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Orchard ParkPre-Registration Kindergarten Orientation February 13, 2014
Introducing… • Mrs. Rhonda Turner– Principal • Mrs. Kate Fagan-Assistant Principal • Mrs. Melissa McCullough– Student Services Coordinator • Mrs. Kristen Mullins- Nurse • Mrs. Heather Mullins– Secretary • Mrs. Colleen Nobis– Secretary • Mrs. Ann Bernard-Secretary
What I NEED To Know TODAY About Kindergarten!
Highlights of Orchard Park • Highly qualified staff • Challenge Program • Math Explorations/Advanced Math • Focus on Literacy across the curriculum and Higher Order Thinking • Title I funding • Over 25 languages spoken
Is My Child Eligible for Kindergraten? • Kindergarten students must be 5 by August 1st. • The Carmel Clay Schools appeal process automatically grants eligibility for early entrance to kindergarten to any child who will be five (5) years of age by September 1st of the enrolling year as verified by an official birth certificate.
What Can I Work On With My Incoming Kindergarten Student Now? • Name recognition • Writing name appropriately • Reciting the alphabet • Identifying upper and lowercase letters at random • Identifying numbers 0-10 • Tying shoes
What Can I Expect My Student To Work On In August • Classroom procedures • Shapes • Rhyming • Beginning sounds • Letter names and sounds • Classmates’ names
Nurse News • Any health concerns, allergies or medications please plan on meeting with Mrs. Mullins early in the school year. • Please make your physician appointments now. Once summer hits many new students need their vaccination reports completed all at once! Shot records are due by August 1st. • Health information + immunization requirements for each grade level can be found on Carmel Clay School’s web site at www.ccs.k12.in.us • Click on” Current Families & Students” • Click on “Preparing to Enroll” • Click on “Student Health Guidelines”
Nurse News • Online health information must be updated yearly, including permission for Benadryl for a bee sting and Tylenol or Advil for pain/ fever. Elementary parents will usually be contacted prior to your child receiving the above named medications. • ALL Allergy Action Plans and Asthma Action Plans must be given to the school nurse with the proper medications prior to the first day of school. Please no exceptions!!
CAFETERIA • 3 week rotational lunch menu that can be found online • www.mypaymentplus.com • Please put all money (lunch or otherwise) in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and account number. (We prefer deposits made online.) • To ease the transition, students are limited to one choice. A choice is added each week.
Registration • All registration is done online • All registrations should be completed by March 14th. • You will need: • Birth certificate/passport • 2 proofs of residency: • Utility statement (electric/gas) • Rental/purchase agreement or closing documents, deed • Immunization records,if possible; Must be submitted by August 1, 2014.
Registration • Carmel Clay School home page website http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/home • Prospective families • On left find “preparing to enroll” • Go to number 7 to find the registration link • Must go through every single page • Must hit submit in order for it to be finished
Mark Your Calendars… • On-line Registration: By March 14th • Kindergarten Screening: May 13 and 14 • Ice Cream Social: August 11th, 4:00-6:00 • Kindergarten Orientation: August 11th 6:00-8:00 • Back to School Night: (Parents Only) TBD
Thank you for coming! Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with questions. • Rhonda Turner firstname.lastname@example.org • Kate Fagankfagan@ccs.k12.in.us