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Important Update: Mentor Schools 2020-2021 Plan

New: Please view the following message from Superintendent Bill Porter, which updates our 2020-2021 responsible return to school plan, including the announcement that Mentor Schools will start the year in the HYBRID model of in-person learning.

A Message from the Superintendent

Mr. Porter shared the following message at June's Board of Education meeting:
June 9, 2020

Before I end my portion of tonight’s agenda, I want to share some comments from the heart.  Last week we celebrated in a beautiful way the graduation of each of our 600 seniors.  I am exceptionally grateful to those who helped to make that possible, and I am so proud of the seniors and their families who rose above the challenges of Covid to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2020.

However, last week also weighed heavy on me and probably many of you, as we witnessed another senseless death in our country, and the outpouring of emotions that followed.  George Floyd’s avoidable and tragic death underscores a problem of systemic racism, which still permeates our society.

In my role, I feel a particular call to duty to not just protect our students, but to inspire and empower them.  I want all of our students to feel accepted, safe, and valued.  And while our district has made progress with our work in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity, we still need to do more and need to do better.  

Mentor Schools is committed to being part of the solution.  Working with 7,500 4-18 year olds every year, we have a unique opportunity to have a profound impact on the advancement of equality, understanding, and justice.    As a district, we have an ethical responsibility to unite together to find ways to foster hope, build trust, and strive for equal treatment for all.  

Providing a high quality education for ALL the children of our community goes far beyond academics. We have the privilege to be a part of shaping important life lessons for our youth, including teaching kindness and compassion and what it takes to be good friends, good neighbors and good people. Certainly, we live in an imperfect world, but we have a golden opportunity to help this next generation learn from our past mistakes and work together to drive meaningful change.

Summer Meal Program Information!

Beginning June 1 through August 2020, Mentor Schools Nutrition Services Department will participate in a USDA Summer Meal Program that will provide meals to all children ages 18 and under at no cost.

Share Your Photos and Videos with Us!

We would love to see some of the moments you've captured in video or photos representing the entire 2019-2020 school year. Use the links provided to upload your content where it fits best! Please know, items uploaded may be used in future publications for Mentor Public Schools.

Mentor High School Senior Art Showcase

This showcase is designed to present the portfolios of the Mentor High School Fine Art Department Class of 2020. Seniors initially intended to display their work physically, however, the show could not go on as planned. No one could have have anticipated the abrupt change, but as artists we are trained for approaching change in an innovative way. COVID-19 has forced all seniors to adapt and invent creative solutions to preserve their senior year and do what artists do: solve problems. This showcase presents their individual strengths but together, it portrays a senior show through an online gallery of portfolios and images. While they are not able to shake your hand and introduce themselves, they want to share their awards, artist statements and portfolios of work- the work they have been creating throughout their high school careers.
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