Northwood Elementary Connection

September Edition 2022

Hello Northwood Elementary Families-


We have made it through our first full week of school. Students are getting acclimated to their new classroom and teacher. We are reintroducing the 3 Bs to Elyria Schools: Be Respectful, be responsible and be ready to learn. The Elyria Schools hope that a focus on the 3 Bs with consistent modeling of the expectations and school and classroom based Positive Behavior Incentives and Supports will create an atmosphere where students thrive academically and emotionally.


Arrival and Dismissal

We are making improvements to our arrival and dismissal procedures. I see more parents are getting into the car rider line and not walking up for drop-off and pick-up. I do realize there may be times when you may have to come into the office, or you may have a situation that requires attention. Please try to call the office, or message the teacher. I do need to reiterate that the car rider line is for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please do no park in the car rider line or hold extended conversations with school staff. Parents are welcome to message the teacher and make an appointment for a phone or in-person conference.

Directional arrows have been added to the ground, showing the direction of the one way traffic pattern. A stop sign has also been added to the parking lot area. It is located as you are leaving the parking lot on the elementary side, going towards the middle school and Rosealee.


Returning Student Updates

If you have not completed the Returning Student Update, please do so as soon as possible. You should have received a link from the district, or you can look on the Elyria Schools’ website.


Make sure you are following us on our Facebook page @Elyria NorthwoodElementary to stay informed of all things happening at Northwood Elementary.


Miranda Roscoe

Principal Northwood Elementary

Elyria School District

(440)284-8014

Calendar of Events

9/5- Labor Day-No School

9/16-9/18- Elyria Apple Festival @ Ely Square

9/21- PTA Meeting 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Northwood Elementary gym

10/27- End of 1st grading period

11/1 & 11/3 - Conferences 3:30- 8:00

Birthday Treats and other treats

Parents are welcome to send in store bought packaged food items this year. You are also welcome to send in other non-food items to celebrate birthdays. Balloons and flowers are discouraged because they can become a distraction and an issue at dismissal. Please contact your child’s teacher a couple days in advance, if you plan to send treats for the class.

School 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 https://payschoolscentral.com/#/user/login.

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.

First Student Bus Information

Transportation Contact number – (440)284-8030

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 child’s bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:

https://www.elyriaschools.org/departments/operations/transportation

Elyria 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