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Kindergarten Start Up Schedule

Welcome Kindergarten families of 2019-2020! The following outlines the schedule that will be in place for your child in September. If you have older children you will see that it is a different model than we have had in the past. Jumping in to a full day, everyday schedule has been difficult for many children and this schedule allows us to more gently transition our youngest students in to that full time routine. We have also found a need to get to know your children more deeply before making class placements, so that will not be happening until the 3rd week of school. In those first weeks, all staff will work with all children to foster a strong, family like bond and give us the social, emotional and academic data to make the best placement for your child.

Please note that in the next week or so, if you haven’t been contacted already, you will be called to schedule an appointment with the Kindergarten team sometime during those first weeks of school so you can share with them information about your child; what their strengths and talents are, your concerns and questions and anything else you feel they need to know to have a successful year.

Kindergarten Transition:

In late August you will be notified as to which days your child will attend the first week of school and asked about after school plans (bussed or picked up).

 

Week 1: Tuesday September 3rd –Friday September 6th, 8:00-11:15

  • Half day for half a class T/Th & W/F
  • Any particular student will attend T/Th or W/F, smaller class sizes for initial days
  • Students will stay through lunch and then be bussed home or picked up
  • Individual parent meetings in afternoons

 

Weeks 2 & 3: Monday September 9th – Friday September 20th, 8:00-11:15

  • Half day with all kids
  • Students will stay through lunch and then be bussed home or picked up
  • Individual parent meetings in afternoons
  • Wednesday September 19th, class placements will be made and families notified

 

Week4: Monday Sept 23rd , full time for all students, 8:00-2:15, in assigned classrooms

 

Please feel free to reach out to your child’s school with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

Thank you!