Kindergarten Information

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Teacher Assignments, Assessment Sign Up and Open House

This year Art City is excited to provide Optional Extended Day Kindergarten (OEK). This program is for select students who will be invited to participate. These students will be determined based on their assessment the first week of regular school. Because of this, teacher assignments will not be made for kindergarten students until Monday, August 23. Your child's main teacher will call Monday morning and let you know which teacher and which session your child will be attending. (All other grade teacher assignments will be on Infinite Campus on August 6.)

Those students invited to attend OEK will be assigned a morning session, stay for lunch (a technician will take these students to lunch and stay outside with them for a lunch recess) and then attend in the afternoon with Mrs. Heath. The afternoon will be a smaller class and focus on literacy and math. The parents of students who qualify will be contacted and have the option of attending all day or attending just one session of kindergarten. Again, students must qualify based on their assessment results.

A Sign Up Genius will be emailed to all kindergarten parents the first week of August. You will be able to sign up for an assessment time on Wednesday (18), Thursday (19) or Friday (20). Assessments take about 30 minutes. This assessment is important and very valuable for teachers. It gives teachers the data to know where to begin their instruction and a baseline to document student growth.

Tuesday, August 24 will be a special Open House/Meet the Teacher for kindergarten students. The times will be from 10-11 am and 1-2 pm. The first day of kindergarten is Wednesday, August 25.

Art City will have two morning sessions and one afternoon session of kindergarten. (OEK is not a regular afternoon session) If you have a situation that makes it critical to have a PM session for your child, please call the office and let us know. We will do our best to accommodate those critical needs first, then try to accommodate those that prefer PM. If you have already contacted us regarding a need for AM or PM you do not need to call again.

We are so excited to have our new kindergarten friends join us in school!