From the Superintendent of Schools


    The 2021-2022 school year presented us with many of the challenges that we had anticipated from being required to use our remote and hybrid learning models for the preceding two years. Supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral health of our students and staff was our top priority. When our efforts were not focused there, they were on closing the student achievement and learning gaps that we identified. Though I do not believe that you can ever do enough to address these top two priorities, I am pleased to say that we made great strides forward in both. That said, I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful school community that
    rallied together to support our students and one another in facing those challenges. Any success we’ve had resulted from a true collaborative and community effort.

    Our optimism continues to grow that the upcoming 2022-2023 school year will present us even greater opportunities to continue these efforts. We will obviously continue to emphasize student learning and achievement, but again our primary focus will remain on the social and emotional health of our students, staff and community. We understand that, in order for kids to be successful academically, their other needs must be met as well. That includes their social and emotional needs. We have several layers of support for our children here at Cleveland Hill, and we also have a number of resources and supports available for the adults in our community. If you or anyone you know may need assistance please check our website or contact any of our offices. We are here to help.

    Throughout the upcoming school year, we will continue to keep you informed on several other projects we are working on. Our recently approved capital project is entering the preconstruction phase. We anticipate some of the work to begin next summer, and for work to be closed out by the end of summer 2024. Community feedback from the survey we administered last year, made it clear that our parents and community members are seeking expanded community engagement opportunities here at school following the COVID interruptions. These programs and opportunities will be planned over the summer months. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing them with you this fall.

    A strong Cleveland Hill school community has served as the cornerstone as we have faced some incredible challenges over recent years together. We look forward to strengthening our partnership within our community as future challenges may present themselves. I again remind and ask you to have high expectations for us, and to let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will never take for granted the strong support that we currently have, and I thank you for that. On behalf of the Board of Education, I wish you all a wonderful 2022-2023 school year. 


    Jon T. MacSwan