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Information for New KMS Students

Greetings and Congratulations! 
We know you must be excited about attending KMS next year. We also know you have a million questions, want to meet the teachers and tour the school. We hope to have opportunities for that soon. 
2 important steps!
(1) Accept your seat in the school choice application porta.
(2) Fill out the KMS Pre-registration form 
 

As soon as you complete these steps, we can start building our new student email list. We will communicate frequently with you this spring and summer. You can count on KMS to keep you informed and answer all of your questions about your child starting in a new school.  

General Information
We are currently closed for visitors which makes it tough to answer your questions and welcome you for a visit to our building. However, we have important and information links posted below that will help you get all your questions answered. Please review these pages before calling and emailing the school. If you still have questions, please use the linked question submission form. We are trying to provide the most timely customer service to almost 200 new families and hope that this form will provide a streamlined manner of doing so. 
 

We are going to communicate with you frequently. After you complete the pre-registration form, we will ask you to join a Remind texting list so that you can be made aware of any and all updates. 

How do I know if KMS is a “good-fit” for my child?
Here are some attributes of KMS that are important for you to know:

> Students who scored at the 75th percentile and up on the in-person 2021 MAP test are the most likely to be prepared and ready for KMS. If your child did not take the in-person MAP test and relied on 2nd grade scores to be eligible for the lottery, please consider carefully if your child is ready for the pace and rigor of Kittredge. If you have questions about this, please contact Dr. Neely, Principal.

We move quickly. We progress through grade level material at a faster pace than most schools. We supplement the district and state standards with enriched and accelerated material that they are expected to master for a grade. Enriched and accelerated content is not “extra credit.” Performing above grade level is expected.

Students will read and write in every class, not just Language Arts. Correct spelling, grammar and complete sentences are expected on all assignments. 

We expect that fourth graders come to us knowing their math facts, all four operations, 0 to 12.

We expect students to behave, stay on task and demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and their surroundings.

We expect students to complete all of their homework nightly. Students can have up to 90 minutes per night including weekends.

We expect students to attend school and be on time. Missing any amount of instruction for unexcused reasons makes it difficult to keep up.

We expect students to be open to making new friends. We will provide ample and frequent opportunities for friendship development.

We expect students to be open to constructive feedback. Our teachers will push them to excel.

We expect our students and parents to learn how to respond to and recover from a bad grade. “Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn.” We will ask you to reflect on the reasons for a low score and provide opportunities for you to demonstrate success on future assignments and activities. 

We expect our students and parents to embrace our motto, “You can do hard things.” Nothing at KMS is too hard for any student if they maintain the right mindset and strive to persevere.

We suggest that you do not allow your child to believe that KMS is a short-term experiment. Telling your child that he/she is only going to “try it” always results in the child eventually telling you “I can’t.” We like what Yoda says about this, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

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