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 Moby Max and Raz Kids Links Now Located Under Staff Links Tab

Links to connect to Moby Max (grades K-8) and Raz Kids (grades K-5) are now available under the Staff Links tab at the top of the home page. These programs can also be used to stay fresh on subjects during the summer months. Any questions, please contact your teacher or Tina Cassidy, Primary Education Coordinator at cassidyk@medinabees.org.


Safe School Helpline

To view the letter by Dr. Kristine Quallich, Director of Educational Services, 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.

Get Ready for Josh Ochs!

Josh Ochs, Speaker, Social Media Safety and Best Practices, and author of "Light, Bright and Polite" is coming to Medina on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Watch this video to get a glimpse of his presentation and discussion points. 

RSVP on the Medina City Schools Facebook page under events. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search on Josh Ochs.

This event is FREE and made possible by BPR/RICO, and the Medina City Schools Foundation in collaboration with Medina City Schools.

Community Forum Scheduled

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 12 for a community forum about the proposed random student drug testing policy in the Medina High School Distance Learning Lab from 7-9PM.

The Harlem Wizards Take on the Marvelous Medinamos in a Rematch

The Harlem Wizards are coming back next Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS gymnasium to take on the Marvelous Medinamos. Listen to this exciting announcement from the Wizards and join us next week to see who from Medina is daring enough to take on these basketball stars for a rematch. Advanced sale tickets are $10 (click here for form) and $12 at the door and are available at all school buildings and the Board Office at 739 Weymouth Rd. For more information, please go to www.harlemwizards.com.

Claggett Courtyard to be Dedicated as Bob Capito Memorial Courtyard

The Claggett Middle School courtyard will be officially dedicated as the Bob Capito Memorial Courtyard in October in honor of late teacher Bob Capito. For photos and details about this special place where students and staff may gather, please see Sun News reporter Ann Norman's article here.

Fall Counselor Coffee Chat Series

Join the MCS Elementary School Counselors as we discuss common parent concerns and helpful strategies by studying the book, The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel, MD. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. We will facilitate three sessions. In each session, 3-4 strategies will be presented using both the book and supplemental workbook. 
Don’t worry if you can’t make every session or can only attend a portion. We will provide information at every session pertaining to previous strategies discussed. Purchasing the book is not necessary.
These coffee chats will provide tools for solving sibling conflict, homework struggles, screen time battles, tantrums, outbursts, sulking and more

Coffee Chat Dates and Times

Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Blake Elementary

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Northrop Elementary

(2 options) Tuesday, November 17, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Location: Fenn Elementary
6:30-7:30 PM 
Location: Heritage Elementary

Stevie Beshire
School Counselor
Sidney Fenn Elementary 330.636.4107 
Ella Canavan Elementary 330.636.4007

Julia Copley
School Counselor, Medina CIty Schools

Lynsey Eick
School Counselor
Blake: (330) 636-3907
Heritage: (330) 636-4407

District “Goes Google”

Over the summer, the district began its migration from the domain @mcsoh.org to @medinabees.org. As of September 18, all @mcsoh.org emails will no longer be received. 

Should you email @mcsoh.org, you will receive an error message that states this user id or domain does not exist. For correct staff email addresses using the new @medinabees.org, please refer to the staff directory on the district’s website at www.medinabees.org or click here for a direct link to the staff directory.

WebQuery is Now Live

The Medina City Schools Transportation Department WebQuery service is now live on the district's website. You can access the links on the home page as well as the Transportation Department's webpage under links.  You may also click on the logo to access the information on the Transportation page.

The WebQuery service has been added to the current Edulog routing and scheduling system in an effort to conveniently answer some the most common student transportation questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  With the addition of this service, parents will be able to go to the Transportation Department’s website to go to the WebQuery service to get real-time information about student bus route information, which school your child would attend if just entering the district or moving to a new  address within the Medina City School District.  Since WebQuery is already integrated with EDULOG’s routing and scheduling system, information will always be accurate and up-to-date. The use of this system will help to reduce phone calls to gain the information and provide instant access to bus routes and school attendance area any time, day or night.  

Student information is secure. Only information with regard to school attendance area, pupil transportation eligibility and the closest available bus stop will be displayed. All other sensitive information about students is secure.

The department will also begin utilizing the mobile application, “remind.” This is an effort to once again increase communication with parents, students and staff. This notification system is a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps the Transportation Department connect instantly with one-way text messaging and email.  This will not replace our instant alert system and will not be used for school delays or closings. Those notifications will continue to come through the district’s One Call Now system.

Here are a few examples of when the Transportation Department will use the “remind” notification system:

If a bus is running more than five minutes behind schedule

To relay information about an unclaimed item found on a bus

To inform you of a major route change or road closure

With this system, a call will not be received, only a text or email.

Signing up for this service is easy. You may sign up for one or more of the available notification groups. You will not be asked to provide your home number and your number will not be shared with the district or with anyone else in the group.

High School and Claggett Middle School buses:  Text @ HSBees to 81010 OR send an email to HSBees@mail.remind.com

Root Middle School buses:  Text @RootBees to 81010 OR send an email to RootBees@mail.remind.com

Elementary and non-public school buses:  Text @ElemBees to 81010 OR send an email to ElemBees@mail.remind.com

Buses 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39:  Text @SpecEdBees to 81010 OR send an email to SpecEdBees@mail.remind.com

Once you sign up, you will remain on the list from year to year until you remove yourself. To unsubscribe, simply reply to text or email by typing ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

"In the information age, anything we can do to increase the ease of access to information in real time will lend itself to enhancing the efficiency of our communication, thus better serving the public. The implementation of these programs will allow us to do just that, ultimately resulting in increased departmental efficiency and better customer service for our parents, students and staff,” stated Rob Travis, Transportation Department Manager.  Remind is available for sign-up now.





New Medical Forms Now Available 

For the 2015-2016 school year, the Medina City School District will be utilizing Akron Children's Hospital for nursing services. On our webpage to the left under links and medical forms, you will find all of the current medical forms for the district. During the transition period, Akron Children's will accept forms from the Medina County Educational Services Center which are still available on the building pages during the transition. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Kidd at 330.636.3072.

Online Testing

For the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Education on graduation requirements, visit here, and for additional information on Ohio's state tests, click here.

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