Principal's Message


Eric Fortuna


Dear Hayes Families,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year, a school year unlike any other! Whether we are learning remotely, partially in, or “all in”, we are committed to providing an engaging, rich, and safe learning environment for our students.  Even though school looks and feels different right now, we are excited to make connections, build relationships, and engage in meaningful learning with you.  If you are new to Hayes, welcome to the family! Hayes is a special place with amazing students, families, and staff.


Our district has identified six core competencies as part of the Vision of a Lakewood Graduate: collaboration, communication, growth mindset, global awareness, empathy, and critical and creative thinking skills.  We are committed to supporting each student’s learning and growth towards all of these areas.


Please watch for additional information that will be sent to your email via blackboard throughout the school year.  Also, feel free to reach out to me or the building secretary, Alrene Marek, with any questions or concerns.




Eric Fortuna, Principal

Hayes Elementary School

(216) 529-4228




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