T. C. Gurney Elementary School

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In Ohio, we are required to assess our students in grades K-3 before the end of September of every school year. The results of these assessments are reported to the Ohio Department of Education and used to determine if students are "on track" or "not on track" to meet the end-of-year reading and math expectations for each grade level. Every year we notice that some students appear to be not on track in September when really, it was just a reflection of having not exercised their reading and math skills all summer. Help your child have confidence and do their best at the very beginning of the school year by keeping them engaged in reading and math throughout the summer. 

Click "read more" for the links to summer learning activities that our teachers have provided for each grade level. Please engage your child this summer! 

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Order '22-'23 Gurney School Supplies NOW through July 1st!

CLICK HERE to "ORDER" your supplies.  **DEADLINE to ORDER ONLINE:  July 1st!!**

To see each grade level's supply list, CLICK HERE.  Scroll through the list to see each grade level.
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  • May 13:  Deadline to reserve a full-time Kindergarten spot
  • May 27: NO SCHOOL - PreK - 6th grade
  • May 27: Preschool Blossom Picnic
  • May 30: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • June 1: Tiger Day/Field Day: AM = 2nd & 3rd Grade; PM = KDG & 1st Grade
  • June 3: Preschool Last Day
  • June 6: Last Day for Students Grades K-3; Early Dismissal 1:00 PM (3rd Grade clap out 12:45)
  • Check out our Monthly Newsletter by CLICKING HERE
  • Check out Community Activities for students CLICK HERE

Gurney Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year!

Gurney Kindergarten Online Registration
Opens:  February 2, 2022
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, 2022.
  • 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 registration.  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
(Make checks out to Chagrin Falls Board of Education)  

Further information will be posted at a 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

Gurney Attendance Line:

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
 Planned Absence Form Gurney rev. 9 21.jpg and turn in to the student's teacher.
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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