How to I enroll my child in half day Kindergarten?
In order for your child to be enrolled for half day Kindergarten, you will need to fill out all forms ONLINE and print off, complete and return ALL FORMS. All of the forms MUST either be uploaded with the online application or submitted in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the outside and dropped in the marked drop box outside of the east entrance at 5490 Mills Creek Lane starting March 4, 2019 with the last drop off date of March 22, 2019. There is not a tuition for half day, however with every child there will be school fees. In the fall you will receive information regarding the school fees.How do I enroll my child for full day Kindergarten?
In order for your child to be enrolled for full day Kindergarten, you will need to fill out all forms ONLINE and print off, complete and return ALL FORMS. All of the forms MUST either be uploaded with the online application or submitted in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the outside and dropped in the marked drop box outside of the east entrance at 5490 Mills Creek Lane starting March 4, 2019 with the last drop off date of March 22, 2019.
Spots are available by a first come-first served basis and will be time-stamped when you complete the ONLINE application. You will then receive a letter informing you that your child has a spot by April 5, 2019 by mail. You will have to pay the $300 non-refundable deposit between April 8, 2019 to April 15, 2019. The letter that you will receive will explain this process. If you do not pay the $300 non-refundable deposit in this time-frame, your child’s spot will be forfeited. Every child will be assessed school fees. In the fall you will receive information regarding the school fees.When do I have my child screened?
Kindergarten Screening will occur on Wednesday, August 21, Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. The appointment times will range from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You will choose your child’s appointment time online through the link on our school page. This will be available online in April, 2019. Plan on being at the school for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Here are a list of the screenings that will be completed. Students are not able to study for this test, it is truly a measure of what they currently know. What is STAR Testing?CLICK HERE
to learn more about STAR testing https://www.renaissance.com/2016/09/09/parents-guide-star-assessments/
What are STAR Assessments?
Star Assessments are short tests taken on the ipads that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to help your child in the shortest amount of testing time (about one-third of the time other tests take). Your child may take a Star test for early literacy, math, reading, or other subjects of their teacher’s choice.
What do teachers do with STAR Assessments?
Teachers analyze the data they get from Star Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. Star Assessments are heavily researched and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on his or her unique path to mastery.
What do STAR Assessments do for my child?
By pinpointing exactly what your child knows, teachers can personalize your child’s practice to keep them growing. Plus, short test times ensure your child spends more time learning and less time testing.
What is KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Families)?
The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is a tool that teachers will use to get to know your child. It is not designed to rank children by ability, nor is it a tool for identifying students with disabilities or gifted students. This tool is primarily to help your teacher get to know your child in a way that does not interrupt the child’s learning.
Don’t be alarmed if your child is not excelling in every area. Most children develop in spurts. They are ahead of their peers in some areas and behind in others. But remember, this tool is not designed to compare your child with other children, it is used to indicate how ready your child is for learning Ohio’s Learning Standards for kindergarten. All students will need support in some areas.
What is the Speech Assessment?
The state of Ohio requires that all children's speech and language is screened by November 1 of the year that they enroll in Kindergarten. One of the district's speech-language pathologists will screen your child's speech and language skills during the screening days at the start of the school year. The screenings are not intended to diagnose a disability. The speech-language pathologist will communicate results of the screenings to classroom teachers. The classroom teachers will monitor students who did not perform within the expected range and will consult with the speech-language pathologist if interventions are needed.
Will my child ride the bus to school?
Transportation is provided for all students. Information about your child’s bus route will be ONLINE in August. Some parents choose to drive their children to school and/or home after school. All transportation questions should be directed to the Transportation Department at (440)327-4422.
How do I know if I should send my child to Kindergarten?
Kindergarten students must be five (5) years old by September 30, 2019.
Will my child need to be able to take care of his/her personal needs? (i.e. bathroom, zipper, shoes)
Yes. Children need to be potty trained and need to be able to take care of their personal needs.