Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August 2022 - Back to School

Back to School Guide


Stay connected!


We’re excited to get the 2022-2023 school year underway!

Below, you will find a number of resources and details for starting the school year - breakfast and lunch, school supplies, calendars and more.  

We take the safety of our students and staff seriously and continuously refine security measures.  Each year, our staff receives training through the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and we conduct annual drills and other exercises with first responders.  Additionally, we have a school resource officer, who is also a sheriff's deputy, dedicated to being on our school campus daily. 


New this year, we've added a secure entrance to the high school much like what exists at the elementary.  Students coming after the start of the school day or visitors to the building should use door B4 (near the auditorium).  We will continue to be vigilant about entrances being secure during the school day, which may mean that when attending an activity during the school day, you will need to sign in through our school offices.


Please encourage your children to speak up if they see or hear something concerning.  Unfortunately, we cannot be complacent about school safety.

Hancock Public Health is hosting back-to-school vaccination clinics on Tuesdays at their office.  Vaccinations are required in grades K, 7, and 12.  More details are available on this flier from the health department:

Successful schools are the result of strong partnerships with families and communities.  When you have a question, concern, or idea, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our administrators.  We strive to ensure that Cory-Rawson Local Schools offer the benefits of a small school while ensuring quality opportunities for all students and look forward to a school year full of growth for our students.

In our hearts, the green and gold,

Jason (Jay) Clark


Small school.  Big opportunities.

Cory-Rawson Back to School Guide  |  2022-2023

School Contact Information

Phone 419-963-3415

Cory-Rawson Elementary School (grades PK-6)

Principal: Dr. Cory Hilty  

Secretary:  Mrs. Susan Lambert  

Counselor:  Ms. Jamie Szykowski 

Social Worker (PK-12):  Mrs. Stephanie Price 

Cory-Rawson High School (grades 7-12)

Principal: Mrs. Brianna Gerten 

Secretary:  Mrs. Lisa Welch 

Counselor:  Mrs. Bethany Barnhart

Athletics & Facilities:  Mr. Caleb Scott  

New Student Registration

Students new to Cory-Rawson should contact the appropriate school office on or after August 22.  New student registration will take place Tuesday, August 23 11:00am to 6:00pm in the elementary school office.  Please use door A1.

Final Forms

We are eliminating paper forms through the use of Final Forms for student registration, emergency contact, medical, and athletics forms.  Returning families should consult an email sent by Final Forms May 23 for login information to Final Forms to complete the needed forms.  

HS Schedule Pick-Up

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to pick up class schedules on Tuesday, August 23 11:00am to 6:00pm in the elementary school office.  Please use door A1.

Hornet Launch Open House

Our K-12 "Hornet Launch" open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6.  The elementary will be open 4:00-6:30pm.  The high school will be open from 5:00-7:30pm.  Seventh grade orientation will take place in the auditorium at 6:30pm.  We encourage all families to stop in to meet our staff and get any questions answered.  Additionally, we'll have information on hand from different community organizations and activities.

School Supplies

Thanks to the generosity of SOS and area churches, school supplies will be provided to all K-6 students with the exception of a book bag, gym shoes, and lunch box.  Students in grades 9-12 should plan for typical school supplies such as binders, paper, pens, pencils and highlights.  Our junior high (grades 7 and 8) teachers have compiled this supply list.

Breakfast and Lunch

The USDA universal free meals program has ended, therefore we will return to pre-pandemic breakfast and lunch practices.  To access the free and reduced lunch application, go here.  

To access the online payment system, go here:

Lunch prices for 2022-2023:

  • Adults: $4.85

  • Grades 9-12: $2.60

  • Grades 6-8: $2.45

  • Grades K-5: $2.35

  • Breakfast: $1.35

  • Reduced meal prices are $0.40 for lunches and $0.30 for breakfasts

Lunch menus are available here.   For questions regarding food service, contact Kirsten Gast (

Bus Routes

Bus stops and pick-up/drop-off times will be available in the next few weeks.  We will notify families once that information is ready.   For questions about transportation, contact Ben Smith (

First Days and School Calendar

The first day of classes for preschool and grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 7.  Kindergarteners have screening appointments September 7-9 and have their first day on Monday, September 12.  

Visit our website for updated school events.  The calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is accessible here.

Small school.  Big opportunities.

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