Darby Woods Elementary School

255 Westwoods Boulevard | Galloway, Ohio 43119

Phone: (614) 801-8075 | Fax: (614) 853-1047 | Attendance: (614) 801-8076

Brian Novar, Principal

The 2020-2021 School Year is now in the BLENDED LEARNING MODEL effective September 8, 2020

To access SWCSD's Back-to-School website, please CLICK HERE.

Trunk or Treat

Please join us for our annual Trunk or Treat event. Due to safety protocols, things will look a little different

When: Thursday, October 22. If we are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will reschedule for Tuesday, October 27.

Time: Students in the BLUE learning group should arrive between 4:30 -5:15. Students in the GREEN learning group should arrive between 5:30-6:15. Please know that we approximate that the entire route will be completed in no more than 15 minutes, therefore you do not need to arrive at the first available time. If people spread out their arrival times, it will be safer for everyone.

Location: The playground at Darby Woods Elementary.

Parking: Our two Parking Lots that are accessible from Westwoods Blvd. is the best place to park, although additional parking can be found in the lot off of Westwoods Blvd. and at Westland High School.

Safety: Families will be distanced at the beginning of their Trunk or Treat route. Please maintain the same pace and travel together as a family. All family members walking the course will need to wear a face covering. Family members should take food home and wash their hands before eating anything.

Dress: Please wear your school-appropriate costumes!

Cost: Free

What else?: Please consider donating a bag or two of candy if you can. Simply send it with your child to school.


FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Attention all Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade families! We have a wonderful event in store for the whole family. Simply gather the family around your child's chromebook on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm and join by clicking on the link HERE. Remind your kids to wear their "Hero Elementary" masks and capes for the event. Afterwards, take the survey from WOSU for your chance to win a fabulous door prize. For more information, see the flyer below.



HeroElementaryInvitationfinal.pdf

FUNDRAISER ORDERS PICKUP- Oct. 28, 2-6 pm

Thank you to all the families that helped make our Best Results fundraiser a huge success! Orders will be available to be picked up from the school on Wednesday, October 28 between 2-6 pm. Please observe the posted safety guidelines when you arrive to collect your items. Any prizes that your child earned will be included with the orders.


Urgent Update for Parents

Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district.

New accounts need an activation key. The district will be mailing those out on August 17, so save that letter if you need to create a new account.

To create an IC account, please go to: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/parent-portal-mobile-app

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/online-emergency-information-submission

Spanish

Infinite Campus (IC) es el sistema de información estudiantil basado en Internet del distrito. Las características importantes de IC son el Portal para padres y la NUEVA aplicación móvil. A través de las herramientas de IC, los padres pueden acceder a la información de sus hijos, como horarios de clases, asistencia, informes académicos, información de transporte, cursos y poner fondos en línea en la cuenta de servicio de alimentos de sus hijos. Los padres también pueden designar cómo y dónde desean recibir comunicaciones de emergencia, llamadas de asistencia, mensajes de anuncios generales y mensajes de correo electrónico de los maestros, la escuela y el distrito escolar.

Las cuentas nuevas necesitan una clave de activación. El distrito los enviará por correo a mediados de agosto, así que guarde esa carta si necesita crear una nueva cuenta.

Para crear una cuenta de IC, vaya a: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/parent-portal-mobile-app

Si ya tiene una cuenta IC, actualice su información de contacto de emergencia en: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/online-emergency-information-submission


To leave a voicemail in a teachers mailbox :

1. Call (614) 801-3190.

2. Enter the teacher's mailbox number.

If you don't know the mailbox number, you can search the directory by the teacher's last name.

Click the green bar above entitled "Teacher Telephone Extensions" to access the directory.

Principal Novar and Office Staff are checking voicemails daily. Teachers will be available to check and return messages beginning Monday, August 24, 2020.

mask wear help parent.pdf

SPANISH- How to wear a mask

Materials and Chromebooks

Newly enrolled students will be sent home with a chromebook on their first day of in-person learning. They should plan to keep the chromebook at home and use it on the remote learning days of the week. Other materials may be sent home for the student to utilize when working from home. These items do not needed to be brought back and forth to the school.

Families that are experiencing issues with their chromebooks should first send an email to the link below. They will respond with further support and / or directions. Please do not bring broken devices directly to the building unless you've directed to do so.

chromebookhelp@swcsd.us

PTA Corner

  • PTA Meetings are open to the parents of any Darby Woods student. We would love for you to attend! Listed below is a listing of our meeting dates and times for the 20-21 school year. Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually. There is a link to the virtual meeting which you can access by clicking the date of the next meeting, listed below. Please check back often for more information and updates, and remember to check out our Facebook page too.

September 8, 6:00
October 6, 3:00 pm
November 10, 6:00 pm
December 8, 3:00 pm
January 12, 6:00 pm
February 9, 3:00 pm
March 9, 6:00 pm
April 13, 3:00 pm
May 11, 6:00 pm


  • We will be seeking membership into the Darby Woods PTA in the weeks ahead- look for a form to come home. Cost for our annual membership is $5. Being a PTA member comes with numerous benefits, including a direct email with a link to our virtual meetings, updates with minutes from the meetings, eligibility for other benefits such as our EPIC reimbursement which will follow our fall fundraiser, and much more!

  • Speaking of the fall fundraiser, Darby Woods will kick off their annual fundraiser on Wednesday, September 16. Please take a look at the video found on your child's Google Classroom that day. We will be sending brochures and order forms home with each of our students during the week of September 14. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000. By meeting this goal, we hope to provide all Darby Woods families with a full reimbursement to their at-home subscription of the EPIC website. This is wonderful resource that has many classic literature books as well as updated new releases, a ton of non-fiction & high interest titles, read aloud features, video components, and a ton of other extras that helps make reading fun and interesting for our students and their families. By offering this reimbursement, we hope to spread the love of reading outside the walls of Darby Woods and into each of our students' homes. We hope that all families consider supporting the school through this fundraiser by purchasing an item or two. Remember, all order forms need to be returned to the school by the end of September. Update- the Best Results Fundraiser has now concluded. Please turn in your order forms if you haven't already. Thank you to all the families that participated. You may pick up your orders on Wednesday, October 28 between 2-6 pm at the school .