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Rootstown Elementary School

Principal’s Message

Dear Rootstown Elementary Community:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of Rootstown Elementary’s returning students and parents. I especially want to welcome our new students and parents. For those of you new to the district for the 2023-24 school year,  I am the principal, Jeffrey Turner.  I cordially welcome all of you to the Rover family!

In order for your child(ren) to reach their academic potential, there must be a true partnership between the home and school. We depend on your support and on-going encouragement of your child(ren). This simply means staying in constant communication with your child’s teacher, having them practice their reading, basic math facts, and encouraging them to complete all assigned work.  Remember, we cannot do this alone.

Please feel free to contact the school office, at any time, to leave a message or set up an appointment to talk with your student’s teacher.  Additionally, many teachers use Bloomz and/or email as an additional communication tool should you have questions.

The first week of school, August 29th (grades 1 and 4 attend) and August 30th (grades 2,3,5 attend),  we will be getting acquainted with our students, sharing our PBIS (positive behavioral intervention supports) expectations and building relationships with students.  Particular focus during this time will be on teaching expectations for behavior in the hallway, restroom, playground, cafeteria and classroom.  We appreciate your support with reinforcing these expectations at home. 

Please review the PBIS matrix and student handbook links below to assist with conversations you will be having with your child(ren):

PBIS Matrix 

Student handbook 2023-24

As we begin the school year, we will have several changes to staff:

  • Erika Avers – 5th grade ELA/SS
  • Samantha Kropp – Moves from Kindergarten long-term sub to 1st grade
  • Karen Bartholomy – Moves from 1st grade to Art
  • Sarah Boring – Returns to 2nd grade from the HS
  • Jillian Arrow – Moves from the HS to Intervention Specialist at the Elementary
  • Julia Jones – Long-term sub for Mr. Hindman

Welcome to the Rover Family Miss Avers/Miss Jones!  Best of luck to those staff members transitioning to a different position for the 2023-24 school year!

Important Information:

  • School fees are $45, payable in the office.
  • Open House is on August 24th for grades Prek, K-5.  If your child has Mr. Hindman/Miss Jones in Kindergarten, their Open House will be on August 28th at 5pm.
  • All parents should complete information on FinalForms, our new online system for registration, emergency medical information, technology usage, etc.
  • Kindergarten Screening is August 22nd and 23rd.  Class assignments will be posted on the west doors by noon on August 24th.
  • Parent Pick-Up will begin at 2:45pm in the south parking lot behind the middle school.  Please have your colored placard in the car window given to you on Open House night.  Please be patient the first few days as we work through routines.
  • Please review and sign/return the last page of the student handbook given Open House night.
  • You are encouraged to follow building events on Twitter:  @rootstownelem and Rootstown Elementary Facebook.

If you have any questions, concerns, please feel free to contact me at (330)-325-7971 or  Go Rovers!


Jeffrey Turner


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Elementary School: 330-325-7971

Bus Garage: 330-325-0189

Elementary School Main Office
4190 State Route 44
Rootstown, Ohio 44272

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