For the second year, CUSD 10 is hosting Gearing up for Kindergarten nights for all incoming kindergartners and their families.
“These nights allow for incoming kinders to meet the teachers at their home school, tour the building as well as receive a fun goodie bag of items they can do at home to help build readiness skills,” says Ginger Schantz, Renfro kindergarten teacher and one of the coordinators of the Gearing Up initiative.
“Our hopes are to reach out to all of the new families and allow them the opportunity to start their educational journey with less anxiety. This time also allows teachers and school principals to discuss some of the things families can do during the summer, like practice cutting and using a pencil,” says Mrs. Schantz. “We are excited about meeting the new families and developing a positive relationship before the school year begins.”
“It is essential that kindergartners feel successful from their first day through the rest of their school years,” adds Schantz.
Gearing up for Kindergarten features several steps to help acclimate students (and families) to the new school year: Gearing Up for Kindergarten Night, Meet the Teacher Night and Parent Orientation. The first day of school is also broken down so students can transition gradually in a smaller group with parents on hand for a short time in the morning.
Gearing Up for Kindergarten is for students enrolled in CUSD 10. Click here for Student Enrollment Information
CUSD 10 Gearing Up for Kindergarten
Collinsville School District’s mission is to create a school environment where the children are intellectually challenged in ways appropriate to their individual strengths, needs, and experiences. By securing a partnership between parents, staff and students, we will instill an enthusiasm for learning and a respect for self, others, and property. This will be accomplished in a friendly, positive and safe environment that will enhance each child’s learning.
Gearing up for Kindergarten Night
This will be an opportunity for you and your child to come to school and meet the teachers and the principal and learn about the importance of preparing your child for the upcoming school year. During the evening, you will receive a summer packet of fun things for you and your child to do together. It is essential that kindergartners feel successful from their first day through the rest of their school years!
|Caseyville||Monday, April 30||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Jefferson||Tuesday, April 24||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Kreitner||Monday, April 30||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Maryville||Tuesday, May 1||6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
|Renfro||Thursday, May 3||6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.|
|Summit||Monday, April 30||6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.|
|Twin Echo||Monday, April 30||5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Webster||Wednesday, April 25||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
Online registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place in July. Updated and full registration information will be posted on the district’s web page at www.kahoks.org. You will also receive a letter from the district’s office with your child’s Skyward information which is needed for online registration.
Meet the Teacher Night
Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at your child’s school. This will be another opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and see the classroom.
First Day/Parent Orientation
The first day of kindergarten will take place as noted below. It is important that you and your child are able to attend on the designated day. Only half of the students will attend each day in order to ease the child’s transition and to give teachers time to spend with the parents.
Students with last names beginning with A-K Wednesday, August 15th – 8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
(Children with last name L-Z will not attend on this day)
Students with last names beginning with L-Z Thursday, August 16th – 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
(Children with last name A-K will not attend on this day)
*Parents should plan to stay for the 30 minutes of class on your child’s first day.