Thank you to all that were able to attend! The information provided was a general overview of the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, a Welcome to Kindergarten Information Packet will be mailed in late August including directions on how to order lunch, your child’s teacher assignment, and any other relevant information to start the school year. We will also host Back To School Night for parents to meet their child’s teacher and to hear about their child’s classroom experience.
If you were unable to attend, please review the bullets below, highlighting some of the information shared.
- Registration is a two part process including online registration followed by submission of medical and residency information. Those that have not fully registered will NOT receive any communication from the school. Please be sure you have completed both steps and contact the board office, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
- Our nurse is available to receive updated information or if you need to discuss any health related issues. Please do your best to communicate with our nurse prior to June 18th to ensure a prompt response.
- School day is from 8:45 am to 2:35 pm. Main doors open at 8:30 am. Before and after school care is available through Bulldog Care. Information is currently available on our website to register NOW for Bulldog Care in the fall.
- Kindergarten Center has 8 classroom teachers. Classroom aides share time between classrooms. Support services are available including speech, ESL, occupational therapy, physical therapy should a child be eligible. The district behaviorist and elementary student assistant counselor (SAC) also work with identified students to develop socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
- Promoting your child’s independence is one of the best ways to prepare your child for school. Students should independently be able to use the bathroom, fasten and unfasten clothing, open and close containers (lunch items), carry a backpack etc.
- Provide opportunities for your child to further develop their social and emotional skills.
- Are they able to state their first and last name?
- Do they follow directions the first time they are told?
- Do they react appropriately when they lose a game or if it is played in a different manner?
- Can they identify and communicate their needs (bathroom, hungry, thirsty) or emotions?
- Can they wait their turn and take turns?
If you have answered no to any of these questions, the summer is a great time to practice and develop these skills before the start of the school year.