EHMS Newsletter

September 2022

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Pioneer Proud!

We had an amazing first week welcoming everyone back to EHMS! The students are doing a great job learning routines, building relationships, and diving into the content. To start this year, we are teaching building-wide expectations so that students know what's expected of them, and how they will be rewarded for demonstrating positive behaviors. We've already seen some fantastic lessons and activities related to our PBIS Matrix! Thanks for continuing to support your students to make 2022-23 a GREAT YEAR! Please reach out to our main office if there is anything you need.


Jake Keefe and Dana Cerrito

EHMS Principals

Traffic Flow Reminder

In order to keep traffic flowing quickly and safely, we are asking all drivers to adhere to our new traffic flow pattern. Cars arriving for drop-off and pick-up should line-up single file starting at our main entrance. Our staff is working hard to ensure that cars do not double park. If you have questions, you're welcome to call the main office!
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Cell Phones

Elyria City Schools and Eastern Heights Middle School recognize the importance of communication and collaboration, and provide devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To keep the focus on academics and to reduce unnecessary distractions, the school enforces the following, in accordance with the Bring Your Own Device policy, as outlined in the Student Handbook:

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones shall be TURNED OFF upon entering the school building

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are to be turned off and are not allowed to be seen or used in a classroom, library, common areas, or restrooms, unless specifically directed by a staff member

    • Common areas are defined as: hallways, locker rooms, restrooms, gym, cafeteria and outside staff supervised areas during school hours

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are not allowed to be used during transition times or between classes

  • Families are always welcome to call the school office at 284-8015 and messages will be delivered to their student

  • If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they are to come up to the office

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones can be turned back on at the end of the school day, once students exit the building

Please review these standards for phones...

School Store

Our school store is up and running! There are lots of great school supplies available for all of our students. Please watch the video to learn more!
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Important Dates

September 5: Labor Day (No School)

September 16-18: Apple Fest

September 21: Campus Wide Evacuation Drill

September 23: Picture Day

Free/ Reduced Application

Students at Eastern Heights Middle School will receive a free breakfast , however ALL students need to complete the application. This is a change from the past 2 years. If you have any questions please reach out to the main office.

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.


Hello Families,

The 7th graders will need the TDAP and Meningococcal shots. You can get them from your family doctor or the Lorain County Health Department at 9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.

There is a grace period after school starts but after September 20, 2022 students will not be able to attend without proof of vaccinations per state mandate after that.

When you get the vaccinations, please send a copy to the office or email to the nurse at

If your student has a serious medical condition that I need to know about and share with the staff, please call me at 284-6689.

Thank you for your hard work getting ready for the start of the new school year.

Valerie Frank RN. BSN.

Please send your updated shot records to the office by September 28th.

Call Lorain County General Health District for more information 440-322-6367.

Connecting for Kids Fall Flier

New programming from Connecting for Kids. Please see attached or linked here the Connecting for Kids Fall Flier detailing upcoming programs.

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