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  1. Kindergarten 2013-14

  2. TRANSPORTATION • Instructions for kindergarten parents • Purchased passes are required to ride the school bus • Annual pass: $160.00 = .88 cents per day. Other options are available • Bus stops will be assigned by the transportation department • Students are required to present a note if they are getting off the bus at a stop that is not their “home to school” stop (2 days notice) • Parent or guardian (18 years or older) must be at bus stop to pick up K-1st grade students from the bus • Backpacks must sized to fit comfortably in students lap while seated on the bus • Be five (5) minutes early to your bus stop

  3. After School A+

  4. Healthy Kids Learn Better The TTUSD Student Wellness Policy: Reinforces nutrition and health lessons taught in the classroom. Helps to support a healthy school environment and wellness culture. Creates excitement about healthy foods and activity. Provides guidelines and suggestions to implement healthy celebrations, fundraising, and activity at school. The Guide to the Student Wellness Policy is available at the Food Service Table and on www.ttusd.org under Food Service Department.

  5. K camp Summer school

  6. Academic • Social • Emotional • Physical

  7. Readiness • Age Requirement (5 by Oct. 1) • Development • Social Readiness • share • take turns • play cooperatively with others • Emotional Readiness • separate from family • participate & take risks • appropriate energy / activity level for school

  8. California SB 1381 2013 Oct. 1 2015+ Sept. 1 2014 Sept. 1

  9. Transitional Kindergarten • What is it? • Why does it exist? • Who is eligible? • Where is it located? • What is the curriculum?

  10. Readiness • Academic Readiness • listen and focus in a group setting for 10 minutes • follows 1-2 step directions • previous experiences with cutting, coloring, drawing, using a pencil, letters and numbers • interested and motivated to learn

  11. 4 years/ años 5 years/ años Samples of Student WorkMuestras de Trabajo de Estudiantes

  12. 4 years/ años 5 years/ años Samples of Student WorkMuestras de Trabajo de Estudiantes

  13. 4 years/ años 5 years/ años Samples of Student WorkMuestras de Trabajo de Estudiantes

  14. KBE is a Two Way Immersion School

  15. What is Two Way Immersion? • K-6 (with classes to 8th) program • Integrates native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students • Academic instruction in BOTH languages • Start in Spanish • Progress to Biliteracy

  16. The Progression for English Speakers: • Kindergarten 75% Sp, 25% Eng • 1st 80% Sp, 20% Eng • 2nd 70% Sp, 30% Eng • 3rd 60% Sp, 40% Eng • 4th, 5th and 6th 50% Sp, 50% Eng

  17. Program goals: • High Academic Achievement • Biliteracy-Read/Write in both languages • Bilingualism - Orally proficient in both languages • Multi-Cultural Awareness and Understanding

  18. Do’s and don’ts • Teacher will understand them • No English phonics • Read/talk to your child in native language or ANY language • Excite them about being bilingual • Encourage your child to speak the target language

  19. Commitments to TWI • To 6th-8th grade • Play-dates with Spanish speaking friends • Participate in your child’s education • Attend all school meetings • Have high expectations for your child

  20. Core Kindergarten Program Science Social Studies English Language Development Math Academic Standards Extra Curricular Enrichment Language Arts

  21. K Schedule 9:05am-2:20pm

  22. Measure A • Renewable $135 parcel tax • Funds over $3.5 million • Provides funding for: • Music • Science • P.E. • Technology • Library • Counseling • Nursing • Buses • Materials and supplies • Approved since 1989, reapproved last March!

  23. PARENTAL EXCEPTION WAIVER If parents want to request a waiver to participate in an alternative bilingual program: • Request a waiver • Call or visit the front office of the school to request a waiver • Attend meeting • Review your options and rights with the principal at a short meeting • Complete and returnwaiverrequest form • Waiversareapprovedwithin 20 days

  24. Elementary English LearnerProgram Options • 3 types of settings • SEI • Structured English Immersion • ELM • English Language Mainstream • Alternative Bilingual Program

  25. Elementary English LearnerProgram Options

  26. English Learner Parent Rights • You may contact the school to discuss placement options for your child • You may have your child moved from Structured English Immersion into the English Language Mainstream Program • You may request a parental exception waiver for an alternative program

  27. Parental Exception Waiver Parents of English Learners may waive their right to English Only Instruction: • Visit the school to request a waiver • Visit the front office of the school to ask for a waiver. You may request a meeting with the principal to review your options and rights • Complete and returnwaiverrequest form • Waiversareapprovedwithin 20 days

  28. Parental Exception Waiver • Enrollmentor Wait listin Alternative Program • Students with an approved waiver will be offered enrollment at any established alternative program in the district, or parents may choose to be put on a wait list at their school until there are at least 20 students at a grade level with an approved waiver • Alternative Program implemented • When there are 20 students at a school with an approved waiver at a grade level, the Alternative Program will be implemented at that grade level

  29. PARENTAL EXCEPTION WAIVER • Enrollmentor Wait listin Alternative Program • Students with an approved waiver will be offered enrollment at any established alternative program in the district, or parents may choose to be put on a wait list at their school until there are at least 20 students at a grade level with an approved waiver  • Alternative Program implemented • When there are 20 students at a school with an approved waiver at a grade level, the Alternative Program will be implemented at that grade level

  30. Parent Involvement • PTO • ELAC • Measure A • Classroom volunteers • Playground volunteers • BFIT, Harvest of the Month • Art Docent, Science Docent

  31. School Culture • Uniforms • Nutrition Policy • Behavior Expectations • BEST • BFIT • Embrace cross cultural experiences

  32. Food Services Meals offered daily at all District schools Breakfast (Currently $1.75) Lunch (Currently $3.25) Menus at ttusd.org/foods page Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application posted on District website Child’s School (Administration Office & Cafeteria) Bus Pass Processing (August 2011- Dates TBD) We look forward to serving your needs! Questions? Call Rose Wolterbeek, Director of Food Service (530) 582-2528

  33. What can I do now? • Arrange a visit in a classroom-Come to Open House on May 30th 5-6:30 • Read everyday to your child in English or Spanish • Expose your child to Spanish • Begin the back to school routine early • Complete the paperwork and turn it in to our office by March15, 2013 • Explanation of the Lottery: • Residents • Siblings • TTUSD • Other

  34. Registration Requirements • Copy of vaccination records • Copy of birth certificate • Proof of residency • Registration Card