Good afternoon, Rocket Families!
Can you believe the crazy storms last night? It was almost surreal that “Snow Day Mike” appeared so early in the school year, and we had to close school! This time it was due to city-wide power outages, downed trees, and powerlines in the road. I am sure our students and staff were heartbroken to have school called off on what was supposed to be our first full day of school. 😉
Hopefully, everyone is ok and had little to no damage at your home.
Our schools are secure, and we hope the power and other services are back online soon. Thanks to our maintenance and custodial staff, the Operations Department leads (CJ Scarcipino, Andreas Johansson, Amanda Hall, Dave Clark, Rick Alleshouse), and Mrs. Deevers, Assistant Superintendent, for all lending a hand this morning as we navigated the morning mess. Well done, team!
As the school year kicks off, many activities and events are happening around our schools.
Next Friday, September 1, our PTA will host our Annual Tailgate event from 5-7 at Streetsboro High School. This fun, family-friendly event will bring all kinds of activities, food trucks, and other fun activities to the high school. Following the event, stay and cheer on our Rockets Football team, cheerleaders, and band as they take on the Aviators from Alliance. This will surely be a fun event for all!
Similar to my update last Friday, below, please find a list of important information and upcoming events.
School-Based Health Services
Please select this link to see some important information regarding school-based health services available to our students in school by our partners at Akron Children’s Medical Center. This link contains important information regarding these services that are now available! https://www.scsrockets.org/school-based-health-services/
Vape Pen Warning
One of the largest problems we face today is increasing student use of vape pens. We all need to watch out for this and educate our students. Please read the following information regarding a vape pen warning and how these can be hidden from adults. https://www.kxii.com/2023/08/07/warning-parents-vapes-are-being-disguised-school-supplies/
New District Phone Number: 330-626-4900
When calling any Streetsboro City School District building or department, dial this number and listen to and select the appropriate prompt. Use this number for all calls! From the auto-attendant, dial the following numbers to reach the schools:
2 – Attendance Lines for All Schools
3 – Streetsboro Elementary School
4 – Henry Defer Intermediate School
5 – Streetsboro Middle Schools
6 – Streetsboro High School
Update Your Final Forms
Any changes to your student’s information must be updated in Final Forms immediately for changes to take effect. This includes any address, telephone number, or email address change. The school district will not know of changes unless you update it in Final Forms. A bus route will NOT be assigned unless you complete the proper transportation form in Final Forms.
District Calendars can be found here: https://www.scsrockets.org/scs/district-calendar/
NEW! Traffic Patterns have been updated and can be found here: https://www.scsrockets.org/campus-parent-traffic-patterns-2023-2024/
Bus Routes and Bus Stops can be found by checking the Ride 360 application found here: https://www.scsrockets.org/transportation/
Spring Ohio State Testing Results
The Ohio State Test Family Reports were recently sent to districts by the Ohio Department of Education. If your child was in a tested grade level last spring, these reports will be going home with the students the first week of school.
Our State Department of Education included useful information you can use to assist your child this new school year. If you have questions, please get in touch with your child’s current teacher. The tested areas include Grades 3 – 8 Mathematics and Language Arts, Grades 5 and 8 Science, High School Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, American History, Government and Sophomore Language Arts.
In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about keeping our students and staff safe at school. Over the next few weeks, all of our students will participate in various safety drills. Please take the time to talk with your child regarding school safety. Remember, it takes a team to help keep our school safe.
Encourage your child if they see something that doesn’t look or feel right, then say something! No adults or visitors should be in buildings without the proper identification. Doors should NEVER be propped open, and students should never open an exterior door for someone. All school visitors must pass through the main office and be checked in.
Also, talk to your child about the dangers of the internet, social media, and the ever-present threat of sextortion. Let your child know that if they get in trouble, let a trusted adult know immediately. There isn’t any big problem that cannot be solved as a family or school community.
I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend as we track toward our first full week of school. Be safe, and as always, Go Rockets!