Back to School at Fairfield in 2022-23

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Fairfield Elementary!

Welcome

Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2021.

From Your Principal

Dear Fairfield Families,

Welcome to Fairfield Elementary! I hope that you had a restful and rejuvenating summer.  As we begin another school year, I am reminded of an African proverb, “It takes an entire village to raise a child,” which seems fitting when I consider the accomplishments achieved and those to come!  Your commitment to your child’s education past and present are good examples of what is required of that village to achieve success.  Therefore, one of the goals of this school year is to help build and support an even stronger village by relying on our families who are our most important partners to ensure a quality education for every student!

As the principal at Fairfield Elementary, I am thrilled to be a part of a school community where family members are visible and actively engaged, as well as an integral component of our school community. I am honored and privileged to be a part of a dynamic community where teachers and staff cultivate an environment where students achieve and believe in themselves and their school.

Another integral part of our school climate is our ROAR expectations. We expect our students to be Respectful, Orderly, Attentive, and Role models. Please work with our staff to reinforce these lifelong expectations for our children.

Please know that I welcome your participation, support, and efforts as they are greatly valued and appreciated. We are in this together! Wishing you a wonderful upcoming year of success!

Sincerely,

Ruth M. Stickel, Principal

Upcoming Events
You can also find the latest information on school events by reading the Smores newsletter emailed weekly and emails send from PLSD Fairfield Elementary and Infinite Campus notifications.
From Our PTO

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Fairfield Elementary PTO always has a need for a variety of volunteers for events and activities throughout the year. Please let us know which opportunities you are willing to support as a committee chair or committee member by filling out this convenient form.

Dailey School Schedule and Calendar

Dailey School Schedule

Standard School day

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

School Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

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 p.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.

School Calendar

The school board has approved the 2022-23 SY Calendar (pdf).

If you have any additional questions about the school year calendar, call the Public Relations Department at 614.920.6125.

IMPORTANT FAIRFIELD ELEMENTARY BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

School Lunches

Please visit the Food Services website for important Food services links including Daily Lunch menus, My Payment Plus and Free and reduced lunch information.

 

Kindergarten Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

  • 1 Composition Notebook
  • 4 EXPO Dry Erase Markers
  • 4 Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks
  • 1 Highlighter
  • 1 Pair of Headphones ( No Earbuds Please)
  • 1 10 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 Container Clorox Disinfecting Wipes- Last Name A-L
  • 1 Package Crayola Broad Tip Markers ( 8 Count)- Last Name M-Z

Consumable Materials Fee — $19.00

Fees Include:

  • Communication Folder
  • Online Learning
  • Consumable Supplies
First Grade Supply List

First Grade Supply List

  • 1 Pencil Box (8” X 5”)
  • 36 Pencils, sharpened
  • 1 Large pink erasers
  • 1 Folder
  • 1 Scissors, 5” Pointed TIp
  • 10 Small Glue Sticks
  • 4 Boxes – Crayola Crayons, 24 pk
  • 4 Dry Erase Markers, black
  • 1 Book bag without wheels
  • 1 Box of Ziplock baggies (Sandwich size)
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 1 Pack Crayola Markers- Classic Colors(10 ct)
  • 2 Container Clorox Wipes
  • 1 Spiral notebook
  • 1 Box – Tissues -Large
  • 1  Set of Headphones

Consumable Materials Fee — $18.00

Fees Include:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning
Second Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

  • 1 School box
  • 1 scissors
  •  2   24 pack crayon boxes 
  •  36 pencils
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 8 Dry erase thin markers
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 2 pocket folders- 1-red, 1-blue
  • 1 box tissues
  • 1 box Clorox wipes
  • 1 set of headphones
  • 1 gallon size baggies-Last name A-L
  • 1 quart size baggies –Last Name M-Z
  • 1 highlighter (any color)
  • 1 book bag without wheels

Consumable Materials Fee — $18.00

Includes:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning

 

Third Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

  • 2 headphones/earbuds
  • 1 pk Post-its 
  • 1 Spiral Notebook, wide ruled
  • 1 Pack – Filler Paper, wide ruled, loose leaf
  • 4 Glue Sticks
  • 1 pencil cap erasers (box)
  • 1 Scissors, 5” pointed tip
  • 2 bx Crayons, 24 pk
  • 24 Pencils, sharpened (no mechanical)
  • 12 Expo Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 Sharpie Marker
  • 1 Box Ziploc gallon size bags 
  • 2 Containers – Clorox Wipes 
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer (pump bottle)
  • 2   1” 3 ring White Binder w/ Clear cover

Consumable Materials Fee — $24.00

Includes:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning

 

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

  • 3 pk of 24Pencils, sharpened (no mechanicals)
  • 2 pk Cap erasers
  • 1 bx Crayons
  • 1 Pair of Headphones
  • 1 b0x of Tissues
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Scissors, 5” pointed tip
  • 1 1 subject spiral notebook
  • 1 Colored Pencils, 12 pk
  • 3 4-Pack – Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 Sharpie Marker, fine point, black
  • 2 Two pocket folders; 3 prong
  • 1 Gallon size Ziploc Bags
  • 1 pk highlighters
  • 1 pk Post-It 3”x 3”
  • 1 Clorox wipes

Consumable Materials Fee — $24.00

Includes:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning

 

 

Annual Student Fees

What are Student Fees?

The district assesses a fee to all students for supplies and consumable materials.

These fees are typically available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal a few weeks after the start of school.

How do I pay Student Fees?

The preferred method of payment is by logging into the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.

While schools will accept a check or cash, paying via the Parent Portal ensures there is a record of payment (and that students do not misplace a check or cash.)

Families who are financially unable to pay for necessary materials should refer to Board Policy 6152.01 regarding fee waivers. The Free and Reduced Meals/Fees Application will be available on the Food Services page.

Failure to pay school fees will result in grades and transcripts being held until payment is received.

Kindergarten Student Fees

Annual Consumable Materials Fee — $19.00

Fees Include:

  • Communication Folder
  • Online Learning
  • Consumable Supplies
First Grade Student Fees

Annual Consumable Materials Fee — $18.00

Fees Include:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning
Second Grade Student Fees

Annual Consumable Materials Fee — $18.00

Fees Include:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning
Third Grade Student Fees

Annual Consumable Materials Fee — $24.00

Includes:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning

 

Forth Grade Student Fees

Annual Consumable Materials Fee — $24.00

Includes:

  • Communication Folder
  • Language Arts Consumable
  • OnlineLearning
  • STEM Learning
Option Technology Protection Fee

The Technology Protection Fee for students one-to-one technologies( chromeboos and Ipads).

It costs $30 for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade and $40 for grades 6th through 12th annually.

This is an optional fee but highly recommended as students will be taking their technologies home with them for online learning.

Once school fees are assigned, the Treasurer’s Office will send an email alerting parents of activities on a student’s account.

Important Information

Info to Remember

For some of the steps below, families will need:

You also will need internet access for some of the online information referenced below. If you do not have internet in your home, free access is available at the Pickerington Public Library. Computers also are available for parent use during business hours at the Pickerington Schools’ District Office (90 N Street, Pickerington, 43147), allowing you to review and complete this information online.

 

Infinite Campus Annual Student Update

For custodial parents in the primary household of returning students in kindergarten through grade 12

In order to complete back to school and EMA forms, a parent/legal guardian in the primary household will need to submit an annual update for each returning student through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  Please follow the directions below for the online registration annual update:

  1. Login in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portalclick on the 3 lines in the upper left corner, and select “More.”
  2. Click on Online Registration on the bottom of the list.
  3. Click on Existing Student Registration
  4. Click on Begin Registration at the bottom.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the Online Registration Annual Update.New items to be added for a current student will be doctor, dentist, hospital information, etc.  Please review all other information, including emergency contacts, health conditions, and medications.If you have any questions, please see our Infinite Campus webpage for instructions regarding your Infinite Campus Parent Account and submitting an Infinite Campus help desk ticket.
Bus Transportation

Petermann Bus Transportation busses students in the PLSD School District

*Attention Families: PETERMANN TRANSPORTATION IS STILL WORKING ON BUS ROUTES FOR OUR STUDENTS.  PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

To check your students bus route: Click the link  below

Enter your Student ID# in both the User name box and Password Box.

Petermann Bus Transportation-Tyler’s Versatrans e-Link

A mobile application can tell Pickerington School parents approximately where their child’s bus is in the morning and afternoon. This useful application can be downloaded by clicking this link. Parents must download the app to allow Petermann to send text notifications in case of bus delays and other information.

Parents will need their children’s student ID numbers to set up the app. Student Id#’s can be found by logging in to the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.

Need Help logging into Infinite campus. Visit the Parent university website for instructions.

Parent University Website

Parents should not use the system to wait until the very last minute to send their children to the bus stop. Students must be at their designated stop by the scheduled bus arrival time and waiting until the last minute can be dangerous if children are running to meet their bus.

Plus, the system operates by tracking the GPS units in each bus, so it operates on a lag that can be up to two minutes. During that time, the bus may have made progress on its route, so GPS locations are only approximate.

Parents who will likely see the greatest benefit from the application are those who live in the more rural parts of the district and parents of children with special needs.

Important Student Transportation changes Info

END OF DAY TRANSPORTATION CHANGES & DROP OFF/DISMISSAL INFO

 ANY TRANSPORTATION CHANGES PLEASE NOTIFY THE TEACHER AND/OR OFFICE.

If a student is in need of a change of transportation at the end of the day or for an extended period of time a parent/guardian must contact the teacher or front office to notify the school of the change. Forms of communication include a note signed by parents/guardian, email to teacher or phone call to the office.

  • For SAME DAY transportation changes ALL changes must be communicated to the school no later than 3:30pm due to the end of day dismissal process.
  • For Bus riders please make sure your student knows what bus number they are riding. A good way to help students remember is to create a tag to place on their book bag.
  • Please communicate to your student, if possible prior to the school day, of any transportation changes that are made.
  • Please note that if your child is a WALKER this means that they were not provided a bus route because they live in the walking vicinity of the school and walk to school.
  • If your student is assigned a  BUS RIDER  and you would rather drop them off at school you must use the designated Parent Pick up/ Drop off line only. Students are not allowed ,due to safety reasons ,to be dropped off in any other area inside or outside of the school grounds.

Safety and Security Drills

The safety and security of our students is our top priority. That’s why every Pickerington School is required by law to perform annual drills designed to ensure our students and staff are prepared in the event of emergencies.

Such drills are part of every building’s emergency plan. Plans for these drills are developed in cooperation with and assistance of local law enforcement, fire departments, and the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of these drills is to train and improve.

Safety and security drills

Six fire drills: We hold six drills between August and May. These drills require a complete building evacuation. One drill must be held within the first 10 days of school.

Tornado drills (Per Ohio Revised Code): Schools will hold drills once a month when school is in session during tornado season (April 1 – July 31). Additionally, schools will hold one drill within the 1st 90 days of school and two additional drills between March and the end of the school year.

Three lock down drills: Each school performs three lockdown/intruder drills between the months of August and May. The first drill must occur before December. These drills may include either a building evacuation or a lockdown (sometimes known as “shelter in place.”) Local law enforcement agents are often on-site and participate in these drills. At the junior high school and high school levels, some of these drills are unannounced, which provides a more realistic opportunity to test our preparedness. Unannounced exercises occur toward the end of the school year after students have gone through training during announced drills. For “unannounced” drills, teachers are notified in advance. Our experience is that some students will text parents when an unannounced drill occurs, so schools typically use Infinite Campus to email parents about shortly before such a drill occurs. Please ensure your contact information and preferences are current in Infinite Campus at www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/parent-portal/

Medical drills: Schools complete two drills each year to prepare for a possible medical emergency. During these drills, all available staff members report to the area where the medical need is occurring. Students are kept in their classrooms, clear of the area until the emergency is over.

Parents should not call the district or come to/call their child’s during drills or actual emergencies. This distracts district staff and law enforcement, which creates additional risks to the safety and security of our children.

If you have any questions about these drills, please contact Fairfield Elementary at 614.834.7600.

Social Media Opt Out Form

The district frequently has the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, including award recipients, participants in unique classroom projects, involvement in fine arts programs, and other activities worth recognizing and promoting.

Sometimes, this recognition appears on district and school websites, in print publications, and in district-controlled social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feed. This recognition may include photos of students, as well as their names, school, grade, and teacher’s name. It also may include pictures or other representations of students’ artistic work, including visual and written pieces.

We also occasionally will have members of the local media visiting our buildings to cover special events and unique approaches to education being offered by our teachers. Media access to students does not happen within our schools without district knowledge and supervision, and we do not provide direct access to students when the media is covering stories or topics that might be considered controversial or negative.

Most parents enjoy seeing their children included in the day-to-day celebration of all the great things happening in our schools. For that reason, default consent and release for this type of recognition is granted to the district. However, we know there are a few parents who prefer that their children not be included in such photographs and online stories. Action is only required by parents who wish to deny this consent. Please note that photos of students with their names, school, grade, and teacher’s name will be included in school yearbooks by default. Parents who wish to deny the consent for inclusion in school yearbooks must take action to deny consent as well.

We require those parents to inform us, in writing, of their desire to have their children excluded from district-managed recognition and/or school yearbook pictures by downloading this opt-out form (PDF) | opt-out form (RTF version), filling it out, and returning it to their child’s school. Parents are asked to do this by Sept. 1 each fall to ensure we have a current list of students whose activities should not be publicly acknowledged by the district on the website, on social media, in school yearbooks, or in other public forums.

Technology & Devices

Pickerington Schools is proud to say we are the largest school district in Ohio to go completely one-to-one.

That means that each student will be loaned a device (iPad or Chromebook) that will be theirs for the school year. Students will be able to take the device home with them to effectively complete online learning.

The district recommends parents purchase optional device protection for their child’s one-to-one device.

  • Devices are the property of Pickerington Schools.
  • Students will retain the same device for four years. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the device in proper working order.
  • Students need to charge the device at home. No charging will be allowed at school. All devices have an 8-12 hour battery to last throughout the school day. All power cords need to stay at home.
  • Pickerington Schools offers a yearly Technology Protection Plan (see above) to protect against accidental damage, more information below.
  • All devices are filtered 24/7 against inappropriate websites. Alerts will be sent to administrators about inappropriate use. Teachers have the ability to monitor student use throughout the day.
  • The Pickerington Schools Acceptable Use Policy is effective 24/7 when using these devices.
  • Printing will not be allowed on these devices, as part of the plan is to share documents digital and use less paper.
  • Students are only permitted to download the apps that have been approved by the technology department.
  • Students may put stickers on their devices as long as they are not covering the serial number or Pickerington Schools logo. Also, stickers cannot interfere with the functionality of the device.
  • If your device becomes lost or stolen, please let the main office of your school know as soon as possible. We can track your device, but we only activate that on devices that have been reported as lost or stolen.
  • All devices will be collected during the last two weeks of the school year.

Caring For Technology

  • Avoid using Themes. Many seem to cause issues with the battery and freezing.
  • Do not eat or drink over your Chromebook.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to clean your display on a regular basis.
  • Do not spray any household cleaners on your device. Isopropyl alcohol wipes can be used.
  • Do not leave your Chromebook in an unsecured location.
  • Please report any problem (including damage) to the media center as soon as possible.
  • Do not remove the serial number or ID tags.
  • Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the device, or take the device to a third-party for repair. All repairs must be made by the Pickerington Schools Technology Department.
  • Extreme heat or cold can harm the device. Never leave the device in a hot or frozen car.

Avoiding Physical Damage

  • Do not pick off any of the rubber around the edges of the Chromebook or on the bottom.
  • Keep liquids out of your backpack when your Chromebook is in it.
  • When walking with the Chromebook, always keep the lid closed.
  • Do not draw, write, or etch on your device. Stickers are permitted if they do not cover the etchings or serial number.
  • Do not remove or change the physical structure of the Chromebook, including the keys, screen cover, or plastic casing.
  • Too much pressure may crack the screen. Avoid placing anything on top of the device.
  • Do not cram the device in a bag or locker
  • Never leave your device on the floor, a chair, or a sofa. Stepping or sitting on the device could cause significant damage
  • Be cautious of breaking off headphones when using them in the device. We may not be able to remove the broken piece, which would lead to a repair.