Weekly Family Update 3/19/18

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!


Last week was a truly humbling experience for me as a school leader. I watched as our scholars put aside their differences in order to come together as one and make their voices heard. Despite the cold weather, every one of our scholars and staff members marched from the school to the Glenville branch, Cleveland Public Library. Scholars began to understand the importance of what they were doing as cars drove past honking their horns and shouting, “You all are doing a good job” or “keep letting your voices be heard. With Cleveland Police escorts, we made it to our destination and heard a quick word of motivation from Jahna Harris before turning to go back to the school. Part of CLAE’s mission is for our scholars to be leaders in civic engagement. I’m proud to say that last week our scholars lived our mission and we they are excited to do it again.

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal


Academic Updates

*REMINDER: (1) All CLAE t-shirt orders are due on Friday, March 23rd. Order forms and money should be turned in to the main office. (2) Friday, March 23rd is our last day of school before spring break. Your scholar will receive a spring break work packet on Thursday, March 22nd. All work packets are due April 3rd when scholars return from spring break

This week in Math, your scholar will be finishing their work on number properties and starting inequalities. If your scholar did not submit their rational rendezvous project it is showing as a missing assignment and a zero in the grade book.

In Social Studies, your scholar will continue working in the Water Sustainability and begin preparing for their unity on economics.

In Science, your scholar will be doing labs with molecules and bonds. They will also be reviewing for their test on matter which will be Thursday.

In ELA, your scholar will be continuing their discussion and analysis of textual evidence based on making inferences. They will continue reading, Promise to Keep, which highlights the achievements and effects of Jackie Robinson’s life.

Tutoring: Tutoring is Monday thru Thursday in Math, Reading, and Writing. Be sure to check with your scholar and the main office to know what day your scholar receives tutoring. Scholars who attend the Salvation Army will no longer be picked up by the Salvation Army after tutoring. Please make arrangements for your scholar to be picked up at the school no later than 4:45 pm on tutoring days.

School Culture Updates

In crew, this week scholars will continue their discussion surrounding courage. This week the focus will be on identifying when we display courage and how we encourage ourselves in our moments of weakness. The habit of leadership learning target for the week is; “I will hold myself and my peers accountable for living the values of CLAE”. I invite all of our parents to join in on the discussions this week and every week during crew. Crew times are 7:45 am to 8:15 am daily.

Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 3/19 – A Guest expert from the Cleveland Water Company, speaking on Water Sustainability (9am-10am)
  • 3/22 – Students travel to the Nottingham Water Treatment Plant for field work (9 am – 11 am, Michigan and Ohio State crews only)
  • 3/23 – Students travel to the Nottingham Water Treatment Plant for field work (9 am – 11 am, Penn State and Kent State crews only)
  • 3/23 – CLAE “Education Is Urgent” t-shirt orders are due
  • 3/26 – 3/30 – SPRING BREAK
  • 4/2 – PD Day (no school for students)
  • 4/3 – Students return from spring break
  • 4/16 – 19 English State Assessments
  • 4/20 – PD Day (no school for students)
  • 4/30 – 5/4 Math State Assessments


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.6%               Course failure rate—24.2%                Suspension rate—6%