Kindergarten round-up

March 11, 2014 

Starting in April, dates have been set for Mountain Area schools' kindergarten and transitional kindergarten enrollment. If your child will turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 1, they may register for transitional kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents are asked to bring the child's birth certificate (or copy), immunization records, and proof of residence (utility bill or rent receipt) to enrollment appointments.

Spring Valley Elementary School

Spring Valley will hold its kindergarten round-up 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. The Kindergarten teacher, school nurse, and speech therapist will be a part of the registration process.

Contact Spring Valley School, (559) 868-3343 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment. Once an appointment is set-up, a registration packet will be sent to you.

North Fork Elementary

Kindergarten round-up is April 4. Registration for transitional kindergarten is offered.

During enrollment appointment, parents and child will meet with kindergarten teachers, the school nurse and the speech therapist. Parents will need to bring a completed registration packet (available in the front office).

Details: North Fork Elementary, (559) 877-2215 to set up an appointment.

Rivergold Elementary School

Kindergarten enrollment packets are available for parents to pick up in the Rivergold School office from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parents are asked to fill out the paperwork and return the completed packet to the office right away.

Upon receipt of the packet, you will be given a screening appointment for your child. The date of the screening is Thursday, April 24.

Students must also have a physical and a dental exam.

Details: Rivergold Elementary School, (559) 658-7566. .

Wasuma Elementary School

Wasuma will hold its kindergarten and transitional kindergarten enrollment Thursday, May 8. Parents can pick up enrollment packets after May 1. These completed packets can be returned on enrollment day. No appointment is necessary. The parent/student will meet with a kindergarten teacher, speech pathologist, school nurse and school principal.

Raymond Knowles Elementary

Kindergarten registration will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 21. A packet will be given to parents at the appointment, which they can complete and return at a later date.

Details: Karen Hutchings, (559) 689-3336.

Coarsegold Elementary School

Kindergarten round-up will be held April 29.

Kindergarten enrollment packets are available for parents to pick up 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the school office,Parents are asked to fill out the paperwork and return the completed packet to the office as soon as possible. Upon receipt of the packet you will be given a screening appointment for your child. The date of screenings is April 29. Children must be screened before starting kindergarten.

Oakhurst Elementary School

The date of the round-up is 8 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, in the school library. A Spanish translator will be on site from 8 - 11:30 a.m., and registration packets can be completed on-site.

Parents and child will rotate through the following stations during visit: Kindergarten assessment, Anne Guynn and Karen Forbes, immunization information, county nurse Dustin Ginter, registration information, office manager Nicole Meeker, kindergarten curriculum and readiness skills, Laura Jeffris, and transitional kindergarten information, principal Kathleen Murphy.

OES offers a full-day kindergarten program from 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m, Monday - Friday. A transitional kindergarten program will also be offered.

Mountain Area Head Start

The Madera Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Head Start provides a comprehensive, high-quality service designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children and families. The program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children, three to four years of age, in Madera County.

Services include early childhood education, medical and dental screening and follow-up, services to children with disabilities, social skills, nutrition and family services.

You will need to provide the following documents: your child's birth certificate, immunization records (must be up-to-date), Medi-cal or other insurance card, and family income verification for 12 months (tax return, W-2s, Passport to Services, Social Security, TANF, etc).

Details: (559) 658-8171 Oakhurst Head Start; or (559) 877-2352 Mountain Head Start in North Fork.

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