Principal's Message



Dear Parents:

The school year has gotten off to a great start!  Students, parents and staff have adjusted to the new daily routines implemented due to Covid-19.  Our teachers are making sure students can safely take mask breaks and taking classes outside when the weather permits to allow students a break from mask-wearing.

Thank you parents for being patient and adjusting to the new drop-off procedures in the morning.  This year we have more 1st grade and kindergarten students being dropped off than in the past, which combined with preschool drop-offs can create a bottleneck.  We are looking at options to make this a more efficient process and will communicate that to you.

Please continue to take your child’s temperature every morning and record it either in the log or agenda book.  If you child is not feeling well, let’s be safe and keep them home for the day.  Be sure to call the office by 9:00 a.m. if they will be absent.  If your child misses school because of a doctor or dentist appointment, please be sure to get a doctor’s excuse.  The excuse should be brought to school the next day your child is in attendance after their appointment.  Having a doctor’s excuse for absences helps with how we code their absence and will help prevent you from receiving an absence letter.

If you have not updated your child’s information on OneView, this needs to be done by September 7.  If these forms are not completed by that date, those students may not attend school on September 8. Students who are doing remote learning must do this also. Thank you for updating your information in a timely fashion.

Book fees for the elementary are as follows:  Kindergarten - $52; 1st grade - $39; 2nd grade - $59; 3rd grade - $70; 4th grade - $73.  Payments may be made by cash, check or online at  Your prompt attention to paying your child’s book fees is appreciated.

Yearbooks for 19-20 are in and have been given to those students who pre-ordered them.  We have both hardback and soft cover yearbooks available for sale, first come, first served, for $25 and $20, respectively.  Payment may be made by cash or check payable to Parkway Local Schools.

Student pictures with LifeTouch will be taken for the elementary on September 10.  Monday-Wednesday preschool students will have theirs taken on September 9.


Mark Esselstein