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2018-2019 Back to School Information

Back To School Information Every Parent/Guardian Needs to Know 

 

Join Us For Open House

Open House, which is Thursday, August 23 from 5pm-7pm, is the perfect time to receive helpful information from teachers, find the location of your child’s classroom, speak with someone from the transportation office, receive carpool tags if you are new to Apex Elementary, gather information from PTA and more.  This is just a time to receive important information about the school.  The Kindergarten “Open House” will take place on Friday, August 31 from 8:00 to 8:45 am. Please note that the first full week of school for Kindergarten students will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Understanding the initial “Open House” event will not offer you time to learn the workings of your child’s classroom, there will be an additional opportunity at “Meet the Teacher” night.  This event is more intimate and allows you an opportunity to get to personally know your child’s teacher, ask questions, share concerns etc. These events are scheduled on Thursday, September 13 for grade 3rd-5th and Thursday, September 20 for grade K-2.  Both events will be from 5:00 to 7:00.


Bell Schedule

The school’s bell schedule will remain the same as last year which is 9:15 to 3:45. Students may enter the building at 8:50 am and the instructional day will start at 9:15 am. All students are expected to be in class by the tardy bell.  Please do not drop your child off before 8:50 am since your child’s safety is important to us and we will not have supervision for students until 8:50am. If you arrive after 9:15 a.m. you must come to the main office with your child to sign them in for the day.  Our school day ends at 3:45 pm. If you are interested in arranging on-campus before and after school care provided by the YMCA, please call 919-657-9622 to make arrangements.


Dismissal

Please make sure your child’s teacher knows how your child will be getting to and from school each day. If there is a change to how your child will go home, it is critical that you submit the change in writing to your child’s teacher. For safety reasons, no transportation change will be made via phone.  All afternoon checkouts need to occur before 3:25 pm as to not interfere with the dismissal process. 


Carpool

Each morning beginning at 8:50 am, staff members will be on duty in the carpool area to open car doors and greet students. Please assist us in making sure the carpool line moves smoothly and efficiently by following the traffic patterns when entering and leaving campus.  We ask that you enter and exit making right turns only.  At the end of the day, all of our carpool students will come to the designated area under the shelter and go to their car when their carpool number is called. Everyone with a carpool tag should display their carpool number until students have safely entered the car. Children may only get into a car that displays their carpool number on the official AES carpool tag.  Please be sure to pick up your carpool tags, if you are new to Apex Elementary, during the “Open House” events.

Drivers without carpool tags will be asked to park, bring in photo identification and come to the office to check out the student. 


Buses

Bus schedules will be posted on the Apex ES website once they are released by WCPSS. Parents may also receive information about buses by visiting the district website and clicking on “Parents” and then click on the yellow school bus icon. Information about bus arrival and departure times can be found on this site. Each afternoon, we will also tweet the times each bus departs so make sure you follow us on Twitter @aes_bus and @apexescougars.


Supply Lists

Supply lists for each class are posted on the school’s website or you may obtain a copy in our front office. We have worked really hard to keep the prices to a minimum.