Back to School Roundup

Howdy, Pioneers...Welcome back to school!

The 2024-2025 school year begins August 19.

Special Note: K-9 students will return on a staggered schedule alphabetically by last name, beginning Aug. 19 (read on for details.)

GRADES 10-12 Elyria High School students will start school on Aug. 19.

All preschool students will start school on Aug. 26. 

Staggered Return: Kindergarten through Grade 9 ONLY

A staggered return gives students and staff time together in smaller groups to get to know one another and it provides students with a richer experience while learning their new schedules and the routines and expectations of school.

  • K-9 students whose last names begin with A through G will attend school on Mon., Aug. 19.
  • K-9 students whose last names begin with H through O will attend school on Tues., Aug. 20.
  • K-9 students whose last names begin with P through Z will attend school on Wed., Aug. 21.
The FIRST DAY FOR ALL K-9 students together is Thursday, Aug. 22.

School Start and End Times

  • High School, grade 9-12: Doors open at 7:35 a.m., Classes begin at 7:50 a.m., Classes end at 2:39 p.m.
  • Middle School, grades 5-8: Doors open at 7:20 a.m., Classes begin at 7:30 a.m., Classes end at 2:15 p.m.
  • Elementary School, grade K-4: Doors open at 8:55 a.m., Classes begin at 9:10 a.m., Classes end at 3:10 p.m.
  • EECV Preschool: AM Classes begin at 9:10 and end at 11:40 a.m.; PM Classes begin at 12:40 p.m. and end at 3:10 p.m.
  • Hamilton Preschool: M-Th, full day: Classes begin at 9:10 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m.

Quick Links

Fall Open House Schedules 2024-2025

EECV Preschool: Monday, 8/19/24, 6-7 PM
Ely: Thursday, 8/15/24, 5:30-6:30 PM
Hamilton: Thursday, 8/15/24, 5-6 PM
Eastern Heights Elementary: Wednesday 8/21/24. 5:30-6:30 PM
Northwood Elementary: Thursday, 8/15/24, 4:30-5:30 PM
Westwood Elementary: Thursday 8/15/24, 5:30-6:30 PM
Eastern Heights MS: Wednesday 8/21/24, 4:30-5:30 PM
Northwood MS: Thursday, 8/15/24, 5:30-6:30 PM
Westwood MS: Thursday 8/15/24, 4:30-5:30 PM
EHS, Wednesday, 8/28/24, 6-7 PM
Pioneer Connections: Wednesday 8/14/24, 4:30-5:30 PM


Quick Tips

School Clothing

The Student Code of Conduct provides full guidance on school clothing expectations but please make note of these important takeaways:  

  • Hoods may not be worn up and over the head during the school day. 
  • Clothing may not present a health or safety hazard or disrupt the educational environment.
  • Pants must be sized to fit and be in good repair.
  • Crop tops may not be worn.
  • Footwear must be school appropriate, slippers and slipper socks are not permitted.
  • Blankets may not be worn in school.

Cell phones

  • Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the school day unless they are being used as part of a teacher-directed lesson.

Fall Sports Information 2024-2025

Fall sports start up on August 1. Please ensure that your student athlete has completed a sports physical prior to Aug. 1. Click here for OHSAA form.

Interested in playing Fall Sports for the Elyria Pioneers? Get the latest information from those in the know: the coaches!

High School

Middle School

Contact Middle School Athletic Director Matt Siwierka