Smith Pacers

September 2022 Newsletter



Elementary school hours are

8:30 am - 3:15 pm

The building will open at 8:00 am for breakfast

Students may enter the building at 8:20 am

Calendar items

Mon. September 26 

No School - Teacher Inservice Day

Tues. September 27 

Fall School Pictures (K-2nd)

September 27-30 

Homecoming/District Spirit Week

Wed. September 28 

Fall School Pictures (3rd-5th)

September 28-29 

Jr. Lady Pacers Basketball Tryouts (3rd-6th)

Wed. October 5 

Elementary Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wed. October 12

Walk to School Day

Thur. October 13 

Elementary Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fri. October 14 

No School - Teacher Inservice

Day/Work Day

October 17-28

Smith Book Fair-LMC

Fri. October 21

School Carnival-5pm-7pm

Mon. October 31

Smith Halloween-Costume Parade

Thur. November 17 

Picture Retakes

Thur. November 17 

5th Grade Visit to Hayes

Dempsey Drama preview of Wizard of Oz-2pm

Wed.-Fri. November 23-25 

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Fri. December 9 

3rd Grade Nutcracker Field Trip

Sat. December 10 

PTO Holiday Workshop

Mon. December 19 

Orchestra Concert

December 22 - Jan. 2 

No School - Winter Break

Tue. January 3 

No School - Teacher Inservice

Day/Work Day

Wed. January 4

School Resumes

Mon. January 16 

No School-MLK Day

Wed. February 15 

All-City Orchestra Festival

Fri. February 17 

No School-Teacher Inservice Day

Mon. February 20 

No School-Presidents' Day

Thur. March 2

Family Literacy Event

Tues. March 7

Mobile Dentist

Wed. March 8 

Spring School Pictures (K-2nd)

Wed. March 8 

Elementary Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wed. March 8 

Yearbook Candid's-Clubs & Groups

Thur. March 9 

Spring School Pictures (3rd-5th)

Fri. March 10 

No School -Teacher Inservice Day

Thur. March 16 

Elementary Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 27 - March 31 

No School-Spring Break

Fri. April 7

No School

Tues. May 16 

5th Grade Orchestra Concert 

Fri. May 26 

Last Day of School for Students

Transportation Procedures - Safety First

Mornings at Smith School

All student drop-off is on Liberty Street. This is a continuous drop-off area only. We ask that you pull up, let your child out, and then pull forward to let the next person drop off their child. After exiting the car, students will walk to their designated entrance doors.


As students arrive at school, students in Kindergarten, First and Second grades will line up in front of the school off Liberty Street.


Students in 3rd grade will line up and enter through the Mason Avenue doors.


Students in the 4th and 5th grades will line up at the lobby doors (new doors) on Heffner Street.  


All students will enter the school at 8:20 a.m. In case of inclement weather, students will line up inside the school building. 


Bus students:

Buses will drop off students on Heffner Street. A staff member will be on duty to assist K-3 students to line up at the SACC doors and 4-5 students at the lobby doors.

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

N. Liberty St. Drop-Off Diagram


 Afternoons at Smith School

We appreciate your patience and understanding at dismissal time. Please know that safety is our first concern at all times. Please pick up your child at either the intersection of Liberty Street and Heffner or Liberty Street and Mason. We respectfully request that you leave in a timely manner to accommodate other parents. Please refrain from congregating on school grounds.   



There is no parking, stopping, or standing on Mason Avenue. Our Smith Bus zone is located on Heffner Street, and this is also a no parking, stopping, or standing zone. 

Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures

N. Liberty Pick Up Diagram

Changes in your child's normal dismissal routine

At all times, we work to ensure the safety of our students. If there is a change in your child's dismissal routine on a given day, please send a written note to the office or contact the school office at (740) 833-1350 prior to 12:00 p.m. If there is no contact with the school regarding the change (ie: no note or phone call), your child will follow their normal dismissal routine.  

Student Absences

Please report your child's absence by calling 1-844-817-5313 or online at Please do not call the school directly to report an absence unless there is an emergency with your student. Please report your child's absence no later than 8:30-9:00 am

If you do not report your child's absence, you will receive a phone call from the school office to verify your student's absence. Thank You!

Smith Absent Line

School Lunch Menu

Click the link below to access the district’s monthly lunch menu.

DCS School Lunch Menu

**FYI: 2022-2023 Lunch Policies

The USDA made it possible for school nutrition programs to serve all students free meals through "waivers" during the school years; 20/21 and 21/22 due to the pandemic. Congress did not extend these waivers for the upcoming school year, 22/23, which means meals both breakfast and lunch, will be regularly priced.

**Please be sure to add money to your child’s lunch account

Click the link below to access Payschools.

PaySchools Information

Also, be sure to fill out a meal benefit application for this school year using the link below: 

DCS Free and Reduced Price Applications

Online Forms

Parents you are doing a great job completing the back to school forms. There are a few still outstanding. If you have not done so already, please log into your PowerSchool parent portal. Select the "Forms" link and click on the first form.

Please remember to complete each form in its entirety before clicking submit to move on to the next form. Forms should take less than 10 minutes per student. Forms need to be completed as soon as possible. If you need assistance logging into your account, please call the office at (740) 833-1350.

School Fees & Supplies**School Fees for 2022-23 School Year:

Kindergarten - $22.00

1st Grade - $22.00

2nd Grades - $22.00

3rd Grade - $27.00

4th Grade - $27.00

5th Grade - $27.00

Please make checks payable to Delaware City Schools and indicate in the memo line your child's first and last name and grade. If you are paying by cash, please include the exact amount (change is not available on-site) and place the money in an envelope with your child's first and last name, grade, and purpose for the payment on the outside of the envelope.

Pay School Fees Online!

DCS has upgraded to PaySchools Central, an online system to pay for school fees. You will need to set up a new account in order to use the system. It accepts both bank account transfers and credit card payments. To encourage the use of PaySchools, there will be no convenience fee charged for the first semester.

PaySchools Information

Parent Communication

There are several ways to receive information about events at Smith School and Delaware City Schools. Please check out the following:

  • District website -
  • Smith School website - Click on the Schools toolbar on the DCS website. School events and dates are posted for your information. 
  • Smith School E-Mail List - Click the Join our E-Mail tab on the Smith Website. Smith School Newsletters and Special Information Bulletins are sent via e-mail. 
  • Classroom Newsletters - Look for more information from your child's classroom teachers related to specific classroom events and expectations.  
  • The Smith School telephone number is (740) 833-1350. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedures - Please Call 1-844-817-5313 (toll-free) or online at Please do not call the school directly to report an absence unless there is an emergency with your student.

Smith Elementary School Picture Day Dates: 

Tuesday, September 27 - Wednesday, September 28

Picture Day ID: EVT4V8SHK

Important Information: 

9-27 (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade) & 9-28 (3rd-5th Grade)

Smith Fall Mumkin Sale!

Thursday, September 29 –Pick-up in Smith Playground.

Pick-up time is from 3:00-6:00 pm

 We are still very much in need for parent volunteers to help with organizing and distribution (especially from 1:30-3:30pm) if you are available to help, please sign up through the following link:

Mumkins Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Smith Elementary School Store: 

Tuesday, October 6th: Smith School Store Wishlist Items

Smith School Book Fair October 17th-28th

We are planning to hold an in-school book fair, which always includes an option to order online. We also have the option of holding it all online if there are any restrictions at that time that make having it in school an unsafe option. We will send out more information as the date approaches! Want to Volunteer? Click here to volunteer for the book fair

Smith Fall Carnival

We are extremely excited to announce that Smith Fall Carnival is back! 

This year’s carnival is Friday, October 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Sign up to volunteer: Smith Fall Carnival Volunteer Sign Up

Homecoming/District Spirit Week!

Click Here to See Above Flyer 

Conference Dates

For your planning purposes, upcoming elementary school parent-teacher conference dates can be found below:

Wednesday 10/5/2022

Thursday 10/13/2022

Time: 3:45 – 7:30pm

Conferences will be held both in-person and virtually for family convenience.  Your student’s classroom teacher will reach out to schedule these conferences.

DCS Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 12th


Pickup at the October 7th home game! Proceeds to benefit the BCRF & your Athletic Boosters! We have youth sizes available.

Jr. Lady Pacers Basketball Tryout 

Girls in Grades 3-6: Sept. 28th and 29th - please review the information and complete the following google form if your daughter would like to tryout.

Boys Basketball Open Gym for 3rd - 6th Grade 

                   Click Here to Access Form

1.5-hour September Parenting Series– Dealing with Disobedience, Managing Fighting and Aggression, and Developing Good Bedtime Routines– see flier for upcoming dates.

 RSVP link:


5-week Parenting Support Group –Designed for parents willing to make a 1.5 -hour weekly commitment to work on comprehensive parenting- see flier for September/ October dates.

RSVP link:

Individual Support: If you know of any parents dealing with specific misbehavior, brief individual sessions are available to fit the misbehavior. Parents can contact Kyra Wheeler for this option: 614-980-8199

Smith Elementary School 355 N. Liberty St. Delaware, OH 43015

Principal - Jake LeGros I School Counselor - Robin Irion I

Admin. Assistants - Rose Russell & Angela Moore