Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, August 16, 2019


We had a great start to our school year and hope your children had a great week. We look forward to an exciting year at Symmes Elementary! Look for this electronic newsletter each Friday to stay informed.


  • August 21- Symmes Ambassadors Help Night, 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • August 23- Welcome Back Coffee, 9:15 am
  • August 27- Curriculum Preview, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • September 2- NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
  • September 12- PTO Meeting, 9:30 am
  • September 24- Picture Day
  • September 26- Family Fun Night, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • September 27- NO SCHOOL for students


Grandparents and other grandfriends are very special in children’s lives – so here’s a day just for you! Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day recognizes the importance of our heritage, our community, and relationships across generations. You will have the opportunity to visit our school, find out what students are learning, and to celebrate with us.

Please plan to join your student(s) at the following times:

Full Day and AM Kindergarten: 9:45 - 10:45 am
PM Kindergarten: 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Grade 1: 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Grade 2: 2:45 - 3:40 pm
Grade 3: 12: 45 - 1:45 pm
Grade 4: 10:45 - 11:45 pm

Please reply by August 28, 2019

If you have additional students at Symmes , please use the link below to submit an additional response.



We would like to remind you that it is very important to send notes or communication forms if your child is doing anything different than their regular end of the day schedule (including being picked up early). The end of the day is usually a very busy time and it is most helpful if your child's teacher is informed at the beginning of the day so they (and your child) can be prepared. We try to limit disruptions to our classes throughout the day as much as we can, so please try to refrain from calling the office with change of plans unless it is an emergency. If you need more communication forms, send a note and we will send some home to you. We appreciate your help and understanding.

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We will continue to use LobbyGuard for all visitors to Symmes. Once you enter our lobby, you will be directed to the LobbyGuard station. There you will scan your ID (driver's license), have your photo taken, then you will be issued a visitor's badge.

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Dropping off?

We encourage all families to use our safe and reliable bus transportation to and from school. On those occasions when you need to drop your student off please be aware of the following guidelines.

Drop off at Symmes Elementary is open from 9:00-9:13

  • Please enter the driveway and stay to the right.

  • Be aware of buses that may pass on your left.

  • Keep driveways and entrances clear.

  • You will be directed into the north (gym and walking track side) parking lot in groups of 5 cars.

  • When you pull up to the sidewalk, children should open their door and exit on the school/passenger side of car.

  • Wait to pull away when all cars in front of you have unloaded.

  • For students who need assistance unloading, parents should park and walk their child to the school.

  • Please refer to the photo below to see the flow of traffic.

After 9:13 am, drop off is closed and parents must walk their child into the main

office and sign him or her in.
Please do NOT drop off and leave!

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