Heights Happenings

Eastern Heights Elementary School, March 2023

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EHES Students may use this link to register, send emails, purchase tickets and/or accept donations.

Dear Eastern Heights Elementary Families,

It appears that we are starting finally to warm up (maybe? hopefully?). 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 2023.

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


9 - Suzin L. PTO Fundraiser Money & Orders Due

10 - Blended Learning Day - No School for Students

19 - Magic Gives Back @ High School PAC @ 3:00pm

20 - Records Day - No School for Students

24 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home - check your email

24 - 3rd Quarter PBIS Incentive Event - Ice Cream Party :)

28 - OST - 4th Grade ELA Part 1

29 - OST - 3rd Grade ELA Part 1

30 - OST - 4th Grade ELA Part 2

31 - OST - 3rd Grade ELA Part 2

3-4 - Suzin L. PTO Fundraiser - candy pickup! More details to come!

7-16 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL!

25 - OST - 4th Grade Math Part 1

26 - OST - 3rd Grade Math Part 1

27 - OST - 4th Grade Math Part 2

28 - OST - 3rd Grade Math Part 2

12 - Special Olympics @ Ely Stadium

29 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


1 - Last Day of School

PBIS Updates from Mr. Bruner!

Have you heard about the PBIS Program at EHES? No? Well, let me tell you!

It is rooted in creating a positive culture encompassing respect, responsibility, and readiness, better known as the 3 B’s at EHES. Those are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn. The positive culture aims to support students socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally.

Our PBIS Incentive System

Students earn “Bee Bucks”- EHES’ way to recognize and reinforce those that follow the 3 B’s. As staff members see students showing respect, responsibility and readiness to learn, they had students our “Bee Bucks”. Examples of how to show the traits are posted throughout the building and are reviewed regularly. Students then turn in the “Bee Bucks” intermittently- approximately every two weeks, for various positive reinforcements.

Examples include:

  • Snacks

  • Small items

  • Privileges such as lunch with a friend, or time with a teacher

These positive reinforcements help students create and sustain positive relationships at school in various settings.

Family plays such an important role in a child’s education and well-being. Here at EHES we know you are a vital component to build sustainable, positive relationships. Some of the basic elements of the home-school partnership include:

  • Building positive relationships

  • Engaging in two-way communication

  • Ensuring equitable family representation

  • Making meaningful data-driven decisions

Want to learn more about PBIS and the connection between home and school? Click HERE for more information.

Interested in the PBIS expectations at EHES? Click HERE for our behavior expectations throughout the building.

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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 students bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:


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information is just a text away!

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

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

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 robocall 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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