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!
BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE SAFE!
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration and Screening
Starting February 23, 2021, parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2021 are asked to register their child for kindergarten online through Final Forms- make sure to register them for the 2021-2022 school year. After you register your child in Final Forms, please call the elementary office to schedule a screening appointment.
Final Forms Link:
Parents will also need to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency (i.e., utility bill or rental/lease agreement), and custody papers if applicable to be copied.
AES Back-to-School Plan
The school year is almost here and we know there is a great deal of uncertainty in each home. It is our desire that this year will be a very enjoyable year for your child in spite of the current circumstances. Please refer to our district webpage for our overall Guidance Documents for reopening our schools as well as information regarding the Bluestreak Academy- our online option. Below is specific information pertaining to the elementary. Please note that information coming to us is constantly changing. I will do my best to keep you up-to-date.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in this difficult time.
Below is information for those returning to Archbold Elementary:
Students in grades K-12 are required to wear a face covering/mask on the bus and at school until further notice. We are asking that you send in a lanyard to be kept at school that would attach to your child's mask so they can keep track of it throughout the day and during times when they allowed to take it off- during lunch, recess, outdoor class, gym class, etc.
• Arrival Procedure:
Walkers/Drop Off: Students will not be allowed into the building until 8:00 AM. At 8:00, the doors will be unlocked and a bell will ring and students will report directly to class. Parents will not be allowed to walk their students to class. Staff will be on hand to help guide students to their classrooms once 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 one route at a time to enter the building starting at 8:05 A
The tardy bell will still ring at 8:20 AM.
• Dismissal Procedure:
We will be spreading out our dismissal to avoid over-crowding in the hallways and in the parking lot. 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). We ask that you wear a mask and/or practice social distancing during this time. Students will remain in classrooms until it is their turn to dismiss.
2:50 Bell- Dismiss “walkers/pick up” w/ Last Names A-H
2:55 Bell- Dismiss “walkers/ pick up” w/ Last Names I-P
3:00 Bell- Dismiss “walkers/ pick up” w/ Last Names Q-Z
**If there is more than one last name in a family- dismiss according to youngest sibling’s last name.
3:05- Bus students will start to be dismissed by route number one route at a time
• Lunch/Recess Procedure:
Students will wash their hands with soap and water prior to coming to lunch. The students will be spaced out and given assigned seats in the cafeteria. (See more details for Cafeteria procedures on the district web page.) After lunch, students will sanitize their hands on the way out to recess. At recess, students will be encouraged not to congregate in large groups and will be provided with limited equipment. Equipment will be sanitized after use. Students will wash their hands after coming in from recess.
The lunch/recess schedule was revised to allow for more social distancing and avoid over-crowding in the cafeteria and playground:
K 10:30-11:00 11:00-11:20
1 11:00-11:30 11:30-11:50
2 11:30-12:00 12:00-12:20
3 12:00-12:30 12:30-12:50
4 12:30-1:00 1:00-1:20
• Open House
As stated on the district plan, we will not be having an Open House this year. Beginning of the year information packets will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Please be looking for this information to come home and return any necessary paperwork.
If you ordered a Supply Kit, they will be available on the first day in your child’s classroom. Teachers will help all students organize their supplies. The empty Supply Kit boxes will be sent home with the students.
Lunch Money and Student Fees can be sent in with students. Please put lunch money and student fee payments in separate envelopes and mark the outside of the envelopes 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. Checks should be made out to: Archbold Elementary School. Starting August 10, 2020, we will also set up a table right inside the front door at the elementary for you to drop off lunch money and student fees.
For students who take medication at school- parents can bring this medication in starting August 10, 2020. 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 should bring personal water bottles to use throughout the day since drinking fountains will be “closed”. 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.
Visitors- Just a reminder that no visitors will be allowed to enter the school building unless by a scheduled appointment or 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 assist you. You will not need to enter the building- we will take care of signing students in or out.
Parties/Birthday Treats- At this time, we will not be having holiday parties or allowing birthday treats to be brought in for individual students. We will still make these days special for the kids!
Beach Towels- In addition to kindergarten, we have added beach towels to the Grades 1-4 supply lists. Grades 1-4 will use the towels for outside learning when possible. They will be sent home weekly to be washed.
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.
4th Grade End of Year Video
Watch the 2019-20 4th Grade End of Year Video!
Lunch Price - $2.50 for students. $3.25 for adults. Additional milk - $.50
At Archbold Elementary, breakfast will be served from 8:05-8:20 AM in the elementary cafeteria. All students need to report to their classrooms to sign in before going to breakfast. The cost of breakfast is $1.50.
Parking Lot Safety
DROP OFF PROCEDURE:
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.
PICK UP PROCEDURE:
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!
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. There will be no supervision of children prior to 8:00 AM. The tardy bell will ring at 8:20 AM as in the past. Dismissal time will be 3:05 PM for walkers followed by bus riders. (Please see adjusted schedule above for 2020-2021.)