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Kannapolis City Schools roundup

KCS Administration and Board of Education

Superintendent: Dr. Pamela Cain

Assistant Superintendent: Dr. Chip Buckwell

Office: 100 Denver St., Kannapolis, NC 28083

Phone: 704-938-1131

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays

Website: www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us


KANNAPOLIS CITY SCHOOLS WEB SITE: www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us



School Board

 The school board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Central Office Boardroom


  • Chair:  Todd Adams, 704-938-9879
  • Vice chair:  Danita Rickard, 704-933-4221
  • Members:  Doris Buchanan, 704-933-8431; Charles Mitchell, 704-933-4411; Daniel Wallace, 704-938-7101.

KANNAPOLIS — Monday, Aug. 24, is the first day of school for Kannapolis City Schools. Some 5,500 students are expected.

The school office is at 100 Denver St., open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. The phone number is 704-938-1131.

Here’s a roundup of what Kannapolis families need to know.


Head Start

Preschool only, 1300 Glenn Ave. 704-932-7433, Jennifer J. Baucom, director. Open house will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Elementary schools

• Forest Park, grades K-4, 1333 Forest Park Drive, Kannapolis, 28083;  704-932-8121, Nick Carlascio, principal.

Open house: First through fourth grades: Friday, Aug. 21, from 3-6 p.m.; Kindergarten: Thursday, Aug. 27,  from 9-11 a.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.

• Fred L. Wilson, grades Pre-K-fourth, 1401 Pine St., 28081; 704-932-8656, Mandi Campbell, principal.

Open house: Friday, Aug. 21, from 3-5 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.

• Jackson Park, grades K-4, 1400 Jackson St. 28083; 704-933-2831; Erin Anderson, principal.

Open house: Friday, Aug. 21, from 2-5 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.

• Shady Brook, grades K-4, 903 Rogers Lake Road, 28081; 704-933-2434; Will Gibson, principal.

Open house: Friday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.

• Woodrow Wilson, grades Pre-K-4, 800 N. Walnut St. 28081; 704-933-2935; Jason Irving, principal.

Open house: Saturday, Aug. 22, from 1-3 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki


Intermediate School

 • Kannapolis Intermediate, grades 5-6, 525 E. C St. 28083; 704-932-4161, Erik Johnson, principal.

Back to school orientation: Friday, Aug. 21, from 3-6 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops: any solid color; bottoms: black, navy blue and khaki.


Middle School

Kannapolis Middle

Grades 7-8, 1445 Oakwood Ave. 28081; 704-932-4102; Bridgette Reese, principal.

Open house: Seventh grade, Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon; eighth grade, Saturday, Aug. 22,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Uniform colors: Tops for seventh grade: any solid color green; tops for eighth grade: any solid color blue; bottoms for both grades: black, navy blue and khaki.

High School

A.L. Brown High, grades 9-12, 415 E. First St. 28083; 704-932-6125; Todd Parker, principal.

Freshmen orientation: Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 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. to noon in KPAC.

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.

Bottom wear (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/hoodies: Hoodies may not be worn as the outer or under shirt. Anything with a hood is considered a hoodie. Jackets must be appropriately sized and may not be baggy or oversized. Jackets may not be worn in class unless the student’s teacher approves such use. Anything with a hood may be worn to school. The hooded jacket must be taken off after entering the building prior to the start of school. At no time shall the hood of the jacket be worn on the head while on the bus or in a school building.

Sweatshirts and undershirts: Sweaters, sweatshirts and visible undershirts must be the color(s) designated for shirts and sweaters above. White undershirts are permissible. Sweaters and sweatshirts may not bear any emblems, insignias, logos or slogans, other than the school logo, a small thumb-sized brand logo, or the “Kannapolis K.” Sweaters and sweatshirts must be waist-banded and worn at the waist. Any type shirt may be worn as under shirts as long as the polo/Oxford shirt is worn as the outer shirt and is one of the solid colors above for that grade span or gray, black or white. (The undershirt may not have a hood on it.)

School hours

Elementary:  8:10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Intermediate:  7:15 a.m.–2:05 p.m.

Middle:  7:15 a.m.–2:05 p.m.

High: 8:40 a.m.–3:25 p.m.

McKnight: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Child nutrition 

  • All KCS students receive breakfast and lunch free.
  • Prices for teachers and other adults are a la carte.
  • Lunch snacks will still be available, priced individually.


Severe weather policy

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.

Fees, insurance

Student fees: Kindergarten-sixth grades,  $10 supply fee (instructional, agenda, Cabarrus Arts); seventh and eighth grade, $11 supply fee (supplies, agenda, Cabarrus Arts); high school, 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 $51 (high); without extended dental, $9 (low), $19 (middle) and $51 (high).

• 24-hour coverage: with extended dental, $68 (low), $118 (middle) and $298 (high); without extended dental, $59 (low), $109 (middle) and $298 (high).

•  Varsity football coverage: With extended dental, $105 (low), $166 (middle) and $365 (high); without extended dental, $96 (low), $157 (middle) and $365 (high).

Special education

For information about programs for exceptional children, including the academically gifted and the disabled, call Bonnie West at 704-938-3151.

After school care

Cannon Memorial YMCA Kannapolis Branch provides a safe and fun after-school environment for your child. The program provides opportunities and experiences which stimulate a child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development. Counselors provide guidance during activities and are trained to teach your child the qualities essential to becoming successful, along with striving to meet the developmental needs and temperament of each child. The Kannapolis Y is a 4-star licensed facility and accepts subsidized childcare vouchers.

Transportation: The program operates from school dismissal until 6 p.m. (Late fees apply after 6.)

  • KCS provides bus transportation from KIS, KMS, Fred L. Wilson and Woodrow Wilson.
  • The Y transports via mini-bus from Forest Park, Jackson Park and Shady Brook.
  • A full day of childcare is offered on most teacher workdays and certain holidays.
  • Activities include homework time, arts and crafts, singing, devotions, computer and reading lab time, playground time, swimming, trips to the library and much more.
  • Snacks provided are based on state requirements.



Monthly fees are as follows:

Facility member, after-school only, $225; registration $30.

Non-member, after-school only, $340; registration $30.


School days out: Most are free, but some are $22.50/day for both member and non-member.

* A 20 percent discount applies to a second or additional child 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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