Ella Canavan Elementary

Recognizing Potential - Maximizing Achievement


Canavan Elementary Enrichment Opportunities



    A Message from the Principal... 


    Welcome to Ella Canavan Elementary.  At Canavan, we encourage students to reach for the stars everyday.  While our focus is on student learning, we work to make sure our students have multiple opportunities to explore different activities.  With club choices such as chess club, theater club, glee club, 24 club, garden club, knitting club, art club and many more, the possibilities of finding an interest are high.


    Our PTO is very active at Ella Canavan.  Through their dedication, they are able to sponsor many programs at our school.  Some of the programs PTO sponsors include MadCap Puppets, COSI, Kidscripts by Magical Theater, agendas for grades 2-5, a book for every student during Right to Read week and field trips for each grade.  With their generosity we are able to extend learning beyond the classroom and provide enrichment opportunities for our students.  To learn more about our PTO, feel free to come to a meeting.  PTO meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Canavan Media Center. 



    Brian Condit





    Building Information


    Ella Canavan    Ella Canavan Elementary School

       825 Lawrence Street

       Medina, Ohio 44256




    Principal:             Brian Condit

    Secretaries:         Christina Rutter

                               Nancy Myers



    Phone:                     330-636-4000

    Attendance Line:       330-636-4004

    Fax:                         330-636-3829







    Winter Dress


    Weather permitting, students have recess outside each day.  A decision to have outside recess during cold weather depends upon the temperature and the wind chill factor.  All students will be outside for recess when the temperature is 20 degrees and above.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  Boots, hats, scarves, gloves and warm coats are necessary.  



     Lunch/Recess/Encore Schedule

    Kindergarten   Lunch 11:00-11:30

    Encore 2:25-3:10


    Grade 1         Lunch 11:45-12:15

                           Encore 1:35-2:20


    Grade 2         Lunch 11:15-11:45 

                           Encore 12:45-1:30


    Grade 3         Lunch 12:30-1:00

                           Encore 10:40-11:25


    Grade 4         Lunch 12:30-1:00

                           Encore 9:00-9:45


    Grade 5         Lunch 12:45-1:15

                         Encore 9:50-10:35


     2 Hour Delay Schedule


    10:40 Students Arrive

    10:45 Students Enter Classrooms

    10:55 Tardy Bell

    11:05 Second Grade Lunch

    11:35 K/First Grade Lunch

    12:05  Third Grade Lunch

    12:35 Fourth Grade Lunch

    1:05 Fifth Grade Lunch

    3:20 Dismissal for 4th/5th Grade

    3:23 Dismissal for 3rd Grade

    3:26 Dismissal for 2nd/1st Grade

    3:29 Dismissal for Kindergarten



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  • 2020-2021 SCHOOL FEES:


    Kindergarten and 1st Grade - $31.00

    2nd Grade - $36.00

    3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade - $44.00

    Please make a payment by sending a check made out to Medina City Schools or use payforit.net

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    Virtual Parent Teacher Conference  

    Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), and  Wednesday, October 28th (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)


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    All elementary families, grades 2-5 who received a Chromebook this year will be assigned a $30 fee for optional insurance for their Chromebook.  If you do not want this insurance, you must fill out Chromebook Insurance Opt Out Form This must be done before October 15, 2020.

    Optional Chromebook Insurance Coverage:

    Students, parents/guardians will be offererd an optional $30.00 insurance to purchase for each school year per student.  This optional coverage will cover the following:

    • If a student breaks or damages the Chromebook beyond repair, the student will be given a replacement Chromebook at no additional charge.
    • This coverage provides the replaced Chromebook once per year.
    • Additional insurance will not be offered once used during that school year.  If it is found that the student purposely damaged or broke the device, insurance cannot be used thuring this incident.
    • If a student breaks or damages the Chromebook and it can be repaired without cost, they will not lose their optional insurance coverage.
    • If a student purchases optional insurance coverage, they will be able to use it one time (per school year) to replace or repair the device.
    • This optional insurance does not cover lost or stolen devices.
    • Students who lose their device will be charged the full replacement cost.
    • Students, parents/guardians have until October 15, 2020, to waive the optional insurance. This is a firm date.
    • Assigned power cord is covered by the optional insurance.

    **Only Medina employed technology department employees should fix a damaged Chromebook.  If someone other than a Medina technology department employee attempts to fix a damaged Chromeook or alter the Chromebook in any manner, all warrranties and optional insurance will become void and the student becomes responsible for all charges related to fixing/replacing the Chromebook.**

    If you have any questions, please call the office at 330-636-4000. 

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  • Please click here for the Canavan Back to School Plan.

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  • Click here for the 2020-2021 School Supply List.

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  • Fall Picture Day

    Due to Covid-19, Picture Day has been pushed back:

    The tentative date is Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

    Picture Re-take Day is March 9, 2021




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    Lunch Menu


    Lunch Menu 


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    emergency contact


    Please complete / update Registration Gateway by clicking on the following links.  The username and password for current students will be the youngest child's student identification number and their date of birth.  If you have any questions, please contact registration at 330-636-3100.  Thank you!

     If you have a student currently enrolled, please click here for Registration Gateway.


     If you are new to the district and do not have any enrolled students, please click here.

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  •  medication

    If you have medication for school it can be dropped off at the Canavan office from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

    The nursing staff is in the office during that time.

    Non-Prescription Medication Form

     Prescription Medication Form

     Allergy Action Plan

     Asthma Action Plan

    Seizure Action Plan

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