What you Need to
Know about Kidwell
The School Day
The building is opened at 7:30 a.m. There is no supervision for students arriving before 7:30. Breakfast is served between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Students report to the following areas before school:Pre-K - CafeteriaKindergarten – Library ( Deen, Hunter, Major, Raby )Kindergarten - Music ( McKnight, Reed, Richter)1st and 2nd - Gym
School begins at 8:00 a.m. Students are tardy after 8:05 a.m. and need to go to the office for a tardy slip. School dismisses at 2:50 for Kindergarten and Pre-K and 3:00 for 1st and 2nd grade. Due to the age of our students, we will not change arrangements for children to get home without a note or call from the parent.
Please notify the office no later than 2:00 p.m. if there is any change in your child’s dismissal plan.
Drop Off/Pick Up/Buses
Our designated drop off areas for all children are the two circle drives in FRONT of the school. A crossing guard will be posted in the large circle drive to assist students who are dropped off at the sidewalk to cross the drive. Teachers will walk students out to the front drives in the afternoon.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AND LEAVING VEHICLES ALLOWED IN THE SMALL CIRCLE DRIVE OR THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE LARGE CIRCLE DRIVE. THESE ARE DROP OFF/PICK UP ZONES ONLY.
Bus arrangements need to be made with the transportation director at 592-5082.
Students will receive bus rules at the beginning of school. Children must ride their assigned bus. If a student needs to ride another bus for any reason, a note must be sent to school with the bus # and the address. Students who are bus riders will always be sent home on their assigned bus unless they have a note from a parent.ParkingThe parking lot behind the school is for school personnel only. If parents or visitors need to park and enter the building they should park on the left side of the large circle drive or on Third Street.
PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE SMALL CIRCLE DRIVE OR THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE LARGE CIRCLE DRIVE. THESE AREAS ARE DESIGNATED DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES.
Students who ride bicycles must leave them on the bicycle rack south of the large circle drive. Bicycles are not to be ridden anywhere on school grounds. Students will need to get off their bicycle on Third Street and push it up the sidewalk, across the porch and to the bike rack.
ipcisd.netFor information about our school district, go to ipcisd.net. You will be able to find district information and campus information for each school campus.Breakfast & Lunch
All students eat lunch in the cafeteria. Monitors are in place to assist students. Appropriate mealtime behavior and manners will be expected. Monitors will report any misbehavior.Prices: Breakfast – FreeLunch - $1.90 Adults - $3.25Free and reduced lunch applications will be sent home with all students at the beginning of school.
Lunch Schedules:Jordan AM, Bohannon AM 10:45-11:15Jordan AM, Bohannon PM 11:45-12:15Hunter, McKnight, Raby 10:50-11:20
Reed, Richter 11:00-11:30
Major, Deen 11:10-11:40
Howard, Campbell 11:20-11:50
Schubert, Rusk 11:30-12:00McIroy, Davis 11:40-12:10Sanders, McShan 12:05-12:35Greene, Burns 12:10-12:40Moody, Wilson 12:15-12:45
Parents are welcome to visit our school and have lunch with their child. Visitors/Parents will sit at the visitor's table. Visitors may not sit at classroom tables or invite additional children to the visitor's table. We ask that you sign in and receive a visitor’s tag to be worn while on campus. Visitors are not allowed to visit classrooms without making prior arrangements with the teacher. Parents are not allowed on the playground but may sit inside with their child or at the picnic tables until the lunch period is over. If you need to pick your child up early, stop by the office and the student will be called to the office. Conferences can be scheduled by calling the office at 592-4322.
Please notify the school of any address changes, phone number changes or emergency contact changes as soon as they occur.
Parties/Dress CodeDress Code
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards and teach respect for authority.
A full copy of the dress code is in the student handbook.
Tennis shoes are highly recommended because of recess and P.E. Flip flops are discouraged.
Children should come to school prepared for changing weather. Assume your child is going outside and dress him/her accordingly. Recess begins as early as 10:00 a.m.Parties
There will be three parties each school year. Party money will be collected by PTA. Parties will be held at Christmas, Valentine’s and End of Year. No additional parties will be held. Due to foods of minimal nutritional value laws in Texas, no food may be sent at any time to the classrooms except on designated party days. You may send cupcakes or cookies but no drinks as birthday treats. Treats may be brought to the office and they will be sent to the classroom. If birthday invitations are sent to school, all students in the class must be invited. (Boys must invite all boys & girls must invite all girls.)Staff Members
Principal: Debbie Brandt email@example.com
Counselor: Vicki Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Linda Taylor email@example.com
Misty Deen firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia Reed email@example.com
Phyllis Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Stevi Richter email@example.comKasey Major firstname.lastname@example.orgPat Raby email@example.com
Marlaina McKnight firstname.lastname@example.org
Aide : Holly Sanders email@example.com
First Grade: Teachers
Carmen Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Rusk email@example.com
Aide: Debbie Honeycutt firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Grade: Teachers
Neysia Wilson email@example.comMickie Moody firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace Greene email@example.comKristina Burns firstname.lastname@example.orgLindsey McShan email@example.comMiranda Sanders firstname.lastname@example.orgAide : Dana Davis email@example.comSpecial Education Teachers
Tracy Young firstname.lastname@example.orgAnnetti Grinnell email@example.comAide: Hope Allen firstname.lastname@example.orgAide: Rachael Kimbro email@example.com
Darla Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Bohannon email@example.comAide: Cindy Billingsley firstname.lastname@example.orgAide: Michelle Jetton email@example.com
Teacher : Connie Bennett firstname.lastname@example.orgAide: Kristina Whitaker email@example.com
Music Teacher : Debbie Rowland firstname.lastname@example.org
PE Teacher: Michelle Turner email@example.com
PE Aide: Martha Hutchings firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Aide: Jamie Fulton email@example.com
Reading Specialist: Marianne Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Aide: Anita McShan email@example.com
GT Teacher: Cynthia Patton firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance/RetentionAttendance - Attendance rules are availabel in the student handbook.
Retention - A student may be retained in the first or second grade if he/she does not pass in two major academic areas. A passing grade is 70 or above. Academic areas are: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Kindergarten retention is based on a joint parent/teacher decision.