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!

Kudos to Roxbury on its A+ grade in the new 2015 K-12 Best Schools Niche Rankings!

Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road cafeteria for all incoming kindergarten students. 

Kindergarten 2015: Parent Information Night Is Wednesday, February 18
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Solon's Kindergarten Information Night for parents is Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium.

This program is a welcome and information session for incoming kindergarten parents to the Solon City Schools. Kindergarten registration folders with all the materials for registration day will be distributed. Completing these forms in advance shortens your time on registration day.

Centralized Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road Elementary School cafeteria from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Resources: Three Steps to Kindergarten Parent Flier 2015

Updated Assessment Schedule for Third and Fourth Grade Students
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Please find below the updated testing schedule for third and fourth grade students. The most significant change is for third grade students as a change in state law now requires all third graders to take the spring Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) in reading. Third graders will not take the new state test in English/Language Arts this year.

This schedule is for the state assessments aligned to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. These new assessments have two parts:

• A performance-based assessment
• An end-of-year test

Solon students are taking the paper and pencil versions of these tests this year. Please note that these tests are given on multiple days, but the actual testing time per day is shorter than in the past with the OAAs. The testing window allowed by the state is short. It is important for your child to be in school on these days.

To measure students’ achievement and growth, the new tests assess deeper knowledge application skills as problem-solving, writing and critical thinking.

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Resources: Printable Schedule

January News
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

We had a lot of fun this January. We finished up our changes in motion unit in science. We learned about all sorts of contact and noncontact forces and their effects on objects. We also have continued reading and writing up a storm during our literacy block. In math we have moved on to adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. We are almost 100 days smarter and it is showing.

Article Submitted by: Danielle Feuer

Scientists at Work
Thursday, January 29, 2015


Article Submitted by: Mrs. McConnell

Peer buddies make a difference!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How great it is to have fourth graders helping first graders master their math skills. Here is a mini version of kids helping kids. What fun it will be when our present first graders become peer buddies themselves!!

Article Submitted by: Lisa Havens

Working on our research projects!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

We learned all about the features in non-fiction texts. During mini lessons we found out how to use table of contents, headings, diagrams, charts, captions, and glossaries. Next, it was off to doing some research of our own. We made posters to demonstrate all of the knowledge learned from of topic of interest. We even printed out pictures to add to our posters in the computer lab using clip art. Here we are putting on the finishing touches.

Article Submitted by: Lisa Havens

Transition Enrollment Open Houses at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury on January 22
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is a reminder for families who live in new elementary attendance zones for 2015-16 that Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools will all be open for families to visit on Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The open houses are not structured events. They are just the first opportunity for parents and students to get a look at their potential new school.

More formal orientation and new family welcome programs will be scheduled once final transitional enrollment decisions are made for all students. Information about those events will be communicated to families in late spring.

Letters were sent via email and US Mail to all families who live in new attendance zones with a link to the Transition Enrollment Request Form for each child. Thank you for completing the application. The deadline is February 6.

If you did not receive an email or hard copy letter and you believe you live in a new attendance zone, please contact us at tstrom@solonboe.org. A high-resolution version of the new K-4 attendance zone is posted on the Solon Schools’ home page under News & Notes.

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Kindergarten Registration 2015: Calling the Class of 2028
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kindergarten registration for the Solon Schools is just around the corner. The first step in the process is a Kindergarten Information Night program on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the Solon High School Auditorium. The information night program is a welcome to all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2015. The principals and guidance counselors from Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury elementary schools will provide an overview of the kindergarten program and the registration process. Registration packets will be distributed during this program as well.

With the new redistricting process under way, Solon will have kindergarten in Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury only beginning this fall. Both full- and half-day kindergarten will be offered. However, it is not yet known which schools will have half-day sections and whether those sections will be in the morning or afternoon.

Kindergarten registration takes place Wednesday, March 4, for students with last names beginning A-L and Thursday, March 5, for students with last names beginning M-Z from 8–11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Road Elementary School Cafeteria.

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Resources: 3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

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News and Notes:

Kindergarten 2015

Kindergarten Info Night is 2/19 and Registration is 3/4 and 3/5!

3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

Roxbury Chess Club

Parents must complete the attached permission slip for their child to attend the Roxbury Chess Club at 7 a.m. on Monday mornings. Chess Club begins September 15.

Chess Club Permission Slip

PARCC Assessment

Visit this website for more information on PARCC online sample tests http://www.parcconline.org/

Roxbury Half-Day K Bus Schedule

Please click on the link below to see the updated half-day kindergarten stops to school.

Roxbury Half-Day Kindergarten Bus Routes - 8-21 pm

2014-15 Bus Schedule

Click on the link below to see this year's Roxbury bus routes. Please check back for updates through the start of school.

Roxbury Bus Routes - Updated 8-18 pm

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport form and submit it to the Transportation Department if your child will be attending a before or after school day care program in Solon.

Day Care Bus Form 2014-15