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Kindergarten Orientation & Registration Information

*Please contact your child's school to schedule a kindergarten screening appointment.  Thanks!

Please don't hesitate to call your child's school if you have questions about kindergarten.  Each new kindergarten student must be evaluated.  Please call your child's school to make an individual appointment for kindergarten registration.  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 (Final Forms- Parent Guide).  Please note the new system requires a working parent email.

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

Orientation Meeting - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (7-8pm)
Registration - Tuesday, April 3, 2018  (by appointment only)

Kramer Elementary: 513.273.3500

Orientation Meeting - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (7-8pm)
Registration - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (by appointment only)


Marshall Elementary: 513.273.3600

Orientation Meeting - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (6:30-7:30 pm)
Registration - Thursday, April 5, 2018 (by appointment only)

FREE Full-Day Kindergarten- 2018/19 School Year

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 will offer 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.