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7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session
John Jay High School, Library
District Office, Conference Room
District Office, Conference Room
Dear KES Families,
Welcome to the new school year!!! We hope you have enjoyed your summer days spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new places, and engaging in some of your favorite activities. It is hard to believe that the 2018-2019 school year is right around the corner! Our office staff and custodial crew continue to work diligently to ensure our building is ready to welcome our students.
The first full day of school for all students, K-5, is Wednesday, September 5th. School hours are 9:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 28th, we will be welcoming our new families at both the Kindergarten Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and our New Family Orientation at 1:00 p.m.
Bus Transportation: Information about your child’s morning and afternoon bus stops will be posted to your Parent Portal account on Infinite Campus during the week of August 27th. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department directly at 763-7234.
Class Placement: Each year, in order to create balanced classes, a significant amount of time and attention is given to class placement for all children. We appreciate your support of the decisions made by the team of teachers and administration regarding your child’s class placement. If you have submitted the necessary forms, your child’s teacher assignment will be posted to your Parent Portal account in Infinite Campus during the week of August 27th. If the required emergency and medical information is not completed, your child’s placement will become available only after you submit the information and it is processed.
Accessing Infinite Campus Parent Portal Accounts: To access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account click on the following link: https://icampus.klschools.org/campus/portal/katonah.jsp. If you have not established an account and/or need assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-7095.
KES Family Handbook: A common understanding of the school’s practices, policies and procedures is helpful to ensure clear and consistent expectations. The KES Family Handbook can be found on our school website, kes.klschools.org, under the ‘Parent’ tab. We encourage you to review the handbook and use it as a resource of general information throughout the year.
School Supplies: School supply lists for each grade level are listed on our school website, kes.klschools.org, under QUICK LINKS. You need to click on ‘SHOW MORE’ because it is the last link listed.
August Mailing: Sometime within the next day or two, you will receive an envelope in the mail with the following material:
Please read the “Arrival and Dismissal Procedures” letter for information about how to complete, and when to return, the KES Daily Dismissal Plan.
1st Day of School: Arrival on the first day of school at KES is a wonderfully festive and exciting experience at KES. There is a long standing tradition of students meeting their teachers on the Plaza/Playground between 9:08 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Classroom teachers will be there holding up signs with their names while other staff members assist and escort students from the buses/cars to their teacher. Teachers then lead their classes to their classroom, which eliminates the need for students to find their own way.
If there is rain during arrival on Wednesday, September 5th, all students will meet their teachers in the Gymnasium.
1st Week of School:
Save the Dates:
Friday, September 14th PTO Welcome Back Picnic 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 20th Curriculum Night for Parents/Guardians ONLY- Kindergarten, 1 and 2
Monday, September 24th Curriculum Night for Parents/Guardians ONLY- 3, 4 and 5
Curriculum Nights: These evenings are an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more specifically about the district and building commitments and initiatives for the upcoming school year.
This year, we will have a new format. At 7:00 p.m., parents/caregivers report directly to their child’s classroom for a special edition of “Good Evening, KES” presented by the administration and PTO Co-Presidents, Eileen Sullivan and Samantha Holcman.
Immediately following, the classroom teacher will present their grade level curriculum and share classroom routines and expectations (i.e., snack, birthdays, homework, etc.) We anticipate the program will end around 8:00 p.m.
Parent who have children in a Special Education Collaborative program with either Ms. Gill, Mr. Lewis or Mrs. Hirsch or receive ENL services with Ms. DiMarco, are invited to school at 6:30 p.m. in order to meet with these teachers.
Please feel free to contact the office staff or us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming the students on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:15 a.m. and we anticipate a terrific year of growing and learning together! Enjoy the remaining days of summer!