Steinhauer Kindergarten Info

Open House Information for 2021-2022 School Year

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Message From Our Principal

Getting ready for kindergarten is such an exciting time for families! Selecting a school is a big decision! We have put together some information that we hope will help you learn more about what Steinhauer School has to offer your family!


At Steinhauer School, we believe that ALL students can thrive and be successful in an environment that is kind, respectful and safe. Our goal is to ensure all students feel a sense of belonging and to help students develop empathy and compassion for others.


We offer regular elementary programming from kindergarten- grade 6; students in grades 4-6 receive French as a Second Language. We also have two specialized Division programs: Behaviour and Learning Assistance and Literacy.


The Division I and Division II Behaviour and Learning Assistance program is available for students requiring a high level of adult support in order to develop and demonstrate positive behaviour and social skills, in addition to achieving academic goals. Our literacy program is for students in grades 4-6 who require academic support in building their literacy and numeracy skills. Our students benefit from a smaller class with targeted instruction.


This is my fourth year serving as the principal of Steinhauer School. Steinhauer School has approximately 350 students; it is a place where students feel a sense of belonging and connection. We have a wonderful school council that welcomes all parents/guardians. The school council provides input to school-level decisions and it provides families with a chance to feel connected with the greater Steinhauer School community. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff are committed to ensuring high levels of teaching and learning through engaging lessons. Steinhauer School is a Leader in Me School. We develop leadership skills in all our students!


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Steinhauer School!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Lori Price-Wagner

(AKA- Mrs. Wagner)

Come See Our Kindergarten Class in Action!

STEINHAUER SCHOOL

Photos of our School

Message from our Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Krompohlz

Hello from Mrs K Aug 24, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my child need to be in order to register?

To be eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, your child must turn five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2021.


What are the days and hours for kindergarten?

Kindergarten follows the regular school calendar, commencing in early September and finishing in late June. Our students attend Monday- Fridays; mornings or afternoons, to meet the required 475 instructional hours.


Morning Hours: 8:31 - 11:26 a.m.

Afternoon Hours*: 12:15 - 3:21 p.m. (except Thursdays which dismiss at 2:20 p.m.)


At the time of registration, families may indicate a preference for morning/afternoon classes. We do our best to accommodate your preference, but final classroom placements are made by the principal by the end of June.

*Bussing is only available for students in the afternoon classes.

Regular and punctual attendance is important to student success in school, and is expected.


2021-2022 Division Calendar

Regular attendance is very important for ALL students. We ask that families try not to book appointments or holidays during school hours. We are providing you with a copy of the

EPSB Division Calendar to assist you in your family's planning.


What will my child learn?

Kindergarten programming promotes child development in early literacy, mathematics, citizenship and identify, personal and social responsibility, physical skills and well-being, creative expression, and environment and community awareness. More information about kindergarten programming is available on Alberta Education's website.


Is it advantageous for my child to attend a kindergarten program?
Yes. Because a child's experience and learning in kindergarten enhances their social and intellectual skills, children are better able to make the transition to the Grade 1 learning environment.


What if my child needs extra help such as speech and language help and fine motor skills?

Children come to Kindergarten with different experiences and skills. We want ALL children to experience success and growth at school. We have members of the Specialized Learning Supports School-Linked Team such as the Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Assistant and Educational Behavior and Programming consultant, who may visit your child’s Kindergarten classroom this fall.


Members of the team may be in the classroom for initial visits in September and October. If you wish to speak directly to the team on those dates please let the Kindergarten teacher know. If you have questions or would like more information please contact the school principal, Mrs. Wagner.


The School-Linked Team will collaborate with the Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Krompohlz, to identify children who may be eligible for additional support in the areas of communication, motor skills, and classroom participation. Your child’s teacher will let you know if additional supports have been recommended for your child.


Our consultants as well as our amazing educational assistant, Miss Doris, are available to offer support to all children that have mild/moderate or severe delays in areas such as speech & language and fine motor skills. Your child will be observed at the beginning of the school year and if any supports are needed we will work with parents to assess, plan and implement this support during the Kindergarten year. If you already know that your child will require extra help, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can plan for intervention.


How do I register my child for the kindergarten school bus and what is the cost to ride?

Please contact Mrs. Poots in the office as she will help you get your child signed up. Next year's bus fees have not been released but the cost was $38/month per child riding.


Please find below the kindergarten transportation form that you will need to fill out.


What school supplies will my child need?

Due to COVID-19, students will be required to bring their own individual supplies. Click here to find the supply list.


Will there be a fee collected for kindergarten?

There is a $5 per quarter for Kindergarten Special Craft Supplies.

Once Field Trips are permitted, fees will be charged per trip.


How do I register my child for kindergarten?

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2021-22 school year on Feb. 1, 2021. To register, simply complete the online registration form that will be posted on the Steinhauer school registration page at that time.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CHECKLIST:

  • Determine your child’s designated school.

  • Complete the online registration form (available Feb. 1, 2021). Ensure all sections of the registration form are complete.

  • Scan and upload all required documents: proof of name, residence, date of birth and citizenship.

  • Additional documents to scan, if applicable, include: Guardian Letter and Parental Custody Agreement if restrictions on access.

Kindergarten Transportation Form for 2021-2022