Maybury Weekly News

1.24.2022 Keeping Families Informed and in the KNOW!

Welcome to Week 24 Maybury Families and Scholars!

Please take time each week to read through the weekly SMORE as this is the best way to stay informed and in the know about happenings on campus and other important information. The SMORE has the ability to be updated in real time so we always advise that you click the "view in browser" link in your email so you're always reading the most accurate and up to date information. Always be SURE to read under the NEW INFORMATION section and anything below it before hitting the weekly recurring information so you're best informed!

Maybury Re-Enrollment is happening NOW!

Good morning and Happy Monday Maybury families!

Please see the link below to complete your re-enrollment form to secure your scholar's seat for the 2022-2023 school year! Our target deadline is January 28th and the first class to be 100% re-enrolled, will receive a pizza party! Even if your scholar will be attending somewhere else next year, it is essential that you complete the re-enrollment form and let us know your scholar will not be returning so we can have accurate numbers as new scholars enroll. Thank you all and have a GREAT WEEKEND!
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New Information

Please welcome our new Maybury Staff Members!

Pamela Smith: Reading Interventionist

Calli Pelegrin: Reading Interventionist

April Schafer: Instructional Specialist

Steven Garver: Teacher Assistant/Paraprofessional

Chyna Foreman: Teacher Assistant/Paraprofessional

Donte Douglas: 4th Grade Teacher

Scholars of the Week 1.17.2022

Fast Facts

January 24th

1993 – First Black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, dies

1977 – Howard T Ward becomes Georgia’s first Black Superior Court Judge

1962 – Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1949 – Birthday of Aaron Neville, singer

January 25th

1980 – Black Entertainment Television (BET) – first black owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins broadcasting from Washington, DC

1972 – Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm begins her campaign for President of the U.S.

1966 – Constance Baker Motley – becomes the first african american woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship

January 26th

1990 – Elaine Weddington Steward was named assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox, making her the first Black woman executive of a professional baseball organization.

1958 – Birthday of Anita Baker, Grammy award winning singer.

1948 – Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman

1944 – Angela Davis was born

1863 – War Department authorized Massachusetts governor to recruit Black troops. The Fifty-fourths Massachusetts Volunteers was first Black regiment recruited in North.

January 27th

1973 – Joseph Lowze named auxiliary Bishop of Mississippi

January 28th

1997 – At South Africa’s Truth Commission, police confessed to the 1977 murder of Steve Biko.

1986 – On this day in 1986 astronaut Ronald McNair died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Surviving him are his wife Cheryl McNair and children.

Recurring Weekly Information

The school day runs Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:30 pm. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:30. Masks are required for staff and scholars so please plan accordingly.

  • COVID Guidelines: All scholars and staff must wear masks in the building. Please make sure your child has their own mask and that he/she is keeping it on and know it should cover their nose.

  • Visitors will not be allowed in the building during school hours. This is for the health and safety of all scholars and staff. This includes parents/guardians. If you have a specific need we will meet you at the front door to best serve you.

  • Your scholar may bring a refillable water bottle to school as we now have COVID safe, touchless drinking fountains.

Transportation Issues

  • There have been several transportation issues with Columbus City Schools in regard to buses not running their am routes due to a driver shortage and most recently not doing pickup in the afternoons. Please take time out of your day to contact transportation and inform them of your issues and request that you be notified when routes change, pick up or drop off changes on their end and so forth. Unfortunately, transportation issues are not in the realm of our control, however we do fully understand the frustration this situation is causing our families. Contact transportation @ 614-365-5074

  • Uniforms- Scholars will be required to wear uniforms this school year. Scholars may wear ANY color colored polo shirt (A+ logo NOT required) along with Khaki, Blue or Black pants. No hoodies, slides or open toed shoes.

  • Cell Phones- Scholars will not be permitted to carry or use cell phones during school hours. Teachers will have scholars drop their phones in a box upon entry into their classrooms every morning. Any scholar caught with a phone during school hours will have it confiscated and we will only return the phone to a parent/guardian.

  • Proof of Residency- if we haven't received your Proof of Residency yet, your scholar is NOT fully enrolled. This can be a copy of a utility bill or first page of your lease. Please take a picture and email to Scholars cannot begin school until this is completed.

Dress Down Day

  • Scholars may dress down and wear jeans every Friday for $1.00. All other days, scholars MUST be in the appropriate uniform.


  • Kickboard is the platform we use to track scholar behavior. Scholars will begin receiving their "scholar dollar" reports every Friday. Those scholars that return with a signed copy of their report on Monday will begin the week with an additional $5.00! Please reach out to your scholar's teacher if you need login information.

Class Dojo

  • Class Dojo is utilized to communicate large class level messages and to individually reach out to parents. Contact your scholar's teacher if you need access to Dojo as well.


  • Please be mindful that your scholar is considered tardy and needs to be signed in as of 8:31 am.


  • Please ensure you are picking your scholar up and/or have made arrangements to have them picked up promptly at 3:30 which is our dismissal time. There are no adults present on campus after 4:00 pm. Late pick ups will result in a verbal reminder, written warning and then we will need to contact Columbus City Police Department and/or Child Protective Services for further incidents.

Early Pickup

  • While we understand that scholars have doctor's appointments and other things that require them to leave early, please keep in mind that late drop off's and early pick-ups do result in scholars losing instructional time. The Ohio Department of Education tracks scholar instructional time in hours so consistently dropping off late and/or picking up early affects their attendance. If it is a necessary appointment, please provide the front office with appropriate documentation so that your scholar is excused
Maybury Enrollment Referral Form

You MUST complete this form for any new families you are referring to us so you can receive the enrollment credit if/when they complete the application.

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A+ Arts Academy: Where the PLUS means so much MORE!

A+ Arts Academy provides a personalized elementary and junior high school education for scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PLUS stands for our school environment. Your child will be safe, protected, cared for and nurtured in an atmosphere that rewards learning, self-respect and dignity.

The mission of our schools is to be known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. We serve scholars and families at three beautiful campuses in the Columbus, Ohio area:

Fair Campus K-6 | 1395 Fair Ave., Columbus OH 43205 | 614.725.1305

Maybury Campus K-6 | 2633 Maybury Rd., Columbus OH 43232 | 614.626.2250

Napoleon Campus 7 & 8 | 270 S. Napoleon Ave., Columbus, OH 43213 | 614.338.0767