Welcome to East Canton Elementary!

  We are very proud of our Hornets!  Our building houses students in grades K-5, and we are also the home of the Little Hornets Preschool.

Please check out our twitter feed below @EC Elementary.  We will post announcements and information about the exciting activities going on here at East Canton!

The Elementary office can be reached at (330) 488-0392 for more information.

Have a great day and never stop learning!

Message from Principal Carter

Dear East Canton Elementary students and families,

This is Mrs. Carter, Principal at East Canton, and I have a couple of reminders and updates below:

* You will receive your teacher letter along with other beginning of the year information the week of August 8th.

* Open House is on Monday, August 15th from 4:00 to 6:30pm.  Please plan on stopping in to drop off school supplies, pay school fees, and meet your child's teacher.  There will be a meeting for all 4th and 5th grade students and parents in the auditorium at 6:00p.m.

*The first day of school for everyone except Kindergarten is Wednesday, August 17th.  Students may begin being dropped off at the building at 7:25am, and they must be in the building by 7:45am when the tardy bell rings.  Dismissal begins at 2:15p.m.

*Kindergarten students will attend an orientation with their parents at either 9:00am or 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 17th.  On Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th, Kindergarten students will attend a full day of school with half their classmates on one day, and they will be assigned a 30 minute appointment on the other day to come in and take the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment as prescribed by the Ohio Department of Education.  You can find more information regarding the KRA at http://education.ohio.gov.  The KRA is just a measurement of the students' abilities coming in to Kindergarten.  Students do NOT have to score a certain level to attend Kindergarten.  All students registered for Kindergarten will be attending.  **Kindergarten students will receive their appointment times and days in their teacher letter packet in early August.  The first full day for ALL Kindergarten students together will be Monday, August 22nd.

We are looking forward to having all of our students here at school very soon!  Please continue to check the website for updates.


Mrs. Rebecca J Carter

Principal, East Canton Elementary


(330) 488-0392 ext 156


  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Dear families,

            You are invited to hop our Scholastic Book Fair online through October 25th!  All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.  

            All orders ship directly to your home, and you receive free shipping on any book orders over $25.  Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click "Shop Now" to get started:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/eastcantonelementaryschool 

    Thank you for your support!

    Mrs. Carter & Mrs. Boyle

  • Drive In Open House

    Good evening!  

    This is Mrs. Carter, Principal at East Canton, and I have a message for all of our Elementary and Preschool students and families.  Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, August 19th, we will be hosting a Drive-In Open House here at the school.  Your teachers will be outside, and they are very excited to meet you!  You will simply pull your car up to the sidewalk by your teacher’s station, and they will be happy to greet you.  You can turn in your school supplies, pay school fees, and order a Hornet PRIDE t-shirt at this time.  Your teacher will also be giving you a card with a link to a Meet the Teacher website where you can view a video of each teacher introducing themselves and showing the inside and outside of their classroom. 

     Our online Academy students are welcome to stop by the Drive-In to meet your homeroom teacher if you would like to do so.  There will be a separate Drive By pickup for our Online Academy students next Monday, August 24th.  More information will be emailed to the Online Academy students soon.  

    Our Open House Drive In taking place tomorrow Wednesday, August 19th is for all students.  We are inviting our Preschool AM class, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students and families to stop by between 4:00p.m. and 5:00p.m.  We would also like to invite our Preschool PM class, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students and families to stop by between 5:00p.m. and 6:00p.m.  

    Mrs. Carter will also be available to hand out yearbooks during this time for families who were unable to attend the yearbook pickup earlier this month.  There are extra yearbooks available for purchase for $15.  Thank you for your time!  We are looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful evening!

  • Virtual Track & Field Day

    Thank you to all who participated and shared their virtual track and field experiences.  Here is a link to a video showcasing the events.  Enjoy!



  • Kindergarten & Preschool Registration

  • May 29th Drive-Through Information

    Dear East Canton Elementary students and families:  This is Principal Carter, and I have an important announcement as we wrap up this school year.

    First, we want you to know that we have greatly missed learning with you at school each day, and we are very proud of the efforts you have made to continue to show your Hornet PRIDE and keep learning at home.

    We will be holding a final year-end drive-through on Friday, May 29th.  At this time, students will be receiving a brown grocery bag that contains all of their personal belongings left at school, award certificates, and their final year-end report card.

    We are asking that students turn in any school owned materials such as library books, text books, math templates, and chromebooks at this time.

    On this May 29th drive through families and students should come to get their materials and drop off things only during their assigned grade level time even if they have siblings in other grade levels.  If this will not work for your family, please contact me directly at rebecca.carter@osnaburglocal.org to make other arrangements.

    The drive through times for May 29th are as follows: 5th grade from 10:30a.m. until 12:00p.m.  4th grade from 12:00p.m. until 1:00p.m.  3rd Grade will be from 1:00p.m. until 2:00p.m.  2nd grade will be from 2:00p.m. until 3:00p.m.  1st Grade will be from 3:00p.m. until 4:00p.m. and Kindergarten pickup will be from 4:00p.m. until 5:00p.m.

    If you have any questions regarding the drive through or grading, please contact me by email or school phone at 330-488-0392 extension 156.  Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

  • April 21st Update

    Good evening!  

    First of all, I want to thank you for your work in supporting your child’s education.  If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Tonight I have a reminder concerning Kindergarten and Preschool Registration, and also an announcement regarding yearbooks.

    Due to the social distancing rules and the mandated school building closure, all Kindergarten and Preschool Registration and Screening meetings have been postponed.  As soon as we are able to safely reschedule, we will announce the new dates through a robocall, our website, and social media.

    Secondly, we will be adding a COVID-19 section in the East Canton Elementary School 2019-2020 yearbook.  If you have any pictures of your children participating in remote learning that you would like included in the yearbook, please email them to rebecca.carter@osnaburglocal.org.  I hope to include as many of these pictures as I can in a special section of our yearbook.

    Lastly, if you have not yet ordered your yearbook, Lifetouch has reopened our online sales platform through this Thursday, April 23rd.  The website is: ybpay.lifetouch.com

    You will need our Yearbook code which is 2089320.  You can also email me your order request and then mail a $15 check made payable to East Canton Elementary to our school.

    Once again, Preschool and Kindergarten registration and screenings are postponed until further notice.  And, you still have the opportunity to order a yearbook for your Elementary child and send pictures to me to be included in the yearbook.

    Thank you and have a great evening!

    Rebecca Carter

    Principal, East Canton Elementary School


    If your child in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade needs a device to borrow to complete remote learning, please complete the link below:


  • March 30th Update

    “Good afternoon!  This is Principal Carter. Thank you for your diligence and great effort as we continue to work through this uncertain situation.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I greatly miss seeing our students each day at school. Today Governor DeWine extended the school closure through May 1st.  


    This week, our Elementary students should be continuing to work on the packets and instructions that were given to them our last week of school.  This Friday we will be asking students to turn in the work they have completed and pickup new work and instructions to begin next week.


    At this point we have prepared plans for remote learning which will include the following: ALL students in grades 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade should have access to a device at home which can be used for digital learning and connections.  If your child does not have a device at home to use, please fill out the Google form located on our Elementary webpage or contact me at 330-488-0392 to RSVP a chromebook. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students do not need a chromebook to complete their remote learning. 


    Secondly, each homeroom teacher will be contacting each of their students weekly by video or phone means to check-in and answer questions.  Parents, please check your email, Remind, or Class Dojo messages frequently to communicate with your child’s teacher and schedule these weekly check-ins. In addition, students should check their school emails daily.  


    Lastly, on this Friday, April 3rd we will be having a drive-through remote learning pick-up and drop-off by the car rider cones outside door 1.  On Friday, if you reserved a chromebook, it will be available to pick-up after you sign a borrower’s agreement. Also at Friday’s drive through, the teacher will be available to collect the work that was already completed and hand out the new work and plans for remote learning as well as the 3rd nine week report cards.  Each grade level has a one hour designated drive through time. Families with children in multiple grade levels may pick up and drop off work for all the children at one time if they wish. The drive through schedule for Friday, April 3rd is as follows: 5th grade homeroom teachers will be available from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.  4th grade homeroom teachers will be available from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. 3rd grade homeroom teachers will be available from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. 2nd grade homeroom teachers will be available from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. 1st grade homeroom teachers will be available from 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and the Kindergarten homeroom teachers will be available from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.


    The information provided in this message will also be posted on our Elementary school webpage for reference.  If you have any questions, please contact me at rebecca.carter@osnaburglocal.org  Thank you once again for your great efforts!  Together we can continue to keep our children safe and learning.  Lastly, please remember that school breakfast and lunch bags are available for pick up to all students every Monday from 11:00-11:45a.m. outside door 1  Take care!”


  • March 23rd Update

     “Good afternoon!  This is Principal Carter.  We definitely miss seeing our students every day, but we hope you have found some time to reconnect with family, explore outdoors, read, and play.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out via email to any of our school staff. We would like to announce that we are going to end the third nine week grading period as of March 13th, the last day students were in the school building.  We are offering this week through Friday, March 27th as an opportunity for students to complete any work they may have been missing from the 3rd nine week grading period. Please note that the hard copy and online work sent home with the students to complete during this extended spring break will NOT be part of the 3rd nine week grading period.  All families will have access to view their child’s grades through the online parent pinnacle viewer which can be accessed on the school website under the parents tab. If you need the log-in information to view your child’s grades, please contact me by email at rebecca.carter@osnaburglocal.org. Once again, students should complete any makeup or incomplete work to be included on the third nine week grading period by Friday, March 27th.  Please direct any questions to myself or your child’s teacher through email, Class Dojo, or Remind. Thank you!”

  • Online Academy MAP testing Schedule & Updates


        Attached are the Parent Updates given and also the Online Academy MAP testing schedule.  Our district will be administering the NWEA MAP testing to all of our students.  Your child will need to report to the testing sessions as listed on the attached MAP schedule.  The Elementary Online Academy students will be testing at the Smith Gym to allow for maximum social distancing.  Each child will have their own table in the gym.  If you have a health concern and are not able to bring your child in for testing, you need to contact Mrs. Carter or Mrs. Smith as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.  A portion of this testing is used for a mandatory K-3 Literacy Reporting Requirement, and all of the testing helps our teachers determine each child’s areas of strength and need.  We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting all testing completed by September 30th.

    Thank you!

    Rebecca Carter


  • Care Package Items for Soldiers Overseas

    This year Lowell D. Oberly Post 667 will be spearheading an effort to send multiple care packages to our soldiers overseas for the Holiday Season.   


    PLEASE REMEMBER - all items must be in small sizes or travel size as we are limited by the size of individual shipping boxes.  Prohibited items include: Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Batteries and Aerosol Spray Cans

    The Homeroom which turns in the most items will receive a pizza party from the East Canton PTO!  Items must be turned in to school by this Friday (November 22nd).

    Please see the attached document for a complete list of items to be donated.   Thank you for your help!

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