Last Names A-L: August 28 3:45-5:45 Schottenstein Theater
Last Names M-Z: August 29 3:45-5:45 Schottenstein Theater
Students can attend the other interview date if they have conflicts with the assigned date. Students should show up at 3:45PM and can leave when their interview is over. Students should not arrive before 3:40PM as MS and HS classes are still in session. Please download and fill out the crew interview packet (found on the Production page) and bring it with you to crew interviews. Students without completed crew interview packets will not be considered for crew. You can find out more information at www.bexleytheatrearts.com.
PowerSchool Info (IMPORTANT)
Parents of students in grades 1-5, if you have not already done so this school year, please verify your child’s information in PowerSchool. This verification process allows you as parents to update important medical information about your child, provide parent and emergency contact information, and agree to various policies and uses of data. Please sign into your PowerSchool parent account as soon as possible, and complete these forms for our records.
How do I get started?
Sign into your PowerSchool parent account
Select the student you wish to verify along the top
Select “Student Information Verification 2019-20” on the left side of the screen
Agree to the terms and conditions
Click “Begin Forms”
Kindergarten parents and newly enrolled students, you have already done this in the enrollment process. You will not need to do this again. Thank you!
This November, Bexley City Schools will have an operating levy on the ballot. We will have more information and facts available to you throughout the first few weeks of school. Have questions like this?
How much money will this operating levy generate for Bexley City Schools? Click here to find out more. https://www.bexleyschools.org/LevyInformation.aspx
Not registered to vote? Click here to register. https://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/Voters/Register-to-Vote
Students can bring their own lunches or purchase lunch. Breakfast will be available for students to purchase at 8:00 a.m. Questions about lunch and breakfast information. Visit this link for details. https://www.bexleyschools.org/FoodServicesEZpay.aspxRecess and lunch times are between these times for the following grades:
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kindergarten and 1st grade
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. 4th & 5th grade
12:00-1:00 p.m. 2nd and 3rd grade
If prescription medications need to be given at school, an authorization form should be completed. Non-prescription medications require a signed form or parental consent by phone before medication is administered. Please visit this website for specific questions, forms, and resources regarding your child’s health information: https://www.bexleyschools.org/HealthClinics.aspx
Questions about Bexley City Schools’ personal devices expectations? Click this link to find out more: https://bit.ly/2ZUp92W
Coffee on the 1st Day of School for Parents and Staff!!!
The Bexley Education Foundation is so kind! Representatives will be serving coffee beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Remington side of our school. Thank you, BEF!!!
Email addresses are changing for students and staff.
As part of our use of Google Apps for Education, staff and students will now be using bexley.us and student.bexley.us email addresses:
Staff email - FirstName.LastName@bexley.us
Student email - FirstName.LastName@student.bexley.us
A news article with more information on the email change is posted on our website. You can find it here.
School Hours and Our Students’ Safety
Question: What time does the school day start this school year?
Answer: This year, all three elementary schools will open their doors to students at 8:10 a.m. The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 a.m. Our morning News Show will start at 8:20 a.m.
Question: Can I walk into the building with my child and walk with them to their classroom?
Answer: Yes! We understand that there are times where you would like to walk your child to their classroom. You can certainly do this! Please enter the front entrance of our building on the Main St. side. Staff including Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Tyson will greet you. You will sign in and put on a “Visitors” sticker. Then you can walk your child to class.
We really want to set our students up for success from the moment they enter our doors. We want children to become confident, competent, and independent learners and some of that starts even as they begin their school day. We encourage you to drop your children off at any of the three entrances (front door on Main St., Remington Rd. entrance, and Montrose Ave. entrance) and let your child walk to their classrooms with their friends while our staff look out for them and supervise them.
Special Note: On the first day of school (and the staggered kindergarten days for kindergarten parents) families can enter the classrooms without signing in to the office. We know many of you will have school supplies and will be carrying them.
Question: Can my child enter the Montrose and Remington sides of the school?
Answer: Absolutely! Staff will be standing at all three entrances (front door on Main St., Remington Rd. entrance, and Montrose Ave. entrance) to greet students each school day. Staff will ensure students’ safety and the security of our building. All school doors will lock promptly at 8:15 a.m. and will remain locked until 3:00 p.m.
Question: What time does school end and when should I pick up my child?
Answer: At the end of the day, the dismissal bell will ring at 3:00 p.m. All students, except students attending After Care Program on that specific day, are expected to head immediately to their home or their caretaker’s designated area. Students should be off school grounds by 3:05 p.m. unless they are accompanied by their parent or come back to school for an evening event and are supervised by a parent. This is to maintain the safest environment and supervision for our students/children. If you have questions, please contact me and I'll be happy to talk with you. Thank you.
Bexley Be Well: A Community Conversation about Wellness
The mental health of our students is an important topic and one that is addressed on our Bexley Blueprint. Over the last school year, we assessed and searched for tools and partners to help us assess our students’ mental well-being and put programming in place to support them. But we can’t do this work alone. Through multiple conversations with partners, I am pleased to announce that in the fall we will engage our community in Bexley Be Well: A Community Conversation about Wellness. We have invited over 30 community partners to join us as we seek to create a dialogue about this important topic.
Key dates and events are below under “Upcoming Events”. More information will be provided in future communications.
Monday, August 12th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Welcome Back Open House at Montrose Elementary for grades Kdg - 5. The purpose of this time will be for students to come to the building before school starts, walk the halls, meet their new teacher, and drop off supplies. This time is not for a parent-teacher conference but rather an introduction to their new teachers and a time to refamiliarize themselves with the building. It helps to alleviate a little of the nerves that come with the beginning of the school year.
Tuesday, August 13th - First day of school for students in grades 1-5 AND for our staggering kindergarten students who have been assigned their first day as 08/13/19.
Launch Wednesday for Bexley Be Well, September 4th
Schottenstein Theater 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bexley City Schools will provide a screening of the film Angst followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field of mental health.
Community Book Read, September 5th - October 5th
Bexley CSD is inviting our community to engage in a reading of the book What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan. Staff and community members may read the book as individuals, families, or join a book club. Books may be purchased at the launch event, at Gramercy Books, or borrowed from the Bexley Public Library.
Parent Institute Sunday, September 22nd
Our first Parent Institute of the year will feature multiple sessions on topics related to our community conversation as well as other topics of importance to our parents.
Author Visit Sunday, October 6th
Schottenstein Theater 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Kate Fagan is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, What Made Maddy Run, which spent a month as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the sports list. What Made Maddy Run was long-listed for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Fagan is also the author of the coming-of-age memoir, The Reappearing Act, about her experience coming out while playing basketball at the University of Colorado.
Monday, October 7th - Voter registration deadline
Tuesday, October 8th - Early voting begins
Tuesday, November 5th - Election Day
More events to come as we get our school up and running!
Montrose Elementary could not be up and running without the kind efficiency of our dear secretary, Mrs. Katie Anderson! Mrs. Anderson returned to work on the 1st and has been working diligently to ensure our systems are in place, class lists are accurate, mailings are sent out, and communication is clear. She has been a gem to get to know and I am looking forward to having this great team member by my side this year! Montrose staff are so thankful for Mrs. Anderson! Also, a very special thank you to Kelly Salmon who volunteered her time this week to help us get up and running.