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Economics Plays Role in Lunch Price Increases


As students and parents think about the start of the new school year, students in Medina and Brunswick will see an increase in prices in their cafeterias. 


Both school districts have made the necessary decision to increase their breakfast and lunch prices by $.25 per meal. These meals do include milk. Milk may also be purchased ala carte with a price increase of $.10. Families with elementary students will see lunch prices go from $2.25 to $2.50; middle school and high school students will go from $2.50 to $2.75. For a deluxe lunch, pricing will move from $2.75 to $3.00. Breakfast will go from $1.50 to $1.75 per meal. Ala Carte milk pricing will go from $.40 to $.50. The district will continue to provide free and reduced price meals to those students who qualify. Medina City Schools current percentage of students on this program is 19%.


“The reason for the increase is the rising cost of food and supplies in the cafeterias,” states Angie Sellars, food service manager for Medina City Schools. “In addition, there is an increase in meal costs due to the implementation of the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010; a decrease in the number of meals served last school year due to calamity days; and a decrease in enrollment.”


Under the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFK Act), the cost of food rose because, “it requires us to serve more fruits and vegetables per meal and serve only whole-grain products. Whole grain items generally cost more than regular or enriched-grain items,” Sellars said. “This slight increase in prices will allow the district to continue with the quality and service we have worked so hard to achieve in partnership with all of the suppliers the food service department works with on a day to day basis.” For questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 330.636.4380.

T-shirt Orders Being Accepted to Honor Teacher Dan Sherman

As you may know, t-shirts are in the works in an effort to honor one of the district's teachers who passed at the beginning of summer break. The order date to purchase one of these shirts is August 1. The shirts are $12 each with the proceeds going back to the Sherman family. The goal is to wear the shirts at the first opening game at Brunswick which will be on August 29 at Brunswick and then again at the home opener in Medina on September 5. This is a great way to show our Medina pride, support the Sherman family and help memorialize Mr. Dan Sherman who was a 5th grade teacher at Ralph E. Waite Elementary. The order form appears below. All orders can be sent directly to Sportsworld on the square. All checks should be made payable to Sportsworld when ordering.


Thank you for your kind consideration in participating in this effort. 

A Message from the Treasurer's Office Regarding PayForIt

Since the start of the PayForIt program, Medina City Schools has absorbed the fees associated with payments through this convenient on line payment system. Effective August 1, 2014, the fees will be charged to the parent when payments are made on-line through PayForIt. 

For those using ACH, there is a flat fee of $1.25. If using a credit card for payment, the fee is 3.9% of the amount charged. Remember, you can still send in a check or cash with your student for any fee payments. Thanks for your understanding.

School Board Approves District Calendars for Next Three Years

On July 7th, the Board of Education approved the Medina City School District calendar for the next 3 school years.  The following changes are noted for the 2014-2015 school year and parents are encouraged to print the new calendars at the links below:

1.  November 4th is now a school day.
2.  November 26th is now a day off of school for staff and students.
3.  November 25th is now an early release.
4.  Two waiver days, one on September 8th and one on January 16th have been submitted to the Ohio Department of Education for approval and if approved would be days off for students and professional development days for staff.
5.  The district will be utilizing 3 blizzard bags if calamity days in addition to those allotted by the state are necessary.  The district will then utilize make up days in the following order:  Jan 16, Feb 13, Feb 16, May 29, March 30 (these dates are for the 2014-2015 school year).

If you have any questions please feel free to call the Department of Educational Services at 330-636-3090.

Fall "Meet the Teacher" and Open House Dates Scheduled for District

Please note: dates/times for Blake & Waite Elementaries and Root Middle School have been revised as of 7/7/2014.

Summer is here but, before you know it, it will be time to get back into the swing of things and head back to school. Here are some important dates to place on your calendar.

Meet the Teacher Night/Orientation Information 2014

 Blake Elementary (Revised 7/7/2014)
 Monday, August 18

 Last names: A-L 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
 Last names: M-Z 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 Ella Canavan Elementary
 Friday, August 15

 Last names: A-L: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45p.m.
 Last names: M-Z: 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Sidney Fenn Elementary
 Monday, August 18

 Kindergarten and New Students: 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Grades 1-5: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 Garfield Elementary
 Monday, August 18 

 All Students: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Heritage Elementary
 Wednesday, August 13

 Grade 1: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 Monday, August 18

 Kindergarten 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 Grades 2-5 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Northrop Elementary
 Monday, August 18

 Last names A-L: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
 Last names M-Z: 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Ralph E. Waite Elementary (Revised 7/7/2014)
 Friday, August 15

 Last names A-L: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
 Last names M-Z: 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 A.I. Root Middle School
 Monday, August 18

Grade 6 - August 18th
5:00-6:30 p.m
. Due to space restrictions, please have your 6th grader attend with one parent. Students and their parent will follow a shortened version of their schedules, which they will receive when they arrive.

Grades 7 and 8 - August 18th
 p.m. Schedule pick up only in the Root Office for those NOT attending the evening orientation Or
7:00-8:30 p.m. Due to space restrictions, please have your 7th or 8th grader attend with one parent or they may pick up their schedules with a friend. Once they get their schedules, they may meet their teachers.

 Claggett Middle School
 Monday, August 18

 6th Grade: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 7th/8th Grade: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 Medina High School
 Thursday, August 14

 Freshman Orientation 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Open House
 Thursday, August 28 7:00 p.m.

Community Challenge

Beginning spring of 2015, Ohio students will experience new computer-based tests based on Ohio's New Learning Standards. Get a feel for these new tests. Click here to participate in Medina's Community Challenge.

Bus Drivers Needed

Due to the passage of the levy the school district will need to hire between 25 and 30 bus drivers for next school year.  If individuals are interested in applying for a bus driver position, please complete this application and return it to Medina City Schools, ATTN: Debra Nelsen, 739 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256.

Safe School Helpline

To view Dr. Quallich's letter containing valuable information on the Safe School Helpline, a resource available to parents, students and others who have concerns regarding a student's safety, health or well-being, please click here.

Parent Access in Blackboard

Parent Access Setup for Blackboard

Please click here to create a Parent Portal account for Medina City Schools.

Parent Portal accounts will allow families to:

  • Complete Emergency Medical forms online
  • Access student grades online
  • Provide access to view all Blackboard classes for your student(s)

Only one Parent Portal account is needed for each parent or guardian. With our new Parent Portal, account holders will be able to view all of the information for their students with a single sign-on.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to set up a parent portal account and Formshare Access.

Manage Your Blackboard Parent Portal

Click here   for a form that will help you change your username or password for your Blackboard Parent Portal account.

Please contact Sandy Downey with any questions.

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