Back-to-School Information 20/21 (updated 08-11-20)

Returning Families
Read more below.

Transfer Families
Transfer families are families that are transferring from a different school into Kuemper. If you are one of these families, please contact Susie Hulst, Director of Enrollment Management. She will ensure you fill out all the correct paperwork and know everything you need to know about being part of the Kuemper family. She will make sure your transition into Kuemper goes as smooth as possible - for the entire family! 712-792-3313 or smhulst@kuemper.org.

Preschool Registration
Learn more about preschool registration at www.kuemper.org/preschool.


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Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

If you need assistance with any back-to-school items, you are welcome to call with questions or make an appointment with Kuemper office staff. Lunch or tuition payments can be made at any of these times as well. 
High School Office: 712-792-3596
Central Office: 712-792-3313


****A KUEMPER PARENT'S SURVIVAL GUIDE*****




Back-to-School Checklist for Returning Families


Step 1: Fill out forms.
Most families have already done this. :) Let us explain. Kuemper families were mailed letters in April 2020 asking them to fill out the included forms (which can be found below). If you haven't yet completed these forms, please do so as soon as possible. You can scan/email them to registration@kuemper.org or mail them to 201 S. Clark Street, Carroll, IA 51401. 


Annual Health Update Form
Parent Signature Sheet
Dental Screening (only required for kindergartners and freshman)
  *Dental Screening Details

Registration Sheet for Optional Kindergartners and Kindergartners




Step 2. Check and see if you need to complete any of the following actions.

Bus Registration for Carroll Community School Public Busing

If your child normally rides a Carroll Community Bus, see Message below from the Carroll Community School District:
"Good afternoon. Below is a link to a transportation form that we need all families to fill out . As you may know, we are trying to finalize our plan for transportation this year and we need to get a count so we can determine how many kids we need to transport. If you are able to transport your student this year, we ask that you do that. We know that it will not be possible for some families to transport their children and we want to provide transportation for those situations. If you have questions call the district office, 712-792-8001 or the transportation office at 712-792-8050."
https://www.carroll.k12.ia.us/departments/transportation/



Bus Registration for Kuemper’s North & West Route - all riders must enroll or re-enroll
Register here for the West Route: Denison, Vail, Westside, Arcadia
Register here for the North Route: Lake View, Carnavon, Auburn, Lake City, Glidden

Kuemper routes will stay the same. We will send a letter out to families with times to those who sign up from the above forms about a week before school starts.

Masks will be required and if you are able to transport your student this year, we ask that you do that. School permits are allowed to bring siblings to the high school only. We will have a shuttle from the Kuemper High School/Holy Spirit to St. Lawrence and vice versa.



Kuemper Shuttles
Morning
Kuemper High School/Holy Spirit to St. Lawrence
Bus #3 Mr. Mac (high school side) -- Departs around 7:45am

St. Lawrence to High School/Holy Spirit
Bus #10 Randy Snyder (front of St. Lawrence) --Departs around 7:45am

Afternoon
Bus #10 departs on the Kuemper High School side @3:25pm and will go to St. Lawrence
Bus #3 departs from St. Lawrence (front of school) @3:20pm and will go to the Kuemper High School/Holy Spirit

For Kuemper bus questions, please contact myself Katie Riesberg at kjriesberg@kuemper.org or call my direct line at 712-794-1863


Tuition Payments
Families that will be paying tuition for the first time (oldest child in kindergarten or optional kindergarten or transferring to Kuemper) will need to set up an online account with Smart Tuition. Families can set up their account at enrollwithsmart.com. 

Families not new to paying tuition will have their tuition statements emailed to them at the end of July or early August. Your payment plan from the previous school year will be carried  over to the 2020/2021 school year unless you change it.  You can update your information or payment plan anytime by logging into your Smart Tuition Account. 

Food Service Information
Lunch payments can be made anytime through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or cash/check to the school.  The free or reduced lunch application must be filled out every school year. If you have questions, contact Jina Brincks at jabrincks@kuemper.org or 712-794-1875.

Meal Prices 2020-2021
Free/Reduced Meal Application (English)
Free/Reduced Meal Application (Spanish)
Free/Reduced Meal Information Letter
How to Apply for Free/Reduced Meals


Athletes in Grades 7-12
If your child plans to participate in any sports, please register them here. Part of registering them includes uploading a copy of their physical and insurance card. These two items are a necessity.

Each activity has a fee of $75 for high school and $50 for middle school. Please pay these fees online.
 
Blank Physical Form



Links to Important Information
PS-8 20/21 Supply List
KHS 20/21 Supply List



Important Things To Know

COVID-19 Procedures
Parents can visit www.kuemper.org/returntolearn to see what strategies and procedures Kuemper will be implementing for the return to school. This page will be updated frequently whenever an update is made.

Uniform Sweatshirts & Sweaters
Families can order uniform sweatshirts and sweaters online through the Graphic Edge at this link. Order deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 19th. There will only be two other order opportunities throughout the school year, so please plan accordingly. Samples of the uniform SWEATER will be available in the high school main office for sizing. 

Preschool & Optional Kindergarten Homeroom Assignments & Class Schedules
Unfortunately, at this time class assignments are only for K-8 students. We are waiting to hear from Carroll Community for morning and afternoon lists for preschool and optional kindergarten.

K-8 Homeroom Assignments & Class Schedules
The Infinite Campus parent portal is now open so you can view your child's homeroom teacher. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Visit Infinite Campus and use your login information. (If you do not have your log-in information, please contact via email either Joan Halbur at jmhalbur@kuemper.org, Anne Irlbeck at amirlbeck@kuemper.org, or Ann Schmitz at amschmitz@kuemper.org)

2. Once you are logged in, select "Schedule" on the left hand side of the page and your child's schedule will pull up. If you have multiple children, you can toggle between them through the pulldown menu in the upper right hand side.

3. Your K-6 student will have their homeroom teacher listed and the 7th and 8th students will be able to view their schedule.

If you have any problems at all, please contact one of our amazing secretaries!

Open House for K-6th Graders
All Kindergarten - 6th grade homeroom teachers will reach out to their homeroom students via the email address that is in Infinite Campus. They will have an Open House for their specific classroom on either Tuesday, Aug 18 or Monday, August 24. They will send a classroom-specific Google Document that you will sign up for your time. As you come to Open House, we ask that it is focused on your child so please only parents and your child who is in the homeroom should plan on attending. We also ask that you wear a mask to Open House. Each Open House slot will be scheduled for 10 minutes. We appreciate everyone staying on the schedule so that we can practice the proper social distancing guidelines.

Open House for 7-8th Graders
7th and 8th graders can come to St. Angela anytime from 8am - 7pm on Monday, August 24th. This is a time to drop your materials in your locker (7th grade on 4th floor and 8th grade on 3rd floor) as well as walking through your schedule. Check outside your homeroom teacher's room to find out your locker number. Again, we ask that masks are worn. Also, parents do not need to come into the building if you so choose. It is fine that students only come into the building since teachers may not be in the building when students walk through.

Open House for Preschool & Optional Kindergarten
All Preschool and Optional Kindergarten students will use the same process as K-6th Grade for their students. However, these will be held during the week of August 24 since those classes do not begin until August 31. Teachers will reach out to families via email to schedule visits.

Family Fun Night Picnic
Due to coronavirus, the Family Fun Knight has been cancelled :( We are so bummed and hope to host again next year!

High School Back to School Dance
Due to coronavirus, the Back to School Dance has been cancelled. 

Orientation for 9th Grade Students
Session 1, students last name Adams through Fitzsenry
August 19th from 2:30 pm through 3:30 pm

Session 2, Students last name Fitzsimmons through Kraus
August 20th from 2:30 pm through 3:30 pm

Session 3, Students last name Langel through Schon
August 21st from 8 am through 9 am.

Session 4, Students last name Schulte through Wolterman
August 21st from 9 am through 10 am.

Structure of Sessions:
First 10 minutes: Pick up schedule and locker assignment outside the high school office, put things into the locker, head to the library in the center of the 2nd floor.
30 minutes: Orientation Presentation/Q & A in the library with Mr. Haefs.
10 minutes: walk through the schedule, familiarize with traffic patterns, classroom locations, greet teachers as desired.


First day of classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students
Tuesday, August 25

First day of classes for preschool and optional kindergarten students
Monday, August 31

Kuemper’s Uniform Closet
Kuemper has a room at the high school dedicated to the exchange of gently used uniform clothing. This summer, and throughout the school year, the Uniform Closet will be open at all times during normal business hours. No appointment needed! Just come in, browse, and leave with some amazing finds. It’s all free! So don’t hold back. :)

The Uniform Closet is located on the first floor of the high school. Any secretary or staff available can show you to the room if you do not know where it is. Contact Heather Pietig or Jill Janson with questions. hcpietig@kuemper.org or jkjanson@kuemper.org.
 



Knights Untucked: A Kuemper Booster Club Shop
The Kuemper Booster Club has partnered with Just Around the Corner Consignments to house the Kuemper Booster Club store. Just Around the Corner has reserved a spot in their brick and mortar building (located in downtown Carroll, behind the movie theater) for brand new Kuemper apparel. This will be your new go-to place for Kuemper t-shirts, hoodies, and more! And you guessed it, each purchase goes back to support Kuemper's Booster Club. It's a win-win! NOW OPEN! (Uniform sweatshirts and sweaters are not at this store.)