FAQ for New Students
Q. When is the first day of school? When are the holidays?
A. School begins in the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The complete schedule including holidays is available here – Evergreen School District Calendar.
Q. When will my child get his or her schedule of classes?
A. The class schedules are normally mailed home prior to the first day of school. .
Q. What school supplies do I need for the first day? Is there a supply list?
A. Unlike most elementary schools, there is no set list of supplies you will need for Quimby. Because each teacher has a slightly different approach, they will also have slightly different requirements. Students will receive a list of items from each teacher after school begins – typically they will have a week or so to get the required items.
Q. Does my child need a backpack? What kind?
A. Yes, your child should have a backpack. At Quimby, your child will receive a complete set of textbooks to take home and leave at home during the year and they have another set to use in class. Therefore, they will not need to carry textbooks in their backpacks. Many kids are fine with a smaller backpack than they used in elementary school.
Q. What is the daily class schedule?
A. School starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. The schedule is the same every day unless there is an assembly or other special event. See the Bell Schedule page for a detailed schedule.
Q. How does school drop-off and pick-up work?
A. There will be no busing between home and the school. Students will need to be driven or otherwise arrange for their own transportation to and from school. The district is in the process of compiling solutions to ease congestion. Some ideas include walking to school or organizing carpools. We are strongly suggesting that parents arrange carpools or have their children walk to school. We are planning to roll out a plan of designated drop off and pick up locations to minimize traffic on campus and aid in safety for all students. We also plan to create safe walking routes. Please work with your friends and neighbors to arrange carpools or walking groups if possible.
Q. I would like to help out. What can I do?
A. The PTSA is ALWAYS looking for volunteers. Check out the Volunteer page – we’d love to have you!