Welcome to JFK Elementary School
August 5, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are getting closer to the beginning of another school year! I hope you are enjoying the summer. As you begin to prepare for your child’s return to school, I would like to give you some information to help with the transition.
The first day of school this year for students is Wednesday, August 28th, while preschool begins Tuesday, September 4th. The doors at JFK will not open until 7:45 a.m. For parents who must drop off a child early because of work or school commitments, we ask that you send your child to the cafeteria (using the main lobby doors), which opens at 7:30 a.m. As students arrive at 7:45 a.m. they will go directly to their classroom where there will be supervision. Students will be allowed to settle in and spend some time getting ready for the day.
Teachers will be in their team meetings each morning and will return to their classroom at 8:00 a.m. The school day begins at 8:05 a.m.
If you are dropping off a student in the morning, you may stop briefly in the front circle, let your child out of the car and continue through the circle. You may not sit in your car or leave it unattended in the front circle at any time. If you would like to accompany your child into the building, there is a park and drop lane in the center green. Please park and walk your child into school. Additionally, if you are planning to visit school during school hours, please park in the visitors’ reserved parking area. It is the first two rows in the parking lot and not in front of school. At the end of the school day, we would ask that you either park in the parking lot or use the park and drop lane to pick up your child. The front circle will be closed at this time of day.
Once a month, the elementary school (PreK-5) will have a delayed start at 8:40 a.m. For parents who work or attend school and need childcare, your child can be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. at the cafeteria or brought to their classroom any time between 7:45 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. The dates for these delayed starts are September 18th, October 23rd, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th and May 21st.
Our goal as a school community is to establish good communication. My door is always open. Please feel free to stop by or call me with any concerns you may have. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to call your child’s teacher. If he/she does not return your call for whatever reason, please feel free to contact me and I will support you in making contact with the party you wish to speak to regarding your concern.
Everyone entering J.F.K. School after 8:15 a.m. must ring the doorbell. Once you are in the building, we ask that you sign in and get a name tag. Thank you for your help with this matter.
On Wednesday August 21st at 5:30 pm., we will be having a welcome back to school barbecue. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for you to socialize with other parents. You will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
Enjoy the rest of your summer break and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 21st for the barbecue and August 28th, our first day of school.