News & Information

  • Remote Learning Information

    The Board of Education met on August 4, 2020 and voted to approve a return to school utilizing remote learning to begin the school year. The choice to move to remote learning to begin the year was an extremely difficult decision to make. The gravity of this decision weighs on all of us. The district will continue to offer the CFCS Virtual Academy through Ohio Online Learning. There has been some confusion regarding the two options, remote learning and CFCS Virtual Academy. Click "Learn More" below for a summary of both options.

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  • Important School Year Update

    Dear Copley-Fairlawn Families,

    The central office and building administrators have been meeting multiple times per week to plan for the the endless number of scenarios that we may face during the coming school year. We have met with parents and have worked hard to answer every email and phone call regarding the concern for our eventual return to school.

    Local health officials shared with me this week that there is an expectation for a spike in COVID-19 cases during September. Additionally, there is opinion from health officials that as we move into October, we will experience an increasing chance for serious illness.

    I am very aware of the importance of in-person learning, student-teacher contact, the importance of social interaction with peers in school and during extra-curricular activities. It concerns me deeply that our students are missing out on these interactions and growth experiences.

    I have communicated on a regular basis with the Summit County Health Department. I plan to recommend to our Board of Education that Copley-Fairlawn provide remote learning by CFCS teachers for our students for at least the first nine weeks of the school year. The Health Department is in full support of this decision. We would like to provide an opportunity for our students to meet their teacher(s) and pick up curricular materials during the week of August 24th. This will provide an opportunity for students to meet their teacher(s) and learn about the schedule and process for remote learning for the first quarter, including daily and weekly schedules. The Copley-Fairlawn Schools Virtual Academy is still an option for those families that would like to commit to the first semester or the entire school year at home.

    This is a very difficult decision. No part of this is ideal. Please understand this path has been chosen with the health and safety of our students and staff as the top priority.

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  • CFCS Transportation Update & Opt-In Form

    Due to COVID-19, several changes are necessary for bus transportation during the upcoming school year. These decisions were not arrived at lightly and reflect the need to create as much physical distancing as possible on our buses. We apologize in advance for the challenges these changes create.

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  • School Year Update

    Dear Copley-Fairlawn Families,

    As we get closer to the start of the school year, it is important to communicate that very specific plans regarding cleaning protocol, social distancing, face coverings and PPE will be shared with everyone via our website and email in the beginning of August.

    A letter was sent previously sharing that students will be returning five days per week with the appropriate protocols in place. Parents also have the option of a fully online platform, CFCS Virtual Academy, run by Ohio Online Learning at no cost. The online platform will monitored by a Copley-Fairlawn staff member.

    Please also feel free to reach out to your child’s building administrator. We have been working and planning for the start of school since mid-March for our August return.

    Thank you,

    Brian Poe

    Superintendent

    Copley-Fairlawn City Schools

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  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Videos

    Thank you to Akron Children’s Hospital School Health team for putting together a short series of videos to help us stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The videos help us understand face mask etiquette, hand washing and sanitizing, how to make a no-sew mask, understanding social distancing, and cross contamination. Please click “Learn More” for a list of videos.

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  • School Closure Parent Resources

    The Copley-Fairlawn City Schools is committed to provide students, families, and staff with resources needed to navigate this time of uncertainty. Please click "Learn More" for a list of resources.

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  • Copley High School Veteran Recognition Program

    The Copley-Fairlawn City Schools are eternally grateful to our Alumni who have served this great country. The following survey will help us gather necessary information in order to honor veterans who graduated from Copley High School. The survey may be completed by an individual veteran, family member, or a friend. Thank you for helping us honor our veterans

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  • Copley-Fairlawn City School District Prioritizes Social Work and Mental Health Services

    The Copley-Fairlawn City School District (CFCSD) is proud to offer students school-based social work and mental health services to address every child's needs, which are provided by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Thomas Deiotte and Amy Gray.

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  • Copley-Fairlawn City School District Educator Wins State-Wide Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award

    Kathy Casper, physical education teacher at Copley-Fairlawn City School District's Fort Island Primary School, was recently awarded the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award by the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAPHERD).

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  • Safety and Security Update

    The safety and security of our students is our top priority. On March 20, the Copley-Fairlawn City School District hosted a community forum on school safety, where approximately 140 parents, community members, staff members and local law enforcement in attendance commended the district for its past and present response to school safety. Additionally, concerns were voiced over the need for school resource officers, door barricades, additional cameras, metal detectors, and mental health support for our students.

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  • Copley High School Students Named Academic All-American Students by the National Speech and Debate Association

    Copley High School Senior Alexander Conner and Junior Audrey Milligan were both named Academic All-American Students by the National Speech and Debate Association. In order to be named an Academic All-American, students must earn the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points) from the National Speech and Debate Association, a GPA of 3.7 or better, received a score of 27 or higher on the ACT, or a 1300 or higher on the new SAT, and demonstrate outstanding character and leadership.

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  • Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Takes Extra Measures to Ensure Safety

    Copley-Fairlawn City School District recently held a special community-wide meeting on March 20 to discuss the current safety and security measures in place, as well as hear from community members.

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  • Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

    High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk.

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  • Press Release Regarding State of Ohio Report Card

    Recently, the state of Ohio released the latest round of school report cards. The administration of the Copley-Fairlawn City School District would like to share some facts about this report card. Additionally, we would like to share some other accomplishments which you will not see on the report card. Lastly, information was reported about our performance index score which was inaccurate. We believe it is important to share accurate information with our community.

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  • Did you know Copley-Fairlawn has low class sizes to help target student instruction?

    Copley-Fairlawn has low class sizes to help target student instruction. Of seven area districts that are similar to Copley-Fairlawn, we have the lowest K-4 class size with an average of 21 students per class. Our average 5th and 6th grade class size is 26 students per class ranking us closely behind three of the similar districts that average 23, 24.5 and 25 respectively. In addition to our low class sizes, we provide an additional 20 tutors to help our students achieve success. You can see our class size history by clicking the learn more text above this article. We thank our Board of Education for their continued support

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  • You Be The Chemist State Champion

    CFMS 8th graders Aristo Liu and Jasmine Walker competed in the state finals of the You Be The Chemist Challenge in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, April 29th. Jasmine advanced through the first and second elimination rounds before being eliminated. Aristo won the state championship and will compete at the national event on June 19th in Washington, D.C.

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  • Copley Innovators and Copley Engineers Take 2nd and 3rd Place at the SourceAmerica Design Challenge

    Congratulations to the Copley Innovators (Team Captain Hiba El Rassi and team members Kevin Du, Aaron Lampner, Colton Murray, Georgia Shay, Madeline Wiley), the Copley Engineers Team One (Team Captain Greg White and team members Chad Brown, Armando Consolacion, Sydney Demechko, Jacob Druga, Ryan McClaren, Jalen Serra), and Coach Mr. Harder on their 2nd and 3rd place finish at the National SourceAmerica High School Design Challenge.

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  • Fiona Casida Named a 2017-2018 Lilead Fellow

    Fiona Casida, K-12 Library & Media Coordinator for the Copley-Fairlawn School District was selected as one of 22 new Lilead Fellows from a competitive, nationwide pool of applicants. The Lilead Fellows Program is a unique, nationally recognized professional development opportunity designed to empower, enable, and equip school district library supervisors to think differently and creatively about library programs and education and to be effective and inspirational leaders in their districts. The Fellows work collaboratively with peers and mentors from districts across the country. They are charged with thinking critically and differently about the impact school libraries can make on all members of their school communities. The 22 new Fellows announced on April 10th join the first cohort of 25 Fellows, who began the program in January 2015.

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  • Copley's Career Tech Marketing Program

    Copley's Career Tech Marketing Program took 1st place in the State for the Principles of Marketing Event during the DECA Career Development Conference which took place the weekend of March 17, 2017 in Columbus. DECA is a prestigious competitive organization for marketing students across the globe.

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  • Did You Know? Episode 3 - Copley Engineering - TRIPS Project

    Please take a moment to watch the latest episode of "Did You Know". A program designed to highlight the great things our students are doing. This episode introduces you to a group of engineering students who have won a national award for their engineering project.

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