Ashford Park ES Principal's Post

July 29, 2022

All Parents will receive a Welcome Letter from your child's teacher on Monday, August 1st by 4pm! Be sure you have completed the Annual Verification for Returning Students.


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Please review and save the list below so you are aware who to contact when questions arise.

Direct questions regarding the following items to the people below.

IMPORTANT: Report Covid Positive Cases and Exposures directly to Mrs. Freeman:
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Last Names A-M: 9:00am - 11:00am

Last Names N-Z: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Come to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, see classrooms, obtain information on school lunch and bus routes, and learn about the PTO & Foundation.

**A Kona Ice Truck will be onsite!**

If you are unable to come to Open House, you may drop off school supplies and meet your child's teacher on the first day of school, August 8th.

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2022-2023 BUS ROUTES

Bus routes can be found on the documents below.

Each bus is associated with a color (red, yellow, green, or blue). Please click the document below for our school specific bus colors.

MORNING AND AFTERNOON Bus Routes are linked below.

****PLEASE NOTE**** There may be some bus delays the first few weeks of school. In Dekalb and across the country, school districts are experiencing bus driver shortages. You will be notified of all bus delays in a timely manner via School Messenger and Class Dojo. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions related to DCSD school buses, please contact our school secretary Ms. Victoria Gramlich:

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Welcome to Ashford Park! All new student registration (grades Kindergarten - 5th grade) takes place online. Please visit the following website to register:

Once you have registered, please email your online registration application number to our registrar, Mrs. Martha Rodriguez:


If your child is returning to Ashford Park ES for the 2022-2023 school year, you must complete annual verification at this website:

All questions pertaining to registration and access to Infinite Campus should be directed to our school registrar, Ms. Martha Rodriguez: or contact the school at 678-676-6702 between the hours of 8am-4pm.
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Please visit our school website to retrieve school supply lists. We ask that you bring all school supplies to Open House on August 3, 2022.

If you ordered a school supply pack, those will be shipped directly to your house.


We encourage all students to wear school uniforms Mondays - Thursdays.

Fridays are designated as Spirit Days. Students may wear an Ashford Park tshirt or the color green, with denim bottoms.

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Parents are encouraged to use carpool when dropping off their child for school. Parents should not drop off students on Cravenridge Drive in the morning. Parents are encouraged to not park and walk their student into the building unless they have an appointment with teachers/staff. Use the crosswalk and the service of the crossing guard on Cravenridge when walking your child to school.


  • Get in the carpool line by 7:10am to ensure that you get through the line quickly.
  • Be kind to the carpool volunteers that are taking their time to keep all children safe.
  • Do not block the driveway of our neighbors when bringing your child to and from school.
  • Serve as a carpool volunteer. It's quick, it's easy, and will only take 25 minutes of your day.
  • Do not park in the handicap spots or the reserved spaces in the front of the building, unless you have an appointment or need to drop off a project.
  • Do not park on the opposite side of the street and send your child across the street alone.
  • Do not drop off your child in front of the school.
  • Our tardy bell rings at 7:45am. Be sure your child is in class by this time.


  • If you drive to the school to pick up your child in the afternoon, you are required to use carpool.
  • Carpool is quick, efficient, and safe.
  • Parking in front of the school during afternoon dismissal to pick up your child as a walker is not allowed.
  • Parking in front of the school to pick up your child as a walker creates much congestion and is a dangerous situation.

If you pick up your child as a walker - this means you have walked from home to pick up your child OR you have parked on Caldwell Road or past Pamela Drive and walked down to the school. Walkers also consist of students who walk independently to their home.

Below is our carpool map.

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Family ID hangtags are required to be visible in your car (carpool) or hand (walkers) during dismissal.

Kindergarten/New students ONLY:
You will receive a Family ID hangtag at Open House. To purchase additional Family ID hangtags, please click this link:

Returning students from last school year: To purchase additional Family ID hangtags, please click this link:

For questions pertaining to Family ID hangtags, please contact our bookkeeper, Ms. Sharpe:

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If your child needs to have medication administered at school, please download the form below and have your physician to complete it. On the first day of school, please place the form and medication in a ziploc bag clearly labeled with your child's first/last name. Inform the teacher that these items are in your child's bookbag and we will be sure the nurse receives them.

If you have questions, please contact our school nurse: Nurse Wedderburn:

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Breakfast and lunch are served each day of school. Please review the flyer below for more information.

****Please note: Breakfast and Lunch are not free this school year.

Information about meal applications and meal payments can be found at the link below.

Breakfast and lunch menus can always be found on this website:

Please contact our Cafeteria Manager if you have questions: Ms. DeJoya O'Neal: dejoya_o'neal

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Our ASAP program will begin on the first day of school from 2:15 - 6:00pm each day that school is in session. The ASAP program offers the following:

- Homework help

- Recess

- Enrichment Activities (Art & Crafts, STEM, German, etc)

- Snacks

The ASAP lottery enrollment process took place over the summer. If you have further questions about the program, please email our co-directors Ms. Briggs and Dr. Hinton at:
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Parents may walk their child to class the first week of school only. Starting August 15th, students should be prepared to be independent by walking to class by themselves. Staff will be stationed throughout the building to assist.
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A comprehensive student/parent handbook is attached below that outlines our school policies and procedures.

***Please download the handbook using the attachment below and save it to refer to throughout the school year.

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School Safety is top of mind for me and I know for you as well. My team and I have reviewed and refined our procedures this summer to ensure we are ready if an emergency arises.

Every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of your child during school hours. One safety measure practiced are safety drills (fire, tornado, intruder), which are conducted throughout the school year. Fire drills are held once every month. Tornado drills are held twice a semester. Intruder (Lockdown) drills are held three times a semester. Schedules, exits, and procedures are a part of these important drills to keep our students and staff safe in the event of an emergency. The administrative team and all staff members will be in position to aid in a safe, quick evacuation. Routes of exit are posted in each room of the building. Our number one priority is the safety and security of our students and staff.

During the school day, we ensure the following safety measures are taken:

  • All classroom doors remain closed and locked at all times.
  • Exterior doors remain locked at all times and are not propped open for any reason.
  • Exterior doors will not be opened for visitors.
  • All visitors must come to the front of the school to receive assistance.
  • All visitors must press the entry button outside the front door and show photo identification. The front office staff will assist all visitors from this point.
  • If a visitor does not have an appointment with staff, is not checking out a student, or is not receiving assistance from the front office, they will not be allowed inside the school.
  • If parents would like to drop off items for their child, they will utilize the black cart outside the front door and complete a drop off slip. Front office staff will retrieve the items off the cart and ensure your child receives the item.
  • Students are monitored by staff members in all areas of the building and on the recess field.
  • Outside of traveling with their class to other parts of the building, students will travel in pairs when leaving their class independently to go to the restroom, nurse, or front office.
  • Every classroom is equipped with a telephone and panic button in the event of an emergency.
  • For afternoon dismissal, students are only dismissed from class when their name appears on the dismissal spreadsheets and/or their bus is called.
  • Staff are strategically stationed all around our building and campus to ensure students arrive and depart safely from school.

Our school resource officer does stop by the school on a consistent basis and walk the grounds to ensure order is maintained. As an added safety measure, we have developed and maintained a partnership with the Brookhaven Police. They come quite often to walk our building, develop relationships with staff and students, and ensure we are safe.

In the event of an emergency, we will communicate with all parents via School Messenger and Class Dojo. Please ensure you are connected and signed up for both on your mobile phone. It is important that parents read all text messages from the school thoroughly and follow next steps as outlined.

Safety will always remain our top priority. We appreciate your partnership and collaboration as we work together to maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff.

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Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students, and the community together to share ideas regarding school climate, facilities, increasing student achievement, and community partnerships. If you are interested in being a part of our school's Principal Advisory Council, the candidate declaration window will be open through Friday, September 2, 2022. For more information:
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The school calendar is set by the Dekalb County School District. Please click the link below to view the 2022-2023 school calendar.
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School/Home communication is very important. To receive timely emails and text messages from Mrs. Freeman and the district, please opt-in to school messenger!
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