King's Elementary School FAQs!

SCHOOL DAY

What time does school begin?

School begins at 8:15 a.m. for Pre-K through Grade 6. Children can be dropped off any time after 7:55 a.m. Students need to be in their classrooms no later than 8:10 a.m. so they are ready to begin class at 8:15 a.m.

Tardiness and attendance?

Children are expected to be present in school regularly.

There is no substitute for your child being in class, on time with his/her teacher. Punctuality is important for students to begin the learning day on a positive note. It is good training; the child does not miss the beginning of a lesson; it saves the student the embarrassment of entering the class late and the class is not distracted by late arrivals.

What time does school end?

Pre-K is dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  All other classes are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. daily. On half-days school is out at 12:30 p.m.

LUNCH

Does King's offer hot lunch?

A contracted food service provides nutritious meals every day to our students. Our goal continues to be to keep the children nourished and educated about how the foods we eat impact our bodies, minds and energy every day.

Do I need to send money to school with my children?

It is not necessary to send money to school for lunches. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com to set up a lunch account for your student.

May I join my children for lunch?

Parents, grandparents and/or friends are always welcome to join the children for lunch. We ask that you sign in the office as a visitor before going into the cafeteria. If you would like hot lunch please place your order by 8:45 a.m.

Do I need to order lunch ahead of time if my child/ren is going to be late?

If you know that your child is going to be coming into school late and will need a lunch, please call the school by 8:45 a.m. The lunch room needs to have an accurate lunch count by 9:00 a.m. in order to be sure your student is in the lunch count.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

What are drop-off and pick-up times?

Unless students are enrolled in KKC, students may not arrive on school grounds before 7:55 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m.

Where do I drop off my child in the mornings?

There are three drop-off locations at the elementary school depending on your child's grade level.

Lot A: Bus Students
At the south end of the building there is a bus circle drop off for buses only. There is no parent access.

Lot B: PreK and K
Carpool is located at the southeast side of the building on Dayton Ave. North

Lot C: Grades 1 - 6
The location for 1-6 grade students is located on the northeast side of the building on Dayton Ave. North

In an effort to ensure the safety of students, parents are requested to adhere to all guidelines and directions of traffic flow when dropping off and picking up students. We ask you use the carpool of your youngest student. Follow map instructions exactly, please!

Do I pick up my child in the same place?

Yes, please use the same carpool location that you use in the morning with the exception of Pre-K students. Again, we ask that you use the carpool of your youngest student and have your older child/ren meet you in that location.

What if I need to change the normal pick up for my child?

Please call the office no later than 2:15 p.m. to let the staff know if there is a change in your child's daily schedule. We will notify the teacher and be sure that the information is given to your child.

How do I find out about carpooling with other families in my area?

King's now has a new free online carpool matching tool available for parents. CarpooltoSchool.com enables families to search for and connect with carpool partners, and manage their carpool schedule in a secure online environment. Only families who choose to participate in the program will appear in the carpool database. Access requests will only be granted to families enrolled at King's, so families are assured that they are connecting with other school families.

ACADEMIC MATTERS

What are the curricular offerings?

Inspiration begins in the elementary school with an emphasis on 21st Century learning with the latest instructional models in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, reading, writing, spelling, language, movement and fine arts. Each content area is taught through the lens of Biblical Truth and through the nurturing spirit of highly qualified teachers.

Discovery Fridays present students with unique opportunities of elective offerings that teach students to inquire, think critically and creatively to analyze and reflect, and to solve real life problems. Students discover their God given abilities and talents in not only academic areas but also in areas of leadership, service, music, the arts and athletics.

King's Kids become confident, self-directed learners, ready to solve any challenge set before them.

Do elementary students have homework?

Elementary students are given time to complete daily assignments in class as much as is possible allowing time for family, church, and community related activities. However, work not completed in class becomes homework and is the responsibility of the student to complete prior to the date due. Generally, weekend assignments are not given for elementary students.

Elementary students are expected to practice their Bible memory verse, spelling words, and math facts/EDUSS (Grades 4-6) at home. Students are also required to regularly participate in the outside reading program. Intermediate students are expected to study for tests, are required to do research and work on long term projects. Parents should contact their student's teacher if their child regularly has more than one hour of homework each night.

What are the guidelines for late work?

  • Each grade level works out an age appropriate system for dealing with late work.
  • Students may be retained for recess or after school for late or missing work.
  • Missing work notices may be sent home and parent conferences scheduled.
  • Unexcused late work may not receive full credit.
  • Continued, unexcused late work is reported to the principal. The student may be called in for consultation with the parents.
  • Excused late work may result in a grade of incomplete (I) on the report card and must be completed by date agreed upon by parents and teacher or will result in "F".

How are students evaluated or graded?

Pre-Kindergarten students are screened with a readiness assessment for Kindergarten in the spring. Kindergarten students are evaluated each semester. All students in grades 1-6 are evaluated on a quarterly basis. Students in grades K-2 do not receive letter grades. Grade 3 students receive a combination evaluation with letter grades in reading, mathematics, and spelling. Students in grades 4-6 receive a letter grade in all academic areas.

Grades are primarily based upon daily work and test scores. In general, grades follow this pattern:

  • 90 100% = A
  • 80 89% = B
  • 70 79% = C
  • 60 69% = D
  • below 60% = F.

Students who receive lower than a "C" average are placed on probation.