KHA Parents

Parents have professional, working relationships with the teachers and the administrator of the school.  Parent representatives actively participate on the KHA Board of Trustees as well as other school committees, such as the School Improvement Team (SIT), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the Local Advisory Committee (LAC) for families of special needs students.  KHA is continually working to include families in volunteer opportunities.

 

KHA relies on families for ideas, feedback, volunteer opportunities, and community support. Please feel free to contact us if there is information you would like to see posted on this page.

KHA School Calendar

Check this Calendar for the upcoming events happening at KHA.

ClassDojo

KHA is on ClassDojo!

ClassDojo is a free communication app for the classroom that connects teachers, parents, students to share photos, videos, and messages throughout the school day. Look for an invitation from your child’s teacher!

Understanding Report Cards & Progress Reports

Student progress is reported each quarter via a Progress Report (Quarters 1 and 3) or a Report Card (Quarters 2 and 4). The Report Card is standards-based meaning that the topics in the Report Card are directly based on the Common Core Standards and the numerical value reflects where they are in progress towards standard achievement.

What the Numerical Values Mean: 

A grade of 1 means that the child is not making adequate progress towards the end of the year standard.

A grade of 2 means that the child is making progress towards the end of the year standard. 

A grade of 3 means that the child is meeting the end of the year expectations for the standard.

A grade of 4 means that the child is above end of grade level expectations for the standard.

Homework Guidelines

Children should have homework that extends proficiency in effective study habits and skills; increases the use of knowledge; develops insight and stimulates creativity. Homework should be given at each grade level for the following time/frequency: 

Kindergarten
Frequency: 1-2 times per week

Time: 15-20 minutes
First Grade
Frequency: 3-4 times per week

Time: 20-30 minutes
Second Grade
Frequency: 3-4 times per week

Time: 30-40 minutes
Third Grade
Frequency: 3-4 times per week

Time: 40-50 minutes
Fourth Grade
Frequency: 3-4 times per week

Time: 50-60 minutes
Fifth Grade
Frequency: 3-4 times per week

Time: One hour or more.
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In Case of Snow....

Snow has a way of sneaking up on us. Be sure to sign up for RI Broadcasters Association Alerts. KHA does NOT send ‘robo alerts’, so if you would like to be notified by text or email you must sign up for this service. Local news stations, radio stations and our Facebook pages will all be update in the case of a snow closing or delay.

Meet Nurse Judy

Judy D’Angelo RN, BSN, MEd, Certified School Nurse Teacher

Health Office hours are from 8:30 to 3:30 daily. Nurse Judy welcomes families to ask questions about the health and safety of KHA students at any time.

 

As we move into colder weather, make sure you refresh the clothes kept in your child’s locker. Wet and snowy weather means lots of kids with wet clothes. Please make sure your child has something warm and dry to change into if needed.

 

 

A few reminders:

  • Please remember to call the school and leave a message in the health office voice mail when your child is absent.
  • Keep an extra set of clothes in your child’s locker for those unexpected emergencies.
  • Label clothing/outerwear with your child’s name to insure a speedy return from the Lost and Found.
  • Make sure emergency info and phone numbers are accurate and kept up-to-date.

Is my child too sick to go to school? 

Click here to help you decide.

Everyday preventative actions you can take to help fight germs. 

The KHA KARES Club

On school days throughout the year, the KHA KARES Club is available to KHA students before and after school. The hours of operation are:

Before School: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

After School: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The mission of these Programs is not only to provide childcare, but to also provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere to students at the end of the school day. On a daily basis, students are provided with a healthy snack, a block of time to play (indoors/outdoors, as the weather permits), and a block of time to focus on homework, if applicable.

The KHA KARES Club is a monthly prepaid program. All students must be signed up for the full month and payment is due in full when the signup sheet is returned. 

 

Childcare assistance is available to qualified students.

  • During before and after school childcare, students are expected to adhere to KHA School Rules. Infractions will be reported to KHA administration and appropriate action will be taken.
  • Childcare payments should be made payable to Kingston Hill Academy.
  • The curricula of all programs are reviewed and approved by KHA administration.

If you have any questions regarding childcare, please contact the Office Manager.

Student/Family Events

The following are typical events held not only for the enjoyment of students, families, and staff, but also to promote collegiality across the KHA community. Typically, student/family events are sponsored by the KHA PTO. Some or all of these events will be held each school year:

BCI Information

To Chaperone Field Trips and for Volunteers/Mentors: Prior to chaperoning or volunteering, you must have a cleared BCI on file from the State of Rhode Island. The BCI must be dated within the last 12 calendar months.

 

 

To obtain a State of Rhode Island Background Check – BCI, you have 2 options.

In Person BCI Check:

To get a background check in person at AG’s Customer Service Center in Cranston, you will need ONE of the following forms of ID:

  • Valid state issued driver’s license
  • Valid state issued identification card
  • Valid United States passport
 
Visit:
4 Howard Avenue (corner of Pontiac Ave. and Howard Ave.)
Cranston, RI 02920
401-274-4400

Monday – Friday (except state holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
For more information, click on the button below.

Donate to Our Dream Playground

Have you signed up for Amazon Smile?

This is a fast and easy way to help raise funds for KHA using your existing Amazon account!

 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Once you choose ‘Kingston Hill Academy” as your charity, Amazon will remember this selection and whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app, every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation! 

Thank you in advance for your donations!

Title I Tutoring Programs

KHA receives Federal funds to help support Title I eligible students that attend KHA. 

A student qualifies for Title I support if she/he is below the benchmark in reading, writing, or arithmetic. KHA uses Title I funds for after-school tutoring throughout the school year as well as for a summer school program. The after-school tutoring usually takes place once a week, and lasts from ½ hour to 1 hour after school. The summer school program lasts for 2 weeks, 5 days a week, 2 – 4 hours a day.

Both the after school tutoring and summer school programs are taught by KHA certified staff. All instruction using Title I funds is aligned with the KHA curriculum and designed to help students meet state and school-wide standards in all academic areas.

Title I programs are free of charge. To sign up your child for tutoring or a summer school program, please contact the KHA office, contact Ms. Kerri Dailey at kdailey@kingstonhill.org or ask your teacher.

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