Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! The Keyport Central School will be opening this September with some exciting additions and upgrades. Students have plenty to look forward to upon their return.
First of all, KCS will contain a state-of-the-art media center. The library has been transformed to include a full technology lab, sitting area and updated shelving and furniture. Students will find it to be a warm, inviting, yet highly functional atmosphere.
Additionally, our district is installing a modern playground that is sure to excite any child. Few things are as appealing to children as fresh, new playgrounds to explore and conquer.
The students will also arrive to contemporary bathrooms. They have been completely refurbished with new tiling, sinks, stalls, toilets and urinals.
Also, the school has been fitted with new security cameras. Since safety is always a priority, we can now monitor the doors, hallways and outside fields and grounds.
In addition to the building and grounds, there is also an exciting new class. Keyport Central School will be offering a new Experimental Science class to our students in grades 1 to 8. This special class is designed to have students explore the beauties of science in a hands-on manner. We think it will be a big hit with the kids.
The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Both September 3rd and 4th will be early dismissal days for students. On these days, school will begin at 8:30am and end at 12:37 pm. Our first full day is Friday, September 5, 2014, and the hours will be 8:30am until 2:49pm. Back to School Night will be held on September 16th for grades Pre-K-8. More information regarding this night will follow.
Student safety continues to be a priority at KCS. Hallways are limited to students and teachers during the school day. All visitors must continue to report to the main office upon entering the building without exception. Also, parents visiting the building from 8:35am to 4:00pm must enter through the Broad Street entrance. This will allow us to ensure the security of all students.
All students in grades pre-K to first grade should be dropped off at the Broad Street entrance each day (K and pre-K parents must read the attached letter about arrival on September 3rd). Parents will be handing their children off at the door and will not be able to enter the building. The classroom teachers will pick them up in the cafeteria each morning. Students in grades 2-8 will be picked up from the gym every day. Parents should drop these students off at the Division Street and Union Street entrance each morning. As always, any student may eat breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:00am-8:25am each morning. All students eating breakfast, regardless of grade level, must remain in the cafeteria until 8:30am.
Students in kindergarten will be dismissed from their individual classroom doors leading to the outside. Mrs. Kernan’s and Miss Hamel’s first grade students will be dismissed from the Broad Street entrance. Mrs. Perri and Mrs. Krause’s first grade students will be dismissed from the playground doors. Second grade will be dismissed from the doors near the courtyard. Grade three will be dismissed from the Division Street and Union Street entrance. Fourth and fifth grade will be dismissed from the first aid exit. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade will exit through the Division and Union Street doors. Attached to this letter is a “Request for Supervision at Dismissal from School” form. Please return this on the first day of school with the names of any other people who will be allowed to pick up your child.
Once again, we will be on a rotating schedule for all specials. This will allow all classes to receive all areas of special instruction. Each day corresponds to a letter A thru F. The letter of the day determines what special your child will have. Attached is the specials calendar. Please contact the office with any questions.
Our staff will continue to work together with parents to make sure our students have an excellent academic, social, and emotional experience at KCS. Students can achieve amazing results when parents, teachers, and students work together. It is my hope that you are actively involved in your child’s education. Communication on both ends is vital to your child’s success. Please feel free to speak to me or our teachers with any concerns that arise during the school year.