Get Involved

  • Families are Embraced

    Cheviot Elementary has a long tradition of parent involvement. By staying engaged in your child's progress or even volunteering your time and talents, you are helping to support and strengthen our community, teaching our children the value of giving back, and modeling personal growth and how one contributes to community and society. Learn more about how to get involved with CPS schools.

    To get involved with Cheviot Elementary, please contact Mr. Onyango Collier, Cheviot School’s Resource Coordinator, at 363-1400 or via email.

    Family Involvement

    Families can begin encouraging the education of their children by showing that they truly value education and respect the staff at their student's school. Some of the ways that parents, caregivers and grandparents can become involved are:

    • Helping your child with homework, especially reading together
    • Joining committees that help decide school issues (LSDMC, ILT, PTO)
    • Giving time to the school, classroom or library

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Cheviot PTA

    The Cheviot PTA is a positive group of parents/teachers from the community that have come together to enhance the atmosphere of Cheviot Elementary. Help support our Cheviot Elementary PTA! All you have to do is shop at AmazonSmile! There is no extra cost to you and 0.5 percent of whatever you spend on Amazon helps our PTA make this school year amazing!


    Cheviot’s academic program is supported through an extensive network of tutoring programs that address the learning needs of individual learners during the school day and after school. Volunteers from the Cheviot community offer their time and service to aid Cheviot student achievement goals. No teaching experience is required to volunteer as a tutor. You will be trained at the school and supported as you engage students in kindergarten through sixth grade in lessons aimed at helping them practice and master skills. To volunteer, contact Mr. Onyango Collier, Cheviot School’s Resource Coordinator, at 363-1400 or via email.

    Business and Civic Partnerships

    Opportunities abound for business and civic partners to get involved with our school! All of our partners meet with one another and our resource coordinator every other month. For more information about ways to connect with our classrooms and support our students, contact Mr. Onyango Collier, Cheviot School’s Resource Coordinator, at 363-1400 or via email.

    Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC)

    The LSDMC is the primary governing body for each school in the district. This committee gives insight and input into important decisions that greatly impact students' lives and shape their educational experiences.The functions of the LSDMC include:

    • Adopting bylaws, including the school's mission and vision
    • Setting measurable goals, based on a needs assessment
    • Developing a broad plan (One Plan) to implement these goals
    • Completing a mid-year and end-of-year progress report
    • Making recommendations and approving the school budget
    • Participating in the selection of the principal when a vacancy exists
    • Approving locally initiated changes in the school's program or focus
    • Making recommendations to the principal regarding other school issues
    • Seeking grants to support the school's programs (optional)
    • Coordinating and overseeing the development of the school as a Community Learning Center

    The committee is composed of parents, teachers, staff members, students and community members. The LSDMC meets 9 times each year.

    Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

    The ILT sets the instructional focus and makes the instructional decisions for the school. ILT responsibilities include:

    • Developing, reviewing and evaluating the instructional program
    • Monitoring and improving school operations and procedures that affect instruction
    • Planning and monitoring training of staff
    • Creating and maintaining a safe and orderly school environment

    The team is composed of the principal, two parent representatives, two non-teaching staff members, and teachers. ILT meets twice a month and as needed.

    Security Badges and Background Checks

    To assure the safety of students and staff, Cincinnati Public Schools requires security badges for anyone entering CPS' buildings. One-time visitors receive a temporary security badge from the front office. Individuals who visit our buildings on a regular basis, such as volunteers, must obtain a security badge and wear it at all times in our buildings.

    Learn more about how to obtain a security badge.