Tuesday, August 6, 2019
In this newsletter...
The offices are back to our Traditional Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
This newsletter contains the following information:
- Admissions Information
- Message from Mr. Touchette, Director of Elementary School
- Supply List
- Dress Code
- Community News
- Fall Sports Tryouts
- New Box Tops Collection Process
- August 8 Uniform Swap and Ice Cream Social 5:00-7:00 at the 6-8 Campus
- August 13 Board of Directors Meeting
- August 16 Open House (K-8)
- August 18 Popsicles on the Playground, rising Kindergartners 3:30-5:00 on elementary playground
- August 21 First Day of School
Message from Mr. Touchette, Director of Elementary School
Dear Kestrel Heights Families,
I'm proud to be recently on-boarded as your Elementary School Director at Kestrel Heights. I look forward to working closely with you as we push our scholars to SOAR to new heights of academic achievement and character development!
While I certainly look forward to meeting with you at our Open House on August 16, I want to make an opportunity for us to get to meet informally and get to know one another. Thus, I have scheduled a "Director and Parents Welcome Coffee." Please join me on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
You can RSVP for the Wednesday 8/7 meeting here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084dacaa28a5f49-director1
This link will take you to the school supply list located on our website. Simply select the grade in the left column to view your scholars list.
This link will take you to the school dress code policy located on our website. Please read carefully and plan accordingly.
Get Ready for School
First day of School: Our first day of school for the 2019-20 school year is August 21st.
Open House: August 16th from 5:00-6:30
Parent Portal: The Powerschool Parent Portal is open and ready for you to view your scholar's schedule for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions or require assistance logging in, please contact Ms. Vargas at Vargas@kestrelheights.org for assistance.
School hours: Our school hours are: 7:50 am -3:00 pm
Students may be dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of school. Students must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after dismissal.
FERPA: In accordance with the NC State Guidelines, we are providing you with information for The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The FERPA Information is located on our website: https://kestrelheights.org/forms/
For parents of students all grades: Meningococcal Meningitis, and Influenza
For parents of students in grades 5th - 8th: HPV
For parents of students in grades 7th - 8th - Preventable Risks of Preterm Delivery
The Vaccine and Information Statement forms are located through the links below and are also available on our website.
Diabetes: If your child is diabetic, please contact Ms. Vargas for information on setting up an individual diabetic care plan for your child.
Social Media: Connect with us!
Attached you will find important forms for Fall Sports Tryouts and the 2019 - 2020 school year. Tryouts for Boy's Soccer, Co-ed Cross Country and Girl's Volleyball will be held on August 14th, 15th and 16th.
All paperwork must be completed and turned in by August 12th. Please see the attached for more information and paperwork. Forms can also be found at https://kestrelhawks.bigteams.com Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with conflicts, questions and concerns. Enjoy your summer!
Here you will find all forms necessary for Fall Sports Tryouts for the 2019-2020 school year.
Forms to be completed by a physician and signed by parents prior to tryouts.
If you still have clippings, continue to send them in and we will continue to submit them until all of them have been phased out!
YMCA Afterschool Care
- Quiet, supervised homework time
- Creative arts
- Indoor & outdoor games
- Sports & specialty clinics
- Assembly & snack time (children provide snack)
YMCA After School youth counselors receive 30 hours of staff training annually. They are responsible, knowledgeable high school and college-aged students who enjoy working with children.
2018 - 2019 Traditional and Year-Round Schools
Choose from monthly drafts or payment in full.
Financial assistance is available.
Registrations are accepted at any Durham YMCA location. Participants may begin After School the Monday after registering. Friday or weekend registrations can begin 1 week from the following Monday.
Triangle Ultimate is very excited to announce our first ever Girls Summer Camp! This camps curriculum will combine skill development and spirit of the game. Players will to learn disc skills, make new friends, build confidence and have FUN!
Please send your child with a snack, water bottle, and sunscreen!
This camp is for girls in elementary and middle school.
Date & Time:
Session I - June 24 - 28
Session II - July 8 - July 12
Session III - July 22 - July 26
Drop off is at 9 AM
Pick up is at 12 PM
Kestrel Heights Middle School.
4700 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
$125 per session. $25 discount if you are playing in Triangle Ultimate Youth Summer League. Sign up for YSL first!
All participants will receive a Frisbee, Shirt and 2019 USAU Youth Affiliate Membership.