MGM Developmental Lab Pre-K

August 6, 2020

Welcome to Mary G. Montgomery High School Developmental Lab Pre-K!

MGM is proud to be the first high school in Mobile County to host a First Class Pre-K program sponsored by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.

Housed within the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, the Office of School Readiness (OSR) administers Alabama’s diverse delivery, voluntary, high-quality Pre-K program. Classrooms are funded through a grant process in which sites must meet specific quality assurances and abide by rigorous operating guidelines. Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program has been awarded the highest quality rating by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) for 13 consecutive years, which includes two years of highest ratings based on more stringent measures of practice.

Required Parent ASQ-3 Questionnaire

Please complete the survey about your child's growth and development. Refer to the instructions below for additional guidance.

Instructions for completing the ASQ-3

Welcome to First Class Pre-K!

As part of being selected for Pre-K you will need to complete the ASQ-3 screener on your child.

1. What is the ASQ-3?

The ASQ-3 provides a quick check of your child’s development

Your answers will show your child’s strengths and any areas in which your child may need more help or practice

2. ASQ-3 Tips

Try each activity with your child before you mark a response

Make this a game that’s fun for you and your child

Depending on the age of your child it will be helpful to have all/some of the following readily available

Large and small ball, ruler, yardstick or tape measure, child safe scissors, paper, pencil or crayon

3. How ASQ-3 works

There are five developmental areas of ASQ-3

1. Communication: Your child’s language skills, both what your child understands and what he or she can say

2. Gross Motor: How your child uses his or her arms and legs and other large muscles for sitting, crawling,

walking, running, and other activities

3. Fine Motor: Your child’s hand and finger movement and coordination

4. Problem Solving: How your child plays with toys and solves problems

5. Personal-Social: Your child’s self-help skills and interactions with others

The OVERALL section asks questions about your child’s overall development and about any concerns you may have. This is important information that will help your child’s teacher best meet the needs of your child.

4. The three response options on ASQ-3 questionnaires and what they mean

The ASQ-3 questionnaire will ask you to choose one of three possible answers.

Yes means that your child is performing the skill

Sometimes says that your child is just beginning to perform the skill or does it on occasion

Not yet indicates that your child is not yet performing the skill

5. The results will be shared with you by your Pre-K Teacher

Teachers will share the results with you during your Fall Family Conference in October

Click on the link below to begin the screening for your child.

Required Paperwork--Download, print and sign Appendix D and H below. You will also need to turn in a copy of your child's birth certificate, a copy of your driver's license, 2 proofs of residence and your child's blue immunization card to the school. You may place these items in the dropbox outside of the office or bring to the Drive Through Registration (see below). Due 8/14.

Pre-K Drive Through Registration

Wednesday, Aug. 12th, 9-11am

Mary G. Montgomery High School Semmes, AL

Parents and students may drive through the main entrance of the school to meet Ms. Moore, the Pre-K teacher and turn in their registration paperwork. Hard copies of the forms above will be provided, if you are unable to print them out. Parents and students must remain in the car. If you are unable to attend, or have already turned in your necessary paperwork, we will be in contact with you about our upcoming orientation dates/times. Please email Ashley Daigle, the School-Based Pre-K Coordinator, at, if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

MGM Developmental Lab Pre-K Uniform Policy

MGM Developmental Lab Pre-K Uniform Policy 2020-2021

The purpose of the uniform policy is to meet the requirements set forth by the Mobile County Public School System. Uniforms are used as a tool to ensure student safety through visual identification. All students are expected to observe basic standards of cleanliness, modesty, pride, good judgement and good grooming. Clothing should fit and be worn appropriately. Student attire considered disruptive to the educational program and/or school environment is not permitted.

MGM Developmental Lab Pre-K Uniform Policy


· Khaki pants, knee length shorts, skorts, skirts or jumpers (with gym shorts worn underneath), (no khaki jeans or cargo style pants).

· MGM spirit t-shirts may be worn Monday-Friday. Shirts must be MGM club/sport/organization shirts only. **If the shirts are not club, sport or organization t-shirts, they MUST be purchased through the front office. Solid white oxford shirt, white blouse with collar, white, black or Columbia blue polo style shirt with collar, white or black turtleneck shirt

· During winter weather, solid black or white footed-tights may be worn under skirts and jumpers.

· No make-up may be worn.

· Headbands and hair ribbons must be school colors. (Columbia blue, black, white, grey)


· Khaki pants or knee length shorts (no jeans or cargo style pants/shorts)

· Sagging pants, corduroy and jeans are NOT allowed

· MGM spirit t-shirt (provided); Shirts must be MGM club/sport/organization shirts only. **If the shirts are not club, sport or organization t-shirts, they MUST be purchased through the front office. Solid white oxford shirt, white, black or Columbia blue polo style shirt with collar; white or black turtleneck shirt


Belts should be black or brown (no belt required for elastic waist pants)


· Tennis shoes (canvas or leather) with non-scuff soles (No lights, stacked soles, high heels, in-line skates, high tops, open toe or open heel, crocs/slides/ slippers)

· Velcro preferred, if possible

· Solid white socks


· Only jackets/sweaters/sweatshirts are permitted as outerwear

· Outerwear must be a solid color (grey/black/white/blue/camouflage) OR MGM issued outerwear

· No outerwear or clothing with other school logos are allowed

· Heavy coats or raincoats may be worn, but must be removed once indoors.

· No head coverings (hats, visors, scarfs, bandanas, hoods, etc) are allowed inside the building


Jewelry worn to school must be limited and cannot cause a distraction. Hairstyle must be neat. No Mohawks or spikes.

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