King’s Elementary School FAQs!

School Day

What time does school begin?

School begins at 8:15 a.m. for Kindergarten through Grade 6. Children can be dropped off any time after 8:00 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 and on time.

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?

K – 6 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 and salad bar every day for K-6 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 child/ren?

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 child/ren for lunch?

Parents 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 there is adequate food prepared.

Drop-off & Pick-up

What are drop-off and pick-up times?

Students may not arrive on school grounds before 8:00 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m. If care is needed prior to 8:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m., students will be checked in to King’s Kid’s Club (KKC).

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 lot 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, for K-6, please use the same carpool location that you use in the morning. Again, we ask that you use the carpool of your youngest student and have your older child/ren meet you in that location. For kindergarten, please remain in your car and we will bring your student(s) to you, as we’ve found this to be the most efficient pick-up method.

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.

Does King’s offer bus service?

We are pleased to offer bus service to the families of King’s. For more information, please refer to our transportation page.

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, literacy, writing, spelling, language, Spanish, health sciences/physical education, art, instrumental and musical arts. Each content area is taught through the lens of Biblical Truth and through the nurturing spirit of highly qualified, certified teachers and specialists.

Discovery Fridays present students with unique opportunities of elective offerings that teach students to inquire, to 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 memorize their weekly Bible verse, spelling words, and math facts 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?

  • Kindergarten students are evaluated each semester.
  • Students in grades 1-6 are evaluated on a quarterly basis.
  • Students in grades K-2 do not receive letter grades.
  • Students in Grade 3 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.

Visitors

What is the procedure for parents and visitors to be on campus during school hours?

In order to provide a safe, secure environment for all children, parents and visitors are required to check in at the office to sign in for a Visitor’s Badge. No one on campus should be without this ID. Please follow this guideline; it is critical.

Dress Code

Is there a dress code at King’s?

King’s schools does not require uniforms, but we do have a dress code. Please use the following guidelines while determining the suitability of clothing worn at school:

  • Clothing should not attract undue attention to the wearer or disrupt from learning.
  • Clothing should not advertise alcoholic beverages, drugs, questionable sayings or be scary for young children.
  • Underwear/boxers should not be visible.
  • Shorts and skirts should be no higher than 5″ above the middle of the kneecap.
  • Flip flops and open toe/heel shoes are not allowed at the elementary for safety reasons.

It is our goal that students will integrate principles of modesty into their own value systems. By establishing guidelines that honor God, honor others and honor themselves, student still have the ability to express their own individuality.