Keeping Elyria's parents, staff and students in the know.
Happy summer! Hope you're soaking up the sun and enjoying plenty of quality time together.
Don't tell the kiddos, but we're already prepping for their return in August!
As the school year draws near, we will have plenty of updates headed your way but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few pieces of information that are important for you and your student to know before the school year begins.
School attire and cell phones
Hoodies, and similar tops or jackets with hoods, are "fan favorites" when it comes to school attire. We like them, too, but not when they are worn up and over the head during the school day.
The district's Student Code of Conduct provides direction on headgear, stating that it may not be worn over a person's head or scalp (excluding headgear that's worn for religious or medical reasons.) Hoods can make it difficult to identify an individual in an emergency, and they can also be a distraction in class. Please remind students that hoods may not be worn up during the school day.
The Student Code of Conduct also offers guidance on attire. Clothing must be school appropriate and may not present a health or safety hazard or disrupt the educational environment. Pants and tops must fit properly and be in good repair; crop tops are not permitted.
Additionally, footwear must be school appropriate--slippers and slipper socks are not permitted. Blankets also may not be worn in school.
Students may bring their cell phones to school but they must be turned off and put away during the day unless they are used as a part of a teacher-directed lesson in class. Same rules apply to Bluetooth headphones--they may not be worn during the school day.
If you need to reach your student during the school day, please contact the main office and our staff will convey a message or assist you in reaching your student.
Staggered start for K-8
Like last year, students in kindergarten through eighth grade are starting the year with a staggered return, beginning Monday, Aug. 21.
The gradual start gives elementary and middle school students the opportunity to meet their teachers and learn their new schedules in smaller, more individualized settings.
K-8 students will return to school alphabetically by their last name beginning Aug. 21.
- Students whose last names begin with A through G ONLY will return Aug. 21.
- Students whose last names begin with H through O ONLY will return Aug. 22.
- Students whose last names begin with P through Z ONLY will return Aug. 23.
- All K-8 students will attend on Aug. 24.
IMPORTANT: All Elyria High School students will return on Aug. 21 (no staggered return.)
All Preschool students will return on Aug. 28.
School supply lists are now available and posted on the district's website by building. Ohio will host a sales tax holiday Aug. 4-6 on clothing and school supplies up to a certain amount. It's a great time to stock up!
Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and on the district's website and social media spots for back-to-school updates.
Until then, there's still plenty of summer left! Check out our Facebook page for details on how to sign up for summer sports and robotics camps.
Please don't hesitate to contact us in the Communications Office or any other Central Office department if you have any questions. You can reach us at 440-284-8000, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and see you soon!
Free Summer Meals for Kids
All summer long Aramark Foodservice has been serving up delicious food that's free to all children 18 years and younger.
The summer meal program is happening now through August 11 at Elyria High School, 601 Middle Ave.
Meals are served weekdays from 11 a.m. to Noon in the dining hall, with the exception of July 4 when the district is closed for the holiday.
Families may enter through the main office doors off Middle Ave., and meals must be consumed on site. Please share the news!
Podcast Earns Top Honor
The Elyria City School District Office of Communications earned an Award of Excellence for Petey Podcast in the 2023 Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards contest through the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
The Communications team also earned awards in the areas of branding and marketing, and in video production.