Back to School Updates

from Longbranch Elementary

Students' First Day: August 16th

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Year eight will be the year of #LonghornsCAN. Our teachers are focusing on empowering instruction this year, giving students more control over their learning with strategic coaching, and raising the bar for every student at our school. Whenever you catch something fabulous showing the power of empowering students to lead their own learning, showing the habits at home, or showing the incredible impact the Longhorns have on our community, share it on social media with the hashtag #LonghornsCAN.


You may have received your back to school postcard by now.

Yellow = you will not have a porch pop in. You will receive a letter from your child's teacher. It will be mailed on July 24th.
Blue = you will receive a porch pop in. If you'd rather not partake, call the office and we'll inform the teacher. 384-4500.
KinderCamp= kinders receive this postcard mailed on July 24th.

KinderCamp and KinderCollege: Aug. 1st & 2nd

Kindergarten students and parents are invited to KinderCamp and KinderCollege on August 1st or 2nd. Kiddos will go to classrooms with teachers and paraeducators and parents will be with our in-house Leader in Me trainers to learn more about our full school model.

AM Classes: August 1st at 6pm
PM Classes: August 2nd at 6pm

Meet the Teacher Night: August 9th

We welcome ALL of the Longhorns back to school on August 9th for Meet the Teacher Night. Some of you may meet your teacher at your porch pop in, but we still want you to come out to school, check out your new classroom, and complete some of your back to school "stuff" before the year starts and see what we've done with the place!

4pm: AM kindergarten

5pm: PM kindergarten and 5th Grade

6pm: Grades 1 and 4

7pm: Grades 2 and 3

Mrs. Kegley

We are very excited for Mrs. Kegley, our media specialist. This summer she interviewed among many people and was selected as the instructional coach at North Pointe Elementary in Hebron. This means she will be leaving us. She'll be back to hug her Longhorns goodbye at Meet the Teacher Night and you'll get to meet our new librarian that night too!!

Free Tees!!

Don't forget to stop by the t-shirt tables in the lobby on Meet the Teacher Night. They're 100% absolutely free for students. #longhornpride #iLeadatLongbranch #LonghornsCAN

Lunch Fee Deposits

Payable by:
Cash (in envelope with your child's first and last name and homeroom teacher's name)
Check payable to Longbranch Cafeteria
Online here:

Transportation/Bus Routes/Pickup and Dropoff Times

All routes are expected to be ready on July 24th. We are dismissing morning buses into the building 15 minutes earlier this year (8:15am) to allow kids plenty of time for breakfast before the day begins. Most routes will be moved to an earlier pickup time as a result. Additionally, bus numbers for many kids will change due to the purchase of several new buses for our routes.

I'll send out a link to check bus info when the site is up and running.

School Supplies and Kits

The school supply list is on our website and was sent to all area stores on July 1st. If you ordered a kit, it will be waiting for you in your classroom. If you want to bring in your supplies on August 9th, you absolutely can.

School Fees

$70 for grades 3-5 and $65 for grades K-2 (no agenda fee)

Payable by
  • Cash
  • Check payable to Longbranch Elementary
  • Online here: Coming soon.

Why fees? The fee includes a technology fee, a unified arts fee, a workbook fee, an agenda fee, and a general fee that is deposited in the grade level's account to be used for things such as construction paper, graph paper, markers, crayons, laminating film, etc. throughout the year.

Parent Handbook and School Policies

Click here to navigate to the school website. Handbook/FAQ and Policies are both listed under the Parent section. These are helpful to read before the first day of school.

PS: Mrs. Bowles is updating the handbook today (July 17th).
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Help Wanted

Does anyone know how to make the 100 chart below? We're wanting to make one for the kids and we need some guidance.
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