New Family Information

Welcome to The Kinkaid School! We are so excited that your family will be joining the Kinkaid community.

We hope you will be able to use these pages to find information and answer some of your many questions; please explore the divisional tab for your child. The login that parents created during the admission process will allow access to the parent password-protected portal. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parent Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator at 713.243.5056.


Upper School (9th-12th)

Year-Round

Key Contacts for Upper School

Peter Behr
Upper School Head
peter.behr@kinkaid.org
713.243.6500

Chantae Higginbotham
Upper School Registrar
chantae.higginbotham@kinkaid.org
713.243.6501

Judy Grisell
Director of Health Services
judy.grisell@kinkaid.org
713.243.5075

Rita Morico
Parent Liaison &
Volunteer Coordinator
rita.morico@kinkaid.org
713.243.5056

Calendars

Upper School Dress Code

Student dress is to be neat, clean, and not distracting.

Boys and Girls:
  • Shirts with collars
    or
  • T-shirts and sweatshirts may be worn at school but are limited to just two types: Kinkaid and college. (College t-shirts and sweatshirts may be for a school in general or for one of their athletic teams.)
Boys may wear slacks, jeans or shorts.
Shorts must be “walking” or Bermuda length.

Girls may wear slacks, jeans, skirts or shorts.
Skirts must be knee length. Shorts must be “walking” or Bermuda length.

Carpool Information & Carpool Routes Map

Upper School students should be dropped off and picked up in the West Parking Lot, in the right lane adjacent to the Upper School building.

You can use Veracross to help source potential carpool partners. Simply click on the Directory icon at the top of your home page, then click on the Nearby Families tab. For video instructions, please visit the "Web How To" instructions webpage in the password-protected parent portal.

Visitor Parking Map

Campus Map & Visitor Parking

Download a larger view (pdf format)

Communication from Kinkaid

In addition to the Website the following items will come from the School.

Falcon Flyer
Every Sunday, the School sends out an e-newsletter called “The Falcon Flyer.” The Flyer is a great source of important information regarding upcoming events and volunteer activities so be sure to read it when it comes out every Sunday night.

Weekly Emails from the Heads/Assistant Heads
On Friday (Upper School) or Thursday (Middle School), both parents and students receive a weekly email from the Division Head or Assistant Head highlighting events for the upcoming week.

Special E-Bulletins
Occasionally, the headmaster, athletic director or other school administrator will send out an email to all parents with timely information or updates.

KINKAID - The School Magazine
The KINKAID magazine is published three times each year for the alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of The Kinkaid School and includes news of current activities and events, as well as alumni news.

Student Newspapers
The Falcon
, the Upper School newspaper is a great way to see what the students are thinking. The Upper School Journalism students produce six issues a year. The Talon Times, the Middle School newsletter is produced by Middle School students three times a year.

US Falcon 411

The Falcon 411 was created to help with the transition to Kinkaid. You received a hard copy of the 411 at the Welcome Event.

US Falcon 411

Please contact Rita Morico at 713.243.5056 if you should have any additional questions.

Getting Involved & Giving

This guide is to help you learn about the many ways you can get involved on campus. There are so many opportunities to give gifts of time and treasure here at Kinkaid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Billing

Tuition -
For the 2019-20 School Year the for the Upper School is $29,355.

New Student Fees $1,500
Enrollment Deposit $1,500

Tuition amounts include student fees which help subsidize the costs of educational supplies, student photos, publications, gym uniforms and various educational programs.

Financial Aid -
Our financial aid program is available to new and re-enrolling families with students in all grades, from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Each application for financial aid is reviewed in detail with the utmost confidentiality by the Financial Aid Committee. For more information, please visit Affording Kinkaid.

Billing Questions -
Please contact Kris Marron in the Business Office for questions regarding billing.

Fall 2019

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines for Upper School

March 22 - June 1:
Summer Program registration available online, here

May 5:
Welcome Event, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ogilvie Lobby

June 1:
Health Forms Deadline for All New Families - Online via Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

June 7:
Book & Supply Order Deadline - Online via School Store Website

June 24 -July 24:
Birthday Celebration Poster Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

July 1:
Tuition Due

August 5:
Pre-Season Athletics Begin

August 7 - September 4:
Back-to-School One-Stop Shopping (BTS OSS) Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

August 18:
New Parent Dinner, 7:00 p.m. - Parents Only
Ogilvie Lobby

August 19:
Book Pick-up
Last Name - A-L: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Last Name - M-Z: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hallway behind Edwards Black Box Theatre & Dance Studio - use doors closest to MS

August 19:
New US Student Orientation, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
The Commons

August 19:
Freshmen Orientation (for ALL 9th graders), 9:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Moss Amphitheatre

August 21:
SCHOOL STARTS

September 11
:
US Grade-Level Class Meetings and Parents' Night, 6:00 p.m. - Parents Only

New Family Support Program

The primary goal of the New Family Support Committee is to emphasize the importance of jumping right in and becoming a part of the Kinkaid community. Every family was new at some point! We want you to truly enjoy all of the wonderful opportunities available to you and to enjoy the sense of friendship and community that comes along with being an active member of the Kinkaid community.

The New Family Support Program is supported by “Falcon Friends,” a group of current parents who volunteer to help new families make the transition to Kinkaid. These parents are committed to providing their assigned new families with the tools they need for success at Kinkaid, including being available to answer questions (however many there may be and however big or small!), organizing new family events such as an early summer social, and assisting with the various deadlines that exist for getting everything in order to start the new school year! Your Falcon Friends are dedicated to making sure that your family’s initial experience at Kinkaid is a special and exciting one and we hope that you will find the program a tremendous resource.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading lists are available on the Kinkaid website, typically under the “students” tab and also under “Libraries.” In the Upper School, summer reading requirements can vary by course, so be sure to check the list carefully. It is very important to complete summer reading, as all Upper School students are assessed on the material at the start of the fall semester.

Talon Tips:

  • The Upper School Summer Reading List will be posted online. It can be found on the Summer Reading page.

  • The Upper School Library and the bookstore stock the correct version of each book.Please note that it is easier to follow assigned reading when you have the suggested version in hand.

Please visit the Summer Reading page for details on your student's summer reading.

Birthday Celebrations One-Stop Shopping

Online June 24 through July 24

Birthday posters are a very cool Kinkaid tradition that benefits the Kinkaid 7th grade class each year. Seventh graders design birthday posters to hang at the entrance of the School. Posters can be requested for a full birthday or a half birthday (for those kids with summer birthdays).

This is a very popular tradition with most families opting to purchase a sign for their child/children. Parents also have the option of purchasing a birthday t-shirt for their child.

*Remember to print a copy of your receipt! However you will also be able to confirm your purchases via your Charge Summary link in your Veracross account.

*Carefully check your calendar before choosing the date on which you would like your child’s sign hung. Signs will NOT be hung on weekends, holidays or summer break. There are also various days that students are not on campus for teacher conferences and faculty in-service days so select a date for the sign to be hung that your child will be in school. Unfortunately, last minute changes cannot be made.

Back to School One-Stop Shopping

Online August 7 through September 4

BTS OSS, only offered at the very beginning of the school year, is an opportunity to purchase many items that you and/or your child will want this year. It is incredibly convenient if a little overwhelming at first, however, once the year is underway, you'll be so glad you did it!

Talon Tips:

  • Remember to save a copy of your receipt (paper or a .pdf) so you can refer to it throughout the year. You will be surprised how easy it is to forget exactly what you purchased! However, you can always check your Charge Summary on your Veracross page of the Parent Portal.
  • It is definitely worth your while to take the time to complete BTS OSS when it’s available online because while it’s not impossible to get most of the items later, it can be more complicated and less convenient to order items one-at-a-time throughout the year. See below for more details.


Back to School One-Stop Shopping Dates & Info.

Magnus Health Portal & Form

Kinkaid Health Form

The Kinkaid School uses Magnus Health for all of our student medical information.Magnus is a web-based system, which will allow you to have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed.

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, please enter the required health information into Magnus. Kinkaid requires an annual physical exam performed and signed by a licensed professional within 12 months of the first day of school.

Please complete the “To Do” requirements in Magnus by June 1, 2019.

All New Students Required to Complete

  • Vital Health Record
  • Consent For Medical Treatment
  • Over The Counter Medication
  • Annual Physical Exam Form
  • Immunization Form

Complete Forms if Applicable

  • Prescription Medication Form
  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Life Threatening Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form

New Kinkaid Families- At this time, you can access your child’s Magnus Health Student Medical Record through the Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal.

To login, please use your login and password used to access the Kinkaid admission portal.

Book Order Forms & Information

Please check the School Store web page for all the book ordering details for Upper School.

You are invited to the school to pick up your books and school supplies in the hallway behind the Black Box Theatre and Dance Studio – enter through doors closest to Middle School. The book pick-up is organized by last name (A - L, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; M - Z, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). Students may then put their supplies in their lockers.

Talon Tip:

  • If your student will not be able to pick up his/her books on Book Pick-up Day, then they must pick them up from their Dean on the first day of school or you can them shipped directly to a home or office for an additional charge.If you cannot make the window of distribution for your last name, you may use the other window if absolutely necessary.

Middle School (5th-8th)

Welcome to the Middle School. Below is information that will be helpful to you and your child as you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.

Year-Round

Key Contacts for Middle School

Chelsea Collins
Middle School Head
chelsea.collins@kinkaid.org
713.243.6400

Andy Long
Assistant Middle School Head
andy.long@kinkaid.org
713.243.6405

Shelia Washington
Middle School Registrar
shelia.washington@kinkaid.org
713.243.6401

Judy Grisell
Director of Health Services
judy.grisell@kinkaid.org
713.243.5075

Rita Morico
Parent Liaison &
Volunteer Coordinator
rita.morico@kinkaid.org
713.243.5056

Calendars

Printable Calendars:

MS Calendar

For additional calendars, please click here.
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Uniforms & Dress Code

Kinkaid MS students wear a uniform everyday. Dennis Uniform is the official school uniform provider. In addition to Dennis, the School runs The Clothing Nook, where you can buy gently used uniforms. There are a few days during the school year when students wear Spirit Dress.

Girls Dress Code

Boys Dress Code

The Clothing Nook

Community Dress Days Regulations


Girls Daily Uniform -

  • White knit shirt with Kinkaid seal – long sleeve or short sleeve
  • Kinkaid plaid skirt or plaid skort

Girls Dress Uniform -

  • Kinkaid plaid skirt or plaid skort
  • White oxford-like shirt – short sleeve or long sleeve
  • Navy Blazer
  • Shorts must be worn under the skirt
  • White socks or knee highs or white or black tights
  • Dress shoes (penny loafers, docksiders, saddle shoes, Toms, Sperry) – Bring tennis shoes for PE

Boys Daily Uniform -

  • White knit shirt with Kinkaid seal – long sleeve or short sleeve
  • Khaki shorts or pants from Dennis Uniform
  • Plain white socks
  • Belt

Boys Dress Uniform -

  • Navy Blazer
  • White oxford-like shirt
  • Khaki pants from Dennis Uniform
  • Belt
  • Tie
  • Dress shoes (loafers, docksiders, oxfords) – Bring tennis shoes for PE

The Clothing Nook -

The Parents' Association sponsors the Clothing Nook (open during school hours on the 2nd floor of the Harrison House), which is a great source for gently used uniform items for very reasonable prices. And once your student has outgrown their uniforms, please consider donating to the Nook.


Community Dress Days -

During the school year, there are select days on which students may wear non-uniform clothes. Please see the Middle School handbook for details.

Carpool Procedures

Middle School Drop-Off and-Pick Up

  • In the morning, fifth and sixth grade students are dropped off in the front of the School. Drive past the kiosk, turn left and drop your student in front of the Student Life Building.
  • Fifth graders should be dropped along the curb.
  • Sixth graders should be dropped off on the north side of the median.
  • If you are also dropping of a Lower School student, your Middle School student can also be dropped off in front of Lower School.
  • Seventh and eighth grade students are dropped off in the West Parking Lot alongside the curb of the upper school.
  • In the afternoon, 5th and 6th grade students should be picked up in front of the Student Life Building between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. 7th and 8th grade students should be picked up at 3:40 p.m. in the West Parking Lot alongside the Upper School. Please see Kinkaid Carpool Routes map in the back of the Falcon 411.

You can use Veracross to help source potential carpool partners. Simply click on the Directory icon at the top of your home page, then click on the Nearby Families tab. For video instructions, please visit the "Web How To" instructions webpage in the password-protected parent portal.

*Please remember the use of cell phones is not permitted while dropping off and picking up your student.

*Stay in your vehicle at all times – do NOT get out of your car while in the line to go get your student or visit with a teacher or friend.

*Encourage your child to be ready to disembark. Remember the carpool drill - Stop, Drop & Depart!

Carpool Routes Map

Visitor Parking Map

Campus Map & Visitor Parking

Download a larger view (pdf format)

Communication from Kinkaid

In addition to the Website the following items will come from the School.

Falcon Flyer
Every Sunday, the School sends out an e-newsletter called “The Falcon Flyer.” The Flyer is a great source of important information regarding upcoming events and volunteer activities so be sure to read it when it comes out every Sunday night.

Weekly Emails from the Heads/Assistant Heads
On Friday (Upper School) or Thursday (Middle School), both parents and students receive a weekly email from the Division Head or Assistant Head highlighting events for the upcoming week.

Special E-Bulletins
Occasionally, the headmaster, athletic director or other school administrator will send out an email to all parents with timely information or updates.

KINKAID - The School Magazine
The KINKAID magazine is published three times each year for the alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of The Kinkaid School and includes news of current activities and events, as well as alumni news.

Student Newspapers
The Falcon
, the Upper School newspaper is a great way to see what the students are thinking. The Upper School Journalism students produce six issues a year. The Talon Times, the Middle School newsletter is produced by Middle School students three times a year.

MS Falcon 411

The Falcon 411 was created to help with the transition to Kinkaid. You will receive/received a hard copy of the 411 at the Welcome Event.

MS Falcon 411

Please contact Rita Morico at 713.243.5056 if you should have any additional questions.

After-School Study Hall Program

The Middle School Study Hall program runs daily from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm. There is no additional fee for this service.

For more information, please click here.

Special Events & Traditions

There are special events throughout the year for the Kinkaid community, please visit the Special Events page to learn all about them.

Learn all about the Special Events

Getting Involved & Giving

This guide is to help you learn about the many ways you can get involved on campus. There are so many opportunities to give gifts of time and treasure here at Kinkaid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Billing

Tuition -
For the 2019-20 School Year the for the Middle School is $28,195.

New Student Fees $1,500
Enrollment Deposit $1,500

Tuition amounts include student fees which help subsidize the costs of educational supplies, student photos, publications, gym uniforms and various educational programs.

Financial Aid -
Our financial aid program is available to new and re-enrolling families with students in all grades, from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Each application for financial aid is reviewed in detail with the utmost confidentiality by the Financial Aid Committee. For more information, please visit Affording Kinkaid.

Billing Questions -
Please contact Kris Marron in the Business Office for questions regarding billing.

Academic Assistance

Kinkaid offers amazing resources for students. For more information regarding these services, please contact Assistant Middle School Head Andy Long at 713.243.6405.

Fall 2019

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines for Middle School

March 22 - June 1:
Summer Program registration available online, here

May 5:
Welcome Event, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ogilvie Lobby

May 9:
Summer Reading Book Sale, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Middle School Library

June 1:
Health Forms Deadline for All New Families - Online via Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

June 7:
Book & Supply Order Deadline - Online via School Store Website

June 24 -July 24:
Birthday Celebration Poster & T-shirt Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

July 1:
Tuition Due

August 7 - September 4:
Back-to-School One-Stop Shopping (BTS OSS) Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

August 18:
New Parent Dinner, 7:00 p.m. - Parents Only
Ogilvie Lobby

August 19:
Book Pick-up
Last Name - A-L: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Last Name - M-Z: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hallway behind Edwards Black Box Theatre & Dance Studio - use doors closest to MS

August 19 & 20:
Locker Day (get your lockers organized), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Middle School Hallways

August 21:
SCHOOL STARTS

September 4
:
MS Grade-Level Class Meetings and Parents' Night, 6:00 p.m. - Parents Only

New Family Support Program

The primary goal of the New Family Support Program is to emphasize the importance of jumping right in and becoming a part of the Kinkaid community. Every family was new at some point! We want you to truly enjoy all of the wonderful opportunities available to you and enjoy the sense of friendship and community that comes along with being an active member of the Kinkaid community.

The New Family Support Program is supported by “Falcon Friends,” a group of current parents who volunteer to help new families make the transition to Kinkaid. These parents are committed to providing their assigned new families with the tools they need for success at Kinkaid, including being available to answer questions (however many there may be and however big or small!); organizing new family events such as an early summer social; and assisting with the various deadlines that exist for getting everything in order to start the new school year! Your Falcon Friends are dedicated to making sure that your family’s initial experience at Kinkaid is a special and exciting one, and we hope that you will find the program a tremendous resource.

Summer Reading

Each spring the Middle School Library has a summer reading book sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on the assigned summer reading for each class. Each grade level varies on the school year reading assessment format, but students will be expected to complete summer reading requirements. Summer reading assessments typically occur during the first or second week of school.

  • The Middle School Summer Reading List will be posted online. It can be found on the Summer Reading site.
  • The Middle School Library stocks the correct version of each book.Please note that it is easier to follow assigned reading when you do have the suggested version in hand.

Please visit the Summer Reading page for details on your student's summer reading.

Birthday Celebrations One-Stop Shopping

Online June 24 through July 24

Birthday posters are a very cool Kinkaid tradition that benefits the Kinkaid 7th grade class each year. Seventh graders design birthday posters to hang at the entrance of the School. Posters can be requested for a full birthday or a half birthday (for those kids with summer birthdays).

This is a very popular tradition with most families opting to purchase a sign for their child/children. Parents also have the option of purchasing a birthday t-shirt for their child.

*Remember to print a copy of your receipt! However you will also be able to confirm your purchases via your Charge Summary link in your Veracross account. The Veracross link is located in the password-protected Parent Portal at kinkaid.org.

*Carefully check your calendar before choosing the date on which you would like your child’s sign hung. Signs will NOT be hung on weekends, holidays or summer break. There are also various days that students are not on campus for teacher conferences and faculty in-service days so select a date for the sign to be hung that your child will be in school. Unfortunately, last minute changes cannot be made.

Back to School One-Stop Shopping

Online August 7 through September 4

BTS OSS, offered only at the very beginning of the school year, is an opportunity to purchase many items online that you and/or your child will want this year. It is incredibly convenient if a little overwhelming at first. However, once the year is underway, you'll be so glad you did it!

Talon Tips:

  • Remember to save a copy of your receipt (paper or a PDF) so you can refer to it throughout the year. You will be surprised how easy it is to forget exactly what you purchased! However, you can always check your Charge Summary link in your Veracross account. The Veracross link is located in the password-protected Parent Portal at kinkaid.org.

  • It is definitely worth your while to take the time to complete BTS OSS when it’s available online. While it’s not impossible to get most of the items later, it can be more complicated and less convenient to order items one-at-a-time throughout the year. See below for more details.


Back to School One-Stop Shopping Dates & Info.

Magnus Health Portal & Form

Kinkaid Health Form

The Kinkaid School uses Magnus Health for all of our student medical information. Magnus is a web-based system, which will allow you to have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed.

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, please enter the required health information into Magnus. Kinkaid requires an annual physical exam performed and signed by a licensed professional within 12 months of the first day of school.

Please complete the “To Do” requirements in Magnus by June 1, 2019.

All New Students Required to Complete

  • Vital Health Record
  • Consent For Medical Treatment
  • Over The Counter Medication
  • Annual Physical Exam Form
  • Immunization Form

Complete Forms if Applicable

  • Prescription Medication Form
  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Life Threatening Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form

New Kinkaid Families- At this time, you can access your child’s Magnus Health Student Medical Record through the Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal.

To login, please use your login and password used to access the Kinkaid admission portal.

Book Order Forms & Information

Please check the School Store web page for all the book ordering details for Middle School.

Book Pick-up/Locker Set-up – Monday, August 19

On the book and supply pick-up day, you are invited to the School to pick up your books and school supplies.

On this day, your student will have the opportunity to set up his or her academic locker for the school year. The lockers are relatively small and need to fit a lot of supplies, binders and textbooks. Shelves and accessories can be purchased at any office supply store or Target. As for supply organization, your student will be taught to organize and label binders in his/her classes.

Talon Tips:

  • It is a good idea to laminate a copy of your student’s schedule and post it on the inside of their locker. It will be helpful to them as they get adjusted to their schedule.
  • Although it is not required, many girls like to decorate their locker. You can purchase locker “décor” at a local store, and/or use personal photographs to make it a welcome place.You can use your imagination; but remember lockers are wood, so magnets will not work. Plus, you are not permitted to use tacks or nails in the locker. Your best bet is double-sided tape or contact paper to hang decorations because students will be expected to clean their lockers at the end of the year.

Lower School (PK-4th)

Welcome to the Lower School! Below is information that will be helpful to you and your child as you prepare for your first year at Kinkaid.

Year-Round

Key Contacts for Lower School

Krista Babine
Lower School Head
krista.babine@kinkaid.org
713.243.6300

Jill Lemon
Assistant Lower School Head
jill.lemon@kinkaid.org
713.243.6302

Yasi Khosrowshahi
Lower School Registrar
yasi.khosrowshahi@kinkaid.org
713.243.6301

Carol Baumgarth
After School Director
carol.baumgarth@kinkaid.org
713.243.5431

Judy Grisell
Director of Health Services
judy.grisell@kinkaid.org
713.243.5075

Rita Morico
Parent Liaison &
Volunteer Coordinator
rita.morico@kinkaid.org
713.243.5056

Calendars

Uniforms & Dress Code

Kinkaid students wear a uniform everyday. Dennis Uniform is the official school uniform provider. In addition to Dennis, the School runs The Clothing Nook, where you can buy gently used uniforms. There are a few days during the school year when students wear Spirit Dress.

Girls Dress Code

Boys Dress Code

The Clothing Nook

Spirit Dress Days Regulations


Girls Daily Uniform -

  • Middy blouse – short sleeve or long sleeve
  • Plaid skort OR Jumper with shorts
  • White socks or knee highs or white or black tights

Girls Dress Uniform (1st-4th only) -

  • Plaid jumper
  • Middy blouse – short sleeve or long sleeve
  • Black gym shorts must be worn under the jumper (previous years’ Kinkaid shorts or new ones may be purchased from Dennis)
  • White socks or knee highs or white or black tights
  • Dress shoes (penny loafers, docksiders, saddle shoes, Toms, Sperry) – Bring tennis shoes for PE

Boys Daily Uniform -

  • White knit shirt with Kinkaid seal – long sleeve or short sleeve
  • Khaki shorts or pants from Dennis Uniform
  • Plain white socks
  • Brown braided belt

Boys Dress Uniform (1st-4th only) -

  • Navy blazer
  • White Oxford shirt
  • Khaki pants from Dennis Uniform
  • Belt
  • Tie
  • Dress shoes (loafers, docksiders, oxfords) – Bring tennis shoes for PE

The Clothing Nook -

The Parents' Association sponsors the Clothing Nook (open during school hours on the 2nd floor of the Harrison House), which is a great source for gently used uniform items for very reasonable prices. And once your student has outgrown their uniforms, please consider donating to the Nook.


Spirit Dress Days -

During the school year, there are select days on which students may wear Kinkaid spirit attire, including Field Day, Go Texan Day, and the day of the Kinkaid vs. St. John's football game. Approved attire on spirit days in the Lower School includes:

  • Any Event t-shirt purchased through Back-to-School One-Stop Shopping
  • Kinkaid t-shirt that has been purchased from the Kinkaid School Store
  • Solid gold or solid purple t-shirt
  • Khaki pants or shorts
  • Jeans
  • Sneakers

Of course, school uniforms may also be worn on spirit days.

Carpool Information & Parking

Lower School Drop-Off and-Pick Up

Lower School students are dropped off in front of the Lower School. Drive past the security kiosk, turn left onto the outer driveway (south of the median) and proceed to the front of the Lower School where you will see teachers waiting for the children. After school all students are dismissed via a carpool line. Drivers should be in line at dismissal time. Carpool numbers are supplied by the School and should be attached to the upper right hand side of the car windshield.

You can use Veracross to help source potential carpool partners. Simply click on the Directory icon at the top of your home page, then click on the Nearby Families tab. For video instructions, please visit the "Web How To" instructions webpage in the password-protected parent portal.

Carpool Routes Map

Visitor Parking Map

Campus Map & Visitor Parking

Download a larger view (pdf format)

Communication from Kinkaid

In addition to the Website the following items will come from the School.

Falcon Flyer
Every Sunday, the School sends out an e-newsletter called “The Falcon Flyer.” The Flyer is a great source of important information regarding upcoming events and volunteer activities so be sure to read it when it comes out every Sunday night.

Emails from the LS Head/Assistant Head
Periodically, parents will receive an email from the Lower School highlighting events for the upcoming month or other important information that pertains to the LS.

Special E-Bulletins
Occasionally, the headmaster, athletic director or other school administrator will send out an email to all parents with timely information or updates.

KINKAID - The School Magazine
The KINKAID magazine is published three times each year for the alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of The Kinkaid School and includes news of current activities and events, as well as alumni news.

LS Falcon 411

The Falcon 411 was created to help with the transition to Kinkaid. A hard copy of the 411 was given at the Welcome Event.

LS Falcon 411

Please contact Rita Morico at 713.243.5056 if you should have any additional questions.

After School Program

After School runs daily from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Lower School After School program provides a safe, engaging environment for Lower School students after normal school hours. In After School, students have time each day to complete homework, enjoy story time and play on the playground and in the Big Room. Students also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts projects.

In addition to our extended day program, students may register for a variety of optional activities lead by outsourced professionals. Students do not need to register for extended day in order to participate, but should if they need to remain at school after the optional activity. Specialty programs start at the beginning of each semester.

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Special Events & Traditions

The Kinkaid School, established 1906, is the oldest non-sectarian, co-educational day school in Houston, Texas. For more than a century, it has followed the lead of founder Margaret Kinkaid, who believed strongly in educating the “whole child.”

Mrs. Kinkaid’s reputation for excellence in childhood education meant that parents well outside of the neighborhood sought her out.

Learn all about the Special Events

Getting Involved & Giving

This guide is to help you learn about the many ways you can get involved on campus. There are so many opportunities to give gifts of time and treasure here at Kinkaid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Billing

Tuition -
For the 2019-20 School Year the for the Lower School is $24,190.

New Student Fees $1,500
Enrollment Deposit $1,500

Tuition amounts include student fees which help subsidize the costs of educational supplies, student photos, publications, gym uniforms and various educational programs.

Financial Aid -
Our financial aid program is available to new and re-enrolling families with students in all grades, from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Each application for financial aid is reviewed in detail with the upmost confidentiality by the Financial Aid Committee. For more information, please visit Affording Kinkaid.

Billing Questions -
Please contact Kris Marron in the Business Office for questions regarding billing.

Academic Assistance

Kinkaid offers amazing resources for students. For more information regarding these services, please contact Assistant Lower School Head Jill Lemon at 713.243.6302.

Fall 2019

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines for Lower School

March 22 - June 1:
Summer Program registration available online, here

June 1:
Health Forms Deadline for All New Families - Online via Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

June 24 -July 24:
Birthday Celebration Poster & T-shirt Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

July 1:
Tuition Due

August 7 - September 4:
Back-to-School One-Stop Shopping (BTS OSS) Order Form OPEN - Online via Veracross link located in the password-protected Parent Portal

August 18:
New Parent Dinner, 7:00 p.m. - Parents Only
Ogilvie Lobby

August 19:
Lower School New Student Orientation :
9:15am - 10:30am - Kindergarten - 4th Grade only

August 21:
SCHOOL STARTS for Kindergarten - 4th Grade
*Pre-K Student and Parent "Meet & Greet: - 8:05 - 9:30 a.m.
(First full day for Pre-K on August 22)

August 28
:
LS Parents' Night: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. - Parents Only

Buddy Family Program

The primary goal of the New Family Support Program is to emphasize the importance of jumping right in and becoming a part of the Kinkaid community. Every family was new at some point! We want you to truly enjoy all of the wonderful opportunities available to you and to enjoy the sense of friendship and community that comes along with being an active member of the Kinkaid community.

The New Family Support Program in Lower School is supported by “Buddy Families,” a group of current families who volunteer to help new families make the transition to Kinkaid. These buddies are committed to providing their assigned new families with the tools they need for success at Kinkaid, including being available to answer questions (however many there may be and however big or small), organizing new family events, and assisting with the various deadlines that exist for getting everything in order to start the new school year. We hope that you will find the program a tremendous resource.

Summer Reading

Each Spring the LS Library hosts an all-day summer reading book sale in the lobby of the Lower School. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading but this event is in no way obligatory. Around Spring Break time, the LS posts a list (from HAISLN) of suggested titles that you may want to use when selecting books. At that time, it can be found on the Summer Reading webpage.

TALON TIP: The Lower School Library stocks many of the HAISLN books. Feel free to check them out this spring. Books may also be checked out for the summer at the end of the school year and returned once the Library reopens in August.

TALON TIP: The important thing to remember is for you to read to your child as frequently as you can – and the illustrations are also an important part of reading at this age! Pointing to pictures as you say the words or describe the scenes is an important tool in teaching a child to read.

Birthday Celebrations One-Stop Shopping

Online June 24 - July 24

Birthday posters are a very cool Kinkaid tradition that benefits the Kinkaid 7th grade class each year. Seventh graders design birthday posters to hang at the entrance of the School.Posters can be requested for a full birthday or a half birthday (for those kids with summer birthdays).

This is a very popular tradition with most families opting to purchase a sign for their child/children. Parents also have the option of purchasing a birthday t-shirt for their child.

*Remember to print a copy of your receipt! However you will also be able to confirm your purchases via your Veracross account. The Veracross link is located in the password-protected Parent Portal at kinkaid.org.

*Carefully check your calendar before choosing the date on which you would like your child’s sign hung. Signs will NOT be hung on weekends, holidays or summer break. There are also various days that students are not on campus for teacher conferences and faculty in-service days so select a date for the sign to be hung that your child will be in school. Unfortunately, last minute changes cannot be made.

Back to School One-Stop Shopping

Online August 7 through September 4

BTS OSS, offered only at the very beginning of the school year, is an opportunity to purchase many items online that you and/or your child will want this year. It is incredibly convenient even if a little overwhelming at first, however, once the year is underway, you'll be so glad you did it!

TALON TIP: It is definitely worth your while to take the time to complete BTS OSS when it’s available online because while it’s not impossible to get most of the items later, it can be more complicated and less convenient to order items one-at-a-time throughout the year. Ask your buddy if you have questions. See below for details.

TALON TIP: Remember to save a copy of your receipt (paper or a PDF) so you can refer to it throughout the year. You will be surprised how easy it is to forget exactly what you purchased! However, you can always check your Charge Summary link in Veracross. The Veracross link is located in the password-protected Parent Portal at kinkaid.org.
TALON TIP: An online tutorial video on completing BTS OSS is available on the Kinkaid website link is located in the password-protected Parent Portal at kinkaid.org.

Back to School One-Stop Shopping Dates & Info.

Magnus Health Portal & Form

Kinkaid Health Form

The Kinkaid School uses Magnus Health for all of our student medical information. Magnus is a web-based system, which will allow you to have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed.

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, please enter the required health information into Magnus. Kinkaid requires an annual physical exam performed and signed by a licensed professional within 12 months of the first day of school.

Please complete the “To Do” requirements in Magnus by June 1, 2019.

All New Students Required to Complete

  • Vital Health Record
  • Consent For Medical Treatment
  • Over The Counter Medication
  • Annual Physical Exam Form
  • Immunization Form

Complete Forms if Applicable

  • Prescription Medication Form
  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Life Threatening Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form

New Kinkaid Families- At this time, you can access your child’s Magnus Health Student Medical Record through the Magnus Health link located in the password-protected Parent Portal.

To login, please use your login and password used to access the Kinkaid admission portal.