Asbury Elementary Family Connection
A Weekly Newsletter for Asbury Families
August 7, 2022
Welcome to Asbury!!
A note from the Mrs. Peters & Ms. Maille....
If this is your first year at Asbury, it is our hope that you feel welcome! We often hear that Asbury is a special place. Our staff truly cares about the work that happens here. Whether it is academics or social/emotional learning, our staff puts an intense amount of heart into every moment of the day. In fact, our building motto is: Moments Matter: Every student, every lesson, every day.
With almost 500 students, we do our best to communicate to our families. If you ever have a concern, question, or suggestion, please reach out to your child's teacher or one of our office staff. We are here to help your child feel success and gain confidence. Additionally, we hope that our families feel engaged and connected to Asbury.
We look forward to an another amazing year at Asbury! Enjoy your last few days of summer!
Mrs. Peters, Principal
Ms. Maille, Assistant Principal
Open House & Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation is Tuesday, August 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm. If you are a parent/caregiver of an incoming kindergarten student, please plan on joining us at 5:30 pm for an informational session with your child's kindergarten teacher. When you arrive, you will be given the name of your child's teacher.
Alternate Bus Stop Locations
Unless you have made arrangements in advance, students can be picked up only from or dropped off at their assigned bus stop location. Due to childcare or other reasons, parents wanting another pick-up or drop-off location should contact Community Bus Services, Inc. at 614-486-4180.
Stabilizing Bus Routes
No bus stop change requests will be considered until after September 6 so that routes can be stabilized and transportation can determine if additional route modifications are necessary
Student Breakfast & Lunch Information
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Students will be permitted in the building at 9:00 am.
If your child walks to school, please do not have them arrive early as we do not have staff members outside to monitor students. As the weather changes, please have your child dress accordingly.
Parents who are dropping off students may use the front loop. The front loop will have two designated lanes. The lane closest to the street will be for car drop offs and daycares only. A staff member will open the car door for your child. Please do not allow your child to exit the vehicle without the assistance of a staff member. This is for the safety of your child, as busses will also be using that same loop during drop off. Please make sure your child is ready to exit your vehicle.
Dismissal will begin approximately 3:35 pm. Parents are NOT permitted to use the front loop in the afternoon. Please park on the street or in the parking lot.
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- Sign up for Class Dojo (once your child receives that information from their homeroom teacher).
We still want to encourage best practices, and follow CDC guidelines, in keeping our schools and communities safe and as healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The guidance for schools has not changed since the end of summer.
Please follow the following guidance for a POSITIVE Covid-19 case:
Day 0 (Onset of symptoms) to Day 5 – Student must stay home (please inform the office).
Day 6 - The child may return to school if they are no longer symptomatic (feverish,
chills, cough/congestion, headache, and or chest pains), but must wear a mask for
If the child is unable to wear a mask, then regardless of vaccination status, they must stay home for the full 10 days.
NOTE: Groveport Madison Schools no longer have masks or test kits.