Welcome to Lupin Hill Elementary School’s 2016-2017 school year!
As you know, our mission at Lupin Hill is to provide students with the kind of educational experience that fosters community, civic leadership and 21st century skills. To these ends, students will:
• Learn to read critically, write persuasively, think and reason logically, and solve complex problems.
• Adopt an attitude of appreciation, curiosity and excitement about “the quest” – expect and embrace the work of learning, enjoy and look for ways to solve problems, evaluate the validity of information, find their learning relevant, and see projects through to the solution.
• Understand ethical responsibility and contribute as informed citizens at all levels.
• Develop skills for thinking creatively, make decisions, solve problems, and see things in the mind’s eye.
As Lupin Hill’s principal, it is my great pleasure to participate in our mission’s many endeavors. I have a keen interest in participating in all of the amazing partnerships our families, staff and community share in the cultivation of our shared interest- our amazing children. In the days to come, I will engage actively in learning how to best support the practices and mindsets required to meet our mutual goals.
Thank you for all you do, collectively and as individuals, to support our amazing Lupin Hill family!
With great care and admiration,
Dr. Jessica L. Kiernan
Back to School FAQs
When is the first day of school?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Is the first day a full day?
For Grades 1 - 5, the first day is a regular Wednesday. That means that dismissal is at 12:20.
Journeys and Kinders have a different schedule. Their first day is 9:00 am to 10:00am.
Where do I go the first day of school?
Grades 4 and 5 will line up on the Upper Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Greet your friends and be ready for the Flag Salute at 8:00am. You will walk with your class to the classroom by 8:05am.
Grades 1 and 2 will line up on the Primary Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Your teacher will walk you into your classroom when the 8:00am bell rings.
Grade 3 will line up at their teacher line near the climbing structure on the Upper Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Your teacher will walk you into your classroom when the 8:00am bell rings.
How do I know my teacher's name?
Like last year, you will find out your class placement when your parents register you...according to the following schedule. If you are new and do know where to find your classroom (or In the event that you miss the registration process on Tuesday afternoon/evening), we will have volunteers on campus Wednesday morning to help you find your classroom/teacher.
Please review the following carefully:
Journeys and Kinder Parents will find out at Registration / Back To School Night Monday, August 22, 2016.
Registration - 5:00 - 5:50
Back to School Presentations 6:00 - 7:00
Location: Hees Hall and Kinder Classrooms
Parents of students in Grades 1 - 5 will be given their student's classroom/teacher assignment on August 23rd when they register in Hees Hall. On-site registration is important to ensure that we have accurate contact information for every student on the first day of school. Registration materials were sent home at the end of the school year. For the sake of efficiency, we have asked that families bring the completed documents and come to register according to the following schedule on Tuesday, August 23:
3:00 to 4:00pm - Last names from A to G
4:00 to 5:00pm - Last names from H to O
5:00 to 6:00pm - Last names from P to Z
If you are unable to come during your assigned time, please arrive at 6:00pm.
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Any family may register.
6:30pm - Registration closes.
Further details on registration are available at the PFC website.
If your family is not going to be at school on the first day, please let the office know asap when the students will start school so that we can hold the placement. Email to
or call to leave a voice message at 818-880-4434.
Will there be lunch on the first day?
Just as we do on all Wednesdays, you may bring or buy lunch on the first Wednesday. The lunch period is from 12:20 to 12:45 for those who wish to stay for it.
What if I am sick on the first day of school?
If you are absent, please call the Absence Line (818) 880-4434 ext 315.
Will I have homework on the first day of school?
You will have to wait and see for that answer!
What do I do on Day 2?
Your teacher will tell you on the First Day!