Skip To Content

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is in charge of before and after care?

Ms. Wiehl is the Director.

Do we have school today?

You will be always be notified by our School Messenger system and email if we cancel school or change hours due to weather.

When can I pick up my child for an appointment?

To minimize disruption in class at the end of the day, we do not allow dismissals between 2:30 and 3:00 PM.

What security measures are in place at Kentwood?

We have implemented a system of registration of visitors to our campuses.

May my child bring an iPod or Video games to school?

Music players, Laptop computers, notebook computers, and other small electronic devices are not allowed on campus without: a) permission from parents, b) Approval from the Treatment Team, and c) Acknowledgement of the enrollment agreement which states, "Kentwood is not responsible if the device is lost, stolen, broken, misplaced, or otherwise harmed in any way.

May I bring in a birthday cake for the class on my child's birthday?

Many parents of our younger students wish to bring in cupcakes, or a birthday cake on or around their child's birthday.

What is the factor system and how will it help my child in school?

The Kentwood factor system is the center of our individualized academic program.

What tests does Kentwood use to monitor my child's progress in school?

Kentwood administers the Terra Nova Test is administered annually to our students in grades 3 through 12.

Does Kentwood administer the FCAT exams?

Kentwood does not administer the FCAT exams to our students.

What happens if my child is sick or absent and work must be made up?

If your child is sick and absent from school for one, two, or three days, a phone call from the parent is required to establish absence records.

To whom should I speak about finances?

If you have any questions regarding tuition, monthly payments, billing, etc Call the front office and ask for the finance department.

Does Kentwood have an aftercare program?

Yes! After care runs from 3:15 PM to 5:30 PM daily from Monday through Friday.

What should I do if I am going to be late to pick up my child?

If you realize that you are going to be late to pick up your child from school please call as soon as possible.

When should my child arrive at school and be picked up from school?

The school is open to receive students at 7:30 AM and is closed at 5:30 PM It is suggested that students should arrive between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM because home base begins promptly at 8:30 and, unless you have signed up and paid for after care, students must be picked up between 3:00 PM and 3:15 PM If students are picked up after 3:15 PM after care charges will be assessed.

What are school hours?

School hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


Does Kentwood have a parent support group?

Kentwood provides a variety of parent workshops throughout the year.

How often will there be communication about my child's progress in academics and behavior?

Kentwood schedules four quarterly conferences at which the classroom teacher will go over each child's report card and discuss behavioral and other issues pertaining to each student.

My child takes medication. What is the system for administering medication at school?

Parents of children who are on medication must provide on a monthly basis, a month's supply of medication for their child in advance.

My child is never ready to come to school on time. What should I do?

Kentwood prides itself on being supportive to parents and being flexible with regards to behavior management.

What is a BIC sheet and how is used?

The Behavior Intervention Chart is a record of your child's behavior every minute of every day during school time.

What are the Skills Labs & Central Processing Unit (CPU)?

CPU, Learning Skills and Social Skills Lab are the core of the Kentwood School Program.

What does my child do in P.E.?

Physical Education is a mandatory part of the school curriculum.

Does Kentwood provide counseling services?

Kentwood is not a clinical program.

What should I do if my child complains about being teased at school?

Unfortunately, teasing has become a common problem in schools across the country.

What happens if my child is failing or has incomplete grades or assignments?

It depends on the circumstances.

What are "Clubs"?

After school clubs are arranged for students who are having difficulty with specific manipulative, disruptive or dangerous behaviors.

What should I do if there is a problem on the bus?

Parents are furnished with the bus drivers' cell phones numbers for this purpose.

My child says that the work is too easy. What is going on with the curriculum?

Learning is fun, particularly if it is presented in a manner that is interesting and easy to understand.

Is help available to me to deal with my child's behavior at home?

Help is available, but it is not part of the overall enrollment package.

Why is there no homework and when does homework start?

There is a homework policy, but homework does not start until the child is competent and motivated to do the homework without assistance.

When can I visit my child's classroom?

It is not possible for you to visit your child's classroom during the school day.

What should I do if I am unhappy with something school related?

Our staff is instructed to communicate with every parent on a regular basis.

What should I do if my child comes home and is unhappy or upset about something that happened at school?

The Kentwood program encourages students to follow the CHAIN OF COMMAND by doing the following.

What should I expect during my child's first Quarter at Kentwood?

The first quarter for every new student enrolled at Kentwood is a DIAGNOSTIC QUARTER, during which the staff and treatment team spend this time observing behaviors, getting to know your child, reviewing your Parent Priority Sheets and all the testing available.

Does Kentwood have a Parents Organization?

Throughout the years, parents have expressed a desire to be involved with their children's education.


Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Before Care

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

After Care

Monday - Friday

3:15 PM - 5:30 PM



Our Staff





Lunch Menus