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5054 Dixie Highway 
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Phone: 513-829-7979
Fax: 513-829-7830
Attendance email (to report a student absence): centralattendance@fairfieldcityschools.com  
School Hours:
8:45 - 3:15
Office Hours:
7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Principal: Karrie Gallo
Assistant Principal: Jay Bauer
Photo of new assistant principal Jay Bauer
Head shot of Marla Roth, Bullying & Harassment Specialist/Title IX Coordinator
Marla Mays
Bullying and Harassment Specialist / Title IX Coordinator
Fairfield City School District
4641 Bach Lane
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
(513) 829-6300 ext. 7149
Image that says New! with an arrow pointing to new info Fairfield Central Elementary 2021-2022 Information*
*A copy to download is available at the bottom of this page.
  • Teachers will finalize their class lists on Tuesday, August 10th and an introductory letter will be
    mailed home to each student. The teachers will also send a Remind message to their parents on
    Friday, August 13th on how to access their Virtual Open House.
  • Since Open House will be virtual, we want our families to have an opportunity to walk the halls
    and check out the school. Central will be open for self-guided tours on Wednesday, August 11th
    from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Not all staff/teachers will be in the building this
    day, but the office staff will be available to answer any questions.
  • All paperwork will be collected digitally, and all communication will occur using information from
    Final Forms. If you have not completed your Final Forms, please do so ASAP. The link to do so is
     If you need any assistance, please call 513-829-7979. We are happy to help!
  • Tuesday, August 17th is our first student day. Our school hours are 8:45-3:15 for grades 1st-5th.
    Students may not be dropped off earlier than 8:30. All Final Forms must be complete prior to the
    first day of school. This will help us know where each child goes at the end of the day and who
    has permission to pick up students or what bus they will ride.
  • The AM Kindergarten session is 8:45-11:25. The PM Kindergarten session is 12:35-3:15. During the
    first 3 days of school, our kindergarteners will stagger their days to allow for a smaller more
    comfortable environment for the students. Detailed information will be sent to you via Remind
    on August 13th.
  • We are pleased to announce that all school lunches will be free of charge this year. Students
    have the option to pack and to purchases snacks.
    o Fees are NOT waived unless you complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application, the link
    can be found in Final Forms and get approved.
  • Let’s do our best to establish good habits from the start! Our most frequent issue is shoes with no
    back strap. It is for the safety of students that we require shoes to be firmly attached to feet. Flipflops
    and slides are not permitted. Our older students like to bring purses/mini backpacks/fanny
    packs and they become a distraction. Please only bring them if it is necessary. Purses/mini
    backpacks/fanny packs will need to be kept in their bookbags.
  • PTC Facebook Page- Fairfield Central Elementary PTC
  • Twitter- @fcsdcentral
  • Remind- text the number 81010 and write in the text @FACE
Conoce Comunidad ESL Liaison Mario Amaya! 513-623-5665


To Parents/Guardians & School Visitors:

In the interest of the safety and security of our students and staff, we ask that you be patient at the front entrances to our schools when we ask for your driver’s license or other identification. Our priority is to ensure safety for all. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 


Fairfield City School District has a pressing need for substitute teachers. If you or someone you know is interested, please see below for details on how to apply.
Requirements: Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (any degree) and have the ability to apply online for an ODE substitute license - OR - Hold a valid teaching credential issued by the ODE.  Do you or someone you know have an interest in subbing for our district and meet the credentials? If so, follow this link to the Butler County Educational Service Center: http://www.bcesc.org/SubstituteOpportunities.aspxIf you have any questions regarding being a substitute in the Fairfield City School District, please feel free to call 513-858-7107.
School Fees:
Kindergarten fees are $40
1st - 4th grade fees are $60
5th grade fees are $60
Please pay school fees online using PaySchools Central.

FCSD Transportation Webpage Link


If you need help with school supplies see the community resources link or call Rosina Philpot at 513-907-6669

PaySchools Central is the website application that allows parents to pay school fees, participation fees and add to their children’s lunch accounts with a credit card over the internet. Parents can access the website from the link on our school website: https://www.payschoolscentral.com/. Parents will just need an email account and their student’s ID number. This is an easy way to pay fees and make sure your student has money for lunch. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Fairfield Central Elementary PTC 
Welcome parents and students to Fairfield Central Elementary! The goal of our Parents and Teachers for Children (PTC) is to help support our school, teachers, staff and students. We do this by raising funds to purchase books, playground equipment, program supplies, and much, much more. Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping others? Then Central’s PTC Board is the place for you!
The PTC supports our school by volunteering our time to help, and coordinate, various activities such as school picture days, vision and hearing screenings, class & staff parties, the book fair, classroom helpers, spirit wear, and fundraisers.
These activities enhance the educational experience for our students!
We meet four times per year.
We plan events and activities throughout the school year.
*We need Volunteer Board Members for next year*
You are your children’s most important role model.
Showing you value their education will teach them to value it as well.
Please contact a current board member if you have any questions about positions.
Contact information is located at:

Central is on Social Media!