Ashford Park ES Principal's Post
July 23, 2021
OPEN HOUSE - July 28, 2021 at Ashford Park ES
Last Names N-Z: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Come to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, see classrooms, register for our after school program, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and learn about the PTO & Foundation.
*If you ordered the 2020-2021 Yearbook, they will be available for pickup in the cafeteria during Open House.
**A Kona Ice Truck will be onsite!** A HUGE Thank you to Ms. Debbie Mayer for sponsoring!
If you are unable to come to Open House during your designated time slot, please come before 1:30pm on July 28th. If you are unable to come on July 28th, please inform your child's teacher.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL FOR PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Safety is our top priority. Masks are required for all students inside the building and on school buses. Masks will be provided to students who do not have one. All students will receive sanitizer as they enter the school building each day. Classrooms and restrooms will be sanitized throughout the day and at the end of each day. Students will socially distance to the greatest extent possible throughout each day. Classes will not mix throughout the school day. Students should bring a reusable water bottle to school each day and a yoga mat/blanket for eating lunch outside. Reusable water bottles can be used at our bottle refilling stations throughout the building.
*Please review the student/parent handbook for more information about our COVID Safety Precautions.
***UPDATED*** 2021-2022 BUS ROUTES
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
Bus routes have been updated.
All morning bus routes consist of one load. Please view the attachment below for morning bus routes.
Affternoon bus routes consist of a 1st and a 2nd load, with the exception of the yellow bus. It is very important to note the times that your child will arrive home in the afternoon.
Next week, your child's teacher will send out a transportation google form. We need for all parents to complete this form to share how your child will arrive to school and go home each day.
Each bus is associated with a color (red, yellow, green, or blue).
If you have any questions related to DCSD school buses, please contact our school secretary Ms. Victoria Gramlich: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST
- Membership Toolkit can be completed on Monday, 7/26 once you find out your child's teacher.
- The transportation google form will be sent by your child's homeroom teacher on Monday, 7/26.
PTO/FOUNDATION - MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT
HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED AND REVIEWED THE STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK?
***Please download the handbook using the attachment below and save it to refer to throughout the school year.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Once you have registered, please email your online registration application number to our registrar, Mrs. Martha Rodriguez: email@example.com. She will return from summer break on July 19th.
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
If your child is returning to Ashford Park ES for the 2021-2022 school year, you must register them using this online verification portal. Step-by-step directions are included below. During the verification process, be prepared to upload a copy of your license, proof of residence (June/July bill statements only), and your child's medical information. The district is moving all records to a digital format.
All questions pertaining to registration and access to Infinite Campus should be directed to our school registrar, Ms. Martha Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school at 678-676-6702 between the hours of 9am-4pm. Ms. Rodriguez will return from summer break on July 19th.
Click the attachment below for step-by-step directions on how to complete the annual verification process.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
If you ordered the school supply packs back in June, those will be shipped directly to your house.
2021-2022 AFTER SCHOOL @ ASHFORD PARK (ASAP) PROGRAM
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
- Enrichment Activities (Art & Crafts, STEM, German, etc)
Registration for our ASAP program will be held during Open House on July 28th. Please print/complete the attachment below and bring all forms/payment with you to the cafeteria during Open House. ASAP staff will be located in the cafeteria to accept registration paperwork and payments.
*Space is limited based on the number of staff that work the program.
Please contact our ASAP co-directors if you have questions:
Ms. Thomas: email@example.com
Ms. Wilder: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
Fridays are designated as Spirit Days. Students may wear an Ashford Park tshirt or the color green, with denim bottoms.
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. 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.
- Sign up to 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.
Below is our carpool map.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR FAMILY ID HANGTAG?
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: https://ashfordparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home
Returning students from last school year: To purchase additional Family ID hangtags, please click this link: https://ashfordparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home
If you have questions, please contact our school nurse: Nurse Wedderburn: email@example.com.
Breakfast and lunch menus can always be found on this website: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-nutrition/menus/
Please contact our Cafeteria Manager if you have questions: Ms. DeJoya O'Neal: firstname.lastname@example.org.