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8th Grade Orientation to Solon High School - January 21

Dear Parents and Students,                                                                                                                                          

As principal of Solon High School, I would like to welcome you and your son or daughter to the high school experience.  I realize it is only January, but this is the time we need to start making preparations for the 2021-2022 school year.

The first step in preparing for your freshman’s high school experience is an orientation program for students and parents.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, January 21. There is no registration for this virtual event, and the Zoom webinar presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. (Please use link below to login). This 1 to 1½ hour program will provide an opportunity for you to virtually meet your child’s counselor while receiving important information about ninth grade requirements, class options, and the scheduling process.

Parents will receive an email from the middle school on January 15 regarding the courses your student is recommended to take next year. Please review and save this letter as you will need these recommendations to assist you in completing the registration process. Students will meet virtually with the high school counselors on February 16 to register for classes for 21-22 school year.

High school is a very special and important time in your child’s life.  It is an opportunity to prepare for the future, to create a lifetime of memories, and to develop lifelong friendships.  Solon High School has an excellent reputation for fine academic programs, for excellent music, drama, art, and athletic programs, and for a wide variety of clubs and organizations.  This reputation has been earned because of the efforts and hard work of our students.  We are pleased that your child will play a role in continuing this tradition of excellence.

To see for yourself the many opportunities that await your child at Solon High School, I encourage you to visit the SHS home page any time on or after January 21 to view a slide show detailing the many clubs, athletic and fine arts opportunities available at SHS. Students are encouraged to complete a Google form (part of the slide show) to communicate their interest in these various activities. Club advisors and coaches will use the student’s contact information to connect with our incoming 9th graders over the next several months.

Our goal is to help all students to be successful, reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. All of us – staff, parents, and students – need to work together to achieve this goal.  I’m looking forward to beginning our work at the virtual student/parent orientation meeting on January 21.

LINK for 8th Grade Orientation Webinar on 1/21/21:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap:: US: +16468769923, 99988213261#  or +13017158592, 99988213261#

Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 408 638 0968

Webinar ID: 999 8821 3261



Erin A. Short, Principal, Solon High School