2021 Summer School

Camp at the Point
Posted on 04/07/2021
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Dates: June 7 - July 2, 2021
Location: 
Prairie Point Elementary School
School Address: 
8101 NW Belvidere Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64152
Student Hours: 
8:40 am - 3:40 pm
School Phone: 
816-359-4380
Office Hours: 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer School Principal: Mrs. Sarah McQuinn



What can I expect: Camp at the Point (Summer School) will have so many fun components, while still meeting the educational needs and safety precautions outline by Park Hill School District.

A normal day for summer school at Camp at the Point will look like this:
Core Subject time (Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies)
PE in the gym with our 2 PE teachers
Lunch in the cafeteria
Recess with our Recess teachers
More Core Subject time (Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies)
Additional Recess with our Recess teachers

Camp at the Point will also have:
Weekly Student Prizes- selected every Friday
Camp Snacks every Friday - Popsicles, Chips, and Ice Cream treats for students (will have dairy-free and gluten-free options for allergies)
Masks optional for students and staff inside the school; masks optional for students outside at recess
Assigned seats and sit-spots in the cafeteria
Spirit Dress-Up Days - optional for students and staff


School-wide Activities:  A series of spirit days and special activities will be planned throughout the summer school experience. These are optional activities for both students and staff. Click here to access.


Arrival and Dismissal: Supervision of students begins at 8:20 AM. Please do not drop off students before 8:20 AM. Students who wish to eat breakfast will pick up breakfast from the cafeteria on their way to class.

8:20 am - The first bell rings. Students may not be dropped off before 8:20 am as there will not be supervision available.

8:40 am - Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:40 pm - Dismissal



Transportation Logistics:

Car Riders: Students who will be car riders every day will be considered “everyday car riders.” All parents will be given a placard on the first day of summer school when they drop off their children. The placard MUST be displayed in the front window of the vehicle so staff can identify the parent or guardian. During dismissal, these students will be dismissed through the front doors. Staff members will supervise the car riders until a parent arrives.

We request that parents remain in cars and form a pick-up line in the front driveway. In order to eliminate congestion in the front office and keep students safe, we ask that you wait in the “car rider” line, in your car, and refrain from coming into the building to pick up your child unless it is an emergency situation.

Please avoid driving around cars that may be slower to load or unload students. Sometimes students use car doors on both sides of the vehicle. In order to keep students and staff safe, we request that you stay in line until the car in front of you moves.

Bus Riders: The week of May 31st, families will receive a communication from Lana Dudzinski, Park Hill’s Transportation Coordinator, detailing how to access your child’s bus transportation information. Please check your contact information in the parent portal (Infinite Campus), to ensure your contact information is up to date. If you have questions or concerns regarding bus issues, please contact First Student at 816-359-4560.

On the first day of summer school, and every day after, teachers will walk their students to their individual buses and check off their names as they get on. Students will also scan their badges as they get on the bus. This is another important reason to ensure that students bring their badge to school each day.

Transportation Changes: If your student is going to have different transportation, a note or phone call from the parent must accompany the request. Please contact the office prior to 2:30 pm to request a change in transportation. Bus changes will only be issued for changes in daycare or for the safety of the student. If an alternative person is checking out your student, the person must have their ID scanned.

If you are picking your child up prior to the end of the school day, please arrive in the office prior to 3:20 pm. Parents who arrive after 3:20 pm, will need to wait until dismissal begins for their child to be called out of class.


Breakfast/Lunch Options:

Students may bring their lunch from home or have the option for free breakfast and lunch options throughout the entire summer. Menus will be sent home with each camper on the first day of summer school.

You can access your child’s lunch account at www.schoolcafe.com. You must have your student’s school, ID number, and birthdate to establish a School Café account.

The breakfast and lunch menu can be found by clicking on the links. Breakfast starts at 8:20 AM. Please refer to the monthly menu for specific meal selections.


Thank you for sharing your child with us this summer!  We are confident that your child will have fun learning while making great memories at Camp at the Point!