Ready Set Go 2019: Summer Week 2

Hello families!

It was great to hear from many of you last week with so many great questions.  One parent titled her message to me, Starting the year off right and that is exactly what I want to help you do.  You can help me by continuing to contact me with your questions.  Here are some of the questions I received:

What is the first day of school?

The official first day of school is Monday, August 12th.  The start dates for new scholars and Kindergarten scholars will be staggered for the first few days.  Please check your Welcome Packet and school mailers for the specific start date for your scholar.

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, all of our scholars wear a polo-style shirt with the school logo or emblem on it.  The color of the shirt varies depending on school and grade level.

Village Prep: Blue Polos
E Prep: Green Polos
Citizens: Yellow Polos
Citizens Leadership: Purple Polos

Also, all 8th graders across our network wear Black Polos with the school logo on them.

When will the school send Welcome Packets?

Welcome Packets have started to be mailed to the homes of new scholars and should arrive over the next two weeks.  If for some reason you do not receive your Welcome Packet please contact me or the school front office.

Is there transportation?

Yes, we are partnering with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and Community Bus Services (CBS) to provide transportation options for eligible students for the 2019-2020 school year.  Transportation forms can be obtained from the school front office staff Monday – Thursday between 8:30am and 2:30pm.  The first deadline to submit forms is Friday, June 28th.  A reminder email regarding transportation will be sent on Monday, June 17th.  Please read there for more details.




Kareemah Williams
Parent of Two Breakthrough Alum
Former Board Member of Citizens Academy
Former Board Member of Breakthrough Schools
Current Director of Enrollment & Engagement
Office: (216) 367-5720

Upcoming Summer Events

CEOGC Resource Palooza
Tuesday, June 18th 2pm – 5pm
George Forbes Early Learning Center
14209 Euclid Ave
Come out and meet the Breakthrough Enrollment team at this free resource fair. There will be fun activities and information for families.

Who am I?
Wednesday, June 19th
1pm – 2pm
Cleveland Public Library, Addison Branch
Make stick puppets of famous people and learn about their lives

Origami Hour
Thursday, June 20th
1pm – 2pm
Cleveland Public Library Lorain Branch
Build a world out of paper! Every week learn a new origami form and make boats, frogs, butterflies and more.

Summer Reading Ideas Week 2

Ages 4-8


Alfie (The Turtle That Disappeared)

by Thyda Heder

From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.

Ages 6-9


Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero Book 1

by Kara West

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!

Ages 8-12


Finding Langston

by Lesa Cline-Ransome

In this poignant story eleven-year-old Langston overcomes bullies and loneliness, discovers the public library and the poet Langston Hughes, and makes a new home his own.


Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved at your school specifically, or with me at the citywide level, let me know. We always welcome parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents interested in volunteering and getting involved in several ways. Email me here or call me at 216 367 5720 and ask for Kareemah. I look forward to hearing from you!


Spread the Word

If you know someone you might want to enroll their child/ren in our schools, please let them know we would love to have them. We have seven campuses throughout Cleveland and currently still have openings for next year in most grade levels.

Next Enrollment Events
Book a Tour! M-Th, 9am - 3pm
Parent Info Session: July 18th, 5:30pm

Please share this link below with any interested parents/families.

Scholar Spotlight

Kayla's favorite virtue at Citizens Academy Southeast is #respect and tries to treat others like she wants to be treated.

Find out the interesting reason why art is the fourth-grader's favorite subject and how she plans on being a vet AND a dentist on this month's Scholar Spotlight!

#goldenrule #virtues #citizenship #scholarspotlight #bigdreamsstartyoung #btcle