AM Kindergarten - 9:10 AM - 11:50 AM
PM Kindergarten - 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Grades 1-5 - 9:10 AM - 3:40 PM
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BUS INFORMATION - (614) 764-5926
TO REPORT YOUR CHILD LATE OR ABSENT FROM SCHOOL
If your student is going to be late or absent from school, a parent must call the school office (614-718-8875) before 9:15 AM. Please note that per House Bill 410, you will receive an automated phone call from the school district if your student is late or absent (even if you have previously notified us). Please include the reason your child will be late or absent. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, students must bring written notification for the absence on the day of his/her return.
Celebrating in Healthy Ways!
We recognize that our school community enjoys celebrating special events such as birthdays,
arrivals, and departures! We also recognize at Thomas Elementary that we have a
tremendous opportunity to promote healthy behaviors and to show students how to enjoy
special moments without making food the focus of our celebrations. In an effort to nurture
healthy choices, we will continue implementing our healthy practices for individual student
celebrations (birthdays, moving to a new school, etc.), and we will no longer allow students to
distribute edible treats for these occasions.
We appreciate your partnership as we continue to implement our school’s healthy practices.
Please note that any food-item sent to school will NOT be opened or distributed and
will be returned home with the child.
For school-wide events such as the Harvest Party, Winter Parties, Healthy Heart Day, or End
of Year Celebrations, we will continue to share nutritious snacks and will allow classrooms to
share a sugary treat. These celebrations are far less frequent than birthday celebrations in
classrooms and we will continue to encourage edible nutritious snacks at these events.
We sincerely appreciate your partnership and understanding as we all work together to
promote lifelong healthy lifestyles for our students! Should you have further questions,
please feel free to contact us.
Jenny Davis, Principal
Kellie Axelband, Assistant Principal
Safety & Security Procedures
MORNING SIDE DROP-OFF: Students can be dropped off between 9:00 and 9:10 am in the morning using the drop-off
lane. Students will enter the building through the far (southeast) side door. Staff will be on duty to assist your child. Do
not park or leave your vehicle unattended in the lane of traffic and maintain one lane during drop off/pick up unless
someone is directing traffic. Please make sure your child is ready to leave your vehicle as soon as there is a safe
opportunity, exiting through the vehicle door closest to the school. Students are expected to be in class by 9:10 am
for attendance purposes. Students arriving after 9:10 am must get signed in through the office by a parent or guardian.
Important note: Side doors will be locked prior to 9:00 am. If you do not see adults on duty, do not drop off your
children. (Prior to 9:00 am, please wait with them and after 9:10 am, walk with them in the front doors to the
AFTERNOON SIDE PICK-UP: Staff members are on duty for afternoon side pick-up. Side door pick-up students are
dismissed at the 3:35 bell in order to keep traffic moving. Parents who have a clearly outlined weekly side pick-up
schedule may request a “Side Parking Lot Pick-Up Pass” to be displayed on your vehicle’s windshield and matched to a
pass that your child will have. Please complete and return the form below if you would like a pass.
The dismissal schedule is as follows:
3:35 pm – Latch Key, walkers, side-door parent pick up
3:36 pm – 3:40 pm – Bus riders dismissed
Please remember that anyone picking up a student, either during the school day or after school, must be listed
as an Emergency Contact in the Emergency Medical Authorization Form.
Please note: “Right Turn Only” out of the parking lot onto Tuttle Rd. during pick-up/ drop off times.
We are happy to have your family at Thomas!
Special Education Secretary