January 23, 2023
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner
Dear Sheldon Families,
With the weather expected to be much colder this week and next, I wanted to remind you of our outside time policy. As with the rest of the district, we do go outside, if only for a brief period of time, if the wind chill is 20 degrees or warmer. Please send students in weather appropriate clothing.
Families of OT students, the car line is a RIGHT TURN ONLY out of our parking lot. DO NOT BLOCK intersections or driveways!
Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~
Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal
Items That Need Your Attention
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Sheldon Shirt Days
Time to Eat!
Policy & Procedure Review
Enrollment & Re-Enrollment
Each week the Sheldon staff reviews one of our Head Start Policies & Procedures and felt it was important that families stay up to date on these as well. This quarter our focus is on Family Service & Parent Involvement. If you ever have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please reach out!
Children are enrolled in accordance with Head Start regulations. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.12, 1302.14, 1302.15
1. Selection of Applications
- The Eligibility Waiting List on Child Plus provides a list of children for enrollment selection ranked highest to lowest with priority points. When a child’s application is logged on Child Plus, his/her name and information is automatically sent to this waiting list and their designated points are assigned.
- Based on the number of points received, children are identified as accepted or waiting. If a child is accepted, he/she is moved to the Accepted List on Child Plus.
- The parent is notified if their child has been placed in the program or if their child is on the waiting list and, if so, will be notified if an enrollment opportunity becomes available.
- The classroom where each child will be enrolled is determined based on age, gender, program needs, special needs, language, returning child/family, siblings, etc.
- A preliminary list is given to the teaching staff and family service staff containing an alphabetical listing of children assigned to each classroom, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of parents.
2. Enrollment of Children:
- Once all enrollment slots have been designated, staff will then move the children from the Accepted List to officially enrolled.
- The Master Roster Report may be printed when the above process is completed.
- The Master Roster Report, which is the list of children officially enrolled in each classroom, is distributed to teaching, family services and administrative staff. The report is printed as needed and contains the names of active children.
- The Eligibility Waiting List maintains the names of children who were not selected for enrollment initially. The staff will monitor this list frequently and when a vacancy occurs, will refer to the list to determine the next eligible child to enroll.
3. Vacancies are filled in no more than thirty (30) calendar days.
The program re-enrolls returning children who remain age and income eligible. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.12 and 1302.15
1. A returning child is a child who was participating in the program at the end of the preceding year. If a child withdrew before the year ended, he/she is not considered a returning child.
2. If a three year old child enrolls in the Head Start program, he/she is allowed to remain in the program until kindergarten is available for the child.
3. If the child has been found income eligible and is a participant in the program, he or she remains income eligible through that enrollment year and the next school year. It is not necessary to re-verify income before enrolling the child for the 2nd year. However, if a parent reports to the Head Start program that their income has changed between program years, it will be at the discretion of the program to decide whether the increase or decrease warrants reverification.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
February 5: Valentine's Photo Box
Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.
Sheldon Food & Clothing Bank
Community Resources Council Directory
If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.
Sheldon Head Start Child Development Center
Location: 1155 SW Seabrook Ave.