Parent Newsletter 9/22/2015

Wrapping Up September

Drop Off Times

Parents,

Please remember that school starts at 7:45 a.m. All students and teachers are in class by 7:45. PreK and Kinder are eating breakfast from 7:45 to 8:00.

In the coming weeks, we will begin "breakfast in the classroom". Students will be served breakfast in their classrooms by their teacher. After 7:45 students will be counted as tardy and must be signed in by an adult. It is important that they are here on time to start their instructional day.


BUS DROP OFF CHANGES:

All buses will now drop off in front of the middle school. If you are dropping off car riders, please drop them off in front of the elementary where there are staff members ready to receive them.

Friday Night Football Games

This past Friday was homecoming! We had a great turnout. Please be aware that all elementary students must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Students should be escorted to and from the restroom and concession stand. They are not going to be allowed to play football or run around under the stands. Please help keep your students safe.

Illnesses

If your child is running a fever, please keep the child at home until they are fever free for 24 hours. If you child has diarrhea or is vomiting, please keep them at home. Thank you for helping us keep everyone well!

Intervention

This week we started our intervention block in each grade level. Intervention is based on student need. Students are given multiple assessments that let us know what gaps there might be in their learning. A committee meets to discuss the results and students are prescribed interventions that will help fill in the gaps.

Reading and Math Fluency

1st through fifth grade is expected to read each night. This may be in the form of a reading fluency passage. Please time your student for one minute each night as they read the passage. This will over time help increase reading fluency. Practicing math facts is also very important. Once students know their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts by memory, it becomes easier for them to grasp concepts.

Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!

Shana Owen

KES Principal