Board Committee Meeting Schedule
The Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Board of Education will hold the following Board Committee meetings. All Board Committee meetings will be held at the Fairport Harbor Library meeting room, located at 335 Vine Street in Fairport Harbor. Currently, all Library visitors and persons using the meeting room are required to wear masks at all times and in all areas of the library building.
All Board Committee meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome to join the meeting in person. Board Committee meeting dates and locations are subject to change.
Student Achievement Board Committee - Committee Chair - Mrs. Bidlack
November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Personnel Board Committee - Committee Chair - Ms. Maruschak
October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Nov 17, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Dec 16, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Public Participation Request Form
The Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Board of Education values its engagement with the community and believes that providing an opportunity for public comment during Regular Board Meetings supports that engagement and provides transparency. Though proving an opportunity for public comment is not a requirement, we would like to continue this practice even while meeting virtually or in-person. In the spirit of maintaining this opportunity for our public to participate in school board meetings, interested persons may submit written public comments via this electronic form prior to the Board meeting. The Board will collect the public participation information up to one hour before the Regular Meetings for inclusion in the meeting.
Please click this LINK to complete a request.
The 2021-22 school year is underway. Even though the start of the school year has always been a time of anticipation, enthusiasm, and excitement, this year was special! I am happy to report that FHEVS is back to in-person learning and off to a great start. There seems to be an extra element of energy and momentum present at McKinley and Harding. I want to give a big THANK YOU to our staff for all their efforts to start this year in a smooth, efficient way. Teachers have worked hard to get their rooms organized and ready for our students. Office and custodial staff have also worked extra hard in getting the buildings clean and ready for a great school year.
School Districts across the country have been placed in the middle of a difficult and vigorously debated issue with respect to mask mandates at school. Every day, we receive phone calls and emails from parents and community members offering different, often opposing, views about masking in our schools. It is important to note that as of now, local and state health officials have not issued an order requiring face masks in schools, as they did last school year. Various local, state and federal health agencies and officials have recommended, though not required, masks to be worn in schools. Fairport Harbor Schools are following suit and recommending but not requiring masks.
Approved at the June 22, 2021 Board Meeting.
McKinley’s schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled:
November 3, 2021, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
November 11, 2021, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Harding MS/HS Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled:
October 28, 2021, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
November 3, 2021, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Fall conferences will be held virtually.
Click here to find out how to sign up.
No School For Students (Election Day- Teacher In-Service Day)
NEW No cost Tutoring Program Available at the Student & Family Resource Center (SFRC)!
No cost tutoring launched on January 26, 2021 made available by a grant from Whole Child. Students from ANY school district in Lake or Geauga County, grades 6-12 can receive in-person tutoring in ELA/reading, math, science and social studies. COVID-19 safety precautions are in place, masks and temperature checks are mandatory. For more information, or to reserve your time slot each week, call (440) 898-3281, option 4.
No School Thanksgiving Break 11/25/21 through 11/29/21 (school resumes Tuesday 11/30/21)
Please download our 2018-2019 Fairport Harbor Schools Quality Profile
Please download our Fairport Harbor Schools Quality Profile (2017-2018).
You can also review Quality Profile (2016-2017).
We hope you enjoy our video about Fairport Harbor Schools!
Thank you to the Lake County Development Council for inviting and providing a select group of students from local schools in Lake County an opportunity to attend the annual Economic Forum Breakfast on Tuesday, September 21st 2021 - 7:30am, at LaMalfa in Mentor. This event was at no cost to the school or students.
Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, who annually joins us from Texas, was back in-person at LaMalfa. He shared a lot of great information about the economy. He reviewed many challenges and updates from the previous challenging and ever-changing year.
Dr. Gretchen Skok Disanto, a Lakeland Professor of Business Management and Entrepreneurship Center Director at Lakeland Community College and business advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Lakeland, was the opening speaker who spoke on the Role of Quality of Life Initiatives in Lake County’s Economic Development. Access to recreational areas was one of the areas covered and she shared plans about a two mile trail being built in Lake County to connect Fairport Harbor and Painesville Township.
Students in attendance enjoyed both presentations and learned a lot about the local, state, national and world economy.
Harding High School English teacher, Susan Tenon, was selected to participate in the NEA Foundation's Global Learning Fellowship, a year-long professional learning experience focused on educating and empowering students for global citizenship. As one of 42 fellows, she is representing the state of Ohio and will enhance her knowledge and skills to integrate global competency into her daily classroom instruction, advocate for global competency at Harding and the FHEVS district, and help students thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.
The fellows immerse themselves in online coursework, webinars, reading and reflection as well as a two-day professional development workshop this fall and a nine-day international field study to South Africa next summer.
In South Africa, they will investigate the historical and cultural context of the country and learn about its education system through meetings with policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders as well as visits to schools to meet teachers, students and administrators.
The fellows will conclude their fellowship with a project that enables their learning to be shared more broadly with educators beyond the program.
**This program is done at no cost to Fairport Harbor Schools**