Kaplan Elementary School

August 2022

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First Days of School

The first day of school for 1st-4th grade is August 11th. The first day for PreK and K girls is August 16th. The first day of school for PreK and K boys is August 17th. All PreK and K students will attend on the 18th. We look forward to seeing our Little Pirates!
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Admin session canceled!

In lieu of the admin session that was previously scheduled, please review the presentation attached below. During your scheduled date and time for your child's grade level, you can report to your child's class. We will have rosters posted so that you will know your child's teacher for the 22-23 school year.
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KES Spirit Shirts

Spirit shirts purchased at the end of last school year will be handed out at Meet & Greet. An order form will go home within the first week of school for those that were not able to purchase last school year. We will not have spirit shirts for sale at Meet & Greet.

PreK & K Testing and Orientation

PreK & K testing is scheduled for August 11th, 12th and 15th. Your child's teacher has sent a letter informing you of a testing time for your child on one of these days. If you have not received a phone call or a letter that gives your information about testing, please call the front office so we can pass a message to the PreK or Kindergarten teachers.

PreK & K Orientation will take place on August 11th at 5:30. This is a time for administration and teachers to share information with parents about KES.

First Day Lanyards and Tags

Each child PreK - 4th grade will get a lanyard with a tag at Meet & Greet. These lanyards should be worn the first three days of school. Bus riders will also have a tag placed on their backpacks to help with the dismissal process.

School Supplies

We ask that you make every effort to bring school supplies for Meet and Greet. This gives teachers the opportunity to sort through supplies and be ready to teach on the first day of school. If you are not able to make it to Meet and Greet and have to send your child with supplies on the first day of school, please only send what your child can carry. It is okay if it takes more than one day for your child to bring all supplies. Students do wash their hands upon entering the school and collect a breakfast. This is difficult to do with a hand full of supplies. We greatly appreciate your help with this situation.

Attendance Matters

Students will be held accountable for being present at school. In order to participate in our first PBIS event, students can not have more than 2 unexcused absences. Please make every effort to get your child to school on time each day.
Parent Survey

We are always interested in improving and doing what is best for our students. Please feel free to complete the survey above.


We highly encourage all students to bring a water bottle with water from home daily. Water fountains will be turned on and sanitized often throughout the day. We do have water bottle refill stations to refill water bottles. We will also limit the times when students can use the water fountains to ensure proper cleaning. Students bringing water bottles from home daily would greatly help in this matter!
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Arrival and Dismissal

School opens at 7:30. We will begin the car rider line at this time. Instruction begins promptly at 8:10. It is important that students be dropped off in a timely fashion to allow for breakfast before instructional times begins. We ask that if you are dropping your child off, you plan to arrive before 8:00. If you arrive after 8:10 with your child, you will have to come in with your child to sign them in and they will be tardy.

Dismissal will begin at 3:17 for buses. The car rider line will begin moving at 3:24.

Car Rider Tags

If your child is a car rider, please use the car rider tag that was given at Meet and Greet. This should be attached to your visor in your car. We will be using student names for the car rider line this year. If you are picking up multiple students, you can write the names of other students on one of the tags to allow for fewer papers to have to attach to your visor.
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Student Handbooks and Beginning of School Paperwork

Student handbooks will be available to view online. There is also a link below for your reference. There will be acknowledgement forms sent home on the first day of school. Please make every effort to sign all necessary forms and send them back with your child the next day. Emergency cards and demographic sheets will be completed at Meet and Greet. If you are not able to attend Meet and Greet these will be sent home on the first day of school with acknowledgement forms. These are very important. They ensure that we are able to contact someone if there is an emergency.

T-shirt for Technology

For a $1 donation, students can wear a t-shirt on Tuesday with their uniform bottom. The money collected from this fundraiser will be used to purchase technology for classrooms.

T-shirts with emblems and/or insignias that promote profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gang, wrestling related symbols, or hate type slogans, etc. are prohibited.

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$1 Jeans or Athletic shorts/pants

Students will be allowed to wear blue jean or athletic shorts/pants for $1 with spirit shirts or uniform shirts on Fridays. Jeans and/or athletic shorts must comply with school board policy. See student handbook for details. Spirit shirts must be from KES. It can be the spirit shirt from this year or past years.

Proceeds will help provide funds for instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for staff and students and other expenditures, which are not funded through other sources.