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Back to School Information - Fall 2022

Greetings Kalmiopsis families,
We are excited to see our students just after Labor Day to begin our 2022-2023 school year. We know it will be a great year! See below for important things that you need to know prior to the first day of school about registration, transportation, meals, first day, bell schedule, back to school night, teacher assignments, pick-up and drop-off, and more.
 

Returning students must complete ONLINE REGISTRATION

Update and confirm your student(s) information through the PowerSchool Online Registration and Parent Portal. Visit https://brookings.powerschool.com/public/home.html and sign into you parent portal account. If you need assistance, please contact our office at (541) 469-7417.


New Student Registration

Registration will be held in the Kalmiopsis gym for all three schools on the following dates and times – August 16, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and August 17, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Transportation

If your student did NOT ride the bus last year, or if you moved over the summer, please be sure to complete the “Transportation Request” form in PowerSchool during your registration process. Students will be assigned one bus and will not be able to switch buses, unless it is permanent. Please make arrangements ahead of time to pick up your student if they are unable to ride their bus home.
 

Meals

All students will receive free breakfast this school year. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria. Doors to the cafeteria will open at 7:30 a.m. You may drop off your child in the front or the back and they will be taken to the cafeteria. Lunches will also continue to be free this school year for all students.


FIRST DAY DROP OFF

On the first day ONLY we will be opening the building at 7:30 a.m. Parents may escort their child(s) to class, but you need to allow them time to get breakfast in the cafeteria. All parents will need to be off campus at 8:30 a.m. for class time to begin. Kindergarten students will have a scheduled appointment with their teacher either Tuesday or Wednesday of the first week and will start full days Thursday, September 8, 2022. Reminder if you would like to volunteer to help out at school or on field trips that all volunteer paperwork must be done online at http://www.brookings.k12.or.us/apps/pages/volunteer. Once you’re approved, it is good for two years.


SAVE THE DATE: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

We are excited to invite you on Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to our Back to School Night to meet teachers and learn more about the school year. More information will be sent home with your child the first week of school.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All students K-5 will attend from 7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Doors will open at 7:50 a.m. for students to classrooms Monday-Friday.
All students will be dismissed at 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and at 1:10 p.m. on early release Wednesdays

3-5 student drop-off and pick-up will be at the front of the school. 
If you have multiple students, then communicate with your child(s) teacher on where they all need to meet to be picked up.

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. The doors at the back and the doors at the cafeteria will be open for students to eat. Please be sure your child is not late. Breakfast is not served after 7:50 a.m.

Your child’s teacher will be posted on August 26, 2022, in PowerSchool. You will need your login into the Parent Portal account to view their placement. We have taken into consideration your child’s learning needs and placed them accordingly. Our policy for changes is as follows:

Student Handbook - Requesting Class Changes
We have worked hard to place students where the team determines is the best fit for your child. We also encourage you to reach out to the teacher and discuss any concerns. Before any consideration is made to move a chile, the following must be done:
Parent and teacher meeting to discuss concerns and create a plan moving forward.
If concerns and plans are not working, then a meeting with the administration, parents, student, and classroom teacher will be scheduled.
If we find a placement is not successful, we will do our best to make a change.
We will only make changes to schedules at the quarter.
 
We are looking forward to an awesome school year for 2022-2023. We appreciate your continued support. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Respectfully,
Carol Leonard, Principal
Nick Chapman, Vice Principal
 

Upcoming Events

PTO Meetings

Time: 5 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Kalmiopsis Library

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