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Dear CLAS Families                                                                                        9/25/22

I hope you are enjoying these warm autumn days! See below for a list of upcoming events and information!

When is our first CLAS Family Advisory Meeting?! Thursday, 10/6 from 5-6 PM in the Cafeteria! Pizza and punch will be provided!

Fall Break + Conferences: Mark your calendars! We are out of school from October 10th-14th for Fall Break. We will have conferences on Nov 7th + 8th (times are still TBD!).

Progress Reports Will Be Sent Home on Oct 3rd! In the meantime, if you are curious or concerned about your scholar’s grades, feel free to reach out to your Crew teacher for an update. We are also working on sending out Powerschool login information to all families this week so you can check grades anytime you’d like!

Weekly Calendar

Mon 9/26

Tues 9/27

Wed 9/28

Thurs 9/29

Fri 9/30

STEM Tutoring Afterschool from 3:45-5 PM. Snacks provided!

Dress down winner announced for Thursday

Cheerleading Practice Begins: 4-5 PM. No younger siblings are allowed to wait at school for practice to end.

NO SCHOOL

Mon 10/3

Tues 10/4

Wed 10/5

Thurs 10/6

Fri 10/7

STEM Tutoring Afterschool from 3:45-5 PM. Snacks provided!

CLAS Family Advisory Meeting - from 5-6 PM in the Cafeteria!

Friday Celebration + Community Meeting

Dear CLAS Families                                                                                        9/18/22

I hope you are enjoying these warm autumn days! See below for a list of upcoming events and information!

What is DEAR?! DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read! We hold at least 45 minutes weekly sacred for silent, sustained DEAR time. Your scholar should ALWAYS have an independent reading book with them - in school and out of school! They can check one out from our school library or from the Cleveland Public Library, which is completely free to join! Studies show that even just 10 minutes a day of silent reading can boost comprehension and vocabulary scores, which are essential for your scholar’s future success!

Fall Break + Conferences: Mark your calendars! We are out of school from October 10th-14th for Fall Break. We will have conferences on Nov 7th + 8th (times are still TBD!).

Progress Reports Will Be Sent Home on Oct 3rd! In the meantime, if you are curious or concerned about your scholar’s grades, feel free to reach out to your Crew teacher for an update. We are also working on sending out Powerschool login information to all families this week so you can check grades anytime you’d like!

Science + Math Tutoring After School

STEM tutoring with our Hawken High School Students continues this Tuesday after school from 3:45 to 5 PM. If you’d like to sign up, please click HERE.!

Uniforms/Tardies/Unprepareds

Scholars will continue receiving -4 consequences for not being in dress code or uniform this week. Furthermore, we will begin issuing -4s for scholars that are tardy or unprepared for class (meaning they forgot something in their locker or are lacking urgency in moving to their classroom). Please remind your scholar that every minute of class-time is precious and cannot be wasted!

Kickboard Paycheck

Kickboard paychecks are sent home each Monday and must be signed and returned on Tuesdays for a grade. +4s are listed on the left and -4s or -20s are listed on the right hand column. Reach out to your Crew teacher with questions or concerns!

Weekly Calendar

Mon 9/19

Tues 9/20

Wed 9/21

Thurs 9/22

Fri 9/23

STEM Tutoring Afterschool from 3:45-5 PM. Snacks provided!

Dress down winner announced for Friday!

Top 20 5th grade scientists do STEM experiments with Hawken High Schoolers during the school day!  

8th grade parent meeting on Zoom from 5-6 PM at this link https://zoom.us/j/5612148752?pwd=OUh3eUJmVlBrYVp1VGgrRDk1ZTUxQT09

Community Meeting and Friday Celebration!

Questions or concerns? Remember you can always reach out to the main office, message me via Remind, or email me at erogoff@citizensleadership.org.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families                                                                                 9/11/22

We were saddened to have to close down the 6th grade on Friday due to staffing shortages. Luckily, we are back open to all grades on Monday! Please read below for lots of information regarding CLAS!

iReady Reports

We hope you received the iReady Report that we passed out to scholars on Friday afternoon (6th grade will receive theirs on Monday). If you need another copy of their math and reading scores, please let your scholar’s teacher know and they can email you a digital copy or send home another hard copy.

Science + Math Tutoring After School

Scholars are now engaging in their grade level curriculum, which means they will start to come home with homework occasionally or tests/quizzes to study for! Luckily, STEM tutoring with our Hawken High School Students will begin this Tuesday after school from 3:45 to 5 PM. If you’d like to sign up, please click HERE and see the flyer!

Uniforms

Scholars will now begin receiving -4 consequences for not being in dress cod or uniform this week. Please ensure your scholar leaves for school each morning in the appropriate clothing and shoes. Reach out to the main office if you need assistance in purchasing uniform clothes.

New Scholar Assembly

On Monday at 8:15 AM we will host an assembly to welcome all new scholars to CLAS for the 22-23 school year. We will be reviewing schoolwide expectations and the student Code of Conduct to help these scholars become acclimated to our environment.

Kickboard Paycheck

Kickboard paychecks are sent home each Monday and must be signed and returned on Tuesdays for a grade. These paychecks help you understand how your scholar is doing each week behaviorally. As a reminder, scholars begin the week with $80 in their CLAS CASH Account, and earn +4s or -4s for their choices.

Weekly Calendar

Mon 9/12

Tues 9/13

Wed 9/14

Thurs 9/15

Fri 9/16

All grades return to school

STEM Tutoring Afterschool from 3:45-5 PM. Snacks provided!

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development Day

Questions or concerns? Remember you can always reach out to the main office, message me via Remind, or email me at erogoff@citizensleadership.org.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                                9/4/22

We are finished with week 2 and with iReady testing! Scholars now know where they are in terms of reading and math achievement, and you’ll receive a copy of their scores this week. See below for other updates and important information!

Dismissal

We want to say thank you again for your help in making dismissal move quickly this past week! With Dismissal starting at 3:15, we clear out the line by 3:40. Key takeaways are:

  1. Families staying in their cars
  2. Using the yellow/purple card system (BE SURE to write your scholar(s) name and grade on the card so we can easily read it)
  3. Cars moving up when a car pulls off
  4. Not cutting in the dismissal line (waiting for security to wave you on)
  5. Calling the school before 2:30 for dismissal changes
  6. Giving grace

Attendance <Reminder>

Attendance is crucial to your child's learning and their ability to build life altering relationships within the school community. The State of Ohio also has laws that protect your child's learning found under the House Bill 410. Coming in late, leaving early and not coming in at all builds hours towards Truancy Laws. Please make sure your child comes to school and on time each and every day.

Uniforms:

Uniforms are required every day unless a grade level has won a dress down day on the last day of the week. We know that SchoolBelles has some backorders, but be sure to still put in your order. In the meantime as your order comes in, wear our school uniform pants and a solid color polo.

Upcoming Dates:

Cheerleading:

The cheerleading list was posted on Friday! Scholars should know if they made the team or not. If they are unsure, they can check the list outside of Room 214. We will inform you when Cheerleading practice begins!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at erogoff@breakthroughschools.org or contact the school at (216) 586-3887.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                                 8/28/22

What a FANTASTIC first week of school! We learned a ton about each other, our routines and procedures, battled in tug of war for the spirit stick, and ended the week with an ice cream social!

Kickboard: Scholars are quickly re-adjusting to school expectations and are earning tons of +4s throughout the day. On Monday, you’ll receive a print out of their weekly paycheck so that you can get a comprehensive overview of their behavior during the first week of school. Please note, you must sign this paycheck and have your scholar bring it to school on Tuesday for a Crew grade.

Scholars start the week with $80 in CLAS CASH and must earn $88 by the end of the week to make it to Friday Celebration. If your scholar ends up in reflection, you should receive a phone call explaining why.

Arrival + Dismissal: As we anticipated, traffic was delayed this week as we adjusted to our new dismissal procedures. We have a feeling that wait times will speed up dramatically this week and appreciate your patience!

As a reminder, please stay in your car, and don’t call your scholar to come outside. Doing so drastically slows down our dismissal process. Also, all dismissal changes need to be made to the front office no later than 2:30pm. Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Uniforms: We are loving seeing our scholars in their full uniforms each day. If your uniforms are still on backorder, we are allowing scholars to attend school in a solid color polo. Each week, one grade of scholars will earn a dress down day based on their behavior during lunch throughout the week. I’ll announce the winner to the kids every Wednesday or Thursday at 2 PM and then send a Remind message regarding the winner that evening. Otherwise, your scholar should still remain in uniform on Friday.

iReady Diagnostics: We will be starting our fall iReady diagnostic assessments. iReady is an online program that helps us to see your child’s strengths and areas of growth. We then use this information to help drive our individualized instruction during acceleration learning time. We are so excited to see what our scholars already know coming into this year and how much they’ve grown at the end of this year. Once we have all of our assessments completed, we will send out a letter to you outlining all of their areas of strengths and growth.

Upcoming Events:

8/29

8/30

8/31

9/1

9/2

Cheer tryouts 4:15-5:15

Cheer tryouts 4:15-5:15

Cheer tryouts 4:15-5:15

Friday Celebration + Dress down for ONE GRADE (winner to be announced)

9/5

9/6

9/7

9/8

9/9

NO SCHOOL - Labor Day!

Friday Celebration + Dress down for ONE GRADE (winner to be announced)

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at erogoff@breakthroughschools.org or contact the school at (216) 586-3887.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff


Dear CLAS Families,                                                                                May 22nd, 2022

We are down to the SECOND to last staff blast of the 2021-22 school year! See below for tons of information about our last week of school.

Mon 5/23

Tues 5/24

Wed 5/25

Thurs 5/26

Fri 5/27

5th Grade Zoo Trip

8th Grade Zoo Trip

Field Day!!

7th Grade Zoo Trip

8th Grade Rehearsal - 8-10 AM

8th Grade Picnic at Kerruish Park - 11-2 pm

5th Grade Promotion 6-7:30

6th Grade Zoo trip

8th Grade

Graduation 10-12 pm

Zoo Trips:

Tech Turn In:

Report Cards + Promotion:

Field Day + Crew Potlucks:

8th Grade Rehearsal + Picnic on Thursday:

8th Grade Graduation on Friday:

5th Grade:

Thank you all!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families,

We are down to the final two weeks of school, can you believe it!? See below for info about all of the end-of-year events!

ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR

Thank you to all of our families that responded to our request to complete a re-enrollment form for their scholar for the upcoming year.  For those that have not completed a re-enrollment form we need you to tell us if you want your scholar to attend Breakthrough Schools for the 2022-2023 school year by May 13th.  You can respond by completing this form https://forms.gle/YAwAqytE1XMuWyUr5. It only takes 3-5 minutes to complete the form. If you are uncertain about your scholar’s return, please call the Office of Student

Enrollment at 216-367-5720 to discuss your options.

END OF YEAR EVENTS

5/16-5/20: 8th Grade High School Prep Camp at Cleveland State - Scholars MUST be in school uniform!

5/20: Grade-level Friday Celebration + 5th Grade Science Center Field Trip

5/23: 5th grade Zoo trip

5/24: 8th grade Zoo trip

5/25: Field Day - scholars should wear clothes that can get wet and dirty - bathing suits can be worn UNDERNEATH clothes but will not be permitted without clothes over them!

5/26: 

5/27: Last Day of School + 6th Grade Zoo Trip + 8th Grade Graduation from 10-12PM at the school

FOR 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:

Need help enrolling your child in a CMSD high school? Reach out to Marcelyn Saxton at (216) 534-9526 or Marcelyn.Saxton@clevelandmetroschools.org…. She will need the following documents from you:

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade High School Prep Camp:

Reach out with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                                May 1st, 2022

There is a TON of info about upcoming events below. Text me at 216-586-3887 if you have any questions!


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS THIS WEEK

Our teachers work COUNTLESS HOURS and don’t get enough thanks for all they do for our scholars. Please contact me if you want to volunteer to help pass out treats each day! If you want to bring your own gifts for the whole staff we have 25 teachers and 30 staff (including admin total!). Teachers LOVE gift cards and personal notes of appreciation.

Date + Time

Event

Volunteer Names

Monday 5/2 from 9:30-10:30

Prep and pass around smoothies

No volunteers needed!

Tuesday 5/3 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around cookies + socks

Ms. Crumedy, Ms. Turner, Ms. Richmond

Wednesday 5/4 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around snack + drink cart

Ms. Wiley + Ms. Harris

Thursday 5/5 from 10:30-12:30

Panera Lunch!

Friday 5.6 from 10:30-12:30

Help serve Chipotle lunch!

Ms. Bailey, Ms. Withrow


ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR

Thank you to all of our families that responded to our request to complete a re-enrollment form for their scholar for the upcoming year.  For those that have not completed a re-enrollment form we need you to tell us if you want your scholar to attend Breakthrough Schools for the 2022-2023 school year by May 13th.  You can respond by completing this form https://forms.gle/YAwAqytE1XMuWyUr5. It only takes 3-5 minutes to complete the form. If you are uncertain about your scholar’s return, please call the Office of Student Enrollment at 216-367-5720 to discuss your options.


THIS WEEK:

6th Graders are headed to the Science Center on Friday, May 6th.

State Testing Continues:


Next Year’s Calendar can be found here: 22-23 School Calendar


FOR 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:

Need help enrolling your child in a CMSD high school? Reach out to Marcelyn Saxton at (216) 534-9526 or Marcelyn.Saxton@clevelandmetroschools.org…. She will need the following documents from you:

8th Grade Prom

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade High School Prep Camp:

Reach out with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        April 24th, 2022

Due to an uptick in COVID cases, our campus is doing remote learning for Monday and Tuesday, April 25th and 26th from 8 am to 1:40 PM. We will be back in person on Wednesday, and masking will be mandatory for the remainder of the week. Read our original communication that was sent out last week, with information on Zoom links, schedules, and state testing.

6th Graders have rescheduled their field trip to the science center field trip for MAY 6th.

Teacher Appreciation Week is MAY 2-MAY 6th and we need family volunteers each day from 10:30-12:30. Contact Mrs. Rogoff if you want to help!

Date + Time

Event

Volunteer Names

Monday 5/2 from 9:30-10:30

Prep and pass around smoothies

Tuesday 5/3 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around cookies

Ms. Crumedy, Ms. Turner, Ms. Richmond

Wednesday 5/4 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around snack + drink cart

Ms. Wiley + Ms. Harris

Thursday 5/5 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around cozy socks!

Friday 5.6 from 10:30-12:30

Help serve Chipotle lunch!

Ms. Bailey, Ms. Withrow

State Testing Continues NEXT WEEK!

8th grade families - on Thursday, April 28th from 11 AM - 1 PM, Marcelyn Saxton from CMSD’s enrollment office will be at Citizens Southeast to help you enroll your scholar into high school! Bring the following documents with you:

8th Grade Prom

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade High School Prep Camp:

Reach out with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        April 18th, 2022

Due to an uptick in COVID cases at our campus, masks are MANDATORY this week! We will resume to optional masks next week, April 25th.

State Testing Continues NEXT WEEK!

6th Graders have their science center field trip THIS FRIDAY, April 22nd - permission slips are coming home this week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is MAY 2-MAY 6th and we need family volunteers each day from 10:30-12:30. Contact Mrs. Rogoff if you want to help!

Date + Time

Event

Volunteer Names

Monday 5/2 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around smoothies

Ms. Martin

Tuesday 5/3 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around cookies

Ms. Crumedy + Ms. Turner

Wednesday 5/4 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around snack + drink cart

Ms. Wiley + Ms. Harris

Thursday 5/5 from 10:30-12:30

Prep and pass around cozy socks!

Friday 5.6 from 10:30-12:30

Help serve Chipotle lunch!

Ms. Bailey, Ms. Withrow

8th Grade Prom

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade High School Prep Camp:

Summer Learning Experience @ CMSD for 8th graders - https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/987

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                April 3rd, 2022

Check out the list of end-of-year events and information on the Ohio State Tests below!

4/11-4/12: Reading State Test

Week of 4/11: T3 Progress Reports Sent Home

4/22: 6th Grade Field Trip to Science Center + Grade-level Friday Celebrations

4/26-4/27: Math State Test

4/29: Fourth Friday Celebration

5/2-5/3 3: Science State Test (5th + 8th Grades Only)

5/6: Grade-level Friday Celebration

5/7: 8th Grade Prom @ Sadie's Social Complex from 6-10 PM. Invites being sent home this week!

5/16-5/20 - iReady Spring Testing + 8th Grade High School Bootcamp (more info to come!)

5/26: 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal + 5th Grade Graduation (5-6:30 PM, Drive Through Event!)

5/27: Last Day of School + 8th Grade Graduation (more info to come!)

Below is the letter that was sent home to families regarding the state tests. Remember, these tests are TIMED and are VERY IMPORTANT for your scholar and for our school. Attendance is critical for these testing dates. If you anticipate any absences, please reach out to Mrs. Rogoff ASAP.

Dear Families,

Springtime is here which means Ohio State Tests are rapidly approaching. Remember that these tests are imperative for  your scholar, and help us understand their academic strengths and weaknesses. See below for more information about the upcoming tests:

Monday, April 11th                 ELA Part 1

                                           Tuesday, April 12th                  ELA Part 2

                                           Tuesday, April 26th                    Math Part 1  

                                    Wednesday, April 27th        Math Part 2

                        Monday, May 2nd                 Science Part 1 (5th and 8th grade only)

Tuesday, May 3rd                 Science Part 2 (5th and 8th grade only)

Please mark your calendar!

To make testing as successful as possible, we recommend that you have your child take a few practice OST tests. These tests are available on this website:  https://oh-ost.portal.cambiumast.com/families.html

and look very similar to the tests they will be taking in April. Once you’ve reached the website, click “Practice Test”, then “Sign In”, select the grade and then either ELA, Math, or Science.

We also recommend that your child gets a good night’s sleep prior to testing days and arrives at school on time, 8:00 at the latest.  We will be serving a hot breakfast to students on testing days.

Because you are so important in your child’s life, we thought it would help your child to hear from you right before he/she takes the test.  Please take a few moments to write your child a motivational letter that we will give to your child before the reading test begins.  The letter can be as long or as short as you would like.  Let your child know that you love her/him, that you are proud of him/her, and that you know she/he will do well if she/he uses everything she/he has been taught.  Feel free to add anything else that you believe will encourage your son/daughter.  Past experience tells us that children who get these letters are thrilled.  Children who do not get a letter from home are disappointed.  The school staff will write them a letter, but they are not as excited as they would be if their letter came from home.   

After you write your letter, please seal it in an envelope with your child’s name on the front.  Ask your child to give it to her/his homeroom teacher.  Please send the letter to school ahead of time so we can ensure every student has a special letter from a parent or staff member.

Thank you in advance for helping to motivate your child to do his/her best work on Ohio’s Assessments!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 216-586-3887.

Thank you,

Mrs. Rogoff

Principal of CLAS

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 March 13th, 2022

This week we just have a list of upcoming events. See the calendar below and contact Mrs. Rogoff with any questions!

3/18: 8th Grade Field Trip to Science Center for GRADE-ELIGIBLE 8th graders - permission slips will be sent home on Monday and are due this WEDNESDAY

3/21-3/25: Spring Break

4/1: 7th Grade Field Trip to Science Center

4/11-4/12 and 4/13-4/14: ELA Ohio State Test + makeups

4/22: 6th Grade Field Trip to Science Center

4/26-4/27 and 4/28-4/4/29: Math Ohio State Test + makeups

5/3 and 5/4-5/5: Science Ohio State Test + makeups

5/7: 8th Grade Prom (details to be announced!)

5/16-5/20 - iReady Spring Testing

5/27: Last Day of School + 8th Grade Graduation (details to be announced!)

There will be NO Thursday math tutoring this week or next week. Thursday Math Tutoring with the Hawken High Schoolers will resume on Thursday, March 31st.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 March 6th, 2022

Can you believe there are only 9 more instructional days until Spring Break? Here is our information for this week:

Student Led Conferences

Math Tutoring on Thursdays

Family Meeting on March 9th

As always, reach out to Mrs. Rogoff with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 February 27th, 2022

Spring is approaching and we have several announcements for you!

5th Grade:

  1. To begin the middle school transition earlier, which will hopefully help scholars adjust to our expectations more easily
  2.  To make the scholar caseload more equitable for the Citizens Southeast administrators

Spirit Week:

Academic Awards Ceremony:

Student Led Conferences

Math Tutoring on Thursdays

Family Meeting on March 9th

As always, reach out to Mrs. Rogoff with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                February 21st, 2022

We hope you are enjoying your long weekend and getting some sun!

FIRST, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 5/6TH BOYS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR WINNING THEIR FIRST GAMES ON SATURDAY!

We have a shortened staff blast this week:

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, 2/23 @ CLAS @ 6 PM - Boys Basketball Game
  • Thursday, 2/24 - T2 Report Cards + Academic Award Invites sent home with scholars
  • Monday 2/28 - Spirit Week
  • Thursday 3/3: T2 Academic Awards Ceremony from 6-7 PM in the auditorium
  • Friday 3/4: Black History Month Showcase from approx 2-3:15! Time is subject to change
  • Friday, 3/11: Student Led Conferences + Retention Conversations

As always, call or text with any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                February 13th, 2022

Welcome to Trimester 3 of the 2021-2022 school year! For our 8th graders, this marks the final trimester of their middle school career, can you believe that?

ARRIVAL + DISMISSAL:

We want to express our apologies for the increased difficulties during arrival and dismissal. We have been struggling with the heavy snowfall and are aware of how hard this has made your drop-offs and pick-ups. We ask for your continued patience as we troubleshoot and make adjustments to improve the safety and efficiency of this process.

Please continue to abide by the rules while on Lotus Drive:

  • Do not cut the line or create a second drop-off/pick-up lane
  • Do not park or get out of your car during arrival or dismissal
  • When pulling around the line, please watch for scholars crossing the streets!
  • Prepare your scholar to quickly exit or enter your vehicle when you get to the entrance

High school applications to CMSD are due THIS FRIDAY.

We highly recommend ALL 8th grade scholars apply in the CMSD portal even if they are also applying to private high schools.

STEPS TO APPLYING TO HIGH SCHOOL

  1. Research High Schools Here and here 
  2. Create an account here
  3. CHOOSE 5 SCHOOLS. MS. ROGOFF’S FAVORITE NON-SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS ARE:
  1. Campus International
  2. MC2 Stem High School
  3. Davis Aerospace + Maritime High Schools
  1. If applying to selective high schools - Upload your iReady Scores and Transcripts - email ahughes@casoutheast.org if you need these!
  2. If applying to selective high schools - Enter two teacher emails for your Teacher Recommendations

ELECTRONICS POLICY @ CLAS

We have had an increasing number of issues with electronics lately. To be clear:

Cell phones, airpods, apple watches, etc are NOT PERMITTED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY and must be turned into crew teachers upon arrival.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 1/18 - T2 Grades are Finalized
  •  Monday 2/21: No School, PRESIDENT'S DAY
  • Thursday 3/3: T2 Honor Roll Ceremony from 6-7 PM
  • Friday 3/4: Black History Month Showcase!
  • Friday, 3/11: Student Led Conferences

As always, call or text me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                February 6th, 2022

THREE REASONS YOU SHOULD RE-ENROLL YOUR SCHOLAR THIS WEEK:

  1. It’s really easy and takes about 5 minutes. Just click here or call 216-367-5720
  2. You might lose your scholar’s seat if you don’t!
  3. Your scholars will win DRESS DOWN DAYS AND OTHER PRIZES for the crews with the highest enrollment #s!

Other Information:

Additional Upcoming Events:

Thursday 2/10: Community Meeting + Celebrations (scholars need $88 to attend!)

Friday 2/11: NO SCHOOL

Monday 2/21: No School, PRESIDENT'S DAY

Thursday 3/3: T2 Honor Roll Ceremony from 6-7 PM

Friday 3/4: Black History Month Showcase!

Friday, 3/11: Student Led Conferences

Reach out with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 January 30th, 2022

We are looking forward to a five day week with your scholars. Here are a few brief announcements:

Last but not least, re-enrollment is upon us! Please re-enroll your scholar for a seat at CLAS for the 2022-23 school year ASAP. Spots will fill up quickly and we don’t want your scholar to end up on a waiting list or lose their seat. Click here to re-enroll today!

As always, reach out with questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                January 23rd, 2022        

We look forward to seeing your scholars in person tomorrow! Please review the following reminders:

DRESS CODE IS IN FULL EFFECT AT CLAS

   CLAS black or purple polo shirt

School pants in the following colors: black, khaki, or navy blue (no jeans, sweats, or tights/leggings without skirt)

No slides, flip flops or any shoe that exposes your toes (Crocs are permitted).

Hoods/hats are not permitted to be worn in school.

Automatic -4.

Sweatshirts can be worn with school polo underneath. Sweatshirts must be one solid color with no graphics/large logos. Long sleeve shirts can be worn under school shirts in solid color as well.

All coats must be stored inside of lockers.

Questions? Contact Mr. Gamble or Mrs. Rogoff

This week is a 4 day week with no school for scholars on Friday. Please ensure they are completing their work, the end of Trimester 2 is only a few weeks away!

8th Grade Scholars: High school applications are due! If you need transcripts or iReady scores, please contact hughes@cas.bt.school and she can send you all scholar records.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

Best,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                January 17th, 2022                

I hope this newsletter finds you warm and safe as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I could not be prouder or more honored to work for a school community that strives to live out the Reverend's words each and every day. This year has not been easy or traditional, but we continue to walk (and sometimes crawl) into the unknown so that one day, our children may run.

There are many announcements in our newsletter today:

This Week’s Schedule: We are remote this week and following the same Zoom schedule + links this Tues-Thursday. There is one SCHEDULE CHANGE: This Friday the 21st, scholars will go to Mrs. Rogoff’s Zoom Room at 8 am but then will complete their work independently for the rest of the day. This will allow all teachers to come into the building and prepare for our in person return on the 24th.

iReady: All scholars are expected to complete 30 minutes of math iReady and 30 minutes of reading iReady on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They should pass 2 reading lessons and 2 math lessons by Friday at 4 PM. This is for an ELA and math grade.

Trimester 2 ends on February 11th, which means there are only four weeks left in the Trimester! Parent teacher conferences will be held on March 8th.

8th grade high school applications are nearly due! Scholars are encouraged to apply to 3 CMSD schools in addition to any private schools as a backup. Please attend a visit from Davis Maritime & Aerospace High School this Wednesday in www.zoom.us/my/msrogoff. Reach out to Reggie Shumpert at rshumpert@theprepschools.org or Amber Hughes at ahughes@casoutheast.org if your scholar needs copies of their transcripts and iReady scores.

School Uniforms: scholars must return to school on January 24th in their school uniforms. Please check that they are wearing school pants, shirts, and no hats, hoods, or slides. We will call families to drop off uniform clothes if scholars are not wearing them.

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MLK DAY

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For 8th Graders: Davis Maritime + Aerospace High School Visits in Ms. Rogoff’s Zoom Room at 1:40 PM

All scholars attend Community Meeting @ 8 in Mrs. Rogoff’s Zoom. Then, independent work until 3:30.

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Scholars return to school in the building!

NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

New P.E. Teacher: We are excited to introduce our new PE teacher, Mr. Nicholas Cutner! Mr. Cutner is a coach at three different schools in the area and recently graduated from Cleveland State with his degree in Sports Management! Welcome to the team, Mr. C!

Volunteers Needed: we are looking for volunteers to help us organize our school library! Contact Mrs. Rogoff if you are interested.

Free COVID Testing Kits from the Government: Beginning on Wednesday, Jan 19th you can order up to 4 rapid tests for free from the US Government. Go to www.covidtests.gov for more information.

As always, reach out with questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        January 9th, 2022

We miss seeing your scholars in person but hope that you are all safe and healthy at home.

We will be remote through January 21st and will return in-person on January 24th, 2022.

There is NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Our remote schedule this Monday through Thursday will continue to be live, synchronous classes from 8 am to 1:40 pm, with asynchronous time for iReady, tutoring, and homework from 1:40 to 3:30.

During this afternoon time, our expectation is that scholars are completing…

Scholars are receiving a daily grade in ELA and Math for completing their iReady assignments and will receive 0s if they are not attempting to complete their iReady assignments!

If you are having any technical issues this week, please call the Virtual Call Center at 216-539-2100.

We still have Chromebooks available for pickup each morning from 8 am to 12 pm at the building.

8th grade families, if you have any questions regarding high school applications, please contact Mrs. Rogoff so she can get you the assistance you need!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                  January 2nd, 2022

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season with your loved ones and that you are staying healthy and safe! As a reminder, we are switching to remote learning this week due to the surge in COVID cases. School will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Jan 5-7) this week on Zoom.

Crew teachers will be emailing your scholars their Zoom link, detailed class schedule, and other important instructions by Tuesday afternoon. Tell your scholar to check their school gmail account for this information. If your scholar does not have their gmail account information, please contact Mrs. Rogoff at 216-586-3887.

Zoom classes will begin at 8 AM sharp and end at 1:40 pm, but our expectation is that from 1:40-3:30, scholars work independently on iReady, meet with teachers for tutoring, or complete homework. 8th graders may also use this time to also complete their high school applications.

TECH PICK-UP

If your scholar is in need of a Chromebook, please come to the Cafeteria doors on Monday from 12 pm - 4 pm or Tuesday from 8 am - 12 pm to pick up a device. The building will be closed Wednesday-Friday!

Please contact Mrs. Rogoff with any additional questions at 216-586-3887.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

Greetings 8th grade families,

 

As the year comes to an end, I am sure you and your scholars are looking forward to a much deserved break and some time together as a family during the holidays. I wanted to remind you all however, that now is an excellent time to begin the high school application process. I have included a simple guide to what that may look like for you and your scholar as well as included links to a few important sites that may assist with the application process as well!

 

Breakthrough virtual High School Fair:*

https://breakthroughschools.org/virtual-high-school-fair-school-types-page/

 

*Please note, that scholars have toured this fair in class, but some have not completed the final assignment attached to it. Please have scholars complete this survey to better allow the High School Placement Team to assist you and your scholar. The survey attached to this form will let us know your scholars top options for high school to ensure deadlines and criteria to apply are met.

 

CMSD/public schools portal application: This past week, scholars started or completed applications to CMSD. Please check with scholar to see where they are in the process. Review their selections and submit the application if it hasn’t been completed.

https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/choosecmsd

 

Please keep in mind some important deadlines to consider:

 

January 14th is the deadline for most independent schools financial aid and admission applications.**

 

**Please visit the website of a school you may be interested in to determine their deadlines and admission requirements.

 

Happy holidays! Looking forward to an incredible new year!

 

Thank you,

Brianna Stephens

High School Placement Coordinator

Citizens Leadership Academy | 9711 Lamont Ave

Citizens Leadership Academy East | 12523 Woodside Ave

Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast | 15700 Lotus Drive

Bmstephens@citizenleadership.org

(216) 410-1032

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 December 12th, 2021

I cannot believe that it is already our final week together before Winter Break! I wish you the happiest Holiday season with your loved ones and look forward to seeing you all in the new year! See below for our final 2021 announcements of 2021:

SPIRIT WEEK:

HOLIDAY GIVING:

THANK A CLAS TEACHER:

CALENDAR: Scholars will return for school on January 4th!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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SPIRIT WEEK

SPIRIT WEEK

Progress Reports Sent Home

SPIRIT WEEK

SPIRIT WEEK

NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

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NO SCHOOL

WINTER BREAK

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NO SCHOOL

WINTER BREAK

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NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

First day back to school!

With sincerest gratitude,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 December 5th, 2021

We are entering the final two weeks before we depart for a two week break. See below for lots of upcoming announcements and events!

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING:

Monday from 3:45-4:45

Tuesday from 3:45-4:45

Wed from 3:45-4:45

Thurs from 3:45-4:45

7th Science w/ Ms. Ray

6th Math w/ Ms. B

 7th Math w/ Ms. Schadegg

8th Science w/ Ms. Ray

8th Math w/ Ms. B

THANK A CLAS TEACHER:

HOST THE BREAKTHROUGH BASH:

HOLIDAY GIVING AT CLAS:

CLAS DECEMBER CALENDAR:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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CLAS TALENT SHOW 2:30-3:20

Families are unable to attend but we will be livestreaming on our FB page!

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SPIRIT WEEK

SPIRIT WEEK

Progress Reports Sent Home

SPIRIT WEEK

SPIRIT WEEK

NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

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NO SCHOOL

WINTER BREAK

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NO SCHOOL

WINTER BREAK

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NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

First day back to school!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                 November 28th, 2021

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. We are so excited to be back in school tomorrow for a 4 day week! A few reminders:

After School Tutoring begins after school this week! Keep an eye out for a call or text from Mrs. Rogoff regarding tutoring! If you would like to sign your scholar up for tutoring please fill out this form.

We have three weeks of school before we leave again for Winter Break. Please help us create a meaningful holiday gift for our teachers by submitting short thank you notes for teachers and staff  into this form! You can submit this form as many times as you’d like :)

Here is our calendar for the next two weeks!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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NO SCHOOL

Teacher PD Day

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CLAS TALENT SHOW

More info TBD

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                           November 21st, 2021

We have a short but important week this week. Scholars are taking their Mid-Year iReady Diagnostics on Monday and Tuesday to determine how much they have grown thus far this year. These tests are particularly important for our 8th graders, as the scholars are sent with all high school applications!

If scholars are absent this Monday and Tuesday, they will have an opportunity to make up these tests when we return from Thanksgiving break.

Additionally, it is not too late to sign up for after school tutoring!

Are you interested in having your scholar stay after school from 4-5 PM for tutoring for their upcoming state tests? Or perhaps you would like them to receive help on missing assignments or homework? Fill out THIS FORM so that we can get your scholar a spot in our tutoring program!

If you have filled out the form already, Ms. Rogoff will be contacting you over break to give you all of the necessary details.

Last but not least, report cards were sent home in backpacks on Friday! If you need a report card feel free to email Ms. Rogoff at erogoff@citizensleadership.org to get a digital copy.

Here is our schedule for this week:

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iReady Testing - MATH

iReady Testing - ELA

Thanksgiving Break

NO SCHOOL

We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and feel incredibly grateful for your continued partnership.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216.586.3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                           November 14th, 2021

Happy Sunday! We have some exciting updates and a few upcoming events!

First, we are excited to offer after school tutoring! We had hoped to offer this by now, but we are facing some scheduling delays and have to postpone our start date until after Thanksgiving break.

Are you interested in having your scholar stay after school from 4-5 PM for tutoring for their upcoming state tests? Or perhaps you would like them to receive help on missing assignments or homework? Fill out THIS FORM so that we can get your scholar a spot in our tutoring program!

Next, we have a new staff member joining us remotely to assist with our scholars with IEPs and 504s! Ashley Nicholson has nearly 12 years of experience with special education students and is an IEP pro! Click here to read more about Ms. Nicholson and feel free to email her at anicholson@casoutheast.org with ANY questions about your scholar’s accommodations or modifications!

Finally, Winter iReady Testing is happening on the 22nd and 23rd! These tests are especially important for 8th grade students, as these scores will be included in all high school applications.

As always, reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216.586.3887

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Trimester 1 Honor Roll Ceremony 6-7pm at CLAS Auditorium

Community Meeting

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Friday Celebration!

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iReady Testing - MATH

iReady Testing - ELA

Thanksgiving Break

NO SCHOOL

 

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        November 7th, 2021

We are so proud of our scholars for their hard work during Trimester 1 and Student Led Conferences. Report cards will be mailed home during the week of November 15th, and families will be informed if their scholar is eligible to attend the Trimester 1 Honor Roll Ceremoy!

This week’s theme is GROWTH MINDSET. Many of our scholars say things like “I’m no good at math” or “I am terrible at writing” - we are hoping to show scholars that their brains can grow and develop like a muscle, and that anyone can become good at anything with the right attitude and work ethic. Please discuss this with your children this week and ask them what they hope to improve throughout this Trimester!

Last but not least, we are entering the season of High School Open Houses! 8th grade families, please ensure you are checking our Remind Messages for information about upcoming High School events! There are two listed on the calendar below. Do you have questions about the High School process? Schedule a meeting with Brianna Stephens, our High School Placement Coordinator or contact her at Bmstephens@citizenleadership.org or (216) 410-1032.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

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Friday

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Beginning of Trimester 2

Hawken Open House - Virtual! Reach out if your scholar would like to attend.

St. Martin De Porres Open House for Breakthrough Scholars at 5 PM

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PD DAY

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Trimester 1 Honor Roll Ceremony 6-7pm at CLAS Auditorium

Community Meeting

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Friday Celebration!

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Thanksgiving Break

NO SCHOOL

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        October 31st, 2021

We had so much fun at our Trunk or Treat and our Fall Festival!

As Trimester 1 wraps up we are so looking forward to seeing you at our Student Led Conferences on Monday and Tuesday. There is no school for scholars on these two days. Scholars will have school this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Trimester 2 starts on Monday, November 8th. In T2, scholars will have new clubs (a list is coming soon!), a renewed focus on iReady, and new incentive structures such as a Roar Store where scholars can use their scholar dollars to purchase small treats.

See the calendar below for upcoming events and reach out with any questions!

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Student Led Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

NO SCHOOL

Student Led Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

No More Trimester 1 Late Work Accepted After 4 PM

Family Action Meeting Via

Zoom, 6pm-7pm

PICTURE DAY!

UPDATE: Scholars must wear their school uniforms to school but can bring change of clothes for photos.

End of Trimester 1

Report cards get mailed home on Nov 12th

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        October 24th, 2021

We have a lot of exciting events coming up. Please see the calendar below for more information.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Trunk or Treat

5:30-7:00 pm at the school - Drive up to the school for treats!

COSTUME DAY and FALL FESTIVAL

*no masks except COVID masks, no fake weapons, no inappropriate clothing, no slides

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NO SCHOOL

Student Led Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

NO SCHOOL

Student Led Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

No More Trimester 1 Late Work Accepted After 4 PM

Family Action Meeting Via

Zoom, 6pm-7pm

PICTURE DAY!

Scholars must wear their school uniforms!

End of Trimester 1

Date for report cards to go home is TBD

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES: On Nov 1 and 2nd we will be holding our Trimester 1 student-led conferences. These are slightly different than traditional parent-teacher conferences for the following reasons:

Student-led conferences are an incredible opportunity to develop scholar voice, confidence, and ownership of their academics. You will be contacted by your scholar’s crew teacher to set aside 30 minutes for this conference either in person or virtually.

Because student-led conferences are hosted by the scholar and their Crew teacher, you will not have the opportunity to meet with each of your scholar’s core content teachers. You are always welcome, however, to schedule a separate conference with any teacher. See our staff contact sheet here!

We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences!

Sincerely,

Ms. Rogoff

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                        October 17th, 2021

I hope your scholar had a restful and enjoyable Fall Break! We are back tomorrow for a 4 day week. Scholars only have 3 weeks left until the end of Trimester 1 and teachers are not collecting any work after November 3rd. See below for important upcoming events:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Welcome Back Assembly for Scholars

No School

Teacher Work Day

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Trunk or Treat

5:30-7:00 pm at the school - Drive up to the school for treats!

COSTUME DAY*

*no masks except COVID masks, no fake weapons, no inappropriate clothing, no slides

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5

NO SCHOOL

Parent Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

NO SCHOOL

Parent Conferences

In Person or Virtual

(Your crew teacher will schedule this with you)

No More Trimester 1 Late Work Accepted After 4 PM

Family Action Meeting Via

Zoom, 6pm-7pm

PICTURE DAY!

End of Trimester 1

Date for report cards to go home is TBD

Additional Reminders:

For 8th Grade Families: 

Community Resources:

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                         October 4th, 2021

Thursday and Friday were joyful days at CLAS! Hawken high school students led several 6th graders in hands-on Science experiments, 7th and 8th graders earned a pajama dress-down day, and we ended the week with Tug of War, popcorn and movies, and s’mores at our 8th grade bonfire!

Unfortunately, we have noticed that social media continues to contribute to scholar “drama” at CLAS. As a reminder, our priority is to ensure CLAS is a safe and welcoming environment for all scholars. This means that we do not tolerate physical or verbal violence or instigation of conflict. We urge you to communicate with your scholars about the role that social media can play in school drama, and to remind your scholars that instigation of drama through social media is a punishable offense at CLAS.

This week, we are focusing on the role that GRATITUDE plays in making us happier and healthier individuals. We will practice expressing gratitude for the people and resources in our lives, and we encourage you to reflect with your scholars on the people and things that you are grateful for each and every day.

Upcoming Events:

As always, reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                   September 26th, 2021

We hope you enjoyed a beautiful three day weekend with your scholars. Fall weather is approaching and we have two weeks of school until we dismiss for Fall Break the week of October 11th.

Congratulations to 7th grade for winning the very first dress down day of the year on Friday!

This week, scholars will battle in LUNCH WARS for the chance to win a PAJAMA DAY on Friday! Scholars will also be able to earn a ticket to celebration by earning $84 or more scholar dollars. 6th and 7th grade celebration this week is a movie and popcorn, while 8th grade will enjoy the first CLAS bonfire of the year!

Schoolbelles has notified us that there are no longer any shipping delays on school polos, so we are expecting all scholars to attend school in full CLAS uniform. If scholars are wearing sweaters or sweatshirts over their school polos, they must be solid colors (purple, black, gray, white, navy) and may not feature large brand names or logos. Furthermore, we do not permit hoods to be worn during the school day. If you are struggling to purchase school uniforms please reach out to the front office staff for assistance.

Behavior paychecks will be sent home on Monday to be signed. Updated grades + your Parent Portal account information will be sent home with your scholar on Tuesday. If you are concerned about your scholar’s grades, please reach out to your scholar’s crew teacher to get them signed up for tutoring. Here is our staff contact page. Additionally, if you are struggling to login to Powerschool Parent Portal, please be sure you are using this link: https://ps-bt.metasolutions.net/public/home.html.

We are excited for our FIRST family event of the year - a virtual Family Action Meeting on Wednesday, October 6th at 6 PM in Ms. Rogoff’s Zoom Room.

Finally, we will be focusing on DIGNITY in Crew and Community Meeting. Please discuss with your scholar what it means to act with and to treat others with dignity.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

Dear CLAS Families,                                                                              September 19th, 2021

It is hard to believe that one month of school has passed already. On Friday, we celebrated our scholars’ self-discipline with Community Meeting and an ice cream social; it felt incredible to see our kids in joyful community with one another. See below for reminders and updates below as we continue to refine and improve our systems for week 5!

Our theme this week is teamwork - please speak to your scholar about what it means to be a strong teammate in the face of obstacles and challenges (we’ve noticed that it is difficult for some of our scholars to display sportsmanship when they are on a losing team!).

Speaking of teams, this week we launched LUNCH WARS at CLAS. Each grade level “battles” for points by cleaning up after themselves, staying seated, and following our other cafeteria norms. The grade level with the most points by the end of the day Wednesday will earn our first Dress Down Day of the year this Thursday, September 23rd! The winning grade team will be announced via Remind!

Lunch Wars is just one way we promote positive behavior at CLAS. On Monday, your scholar will bring home their very first Kickboard Paycheck. This paycheck will include all of the merits and demerits they earned last week. The merits will be listed on the left side and demerits will be listed on the right. Scholars start off their week with $80 in their account. Each merit adds $4 and each demerit deducts $4. Please sign the bottom of the paycheck to indicate that you received this paycheck. Scholars must return their Paycheck to their Crew teacher on Tuesday for a grade.

Grades are being entered in every class, but we are experiencing technical difficulties with Powerschool at this time. We are hoping to send home our first updated progress reports along with your Powerschool Parent Portal login information on Monday, Sept 27th.

There is no school this Friday, September 24th as we are holding a Professional Development (PD) day for our teachers. On this PD day, teachers will be calling their crew families to provide you with information on your scholar’s iReady diagnostic scores. Here is our year-long academic calendar so that you can see all of our future PD days.

Please remember that at CLAS we collect all cell phones and Apple watches at the beginning of the day. If scholars do not turn in their electronic devices and we see them out later, we will collect the cell phone, give a -$20 paycheck deduction, and assign reflection. If this happens a second time, we will also collect the device and hold onto it until a family member comes and personally picks it up.

Finally, if any member of your scholar’s immediate household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and awaiting test results, please complete the reporting form and keep your scholar(s) home until those test results are available.

In Partnership,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887


September 12, 2021

Dear CLAS Families,

We are so proud of our scholars for adapting to being back in person after being out of the building for so long! As we move into our fourth week of school, we have a few reminders of how we plan to improve even more:

First, we are committed to prioritizing scholar and staff safety each day. We will be tightening mask expectations for all scholars when they are not either eating breakfast or lunch. Scholars will be receiving an automatic demerit for not having a mask properly covering their nose and mouth. As a reminder, this also means that scholars are not permitted to eat snacks during class time. Scholars are, however, permitted to drink water from their own water bottles. Please provide your scholar with a reusable water bottle as our cup supplies are limited.

We will also continue to hold scholars to high behavioral standards. Next Monday, you will receive your scholar’s first “CLAS Paycheck” that outlines each merit and demerit they received over the course of the week and the reason why. Scholars start each week with an $80 deposit in their “bank account” and earn or lose $4 for each merit or demerit they receive. If scholars receive 3 demerits in a day, they do not transition to clubs but instead transition to Reflection with our Dean of Culture, Mr. Gamble. Additionally, please remember that scholar cell phones and Apple Watches are collected at the beginning of each school day and placed in a secure location to ensure our scholars can focus on learning and engaging with their peers.

Clubs are underway at CLAS! Here are the following clubs that we are offering in Trimester 1: Sports, Fitness, Anime, MAC Diamonds, MAC Gents, Pride Club (with family consent), Math or ELA Tutoring, Homework Center, Yoga, Art, Debate, and Student Government

We care about scholar mental health. We begin each day with Crew, which is 30 minutes of social-emotional learning and discussion. This week’s topic in Crew and in Community Meeting is self-discipline.  Please discuss the importance of self-discipline with your scholar this week and ensure your scholar arrives to school by 8 AM so that they may participate in Crew.

We celebrate scholar success. This Friday’s Celebration is an Ice Cream Social! Scholars must have at least $84 in their Bank Accounts to attend this Celebration.

As always, we appreciate your partnership and look forward to developing our Future Change Makers.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

August 29th, 2021

Greetings, CLAS Families!

We had an outstanding first week of school, despite a power outage and some pretty intense heat! We look forward to making week 2 even better. See below for some information and tips to ensure things run smoothly next week:

Arrival and Dismissal:

Water Bottles + Masks:

Uniforms:

8th Grade Families: Please Read This on Letter on Graduation + VOTE

We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Us with your questions + concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rogoff

216-586-3887

August 22nd, 2021

Hello CLAS Families!

We are so excited to welcome your scholar in person on August 23rd! Below you will find information and frequently asked questions to help you prepare for this school year. Please reach out with any additional questions/concerns:

Monday, Aug 16th

5:00-6:30 PM

Tuesday, Aug 17th

5:00-6:30 PM

Wednesday, Aug 18th

5:00-6:30 PM

Thursday, Aug 19th

5:00-6:30 PM

1st and 5th Grades

In Person

Virtual Open House from 5-6pm:

https://zoom.us/my/msrogoff

2nd and 6th Grades

In Person

3rd and 7th Grades

In Person

4th and 8th Grades

In Person

Academic Questions

Operational Questions

Kinder - 5th Grade

Sarah Weber

330.671.1868

sweber@casoutheast.org

Uniforms,

Transportation,

Technology

+ More!

CAS + CLAS Front Office

216.586.3887

6th Grade - 8th Grade

Emily Rogoff

216.586.3887

erogoff@citizensleadership.org