Kaplan Elementary School

August 2021

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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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Meet & Greet

Meet and Greet for PreK - 4th grade will take place August 9th. To ensure the safety of all faculty, staff, parents and students we will stagger the times by last name. If your child's last name begins with A-L, you will attend from 5:30-6:15. If your child's last name begins with M-Z, you will attend Meet and Greet from 6:15-7:00. Face masks are mandatory for everyone 5 years old and older.

This will be a time for you to drop off school supplies, get bus information and meet your child's teacher. You will also be able to complete some of the beginning of the year paperwork at this time. We do have a limited number of spirit shirts that will be available for purchase at the event. If you are not able to purchase a shirt at Meet and Greet, order forms will go home the first day of school and we will be placing another order.

Also, Kona Ice will be at Meet and Greet. A portion of the proceeds collected will be donated to KES technology fund.

We look forward to seeing our Little Pirates!

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PreK Testing and Orientation

PreK testing is scheduled for August 11th-13th. 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 teachers.

PreK Orientation will take place on August 12th at 5:30. Students do not attend this event. This is a time for administration and teachers to share information with parents about KES.

Kindergarten Testing

Kindergarten testing will take place August 11th-13th. Letters were sent home to inform parents of testing date and time. If you did not receive a letter or a phone call for your child, please call the front office. If you were not able to bring school supplies for your Kindergartener for Meet and Greet, you can drop them off at this time.

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Chicken Smackers

Cheesy Potatoes

Buttered Corn

Dinner Roll

Fresh Apples Milk Choice

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sausage Potato Stew

Dinner Roll

Strawberry & Peaches

Milk Choice

Friday, August 13, 2021

Crunchy Meat and Cheese Tacos

Fiesta Beans

Mandarin Oranges

Milk Choice

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.


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. Water fountains will be used to refill water bottles. They will not be used for drinking. 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

We will dismiss car riders from the gym similar to last year. 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.

Safety First

Face coverings are required for K-12th grade on the bus. Face coverings are mandatory for children 5 and up indoors.

We will make every effort to social distance. Students will be required to wash their hands often and use hand sanitizer throughout the school day. Water fountains will be on if needed but only to refill water bottles.

If your child is running fever or not feeling well, we ask that you keep them home and monitor their symptoms or bring them to get tested. If your child is running fever or showing symptoms, we will require someone to pick them up at school and quarantine the student for the appropriate number of days.

The safety of our teachers and students in our number one concern and we appreciate your help in this matter.