Picture Retake Day–Nov. 14

Smile! Picture retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14.

If you are unhappy with your child’s picture and would like it retaken, send in the entire picture package with your student on retake day. Do not send the pictures to school before November 14.

If your child was absent on the original picture day, this is an opportunity to have his/her picture taken. Order forms will be in the office. You can stop by or request a form be sent home with your child.

Please call the office if you have any questions at 330-676-8300.

Aug/Sept Newsletter

Click to see the  compilation of the end-of-year performance data for the K-5 students receiving federally funded, supplemental services during the 2017 – 2018 school year
EOY Performance Report

Dear Walls Family,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! 

We are thrilled to have your child as a part of our Walls Family.  Soon, our routines will be well established.  It is so exciting to see the learning that is already taking place!  By now you have received information from your child’s teacher in the form of REMIND, Class Dojo, or a home/school newsletter.  Please remember to check
OFTEN for updates and reminders about daily activities, homework, and special events. 

Many times, kids are exhausted when they arrive home from school (especially at the beginning).  Giving them some down time before “diving in” to homework is
always a great idea.  Additionally, rather than asking, “How was school?” I encourage you to ask more specific questions and engage them in reflecting on their day.  This is a great way to jog their memory and help them recall new things they may have learned!

As parents, there are a few things you need to know about the “to and from school” process. 

HELPFUL REMINDERS ABOUT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL:

ARRIVAL TIME IS 8:30 for car riders and walkers.  At this time, supervision is available.

DISMISSAL TIME IS 3:22 for car riders and walkers, and 3:25 for bus riders.  PLEASE BE PROMPT IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL.

CHANGES TO YOUR DAILY ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL ROUTINE SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE SCHOOL SECRETARY BY 2:45.  It is difficult to make changes once students are being dismissed from classrooms, and we want to make sure everyone gets home safely and to a supervised location. 

As a parent, I understand how expensive back-to-school time can be.  Please let us know if your child is in need of any items such as a backpack, lunchbox, school supplies, or clothing items.  Along the same line, our lost and found is QUICKLY filling up with new items.  We suggest that you
LABEL EVERYTHING including coats, hats, bags, etc. with your child’s name so that we can help you (and the kids) keep track of things.  Thank you for your help with this!

Thank you for sharing your child with our school family.  I look forward to getting to know you all, and celebrating your child’s success, within our “WALLS.” 

Have a great year!

Sincerely,

Heidi B. Singer
Principal, Walls Elementary School
330-676-8300

Click to see a PDF version of the newsletter: Aug-Sept 2018 Newsletter

EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION

The safety of our students is of utmost importance, and keeping you informed is critical when an emergency arises.  Kent City Schools has upgraded to a forms system that allows parents to sign all school forms including emergency medical information on-line.  The District requires that ALL
families utilize this on-line system. If you do not have access to a computer or do not have an email
account, please call the office at 330-676-8300.

This system will allow you to update your child’s information every year without having to fill out new forms or retype everything. If you have more than one student, you can update them all at once.

To access the site, please visit www.kentschools-oh.finalforms.net and create a parent account. If you have any problems or questions, please call the office. Currently 50 percent of our families have completed this process.

SCHOOL FEE WAIVERS

The following policy is in place at Kent City School District:

  • Students who apply and qualify for free lunch or breakfast under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program are eligible for a 100 percent waiver of fees (no cost).
  • Student in grades PreK-8 who apply and qualify for reduced price lunch or breakfast under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program are eligible for an 80 percent waiver of fees (cost is 20 percent of total, i.e. fee is $23.00 then you pay $4.60).

This policy includes only the regular instructional fees, not extra fees for field trips or other activities. In addition, the policy does not apply to any fees still owed from previous years.

Be sure to sign your Free Lunch application in the center section or call the office or stop by to pick up a fee waiver form.  If you received a direct certified letter, you MUST sign the waiver to have fees waived.

Please call the office if you have any questions

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900 Doramor St.
Kent OH 44240
330-676-8300