Chillicothe Elementary School 2021-2022
Welcome to Chillicothe Elementary School!
Kindergarten Screening Q&A
Q: When will Chillicothe Elementary School have kindergarten screening for incoming kindergarten students?
Q: If my child attended CELC pre-school, will my child still have to participate in kindergarten screening?
Q: How do I schedule a time for my student to participate in the screening process?
Q: Where will kindergarten screenings take place?
Q: What do I need to bring with me to kindergarten screening?
Examples of proof of age include but are not limited to the following: birth certificate, legal paperwork, immigration papers, passport, hospital/health records, etc.
Examples of proof of residency include but are not limited to the following: current utility bill, a real estate tax receipt, a property tax receipt, a mortgage agreement, or a lease agreement.
Q: Do I have to schedule a time to bring my child to kindergarten screening or can I just show up?
Q: What assessment does the Chillicothe Elementary School use and how long will it take for my child to complete the screening?
Q: When will I find out who my child's kindergarten teacher will be?
Kindergarten Screening Health Processes and Procedures
Q: What processes and procedures will be in place to ensure the health of my child?
- All Chillicothe Elementary School staff that is a part of the screening team will be required to wear masks at all times.
- All materials used during the screening process will be disinfected between each student's screening.
- The screening schedule is designed to accommodate two students per 30-minute rotation to ensure physical distancing.
- Masks will be required for parents/guardians and children participating in the screening.
- One parent/guardian per student will be allowed in the building.
Meet the Kindergarten Screening Team
Mrs. Adrienne Allen
Chillicothe Elementary School Counselor
Mrs. Katherine Gibson
District Speech-Language Pathologist
Mrs. Sadie Beetsma
Chillicothe Elementary School Nurse
Kindergarten Pre-Registration Q&A
Q: How do I enroll my child in the Chillicothe R-2 School District?
Q: If my child attends pre-school at Chillicothe Early Learning Center, do I still need to complete the pre-registration process?
A: Yes! We require all students entering kindergarten to complete the pre-registration process. This ensures that we have correct and updated information for each child and parent/guardian.
Q: What documents do I need to provide to the Chillicothe R-2 School District during the pre-registration process?
A: You will need to provide the District with the following documentation for your child:
- Proof of Age
- Proof of Residency
- Immunization Records
Q: How do I get the required documents listed above to the District?
A: Please bring these items with you to Chillicothe Elementary School during your child's scheduled kindergarten screening (see screening information below).
About the Chillicothe Elementary School Principal
Dr. Jill Watkins began her tenure in education in 1996. Throughout her career, Dr. Watkins has been a middle school and high school English Language Arts teacher, a secondary-level instructional coach, a secondary-level blended learning coach, a secondary-level teaching and learning coach, a district-level Instructional Technology Facilitator, a college-level instructor, a middle-level assistant principal, A+ coordinator, and a high-school assistant principal.
Dr. Watkins currently fills multiple roles in the Chillicothe R-II School District. Dr. Watkins is the Chillicothe Elementary School Principal. She also serves as the District Mentoring Coach for all first and second-year teachers as well as new teachers to the Chillicothe R-II School District, and she is the District's Professional Development Committee chair. In addition to her roles at Chillicothe R-II, Dr. Watkins serves on dissertation committees and is a dissertation editor for doctoral students enrolled in various universities across the nation.
Dr. Watkins is an avid reader, runner, and cyclist, and she enjoys spending time with her husband Wes and two dachshunds Pippa and Elsa.
Dr. Watkins earned a Bachelor of Science in English/Education from Missouri Western State University, a Masters of Education in Secondary Leadership and Administration from Northwest Missouri State University, an Educational Specialist in Superintendency from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Doctorate in Education from William Woods University.