2018 - 2019
The first day of school is Thursday, August 9 for all grades. The school day begins at 8:00 AM with assembly and will dismiss at 2:49 PM. Exception for Pre-Kindergarten students who will have one short day; the first day of school they will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. Kinder students will also have one half-day and will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. After this first day, the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will have normal/regular school days. The bell rings at 8:00 AM. Regular dismissal for Pre-K and Kinder will be 2:30 PM. Students should be picked up no later than 15 minutes after their dismissal time. Please remember – when a child is dismissed early from school, a parent is required to sign out the child from the school office. School office hours are from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Elementary Bell Schedule Grades Pk-6:
8:10-8:54 Period 1
8:57-9:41 Period 2
9:49-10:33 Period 3
10:36-11:20 Period 4
11:23:-12:10 Lunch OR Period 5
12-12:1:00 Lunch OR Period 6
1:03-1:50 Period 7
1:58-2:45 Period 8
2:30 PK & Kindergarten Dismissal
2:45 1-6 Dismissal
(Courtyard Announcements every Thursday at 8:00 a.m.)
The Panthers' Corner store will sell school supplies beginning on August 1 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. A list of necessary supplies by grade is available in the Main Office; for lower students only.
The Caribbean School uniforms are available at Casa López, Calle Isabel, downtown Ponce. Students are expected to be in their proper uniform on the first day of school. (PE clothes may be worn if regular uniform is sold out at store.)
This is a reminder that the elementary school students should bring a backpack or schoolbag that is the appropriate size for a child to be able to carry up the stairs by him/her self. Backpacks with wheels are allowed as long as the backpack is a reasonable size and can be picked up and carried by the child. Your child is expected to be able to pick the bag up to go to the second floor. Please do not put your child in an uncomfortable position and ask the child to carry more than they are able to manage on their own.
Due to the limited number of parking spaces, parents will need to park outside on Calle Navarra. After signing in at the gate with the security guard, please report directly to the Main Office.
Class lists will be posted on the bulletin board in the Elementary School area as of August 8th, for Pre-K and K due to an orientation that will take place from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Pre-K and K supplies may be brought on the day of the orientation. All other class lists will be displayed on Tuesday, August 8th, outside on the same bulletin board in the Elementary School.
While we want to celebrate every child’s special day, we would also like the celebrations to be reasonable. Each teacher makes an effort to make a birthday special for every student. If a parent wishes to bring something to eat, it must be no more than a small treat (cake, cookies, piece of candy) and a drink (water, juice, milk). I would emphasize the harm of eating foods with excessive sugar and the problem of unwanted ants and rodents.
Back to School Night:
The program is planned for Thursday, August 23, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The purpose of a Back to School Night is to allow parents to visit the school, be introduced to the staff, and visit their child's classroom.
Please email your child’s teacher to notify them that you would like to schedule a meeting, leaving your name and number where you can be reached. The teachers email is easily accessed via our website, under “About Caribbean School” “School Teachers and Administrators.” Your child's teacher will call you or write back providing you with available dates and times. We look forward to having an awesome school year and we are anxious to see all the children again!