Keeping your Kindergartener safe and happy at school

    Change of Clothes

    Even if your child has never had an accident, we strongly recommend a complete change of clothes be provided and kept at school. We do not keep extra clothing on hand for accidents and they do happen. All articles should be clearly labeled with your child’s name. You may wish to keep the clothes in a Ziploc bag to be kept in your child’s cubby at school or backpack.

    Wide-eyed and Bushy-tailed

    Did you know that five and six year olds need 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night? Your child is growing and developing, playing hard, and learning new things each day. Help them be successful by getting to bed early and waking early enough to be fresh for the new school day.


    Believe it or not, your child needs to eat breakfast everyday! Little children have small tummies and burn a lot of calories quickly. That’s why they refuel so often. Even if you are not in the habit of having breakfast, help your child feel well and energetic all morning by providing a nutritious start to each day.


    At school your child will run, jump, climb, sprawl, skip, hop, and sometimes even sit in a chair. Closed-in (toe and heel), flat shoes are the safest for school wear. They will help your child perform and feel comfortable as well as avoid falls and injuries to self or others.

    Overalls, Snaps, and Zippers

    Consider how challenging clothing can be to fasten and unfasten when you select attire for school. Your child should be able to remove clothing to go to the restroom independently and quickly.

    Healthy Habits 
    Hand washing is the most effective measure to prevent the spread of illness. We will encourage your child to wash their hands before eating and after using the restroom. Please reinforce healthy habits including blowing runny noses, covering coughs and sneezes, brushing teeth, and keeping hands away from mouth and face.


    Please review the guidelines in the DISD Student Code of Conduct Handbook about when to keep your child home from school. Attendance and punctuality are so important but staying home to recover from illness is a greater need. Children who come to school sick will spread their illness to others.

    Please share your suggestions, questions, or concerns with your child’s teacher, nurse, counselor, or principal. We look forward to an exciting year of learning and growing together.


    The parent must send a written excuse upon his/her child's return to school. This is in addition to a doctor's note (if you have one).


Last Modified on August 5, 2015