Welcome to Poston Road Elementary

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger


Welcome back... kind of?!? It seems so strange that I am just now sending out the "Back to School" newsletter even though school officially started on August 12th!

We will begin our district's "Yellow" plan with cohorts next week. We are so excited to see all of our current and new Tigers! I want to thank you so much for your patience and the grace you have given us as we try to navigate through these difficult and unknown times. We are working hard to provide your child with the best possible education and experience under the current circumstances.

Your child's first official day back in the building next week will look different from the past. We are not allowing visitors to enter the building. With that being said, if your child is brand new to Poston Road Elementary, please know that we will take great care of your child while they are here at Poston. Please trust our process and know that our number one goal is to keep our students safe. If your child is entering preschool or KDG, I understand the apprehension you must be experiencing knowing that you have to drop your child off at the door without walking them to their room on the first day. Please know we are prepared to give your child the best experience. We will have "all hands on deck" to make sure your child makes it to their classroom.

Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through DOJO, email or phone. Thank you for choosing Poston Road Elementary for your child's education.


Jill Vlcan, Principal

Upcoming Events

August 31st - Transition to our "YELLOW" plan with Cohorts

September 7th - Labor Day (No School)

September 14th - Tentatively transition to our "GREEN" plan

YELLOW PLAN DETAILS (Aug. 31st - Sept. 11th)

Mondays: Cohort A comes to School (Cohort B has eLearning at Home)

Tuesdays: Cohort A comes to School (Cohort B has eLearning at Home)

Wednesdays: ALL students will have eLearning at Home

Thursdays: Cohort B comes to School (Cohort A has eLearning at Home)

Fridays: Cohort B comes to School (Cohort A has eLearning at Home)

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

“When students leave Poston Road Elementary they are prepared for the next step in chasing their dreams."

Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment


Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Doors open at 8:25AM (we do not have staff members available to supervise students before 8:25) Please DO NOT drop them off at the door prior to 8:25.
  • Door 2 (by the cemetery) & Door 8 (by the car wash) are both options for drop off. It is your preference on which door you would like to drop your child off at. Please pull up along the sidewalk before letting your child out of the car. DO NOT allow your child to cross in front of cars. If your child is in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade, we would prefer that you drop off and pick up at Door #2.


  • Walkers will be dismissed out Door 2 & Door 8 first at 3:30PM.
  • Next, the students riding buses and daycare vans will dismiss out of Door 2 at 3:35PM.
  • Finally, car riders will be dismissed. If you are picking up your child, grades PK-1 (and older siblings) will be picked up at Door 2. Students in grades 2-4 will be picked up at Door 8. Please stay in your car as we will bring your child out to you.

Please review the documents below specific to COVID-19

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Please call in all student absences at (765) 342-8408 and select option "0" by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning.


Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.

What's for breakfast AND lunch??

Did you know we serve free breakfast? This year, students will receive both breakfast and lunch in their classrooms. They will have the option of one lunch entree choice.

Student Lunch prices:

Elementary (PK-4) $2.60

Additional Milk $0.60

Breakfast prices:


Lunch Menu for the Month of September

Mondays: Mini Pizza, Corn, Baby Carrots, Apple Slices, Mixed Fruit, and Milk

Tuesdays: Chicken Sandwich, Carrots, Baked Beans, Apple Slices, Peaches, and Milk

Wednesdays: eLearning Day for ALL students

Thursdays: Corn Dog, Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Apple Slices, Strawberries, and Milk

Fridays: Grilled Cheese, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Apple Slices, Mixed Fruit, and Milk

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