Heights Happenings

Eastern Heights Elementary School, November 2021

Dear Eastern Heights Families,

I want to begin by saying that I hope this message finds you safe and well during this time of the season.

Friday, November 5, is the last day of the 1st quarter. If you have questions regarding your child's progress in school, please reach out to your child's teacher. Please remember that regular attendance at the elementary school level is essential to each student’s success, as it sets up a good pattern for your child’s entire school career. Please make sure your child is here every day possible. Also, please make sure that you have updated your child's emergency card- this must be done every year, for each child you have at ECSD.

Just a few reminders:

  • Please make sure that your student is remembering to bring a clean mask with them each day, it is a good idea to give them a backup in their book bag too.
  • Please encourage your student to exemplify the "3 Bees"- ask your student about this, they will be happy to tell you all about them!
  • Thank you for helping us keep drop off and arrival running smoothly, we appreciate you! We understand that this takes time, and you will see more important reminders below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you for your continued support.

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Barwacz

Go Pioneers!

Calendar Changes

There is an adjustment to the school calendar in November.

On Monday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Nov. 23, students will not attend school in person. Students will be provided with assignments from their teachers so that they can learn from home on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

These assignments will not require the use of technology or Internet to be completed. Teachers will provide students with information on when the assignments are due and how they will be graded.

While students are learning from home on Nov. 22 and 23, teachers and school staff will be engaged in professional development related to classroom learning and safety. They will not be providing in-person or virtual lessons during these days; students will work independently from home on their assignments.

Thanksgiving break
begins for students on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Regular in-person classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

Conferences - November 9th & 11th

Eastern Heights Elementary School is using PTCFast.com to make parent/teacher conference signups as convenient and easy as possible. Please CLICK HERE to access the sign-ups.

You will find the available virtual time slots under Eastern Heights Conferences- then your child's teachers name. If you have any questions please call the school at 284-8011.

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to EHES!

Here is the link to our book fair homepage for all the details (including signing your students up for the ewallet, so they don't have to bring any money with them, it can all be done online): HOMEPAGE

A HUGE Thank you goes out to the volunteers who have signed up to help us out with the book fair. There are still a few slots open. Please sign up here if you would like to volunteer 😊 NOTE: visitors to the school must wear masks and be in good health on the day of their shift.

Check out a cute little video about our upcoming fair: Books Bring Us Together

If you have any questions about our upcoming fair, please feel free to reach out to Sally Roth, our Book Fair Coordinator, at rothsally@elyriaschools.org.



If students arrive after 9:10, they will be marked tardy.



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 Eastern Heights Elementary.

A few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • Please stay in your car. If you do need to get out of your car to help your child, please park on a side street and walk up.
  • Please have your child load and unload on the curbside of the school (passenger side of car) for your child's safety
  • No dogs are permitted on the campus at dismissal.

The Elyria City School District is hiring part-time, full-time and substitute positions in all fields within the district. (Candidates must meet qualification requirements and pass BCI and FBI background checks.)

If you have an interest in pursuing work in public education with the Elyria Schools, please consider reviewing available positions on the district's website at: http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/rimqftVJPQ3ZnKeSOiAl8A~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRjNFNvP0Q4aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYXBwbGl0cmFjay5jb20vZWx5cmlhL29ubGluZWFwcC9kZWZhdWx0LmFzcHhXB3NjaG9vbG1CCmFS7x9TYfXjf7JSHWNlcnJpdG9kYW5hQGVseXJpYXNjaG9vbHMub3JnWAQAAAAB

Elyria Schools transportation partner, First Student, is also seeking bus drivers. If interested, please call 440-284-8030.

Thank you for considering the Elyria Schools.

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