Cork Elementary

341 St. Rt. 534 S.
Geneva, Ohio, 44041
(440) 466-4831, Ext. 5000
Fax (440) 466-0433
Elementary Day for Students: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Welcome to Cork Elementary!

A Day in the Life of a Corker (affectionate term we call ourselves)

A Typical Day….

8:20- Students may enter the building. There is a staff member to supervise students as they come in. Students who want to eat breakfast will head down to the cafeteria. Those who do not, will wait in the entranceway. ** Please do not drop off your child until 8:20. We do not have supervision until 8:20.
8:20- 8:30- Buses arrive and students who eat breakfast will be released to enter the building and head to the cafeteria.

Breakfast Prices: $1.50, reduced $.30
The cafeteria offers a program called “My School Bucks” in which you sign up to view your child’s account- spending history and balance. You can directly deposit money in your child’s account as well.  Returned checks will be submitted to eCollect and your account will be debited electronically for both face amount and return check fees. Digital menus are available online at
A New Charge Policy: A student may charge up to 3 meals before being served an alternate meal. Please go to for free low balance alerts. In order to sign up for the myschoolbucks program, you will need your child’s school ID number. The office will gladly give that to you. WE NEVER DENY A MEAL to a student. In some situations, students may refuse to eat or take choices from the lunch line. We then coax them into eating something.

FYI- Just a reminder that eligibility for free or reduced price meals will expire on Sept. 30. If you were eligible for reduced price meals last year, you will still be covered keeping in mind that you need to re-apply by the 30th.

8:15am- Head Start has set up a preschool classroom in our building. Geneva Area City Schools is not in charge of the classroom, they are only using our facility. Contact Headstart for questions.
Head Start students are dropped off in the main parking lot to enter the side building.  
8:30- The rest of the students will be released from the bus to report to the classroom.

8:30-Buses drop off is in the main parking lot. There is a restricted area marked by cones to leave room for buses to pull around. Do not use the original drop off lane by the parking lot as students will be crossing over to enter the building. This is marked by cones as well. Please do not get out and move the cones.
8:20-8:45- Parents may drop off their child.
Drop Off Procedure:
Pull into the south entrance to the loop that goes in front of the building. Do not use the parking lot entrance- even though the signs tell you otherwise- unless you are walking your child in. If you are walking your child in, park on the east side of the parking lot and walk your child into the building. Do not let your child walk across the parking lot unattended for safety reasons.

Once you have pulled into the loop, pull up to the sign. Have your child ready to get out of the car on the driver’s side. We would like your child to be ready to avoid a backup of cars and as a courtesy to those parents who need to be somewhere.

Your child will go directly to the classroom or to the cafeteria for breakfast depending on the time.

Staff will be outside to assist your child.

8:40- Warning bell will ring to remind students to clean up at breakfast and head to class. (Those that go to breakfast)
8:45- Tardy bell will ring signaling the start of the day. If you arrive after 8:45, you will be marked tardy and you will need a note. * Due to House Bill 410 we count minutes and hours of the day for attendance.
8:45- Mrs. Doherty starts announcements. Announcements include events and reminders, lunch choices, positive quotes, birthdays, and pledges. 5th grade students- one from each class- will lead the pledges and announce lunch choices.
The pledges are:
An Affirming Pledge to Myself
By Marva Collins

This day has been given to me fresh and clear.
I can either use it or throw it away.
I promise myself I shall use this day to its fullest,
realizing it can never come back again.
I am the only person who has the power to decide what I will be.
I make myself what I am.



My Job Here

My job here in school is to learn.
Hopefully I will become a life long learner.
In this process, I will care for others.

If your child will be absent, please call the office using extension 5007. Leave a message as to your child’s name, class, and reason why absent. ** You must ALSO provide a written note upon your child’s return. These are not our rules but the State of Ohio rules.
** See HB 410 for information on student absence.
If your child is out and you request work, please respect our time by picking up the work.

Vacations must be approved by the principal (meaning if they are considered excused or unexcused) and will be considered excused if you request work.

8:55- 9:00 Announcements are over. Classes begin.
Teachers have students work on “morning work” which can include practice of content, student/teacher conference, silent read, or activities to activate the brain for learning. Hoping for a positive start to the day.

9:00-12:55: Classroom activities and lunch schedule.

11:10-11:40- 1st grade lunch
11:25-11:55- 2nd grade
11:40-12:10- 3rd grade
12:00-12:30 - 4th grade
12:05-12:35- KDG PM CLASS
12:25-12:55- 5th grade

Every few years, we change the order of lunch to give each grade equitable morning time for learning.

Sometimes parents want to eat lunch with their child. You are welcome to do so but keep in mind you need to visit with your child and keep interaction with other students limited. All conversations need to be school appropriate and not personal. Parents will also need to provide their own lunch.

Lunch prices: $2.80, reduced$.40, milk and juice $.50

The cafeteria does offer ice cream on Fridays. $.75

11:25- AM KDG students board their bus home.
          PM KDG students report to the classroom.
Staff is monitoring and assisting this process.

When we reference “specials” we are talking about Art, Music, Gym, and Library.

Due to cuts made last year, we no longer have Art or Library assistance BUT Teachers take their students to the Art room and Library to provide lessons in those areas when they can.

Gym: KDG: 30 min a week
         Grades 1-5:  35 min a week
** Teachers sometimes bring their class into the gym for activities when the gym is not in use.

Music: KDG: 20 min a week
          Grades 1-5: 35 min a week.

2:55- Bell rings signaling students who are picked up to report to the gym. All pick up numbers are posted in the gym. Your child will sit by his/her number for easy identification.  Families who pick up regularly have been given a number. You are responsible for the number. If the person in the car has a number, we will release your child to them. If the person picking up your child does not have a number, we will not release your child to that person. They will have to pull up, park and go to the office for a verification phone call to parents giving verbal permission to release your child. ** If you do not have a current hang tag number, please request one from the office. The office will provide extra numbers upon your request.
HANG TAGS- please hang your number on your rearview mirror to make it easier to see and call your number. ** We are aware that life happens and you are sending a person to pick up your child without a number. In this case, a call to the office letting us know ahead of time will be sufficient. Do not leave a message.

3:00pm- Students will have their pick up number called and will exit the gym and walked to their car. If you are right at the gym door and we have your child waiting, please allow us to walk them to you. We are very concerned about students running out in front of a moving car.

We need to move quickly to get your child in your car as backup on the road is a big concern.
If we wave you to pull up, please do so and we will bring your child to you.

Please pick up your child by 3:25. If you have not picked up your child by this time, you will need to park and pick up your child in the office.

3:05-3:25 Buses arrive to retrieve students who  take the bus home. Students will stay in their classrooms with their teacher to listen for their bus number to be called. Once their bus number is called, the students on that bus walk to the main entrance and have staff walk them out to the bus. Staff are also visible in the hallways to monitor students exiting.
Sometimes due to time constraints, if a bus is running late, we will call the students to the main entrance to wait for the bus.

This concludes a typical day.

Forms of communication:
Website:  Cork has a page. ** I was just trained how to add information on the site. Be patient :)

Twitter: @corkdoherty
I will start tweeting regularly once I send out permission forms.

PTO Facebook: PTO has a Facebook page. I send information to our PTO who in turn posts information.

Handouts- Some information is handed out to your child to take home. Please check bookbags nightly.

Student Assignment Books- Students in grades 3-5 have assignment notebooks. Look for communication written in the notebooks as well.

PTO Meetings-   2nd Tuesday each Month. 3:30pm in the music room.

Upcoming Events


Austinburg Open House

Wed Aug 21 2019

Board Meeting

Wed Aug 21 2019

Cork Open House

Thu Aug 22 2019

No School - Labor Day

Mon Sep 2 2019

Board Meeting

Wed Sep 18 2019

No School - NEOEA Day

Fri Oct 11 2019

Board Meeting

Wed Oct 16 2019

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