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🚀 Rocket Updates – September 9th, 2021

Good Afternoon Rocket Families,

I hope this letter finds each of you doing well. The month of September is always one of my favorites in schools — the weather turns a bit cooler, but there is plenty of sunshine, kids are in the routine of school and there are lots of activities to enjoy with friends and family.

After a bit of a delay, tonight is our home opener football game at 7:00pm. Plan to come early and enjoy the PTA tailgate that is beginning at 5:00. There are games, raffles and activities for all. Come for the tailgate, stay for the game, and enjoy the home opening half-time performance of our Marching Rockets! As a reminder, while our mask mandate is not in place for outdoor locations, we do encourage masks when you are closer than 6 feet to people outside of your family group and in enclosed spaces like the restroom.

If you are interested in a family road trip this weekend, consider cheering on our Rocket Girls’ soccer team when they play at Bexley High School or our Boys’ JV football team play at the Cloverleaf Colts. For those who prefer something closer to home, our Volleyball team plays this Saturday at home. And, if the weekend is a bit busy, there are opportunities to catch a game this week when both our Middle School Volleyball and Football teams play at home.

Last night at our Board Meeting, our technology team presented about the many programs that they are offering to students daily. In addition to being a 1:1 school (all of our preK- twelfth grade students have their own Chromebook), our tech department works with teachers to incorporate technology into classroom instruction. Their goal is to move beyond simple tech resources and into true integration so that students learn valuable thinking skills while increasing their technological knowledge. This integration will help prepare them for future careers, many of which haven’t even been created yet.

Also last night, Mr. Ile, our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, gave an update on MAP testing, an assessment program designed to create individualized growth targets. Given three times a year, this information will help teachers identify areas of student need so that they can adjust instruction and provide support. This program is one that we are using to help move our students forward and address gaps that may have occurred during COVID closures.

Your building principals have shared information about a vaccine opportunity available to students age 12 and up through Akron Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in having your child receive a COVID vaccine while at school please complete the form and return it to your child’s school. You can find the necessary information and forms on our district website.

On behalf of the Streetsboro Staff, I would like to thank you all for your support as we navigated the start of the school year in the midst of the challenges COVID presented. We enjoy working with your children and look forward to continued success this year.

Have a wonderful weekend, and GO ROCKETS!

Cindy Deevers
Director of Student Services

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