News and Events
Our school community has had a difficult week, as we dealt with the shock and grief of losing our student, Robert Robinson, Jr., to gun violence. We took great comfort in the outpouring of kind words and offers of support that came from all around our city. We thank everyone who has sent a message, or stopped by, or otherwise communicated their goodwill. Your kindness in this difficult time is a powerful help.
A Loss In Our Community
The following letter will be going home with students to families today:
March 16, 2015
Dear Cleveland community,
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share the tragic news that one of our students was killed yesterday afternoon in a shooting.
As a community, I know we will come together to not only support our students’ family members, but work to ensure our larger community is a safe place for us to live, learn and work.
We have counselors at school today and will continue to have counselors and mental health support available next week for students, staff and families, as needed. When someone dies, particularly in an act of violence, it is normal for children and teens to have different kinds of feelings and reactions. Parents and guardians have important roles in helping students understand about death.
We understand that each culture has its own way of dealing with death, and we encourage children to talk with their families about their ideas, thoughts and beliefs. Additionally, talking about the incident can be a healthy way for families to process their feelings and reactions to an event of this nature.
Here are some suggestions for how to help students cope:
We recognize that even if your student may not have known or been close to this family, he/she may still feel a strong reaction. We also realize this may be your student’s first experience with death or it may trigger feelings about other deaths your child may have experienced.
If you have any questions, please let me know. We will keep you updated on how we as a community can move forward, and how we can support the family.
Principal, Cleveland High School
Parking lot procedures
All parking spaces in the school parking lot are assigned to staff. Please, when picking up/or dropping off your student, do not park in these parking space. If you must wait for your student or if you have business in the Main Office, please use the Eight visitor parking spaces located at the south end of the parking lot along the west fence. These spaces are marked with green and white VISITOR parking signs.
Dress Code Guidelines
Dear Cleveland Eagles:
We want to communicate some details about our expectations for student dress while at school. At Cleveland, our mission is “Real world preparation for real world success.” We strive to provide a professional environment for students; for example, people from community organizations, universities, and industry frequently visit our campus to participate in student learning. We want to help students present themselves professionally at school. Therefore, we are providing some clear guidelines for appropriate school dress below, and are grateful for families’ support of this expectation.
Thank you for your attention to these guidelines.
Cleveland High School Administration
More Attendance News
Here's an update on the attendance policy:
If a student doesn't agree with the markings on their attendance (i.e.: if they were marked absent but they believe that they were either on time or late), they need to come to the Attendance Office and ask for the Attendance Correction Form (red paper).
Students will need to discuss the matter with the teacher. Afterwards, they should return the form back to the Attendance Office.
Also, students who show up late to school (even if their parents called that they were going to be late), need to check in at the Attendance Office first.
If you have any attendance-related questions, do not hesitate to stop by Bayot's office.
Protocol set for Muslim prayer time
New protocols are now in place for Muslim students who participate in prayer time.
1. Students must check in with their 7th or 8th period teacher for attendance purposes.
2. Students should quietly step to prayer area, either in the hallway or the designated space.
3. Students should be gone NO MORE than 15 minutes maximum, including travel time.
4. Designated space for females is room 2157; for males it's room 1109
5. Students will not be allowed to sit in window sills or stairwells. You must report to a designated space.
5. Prayer time is from 1:05 - 1:20 p.m. (Time will adjust accordingly).
Students who are missing beyond the prescribed time will be reported to administration. The principal will then contact the parent(s) if a student becomes a repeat offender.