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



    Registration Gateway


    Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Medina City Schools has implemented a new student registration and information updating software called Registration Gateway.  This software will replace Formshare/Processmaker and will help create an easier workflow for parents and staff.  In an effort to ensure the District has all of the necessary and current information with regard to your student(s) and that you sign off on all of the necessary paperwork prior to the start of school, the process of loggining in, updating and signing off on information through Registration Gateway is required.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Registration Office at 330-636-3100.

    The username and password for current students will be the youngest child's student identification number and their date of birth.


    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.


    Parent Portal



    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.  



    Eating Lunch with Your Student


    Parents are always invited to join their child for lunch in the school cafeteria.  If you wish to purchase a school lunch, please call the office in the morning before 9:15 and order a lunch.  


     MCS Elementary Lunchroom Visitor Guidelines:

    1.  All adults should check in the office when arriving to eat lunch.

    2.  Any adult eating with a student should be the student's guardian or on the student's contact list provided from parents or have provided the office written/verbal permission from the student's parents. 

    3.  Adults will be given a visitor's pass and can only enter the cafeteria.

    4.  When lunch is over, adults should sign out of the office and return their visitor's pass.


    Lunch/Recess/Encore Schedule

    Kindergarten    Lunch 11:40-12:05

                           Recess 11:15-11:40                          

                           Encore 2:05-2:50


    Grade 1            Lunch 11:40-12:05

                           Recess 12:05-12:30

                           Encore 1:20-2:05


    Grade 2            Lunch 11:15-11:40

                           Recess 11:40-12:05

                           Encore 12:35-1:20


    Grade 3            Lunch 12:05-12:30

                           Recess 12:30-12:55

                           Encore 10:30-11:45


    Grade 4            Lunch 12:30-12:55

                           Recess 12:55-1:20

                           Encore 9:00-9:45


    Grade 5            Lunch 12:55-1:20

                           Recess 1:20-1:45

                           Encore 9:45-10:30


     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 car riders

    3:25 Dismissal for walkers

    3:30 Dismissal for busers



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