Where is the Kindergarten Center located?
109 Sylvan Street. Students enter through the main entrance.
What are the hours of the Kindergarten Center?
School hours are 8:45 a.m.2:35 p.m. The main front doors open at 8:30 a.m. Classes begin at 8:45 a.m.
How do I register my child for Kindergarten?
Parents/Guardians must complete the online registration and schedule an appointment at the Board of Education office (2014387675 Ext. 1112). Online registration must be completed prior to making an appointment.
What medical paperwork is required for my child to start kindergarten?
Every child is required to provide the school with
- Immunization record
- Physical form ( completed after September 2019)
This information must be brought to your residency verification appointment at the Board of Education office. Incomplete medical paperwork will delay your child’s start of school.
Additional medical paperwork can be sent to Nurse Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the school.
Should you have any questions regarding medical forms or immunizations please do not hesitate to contact Erica Farrell, RN at (201) 438-7675 ext 7278.
Is there a Parent Orientation?
A video will be shared with registered families.
When do I find out my child’s teacher?
Teacher assignments are sent out in late August. Requests for specific teachers are not honored.
Does the Kindergarten Center have an attendance policy?
Yes. Daily attendance is a requirement for every grade. Students who are absent more than 18 days can be retained and an appeals process will be made available to parents at that time. The 18 days include ALL absences including medical and planned absences. The school will notify parents when a child has accumulated 10 absences.
When will I meet my child’s teacher?
Teachers attend the Sneak a Peek, however, this is a casual meet and greet. Parents will learn more about their child’s teacher and their child’s classroom at Back To School Night. This is an adult only event held in September.
Can I walk my child into school on the first day of school?
Parents are encouraged to walk their child to the front of the school for the first few days of school. Parents may not enter the building and an area for drop off will be posted. The Kindergarten Center Staff will be ready to help your child enter the building and find their classroom. Please be sure your child wears the name tag provided in the August mailing.
What do I need for the first day of school?
Children will need to wear the name tag included in the August mailing for the first fews days of school. All supplies should have been brought to the Sneak a Peek. On the first day, your child needs a lunch/drink, snack/drink and a change of clothes if they have not already sent one in. Snacks must be nut-free to ensure safe classrooms.
Do students have snacks during the day?
Yes. A daily nut-free snack with a drink, must be sent to school daily. Suggested snacks include pretzels, yogurt, crackers and cheese, or fruits and vegetables.
What are the options for lunch?
Students remain in school for lunch. Students may bring lunch to school on a daily basis. Suggestions include a sandwich or thermos meal, a small snack, and a drink. Lunches are not heated and utensils are not provided. Glass containers are not permitted. Ordering lunch is an alternative to bringing in a lunch. Information regarding the district’s option to purchase lunch through payforit.net will be provided in the August mailing. The PTA sponsors lunch options as well. This information will be sent home after the start of the school year from the PTA.
What does a typical day look like for a kindergartener?
Kindergarten students are engaged in exciting learning opportunities throughout the day as well as opportunities for play and social exploration. Students attend weekly classes with district specialists for Physical Education, Art, Science, Music and Spanish! Teachers maintain current websites to keep parents informed of the current topics of the week.
What supplies are needed for my child?
An updated supply list will be available on the website as of May 1, 2020. Supplies should not be brought to school on the first day. Parents are asked to bring their supplies to the Sneak a Peek on September 3, 2020.
How do I know about events at the Kindergarten Center during the school year?
Information is shared electronically through email blasts, our school calendar and school/teacher websites. Notices are also sent home through the children’s daily homework folder.
How can I prepare my child for Kindergarten?
Foster your child’s ability to positively engage within a group. Practice turntaking, sharing, communicating likes and dislikes and how to react when you lose a game. Practice introducing themselves and greeting familiar and unfamiliar people. Make sure they know and can say their full name when asked.
Empower your child to be independent. Practice opening and closing lunch boxes, snack containers, and placing straws into their juice boxes. Encourage your child to be able to dress independently by ensuring they can put on and take off sweatshirts and jackets.
Engage them in opportunities for learning. Sing the ABCs, count the swings at the park, and model your love of reading by reading with them, talking about the story and using the characters names when you share. Talk with your child about their day and have them share what is important to them.
Complete the summer calendar. A summer calendar of daily activities has been created by the kindergarten teachers for parents and students.
Kindergarten is the next step in your child’s journey and we look forward to being a part of it with you and your child!