School/Home Communications

School Communications

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Communication between home and school is so important. The school will be providing monthly newsletters sent home the first of each month. Also, we encourage you to like Afton Elementary on Facebook and view current events and activities in the school. You can also find more information on our website. Finally, teachers will be communicating regularly on specific classroom issues using a variety of means: texting, phone and email. 

It is very important for us to have correct phone numbers and email addresses. Please let us know if either of these change throughout the year.

We encourage parents to contact the school to clarify any questions.  Calls will not be forwarded to the classrooms while class is in session since this disrupts the learning for all children.  We will take messages and give them to the students. You may call during recess or during the teacher’s planning times and the we will connect you with the classroom.  Teachers planning times are scheduled while their students are attending specials. In urgent cases, we will get them out of the class.  

Students must have a note when going somewhere different than their usual drop-off spot.  Please be vigilant in sending notes. Students without a note, will be sent on their regular bus. If you are picking your child up from school, please instruct your child (include in note to teacher) that you will meet them in the office or outside the school.  Occasionally, parents may need to contact the school with a verbal change in busing. You must call by 2:00 p.m. If you need help determining what bus your child needs to ride you can call the bus garage at 885-7146 or 885-7148.  

Adults must not pick up other parent’s children without written permission of that child’s parent/guardian.   This includes siblings.