2Welcome to Our Class!!!This year is going to be a new adventure for you and your child! We will be going on field trips and attending school assemblies. There will be surprises when least expected. This is the joy of being in this Kindergarten class!
3Visitors & VolunteersPlease sign in at the front office and get a sticker that states if you are a visitor. This is for the safety of your children, this is the school’s way of knowing who is on campus!
4School HoursSchool begins promptly at 7:40a.m. Students arriving after the 8:00 bell are considered tardy and need to be checked into the office by a parent.**Students should not arrive before 7:30. Adult supervision is not available before that time. If your child arrives between 7:30 and 7:40, please have them wait in the cafeteria for dismissal to their classrooms.
5BreakfastIf your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, please make sure they do so before checking in with us! Breakfast is served beginning at 7:30. Breakfast for Kindergarten students is free.
6Morning RoutineYou may bring your child in the first day to walk him/her through the morning routine.1st Job- Check in with Mrs. Hewitt to make lunch choice.2nd Job- Put your folder in the folder box.3rd Job- Find your cubby and unpack your book bag.4th Job-Find your seat and begin morning work.After the first day, we ask that you drop your child off at the door to foster their independence.
7Nightly RoutineEvery night your child will bring home their red homework folder used to transport papers that must be sent home daily. Please have your child place homework assignments inside the folder to protect it on its journey back to school. Also, if you need to send money or notes, please use the zippered pouch in the front pocket. In the back pocket of this folder you will find the homework sheet. Please send this folder back every day!
8Discipline PolicyWe use a color-coded card system. Students have individual pockets with 5 colored cards. All students begin on green each day. If rules are broken, a they will flip through the cards in the following order: green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. There are consequences for behavior and a daily report will be sent home. Students can earn smiley faces for their pockets throughout the day no matter the color they are on.
9Video & Picture Release Form This is provided to obtain written permission to videotape and or photograph your child.
10Letter StudiesThrough the studies of ABC’s, we may ask students to bring in an object that begins with that letter. You may want to assist them in the beginning, and later allow them to make their own choices. Incorrect responses will be discussed and investigated, not shunned.
11Bus and PickupsFor the first two weeks of school, your child will have a tag attached to his/her backpack to identify if they are bus riders or pickup. Please do not remove the tag.
12NOTE: Early checkouts equal a tardy Picking up your childPlease pick him/her up by 2:50 in the cafeteria. If you need to check your child out, please do so by 2:15, otherwise you will be requested to wait until 2:50 in the cafeteria.NOTE: Early checkouts equal a tardy
13NotesIf there is any change in your child’s daily pick-up routine we MUST have a written note explaining the change that will be approved by the office. Without a note your child will follow his/her regular routine.
14Was your child absent?If your child was absent, please send in a note. After several days with no note, the school generates a not so pleasant one. This note is NOT from us! To prevent yourself from receiving it, please send in notes!
15Please let me know if you are interested! Volunteer PolicyWe absolutely love volunteers! We will not be calling you in until the end of September. This will give our children time to adjust! You can be fingerprinted at the county office on Wednesday mornings. I will need helpers to come work in class or groups, and even volunteers who can do other jobs out of their homes.Please let me know if you are interested!
16LunchYou are welcome to join your child for lunch. I once again respectively request that this begins at the end of September, giving us time to adjust. Our lunch time begins at 10:45.Student prices:Breakfast $1 Reduced Breakfast $.30Lunch $ Reduced Lunch $.40Milk $.50**Adult food items are charged individually.
17Lunch PrepaymentYou may send lunch money to school with your child or access our online prepayment system.https://www.lunchprepay.com
18SnackTo make snack time fair and convenient, we are going to have “community snack”. A monthly calendar will come later with your child’s name and the day for which he/she is responsible for class snacks. (This will be approximately once a month.) If you do not wish to participate, your child will need to bring a snack from home each day. (Please send in healthy snacks.)
19Parties and Birthday Celebrations According to policies adopted by Onslow County Schools, students in grades K-2 are permitted only 2 parties per year. Also, food items must be store purchased. No homemade items are allowed to be shared with students.We want you to feel free to celebrate your child’s birthday with us and invite you to brings items for our snack time on his/her special day. (Please let us know ahead of time.)Please notify us of any food allergies!
20Enrichment ScheduleWe will have the following enrichment classes this year: Art, Music, Media, Story Time, Guidance, P.E., PAWS, and CUBS.Your child will need to wear tennis shoes during P.E. classes. We will let you know which days your child will have P.E.
21In case of an “accident” Please send in a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in case there is an “uh-oh”. These clothes will be kept in their book bags at all times.
22School Closings*Inclement Weather Phone Number for school closings is*Also found on the county website:*News Channel 12 carries accurate information
23Early Release Days The following dates have been designated as professional development days for staff.Students will be dismissed at 11:45 on thesedays.**Boys and Girls Club will not operate on early release days.
25DonationsDonations into the class are greatly accepted. Items that are constantly needed are:Magic Erasers (Mr. Clean)Baby WipesClorox and Lysol Wipes (to prevent sicknesses!!!)BooksDry Erase Markers
26ConferencesWe will have at least 2 conferences this school year! Any additional will be scheduled upon need/ request.
27Mrs. Baysden’s email address is: You can always reach me by . I will respond to you as soon as I can.Mrs. Baysden’s address is:
28Look for Mrs. Baysden’s name under RPS School Staff. We have a class website!!!Look for Mrs. Baysden’s name under RPS School Staff.
29Fees Art Fee $1.00 Instructional Fee $5.00 $6.00 *Please pay these today or as soon as possible.
30Please fill out any forms before you leave today!!!
31A note from the TeacherI look forward to working with your child and getting to know him/her. I anticipate seeing your child grow and mature over this upcoming year!