Important Information

After School Dismissal Changes:

Please remember that it is important that we receive your child's dismissal and attendance updates. If there will be a dismissal change, please fill out the BLUE Dismissal Sheet and send it in with your child. If you need to make an unplanned change, please call the office by 1:00 p.m. so that we can make the necessary adjustments.
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Water Bottles:

As you are aware, our drinking fountains are currently unavailable.
However, we do have a water bottle filling station for the students to access, so it’s important that students bring their water bottle each day.
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Taking a vacation? Please read this section:

If you are taking a vacation, a Pre-Arranged Absence Form is required to be completed for ALL Mentor Public Schools students at least 2 weeks prior to your vacation in order for the absences to be marked excused.
The form is attached and should be submitted to the school in which you are enrolled this year.

Please indicate on the form where you will be vacationing (city, state) so it can be determined if the area is a hot spot. If the area is a hot spot during your stay, it is highly recommended that a 14 day quarantine be instituted.

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
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Please view this section for attendance expectations:

If your child will be absent please call the attendance line at 440-974-5404 by 9:00 AM

Your child will be marked absent according to the Mentor Board of Education Student Absent and Excused Policy.

To avoid an unexcused absence please include reason for the absence when leaving your message.

The school may request written verification of a student's illness from a license physician.
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No Electronic Devices:

Please remember that the school is NOT responsible for phones, watches, and other electronic devices that students bring to school that are not supplied by the school. We discourage students from having personal devices at school and on their person during the school day.   We have phones in the office if your child needs to call home for any reason during the school day. If you need your child to have a phone for after school situations, please make sure they leave it with the teacher.  Lockers do not have locks on them.
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Dress For The Weather:

Please remember to have your child dress appropriately for the weather. We do have outdoor recess when the temperature/weather allows (if it feels like 20 degrees or warmer). Please send your child with coats, hats, mittens/gloves, boots, etc. for the colder temperatures.
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Lost and Found:

Please remind your child to check the lost and found that is located outside of the cafeteria for any missing items.
Lost and found


All students arriving after 8:55 are considered tardy and MUST be signed in by an adult at door 1. If your child has a morning appointment, please notify the office by 9:00 A.M.
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NO cost meals for students:

Mentor Schools families,

We have an update regarding meal service (at no cost) available for all students enrolled in Mentor Schools. This is for both our online and in-person students for days they are in school or at home. The USDA has extended free meals for students through this school year. This means, starting immediately, ALL students under 18 years of age are eligible for one breakfast and lunch each day at no cost. This would NOT include al la carte items sold, rather it is only for reimbursable meals.

Along with our in-school offerings, our Nutrition Services Department will continue to operate a once-a-week pickup with multiple meals provided at once for students’ at-home days (under the hybrid model). Please fill out the following form: Mentor Schools Food Service Grab and Go Form to help us gauge interest so we may plan accordingly.   

During the school year: 

Meal pick up will be every Wednesday at the following locations and times:

Mentor High School 9:00-10:30 North side by Fine Arts
Memorial 9:00-10:30 AND 12:00-1:00 East side  Door #17
Shore 9:00-10:30 AND 12:00-1:00 South side  Door #1

Summer Food Pick-Up:

BEGINNING June 9 through July 28, 2021;

Mentor Schools Nutrition Services department will participate in the USDA Summer Meal Program that provides meals to all children ages 18 and under at no cost to you. Curbside grab and go meals available on Wednesdays at Mentor High School from 9:00-11:00.

Any questions please contact Ginni Vaccaro at 440-974-5227 or email at


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Ridge Community Pantry Box:

Ridge PTA has built and installed a Community Pantry Box back in May 2020.
The box is located at Ridge, behind the building near the playground.
If you have groceries or toiletries to donate, please leave them in the pantry box.
If you are in need of groceries or toiletries, please take what you need and leave the rest for another family.
We are grateful for our PTA to provide a service to help others in need.
Ridge Community Pantry Box

2021-2022 School Calendar:

2021-2022 School Calendar