Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is the first day of school? When are the holidays?
A. The first day of school typically falls on a Wednesday in mid-August. Evergreen School District provides a handy year-at-a-glance calendar showing the first and last day of the school year as well as the observed holidays throughout the year. The year-at-a-glance calendar can be found on our calendar page.
Q. When will my child get his or her schedule of classes?
A. The class schedules are normally mailed home prior to the first day of school.
Q. What school supplies do I need for the first day? Is there a supply list?
A. Unlike most elementary schools, there is no set list of supplies you will need for Quimby. Because each teacher has a slightly different approach, they will also have slightly different requirements. Students will receive a list of items from each teacher after school begins – typically they will have a week or so to get the required items.
Q. Does my child need a backpack? What kind?
A. Yes, your child should have a backpack. At Quimby, your child will receive a complete set of textbooks to take home and leave at home during the year and they have another set to use in class. Therefore, they will not need to carry textbooks in their backpacks. Many kids are fine with a smaller backpack than they used in elementary school.
Q. What is the daily class schedule?
A. School starts at 8:15 a.m. (warning bell 8:10 a.m.) and ends at 2:30 p.m. The schedule is the same every day unless there is an assembly or other special event. See the Bell Schedule page for a detailed schedule.
Q. How does school drop-off and pick-up work?
A. There will be no busing between home and the school. Students will need to be driven or otherwise arrange for their own transportation to and from school. The district is in the process of compiling solutions to ease congestion. Some ideas include walking to school or organizing carpools. We are strongly suggesting that parents arrange carpools or have their children walk to school. We are planning to roll out a plan of designated drop off and pick up locations to minimize traffic on campus and aid in safety for all students. We also plan to create safe walking routes. Please work with your friends and neighbors to arrange carpools or walking groups if possible.
Q. I would like to help out. What can I do?
A. The PTSA is ALWAYS looking for volunteers. Contact PTSA – we’d love to have you! See Get Involved for more ways to help out.
Q. Will summer math classes qualify my child to be placed in advanced math classes?
Completing programs such as Jose Valdéz Math, Math Enrichment, or other programs over the summer does not qualify students to skip classes or be placed in advanced classes for the coming school year.
While we understand the desire to challenge and accelerate your child's learning, math placement is determined by the MDTP assessment of your child's academic performance, readiness, and potential. This assessment takes into account a variety of factors, including but not limited to, grades, standardized test scores, and teacher evaluations.
We encourage all of our students to engage in academic enrichment opportunities over the summer, as these can greatly benefit their overall academic growth and development. However, we want to emphasize that such programs are not considered for advanced placement.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of your child's education.
Q: When are school pictures taken?
School portraits are taken two times during the school year, first in September and again in March with make-up days each time. Pictures are taken by a professional photography studio and proofs are sent home with students. Portraits with a wide variety of backgrounds can be ordered online. Orders for proofs must be placed by the end of June each school year.
If you prepaid for your portraits and are not satisfied, return the portraits on make-up day and your child will be rephotographed free of charge. If not satisfied with the retakes, you can make an appointment for a rephotograph. If at that point you are still not fully satisfied, you can return the pictures for a full refund.