Cork Elementary

School Closure Issued by Governor DeWine and District Information
Schools will be closed for students through Friday, May 1, 2020. The return date will be reevaluated at that time per the State of Ohio Order.  More details are listed on the district's homepage under "District News" including breakfast and lunch dates, pick-up locations and times.  

Robocall Transcript 4/2/2020 With Chromebook Pick up


** Mrs. Hall will NOT have any materials for your child to pick up.  


Good evening,

This is Melissa Doherty.  I am calling to inform you that:

  • parents and guardians will be able to pick up and drop off assignment materials 

  • on Monday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 8th only.

  • From 8am-1:30pm in the Cork  gym. ** Both days 

  • Families with the last names between A-L,  please come between 8:00-10:30. 

  • Families with the last names between M-Z, please come between 11:00-1:30.

There will be a table for each class with a box for drop off of completed materials and new materials to pick up.for the weeks of April 6th and 13th.  These materials need to be worked on so teachers can take grades for the 4th nine weeks. 

Please make sure that your student has written their first and last name on all paperwork to turn in.

With respect to social distancing please:

  • Only 1 adult per family should enter the gym if possible.

  • No children should be present.

  • Please remain 6 feet away from other adults that are present.

  • We may need to limit the number in the area at one time.  Please look prior to entering so we can respect the necessary social distancing and 10 or fewer limits.

Volunteers will be on hand to assist.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your student’s teacher, a staff directory is posted to the website with contact information if needed.

Teachers will be contacting you throughout the closure. Please reach out to them as well. 

Thank you for your continued support and please stay healthy.

Please note: Chromebook pick-up for families that reserved one is tentatively planned for Wed., April 8th at Geneva Middle School.  Details will be placed on the website under “District News” on the main page and a robo-call with more details about chromebook pickup will be made on Tuesday, April 7th.


Addition::::: We understand if you are not available on either of those days. We will be making additional arrangements to get materials to you or a different time for you to pick up. We are giving you materials for the week of the 6th but chromebooks might not be available until the 8th so there will be lag time with starting assignments. Mantra... do the best you can. We are all in this together. 

Chromebook Pick up

Chromebook pick-up for families that reserved one is tentatively planned for Wed., April 8th at Geneva Middle School.  Details will be placed on the website under “District News” on the main page and a robo-call with more details about chromebook pickup will be made on Tuesday, April 7th. 

Unprecedented School Closure 2020

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Your child was given work through this week. When your child has completed a lesson in which a hard copy is to be turned in, there is a box in the school entryway for drop off of completed work. This might be temporary as the district is meeting to develop a plan to ensure everyone's safety.   The outside door closes normally  at 5:00pm. We are working on extending the time. Your child might not have anything to turn in as their lessons are online, google classroom etc. 
Governor DeWine announced today, as most of you are probably aware, the closure is through Friday, May 1, 2020.  It will be reevaluated at that time. The staff at Cork will be working under the guidance of Superintendent Kujala adressing our need to refocus our plan and make sure that education (online, packets, a combination of both,...) are ready to go and in full operation. In the meantime, our teachers are working on preparing future lessons. If you are having difficulty reaching out to your child's teacher, please call the office. 415-9335. Mrs. Doherty is available to assist you with finding information. 
 Past Information:
As you are well aware, on March 12, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an unprecedented announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community and private K-12 school buildings to be closed to students for a three-week period—beginning on March 17 and ending on April 3, 2020—due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. This is a stressful time for our staff. Teachers want to continue teaching, helping, guiding and enjoying learning together but we know we have to be safe and do what we must to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
Our teachers scrambled to put together student work and activities for our students to help review and stay in the learning mode during the closure. ** The week of March 23-27th is Spring Break so relax while quarantined. 
This week teachers have been sending information to post on this website if parents are looking for more activities and support. The following are some internet site suggestions : 
Some of the following are for younger students and some are for older students so go through and find what interests your child.... code:SCHOOL2568) 
Thank you for your patience! We miss the students and want to have them here learning with us but everyone's health and safety is our top priority as you are well aware. 

Lesson Plans

We will be putting forth effort to prvide you with curriculm outlines as we are moving forward. Teachers were in a time crunch when it was first announced that schools will be closing. With Governor Dewine's update, teachers shave been working this week to plan lessons for the upcoming weeks. We will add what we can here as it comes in. If you have questions.. please contact your child's teacher or call the office. 440-415-9335. Teachers are being directed to make contact with parents on a regular basis to check in. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, call the office. 
Teacher email addresses:                                                            Phone Number: 440-466-4831
Kindergarten:                                                                                                      ext...
[email protected]                                                                     5101
1st Grade:
[email protected]                                                                  5102
[email protected]                                                                       5103
2nd Grade:
[email protected]                                                                        5205
[email protected]                                                                         5204
3rd Grade:
[email protected]                                                                5201
[email protected]                                                                       5200
4th Grade:
[email protected]                                                                              5306
[email protected]                                                            5304
5th Grade:
[email protected]                                                                        5300
[email protected]                                                                  5302
[email protected]                                                                          5303                                                                      
[email protected]                                                                  5305
[email protected]                                                                  5202
[email protected]                                                              5001
Title 1 tutors:
[email protected]                                                                  5203
[email protected]                                                                             5105
[email protected]                                                                      5001
[email protected]                                                                  5004 
Art Lessons: 
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

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Cork Elementary School
Procedures and Safety Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to a brand new school year! This letter has been prepared to help you understand our operating procedures and to make you aware of some changes for the upcoming year.

1.   Your student’s supply list with their teacher listed for the 2019-2020 school year was mailed home the week of June 3rd with your student’s final report card.   Your student’s homeroom teacher is not subject to change; all students were placed in their classrooms after careful review of individual student data.

2.    With the return of the original bus scheduling/routes, we will follow drop off/pick up and bus routine as in the past

Bus routes:

If you are driving your child to school: Drop off begins in the morning at 8:20am at the north (office) entrance if your child is eating breakfast. If your child is not eating breakfast at school, you will drop them off at 8:30am. Breakfast is available until 8:45 am. You will loop around the parking lot and enter the lane right next to the sidewalk. Please pull up to the crosswalk to let your students out of the car. Please have your child exit your car on the right. Remember to be considerate to others by having your child exit the car promptly. Before leaving, make sure the crosswalk is clear. You are expected to use the drop off lane when arriving at school. If you need to walk in with your child, you will park your car and cross with your child. DO NOT drop off your child in the parking lot and let them cross by themselves. Adults will be outside supervising. They can be distracted when students stop to talk and say “Good Morning” . We enjoy starting the day with attention placed on our students. Adult/student connections are an important part of the education process.
Buses will use the front loop to dismiss students. Students eating breakfast will be dismissed off the bus at 8:20am. Students not eating breakfast will be dismissed from the bus t 8:30am.
3.    It helps everyone if students understand their day before they leave for school. Our days are busy and focused. It can be very confusing to our office, classrooms and your children to make changes in transportation during the day.  We do not take phone calls to change transportation arrangements.  Classroom notes to teachers provide the best and safest communication for your child.  Send a note to your child’s teacher when normal schedules or routines are changed due to:
    •    Change in transportation home.
    •    Release from gym class, recess or another activity.
    •    Change in medication.
    •    Absence or tardiness. (if a note or medical excuse is not sent, your child will be considered truant)
    •    Change in address, phone, living arrangements, or babysitter.

4.    Students who are picked up after school will be dismissed at 3:00 PM.  Bussed students will be dismissed at 3:05pm to the front of the building where the buses will be loaded. The students exit through the cafeteria and gym doors. This allows buses to depart by 3:15 PM.  In the event of a last minute change (an emergency) requiring you to get your child off of a bus, report to the office and the school secretary will radio the bus.  Do not report to your child’s bus.  This is a violation of safe school procedures.

5.    Pick up procedures – our staff will supervise students who report to cars for pickup.  Students will be dismissed from the side entrance at 3:00pm.  Please pickup car tags at Open House. We are assigning new numbers so please make sure you are picking up a number. We are assigning new numbers to start low and have the ability to make the numbers larger. Easier to see.  If you need additional numbers, contact the office. Please have your students practice buckling their seat belt independently in order to expedite this process.  There will be no office pickups during the pick up process. Parents are not permitted to wait inside as we have done in the past with the exception of AM Kindergarten.  In the event of an Emergency, parents may call the office to pick up at 2:30 PM.  AM KDG students who get picked up will be sent to the office at 11:25 AM. Parents will have to come to the office to pick up their KDG student. At the same time, AM KDG students who ride the bus will be escorted to the bus to go home. The PM KDG will be escorted into the building to start their day.

6.    Families who qualify for free lunch/breakfast programs must complete required forms.  When paying for lunches/breakfasts, always send money in a sealed envelope that has your child’s name, the teacher’s name and amount of money on it.  Payment can be made on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  Payment may also be made online at  Checks must be made payable to Cork Elementary School Cafeteria.  The price of school lunches this year will be $2.80. Milk and juice are available at $.50 when purchased separately. The cost of breakfast is $1.50. Reduced prices are $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.  To qualify for free or reduced meals, you must complete an application.  You may complete your application online at  Paper applications are available upon request at each school office.

7.    The K-5 Student Handbook is available online.  Pay particular attention to dress code guidelines and the conduct code.  I will be reviewing the code of conduct with the students the first week of school.  Please let us know if you require a paper copy.

8.     Medications are distributed by prescription only and require the signature of a parent and physician on a Geneva Schools Medication Form.  Medications may not be transported by bus.  Parent or guardian will need to check in their medicine with the nurse or office staff.

In closing, thank you for your cooperation in the enforcement of school safety and procedures.  I am very excited to begin another school year as your Principal here at Cork.  Please check the Geneva Area City Schools website at for additional information.
Also, please read "A Day in the Life of a Corker" found on the website and handed out at Open House.


Mrs. Melissa Doherty

Revised 8/1/19
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