East Meadows Elementary

WELCOME TO EAST MEADOWS! Here's everything you need to know about FULL and HALF DAY KINDERGARTEN

We couldn't be more thrilled that we are able to offer ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN this year and are also happy that parents still have the option for half-day if that works better for your family. Our numbers are looking great and we have been able to accommodate everyone based on their preferences.

We know that you may have a lot of questions so I wanted to send out a little bulletin to help guide you as we begin this new school year. Please read through this Q & A and let us know if you have additional questions.

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year in 2023-2024!

When does school start for my kindergarten child? What are the hours?

The first day of Kindergarten is Wednesday, August 23rd, which is one week later than the other children start. This is so that our teachers will have time to meet with every child individually and assess their needs for the year.

Once your teacher has been assigned, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for a time to bring your child in for their assessment between August 16th - 22nd. This is for ALL Kindergarten students, both full and half day.

Full Day Kindergarten Hours:

Monday: 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM (we have early out every Monday for teacher collaboration)

Tuesday - Friday: 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Half-Day Kindergarten Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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Where is the drop off zone at East Meadows? What door will be open?

For safety reasons, all doors around the school are locked throughout the day except the front entrance to the school, near the flagpole. All students need to enter through the front doors.

On the first day of school, parents are welcome to come inside and walk your child to class so that you can take pictures and help them get settled.

After the first day, all parents will be required to check in at the front office and obtain clearance through the security doors in order to walk down to the classroom. We plan to have staff in the hall helping our kindergarten students to find their way through the school and to their class during the first few weeks of school.

What will breakfast and lunch look like for my kindergartener?

ALL students, both full and half-day are welcome to eat breakfast at school. We begin serving breakfast at 8:15 AM. Please note that there is a charge associated for eating school meals (see below). Please send your child early enough to have time to eat their breakfast. All students are asked to head to class starting at 8:40 am.

Lunch is available for students enrolled in Full Day Kindergarten. Students will eat lunch at 11:30 pm and enjoy a 15 minute recess afterward where they will be well supervised and play in an area with our 1st grade students. Half day students will not be eating lunch at school as they dismiss at 11:15 am. Please contact Mrs. Jordan directly if you have a special circumstance that needs to be considered.

You can prepay for school meals by logging in to your iCampus account. Click here for directions. You can also send a check or cash with your child to school. Please place it in a sealed envelope with your child's name, grade and teacher name written on the outside. Students may bring it to the front office or to the lunchroom directly in the morning.

We invite you to apply for free or reduced lunch if payment for school meals is difficult for your family. Click here to visit the district website to start your application.

Monthly/Daily Menus are available online. Click here to view school meals for August


Breakfast $1.50 a day

Lunch $2.00 a day

Milk or Juice Only: .50 cents per item

When will we know our child's teacher? Can we visit the school ahead of time?

All parents will be able to view their child's teacher beginning on Monday, August 7th. You will need to log in to your iCampus account and click on "Schedule".


You are invited to come visit the school on our Open House day which will be Tuesday, August 15th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. You can tour the school, find your classroom, meet your teacher and visit our PTA tables at the front of the school if you'd like to join PTA or order school shirts.

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What days will my child be in school? Is there a calendar?

Nebo School District has a published calendar that shows all the days we are in school along with holidays and breaks. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DISTRICT CALENDARS PAGE. Scroll down to "Printable Calendars" and choose the 2023-2024 calendar which will show you what days students are and are not in school.

We also have printed magnets available at the school that show all the dates including SEP Conferences and Picture Days. Those will be available at our Open House on the 15th.

What does my child need to bring to school?

The only thing your child will need to bring is a backpack (and a lunchbox or bag if you are sending a home lunch for those who are full day).

All materials and school supplies are provided for your child. We do ask that each parent pay a $25 donation fee at the beginning of the year, which can be done in your iCampus account under the "Fees" tab. This covers all supplies, field trips, activities and class parties for your child for the entire year.

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What will the Full Day Kindergarten schedule look like?

District teams have been working all summer to create a daily schedule for Full Day Kindergarten that will be fun, engaging and appropriate for students.

  • Mornings will be filled with reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Children will attend a different specialty class 30 minutes each day (library, P.E., music, computers or art)
  • Afternoons will be filled with exploratory activities that are linked to science and social concepts as well as time for creative play and social interaction.
  • Student will be given recess time and additional breaks throughout the day.

We understand that young children may grow tired and will take some time to adjust to a new schedule of attending school for more than 6 hours a day. Our teachers have been planning and preparing ways to support students through this new adventure of all day school.

Is there any other information available about East Meadows Elementary? How can I stay up-to-date on what's happening at the school?


Please visit our website often and be sure to follow us on Instagram (@emmustangpride) and Facebook (East Meadows Mustangs).

Always keep your contact information updated in iCampus so that you will receive emails and text messages about upcoming events.

Parents will receive a monthly newsletter called the MUSTANG MEMO digitally via email the first week of each month. This newsletter will also publish on our website and Facebook.

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