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A Message from the Treasurer's Office

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. Remember, you can still send in a check or cash with your student for any fee payments. Thanks for your understanding.

Department of Educational Services to Host Public Forum on Allocation of Special Education Funds

The Department of Educational Services will host a public meeting on July 21 at 5:30 PM in the MHS Distance Learning Lab. The meeting is open to the public and will provide a forum for discussing the allocation and use of Federal/State/Local funds for purposes of special education service provision to resident students in the Medina City Schools. To view the public meeting notice, please click here.

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.

Shannon Federinko and Matt Mattie Join Administrative Staff Pending Board Approval

The Medina City School District will recommend the hiring of Shannon Federinko as the new Heritage Elementary principal to the Medina City School Board of Education during the upcoming work session on Monday, July 7.  Federinko will take the place of Dr. Carol Starrick who will be retiring this coming October from this leadership role.  The district will also recommend Matt Mattie, language arts teacher and administrative intern, Claggett Middle School, to replace Shannon Thibodeau as associate principal at Claggett. 

Superintendent, Dave Knight stated, “We had an excellent group of candidates for these two positions.  Both are excited about their new roles and are looking forward to being a part of the administrative team.”  MCTA president, John Leatherman expressed great excitement hearing the news of the hiring of Federinko and Mattie.  Leatherman said, “I have had the opportunity to work with both of these educators side-by-side in the classroom at Claggett.  They are both top-notch educators taking pride in getting students to excel in and out of the classroom.” 

Recently, Federinko served as assistant principal at North Royalton High School.  Previously, she was associate principal at Claggett Middle School from 2008-2011.  Mattie is already a familiar face at Claggett.  He has been a part of the district from 2006-2010 teaching language arts and social studies at Claggett.  He went on to Old Trail School in Bath in 2010 returning back to Claggett in 2013.  “Matt was already Claggett’s administrative intern and will fit perfectly as associate principal.  Shannon has administrative experience at all levels, K-12, and will be an outstanding building leader at Heritage,” states Leatherman.  Both are district residents.

Upon hearing the board’s approval, they will begin in August for the start of the new school year.

Pending Board Approval, Jake Kubasta to be Named 5th Head Coach in History of Medina Boys Lacrosse

Coach Kubasta has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons with responsibilities in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity programs. Prior to coaching at Medina, Coach Kubasta served as an assistant coach for the College of Wooster. 

Kubasta is an alumni of Medina High School graduating in 2007 where he played Lacrosse for four years. After graduation, Coach Kubasta was a member of the College of Wooster Lacrosse team where he had the honor of being named Captain for his Senior season.

Athletic Director Jeff Harrison says, "Coach Kubasta brings a great attitude and approach to Lacrosse. Growing up within the Medina Lacrosse community, Kubasta brings a great deal of pride and passion to the position. His talents will allow him to reach all Lacrosse players within the Medina community. I look forward to watching him lead the young men of Medina Lacrosse for years to come."

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.

Free Physicals Available for MHS and Middle School Athletes

Dr. Cliff Sonnie is once again offering FREE sports physicals on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Medina High School in the Athletic Training Room. This is for Medina middle school and high school athletes only.

MHS Summer Sports Camps/League Registrations Now Available Online

Medina High School Summer Sports Camps are now accepting registrations online at medinaathletics.com. For information on camps and directions on how to register online, go to the Flyer Central page of the website by clicking on the Flyer Central logo.



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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