Welcome to AES 
Attitude + Effort = Success

Archbold Elementary houses grades K-4 along with our county run pre-school units.  We have four to five sections of each grade level with approximately 100 students per grade.  When staff and students walk through the doors of Archbold Elementary School, they automatically become members of the AES Club where Attitude+Effort =Success and we are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!  It is our goal at Archbold Elementary to ensure every student finds SUCCESS!




Principal: Dorothy Lambert

Secretary: Diane Bernath


2021-2022 AES Back-to-School Plan

(As of 8/13/21)

The 2021-2022 school year is almost here and we again have a great deal of uncertainty ahead of us.  It is our desire that this year will once again be a very enjoyable year for your child in spite of the continuing circumstances.  Please refer to our district webpage for our overall Guidance Documents for reopening our schools as well as the Elementary page for these specific details for the building.  Please note that information coming to us is constantly changing.  I will do my best to keep you up-to-date.  Keep checking back to our web pages for the latest information.  Thank you in advance for your continued patience and understanding in this difficult time.                                                                                                                                                                                 Mrs. Lambert


Below is information for Archbold Elementary School:


Arrival Procedure:

Walkers/Drop Off: Students will not be allowed into the building until 8:00 AM. At 8:00, the doors will be opened and students will report directly to class.  After the first week of school (8/25-8/27), parents will not be allowed to walk their students to class.  Staff will be on hand to help guide our new students to class once they are dropped off.  Parents can still drop off at the curb or can park and drop off kids at the front door.


Buses: Buses will dismiss students to enter the building.


The tardy bell will still ring at 8:20 AM.


Dismissal Procedure:

We will be staggering our dismissal once again.  Please arrive as close to your dismissal time as possible as the parking lot may be full.  Parents are still asked to park and come up to the front of the building to pick up their student(s). Students will report to the painted black box on the front sidewalk to wait to be picked up.


Walkers/Pick Up

3:00-        Dismiss “walkers/pick up” w/ Last Names A-M

3:04-        Dismiss “walkers/pick up” w/ N-Z (and students going to HS)


**If there is more than one last name in a family- dismiss according to youngest sibling’s last name.



3:07     Daycare Route 1 & Bus Routes 1-3

3:10     Bus Routes 4-7 & Daycare Route 2


Lunch/Recess Procedure:

Students will wash their hands prior to coming to lunch.  The students will be given assigned seats in the cafeteria. Students will wash/sanitize their hands after coming in from recess. 


Student Fees

Student Fees can be paid at Open House or can be paid ahead of time.  Starting August 16, 2021, we will have a table set up right inside the front door at the elementary for you to drop off student fees.  Please put cash/checks in an envelope and mark the outside of the envelope with your student’s name and the purpose of the money. Checks should be made out to:  Archbold Elementary School. 


Breakfast / Lunch Money

For the 2021-2022, full breakfasts and lunches will be provided to students at no cost. If your student wishes to purchase ala-carte items (milk, fruit, etc.), they will need to have money in their lunch account.  You can do this at Open House or again, you can pay this ahead of time by dropping money off in the box inside the front doors of the elementary starting August 16, 2021. Please put cash/checks in an envelope and mark the outside of the envelope with your student’s name and the purpose of the money. If writing a check, please remember that lunch money and student fees have to be separated.


**IMPORTANT: Even though breakfast and lunch are being offered to everyone at no cost, it is still important for those in need to fill out our Free/Reduced Lunch forms in order to qualify for other fee waivers, programs, etc.  Forms will be provided at Open House and are always available online or in each school office. 



For students who take medication at school- parents can bring this medication in starting August 16, 2021.  The office will be open from 8-3.  You can call ahead to make sure someone is available.  When bringing in medication, please make sure you also bring in the Medication Administration Record completed by your doctor. A copy of this form can be found on our web page under District-Medical Information (http://www.archbold.k12.oh.us/files/MAR_FORM-1.pdf).



Water Bottles- Students are still being asked to bring personal water bottles to use throughout the day. Please make sure the water bottle is “spill proof” and has your student’s name on it.  Students will be asked to take them home each night to be washed/refilled.

Visitors- At this time, no visitors will be allowed in the building unless by a scheduled appointment/event or if an emergency situation exists.  If your child is coming in late or getting picked up early, please ring the buzzer at the front door and we will assist you.  You will not need to enter the building- we will take care of signing students in or out. Teachers will be communicating to you on how they will be handling birthdays and holiday parties for the year.

Masks- Currently, masks are only required to be worn on the bus.  Families can choose to have their children wear their masks while indoors at school.  Please attach a lanyard to your child’s mask to prevent it from being misplaced.

4th Grade End of Year Video

Watch the 2020-21 4th Grade End of Year Video!


As the students enter the elementary this year, they will again be reminded that they are “official members” of the AES Club (Attitude + Effort = Success). They will also be reminded of what it means to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe in all areas of the school building and on the bus.  Throughout the year, we will once again be looking to “catch” those “Super Streaks” who go above and beyond in demonstrating a great attitude, extra effort, respect, responsibility, and safety!  This year, we will be focusing on a specific character trait each month and will recognize our Super Streaks who demonstrate this trait during an assembly on Super Streak Fridays.  


Cafeteria Prices

Breakfast Prices:

 Students- $1.75 

Adults-  $2.10

Lunch Prices:

Students-  $2.60 

Adults- $4.00 

Additional Milk - $.50

Breakfast Program

At Archbold Elementary, breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:20 AM in the elementary cafeteria. All students need to report to their classrooms to sign in before going to breakfast.  

Parking Lot Safety


In order to keep our students who are dropped off safe, we have a designated  “drop-off zone”.   The drop-off zone will be between the two cross walks in front of the school building. Students who are being dropped off will need to exit the car once it is in this zone in order to keep traffic flowing in the morning. Traffic cannot be backed up on Lafayette Street.  If needed, parents should enter and park in the lot or go to the third row in the parking lot to drop off students.  If dropping off in the third row, students should follow the footprints to the cross walk.



Walkers and students getting picked up will exit the main front doors. Parents picking up student(s) will need to park in the parking lot and come to the front of the school to pick up their student(s) and get them safely across the cross walk.  There will be no curb side pick-up allowed.

Please be patient as we try to keep our students safer. Thank you for your cooperation!

Arrival/Dismissal Time

Buses will be arriving at 8:05 AM to drop off the elementary students. Students who walk or are dropped off are asked to arrive between 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM (if eating breakfast at school, please arrive closer to 8 AM).  Students will not be allowed to enter the building until the first bell rings at 8:00 AM.  There will be no supervision of children prior to 8:00 AM.   The tardy bell will ring at 8:20 AM.  Dismissal time will begin at 3:00 PM for walkers/pick up students  followed by bus riders as follows:  

3:00 PM:  Walkers/Pick Up  with   Last Names A-M

3:04 PM:  Walkers/Pick Up with Last Names N-Z (and students going to HS)

3:07 PM:  Bus Route Dismissal Begins