin May 30th. Please use the loop for dropping off and picking up. It is dangerous to park and walk through the parking lot at this time of day. Thank you ahead of time for your cooperation with this directive. 
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For the upcoming school year, parents have the option of purchasing school supplies from a store of their choice as they have in the past, or they may purchase a grade level school supply bundle through the district. The school supply lists are uniform for each grade level across the district and reflect significant price reductions from previous years.

One School, One Book
Jefferson Elementary is participating in the "One School, One Book Program".  All students recieved the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  Famlies are asked to read this book with their child every night.  Click on the title to see a video of the kick-off assembly. 
Mally's Candy Sale Pick-Up
Malley's Candy Sale Pick-up is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:45-6:00PM. No orders will be sent home with students. It is not too late to order online! Click on the title to download more information! 
AIR Testing Schedule for ELA
Grades 3-5 AIR testing in English Language Arts begins this week. Here is the schedule. Please make every effort to have your children in school, well rested and well fed! Thank you!  Click on the title to download the schedule! 
Update on the Attendance Line
When calling the attendance line to report an absence, if you do not connect or get a busy signal, please call the alternative attendance line (216) 803-1215. Phone lines are still not 100%. Thank you. 

The School of Innovation application process for the 2017-18 school year is beginning in November 2016 with the CogAT administration for current second graders.  Results from 2nd grade CogAT testing are expected in January 2017.  The lottery application for School of Innovation process will also be open in January 2017. Click here for important eligibility requirements and deadlines.
School Pictures
If you haven't received your portraits they are on their way.

If you still need to order your portraits or order more go to Use the Portrait ID and Access Code in your portrait envelope to claim your child's images. Lifetouch offers picture retakes for some schools. Look here to see if our school has a picture retake day scheduled.

To redeem your complimentary digital SmileSafe card, click here.

How did Lifetouch do? Please share your feedback with them.
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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...
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TJ Families,

Click on the file below for our 2016-2017 TJ - Dates to Remember.
Eastlake Public Library - Summer Reading Program
The Eastlake Public Library Summer Program Guide is now available. 
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TJ students...remember to keep your minds sharp while at home on these snow days. Use COMPASS at least an hour a day and take time to read a good book or books. 
REVISION (9/2/14) - Volunteer/Visitor Information!


We have attached the REVISED Volunteer/Visitor Policy and we are also sending home a copy with your child today.

How long are background checks/fingerprinting good for?

As long as the individual continues each year as a volunteer in our building, background checks are good for five years.


School Messenger
W-E School District has implemented an automated message system called School Messenger. Parents can manage contact numbers to receive these messages through their PowerSchool Parent Portal Accounts. Please click on the 'School Messenger Directions' link to the left for directions. 


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