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Empowering All Students for Success

Canal Winchester

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Canal Winchester Pride
Canal Winchester Pride
School Spirit!
School Spirit!
Students with Author Dusti Bowling
Students with Author Dusti Bowling
Middle School Students Recording Data
Middle School Students Recording Data
Communication & Collaboration
Communication & Collaboration
Ohio Educational Library Media Association Presented Superintendent Jim Sotlar with the Outstanding Administrator Award for 2019! Assistant Superintendent Kiya Hunt Accepted the Award on His Behalf.
Ohio Educational Library Media Association Presented Superintendent Jim Sotlar with the Outstanding Administrator Award for 2019! Assistant Superintendent Kiya Hunt Accepted the Award on His Behalf.

Upcoming Events

Jan
4

Back in School

Monday, January 4, 2021
Jan
14

End of 1st Semester/2nd Quarter HS, MS

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Jan
15

NO SCHOOL Records Day

Friday, January 15, 2021
Jan
18

NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2021
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Latest News

Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive
Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive
As everything in 2020 adjustments were made for the food drive. Instead of specific food items students and staff were asked to give gift cards to local grocery stores in any dollar amount.   
Should I Send My Student to School?
Please check the chart as to whether to keep your student home from school and what happens if we send your student home from school.
Food Service UPDATE
ALL children under the age of 18 will receive free meals for the rest of the school year. More info...
Proposed 2021-22 District Calendar
The attached proposed calendar was presented at the Sep 21st Board of Education meeting.
High School Completed Construction
View the link HERE for a YouTube video of construction process  
Portrait of a Graduate
Portrait of a Graduate
Over the last  year students, community members and staff put together a "Portrait of a Graduate" as we empower all students for success it means more than academic achievement. 
Volunteer Form
Volunteer Form
Please complete if volunteering in any of our classrooms in the district.  (Just need to fill out one time-covers all buildings)  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN
State of Ohio Vaccination Requirements
State of Ohio Vaccination Requirements
Please see the following letter regarding (Ohio Revised Code 3313.67) for MMR Vaccination
KNOW! Helpful Tips for Parents
KNOW! Helpful Tips for Parents
View helpful articles for parents on all topics including sleep, nutrition, drug prevention, homework and various other issues..
Academic Plan
Academic Plan
Please take a few moments to view our district Quality Profile and the Academic Plan for 2020-23.  Questions please contact the district office 614 837-4533

Highlights

Superintendent's Message
Autumn leaves show us it is OK to let things go because we know this makes way for new beginnings and a fresh start in the spring. Over the last several months, we have been forced to let go of how we normally do things which can be uncomfortable and overwhelming at times, but this “new normal” mindset has made way for a renewed outlook and the opportunity to embrace this season of life. In spite of the current circumstances we are in, we have had a positive start to the school year. We know it is not the ideal learning environment and want to get back to a “normal” school day as soon as possible. While we cannot control the timeline or outcome of this health pandemic, we can control how we support and encourage one another during this season. I have a quote in my office that reminds me: “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” 
As we move forward, it is important we continue to focus on being flexible. Everyone is still adapting to the different learning environments and schedules. Students, parents, and staff are taking on multiple roles and are being pulled in many directions. Now more than ever we must all work together to ensure that we are Empowering All Students for Success by continuing to develop positive relationships, by keeping the lines of communication open at school and at home, and by remaining focused on having a positive attitude. 
We will continue to monitor the current health conditions with the hope of returning to school full-time in the near future. At the beginning of December, we will send out information for families to choose which learning track their student(s) will be on for the second half of the school year, more details will be forthcoming.
Canal Winchester Local Schools will continue working hard to ensure that we offer and deliver a high-quality education no matter which learning track families choose. I am proud to be part of this school system and community that have come together to make a safe return to school possible. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made and continue to make so learning can continue. We are all in this together. And remember, make it a great day or not; the choice is yours!
 Sincerely,
 James Sotlar, Superintendent 


PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE  Empowering All Students For Success means more than academic achievement.  For our students to be prepared for life beyond graduation and for meaningful, self-sustaining careers, we must focus on the whole individual.  Our Canal Winchester Portrait of a Graduate describes the skills and attributes that will empower all students for success now and in the future. The portrait describes the skills, attributes and character traits we believe our students need for life beyond graduation. Our goal is to develop the whole child: academically, mentally, socially, and behaviorally. The six themes are all equally important.  The district will take the next year or so to develop a plan of action to implement the Portrait in grades K-12 and develop a measuring tool. We must focus on this as much as we do our academics. They are both important if we truly want to empower all students for success. PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE

Respectful Citizens show empathy, compassion and kindness ? act with integrity ? model appropriate behaviors in different settings

Problem Solver think critically to analyze situations ? create solutions with diverse thinking ? persevere when challenged

Self-Aware Individuals show confidence in their strengths ? attend to their needs and well-being ? welcome opportunities to grow

Responsible Learners demonstrate self-motivation and discipline ? work hard to achieve goals ? reflect and improve

 

Collaborators build positive relationships ? cooperate on teams ? share success and accountability

 

Communicators listen for understanding ? strive for accuracy and clarity ? utilize technology and media effectively

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