SJA Preschool/PreK Orientation

(and other information)

Welcome Preschool and Pre-K Families!

Dear parents and students,


Preparations for school year 2019-2020 are well underway! We are very excited to meet our new families and welcome back returning families. We hope to see all of you at the Ice Cream social on Wednesday August 21st (more information to follow).


The Preschool/PreK orientation dates are as follows:


Students with last names beginning with A-H are in Group 1 and I-Z are in Group 2.


Monday, August 26th, both parents and students attend for 1 hour and then return home. Parents will be in an orientation session with Mrs. Balint (Director) and will review the preschool handbook while aides play with the students.


Group 1: 8:00am-9:00am

Group 2: 9:15am-10:15am


Tuesday, August 27th, parents leave their students for 1 hour and then pick them up.


Group 1: 8:00am-9:00am

Group 2: 9:15am-10:15am


Students will begin their regular preschool schedules on Wednesday, August 28th, drop of at 8:00am. Morning session ends at 12pm and full-day students stay until 3pm. Extended day begins on Wednesday, August 28th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm.



Mrs. Balint will go over drop off and dismissal procedures during orientation.


If you have any questions, please contact Deb Balint at dbalint@stjohnacademy.org.

Required Forms

All new students require a physical prior to starting preschool. The Virginia Commonwealth School Entrance Form and Immunization Records (see attached) need to be submitted to the admissions office no later than August 15th, 2019.


All new and returning students need to fill out Permission for Emergency Care, Extended Day forms, Media Release, Health History update (returning students only), Allergy Action plan (if applicable) and Asthma Action plan (if applicable). These forms are due August 26th, 2019.


Questions regarding health forms can be sent to Beth Sutton: esutton@stjohnacademy.org

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 21st: Ice Cream Social for PreS/PreK families 4:30pm-6pm

August 26th & 27th: Preschool/PreK Orientation

August 28th: First full day of regular preschool schedules