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Weekly Callout - June 26

 

The Weekly Callout

I created the Weekly Callout to keep you informed about how we're preparing Euclid's children for success. The purpose is so you can learn more about the wonderful initiatives and programs going on around the district. 

Christopher Papouras, Superintendent 

 

Euclid Schools Introduces 1-to-1Technology for the ‘20-21 School Year

Starting next school year, Euclid Schools will provide 1-to-1 technology (1:1) for all students in grades K-12. This means each student will have access to a dedicated piece of technology to assist in their educational growth and development. K-5 students will have the use of iPads, while 6-12 students will have Chromebooks. Our educators and administrators are still developing plans for what the ‘20-21 school year will look like, and how we will place the devices in the hands of our students. 

 

Four committees, composed of district administrators, building administrators, teachers, and technology department staff are working to effectively implement specific aspects of 1:1 technology initiative for student learning. Those committees are Instructional/Professional Development, Communication, Logistical, and Technical.  The work of these committees, combined with the dedication of our educators, will greatly enhance our students’ learning experiences.


Euclid Schools Plan for Fall Learning

Governor Mike DeWine announced earlier this week that he and his team will soon be announcing guidelines for return to schools. The governor’s plans are unknown at the time, but Euclid educators and administrators are hard at work preparing a plan that seeks to keep our families and educators healthy, while providing quality education for our students. 


Educators and administrators are considering three learning scenarios. These scenarios include:

  • Buildings reopening, and typical in-school learning resuming 

  • Online learning (as was the case in the Spring)

  • A combination of in-person learning in school buildings and online learning

We will release more details as we receive guidance from the Governor’s office - hopefully in early July. We are taking the community’s thoughts into consideration as we make plans for the upcoming school year. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about the upcoming school year by completing the survey here. The survey will be active through July 3rd. 

  

Euclid Schools Welcomes Three New Administrators

Our schools are proud to announce the hires of three experienced professionals! We know and expect they will use their talents to improve and support education for our students.


Andre RudolphAndre Rudolph will serve in the capacity of Principal at Euclid High School. Mr. Rudolph is coming to Euclid City Schools from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District where he previously served as proud Principal of Cleveland’s JFK E3agle Academy and James Ford Rhodes Comprehensive High Schools, respectively. He also served as Assistant Principal at Warrensville Heights High School and Andrew J. Rickoff PreK-8 school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Prior to coming back to NE Ohio, Mr. Rudolph worked in SW Ohio in several roles from teaching to administration in a charter school network after his time at Miami (OH) University. He is excited to join the Euclid City School District.  


 

Rebecca FurbayRebecca Furbay will serve as Director of Student Services. Ms. Furbay previously served as Special Education Coordinator with the Reynoldsburg City School District. Ms. Furbay also served as the Associate Director for the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Exceptional Children. In addition, she has been the Director of Student Services for both Tallmadge City Schools and Brooklyn City Schools. Ms. Furbay brings nearly twenty-five years of classroom and administrative experience with her to our schools. 



 

Darryle TorbertDarryle Torbert will serve as Director of Marketing, Recruitment, and Public Relations. Mr. Torbert previously worked with Burges & Burges Strategists, a communications firm that assists school districts with long-term planning, communication, and research. During Mr. Torbert’s tenure at Burges & Burges, he supported the work of our schools and many other school districts across Ohio. He brings more than a decade of experience supporting public schools, libraries, and public entities with him to our schools.