• Principal's Update 12/8/2023

    Dear Cleveland Families,

    It is great to have all of our staff and students back together at Cleveland. We have published the updated schedule for the rest of the semester on our website and Trivory. I have received emails with questions about the week of December 18-22. Our teachers have been working together to plan for those added days that will include opportunities for enrichment and additional practice. Our teaching staff is a talented and creative group of educators who support our students as well as each other, and they have collectively worked to compact curriculum and adjust lessons for a semester that is now shorter than it would have been. We know that students will be absent that week as well as educators. Please know that our substitute teachers will have meaningful lesson plans for students. Our teachers are balancing designing lessons to engage all students as well as be readily accessible to be made up by students who may be gone that week.

    Another change to the calendar are the dates for parent teacher conferences. These conferences will now be held over four evenings in January. Each evening conference date will run from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. In deciding on the dates, we had to avoid evening events that had been previously planned as well as having them early enough so that plans of support for students can be developed with families. The date of our conferences will be:

    • Wednesday, January 3 (virtual)
    • Thursday, January 4 (in-person)
    • Monday, January 8 (virtual)
    • Thursday, January 11 (in-person) 

    We will send another email with instructions for signing up for conferences. In total, we will have 12 hours to meet with families across those four days which is not enough time for every teacher to meet with every student’s family. Please think about which teachers you need to see to best support your student so that you can prioritize your time.

    The final adjustment to the semester calendar is that finals will now be held on January 24, 25, and 26. Teachers will have January 29 as a grading day to finish and submit semester grades. These grades will be posted to student transcripts. There are three weeks that contain Flex periods in January to support students with their academic work. Encourage your student to see teachers during Flex to get extra support, make-up work or simply to work on assignments.


    Jo Ann Wadkins


    Cleveland High School