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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Each day our Bailey students are greeted with smiles in a climate of mutual respect in a genuine and caring environment. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent and challenging education for our students. We strive to create a place where students love to learn and a place that parents love to send their children. Partnering with our staff, parents, and community we work together to create Bailey Elementary. 

In familiarizing yourself with our school, below are a few very important details!

Student Attendance Matters
Please ensure regular daily attendance for your child(ren). Valuable learning time is lost when students are not with us.  Ram Rally begins at 8:35 and our SCHOOL DAY BEGINS at 8:45.  Students that arrive late miss valuable instructional time with us.  The same is true for early pick-up in the afternoons.  Should students have to be gone due to illness, please make sure that you call our office in a timely fashion to report your child’s absence for the day.


Security Measures
We strive to keep our students and site safe and secure at all times. Parents will be allowed to escort their children to class on the first two days of schools only.  After that, all parents who wish to enter the building beyond the main office (eating lunch, volunteering, book fairs, programs, etc.) will need to scan their ID for a security/background check here in our office. 

Please be aware that your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us. There may be times during inclement weather or emergency situations where our office staff may be temporarily unavailable or our doors may be secured while we tend to the needs of our students.


Stay Connected 
Our school periodically sends out mass texts for parents via our app, SchoolWay, We rely on this app to keep you in the know! If you loaded this sometime last year, take a moment to verify your settings and make sure your version is current with updates. If you have not already downloaded the OPS App, SchoolWay, please take a moment to do that today!  Once you have loaded the app you can select from which schools you’d like to receive information.  This is helpful for reminders for our site, school closings, and district notices. 

Another great way to keep up with us is to “Like” us on Facebook!  Be sure to type in the exact names: Larkin Bailey Elementary School, Bailey Media Center, Bailey Booster Club.

Grade Level Facebook pages are also an excellent resource for you as a parent.  These are closed groups that you have to request access to in order to gain access. You can locate the specific page names on our website under the Facebook Pages tab.  With this tool, we are able to capture your child’s day and bring it to life for you!  On these pages, you will receive helpful information, reminders, pictures, and videos!  This has become a popular favorite of our parents! 


Get Involved
There are a variety of ways to be involved here at Bailey. We love our volunteers!  Whether you would like to lend a hand in our workroom making copies or would like to lend time to read with students…we have a place for you!  You can simply let your child’s teacher know that you are available and what you would be comfortable doing.  You can also become a part of our Bailey Booster Club (BBC) to assist with other volunteer and event efforts.  More information is available on their Facebook page and website.

Looking forward to great things this year…
Ashley Hearn, Principal