Newsletter

Class Lists and Meet the Teachers

Class lists will be provided by Monday, August 9.

"Meet the teachers" will take place in-person on campus on the following dates and times:

  • August 12

Third grade - 10:00 a.m.
Fourth grade 11:00 a.m.

  • August 13

Fifth and sixth grades - 10:00am

  • August 16

Kindergarten and first grade - 9:30 a.m.
Second grade - 10:30 a.m.

This is a chance for students to meet the teachers before the start of school.

Important Back to School Events for Parents

Please mark your calendar for some important back-to-school events for parents: (please note if an event is in-person, virtual, or both!)

  • New Parent Orientation - Monday, August 16, at 8:00 a.m. - As the name indicates, this meeting is for parents of new students and is both in-person on campus AND virtual. A link to the livestream will be provided closer to the date. This event is intended for adults only and does not include students. Additionally, any parents who were new last year are welcome to attend via livestream or in-person if interested.
  • Hopes and Dreams Conferences - 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17 - Thursday, August 19. Teachers will send out schedules to their individual classes on Tuesday, August 10. For your convenience and to avoid childcare challenges, these conferences will be virtual. This an informal opportunity for parents to share their hopes and dreams for the school year with their child's teachers and for teachers to learn a little about their students.
  • Back to School Night - Tuesday, August 31, at 6:00 p.m. Based on feedback from last year and to allow both parents to attend, this informative event will be virtual. A link will be provided closer to the date.

Please save these dates for upcoming events. Invitations will be provided.

  • Coffee with the Head of School - gather in-person on campus with fellow grade level parents and Head of School Josh Clark for informal coffees in the courtyard immediately following carpool drop-off.

Kindergarten and first grade - Wednesday, August 25

Second grade - Thursday, August 26

Third grade - Friday, August 27

Fourth grade - Thursday, September 2

Fifth and sixth grades - Friday, September 3

  • Parent Social - Friday, September 24, in the evening. We are planning for this event to be in-person, pending health and safety guidance provided by our medical advisors.
Used Uniform Sale
There will be a Used Uniform Sale at the School August 10-12, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the lawn under the pergola. All uniform items are $5, cash or check only. Parents are encouraged to bring small bills, as it may be difficult to make change for larger bills. The sale is self-serve and on the honor system. All proceeds benefit the Parents Association. Questions? Contact Director of Communications Sandy McCauley. For your reference, the School's uniform policy can be found here.
Zip Code List and Carpool Registration

The Zip Code List is available in the secure Parents portal of the School website. Please use this list to make carpools or to meet other families. Use of this list for solicitation or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.

Have you downloaded and registered with the PikMyKid carpool dismissal app? This program is a phone application downloaded onto your smart phone (found in the app store) and will allow you to notify the School of carpool changes and authorize others to pick up your child from school, alert you when your child has been picked up, and help organize the car line during dismissal. There is a new and improved PikMyKid app, so all Schenck School parents (new and returning) will need to download the new one from the app store.

The registration process is simple, and we ask that all parents register with the phone application by August 6.

Please visit the appropriate app store and download the PikMyKid app. Follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please register with the mobile phone number the School has on file for you, and ensure that it is a current number, or the app will not allow you to access your child's information for security reasons. After registration is completed, you will be automatically connected if the phone number the School has on file is the same one you used to register with the app.

Anyone who will be picking up your child should also register themselves with the application. Their screen will be blank, and they will not have any authorization to pick up until you allow it within the app.

We ask that both parents register, as we will also use this software to push out important text notifications.

Click here for the 2021 Parent App User Guide. If you are having trouble, email support directly at support@pikmykid.com.

Please contact Assistant to the Head of School Lara Ratcliff with questions.

Key Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year - Note Dismissal Times

The updated Key Dates for the upcoming school year are available in the Parents portal of the School website. Please be sure to note the following:

Dismissal During the First Week of School First - Sixth Grades

  • August 17-20, first through sixth grades will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. to allow for Hopes and Dreams conferences.
  • Full days (3:00 p.m. dismissal) begin Monday, August 23.

Kindergarten Dismissal Times

  • During the first week of school, August 17-20, kindergarten will dismiss at 11:00 a.m.
  • During the second week of school, August 23-27, kindergarten will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Monday, August 30, kindergarten will have their regular dismissal of 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Friday Dismissal

  • Please note that we will have 1:00 p.m. Friday dismissal for all grades to allow for faculty professional development, unless otherwise noted. 1:00 p.m. dismissal begins Friday, August 27, for first through sixth grades, and Friday, September 3, for kindergarten.