Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and families on an excellent State of Ohio School Report Card. Solon Schools ranked #3 in the state and #1 in Northeast Ohio!

Parents will receive a new letter in the mail this week with updated log in credentials to complete student eForms for 2015-16.

Picture Day Is September 1 - Order Yearbooks Now!
Monday, August 31, 2015

Picture day is tomorrow, Tuesday September 1. You should have received an order form in your student's take home folder. You may prepay for pictures and yearbooks online at http://www.ripchostudio.com/. The password to order online is 3263parkel. You are able to purchase pictures and yearbooks for up to 48 hours after picture day.

PLEASE NOTE: Yearbooks must be purchased with your student's pictures. Many of the packages include the yearbook, but not all. You may purchase separately on the order form for $21 per book. We will NOT have another sale after this time so please be sure to order with your pictures if you want your child to have a Parkside yearbook. The books will be delivered the last week of school.

Resources: Buy Your Yearbook

Stay Connected to the Parkside PTA - August Minutes Are Now Posted
Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Parkside PTA is great partner with our school. To stay connected with school and PTA programs, we encourage you to come to our monthly meetings. If you are unable to attend, you can stay up to date by reading the meeting minutes.

Click on the link below to see the August PTA meeting minutes.

Resources: Parkside PTA Meeting Minutes August 2015

Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off Reminders for the Start of the School Year
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hello Parkside Families! We are off to a great start to the school year.

Just a reminder, morning parent drop-off is between 7:45 and 8 a.m. at the back playground doors. Students being dropped off by parents in the morning are not able to enter the building until 7:45 a.m. and parents may not walk students to their classrooms.

Afternoon pick up is at 2:30 p.m. Students exit through the playground doors as well.

Thank you for your support in helping our parent drop off and pick up run smoothly each day.

New District-PTA Calendar Now Available
Monday, July 20, 2015

The 2015-16 school year events calendar is here. All families will receive a copy in the mail at the beginning of August, but to begin your planning now, a color pdf file of this year's calendar is posted here for your convenience.

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming back-to-school and orientation events planned in August.

We look forward to seeing the students soon!

Resources: 2015-16 Solon Schools' Calendar

Solon Schools’ Day Care Transportation Request Forms Are Due August 5
Friday, July 17, 2015

With the start of the 201-16 school year just over a month away, the Solon Schools’ Transportation Department is working to finalize bus routes for this year. Parents can assist in this process by ensuring that any special transportation needs for students are clearly outlined now by filling out and submitting the district’s Day Care Transportation Request Form by August 5.

This form is necessary for all students who will be attending a Solon before- or after-school day care program and wish to ride Solon Schools’ buses to get to school in the morning from day care or from school to the day care program in the afternoon.

The form must arrive at the Transportation Department by August 5 for day care transportation to begin the first week of school. Day care transportation is not guaranteed. We must have a minimum of five children from your child’s school going to a day care location to provide transportation. In addition, day care transportation is limited to the number of seats we have available for transport on that day care bus.

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Resources: 2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request Form

Back-to-School Ice Cream Social & New Family Welcome Programs Slated for August
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Save the date!

The Back-to-School Ice Cream Socials & New Family Welcome Programs are just around the corner.

We hope you can join us for a fun evening to reconnect with friends the week before school begins. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Roxbury – August 11
Kindergarten & New Family Welcome 6-6:45 p.m.
Ice Cream Social 7-8 p.m.

Parkside – August 12
New Family Welcome 6-6:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social 6:30-8 p.m.

Lewis – August 14
Kindergarten & New Family Welcome 6-6:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social 6:30-8 p.m.

Arthur Road – August 13
Ice Cream Social 6:30-8 p.m.
New Family Welcome Grades 1-4 10:30 a.m. August 11

Summer Reading: Don't Experience a Summer Slide!
Friday, June 05, 2015

All Solon students are encouraged to read over the summer. There are specific requirements and suggestions for all grade levels.

It is important to have fun and engage in creative activities over the summer break, but maintaining reading is critical to continued academic growth and achievement.

> Students in grades K-4 should read at least 500 minutes this summer. A summer reading calendar is posted below and on each elementary home page to help students track their minutes.

> Students in grades 5-6 should read at least 1,000 pages this summer.

> Students in grades 7-8 must read at least one fiction and one non-fiction book of their own choosing.

> Students in grades 9-12 should read books of their own choosing as well as the required readings for individual classes as posted on the SHS site. Please be sure to check back at the end of June for specific assignments that may accompany high school readings.

Have a great summer and happy reading!

Resources: K-4 Summer Reading Log 2015

Last Day Reminders - PTA Providing Pizza Lunch
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The Parkside PTA is providing pizza and cookies for lunch for all students on Wednesday. All students will have lunch at 11 a.m.

Parent volunteers should contact classroom teachers to determine the time of arrival for volunteering for parties and last-day events as these times may vary by class.

Parking for parent volunteers is in the community park near the baseball fields with all volunteers entering through the front door main entrance.

The fourth grade clap out will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping make this yet another special day. We are looking forward to celebrating the end to another wonderful year together at Parkside!

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

Peanut Free Snacks

The attached list provides options for tree nut and peanut free snacks that are also vegan options. Thank you for supporting the needs of all our students.

Nut Free & Vegan Snack List

Student Handbook

Please click on the link below to read the Parkside Family Handbook.

Parkside Handbook 2015-16.pdf

Parkside Bus Routes - UPDATED

Please click on the link below to see the 2015-16 bus routes.

Parkside Bus Routes 2015-16 as of 8-24-15

Day Care Transportation Form

Please click on the link below to access this year's Day Care Transportation Request Form. This form must be completed and returned to the Transportation Department if you are requesting bus transportation for before- or after-school day care.

2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request

School Supply Lists

Click on the link below for an easy reference of school supplies students will need to start the year in August.


Summer Learning Opportunities

Click on the link below to explore Summer Learning Opportunities for elementary school students.

Summer Opportunities Elementary School