2024-2025 Back-to-School

2024-2025 Back-to-School

Welcome to the 2024-2025 School Year!

Mark your calendar! The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 22, 2024. 

Please note the following schedule for kindergarten students: 
  • Thursday, August 22; Friday, August 23; Monday, August 26 - Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Students will eat lunch at school before being dismissed for the day. Transportation will be available for kindergarten students on these days. 
  • Tuesday, August 27 - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:30 a.m. Parents/guardians should attend orientation with their child at the building where their child will be attending school. Orientation is expected to last one hour and students will return home with their parents/guardians following orientation. 
  • Wednesday, August 28 - First full day of school for kindergarten students. 

The complete academic year calendar for the 2024-2025 school year is available for download on the right hand side of the page. 

Back-to-School Events

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the following back-to-school events: 

  • Keystone Oaks High School's 9th Grade & New Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 9 a.m. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. 
  • Keystone Oaks Middle School's 6th Grade & New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 15, beginning at 9 a.m. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. 
  • Elementary Back-to-School & Meet-the-Teacher Event: Tuesday, August 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Each building will hold its own event and all elementary students and families are invited to attend. 

2024-2025 School Year Calendar

Please make note of the following dates for the 2024-2025 academic year:

  • The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 22, 2024.

  • The final day of school is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2025. 

  • Commencement for the Class of 2025 is slated for Thursday, June 5, 2025. Friday, June 6, 2025 will be used as a make-up date for commencement, in the event that the date would need to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Additionally, new for the 2024-2025 school year, Keystone Oaks’ academic calendar includes three two-hour delays for students. On these days, staff members will participate in professional development. The two-hour delays are scheduled for the following days:

  • Monday, October 14, 2024

  • Monday, March 10, 2025

  • Monday, May 5, 2025


The complete academic year calendar for the 2024-2025 school year is available for download on the right hand side of the page. 

ParentSquare Communication Platform

The Keystone Oaks School District uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified. If you are no longer able to access the activation link that was sent via email, please reach out to Sarah Welch ([email protected]) via email. 


Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

  • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification 

  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once with a daily digest at 6 pm 

  • Communicate in your preferred language

  • Comment on school postings to engage with your school community

  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences

  • Sign forms & permission slips, sign up to volunteer and more all from your desktop or mobile device


ParentSquare will be utilized by district administrators, parent organizations, classroom teachers, coaches, club and activity sponsors and others to: 

 

  • Send and receive school and class information that is specific to your child

  • Share pictures and files

  • Add calendar items

  • Request volunteers, supplies, and more

  • Schedule parent-teacher conferences

  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

About PowerSchool

PowerSchool is the district's online student information system offering parents and guardians real-time access to grades, attendance, teacher comments and assignments, and other important information. PowerSchool can be accessed from a web browser or free app for iOS and Android devices.

Please note that the website for the PowerSchool Portal has changed. Please be sure to visit and bookmark the new website

More information about PowerSchool, including instructions on how to create an account, how to add a student, and more are available on the District's website

School Schedules

The elementary schools will operate on the following schedule for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Doors Open - 8:20 a.m.

  • Breakfast Served 8:20-8:30 a.m.

  • Homeroom – 8:30-8:45 a.m.

  • Students marked tardy - 8:40 a.m.

  • Instruction begins - 8:45 a.m.

  • Instruction ends - 3:15 p.m. 

  • Student Dismissal - 3:20 p.m.


Before and after school care is available at all three elementary schools through Extended Day Services, a private company. Information about their programs is available on their website - https://www.extendedday.com/keystone-oaks

Keystone Oaks Middle & High School will operate on the following schedule for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Doors Open - 7:20 a.m. 
  • Breakfast Served - 7:20-7:45 a.m. 
  • Homeroom - 7:45 a.m.
  • Students marked tardy - 7:45 a.m.
  • First period - 7:54 a.m.
  • Student Dismissal - 2:36 p.m.

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