Summer is almost over and it is time to prepare for school again. We have been working hard all summer to get ready for our students and we are excited for the new school year to begin. There are some changes in personnel and some changes in times of which everyone needs to be informed.
Open House will be held from 12 noon until 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 9. We are asking all parents who can attend to come to the auditorium first for a short introduction during which time we will review the new expectations. After that, parents and students can visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.
Our school day begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. which means that we expect students to be in their classrooms ready to work at that time. Gates will be locked at 7:45 a.m. in order to accomplish this. If you arrive after that time, you will need to check in through the front office and your student will be marked tardy.
After the first week of school we ask that Kindergarten parents refrain from entering the classroom with your child. You can just drop them off at the gate and they will make it to the class by themselves. Parents of children in grades 1-6 should not need to walk your children to their rooms. There are personnel stationed all over campus to assist and supervise students on their way to class.
School ends at 2:50 p.m. If you pick up your child, please be in one of the four designated pick-up lines close to this time. There is no need to come early, as gates will not open until 2:50 p.m. and children will not be dismissed until then. This time change will not affect bus riders.
Those students who stay in Pre-K all day will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Please park in the PreK lot and sign-out your child in the classroom. By dismissing them early, it should relieve some of the congestion in the Kiss and Go lane that we experience in the afternoons.
It is very important that you send your child to school every day with everything they need to be successful. Classroom interruptions will be kept to a minimum. Please remember to send supplies, snacks, pack lunches if they do not eat in the cafeteria, and do not check them out early if at all possible. Every minute of instruction is vital to their education.
We look forward to another great year with your help and encouragement!