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WELCOME TO FAIRFIELD EAST ELEMENTARY
'Fairfield East is a caring and diverse community of learners that values and encourages every child. Our school will inspire joy in learning, and excel at preparing each student for the future.'

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Virtual Open House Information
6711 Morris Road
Fairfield, Ohio 45011
Phone: 513-737-5000
Fax: 513-737-5225
 
Principal: Paige Gillespie, EdD
Head shot of Dr. Paige Gillespie, Principal at East.
Assistant Principal: Jonathan McEldowney
 Assistant Principal Joanthan McEldowney's photo

Marla Roth's photo. She is the 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
 
 
Attendance email (to report a student absence)
School Hours:
8:45-3:15
Office Hours:
7:45-3:45

 
Image that says New! with an arrow pointing to new info East Elementary Back to School Information 2021-2022*
*A downloadable copy is posted at the end of this information.
*East Elementary Preschool supply list is posted at the end of this information.
 
Office Hours: The office will be open to the public starting Wednesday, August 4th from 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Lists: All class assignments will be mailed to students on August 10, 2021.

School Fees: School fees for Grades 1-5 are $60, and Kindergarten school fees are $40. You may pay school fees online at www.fairfieldcityschools.com using MasterCard or Visa. Click on PaySchools Central link or you may pay with cash, money order, credit card, or check payable to Fairfield East Elementary. Fees are due Thursday, September 30, 2021.

School Supplies: All school supply lists are posted online at www.fairfieldcityschools.com. You may
send these supplies with your child on the first day of school.
 
Virtual Open House Schedule: Similar to last year, our Virtual Open House will be live Monday, August
16, 2021 beginning at 6 pm. Look for a Remind message from your homeroom teacher.
 
Building Tours: Since Open House will be virtual, we wanted to give families an opportunity to walk the
building with their child. East will be open for self-guided tours on Wednesday, August 11 from 9:00 –
11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Most staff will not be in the building on this day, but office staff, the school counselor, and administrators will be available to answer any questions.
 
Final Forms: All students must be registered on Final Forms prior to the start of school. If you have already registered, it is as simple as logging into your account, updating, and signing. The link is https://fairfield-oh.finalforms.com.
 
First Day of School: The first day of school is Tuesday, August 17, 2021. School hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The AM Preschool and Kindergarten sessions are from 8:45 a.m.-11:25 a.m., and the PM Preschool and Kindergarten sessions are from 12:35-3:15 p.m. Board policy states that three unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence. It is important for students to arrive at school on time each and every day.
 
Lunch: The USDA has approved an extension for FREE meals through the 2021-2022 School Year! To ensure that school fees are waived and meal status/P-EBT data remains current, an updated Free and Reduced Meal Application for the current school year will still need to be completed.
 
East’s PTC: Look for information to come home from PTC within the first days of school telling how you can get involved. Many new activities are being planned for the school year, so you will not want to miss this opportunity to get involved. A great start is to follow East PTC on Facebook! Lots of great information for students and families!
 
Latchkey: Our latchkey program is available before and after school. The hours are from 6:30 a.m. to the start of school and from the end of the school day to 6:00 p.m. You need to register your child for this program prior to use. Please contact Emily Bachmann at 737-1992 for more information and/or a registration packet.
 
Kindergarteners: During the first three days of school (8/17, 8/18, and 8/19), we will have a staggered start. Only one-third of the class will be invited to attend each of the first three days of school. More information on this will be mailed to your home this summer. The first day for all Kindergarten students is Friday, August 20, 2021.
 
Bus Riders: We encourage all students to ride the bus on the first day of school so that they are assigned a bus seat. We have numerous volunteers assisting us during the first week of school and your child will learn where to go under the supervision of staff and PTC volunteers.
 
Bus Routes: All bus routes will be available on our school website.
 
Everyday Pickup: As an Everyday Pickup, you will follow our Everyday Pickup Policies and Procedure located on our East webpage. In order to signup for Everyday Pickup, you will need to login to Final Forms, and select ‘Pick Up’ in the Afternoon Transportation menu on the Transportation Information Form.
 
Parent Weekly Emails/Remind: In an effort to improve communication with our East Families, we would like everyone to sign up to receive our parent emails. Follow the steps below to register:
1. Go to www.fairfieldcityschools.com
2. Click on the link on the left-hand side highlighted in a red banner that reads, “Sign Up for Parent Email Announcements!”
3. This will take you to a page to register – fill in the appropriate information and click, “Subscribe to the Selected Newsletters” at the bottom of the page.
Please make sure you are receiving Remind messages. This is our main source of communication. If you do not receive Remind messages, you can sign up for East Remind by texting to the number 81010 with the message @FAEE.
 
COVID Protocols: We will continue to monitor and uphold the CDC guidelines that are in place for Butler County. We will update our guidelines as these protocols change.
 
I am looking forward to a very positive and meaningful 2021-2022 school year. If I can assist in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 513-737-5000 or by email gillespie_p@fairfieldcityschools.com. We are looking forward to August 17!
 
Sincerely,

Dr. Paige Gillespie
Principal
Fairfield East Elementary School
gillespie_p@fairfieldcityschools.com
(513) 737-5000
EAST ELEMENTARY NEWS & NOTES
 
Our theme for this school year is CHAMPS. The overall goal of the CHAMPS building and classroom management system is to develop and instructional structure in which students are responsible, motivated, and highly engaged in the specific task at hand. CHAMPS is an acronym for the following:
C - Conversation
H - Help
A - Activity
M - Movement
P - Participation
S - Success
We have established CHAMPS expectations throughout the building. Check out the posters the next time you visit. Ask your child about CHAMPS!
 

5-2-1-0
Most of you are familiar with our building theme of 5-2-1-0. This theme represents positive healthy choices that each of us can make daily in our school and home. The concept is very easy! Each day we strive for 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time (or plug-in time), 1 hour of exercise, and 0 carbonated or sugary beverages!
Each quarter we will focus on one of the components. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When picking up a child at dismissal you must park in a parking space. The Fire Lane is reserved for emergency vehicles only. If you are ticketed, the fine will be costly! This is a safety concern. Cars are pulling out while families are trying to cross the parking lot to get to their cars. Please be responsible and park in a parking space.