The Ely Happening

February, 2022

A Message From Mr. Easton

Dear Ely Families,

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm during this cold weather that we have been having lately. Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather. If you ever need any assistance with clothing items please reach out to the front office and ask to speak with Mrs. Carreras (Community Engagement Liaison).

It is hard to believe that we are in the 3rd quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. In just a few months the snow will be melted (hopefully) and we will be getting ready for our many end of the year celebrations for this school year. Please remind your child that they should not be playing in the snow or throwing snow before school and or after school.

I want to take this time to thank our dedicated teachers and staff at Ely. Our teachers and staff have been putting in countless hours to help all of our students reach their goals. It has truly been an honor to work with such an amazing staff that is willing to do whatever it takes for our students at Ely.

Beginning Monday, January 31, 2022 students and staff will not be required to wear a mask at school. Please note that students are still required to wear a mask while on the bus. Please make sure to provide your child with a mask, if you wish for them to wear a mask during the school day.

Please make sure to continually check your child's progress on PowerSchool. If you need assistance with your password or login information, please contact the front office. Just as a reminder that later this month we will be having conferences. This will be a great time to talk about your child's progress during the course of the 2021-2022 school year. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your child's grades please reach out to your child's teacher.

Thank you for your continued support for helping to make sure that this is an Amazing Year. As always I encourage you to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

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Principal Easton

Go Pioneers!

Important Dates

2/3-Student Council Meeting

2/4-Kids Bible Club Permission Slips Due

2/7-KG Awards @ 9:30

2/8-2nd Grade Awards @ 9:30

2/8-TechE Club

2/9-3rd Grade Awards @ 9:30

2/10-1st Grade Awards @ 9:30

2/11-4th Grade Awards @ 9:30

2/11-Ely Virtual BINGO

2/14-Valentine's Day Parties

2/18-Lorain County Historical Society @ Ely (3rd Grade)

2/21-No School

2/23-Quarter 3 Interims Go Home (Via School Messenger)

2/24-Spring Conferences

2/24-No After-School Tutoring

2/25-Science Program (3rd Grade)

School Mask Mandated to be Lifted

Elyria Schools will eliminate the mask requirements for students in all grades as of Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Students will no longer be required to wear masks in school beginning Jan. 31 but they most certainly can continue to wear them if they desire.

Elyria Schools still adheres to other policies surrounding COVID-19, for example, masks are still required on busses, per the Centers for Disease Control.

If students display any signs of illness, they are asked to stay home. Also, any students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must remain out of school for five days from the day after the onset of symptoms, returning once their symptoms are improving and they have no fever.

Children ages five and up are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if desired. For more information or to find locations of upcoming vaccine clinics, please visit Lorain County Public Health.

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.
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Counselor Connection

Parent Involvement

Ely Pride Parent Group

Each month our Ely Pride Parent group meets directly after Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. Please make sure to mark your calendar for the next meeting in February.

Ely Pride Parent Group Meeting

Friday, Feb. 25th, 10-10:30am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

We had a great turn-out for our January Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. If you were unable to make this meeting I encourage you to attend one of our future upcoming meetings. See below for the schedule.

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Friday, Feb. 25th, 9:30-10am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

After School Tutoring at Ely

Our afterschool tutoring has officially begun. Our students are working extremely hard afterschool on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:30-4:30. If you are picking up your child, please make sure you are at the school by 4:30 to pick up your student.

Please note that students were selected based on benchmark assessment scores and classroom data. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your child's teacher.

Please note that there will be no after school tutoring on Thursday, February 24th due to conferences!

Ely Pride Winners

Each week we select three students have been nominated by their teachers for showing Ely Pride: Being Responsible, Being Respectful, Being Ready To Achieve.

Students who are selected will:

-Receive a certificate

-Caught showing Pride bumper sticker


-Teacher note

-Name on the School Marquee

-Picture taken for social media

-Yard sign placed outside child's house

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

Ely Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 24th, 3:30-7pm

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Hoverboard Give Away

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2nd Quarter Awards Assembly!

Our 2nd Quarters Awards are only a few days away. If your child is receiving an award you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher. Below is a list of the dates for the upcoming awards. All awards assemblies will begin at 9:30 in the cafeteria:


2/8/22-2nd Grade

2/9/22-3rd Grade

2/10/22-1st Grade

2/11/22-4th Grade

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Valentine's Day at Ely!

We will be having Valentine's Day parties at Ely on Monday, February 14th. Please note that we will not be having any outside visitors during this time. If you are bringing in any food please make sure that it is store bought. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any specific questions.

Ely Virtual Bingo Event

On Friday, February 11 we will be hosting an Ely Virtual Bingo Event during the school day. Any student is able to attend this event as long as they have at least 10 Pioneer Cash/Dojo points and no referrals between 1/28/22-2/11/22.

No School-President's Day!

Please note that there is no school on Monday, February 21

Stay Informed with Elyria Schools!

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

It's a simple process and offers another avenue for instant information from the district.

The text feature lets us deliver information quickly to a large number of people at once. 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 robo-call 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.


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