Asbury Elementary Family Connection
A Weekly Newsletter for Asbury Families
August 21 , 2022
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Picking up students after 3:20 pm.
Hello Asbury families!
My name is Shelby Smith and I am the new School Counselor at Asbury Elementary. Though I am new to Asbury, I am not new to Groveport Madison Schools. I had the honor of interning over at Middle School Central last year and I’m excited to make the transition to the primary level. I come to Asbury with a wealth of knowledge, having graduated with my B.S. in Psychology and Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University in 2019 and my M.A. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University this past May. I am so excited to begin working with your children and find new ways to continue supporting you! As a school counselor, I provide a wide variety of services to meet children’s academic, social, and emotional needs. These services include individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, monthly classroom guidance lessons focused on socio-emotional learning, and coordinating student 504 plans. I also work closely with other support staff, such as our school Social Worker, Lakiesha Sweeney, in order to provide the best care and support to meet the needs of students. Additionally, part of my job involves consulting with parents/guardians, caregivers, and teachers to brainstorm ways to overcome barriers and find the best means to help students be successful. Overall, I serve as an advocate for ALL students by putting support in place to help them reach their highest potential.
If you have any questions about me and my role, or if there are ways I can better support you or your student, please do not hesitate to contact me! email@example.com
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Student Breakfast & Lunch Information
Students will be able to charge full-price lunches for up to 5 days. After that time, students will receive a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk rather than the regular hot lunch. We will do our best to let parents know when their accounts have exceeded the number of charges. You may send in money, check or pay online through EZ-Pay.
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.