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Full-Day Kindergarten

FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN is coming for 2017-18!

 

Kindergarten Information & Registration Night will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.

If you have a child who is or will be five years old prior to September 1st, 2017 and you are a resident of the District 95 school boundaries, your child is eligible to attend kindergarten.
 

Please bring identification to prove your residency within the district.  Three forms of proof of residency are required, click here to view acceptable documents.  Please bring your child's birth certificate (foreign birth certificates are acceptable) if possible.

 
Please attend the meeting at your child’s elementary school:
ISAAC FOX (847) 540.7020
MAY WHITNEY (847) 438.2351
SARAH ADAMS (847) 438.5986
SETH PAINE (847) 438.2163
SPENCER LOOMIS (847) 719.3300
 
If you are not sure where your child will attend please call our Transportation Department at (847) 438.2834.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a charge for full-day kindergarten?

There will be no tuition charged; just the school registration fee required for elementary students.

Is a half-day kindergarten option available?

Yes, your child may attend for only the morning; however, you must provide your own transportation home at midday.

Is transportation provided for kindergarteners?

The same criteria will be used for kindergarteners as for other grade levels when determining whether transportation is provided. Therefore, some kindergarteners will be provided transportation but others may not based on home address and identified walk zones.

Will kindergarten students have lunch/recess?

Yes, school lunch will be available to K students, or they are welcome to bring a healthy lunch from home.  Hot lunch can be paid using a debit system. A biometric system may be used to link students to their lunch accounts or families may choose an ID card instead. Monthly lunch menus can be accessed on the website under the Parents tab. Kindergarten students will have recess immediately before/after lunch.

Will full-day kindergarten students have a nap time?

No.

Will kindergarten students participate in full specials?

Yes, like grades 1-5, kindergarten students will participate in a typical elementary school day which includes PE, Art, Music, and Library Media Center (LMC).

Why does my child need to participate in kindergarten screening?

Kindergarten screening helps teachers identify each student’s strengths and areas for new learning to best plan for educational supports.

What is the average kindergarten class size?

It is the District’s goal that most K-1 classrooms will have 24 students or fewer.

Why is the District moving to a full-day program?

The Benefits of a Full Day Program

  • increased academic preparedness and stamina
  • greater exposure to educational experiences
  • time to explore content learning at a deeper level
  • increased enrichment and remediation opportunities to meet students’ needs
  • extended opportunities for interaction and social experiences with other children
  • increased social, emotional, and behavioral learning
  • higher student achievement

We’re having trouble deciding between full-day and half-day. What are the pro’s and con’s?

Half-day vs. Full-day

Students attend only for the morning.

Students attend for the entire school day.

Transportation will only be provided to school for students who qualify for busing.  Mid-day transportation will not be provided.

Transportations will be provided to and from school for students who qualify for busing.

Students receive the curriculum offered during the time they are in attendance.

A full kindergarten curriculum will include literacy, math, science, social studies, social/emotional learning, and specials.

 

 
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