The Knightly News

Volume 1, Issue 2

It's a GREAT time to be a KNIGHT!

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the inaugural year for Kings Town Elementary School! This school has been a dream for myself and many of you for the last two years. To see it come to fruition just about leaves me speechless. We have worked hard to put together a school building, faculty and staff that reflects the overall values and focus of our school district, one that puts Children First...Everyday. Kings Town Elementary is community. It is a community that values the diversity in race, gender, skill, language, ability and talents of our students. It is a school that is invested in the academic, social and emotional development of our students and one that will meet student needs in a safe and secure environment.

As KTES community members, I invite you to partner with us in ensuring student success for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. As partners, we ask you to encourage your children to work hard and put forth 100% effort in everything they do. We ask that you expect behavior from your students that is reflective of our KNIGHTS values (see graphic below). We ask that you model the same behavior expected of the children in the way that you interact with our staff and other families in the community. But most of all, we ask that you remember that in the end, we are all doing our BEST to educate your children...especially given the currently unusual societal circumstances.

I have all faith that this school year is going to be filled with wonderful, valuable and meaningful experiences for our ENTIRE school community!


At Kings Town Elementary, we ask our students to conduct themselves in a way that Knights would. We will use the words word KNIGHTS and corresponding character traits to help encourage good character and decision making. Please review this graphic with your children. Use this language so that your children understand what type of behavior is encouraged at school.
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Car Rider Line Procedures

As we prepare for the first day of school, just a few procedural reminders for the car rider line:

  • Pull all the way forward so that we can maximize the amount of cars in the line.
  • At dismissal, please do not exit your vehicle to help your child. If your child needs help getting into the car seat, please pull all the way forward in front of cone #1 so it does not slow down the line.
  • Students should be ready to exit the vehicle quickly and efficiently.
  • There will be adults outside to monitor the student safety and help students find their way to their assigned entrance.
  • See map below for designated entry areas for each grade level.
  • DO NOT stop in front of your child's designated door. We are confident that they can walk to their door safely and there will be adults outside to help.

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Whoa This is Heavy...Student Supplies :-)

I know that many of you are concerned about your child not being able to bring all of their school supplies in by themselves on their first day of attendance I encourage you to pack whatever you can in your child's book bag. They can just bring the remainder of the supplies on their next in person school day.
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News from our counselors...

If your family would benefit from participating in the Fort Mill School District Weekend Backpack Program (non-perishable food items sent home with your child on Fridays or picked up weekly if virtual) OR if you would like to receive information about receiving Holiday Gift Assistance for the upcoming holiday season, please CLICK HERE to inform our school counselors.

This Week at KTES!

Monday: First Day of School for all "A" day students!

Tuesday: First Day of School for all "B" day students!

Wednesday: A day attendees

Thursday: B day attendees

Friday: A day attendees

***As a reminder, A days are for last names beginning with A-K, B days are last names L-Z***

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Have a FANTASTIC week!

Yours in Education,

Jocelyn R. Young, Principal

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