Kimball Hill Weekly News

First Week Back

A Message from Mrs. LaCamera

It was amazing to see so many families at Meet the Teacher today and we cannot wait to see all of our students TOMORROW (Gr 1-6) and THURSDAY (Pre-K & K). A huge thank you to our PTA for the great Welcome Back sign! Our dedicated teachers and custodians have been working tirelessly to get the classrooms ready and get our building in tip top shape.

Here are some reminders for the week!

  • Students and adults will wear a face mask which covers their mouth and nose upon entering our building. This is a state law.

  • Extra face masks will be on hand for those who need one.

  • Face masks are not required when students are outside or when they are eating their lunch.

  • 3 ft spacing in classes and lunch

  • Zones will be used during outside recess

  • Self Certification lanyards will be used for staff and students

  • Parents will need to sign their child’s self certification card daily

  • Lanyards will be sent home on first day of school

  • Shield Testing Screen Process 1x week will be available for families who would like to opt in

Morning Drop Off:

  1. During AM drop off times, the front parking lot is closed. We encourage all families to utilize our drop off procedure rather than “the park and walk in” method. Our drop off method is designed to build independence and confidence of our students, provide a safe experience and is the most efficient method for the high volume of vehicles dropping off students. If you must, you can park on School Street and students can use Door 10 by School Street for a more convenient entry. The front lot is for staff parking only. If you need to park and come inside the main office, please use street parking, following traffic laws.

  2. If you use the semi-circle in front of school to drop off, all vehicles should enter at the north end of the circle drive and exit at the south end. There will be one lane of traffic.

  3. Pull up as far as possible toward the stop sign to let out your child. Each child should get out of the car on the curb side. Parents should remain in their cars as this will help the line to flow and prevent congestion. Staff will be out front to help students get out of their cars and into the building each morning.

  4. P.M. Kindergarten will be dropped off at the front of the building, using the semi-circle. Staff will be there to receive these students and help them get to their classroom.

After School Pick Up: All vehicles using the front semi-circle should enter at the north end and exit at the south end; otherwise please feel free to use street parking, following traffic laws.

  1. Please continue to pull all the way forward to allow for a continuous, safe flow of cars.

  2. Parents will need to remain in their car when their student(s) enters the vehicle

  3. Staff will assist to ensure your child gets to your car safely

  4. Please remind your child to enter the car on the side of the school, if possible.

To avoid a bottleneck, please consider parking along School Street, South or Park. Children can then walk to the car. Please do not park on Meadows Dr. The residential side of School Street is a public street- all traffic laws do apply. Please be aware of blocking the driveways of private homes- this is prohibited. By following, congestion around the building has been avoided, and a safer environment has been created for all children.

First Day of Classes- TOMORROW (Grades 1-6)

All students in grades 1-6th begin school on Wednesday, August 18th. School hours are 8:45am-3:25pm.

All Pre-K and Kindergarten students begin on Thursday, August 19th. Full day classes are 8:45am-3:25.

AM Class: 8:45-11:20am

PM Class: 12:50-3:25pm

Lunch 11:50-12:50

Friday 8:45am-2:35pm Grades1-6

AM- 8:45am-10:55am

PM- 12:25pm-2:35pm

Lunch 11.50-12:50

Back to School Event SAVE THE DATE

Please save the date for Thursday, September 16th for our PTA sponsored Back to School event....details to follow soon.