Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from your Principal

Tammy Hager
FALL 2022
Dear High School students, staff, and families,

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to school on August 25th! We encourage everyone to attend the Back to School Kick-off on the 23rd. On August 24th, Orientation Day will take place for all Freshmen and New Students from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Students will pick up their schedule in the Performing Arts Center and hear a presentation from Guidance and Administration. Next, students will have the opportunity to walk around the building, find their locker and open it, as well as walk their schedule and meet their teachers in an open house format. They will also have the opportunity to go to the cafeteria to see our activity fair and will be given the opportunity to talk to students involved in activities and clubs to see if there is anything they would like to participate in.

All other students will have the opportunity to pick up their schedules on August 24th in an open house format to meet their teachers and open their lockers from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and then again from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The building will be closed from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on this day.

During the 2022-2023 school year, we will continue to emphasize our Bulldog Pride by asking students to be prepared, respectful, involved, determined, and excellent. Students are encouraged to be the best version of themselves each and every day! We are thrilled to inform you that we have been recognized as an Ohio Department of Education Bronze PBIS School! We will continue to focus on our PBIS program centered around Bulldog Pride. School attendance is an important factor in any student's educational career, especially at the high school level. We have partnered with the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio Department of Education to remind students to Stay in the Game and Keep Learning, Every Day!

Additionally, the High School will focus on our PBIS with Bulldog Pride and encourage students to come to school each day and to...keep Learning, every day. The High School staff asks students to remember that keeping our school safe and encouraging a positive school climate is a top priority at Garfield Heights High School. We take our responsibility of safeguarding our students very seriously. This year we will continue to screen all visitors and students that enter our building during the school day. All students and visitors will be asked to enter the building through our main doors. Please remind your
students that all belongings have the potential to be searched by our security staff as students and visitors pass through the metal detectors before heading to their locations.

Parents, you can play a role in the educational process by making sure you have access to Progress Book. This is the best way to stay informed of your student's schedules and grades. Parents should also make sure they are signed up for our Remind messages by texting 81010 and in the message type our school code @ghcsghhs.

A few reminders, please mark your calendars for Meet the Teacher night on September 1st. Also, there are fees associated with many classes at the High School. If you believe you may be eligible for a fee waiver please make sure that you fill out the appropriate paperwork. Please complete the Household Information Survey. Please have your child stop by the office to pick up a form. If there are any questions please call the main office at 216-662-2800. With that, we look forward to a successful school year. Thank you for your continued support and Go Bulldogs!
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