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Kindergarten First Day of School Information

Arrival procedures

We wanted to take a moment to share our arrival procedures with you. They do look different this year due to the Safely Reopen and social distancing guidelines. This is a momentous day in a child's life and we want it to be a positive experience. Our normal first day procedures would have allowed you to walk your child to the classroom. Due to the pandemic, we will NOT be able to do this. We have some other options that we would like to share with you. Drop off will begin at 7:45-8:10. We would like all students in class ready to start by 8:15 a.m.


Car Line-

You can drop your child off in the car line. We will have staff members available to walk them down to the classroom.


Kinder Pod dropoff-

You can park and walk your child to the kinder pod door. There is a gate in the front and the back of the building that you can enter and follow the side walk to the pod door. The kinder pod is located on the side of the building opposite of the new playground. You can park in the front/side parking and walk through the front gate or in the gym parking and go through the back gate. We will have staff members available to walk them from the pod door to the classroom.


Bus/daycare-

If your child rides the bus or daycare van, they will be dropped off by the gym and will be escorted to class by staff members.


We know this might be different than you envisioned but these options are the safest for our students and staff.


Starting day 2, all car riders will need to be dropped off in car rider line on the side of the building. You will not be able to walk them to the kinder pod.

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Dismissal

Please make sure your child's teacher knows how your child will get home. This is very important! We ask that all changes be made in writing. You are welcome to call the front office to make sure they got the note. We know that sometimes students may forget to get the note out or the teacher may not see it in the folder.


If your child is a car rider- we ask that students enter and exit the car from the passenger side. Please do not get out of your car. We will assist in getting the student out of the car. In the afternoon, you can pull into the parking lot to buckle your child if you need to. We ask that you do not do it in the car line as it holds up dismissal.


Please pay attention to the dismissal map below. It contains information about walker dismissal .

Family Reminders from the District

Family Reminders


  1. All parents/guardians are required to conduct a COVID-19 self-health assessment prior to sending their children to school every day. Click here for the health assessment.
  2. If a child has one or more symptoms, he/she must stay home.
  3. Parents are asked to self-report symptoms by logging into Skyward Family Access and complete the form on the home screen. This will notify the school that the child will be absent and give the school nurse information to follow-up.
  4. Make sure your child has a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. If you need an accommodation, please contact the school principal.
  5. Pack a water bottle since water fountains will not be accessible. Refillable water stations will be available.
  6. Consider packing a lunch for the first week.

Child Nutrition Back to School Information

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria in the morning. Students have the option to eat breakfast every day. Our bus/daycare students are dropped off in the gym and have the option of going to the cafeteria for breakfast. Our car riders can also come in and go straight to the cafeteria for breakfast. Please talk with your child about whether they need to eat breakfast or not. When we ask them if they need to eat breakfast, they almost always say yes-even if they had breakfast at home :0) Many parents wonder why their lunch accounts run out of money so fast and it is usually due to the fact that they are also eating breakfast.

Lunch/Snack

Please consider sending your child with a lunch the first few days of school. This will make the transition to the cafeteria easier for your child. Please try to make sure that they can open most of the containers/packages in their lunch box. We will have helpers but we want them to be as independent as possible. They will be able to go through the lunch line if you prefer. Please take time to set up their lunch account online and make sure they money available for lunch. I am sure your child's teacher shared that they will need to bring a snack everyday also.

Bus information

If your child is going to ride the bus, you can log into skyward to find the bus stop/time for morning and afternoon. Please be sure to be out a little early until the routes get "settled". The times could change a little when the other grade levels start riding the bus on Sept. 14th.

Daycare

If your child will be going home by daycare, you may want to reach out to them and make sure they are aware that your child will need to be picked up. Our start schedule is confusing and daycare's may forget about kinder starting two weeks early.

Masks

The district is requiring all students to wear face masks while social distancing measures are in place. They will need to cover your child's nose and mouth. We suggest you practice wearing a mask at home for short periods of time to help your child adjust and to make sure they fit appropriately. We recommend labeling your child's mask also. Another good idea is to have 5 masks so they have a clean mask everyday. We will have a limited supply of masks available in case students forget a mask or lose it during the day.

Water Bottles

Please make sure your child has a large, NON-SPILL water bottle that your child can open by themselves. Your child will have the opportunity to refill the bottle during day from the classroom sink or you can send an extra plastic water bottle in their backpack.

Social Distancing

Students will be practicing social distancing throughout the school day. Have your child practice respecting personal boundaries of others and maintaining their own personal space. Have them visualize themselves inside a hula hoop.

Each student will receive a sign that will be used for a Back to School Photo!

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Normal School Hours-7:55-3:25 pm. Tardy bell rings at 8:10-Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

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