Fairfield Elementary At-a-Glance

Important contacts and other valuable information about Fairfield Elementary.

Important Contacts

Ruth Stickel
Ruth Stickel
Principal
614.834.7600
Lea Ann Yoakum
Lea Ann Yoakum
Assistant Principal
614.834.7600
David Zwiebel
David Zwiebel
School Counselor
614.834-7600
Kelli Koch
Kelli Koch
Instructional Coach K-4
614-834-7600
Debbie James
Debbie James
Secretary at Fairfield Elementary
614.834.7600

Information at Your Fingertips

School Hours

Standard day

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Kindergarten Hours

AM kindergarten

Standard day

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 12:15 p.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start Time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 1:15 p.m.

 

PM Kindergarten

Standard day

Start time: 1:05 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 2:00 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 614.834.7600

Absence reporting: 614.834.7601

Petermann Transportation: 614.837.3525

Food Services: 614.833.3645

Treasurer’s Office (school fees): 614.833.2112

Place money on your “MYPaymentsPlus” account: Go online or call 1-866-771-7341; Parent help line: 1-877-237-0946

 

 

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Drop-Off Procedures

It is important for all of our students to arrive at school on time. Students can be dropped off anytime between 9:00 a.m. and and 9:15 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 9:15 a.m. for classes to begin. Students who are late miss precious time of instruction and directions from the teacher.

When bringing students to school, you must enter using the outside lane. For student drop off, please do not enter through the school parking lot.

Students are dropped off at the gymnasium entrance near the playground at the back of the building.

When exiting, turn right out of the drop off area and exit through the left hand side of the bus lane.

All students must be dropped off in the rear of the building. Students cannot be dropped off in the parking lot as it is very dangerous. No exceptions.

Pick-Up Procedures

Student pick-up begins at 3:55.

Students must be picked up at the gym entrance in the rear of the building. Parents will pull up and students will enter the car.

Students are to be picked up by 4:05.

When picking students up from school, you must enter using the outside lane. For student pick-up, please do not enter through the school parking lot.

When exiting, turn right out of the drop off area and exit through the left hand side of the bus lane.

When picking up students prior prior to dismissal time, please report to the office to sign out the student. The student will be called to the office from the classroom.

 

Reporting Absences

Please inform the office if your child is absent. Our attendance line number is 834-7601. You may call the office at 834-7600.

 

Visiting the Building

If you are visiting our school during school hours, remember that you will need to sign in at the office and wear a visitor pass during your visit to Fairfield Elementary School.

If you are planning to have lunch with your child at school, please call before 9:30 a.m. to order your lunch. Upon arrival at school, please come to the office for your visitor pass before going to the lunchroom.

Change of Address / Updating Student Information

All requests for changes of address on school records must be submitted to the Welcome Center for processing. Residential address changes cannot be processed by a child’s school office staff or by Petermann Transportation.

Any changes to a student’s home address must be requested on the district’s change of student information form. This form includes a standard authorization, to be signed by the parent, allowing for the release of residential and utility information to Pickerington Schools upon request, if necessary.

This release also includes an explanation, per Ohio Revised Code, as to how it is determined where your child is to receive his/her tuition-free, public school education. By signing this release, you are also verifying that you have been informed of your legal responsibility to withdraw a child from school if you ever move outside school district boundaries. It also informs you of your tuition obligations if you fail to withdraw.

If you do not have the capability to print the form, contact the Welcome Center at 614.920.6180. We will be happy to mail, email or fax the form to you for completion. You also may pick up or return the form directly to the Welcome Center, rather than turning it in at your school office for intra-office transfer to us. This expedites the address change process.

After a change of student information form is received at our Welcome Center, the request will be checked to verify that:

  • the request has been signed and dated by the parent of the student;
  • acceptable proof of the change in residence is attached to the request;
  • an open enrollment request has been completed, if applicable. This is necessary if a change of residence, made during the school year, causes a change in the student’s attendance area but the parent wishes to have the student finish the current school year at his/her current building. Such a request is only considered for the student’s continued attendance through the end of the current school year. Note that buses do not cross school boundary lines to accommodate open enrollment students. Parents are responsible for transportation.

If the move has caused a change in the building the student is to attend, the involved school buildings are notified and the electronic and physical transfer of records takes place. Arrangements for the official start date in the new school can be made between you and the office staff of your child’s new school.

Bus transportation after change of address

The Welcome Center will notify Petermann Transportation of your change of home address. If bus service is available in your new area for your child, we begin the steps needed to arrange a new bus stop location “from and to” your new residence. Petermann staff establish all bus stops and notify drivers as quickly as possible. Your school building office staff will obtain all bus stop information from Petermann Transportation.

If a new bus stop must be established at any point in the route where the driver does not currently make a stop, this process may take two to three days. If necessary, your child’s school office can issue a bus pass if your child must ride the bus before the change can be finalized by Petermann Transportation.

This change in address change procedure applies only to changes in the actual physical address where a parent and the student reside. A temporary change of bus stop location at a place other than the student’s home (for situations such as babysitting arrangements) may be accepted in the school office of the building where your child attends.

A form requesting a new bus stop location can be downloaded from Petermann Transportation. The Welcome Center does not handle these changes. The forms should be submitted to your child’s school office or faxed them directly to Petermann Transportation.

Attendance Boundary Maps

The following maps provide a general outline of school building boundaries at the elementary high school levels. For reference, one of the maps superimposes the junior high/high school attendance boundaries over the elementary school boundaries. For a complete set of attendance maps, visit the district website.

Note that these maps should not be used when purchasing a home in Pickerington Schools, particularly near the shown boundaries. To confirm the attendance area of any property in the district, call our Welcome Center at 614.920.6180.

Elementary school boundaries

Elementary school boundaries (showing high school attendance boundaries)

Volunteer in Our School

Individuals interested in volunteering in our schools must fill out an application and submit it to a building principal.