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 David Smith Elementary School

Rochelle Thompson, Principal

355 N. Liberty Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (740) 833-1350
Fax: (740) 833-1399 
Attendance: 844-817-5313 (toll free) 
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
Educational Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Robin Irion, Counselor
Amanda Loyer, Administrative Assistant
Ann Kanode, Administrative Assistant
Safe Arrival Attendance Program
Report a Student Absence
Call 844-817-5313 (toll free)

Upcoming Events
February 9: Parent Teacher Conferences; PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
February 10: Reading Camp - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
February 12: No School
February 15: No School - Presidents' Day
February 16: Reading Camp 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
February 24: Reading Camp 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
February 29: 2 Hour Delay - School Starts 10:30
March 1: Reading Camp 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 8: Reading Camp - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 10: 2nd Grade Influential People Program 6:00 p.m.(Keister/Wakefield) 7:15 (Braun/Keeran)
March 11: No School - District Professional Development
March 15: Reading Camp - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 17: Spring Pictures (Grades K, 1 and 2)
March 18: Spring Pictures (Grades 3 and 4)
March 22: Grades K, 1, and 2 - Author Visit at Willis; Reading Camp  - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 23: Grades 3 and 4  - Author Visit at Willis
March 25 - April 1: No School - Spring Break

Transportation Procedures - Safety First
We strongly encourage our drivers to park away from the school and walk. Street parking is located at the following areas:
  • Liberty St. between Mason Ave. and Elmwood Dr.
  • Liberty St. between Heffner St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
  • W. Heffner St. between Liberty St. and N. Franklin St.

Mornings at Smith School

In the event that you are unable to park and walk up to the school, there is a designated area in front of Smith School for student drop-off between the times of 8:10 - 8:30 a.m. 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. If your child needs assistance exiting the vehicle, we ask that you do not use the drop off zone in front of the school. Please use one of the designated parking areas listed above. There is no parking allowed anywhere within school zones during drop off time.  


As students arrive at school, they will line up by grade level in front of the school to enter through the front doors. The students will enter the school 8:20 a.m. Kindergarteners will enter first, followed by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.   


Afternoons at Smith School

We appreciate your patience and understanding at dismissal time. Please know that safety is our first concern at all times. All students who get picked up will exit through the front doors. We recommend that you park and walk up the school to pick up your child. If you cannot park and walk, please pick up your child then leave in a timely manner to accommodate other parents.   


All students that ride a bus home, will wait in bus alley until their bus arrives. There is no parking on Heffner St. within the school zone during dismissal times as this area is used for bus alley.



There is no parking, stopping, or standing on Mason Ave.