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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

Oct
30

End of 1st Quarter HS, MS

Friday, October 30, 2020
Nov
2

Picture Day MS CWOLA Students & Retakes for Group A

Monday, November 2, 2020
Go to www.hrimaging.com to order photos before or after picture day 
Nov
3

NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Nov
5

Picture Day MS CWOLA Students & Retakes for GroupB

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Go to www.hrimaging.com to order photos before or after picture day 
Nov
5

WT Family Conferences

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Nov
10

MS Family Conferences

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Latest News

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 until December 31st, 2020. 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  
Open Enrollment for 2020-21
Open Enrollment for 2020-21
OPEN ENROLLMENT is CLOSED for the 2020-21 school year. The Canal Winchester School District will accept applications ONLY during the month of May.  
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
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! As strange as it sounds, this is probably the most excited I have ever been for the start of a new school year! It is so good to see kids back in our classrooms. I have been in education for over 25 years, and never would I have imagined a school year like this. We’ve talked often about reimagining education or redesigning the delivery of education, but this goes beyond flexible seating and 1:1 technology.
While there are so many variables that are beyond our control and constantly changing, there is one thing that still remains constant: LEARNING NEVER STOPS. How we deliver it may change and change often this year, but teaching our students HOW to learn in different ways is part of molding them into life-long learners. It may not be how we have always done it – at a desk, with a sharpened No. 2 pencil, and on perfectly lined paper. Instead, it may be through Zoom, Google Classroom Discussion Boards, spaced-out classroom layouts, hybrid schedules or even through a self-guided curriculum with virtual support.
This year more than ever, Canal Winchester is focused on flexibility and building positive relationships. Everyone will be adapting to different learning environments, technology, deadlines, and difficult schedules. While we cannot control the ever-changing health guidelines or make things go completely back to normal, we can control how we support and encourage one another during this season.
My goal for this school year is to have our students, staff, and families come out of this pandemic situation better than they entered it. While we will still have expectations and deadlines, I encourage us all to approach each interaction we have with kindness and grace. This year is the perfect opportunity to hone in on our Portrait of a Graduate skills we hope to instill in all students before they go out into the world. While we will continue to focus on the core academic subjects, we will also be giving students opportunities to develop and recognize how to be Respectful Citizens, Problem Solvers, Self-Aware Individuals, Responsible Learners, Collaborators, and Communicators while we as staff members sharpen those skills ourselves.
Again, Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Make it a great year or not; the choice is yours!

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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