The Ely Happening

September, 2022

A Message From Mr. Easton

Dear Ely Families,

Welcome back Ely Families and students to the 2022-2023 school year. We have been off to a great start to the school year and we want to thank you for helping to make this a smooth start to the school year. Students are learning what it means to show Ely Pride in all areas while at Ely. Please talk to your child about how to show Ely Pride (Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready To Achieve).

Each month I will be sending out an Ely Happening. Please make sure to read through this each month to stay informed of everything that is happening at Ely. In addition, please make sure to follow us on Facebook (Ely Elementary School-@elyementary).

We have several new staff members that are joining the Ely Family for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see further below for the new staff members and their roles at Ely.

Please make sure that you are connected to your child's teachers dojo. This will be the quickest and easiest way to communicate about your child with their teacher. In addition, please make sure to follow Ely Elementary School on Class Dojo to receive school updates and reminders.

As always I encourage you to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns. Together we are going to make this school year "The Best Year Ever."


Principal Easton

Go Pioneers!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures



  • Parents please make sure you are pulling all the way forward in the morning
  • Your child can exit the vehicle anywhere along the sidewalk
  • Please note that the tardy bell rings at 9:10. Any child being dropped off after this time their parent will need to sign them in the front office.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.
  • Please do not park in the small loop-this loop is for daycare and busses only.
  • Parent please only have your child get out of your vehicle on the passenger side. They should not be getting on the drivers side as this can cause a safety concern


Car Rider:

Any parent/guardian picking up a student in the car rider line will need to make sure that their car rider tag is visible in the car. Please note that the purpose for this car rider tag is to ensure a safe and smooth dismissal at Ely. Parents please make sure that you are leaving your car rider tag up in the car till your child gets into the car.

Please see below for a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • Please try to avoid backing up traffic on Ohio Street and Gulf. You may use the smaller parking lot located closest to Gulf (American Legion).
  • Please stay in your car. If you do need to get out of your car to help your child, please use a parking spot
  • Please have your child load and unload on the curbside of the school (passenger side of car) for your child's safety
  • Please do not park in the bus/day care rider loop. You may use the provided parking spaces.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.

New Faces at Ely

Ely Picture Day

Friday, Sep. 16th, 9am

Ely Elementary School

Parent Involvement & Resoucres

Ely Pride Parent Group Meeting

Friday, Sep. 9th, 3:30pm

Elywood Park, Elyria, OH, USA

Elyria, OH

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

I encourage you to join us on our Monthly Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. This is a great time to stay informed of everything happening at Ely.

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 9:30-10:30am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Ely Class Dojo

Make sure to follow us on Class Dojo!!

Petey Podcast

Check out the latest Petey Podcast with Superintendent Schloss as well as previous episodes.

Petey Podcast Episodes

Text alerts from Elyria City Schools

Have you opted in to receive text messages from Elyria Schools?

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share.

The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587.

Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”

The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.

Elyria Belief Statements

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  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership

Boys & Girls Club

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Ely Monthly Staff Awards

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Lunch Information

Click HERE to find the Elyria City School Food Service Web Page.

The waivers that allowed Aramark and other school foodservice providers to serve breakfast and lunch for free during the pandemic have expired.
In an effort to support student wellness, Elyria City Schools has opted to provide no cost breakfast to all students in grades K-8

Apply online for free/reduced meals

Aramark offers an easy online application process for free and reduced school meals at

The online option for completing the meal application is handy and efficient, and is also now possible through the online registration link for new and returning students.

For assistance completing the online application, please refer to this step-by-step guide.

Transportation Information

Firstview Bus information

First Student offers a live tracking app called FirstView that makes it easy for parents to follow the progress of their student's bus before and after school. This is helpful to allow you to see your students bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:

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