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June 4, 2021

6 Weeks of Free Summer School!


As we emerge from pandemic schooling, University of Cleveland Preparatory School would like to share a special offer with your family!

We are conducting a FREE Summer School for rising 1st through 8th grade students. Summer school is typically offered to returning students, but this summer we are additionally opening all six weeks to newly registered families.

Summer School Schedule
  • June 14 – July 22 (can start attending as soon as registered for upcoming school year)
  • Mondays through Thursdays (except Monday 7/5)
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (doors open 8:30 AM)
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Subject Areas: Reading, Math, Skill-Based Learning, Fitness & Wellness, Social-Emotional Learning, STEM, Creative Mind Activities
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be in Grades 1-8
  • Must be fully registered for the upcoming 2021-22 school year
  • Must wear school uniform shirt and pants
  • Must sign up for summer school by notifying the school office 24 hours before you begin attending: email info@uniclevelandprep.org or call (216) 361-9720

Complete your child’s registration for the 2021-22 school year to reserve your seat in free summer school today! https://uniclevelandprep.org/apply


June 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program

This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program.  Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) » 

March 17, 2021

Ohio State Testing Information and Important Dates


Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s):

We would like to first thank you for your admiration and perseverance as we all have championed our efforts to make this the best school year possible during a pandemic. Facing challenge, after challenge, we move forward to our next hurdle presented; the Ohio State Test. Beginning the week of April 5th, scholars in grades 3-8 will be completing the in-person Ohio State Test. The assessments will contain a variety of multiple choice questions, extended response questions, and short answer questions that the state of Ohio does not permit schools to administer virtually.

Using a number of various safety practices to keep students and staff safe, assessments will begin promptly at 8:30 am. It is imperative your son/daughter:

  1. Gets plenty of rest during assessment week
  2. Attends school every day, on time.

Attendance is imperative during the month of April.  Any scholars who are absent or tardy on their testing date must make-up the missed assessment. Students entering the building after 8:20 am are considered tardy and will impact their ability to assess on their assigned date. Please ensure your student is dropped off by 8:15 am on their assigned testing date (pick-up is at 1:00 pm). Please see below and save your child’s testing date as a reminder:


UCP OST Testing Hours

Arrival/Drop-Off:  8:00-8:15 a.m.
Pick-Up:  1:00 p.m.

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading Testing Date: 4/14/21
Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th Math Testing Date: 4/28/21
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th  Reading Testing Date: 4/7/21
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th  Math Testing Date: 4/21/21
Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science Testing Date (Online Students only): 5/5/21


Please have conversations with your scholar about the importance of trying your best on rigorous exams such as the OST Assessment.  Please stress the importance of these assessments to your scholar.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the school at (216) 361-9720.


Mr. Penn


February 17, 2021
October 21, 2020

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Video


Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a requirement imposed by the Ohio Department of Education to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade. Watch the video below to learn about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and the upcoming reading assessment for your scholar.




October 7, 2020
September 9, 2020
August 24, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy


Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.

Read the full policy (PDF): 2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy



August 17, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning


New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!


We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!


July 28, 2020