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In light of the COVID 19 school closure, Willoughby Eastlake will no longer process work permits at the Board of Education offices.  If you are in need of a work permit, please follow the procedures below.

How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active. 

For questions, call the Division of Industrial Compliance's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration at 614-644-2239 or email [email protected]

Returning Student Annual Update

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Update to the Absence Policy

Update to the Absence Policy

As a result of House Bill 410, Willoughby-Eastlake is implenting new guidelines in order to help support academic success. More +

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 [email protected]

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.

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.
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