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Kannapolis City Schools roundup

The Kannapolis School System office is at 100 Denver St. The phone number is 704-938-1131.
The website is www.kannapolis.K12,nc.us.
Head Start, preschool only, 1300 Glenn Ave., Kannapolis, 28081; 704-932-7433; Jennifer J. Baucom, director.
Orientation: 3-year-old program: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon; 4-year-old program, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m.
Staggered entry: Aug. 27, Sept. 2 and 3; first full day, Sept. 4.
Forest Park — Kindergarten through fourth grade, 1333 Forest Park Drive, Kannapolis, 28083; 704-932-8121; Nick Carlascio, principal.
Open house: First and second grades, Friday, Aug. 22, 3-4 p.m.; third and fourth grades, Friday, Aug. 22, 4-5 p.m.; kindergarten, Friday, Aug. 29, 9-11 a.m.
Uniform colors: Tops: red, white, blue, black and green; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.
Fred L. Wilson — Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, 1401 Pine St., Kannapolis, 28081; 704-932-8656, Mandi Campbell, principal.
Open house: Monday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Uniform colors: Tops: red, white, blue, black and green; bottoms: black, navy blue, and khaki.
Jackson Park — Kindergarten through fourth grade, 1400 Jackson St., Kannapolis, 28083; 704-933-2831; Erin Anderson, principal.
Open house: Friday, Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.
Uniform colors: Tops: red, white, blue, black and green; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.
Shady Brook — Kindergarten through fourth grade, 903 Rogers Lake Road, Kannapolis, 28081; 704-933-2434; Will Gibson, principal.
Open house: Friday, Aug. 22, 2-4 p.m.
Uniform colors: Tops: red, white, blue, black and green; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.
• Woodrow Wilson — Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, 800 N. Walnut St., Kannapolis, 28081; 704-933-2935; Erik Johnson, principal.
Open house: Saturday, Aug. 23, 1-3 p.m.
Uniform colors: Tops: red, white, blue, black and green; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.
• Kannapolis Intermediate — fifth and sixth grades, 525 East C St., Kannapolis, 28083; 704-932-4161; Todd Parker, principal.
Back to school orientation: Fifth grade, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m.; sixth grade, Sunday, Aug. 24, 3-5 p.m.
Uniform colors: Tops for fifth grade: navy blue and red; tops for sixth grade: light blue and hunter green; bottoms for both grades: black, navy blue and khaki.
Kannapolis Middle — seventh and eighth grades, 1445 Oakwood Ave., Kannapolis, 28081; 704-932-4102; Bridgette Reese, principal.
Open house: Seventh grade, Saturday, Aug. 23, 8:45-11 a.m.; eighth grade, Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-noon.
Uniform colors: Tops for seventh grade, Carolina blue and hunter green; for eighth grade, navy blue and red; bottoms for both grades, black, navy blue and khaki.
A.L. Brown High — ninth through 12th grades, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis, 28083; 704-932-6125; Kenneth Bowen, principal.
Freshmen orientation will be Friday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-noon. Students should meet in front of Bullock Gym. This three-hour orientation is for students only. A parent meeting will be held from 11 a.m.-noon in the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center.
Dress code: The uniform policy at A.L. Brown High School requires that students wear pants, shorts and skirts made of a twill-like material (no jeans).
Shirts/sweaters: green, white, gray or navy blue collared polo shirts, tucked in.
Bottoms: pants, shorts, skorts, skirts; colors will be navy blue and khaki. Students are required to wear belts with any bottom wear that has belt loops.
Jackets and coats with zippers or buttons will be permitted to be worn over the top of the short or long-sleeved polo shirt. Jackets or coats must be unzipped and unbuttoned while in the building.
Hoodies and sweatshirts are not permitted.
Elementary: 8:10 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
Intermediate: 7:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
Middle: 7:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
High: 8:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
McKnight: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Breakfast: All Kannapolis City Schools students receive a free breakfast.
Lunch: kindergarten through sixth grade, $2.25 full pay and 40 cents reduced.
Seventh through 12th grades, $2.35 full pay and 40 cents reduced.
Requests for free and reduced lunch are available at each school or can be downloaded from the Kannapolis City Schools website at: http://www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us/CentralOffice/CN.htm.
The superintendent decides when students need to be dismissed from classes because of extreme heat, snow or ice, storms, water shortages or other unusual circumstances. When school is dismissed during the day, it will be announced on the area radio and television stations. In case of snow or other severe weather overnight, area radio and TV stations will be notified of school closings by 6:30 a.m. In cases when school is canceled or delayed, Kannapolis City Schools will send a ConnectEd message to all parents and staff.
Student fees: Kindergarten through sixth grade, $10 supply fee (instructional, agenda, Cabarrus Arts); seventh and eighth grades, $11 supply fee (supplies, agenda, Cabarrus Arts); ninth through 12th grades, various fees depending on courses.
Insurance: School accident insurance is a low cost way to protect your children throughout the school year. There are several options to choose from.
• School time coverage — with extended dental — $18 (low); $28 (middle) and $49 (high); without extended dental — $9 (low); $19 (middle) and $49 (high).
• 24-hour coverage — with extended dental — $63 (low); $108 (middle); and $259 (high); without extended dental — $54 (low); $99 (middle) and $216 (high).
• Varsity football coverage — with extended dental — $96 (low); $152 (middle); and $317 (high); without extended dental — $87 (low); $143 (middle); and $317 (high).
For information about programs for exceptional children, including the academically gifted and the disabled, call Bonnie West at 704-938-3151.
Cannon Memorial YMCA, Kannapolis Branch provides a safe and fun after school environment.
The program provides opportunities and experiences that stimulate a child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
Counselors provide guidance during activities and are trained to teach children the qualities essential to becoming successful, along with striving to meet the developmental needs and temperament of each child.
The Kannapolis YMCA is a 4-star licensed facility and accepts subsidized childcare vouchers.
The program operates from school dismissal until 6 p.m. (late fees apply after 6).

Transportation to Y
The school system provides bus transportation from Kannapolis Intermediate School, Kannapolis Middle School, Fred L. Wilson and Woodrow Wilson elementary schools.
The YMCA transports via mini-bus from Forest Park, Jackson Park and Shady Brook elementary schools.
A full day of childcare is offered on most teacher workdays and certain holidays.
Their activities include homework time, arts and crafts, singing, devotions, computer reading, reading lab time, playground time, swimming, trips to the library and more.
Snacks provided are based on North Carolina state requirements.
Costs
Monthly fees are as follows:
Facility member, after-school only, $225, registration fee, $30
Non-member, after-school only, $340, registration fee, $30
School Days Out: Most are free, but some are $22.50 a day for both member and non-member.
A 20 percent discount applies to additional children on monthly fees.
Scholarship application and purchase of care vouchers are accepted.
For more information, contact Jami Eager, Y program director, 704-939-9622, or jeager@cannonymca.org.

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