Heights Happenings

Eastern Heights Elementary School, March 2022

Dear Eastern Heights Elementary Families,

It appears that we are starting finally to warm up. We have had an interesting couple of weather months here in Northeast Ohio. I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy as we continue to move forward in 2022.

The Main Office of any school building is a hub of activity. Students and staff are always on the go, in and out of the space throughout the school day. It’s an active place for regular check-ins and meetings with students, as well as staff conferences and daily interactions with school principals and counselors. The Main Office is also a confidential space at times for conversations and interactions between school personnel and students.

Parents and caregivers are part of the equation, too. For any number of reasons, parents may be asked to come to their child’s school during the day. When that happens, parents should follow the district’s visitor procedures by using the school’s main entrance buzzer and intercom system to gain entrance to the school, and then signing in at the front desk.

If parents/caregivers do not have a meeting at the school but still need to come to the school during the day to see their child or to speak to a staff member, call-ahead notice or an appointment is required. This ensures parents will be seen in a timely manner and upholds the safety practices of the school. To contact the Main Office, please call 440-284-8011.

We are still experiencing issues with our car traffic around the campus.

Here's a few reminders for what is expected during arrival and dismissal:

  • Cars should only drive one way around the school.
  • Students may be loaded or unloaded in the lane next to the curb only.
  • Outside lane is for exit/passing.
  • Please do not block neighbors' driveways or park in other businesses' parking lots during arrival or dismissal.
  • Please have your car tag visible during pick-up, as this helps with getting your child to your car quickly. If you need a new tag, please contact your child's teacher.
  • Prospect and Eastern Heights: Exit Only for all traffic. Cars should NOT enter at this point.
  • Prospect and Cornell is Car Rider ENTER AND EXIT.

Over the month of March are students will be busy learning and growing academically. During March our 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the OST (Ohio State Test) to show what they have learned during this school year. Also, at the end of the month we will be ending our 3rd quarter grading period. Please make sure to regularly check your child's grades in PowerSchool. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's progress or grades please reach out to your child.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and devotion to our schools.

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Jessica C. Barwacz

Go Pioneers!

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Upcoming Dates


7 - Space Bracelet Giveaway - Every child who gets breakfast will receive an outer space themed wristband/bracelet in their breakfast bag

8 - Tech E Club @ 8:00am

9 - Lucky Bag Day - A few bags in each building will be marked with a sticker on the bottom. The recipient will win a prize which can be collected at lunch time!

10 - Walking Club @ 8:30am

11 - Planet Parfaits for breakfast

12 - Kindergarten/Preschool Enrollment Fair, 9:30-Noon at Ely School

14-25 - Suzin L. Fundraiser

16 - Spring Music Concert - 1st & 3rd Grade @ 7:00pm

21 - OST 4th grade ELA test, part 1

22 - Tech E Club @ 8:00am

22 - OST 3rd grade ELA test, part 1

23 - OST 4th grade ELA test, part 2

24 - Walking Club @ 8:30am

24 - OST 3rd grade ELA test, part 2

28 - OST 4th grade Math test, part 1

29 - OST 3rd grade Math test, part 1

30 - OST 4th grade Math test, part 2

31 - OST 3rd grade Math test, part 2

31 - Last Day of Quarter 3


1 - NO SCHOOL, Records Day

15-22 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

Birthday Treats & Party Snacks

Birthdays and holidays are special occasions, and we love to celebrate them. Our elementary school, however, has found that we need to make a change in our birthday treat and party snack policy. Due to the increased number of severe food allergies (peanut, tree nuts, eggs, seeds, gluten, sugar, dairy, etc.), we are joining the many schools that have already adopted a modified treat policy.

What does this mean? It means that birthdays can be celebrated by non-food items that are brought in to school by the student's family. Some examples of acceptable non-edible treats include pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, erasers, silly bands, or any other similar item.

During school-wide parties, the school will provide pre-approved treats for the students or arrangements will be made for students who require something different than what is provided.

Please reach out to your child's teacher or to Mrs. Barwacz with any questions or concerns you might have.

Elyria City Schools' Belief Statements

  • 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