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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.




School Bells Ring and Buses Roll As the 2015-2016 School Year Begins

The Medina City School District was full of excitement as the students in first through 12th grades returned to school on Wednesday, August 19. Kindergarten students began their school year on August 20 and 21.

  

As the incoming freshmen prepare to enter the high school, they had the opportunity to attend freshman orientation to the building, the staff and worked with their Link Crew leaders as they became acclimated to their new surroundings on Friday, August 14. 

Link Crew is a group of junior and senior student leaders who, in collaboration with high school staff Link Crew members, are positive role models sharing their time and expertise to build a mentor relationship with the freshmen. Link Crew leaders provide them with support and guidance as they navigate through their freshmen year and help them achieve success. It is a year-long program with academic/social follow-ups and leader initiated contacts throughout their first year of high school.









MHS Social Studies Department Planning 2016 WWI & WWII Tour of Europe

Please join MHS Social Studies teachers Ms. Dargan and Ms. Shaffer on Thursday, August 27 in Room 2103 for an informational meeting regarding the 2016 European tour. Any MHS student interested in joining the World War I and World War II trip is welcome to attend. Please see the below flyer for more information.





Josh Ochs, Author and Speaker on Social Media Safety


Josh Ochs, Author and Speaker, Social Media Safety will be coming to the Medina Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 8 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. This parents only presentation will talk about how to be "Light, Bright and Polite" using digital tools to shine online. It is designed to provide parents with a proactive way to start a dialog with your kids about being smart on social media.
 
As part of his presentation, Mr. Ochs will also be speaking with our middle school students at special assemblies on October 8 and October 9.  He will speak with the sixth and seventh grade students as well as give a separate presentation to the 8th grade students.
 
This event is FREE and made possible by BPR/RICO, and the Medina City Schools Foundation in collaboration with Medina City Schools.

For more information about the presentation and Josh Ochs, please visit www.eventbrite.com.






Medina High School Announces Fall Musical

This year's fall musical at Medina High School will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with performances November 20-22.

As they prepare for auditions, there will be an informational meeting held on Thursday, September 3 at 4:30 p.m.  in the choir room at the high school. A rehearsal schedule will be provided at the meeting.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 8 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the choir room with call-backs on Thursday, September 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat, energetic song and bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.






Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 Annual Community Spirit Night



Mark your calendars for Friday, September 11 for the Medina City Schools Annual Community Tailgate Party and Spirit Night. Come and celebrate the new school year and the incoming kindergarten class. Stay for the football game as the Battling Bees take on the Wadsworth Grizzlies.  

Order forms for dinners that evening will go home with each elementary student in the next week. The forms will also be available at each of the middle schools as well as the high school.  Pre-order is suggested.  

Part of the evening will be a "Fill the Truck" clothing drive hosted by the Medina City Schools Foundation to support Northeast Ohio Easter Seals.  The Easter Seals truck will be parked in the Ken Dukes Stadium parking lot from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For any questions or to order meals, please contact 330.636.3012.



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.

  

 https://ewa.edulogweb.com/MEDINAOHNT1web/webquery/

  


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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.



Bus Route Information for 2015-2016

Bus route information for the 2015-2016 school year is now available on the Medina City Schools website. The information will also be available in the August edition of the Medina City Schools Bee Informed and in the local newspapers. More information to come.





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.







Medina District Calendar


Community Events

Sept 11 - Spirit Night
Sept 28 - Pride Week
Oct 2 - Homecoming Parade/FB Game
Oct 8 - Josh Ochs
Oct 24 - Falloween Festival - Public Square

Social Media

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https://twitter.com/MCScomm1


PACE

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