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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.  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

 The Talawanda School District will hold its kindergarten registration (by appointment only) for students living in the Talawanda School attendance.   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:

           

Bogan Elementary School Registration - 4/14/20                     

*Informational Meeting - 4/7/20, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm      



Kramer Elementary School Registration - 4/21/20

*Informational Meeting – 4/16/20, 7:00 pm - 8 pm  



Marshall Elementary School Registration - 5/4/20

*Informational Meeting - 4/28/20, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

*Parents should call or go to the school office to schedule an appointment for screening.

 Upon the scheduled registration appointment, parents must furnish their child’s certified birth certificate, immunization records, certified-court stamped divorce decree with custody papers (if applicable), copy of parent(s) drivers license, (child’s IEP/ETR if applicable) and proof of residency in the Talawanda School District.  (**Children must have a physical prior to the first day of school.  The physical form is included in the registration packet and must be completed by a physician.) 

 If you cannot attend on the registration date, please call the school office, complete all registration forms, and provide all required enrollment documents to the appropriate School prior to May 8th.

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.