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

2020-21 School Year Is Now Complete

The final school day for students was Friday, June 4, 2021. The building will remain open for families that need to stop in: Monday - Friday from 8 am -3 pm through June 15. The school will be open for limited hours June 16-18. All office staff and Mr. Novar will be away for summer vacation beginning June 21. The school will reopen for office staff on August 2. The first school day in 2021-22 will be Wednesday, August 25. Kindergarten through 3rd Grade classes will follow the Staggered Start schedule for the first three school days. Please view the district website for more information, or call 614-801-3000 if you have questions while the school is closed.

Kindergarten Meet & Greet is scheduled for August 19 from 6-7:30 pm on our playground.

K-4 Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24 from 1:30-3 pm.

There is no date for when class lists will be posted. Look for more information on this website in early August.

Report cards are available through the Parent Portal.

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2021, you can register them for Kindergarten. Click on this link to visit the district website and get all the information that you'll need.

We encourage all incoming Kindergarten families to stop up to the school between June 7 -18 to pick up the Summer Learning Playbook and bookbag, along with copies of everything from our Kindergarten Registration event. See you soon!

21-22 Kindergarten Welcome Videos and Slide Presentations

Below you will find the link to our welcome presentation (in both English and Spanish) which we will go over at the May 4 online meeting. That presentation has been recorded and added. You can also view the orientation video from the Ohio Department of Education regarding the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

Further down this page, you can find the official welcome video for all incoming Kindergarten families for South Western City Schools.

We encourage families to view all posted videos. Please contact Mr. Novar with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration Online Parent Meeting (2021-05-04 at 13:06 GMT-7)

Darby Woods Kindergarten Orientation Recorded Video 5/4/21

K Open House 2021- DWE Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Open House 2021-2022- DWE-Spanish

Two Events, One Morning

Incoming Kindergarten Families will want to mark their calendars for this event coming in August! See the flyer below!


Summer Learning Challenge

At the end of the school year, Darby Woods students learned about the "Summer Learning Challenge". All students, including those who are moving on to the Intermediate School, those joining Darby Woods from another school, and incoming Kindergartners, are all extended the opportunity to participate in the challenge. Here's how it works: following along with the BINGO board for the grade level your child will be in in the 2021-22 school year. Try to make one or more BINGOs. Make sure you print or bring in your game board to show your BINGO(s) to claim your prize. Additional instructions, including alternative ways to earn a BINGO spot, are found in the documents found below. Incoming Kindergartners do not have a BINGO board- just use the one document to keep track of your participation. Keep learning happening all summer long and enjoy participating!

Summer Learning Flyer 2021
SPANISH _Summer Learning- Kindergarten
Summer Learning- Kindergarten

BINGO Boards can be found in the folders to the left. There is no board for incoming Kindergartners- they should instead follow along with instructions in the document above this.

Supporting the Community

This year, the Darby Woods Student Council is partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money for their organization. For any families that wish to donate online, you may do so by visiting the link below. Thank you for your generosity!


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Hero Squad, formerly Pennies for Patients, now reflects the collective impact students make on behalf of children battling blood cancer when they join together to raise awareness and funds in support of the LLS mission. The ultimate squad goal? Finding blood cancer cures and helping patients when it’s needed most. LLS Hero Squad unites students through teamwork, empathy and respect for others, while helping build critical STEM+ and SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) skills.

Parent Portal

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


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

mask wear help parent.pdf

SPANISH- How to wear a mask

Materials and Chromebooks

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.


Language Assistance Notification:

South-Western City Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of SWCSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-801-8075.

En Español:

Las escuelas de South-Western City tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de SWCSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-801-8075.

In Somali:

South-Western City Schools waxay qaadi doonaan talaabooyin macquul ah oo lagu hubsanayo in dadka luuqada ingiriisigu ku yartahay (LEP) helaan marin macno u leh oo loogu simanyahay kaga qayb qaadashada dhamaan adeegyada, hawlaha, iyo barnaamijyada laga helo degmada. Waa xeer ay SWCSD ku hubinayso helitaanka xiriirka LEP ardayda iyo reerahooda macno u leh iyo sidii loogu kala war qaadan lahaa waxa ku saabsan tacliinta ardaydaydoo dhan. Dhamaan adeegyada ay is waafaqa xeerkaa waxa heli doona caawimadeeda ardayda iyo reeraha u baahan adeegaas oo ah bilaa lacag ah . Si aad u hesho adeegaas, fadlan wac 614-801-8075.