T. C. Gurney Elementary School

School News


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School Name: Gurney Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, September 22


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Welcome Back Gurney!

Hello Gurney Parents,

We are so excited to get this school year up and running! We’ve already had AMAZING NEWS - Mr. Wise is our Chagrin Falls Schools Teacher of the Year...AND, Mr. Carlson is our Chagrin Falls Schools Employee of the Year! It’s going to be a great year! 

Below are some important reminders:

Visitors and volunteers inside the school building this year: We will be limiting visitors and volunteers inside the school, during the school day. We are happy to be able to use volunteers this year but we will be keeping it to a minimum. Unfortunately, volunteers may not bring younger siblings with them. Visitors to the school must be planned ahead of time and approved by the administration. All volunteers and visitors must wear face masks while inside the school building. 

Transportation Information:

Please click here for bus route information - http://www.chagrinschools.org/BusRoutes.aspx.   

Bus routes will be updated regularly so please check back to verify your information before school starts. Please have pupils waiting at their designated pick-up location in an area that is visible and clear of traffic five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.  Times may fluctuate slightly during the first few weeks of school.  

Dismissal to Cars - Parent Pick Up QR Codes

ALL parents will be receiving a QR code from their child’s teacher this year. You - or whomever is picking up your child - MUST show this QR code at dismissal. If your child was a Gurney student last year, they have the exact same QR code this year! There are now 2 ways to have your QR code scanned at dismissal! PLEASE read ALL of the details regarding having your QR code at dismissal and our dismissal procedures - LINK

On behalf of the entire staff at Gurney Elementary School, welcome back to a new school year! 



Rachel Jones

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School Supply Lists for Fall 2021

All grade levels have their own supply lists which you can find by clicking on the link above and scrolling through that file. Please use these lists as references for items to be purchased on your own for the start of the Gurney 2021-2022 school year. The name brands of products listed are suggestions, please purchase similar products if you are unable to find these specific brand names.
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  • August 19: Welcome Back Grades 1-3
  • August 19, 20, 23: Kindergarten Screening and Student Orientation
  • August 25: Welcome Kindergarten Student
  • September 6: NO SCHOOL Labor Day
  • September 7: NO SCHOOL Rosh Hashana
  • September 8: Welcome Preschool Students
  • September 16: NO SCHOOL Yom Kippur
  • September 17: NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Day
  • September 22: Gurney Picture Day
  • September 23: Grades 1-3 Curriculum Night
  • October 8: NO SCHOOL NEOEA Day
  • October 11: NO SCHOOL Fall Break
  • October 12: NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Day 
  • Check out our Monthly Newsletter by CLICKING HERE
  • Check out Community Activities for students CLICK HERE
  • Chagrin Falls Booster Spirit Wear Sale through October 3 CLICK HERE

Gurney Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year!

Gurney Kindergarten Online Registration
Opens:  February 1, 2021
Kindergarten registration for students entering Kindergarten in the Chagrin Falls School District will be ONLINE ONLY.  
Incoming kindergartners must be five on or before AUGUST 1, 2021.
  • Complete the online registration through “Final Forms” by going to our web page at www.chagrinschools.org and clicking on “Quick Links” which will take you to “Student Registration.”
  • Upload required documentation as listed below.
Required Registration Documentation:  
  • Photo ID of legal parent/guardian
  • Original birth certificate of the child being enrolled
  • Proofs of residency 
    • HomeownersTwo of the following must be presented: tax bill, mortgage statement, insurance statement, bank statement, signed purchase agreement, or utility bill. 
    • Tenants – A signed lease agreement and Property Owner Declaration completed by the property owner must be provided in addition to the two proofs of residency. If the utilities are in the property owner’s name, then the property owner must provide two proofs of ownership. 
  • Custody decree and shared parenting agreement (if applicable) – Complete, current legal documentation must be presented at the time of registrations.  The District must be notified of any future revisions. 
  • Guardianship Legal documentation (if applicable) 
  • Immunization records
 Registration is not complete without ALL of the required documents being completed in Final Forms and the items listed above uploaded.  
Both half-day and full-day kindergarten are offered at Gurney.
 Full-day kindergarten is tuition-based at Gurney Elementary.
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot for your child in a full-day kindergarten class.  Please mail cash or check to:
 Treasurer's Office
Attn: Jill Koval
400 E Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
 Parents have until May 7th to make this choice.    All students who sign up for full-day kindergarten before May 7th will be granted a spot in full-day kindergarten.  

A kindergarten kick-off video and kindergarten information will be sent directly to parents who have registered their child for kindergarten on April 1.

Parent Orientation:  August 18, 2021 at 5:30
Kindergarten Screening:  August 19, 20 and 23 - further information will be posted at later date
 For questions please call 440-893-4030 ext. 4102. 
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Gurney Staff Contact List

Click on "Gurney Staff Contact List" to find Teacher emails and extensions.
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Online Absence Reporting Forms

Online Absence Reporting
 All absences should be reported by 9:00 AM
 Absence Policies are provided in the Gurney Student Handbook.
If you are planning ONE or more days of absence, please fill out a
Arrival / 8:25 am - 8:35 am
Dismissal / 3:20 pm - 3:35 pm

Transportation Changes MUST be made by 2:00 pm
and called into the Gurney office  440-893-4030.
No transportation changes will be accepted after the time listed above unless it is an emergency. Do not contact the teacher directly, during the day, for any transportation changes.

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Gurney Water Quality Information

This link provides information for Gurney School water quality information
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