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
Reflections Art Contest
Every year, South Western City Schools PTA leads the Reflections Art Contest. This year's theme is "I matter because...". Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following categories: visual arts, photography, dance, musical composition, literature, and film / video. For art and photography entries, we will be sending in digital pictures of the artwork. For literature entries they will turn via email or paper copies. For dance, or music, or film they will turn in a flash drive. For all entries, students will need to fill out an entry form and have it signed by a parent.
Please see the information below to register your work of art for this year's contest. The deadline to have everything submitted is December 1. You may submit entries to our Reflections Chair, Sarah Sinsel, via email or turn in your submission to the school office.
Kinsa At-Home Thermometers
This school year we are partnering with the Kinsa FLUency program. This program provides a FREE thermometer to each family that signs up. Once you sign up you will also download the Kinsa app where you can add our School Portal (Darby Woods Elementary) and you can keep track of your student temperature daily along with any symptoms they may be having. Anything you add in here is protected and private information but will allow the Nurse to see the trend of ill students in particular classrooms or areas of the building. Please see the flyer attached to sign up to get your FREE thermometer.
Click here for an informational video about the Kinsa FLUency Program.
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If you have any questions please feel free to contact our school nurse, Paige Emmelhaniz at 614-801-8077
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.
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
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.
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.
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!