Fairport Skippers Harding Early College School
2019 Harding Early College Door Decorating Contest
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state ordered school closure will extend to at least Friday, May 1, 2020. We have been preparing for this extended closure and will continue to send updates to students and families throughout this time.
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In this unprecedented time of virtual learning, LEAF continues to be here actively working to support your students' success as they make and implement their post-secondary plans. It is inconceivable that we aren't able in your building helping to finalize these plans with your students face-to-face. Thus, we will be working remotely through email, phone, and online if your students need us.
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Monday, April 6th
MOVE IT DAY!
Get active and snap a pic of yourself
getting some exercise. Post the pic to your
(or your parents) Facebook,Instagram, or Twitter pages.
Use the hashtag #FHSkipperstrong
Tuesday, April 7th
Create a fun TIKTOK of you doing your school work and post it with the hashtag
Wednesday, April 8th
WHAT YA READIN’ WEDNESDAY
Read a book and snap a picture
E-mail the picture to your principal.
Thursday, April 9th
Post a pic of you with your favorite or funniest
filter and see if your Skipper family recognizes you.
Be sure to send pics to your principals.
Friday, April 10th
Let’s light up Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and TIKTOK
With our SKIPPER colors-wear our shirts, jerseys, jackets, hats to
show our school spirit ! #FHSSkipperPride
Be sure to send pics to your principals.
We realize that many of our students rely on breakfast and lunch that they receive each day at school. We have updated our nutrition plan for the remainder of the mandatory school closure that ensures that students who need these meals will be able to get them.
We are following guidance from the health department to limit exposure and maintain social distancing. Staff will pass out meals at the Harding Jr/High School, Vine Street entrance near the Fairport Library. A Riverside/Fairport staff member will come to your car to get your student's names and then bring the meals to you. Students do not need to be present, and we would prefer only one person per family to come to pick the meals up. The meal pick-up plan is to protect both staff and families. The school district will provide meal pick-ups on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the duration of the state-mandated school closure.
We are very excited to welcome you back from Spring Break! Classes resume online tomorrow, March 30, 2020. Please be sure to check in with your teachers and be ready for a great week ahead! Click to get more info & to find the link to the Welcome Back Messages.
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.
We're here to help! Online Resources
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, email@example.com, or Harding firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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***PLEASE SEE #11 FOR UPDATED NUTRITION SERVICES INFORMATION POSTED 3/30/20***
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 weeks that the schools are on mandatory closure that ensures that students who need these meals will be able to get them.
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.
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!
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.