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Welcome to Kindergarten! 2018 - 2019 School Year Class of 2031
ELCO Superintendent Mrs. Julia R. Vicente /Mrs. Julia Vicente
ELCO Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Barbara E. Davis
SACC Mary Newhouse /YMCA /Before and after school child care /No mid day care /Housed at the Intermediate Bldg.
Community Libraries Richland Library – Tina Santoro Myerstown Library – Melissa Behm
Kindergarten Teachers • • • Mrs. Stuart Fort Zeller Half day
Kindergarten Teachers • • Mrs. Yocum Fort Zeller
Kindergarten Teachers • • Mrs. Zurick Fort Zeller
Kindergarten Teachers /Mrs. Gray /Jackson
Kindergarten Teachers • • Mrs. Marquette Jackson Elementary
Kindergarten, Here I Come! /Letters and Sounds /Language/Vocabulary/High Frequency /Motor /Reading Books /Numbers, Shapes and Patterns /Growing Up
Health Forms Jackson Nurse – Melissa Rambler Fort Zeller Nurse– Donna Fornwalt q Immunization Record • 4 DTAP (1 Dose on or after 4 th Birthday) • 4 POLIO (4 th Dose on or after 4 th Birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given) • 2 MMR • 3 Hepatitis B • 2 Varicella vaccine (chicken pox vaccine) Immunizations are mandated by the state. If your child is not properly immunized prior to the 1 st day of school, they WILL NOT be allowed to start school. If missing immunizations, you will need a plan with scheduled dr. visits to complete the needed immunizations.
Health Forms -Continued q Health Profile q Exams- Physical & Dental • forms in packet, office or online • can be turned in after scheduled appointment
Health Issues q q Illnesses – When should a child stay home? • Ear infections • Fever • Vomiting/Diarrhea • Respiratory infections Childhood illnesses/Communicable diseases • Head lice • Skin disorders/scabies • Pink eye • Strep throat
Health Screenings q Annually (K, 1, 2) q Height and Weight • Body Mass Index q Vision q Hearing
Medication Policy /Medications- /Parent/Guardian must bring in… NO BUS! /Bottle must have: /name of the child /date of prescription /name of medication /dosage amount /specific time/circumstance of administration /name of pharmacist/physician
Medication Policy-Continued /Form filled out—in office or online /Written /In order from doctor labeled container /School /Adult nurse will administer must bring to office at the beginning of the day-- not on the bus
Transportation Stacy Kunkleman & Jamie Kruse / Designate all pick-up/drop off addresses on form. / Stops M-F must be the same. / Pick-up location may be different from Drop-off location. / Early August, letter sent with teacher’s name and information on how to look up info in Bus. Planner. / Communicate in writing any changes for a bus pass. Bus passes are for emergency situations only. / Any permanent changes must be made on the form found on the ELCO website (print out and return to transportation office). / Any bus changes must be returned by July 15 th to be effective the 1 st day of school.
PTO Jackson President – Ali Wenger Fort Zeller President – Melissa Noyes /What’s PTO all about? /What are some wonderful things that PTO does for our students? /How can YOU get involved?
Registration/Screening /Kindergarten preparedness /Meet with School Nurse, if needed for any medical concerns (allergies, medications, chronic illnesses…) /Parent interview /Student screenings
Kindergarten Screenings Date Saver April 10 -13 Fort Zeller: April 10 & April 11 Jackson: April 12 & April 13 You will be contacted with your specific date and time when we’ve received your initial paperwork.
Kindergarten Screening: /What areas are we screening: Socialization Skills Speech/Language Skills Fine Motor Skills School Readiness Behaviors Academic Readiness Skills
Kindergarten Screening (cont. ) /Socialization • Participation • Conversations with adults and peers
Kindergarten Screening (cont. ) /Speech & Language /Screening vs. Evaluation? /Articulation /Language--- word usage and meaning
Kindergarten Screening (cont. ) /Academic Readiness Skills /Letter Identification-- upper and lowercase /Beginning /Number /Rote /1: 1 Sound Recognition Identification (1 -10) Counting (1 -10) Correspondence
Kindergarten Screening (cont. ) /Fine Motor Skills /Pencil grip /Writing first name - Is first letter capitalized?
Kindergarten Screening (cont. ) /School Readiness /Listening Skills /Following Behaviors Directions /Awareness of Others
Forms to bring with you (if you have not already provided us with a copy!) /Birth Certificate /Transportation /Immunization /Paperwork Form Record from registration packet
ELCO Website /www. elcosd. org /Our district website has a link under “About Us” > Student Registration
ELCO Procedures & Regulations / Attendance / Absences /Written excuse within 3 days of the absence /10 days total = “parent” excuse /More than 10 days requires physician excuse /School Attendance Improvement Plan—after 10 day letter has been sent /Educational Trips /Appropriate form must be completed 2 weeks prior to trip /Maximum of 6 days of absences—counted toward 10 days
Sign-in & Sign-out /Adults must come into the office to sign students in if they arrive at 9: 00 AM or after /Early dismissal- must sign students out /Your name and relationship to the child /Notes must be sent in with student in the morning telling of pick-up time and who will be getting the child
/VERY IMPORTANT THAT UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION BE PROVIDED TO THE SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES! /Phone numbers, addresses, emergency contact information are very important for so many reasons!
Field Trip/Classroom Volunteer Requirements /Pennsylvania Clearances Required: /PA Child Abuse Report /PA Criminal Record Check /Disclosure statement or FBI clearance if not a PA resident for past 10 years. /Good for 5 years! /Free for volunteering
Communications /VERY IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL/LIFE SUCCESS!!! /Phone calls/classroom visits /Emails are best! /24 hours before if possible!
Teamwork Parents Teachers Student Principal
What Happens Now? /Early August-- am/pm assignments, bussing, etc. /August—One or two weeks before school starts: Kindergarten Bus Ride Night & Meet the Teacher (letter will be sent home with date & time)
We look forward to building a partnership that fosters a love of learning in our youngest ELCO students! Please feel free to contact your school office if you have any questions! Fort Zeller: (610) 589 -2575 Jackson: (717) 866 -2624 Thank you for coming!