Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!


Last week we received some exciting news from the Ohio Department of Education released the Report card grades for districts and schools. I am proud to announce that we received an overall grade of “B” on our state report card. A complete breakdown of state scores can be found on the ODE website. Our staff and scholars worked extremely hard last year and we hope to have similar results from the work put forth this year. None of this is possible without your help. We’ve gained some traction in getting parent volunteers but we need more. There are many ways to get involved and helping at the school. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering in the coming weeks.


I’d like to remind all families that our curriculum night was rescheduled for Tuesday, September 18th and will be from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. This is your opportunity to cruise through our classrooms and see what the students have been working on. You’ll also be creating your very own hands-on classroom product at the end of the night. Dinner will be provided and students will receive a dress-down pass for you attending.


After school clubs are in full swing. We currently have a total of 9 clubs and activities offered. As a reminder, students should be picked up promptly at the conclusion of their afterschool club. Most clubs end at 4:30 pm with the exception of sports team practices. Times and days of participation are subject to change. The current session of afterschool clubs run from September 10th thru October 5th. There will be a week off between sessions.


Attendance has been trending down over the last two weeks. We currently sit at 94.3% for the current school year. Research shows that students who have a higher percentage of attendance to the start of the year will have a great chance to earn higher grades throughout the year. Please make every effort to ensure your student(s) is present each day at school.


As always, you are invited to join us for community meetings each and every Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the gym. We are always looking for guest speakers, so if you or anyone you know is interested in addressing our scholars with a motivation message, please email Mr. Shahid at anwar.shahid@citizensleadership.org. I’m looking forward to another great week…let’s go TIGERS!

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal



Academic Updates
MATH Scholars will be reviewing for their Ratios Unit Test which is on Thursday. They will have an opportunity to do any and all make-up work for the unit (including IXL) after their test on Thursday and in-class on Friday. Scholars will continue to look at proportional relationships while working on creating equations and using data table and graphs as they apply to proportions.
SCIENCE Scholars will complete their mineral art tiles. They will also discuss properties in minerals and complete an identification lab. Scholars will be discussing and investigating different mixtures, compounds and solutions. They will also learn about classifying substances on the pH scale.
ENGLISH This week scholars in 6th grade will be continuing the novel, “My Name is Parvana” and reviewing character development and inferences. Scholars will be discussing theme all week an reading two more short stories from “Flying Lessons and other stories”
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will begin a two week unit of Afghanistan including geographical location and the history of the war post 9/11. This unit is to provide a cross curriculum understanding of the “I Am Parvana” novel the scholars are reading in ELA. Scholars will be working on the introduction of Rome. They will also be making connections between ancient and modern times.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • Aug/September – Attendance Awareness Month
  • 9/18 – Curriculum Night 4:00PM
  • 9/24 – Spirit Week
  • 10/4 – Student Led Conference, Day 1 (1:00 pm dismissal)
  • 10/5 – Student Led Conference, Day 2 (No School For Scholars)
  • 10/8 – Discovers Day (No School)
  • 10/26 – PD for Staff (No School)
  • 11/2 – End of Trimester 1


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 94.5%               Suspension rate—0%