Marshall Elementary School

Pre-K Information:

Registration will be open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of May. If you need to make an appointment to enroll your child please contact Mrs. Mayer at 513-461-6611. Please arrive for your appointment 10 minutes early. If you are late for your appointment you will be required to reschedule. Please wait outside and someone will come out and get you when it's your scheduled time. Due to concerns for the well being of our staff, you will be asked to come to your appointment alone. Please practice social distancing and precautions during COVID-19.

Kindergarten Information:

*KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (face-to-face)HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Kindergarten Registration- Information Collection

We started collecting information about Kindergarten for next year before the school closings.  If we have not taken your information yet and you have a child who will turn 5 before August 1, please complete this form and we will email you further directions for registering your child for kindergarten.  

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION INFORMATION- 

*Will be conducted a bit differently this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Please don't hesitate to call your child's school if you have questions about kindergarten. In addition, Talawanda has moved to an electronic student registration process, and each family of a new kindergarten student will receive more information at the meeting on how to complete the electronic forms.  Please note the new system requires a working parent email, and staff at the elementary will work with parents on creating each new kindergartener's profile.

Documents required for a new student registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Parent should bring a driver's license/photo i.d.
  • Proof of Residency (utility bill, rental agreement or offer to purchase, mortgage statement, deed, insurance declaration page, property tax bill)
  • Immunization Records
  • Copy of Current Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Copy of Individual Educational Plan (if applicable)

Bogan Elementary: 513.273.3400

Kramer Elementary: 513.273.3500

Marshall Elementary: 513.273.3600

Talawanda School District- 2020 Kindergarten registration

 Any child whose fifth birthday is on or before August 1st is eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please register your child at the school located within your attendance area.  If you are unsure of which school attendance area you live in, please call Petermann Transportation @ (513)273-3150 for verification on which school your child should attend. 

 *An informational meeting regarding the Kindergarten Program of the Talawanda School District will be held on the following dates & times:  Postponed during COVID-19.

           

Bogan Elementary School Registration - TBD                    

*Informational Meeting - TBD    



Kramer Elementary School Registration - TBD

*Informational Meeting – TBD



Marshall Elementary School Registration - TBD

*Informational Meeting - TBD

 

FREE Full-Day Kindergarten

The National Education Association (NEA) indicates that full day kindergarten programs provide a solid foundation of learning for children from all backgrounds.  Full-day kindergarten programs ensure all students' academic, social, and emotional success as well.  Talawanda began offering FREE full-day kindergarten for the 2018/19 school year.  Students who receive the full-day option will gain additional instruction in science and social studies, along with music, art, physical education, and library time.  Full-day kindergarten is the preferred option among educators, however the law requires a half day kindergarten option be made available for any family who wishes to choose that option.

NEA- Full-Day Kindergarten Fact Sheet

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE BENEFITS OF FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN.

Advantages of full-day kindergarten:

  • Higher long-term achievement.

  • Higher achievement for disadvantaged and low income children, and for those receiving Title I services.

  • Higher reading scores in early grades.

  • Fewer grade retentions.

  • Higher test scores.

  • More time spent in individualized instruction.

  • More time spent in free play, less time in large groups.

  • Greater progress in social skills for disadvantaged and low income children.

  • More reinforcement of positive social behaviors.

  • Higher self esteem and independence.

  • Greater creativity.

  • Access to nutritional breakfast and lunch.

  • A more relaxed, less hurried school day with more varied experiences.

  • No apparent negative consequences in general.