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2017-18 Kindergarten Registration

2017-18 Kindergarten Enrollment/Registration Dates

Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the CIS Gym

Call CIS at 440-632-0261 x3000 to schedule a registration appointment

Registration Packet

In preparation for enrolling kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year, please note that the birthday cut-off date for Cardinal students to enter kindergarten is August 1.  This means that your child must be five (5) years of age prior to August 1 (July 31, 2017 is the cut-off date for the 2017-18 school year.)

Kindergarten enrollment packets can be downloaded and printed by clicking the link above, or packets may be picked up at Jordak Elementary, Cardinal Intermediate, or the Board of Education offices.

Registration will take place in the CIS gymnasium on February 16 & February 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Incomplete enrollment information and documentation will result in the enrollment not being accepted;  in order to enroll, you must have all forms completed and all required (original) documentation with you. Please call the CIS Office at 440-632-0261 x3000 to schedule an appointment.

Vision/Hearing Screenings: Vision and hearing screenings will occur at registration. This will allow you to get a comprehensive vision and/or hearing examination for your child before school begins in the event an issue is detected. Educational research states that “both vision and hearing losses have a tremendous impact on how learners gather information, communicate with others, develop social relationships, and retain meaning and knowledgeable experiences.”

Busing Consult: If you child will be riding the bus to and from school, please complete the form in the enrollment packet and you will meet with a member of the transportation team at registration.

10-Minute Teacher Screeners (at Registration): Kindergarten teachers will spend approximately 10 minutes with your child to screen them for basic skills/knowledge.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment: A comprehensive readiness assessment will be given to all students during the first few days of school: August 15-22, 2017. The areas included in the assessment are: social foundations (including social/emotional development and approaches toward learning), math, science, social studies, language and literacy, and physical well-being/motor development. Appointments for your child’s assessment will be provided at Kindergarten Orientation, which will be on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Language Assessment: If your child’s native language is one other than English, we will assess them in this area during the first few days of school as well: August 15-22, 2017. This assessment will take place at the same time as the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

Kindergarten ORIENTATION: This will take place on Friday, August 11, 2017. Boys will report from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and girls will report from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Parents and students will participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the school, meet their teacher, and receive the date/time for their readiness and/or language assessments. Parents should also bring unwrapped/labeled supplies to orientation. At the beginning of August 2017, class lists will be posted on the front doors of JES so that you are aware of your child’s teacher. All transportation forms must be completed prior to orientation so that bus scheduling can occur in a timely fashion.

Transportation: Students must have the same dismissal plan each day; daily changes are not permitted for safety reasons. That being said, students may ride the bus for several days a week and be a car rider the other days, as long as the schedule is consistent. Please make a back-up plan with a family member, friend, and/or neighbor in case you are unable to be home when your child arrives. The arrangements for changes are to occur outside of the school on your end. If you must pick up your child, please do so by 3:00 p.m. by coming into the office and signing out your child; we need time to update the student lists that are provided to van and bus drivers for the day.

First Day of School for Kindergarten Students: The first day of school for Kindergarten students is Wednesday, August 23, 2017, which is an Early Release Day. Students should arrive to school and go home the way they will normally. Having a half day for students’ first day will help ease them into their first year of school.