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Posted Thursday, August 31, 2023

Exciting Update: Yondr Implementation for a Focused Learning Environment

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope this letter finds you well. As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we are excited to introduce an innovative tool that will enhance the learning environment and promote better focus among our students.

In our continuous efforts to create a distraction-free and engaging educational atmosphere, we will be implementing Yondr – a technology solution designed to help students manage their use of mobile devices during school hours. Yondr provides locking pouches for mobile phones, ensuring that students can focus on their studies, classroom discussions, and interactions without unnecessary distractions.

Why Yondr?

We understand the growing challenges posed by technology distractions in today's learning environment. While technology plays a valuable role in education, we also recognize the importance of creating a balanced and focused setting for effective learning. Yondr offers a practical solution to strike that balance.

How Yondr Works:

Each student will receive a Yondr pouch at the beginning of the school day. The pouch is designed to securely store their mobile device, allowing students to keep their attention fully on their lessons and classmates. At the end of the school day or during specific class periods, students can easily unlock their pouches to access their devices.

Benefits of Yondr:

Enhanced Focus: Yondr will help students stay fully engaged in their studies, discussions, and activities without the distraction of incoming messages or notifications.

Reduced Disruptions: Classroom disruptions caused by phone use will be minimized, creating a more productive and respectful learning environment.

Promotion of Face-to-Face Interaction: Yondr encourages students to interact and connect with their peers, fostering meaningful in-person conversations.

Responsible Technology Use: Yondr supports the development of responsible technology habits, teaching students to manage their device usage effectively.

Implementation Timeline:

We will begin implementing Yondr at the start of the upcoming school year. To ensure a smooth transition, we will conduct training sessions for teachers, staff, and students on how to use the Yondr pouches effectively. Clear guidelines for using Yondr will be established, outlining scenarios such as classroom instruction, designated break times, and more.

We are committed to maintaining open communication throughout this process. If you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of Yondr, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school administration. We value your input and partnership in creating a positive and focused learning environment for all students.

Thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide the best possible education for our students. We look forward to a successful school year ahead.


Donald J. Jolly II


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Posted Friday, August 11, 2023

Welcome to Warrensville Heights Early Childhood Center!

A message from your Principal

  On behalf of the Warrensville Heights City School District, I would like to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year at ECC.  My name is Jennifer Ervin, Principal of the Warrensville Heights Early Childhood Center.  I have been an educator for the last 17 years, 15 of those years being in the Warrensville Heights City School District.  

Open House will be on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:00-8:00.  During this time you will learn who will be your child’s teacher will be and tour the building/classroom, drop off any school supplies, and complete classroom paperwork.

PreK and Kindergarten students will phase in on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th.  Students with a last name that begins with A-M will attend on Wednesday.  Students with a last name that begins with N-Z will attend on Thursday.  All students will attend on Friday, September 8th.   This allows the students to get to know the staff and building in small groups.  All PreK and Kindergarten students NEED a completed physical within a year and updated immunization records.  All PreK paperwork MUST be completed before student is able to begin.  

Attendance matters!  Please be sure your child is in school on time, daily.  PreK students can be dropped off between 8:30 and 8:45 and will eat breakfast in the classroom at 8:45.  Kindergarten students can be dropped off between 8:15 and 8:40; breakfast will be available during this time.  All students need to be present by 8:45 or they will be marked tardy.   Dismissal for all PreK and Kindergarten students is between 3:15 and 3:45.  Early dismissal ends at 2:30.  All students need to be picked up by 3:45.  
Dress code is mandatory for all Kindergarten students.  Please see the dress code on the other side.
If your child is riding a school bus, please contact the Transportation Department at 216-364-1041.
Yours in education,
Mrs. Jennifer L. Ervin 

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Posted Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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