Crosby Times

September 2021

September Theme of the Month is: Friendship

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September at a Glance

September 6 - Labor Day - No School

September 7 - Rosh Hashana - No School

September 8 - First Day of School! We can't wait!

September 14 - BOE Meeting 7pm

September 16 - Yom Kippur - No School

September 21 - Virtual Back to School Night 6pm

September 28 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm on Zoom

September 30 - Fall School Picture Day

A Letter from the Principal

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

The summer at Crosby School has been very busy. The days seemed to pass by at a record rate of speed. Our teachers have been working hard in preparing their classrooms and lesson plans that promise to make for another exciting year of teaching and learning here at Crosby. The custodial staff works all summer to clean, re-organize and make repairs as needed. The evidence of their hard work can be seen in every hallway & classroom.

Please be assured that your child will be safe and happy while at school. We will follow the Covid protocols established by the Kingston City School District that can be found on the district website. Students will be kept in cohorts, socially distanced, and masked throughout the day. Of course, teachers will provide frequent mask breaks throughout the day.

The school’s main office is the “hub” of the school. Our office manager, Mrs. Arnold, works tirelessly to be sure that everything is organized and in place to ensure a safe and smooth opening of school. The office can use your help especially if family circumstances have changed. The three topics that are very important to communicate with the school include transportation, residency, and custody. Some families move over the summer and child care plans change. Early communication with the school will minimize confusion in the opening days. Parents are also reminded to keep the nurse informed of illness, medications, allergies, or any special conditions that could impact your child’s school day.

We will continue to follow a six day schedule. The cycle day and other helpful information is identified on the district website at Teachers will communicate the classroom schedules regarding special area classes, snack, recess, and lunch.

The Crosby PTO meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. The first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th. Parent membership in the PTO is encouraged. The PTO supports most of the activities in the school.

The Crosby Times is the monthly newsletter from the school. It is emailed to families at the beginning of each month. Paper copies are available. It includes lunch menus, calendar items, notices from the PTO, requests for volunteers, and other items of interest for parents. It’s a great resource!

I look forward to a wonderful school year!


Kathleen Sickles


Arrival and Dismissal Information

If you are driving your child to school: Enter the parking lot from the Fairdale Avenue entrance. Drive your car to the side door, where staff will assist in getting your child out of the car. Please remain in your car and depart once your child is out of your vehicle. We anticipate many parents driving their children to school the week of school.

Students can enter the building beginning at 8:45am.

A "Grab and Go" Breakfast will be available at no cost to students who are interested.

Dismissal for car riders and walker will begin at 2:50pm.

Buses will begin dismissing at 3pm.

Please be mindful that there will likely be delays during the first weeks of school, both in the morning and afternoon bus runs. This is normal. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Important Information

Students will bring home a few important documents in the first week of school. Please look for the following items:

Parents are asked to review the information that is sent from the school and take the necessary action. The blue Emergency card must be returned to school as soon as possible. The pre-printed card identifies all the information that is on file for your child. Please review the card, make necessary changes, sign the card and return it to school with your child. Please note that the school must have a working phone number on file for your child. In the event of an emergency, the school must be able to speak with a guardian or emergency contact.

The Crosby Handbook and the District Policy Book have important information related to school procedures and district policies. It is good practice for parents to discuss school rules and procedures with their children. Please keep all school documents in a location that can be easily accessed for quick reference.

When should I keep my child home from school? Click to download:

Complete Screening Daily

Check your email for the link & complete a Covid screening questionnaire each day your child attends school.

A separate screening must be completed for each child who attends KCSD. This is very important.

School Picture Day

Fall school pictures will be taken on Thursday, 9/30. Look for more information in your child's backpack about purchasing student portraits.

Back to School Night is Coming Up!

Tuesday, September 21st is our Back to School Night!

It will be VIRTUAL again this year via Teams. More information is coming.

kcsd yearly calendar

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Click Link Below to Download KCSD Calendar

September Breakfast Menu

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September Lunch Menu

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BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS: For more information and to register:

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