Frequently Asked Questions

 

This is where I will post the Q & A concerning our school.  See below with each dated entry.

A few updates:
August 14th, 2017
 
When will class lists be posted?  Monday evening, August 28th.
 
What takes place at Open House?  Our goal is to make the first day back to school fun, easy and quick! Drop off school supplies, meet your teacher, walk around the school to say hello to some old friends and be familiar and then you are done. There is no formal program and things typically take about 30-45 minutes pending how long you talk :0)
 
4K Am session students – 4:30-5:30 pm | 4K Pm session students – 5:30-6:30 pm | Kindergarten 4:30-6:00 pm
 
All grades 1-5th are 5:00-6:30 pm.  Staggering the start times gives a little more parking room.  (You can park on any side of the building including the playground)
 
 
Where do I go if I decide to drive my student to school click here to see how drop off procedures go.
 
When is the first day of school?  Tuesday, Sept. 5th.  Students will go directly to their classrooms when the bell rings. 
 
Where can I find the school supply list?  click here!
 
Do I need to do anything now to enroll my child for the upcoming school year?  YES!  Every parent must enroll their child for the upcoming school year by going online to Infinite Campus.  Click here for more information.  We want to make sure each child gets assigned to a classroom and that we have all updated information for your contact to keep you informed!
 
What time does school get out on Fridays?  This year school will get out at 12:46 pm on Fridays!  Please make sure you have afterschool arrangements made.
 
What do I need to do NOW – to get ready for school?
1. Enroll on line – see above.
2. Arrange Before or After School Care
3. Get School Supplies
4. Check frequently on our school Facebook page or website for periodic updates.
5. Note the dates – Open House – August 30th – Wednesday night. – First day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
 
When should I keep my child home sick?  See the attached flyer to help you.  The goal is great attendance but we also need to take care of our little ones to get them here healthy and happy.  A few key pieces – 1 – No fevers.  2- Ask yourself – are they getting better at school or do they need rest and home?  3 – Are they at risk of getting other children sick?  4 – If you decide to keep your child home, call 262-359-2159 and leave a message – who, what symptoms, and what teacher.  
Getting off to a great start…. read this !  This information helps with many topics ranging from lunches, bus pick up, registration costs and medical matters. 
 
How will I be informed as a parent?  We have several avenues to keep a parent informed and engaged.  The best results come when the school and families are on the same page.  We will do this through the following approaches:
 
1 – School Facebook page – provided periodic pictures, announcements and updates:  Search for Pleasant Prairie Elementary School and  “Like”. This is good for emergencies, last minutes announcements such as school closings, and also for seeing what a week look likes inside the school!
* New this year – we will have a Pleasant Prairie PTA Facebook page also for events, volunteers, and sign ups. 
2 – School website – this resource is for families and the community to get forms, see events, and learn more of our school.  Also look under the various tabs for PARENTS, and other areas to help with resources for your student and family.
3 – Monday Academic updateseach Monday, teachers will be posting on-line a weekly update that helps parents know what to do for that week and how they can help their child succeed. We all live busy lives with children and it helps to juggle the schedule to see what is due and when to help keep things in order.
4 – Phone calls – I will make periodic phone calls home to say hello and to highlight a few things and events.  I do this for all families here and there to make sure you know my voice and to also keep it personal. 
5 – emails – Feel free to email teachers and staff.  On our website click on the tabs Classrooms or Contact to find the emails and keep in touch. This is great way to communicate as the teachers are teaching and they will reply when they have an open time to do so.
6 – Call the school.  Our main office number is 262-359-2104 
 
Stay connected!