Please bring the following documentation to the registration center:

    

     • Your child’s birth certificate, passport, green card or 1-94 card (ORIGINALS)           

     • Immunization records (most recent physical exam, vision and lead screening).

     • Proof of residency in Providence in the parent's/guardian's name dated within

     60  days (for example, utility bill, or lease agreement).

     • A photo ID of parent/guardian.

     Special Education students should bring their current Individualized

     Education Program (IEP).

 

Favor de traer los siguientes documentos al centro de inscripción:

 

     • Acta de nacimiento, pasaporte, tarjeta de residencia o tarjeta 1-94 del niño

      (DOCUMENTOS  ORIGINALES).

     • Historial de vacunas (examen físico, evaluación de la visión y plomo más recientes).

     • Comprobante de domicilio en Providence a nombre del padre/tutor con menos de 60 días

      de fecha (por ejemplo, factura de servicios, o contrato de renta).

     • Una identificación con foto del padre/guardián.

      Los estudiantes de educación especial deben traer su actual Programa Educativo

      Individualizado (IEP).

1. How to register :

  • How many students attend MLK?

    Approximately 520

  • What grades are represented? What schools do students attend after graduating?

    K-5. Students can attend any of the PPSD middle schools. School choice forms for middle school come out in late winter.

  • What is the teacher to student ratio in a classroom?

    A teacher can have up to 26 students

  • When do you learn about classroom or teacher assignments?

    Students learn about their new teacher at our Moving Up event that takes place at the end of the school year.  The teacher explains some information about themselves, academic and behavioral expectations. Families can call the school prior to the first day of speak to a staff member on the first day. After the first day, families will need to report to the main office.

  • What is the best way to contact a teacher?

    This is the teacher’s preference.  However, the district uses Kinvolved which is a web -based program and Kinvo which is the mobile app.   Some teachers prefer classDoJo. Families can email any teacher by firstname.lastname@ppsd.org. 

  • What should I do if I have a concern about a classroom issue or my child’s teacher?

    Always contact the teacher first in order to get a direct answer. Then contact the Principal or Vice Principal.  Families can set up an appointment with the teacher directly or contact the main office if they have any concerns. Every employee's email is first name.last name@ppsd.org

2. About our school

  • What are the official school hours?

    The school day begins at 9 am and ends at 3:15 pm M-F

  • What time can I drop off my child in the morning?

       Anytime between 8:30 and 9:00  There is no supervision prior to 8:30

  • What happens when a student is tardy?

    Students should report directly to the main office WITH AN ADULT for a late slip.

  • What is the attendance policy? Which absences are excused? Which are unexcused?

    See PPSD Code of Conduct located on PPSD website

  • What happens when a student has an appointment?

    We ask families to avoid making appointments during school hours, but we know sometimes this cannot be avoided. They MUST write a note and send to the office. Due to safety concerns, we do not take phone call changes unless it is an emergency.

  • What is the pick-up procedure?

    Outlined in MLK Student Handbook which is new this year.

  • What if I am late to pick up my child?

    Children are brought to the main office to await their parent/guardian’s arrival.  An office staff person will try to contact the parent/guardian if they have not called to say they are going to be late. We ask that all students are picked up by 3:25. If there is a family emergency or extenuating circumstance, please call the main office.

  • How do I know if my child qualifies for a bus?

    Call Nancy in the main office with any questions.

3. School Hours : Drop off / Pick up

  • What type of specials are offered and how often?

    Students will have one or two specials per day ranging from PE (gym), library,  music and art.

  • How often are report cards sent home?

    Report cards can be viewed on Skyward at the end of each quarter.

  • Is there an after school program?

       Mount Hope Learning Center is our before/after school provider housed in

       our  building.  There are other programs that will pick students up at our school.     This is based on their enrollment.

4. Academics

  • Are any snacks or meals provided? And what snacks may they eat – school vs. brought from home?

    Every student is eligible for a free lunch at MLK.  One snack we frown upon is any hot, spicy chips such as Takis. If your child has any allergies, please let us know as soon as possible. Students also receive a free breakfast every day along with a fruit/vegetable snack 2-3x per week.

  • Who is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch?

    100% of our students receive free/reduced lunch. We just ask ALL families fill out the lunch form.

  • How can I find the lunch menu?

    PPSD website and in your child’s backpack

  • What is the nut policy?

    PPSD website.  We have a nut free table in the cafeteria.

  • What if my child is allergic to other food besides nuts?

    Medications such as allergy meds and epi pens will be stored in the nurse's office.

  • Is anything banned?

    Toys that look like any kind of weapon.

  • Is there recess? Playtime? Will my child get to move around? Do kids get to play outside, even on chilly days and, when indoors, do they get to run around?

    Yes. Students have one 20 minute recess per day. The will have their recess either in the courtyard or the field.  When recess is held inside due to inclement weather, it is held in the classroom.

  • What happens when my child is sick at school?

    The student will be sent to the nurse and assessed.  The nurse will call the parent/guardian if the child is too ill to remain in school.

  • Are children allowed to bring in their own medicine to school?

    All medicine has to be kept in the nurse’s office with a note from a doctor and administered as directed by the child's doctor. Please have an adult drop off all meds to the nurse.

  • Forms will be sent home for parents/guardians to sign giving the nurse permission to administer aspirin or ibuprofen to students.

5. Health & Wellness

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