On April 24, 2012 we had an orientation for parents of students that will be entering Kindergarten in August. The information provided at the meeting will be found below. If you have any questions, please contact a Kindergarten teacher by email or call the school at 783-3660 for more information!
The first day of school is August 8, 2012. On this day all students will come to meet his/her teacher. You will bring school supplies and get a welcome packet. Boys will come on Thursday, August 9th and Monday, August 13th. Girls will come Friday, August 10th and Tuesday, August 14th. All students will come to school beginning Wednesday, August 15th.
Questions asked at Parent Orientation, April 24, 2012
Are Kindergarten Students allowed to ride the bus?
Yes, Kindergarten students may ride the bus. Sometimes bus routes change over the summer months. A few days prior to school beginning, you can call the office at 731-783-3660 and ask which bus travels on your route. Students will be given a bus tag to put on their back packs. The buses are numbered as well as color coded. This helps the teacher get the students to the correct bus.
How do you determine which students are enrolled in early fives since only 15 are accepted? When will we be informed if your child has been accepted into Early Fives?
There are a few ways to determine how a student is placed in Early Fives. Birthdate, academic needs, and parental requests are considered when placing students in Early Fives. Early Fives students usually have June, July, August, and September birthdays. Using this criteria the Early Fives teacher ranks the students according to need and parent interest. Parents are contacted by the Early Fives teacher in July to ask parents if they would like their child in Early Fives. If parents decline placement, the next student on the list will called. The process continues until all 15 places are filled.
My child has special needs. Is there a resource/ pull out program or would the Early Fives program be beneficial?
If your child already has an IEP (individual education plan), the IEP team (Parents, K teacher, Special Education teacher, and LEA/ Principal) will need to meet to determine the best placement for your child. If your child does not have an IEP you may want to contact the school to discuss this with the Principal. Some special education students are placed in Early Fives and some are placed in Kindergarten. Again, this is based on the student’s needs.
How do I enroll in After School Care?
On the first day of school, the After School Director will be set up to register students for the After School Program. (This usually takes place in the Library). There is a $5.00 registration fee. The registration form for After School Care must be filled out before your child can stay in the program.
I have planned my vacation for the week of testing. What can I do?
If we are at another school in our district before or after your vacation, you may come to another school to test. Once you receive your testing date, if there is a conflict, please contact the school office. If your child is not testing during the summer, we will have someone to test your child during the first weeks of school.
How do you pay for lunch? Is there a pre-pay program?
Each student has his/her own lunch account. Each day your child purchases lunch in the cafeteria, he/she will put in a four digit code. This code will deduct money from the lunch account. Money can be turned in to your child’s teacher or payments can be made online for a $2.00 convenience fee at http://www.myschoolbucks.com/ .
My child is in Preschool, do I still need to provide Birth Certificate and Social Security card?
If your child is enrolled in Mrs. Jenny Yates, Mrs. Lesli Hall, or Mrs. Chasity Field’s preschool programs, you should not have to turn this in again. Please check with your child’s teacher to ensure that they have this information. These preschool teachers will forward the paperwork to us at the end of this school year.