Learning at Home

Tips and tricks from Elyria City School District

Dear Families,

As we bid adieu to the the 2020-2021 school year, we wish you and your loved ones a fantastic summer, rich with happiness and good health.

We are exceptionally grateful for your support this year and the countless ways you encouraged learning at home.

The 2021-2022 school year looks bright, and we can't wait to welcome you back in the fall!

It may seem odd to bring up next year's "first day of school" on what is this officially year's "last day of school" but there are exciting things to share with you that just can't wait.

We're kicking off the new year with a bang.

In August, Elyria Schools will host a variety of mini camps for students of all grade levels.

These programs are designed to kick-start learning in a fun, hands-on way with something to spark the interest of every age group.

If your elementary student is a mini scientist at home, for instance, they might enjoy Camp Invention where they build, create and invent.

If your preschooler or kindergartener is enraptured with books, how about signing them up for the "Little Books Cooks" camp where they can in read-aloud activities and they make snacks!

Have a little one at home who's learning to write, check out the "Happy Handwriting Camp."

The options for middle school and high school students are equally engaging.

How about learning to build and code a robot? Or creating a unique art sculpture?

This is just a taste of what you'll see as part of the elementary, middle and high school mini-camps in August.

The camps were created by teachers in the Elyria Schools and they will be there to run the programs.

Seats are limited so early sign up is essential!

The registration form is available now through June 30.

Please pay close attention to each camp's targeted grade level and the dates as some take place simultaneously.

To see the full schedule of programs, check out the following links. Be sure to click on the links within to each program's descriptor box for more detailed information. Registration closes on June 30.

Elementary (gr. PK-4) Mini-camps: English, Spanish

Middle School (gr. 5-8) Mini-camps: English, Spanish

High School (gr. 9-12) Mini-camps: English, Spanish

Thank you again and hope to see you in August!

Amy Higgins

Communications Director

E-Report Cards On the Way!

We shared great news in the last issue of Learning at home about a new communication tool we're rolling out this summer called SchoolMessenger.

The system makes communication between parents and schools easier with handy online apps and instant notification methods.

Among the first services we're excited to feature is e-report cards. Parents will receive their child's Q4 report card through email.

Each custodial parent or guardian listed in PowerSchool will received an email from their school's building secretary or principal with an individualized link to their child’s report card.

Please be on the lookout for this email!

Keep up with us over the summer as we launch SchoolMessenger to its fullest, including a brand-new district website!

Watch your email for updates or follow us online at elyriaschools.org, and on Facebook , Twitter, and Pioneer TV on YouTube.

Enjoy your summer!