Back to School Info

Back to School Information
Posted on 07/15/2019
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We can't wait to see you again! Get the info you need to start school off right by clicking on the bars below. 


And remember to share your first day photos with the hashtag #firstdayCK or email them to We’ll show off our students on our websites and district social media!  

Save the Date

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.–noon:
 Back to School Meet & Greet

Wednesday, Sept. 4: First Day for grades 1-5

First Day of Kindergarten: Please see our Slow Start Kindergarten page for more information


For PE classes, all students need a pair of tennis shoes that support the ankle and protect the foot.

Except for clothing, please do not label your student’s supplies unless indicated by an asterisk (*). Thank you! 

Headphones/Earbuds: All students use Chromebooks throughout the school year and
may be more comfortable using their own headphones or earbuds in class.

NOTE: Suggested donations are used for miscellaneous needs that occur throughout the year. Any amount is appreciated. Please make checks payable to Esquire Hills.


  •  * 1 backpack (labeled with student’s name)
  •  $20.00 donation for your child’s supplies


  • 24 #2 wood pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 2 boxes crayons, 24 count
  •  6 glue sticks
  •  12 pencil top erasers
  • 1 package (8 count) thick markers
  • 2 black and white composition books, wide ruled
  • 1 pair of pointed scissors
  • 1 plastic school box (8”x5” standard size)
  •  Boys – a package of gallon size zip-top plastic bags
  • $10.00 classroom donation


  • 1 pair pointed scissors
  •  24 #2 wood pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 2 black and white composition books, wide ruled
  •  2 glue sticks
  •  2 large pink erasers
  •  1 box crayons, 24 count (Crayola preferred)
  •  1 pack markers
  •  3 pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow)
  •  Boys – 1 package of gallon size zip-top plastic bags
  •  Girls – 1 package of quart size zip-top plastic bags
  • $10.00 classroom donation


  • 36 #2 wood pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  •  * 2 box crayons, 24 count (Crayola preferred)
  • 6 small glue sticks
  •  * 4 black and white composition books, wide ruled
  •  * 1 pair quality scissors, medium size
  •  1 pack of skinny markers
  •  Pack of highlighters
  •  Box of colored pencils
  •  1 box of Tissues
  • $10.00 classroom donation


  • * 1 pair scissors - adult size
  •  * 1 three-ring binder, 1½-2”
  •  * 4 wide ruled composition books
  •  Ear buds
  •  Small supply box
  •  3 packs pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  •  2 large glue sticks
  •  1 big eraser
  •  8 black dry erase markers (Expo preferred)
  •  2 boxes Tissues
  •  $10.00 classroom donation


Please replenish paper and pencils as needed.

  • Scissors
  • Headphones/earbuds (optional)
  •  * 4 black and white composition books*
    (9¾” x 7½) (minimum 200 sheets)
  • * 2 glue sticks
  • * 1 set colored pencils* (at least 12, no crayons)
  • 1 small plastic supply box (6" x 8" x 2" to fit in
  •  1 three-ring binder, 1” (no other binders accepted)
  •  Set of dividers
  •  Reusable water bottle for water filling


  • 2 solid color pocket folders
  •  2 vinyl 3-ring binders
  • 3 glue sticks
  •  1 box crayons
  •  1 pack markers
  •  1 box #2 pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 1 watercolor set
  •  $10.00 classroom donation


  •  * 1 backpack (labeled with student’s name)
  •  2 pocket folders
  •  1 plastic supply box
  •  1 box (24 count) crayons (Crayola preferred)
  •  1 box of markers (Crayola preferred)
  •  1 pair scissors


Students need only the supplies listed below:

  •  * 1 backpack (labeled with student’s name)
  •  10 glue sticks
  •  1 pair of scissors (according to hand size)
  •  2 pocket folders
  •  1 watercolor set
  •  1 set colored pencils (at least 12) 

Welcome to kindergarten at Esquire Hills!  Families will participate in two activities before all kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday,  September 10th. All students will engage in a Slow Start event and a Family Meeting.  Our office will be calling families the week of August 19th to begin scheduling these two experiences.   

Kindergarten Slow Start 

Esquire Hills Elementary begins the kindergarten experience for students with a Slow Start. Students will begin their first all day experience with only 10 students.  Families may choose one day for their child to attend as their first all day experience, Wednesday September 4th or Thursday September 5th.  Students will rotate through all three teachers during their Slow Start Day and experience specialist, lunch and recess. Our focus for these days is to build relationships with our children, teach them to make friends, and build their stamina for a full day of school. 

Kindergarten Family Meetings 

On Friday September 6th  and Monday September 9th, teachers will meet with each family for a 30 minute session.  This gives our families and teachers the opportunity to meet and build relationships. Teachers can answer questions about school and learn about the students. At Esquire Hills we believe our families are an important part of our student success. 

First Day of Kindergarten 

All kindergarten students will begin their academic year on Tuesday September 10th. During the first two weeks of school, while we are building routines and relationships, classes will remain flexible as we find the best learning placement for each student.  This gives students a chance to make connections and for the team to make the best placement for all students’ success. We look forward to our year together and can’t wait to see you all soon! 

You can pay for meals and many fees and fines directly to our main office or pay online through our district's Touchbase system. For online payments, you’ll need to know your student’s ID number, which is on report cards and available from our main office.

You can see past payments. 


 Find bus stops and times on our Buses page, under the Info section. 

We provide bus service to students who live more than a mile from their neighborhood school and students with special needs. We do not normally provide transportation to students who live outside of their normal school boundaries.  

Safe Walking Route

If your child walks to school, please encourage them to use a safe walking route. We suggest using these routes (pdf).