The 2020 Ohio Primary Election originally scheduled for March 17, 2020, will now be conducted by absentee ballot through April 28. To receive an absentee ballot, voters must submit an Absentee Ballot Application through their county Board of Elections. The website for the Lake County Board of Elections can be found here: https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelections/
Dear Skipper Families,
COVID-19 is a serious health matter that we are monitoring closely, and we will continue to share information as it becomes available. Please know that as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of illness.
Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov
World Health Organization: WHO.int
Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org
Congratulations to our very own Nathan Yaussy for being awarded $25,000 and title of Ohio Milken Educator Award Winner for 2019!
We are very excited to officially announce that McKinley has been AUTHORIZED to offer the Primary Years Program as an International Baccalaureate World School! As the first IB World School in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties we are proud to offer this prestigious program to our school community.
Dear Fairport Families:
With the entire state of Ohio, under a stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered public playgrounds to close to limit the spread of coronavirus. We have made the decision to close the playground at McKinley Elementary until further notice to reinforce social distancing and prevent further spread of the virus.
We encourage our students and families to engage in other outdoor activities, run, bike, hike while still adhering to the social distancing recommendations.
Thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue to adjust to the ever-evolving health situation in our communities.
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To all of our districts throughout Northeast Ohio, we are here to support you as much as possible during the COVID-19 shutdown. It is our sincere hope that you will find some helpful technology resources here. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to a help section or click the magnifying glass to search.
Update: In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. We’ll keep you updated with the latest here to help you stay connected. Click to learn more.
March 20, 2020
Dear Fairport Harbor Parents and Guardians,
The Fairport Harbor Schools recognizes how incredibly difficult the current situation is for our families. Our teachers have been working diligently to assign meaningful instructional content for students to complete away from school. Teachers are making remote learning opportunities available and can track progress as well as provide feedback that will permit students to advance to the next grade level as long as they engage with their teachers and the provided content.
To involve all of our students, we need to know how we can better assist our families. Please notify your building administrator for McKinley, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Harding email@example.com, if your child tells you they are unable to access the online learning opportunities. Our teachers and technology department will work with you to make sure your child has the access they need. Many companies are now providing free internet. Please let us know if you do not have the technology for your child to utilize.
Regardless of the duration of this closure, our education community is determined to do everything in our power to help every student move on to the next grade in the fall and make sure every senior graduate on time! The Fairport School District expects that ALL students will continue their education online. To promote students to the next grade level, students must complete their assigned work, and we will support you through this. Beginning March 30th, the district will be closely monitoring student contributions to their online learning. Please note that the district will observe Spring Break the week of March 22 through March 28, with classes resuming on March 30, 2020.
Mrs. Doreen Fischer and Mrs. Katie Rumbarger Principal Principal
Dear Skipper Families, I need to make you aware that on March 18, 2020, a parent called the school to self-report that they have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. We are sharing this information with you because the parent attended March 12, 2020, parent-teacher conferences at McKinley Elementary. They did not have any interaction with students. We have contacted the Lake County Health Department for further guidance and we will keep you apprised of any further developments. Until then, please adhere to all prescribed safety procedures such as social distancing, hand-washing, and all other CDC guidelines. If you have additional concerns, the Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions about COVID-19. The call center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-427-5634. I am proud of the way everyone in our district has risen to the occasion and am more confident than ever in our ability to overcome this challenge. Stay well Skippers! References: Ohio Health Department: coronavirus.ohio.gov Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: CDC.gov World Health Organization: WHO.int Lake County General Health District: LCGHD.org
COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN STUDENTS WITH 504 PLANS, INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS, RELATED SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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We realize that many of our students rely on breakfast and lunch that they receive each day at school. We have formulated a plan for the 3 weeks that the schools are on mandatory closure that ensures that students who need these meals will be able to get them.
Meals will be handed out at Harding Jr/Sr High School ENTRANCE NEAR LIBRARY for all 3 weeks of school closure (including the week of spring break).
Staff will be there on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-1 to hand out packaged meals for 3 days at a time.
These meals will include breakfast and lunch meals and will be all cold items.
Students/parents will have to provide the name of the student (s) that the meals are for so we can accurately account for the meals that are going out.
Nobody will be permitted to go past the table where the meals are being distributed, for any reason, nor can students stay and eat in the building. Students/parents are to receive their meals and exit the building.
Please understand that options will be limited during this time, and we cannot take special requests. The meals that are packaged for that day are the only options that will be available.
We know that you still have many concerns during this unusual situation, but we hope that we have alleviated a little worry for you. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me directly.
Director of Nutrition Services-Riverside Local Schools and Fairport Harbor Schools
FH_Schools: Good Afternoon McKinley Skippers! As a reminder to those students who were not in attendance today, please plan on visiting McKinley on Monday, March 16th between the hours of 2:00-3:00 to retrieve blizzard bags/supplies. This will be the only time to get supplies. There is no school for students on Monday and the building will close at 3:00 and will not open until April 6th.
Due to the Covid 19- The Middle School Travel planned for May has been canceled at this time. Mrs. Jurick will be communicating further information about refunds or plans to reschedule at a later date. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this rapidly changing situation. The health of students and staff remains to be our top priority. CLICK HERE to find link for refund form.
Welcome to the 2019/20 school year! We are fortunate that numerous travel opportunities are made available to students in grades 6-8. This year's trip for students will be to Washington DC, May 13-15, 2020. This three day/two night trip will be $460. Any interested student will be required to submit a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $120 NO LATER THAN September 24, 2019. After the initial deposit, four payments of $85 will be due October 22, November 19, January 14 and February 11. Checks can be made payable to the Fairport Harbor Board of Education and submitted to the high school office. If at any time you have any questions, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up to receive updates and alerts regarding travel this year by texting @fhdc2020 to 81010
***a few seats remain contact Michelle Jurick for more information*** 1/8/2020
JUST RUN 2020!!
****PRACTICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE BUILDING CLOSURE IS LIFTED***** 3/13/20
We are excited to announce that JUST RUN is back for another season! This year practices will start on March 31 and run through race day, which is May 23. This year JUST RUN will be open to students in grades K-12.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with JUST RUN, it is a FREE, multifaceted youth fitness program developed by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation. It not only promotes exercise and the sport of running but also good citizenship and healthy eating! The 5k race is held in Fairport Harbor in May and draws thousands of visitors!
The RACE REGISTRATION for students who want to participate and volunteers opens FEBRUARY 1, 2020.
I will make registration packets available to students starting Monday Feb 3, 2020 but you can also access all the required information by clicking on the link below.
ALSO!! Great news - our local Lake County Chapter of JUST RUN has officially obtained non-profit status! That means more fundraising opportunities and program expansion. If you or someone you know would like to DONATE to this awesome organization, I will be posting about how to do that very soon!
If you have questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Looking forward to another successful season!
- Mrs. Polak
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Teacher work days-Students do not report to Fairport
Attention 7th-grade parents, click here to learn more about the Spirit of America 2020 7th grade youth boating program.
This program takes place in Fairport.
FREE if you apply before 4/15/20
Available to 7th-grade students only-Don't miss this great opportunity!
Join us at Lakeland Community College to learn about our cybersecurity program and how security plays an integral role in developing technologies. Featuring hands-on breakout sessions that include topics such as: – Foundations of success in information technology & computer science (IT&CS) – Security considerations in all areas of IT&CS – Pursue a career in technology – Why Lakeland could be right for you Lunch provided for all student participants.
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Congrats to our FHS Skipper Bowling team!!! 2020 OHSAA Division II State Runner-ups!!!
Congratulations to the Skippers Boys Bowling Team as they win again! This time at Wickliffe Lanes 2/8/20
Division II Sectional Champions!!!!
Way to Go Coach Rich, Coach Chipps & The team!
Name: Kara McFadden
School: Fairport Harding
Stats: Scored 68 points with 11 3-pointers, eight assists, eight rebounds, three steals and five blocked shots in three games.
Coach’s Quote: “Kara is my freshman point guard who had a career-high 30 points and six 3-point shots made against Richmond Heights,” Fairport coach Ed Reed said.
The Think Fast Interactive was Friday for students in grades 9-12. ThinkFast® was developed in 1997 as a program that would non-intrusively expose participants to and educate them on important information on hard-to-tackle topics, i.e. the consequences of underage drinking, drug use, bullying, traffic safety, distracted driving, etc., while simultaneously entertaining them in a safe, relaxed and fun environment.
Harding High School 8th graders joined our McKinley kindergartners in celebrating Read Across America Day on Tuesday! The students paired up to read together, play reading games and just enjoyed each other's company. A huge thank you to Mrs. Knight for bringing such great role models to McKinley!!
The Eighth Grade Class headed to Canton Ohio on 2/18/20 with stops at The Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Ida Saxton McKinley House and The First Ladies National Historic Site.
Special Thanks to Sandra Knight for coordinating this field trip with Mr. Cameron Ruff & Mr. Miles Anderson
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Skippers are your 2020 Div II NE District Champs for the second year in a row! Congratulations Skippers, nice bowling today. Skippers are headed to STATE!!! Let’s go Skippers!
A huge thank you to Lady Skippers Coach Ed Reed for organizing the annual Hooping For A Cure 1/31/20 Shooting For Sally.
Students, parents, community members and staff participated by shooting 100 foul shots and were sponsored per basket or on a flat rate. All proceeds to benefit Sally Hribar.
Thank you to the Lady Skippers Basketball team for the donation of the OSU helmet coffee maker that was raffled off.
We appreciated food donations from:
St. Anthony Church
We would like to thank the following volunteers:
Coach Hali Butler
Lake Skippers Basketball Team
Mayor Tim Manross
McKinley Elementary PTO
The entire staff and student body at Fairport School.
Lady Skippers Basketball Coach Ed Reed-who coordinated the entire event including the t-shirt orders and donations.
The community of Fairport Harbor once again came together in an amazing way to support our beloved Sally Hribar.