Welcome back to school! We are busy at Ed Smith preparing for the opening of the 22-23 school year.
We are excited for another momentous year at Ed Smith with all of or events returning this year.
In this communication, I wanted to provide you with information regarding school hours, arrival/dismissal times and procedures, meals, and visitor policy.
First day of school:
. This includes PreK students as well.
New school hours:
PK-8: 8:30 – 3:00 p.m.
PK-8 Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:
Students arriving by car, or bus will enter the building at assigned grade level doors.
PK & K:
Lancaster Ave. (Next to parking lot).
Grades 1 & 2:
Broad St. entrance.
Grades 3 & 5:
Walkers & Drop-off’s use the Main entrance in the parking lot.
Please note that parents are not allowed in the building at the arrival doors or walking your child to the classroom.
All students will be dismissed at 3 PM. (PreK & K dismiss at 2:55)
Grades PK-8 students can be picked up at their drop off doors (see above) or escorted to their busses on Lancaster Avenue.
This year our students in K-8 will return to eat lunch in the cafeteria. PK will continue to have lunch served in the classrooms. Please let your child’s teacher know if your child has any peanut or other allergies that require them to sit at a peanut-free table. Students may bring their own lunch or receive lunch from the café. Students may also pack a healthy snack that can easily be eaten in the classroom. All students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle from home.
Parents are not allowed in the arrival/dismissal doors, instead parents must go to the main office and show ID to sign in and receive a visitor’s badge.
If you would like to speak to a teacher, you must make an appointment with the teacher ahead of time instead of going to the classroom unannounced.
Communication with the teacher can be done also through email and Talking Points.
Volunteers are once again allowed to help in the school this year! It needs to be done each year starting around when summer school programs end around August 15. The contact person is Jeannette Olmstead at 435-4142 in central office. I look forward to collaborating with our parent volunteers once again – you are an important part of the Ed Smith Community.
Welcome Back Ice Cream Social:
I am extremely excited and pleased to announce that we will be having our Annual Ice Cream Social return this year! This year the Ice Cream Social will be on September 1st from 4 – 6 pm on the playground behind the school. I hope to see many of you there. It is a wonderful way to connect with friends and neighbors as we return to school.
I look forward to another great school year at Ed Smith and am excited for the many things we have planned, and the return of our students and parent volunteers. Slowly but surely, we are returning to the Ed Smith we once were before the pandemic, and I am grateful we are able to do the many wonderful things Ed Smith has been known for in the past. We will continue our traditions, build our community, and celebrate our success as we have always done. It is once again an exciting time to be at Ed Smith School.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer and I look forward to seeing you in September.
As always- all the best,
Ed Smith School
School Supply List 2022-2023
School Supply List 2022-2023