At this point I am confident in saying the adults in the family are counting down the days to the start of school. I am sure the students are in need of a bit more routine by this point in the summer, I know my kids are. With that said this update is jam packed with information to help families prepare for the upcoming year at Meramec. This is a good piece of communication to bookmark and reference multiple times as the school year gets closer. Please take some time to review the contents below. We are extremely excited for the new school year that is right around the corner!
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Dustin W. Bain
Facebook: Meramec Heights Elementary
All Year Dates:
August 15th: Student’s Teacher Assigned on Tyler
August 22nd: KDG Open House 11:00am-12:00pm
August 22nd: 1st-5th Grade Open House 4:00-7:00pm
August 24th: First Day of School
August 28th: Back to School Family Picnic at Arnold Park 4:00-7:00pm
September 5th: NO SCHOOL for Labor Day
September 13th: Parent Club Meeting 6:00pm
Construction On Campus: Construction is in full swing on our campus. The reality of this construction is that routines and procedures will be different and uncomfortable at times. We ask for patience and flexibility as we navigate this school year. Thank you in advance for your support during this time of progress on our campus.
AM Arrival Plan: The 22-23 arrival plan will be very similar to last year’s plan for returning families. The biggest difference is due to the main drive not being wide enough for bus and car this year. There will be a line for buses and a separate line for cars like last year. For cars that arrive prior to 8:30am, they can pull forward to the stop sign like last year. Buses will be required to stop at a certain point. Once kids are dismissed a staff member will alternate allowing cars and buses to pull forward to the front curb. PLEASE review the attached diagrams to be prepared.
Parent Pick Up: The parent pick up procedure at the end of the day is the same procedure that has been practiced in the past. PLEASE understand there will be VERY LIMITED PARKING during this time. Our entire staff will be parking in the front parking lot and little to no spots will be available. Once those spots have been taken you will need to park on the far curb. That is going to fill up EXTREMELY fast. Please have your student ride the bus if at all possible. Please review the attached diagram to be prepared.
CKC Drop Off/Pick Up: The drop off and pick up of students attending CKC is very similar to last year, please review for the adjustment in times and where to park.
District Calendar 22-23: The attached calendar is for the 2022-2023 school year published by the district.
Free/Reduced Form & NO FREE Breakfast: After many years of having access to free breakfast for all students, we will NOT have this at Meramec this school year. To get this qualification for our school it will be EXTREMELY important that ALL families fill out the Free/Reduced Form. In addition to free meals, did you know there are many other benefits to filling out the form for our school. Additional funding, technology, field trips, family involvement funds and much more. The form is not available online to fill out as well as paper copies. PLEASE review the attached flyer for more information on the benefits of filling out the Free and Reduced Form.
Complete Online Registration Returning Students: All families need to complete the required forms on Tyler for the upcoming school year. We still have about 100 students that need to complete their online registration.
Kindergarten Open House: We are excited to welcome the Class of 2035 and will host a special open house on Monday, August 22nd from 11:00am-12:00pm just for kindergarten students and families. Please see the attached flyer.
1st-5th Grade Open House: Monday, August 22nd from 4:00-7:00pm we will host an open house for grades 1-5. Students are encouraged to bring in their school supplies and drop them off. It’s VERY IMPORTANT that families attend during their assigned time slot to ensure that we have enough parking for attending families.
Teacher Assignments: Families can log into Tyler on August 15th to view their teacher assignment for this school year.
Supply Lists: Please see the attached document for your grade level’s specific supply list.