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Dear West Geauga Parent/Guardian:

With the arrival of August, the start of school is fast approaching. As superintendent, I keep staff members updated throughout summer break about what is happening in our district. I would like to do similarly for you at this point. As most of you probably know, the Board of Education Office remains open throughout June, July, and August to prepare for the next school year.

We have all of our administrative and teaching staff in place for 2016-2017. We still have a couple support staff positions that need to be filled prior to the start of school. We have two new elementary principals who have been doing much to prepare their schools for the return of students and staff. We hired a new school psychologist to replace one who retired and added an elementary school library media specialist. We hired a new half-time Business teacher at West Geauga High School to replace one who resigned. Kindergarten enrollment necessitated the addition of a sixth kindergarten classroom and enabled us to recall a teacher from last year’s Reduction in Force (RIF) list. In fact, through the creation of some new teaching positions, the filling of long-term leaves of absence, and securing teaching jobs in other school districts, all but one of our teachers on last year’s RIF list have full-time employment for the upcoming school year. That one person has a part-time teaching assignment with West G.
 
School Start Date Changed
Dear West Geauga Parent/Guardian:

I want to be sure that all of you know the first day of school for students this coming school year will be Monday, August 22, 2016. This is a change from the original date of August 17, 2016. The reason for the change is the desire to provide more professional development time for staff prior to the start of the new school year. Teachers and support staff will be back at school August 16 through August 19.

I hope that your summer vacation is going well. The administrators are working hard throughout the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. We want the new school year to be a great one for our students and their teachers. Expect some exciting academic opportunities. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Sincerely,
Rich Markwardt, PhD
Superintendent
 
West Geauga Transportation Survey 2016/2017
Dear West Geauga Parent/Guardian:  I hope that your summer is going well. I know that your lives are full of projects and activities that demand your attention. Completing a school survey is generally not on the list of requests.   However, I am asking that you complete the very short attached school transportation survey. My reason for doing so is a desire to increase the efficiency of our bus routes.  When we checked ridership this spring, we discovered that, while it was acceptable on our elementary bus routes, combined ridership on our middle school/high school routes was very low. In fact, of the twenty-two buses that transport middle school and high school students, seventeen had less than twenty actual students on board. Five had less than ten.  
2016/2017 Calendar Updated!
West Geauga Families,
Last night, the West Geauga Board of Education approved the new 2016/2017 School Calendar. There are some adjustments to a variety of dates throughout the year, including the start date. Please review it, as you prepare for the coming year. This calendar has also been updated on the main page of this website. We hope you are having a great summer and look forward to seeing you in August for the start of the brand new school year. Updated Calendar
 
Meet the Principals
Dear Elementary School Parents and Staff:

We are hosting the first of our summer meet and greets with the incoming elementary principals next week. These will be informal gatherings open to parents and staff.

The Westwood meeting with Mrs. Deborah Nanney will be next Tuesday, June 7, from 7 - 8 pm at Westwood Elementary School.

The Lindsey meeting with Mrs. Kim Menta will be next Wednesday, June 8, from 7 - 8 pm at Lindsey Elementary School.
 
Summer Opportunities 2016
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