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School starts August 26 for Grades 1-5!
Parents, your child's teacher and room assignments can be found on the Parent Portal. Please take time to read our Welcome Back Newsletter for the most important details to know about returning to school. This Newsletter will be sent home with your child in their Yellow Communication Folder--be sure to check the backpack!
Parent Update for August 13, 2021
Good Afternoon Duxberry Families,
As we approach the beginning of the school year, here are a few important updates and calendar reminders.
The first day of school for Grades 1-5 is Thursday, August 26. The school opens at 8:30am for breakfast and the school day begins at 9:00am sharp. The end of the school day is 3:30pm, with car pick-ups beginning about 3:20pm. All children must be picked-up by 3:35pm.
Expect your child’s teacher to reach out to you by email by the evening of Monday, August 23, 2021 with important classroom information, such as your teacher and room assignments.
Parents of Kindergarten Students must sign up for an appointment to meet your classroom teacher and to complete Kindergarten testing on Thursday August 26, Friday August 27 or Monday August 30. The first full-day of Kindergarten is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Sign up for an appointment at this Sign Up Genius Link.
Bus Routes are not yet posted. Continue to check your Parent Portal for Transportation Information. This year, transportation will ONLY bus students to and from their primary home address. Make sure that your home address and email address on the Parent Portal is correct. If you have any problems with the Parent Portal, call the office at 614-365-6023 for help.
School Supply suggestions can be found on the Duxberry School website.
If your family could use support for back to school clothes, please go to https://charitynewsies.org/ to access their application. If you qualify they will provide what your child needs for back to school clothing. We do not require a school uniform.
Whew! This is a lot of information! We are working hard to open our 2021 school year strong, and it’s our goal to keep everyone safe, healthy and happy while at Duxberry. We are really excited to welcome you back to Duxberry!
Parent Portal Annual Update
If you haven't been receiving messages and emails from Duxberry, be sure to update your contact information on the Parent Portal immediately.
CCS requires every parent to complete the Annual Update on the Parent Portal at the beginning of every year. Please make sure that your home address, phone number, and email addresses are accurate on the Parent Portal.
Duxberry Supply Guide and School Start Information
If you want to purchase school items for the upcoming school year, here is a general Duxberry supply guide for all grades:
1. 3-5 re-usable face masks
2. Sturdy backpack. If possible, purchase one with a padded sleeve for a Chromebook.
3. Tennis Shoes. Tennis shoes or sneakers are required for weekly physical education and are preferred for every day wear. The safest shoes for elementary students are flat shoes with a good tread that covers the toes and the heel. Purchase shoes with velcro straps if your child can not tie their own shoe laces.
4. Recommended School Supplies: sharpened #2 pencils, 1 folder, 4 glue sticks, pencil top erasers or pink block eraser, big box of facial tissues.
5: Optional School Supplies: Handheld pencil sharpener, headphones, crayons/markers, scissors, ruler.
Duxberry does not have a school uniform. Students should come to school dressed for the weather and wear clothes which will allow them to play and dance freely and safely. We recommend that each student keep a plastic bag in their backpacks with back-up underwear, socks, pants, and shirt. Messes, spills and accidents happen at all grade levels!
The First Day of School is:
- Grades 1-5: Thursday, August 26.
- Kindergarten: Tuesday, August 31.
- PreSchool: staggered start September 7, 8 and 9. More info to follow!
Check your Parent Portal a few days before school begins for updated Transportation information. If you need access to the Parent Portal, call the office at 614-365-6023.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
CCS is one of four school districts in Central Ohio to receive a grant that has added over 100 age-appropriate children's books about diversity and inclusion to every elementary school library.
Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon provided an update on transportation services to the Board of Education on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Here is a transcript of her report.
Download the updated Guide here!
Phone: (614) 365-6023
Attendance Phone: (380) 997-6012
School Hours: 8:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Duxberry Park Elementary School
1779 E Maynard Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219