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1 1 Welcome to Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting for Heritage Elementary Jennifer Russell Principal

2 2 PLSD Welcome Center 130 Hill Road S., Suite 102 Located in the north end of Ridgeview JH PH 614-920-6180 FAX 614-833-2114

3 3 The following information will be necessary when you register at the Welcome Center 1. Proof of Residency (mortgage coupon/settlement statement, rental agreement or electric/gas bill with address) 2. If not a current resident, purchase agreement or a letter from rental office is needed, and will be accepted on a 90 day waiver period. 3. Custody Papers (if applicable) 4. Parent/Guardian Driver’s License or State Photo ID card 5. Original or Certified copy of child’s Birth Certificate 6. Current IEP or MFE (if applicable) Your child is not registered until ALL forms are returned to the Welcome Center.

4 4 How to Register my Child Call for an enrollment PIN at 614 920-6180 Go to website: Click on “Enroll in the District” Click on “Complete Online Registration” Enter PIN Complete forms online

5 5 Forms Due To Complete Student Registration: 1. Registration Form - online 2. Transportation Form - online 3. Health History Form - online 4. Custody Document (if applicable) 5. Speech Therapist’s Survey-Welcome Center 6. Home Language Survey form (if applicable) Your child is not registered until ALL forms are completed/provided to the Welcome Center Physicians Report Form must be completed and handed in to the school prior to August 8, 2012

6 6 Sign up for your Child’s School Monthly Newsletter, Email, Emergency and School Closing Notification Scroll to “Join our mailing list” Fill out the three easy steps to subscribe Choose the notification types you prefer

7 7 Kindergarten Schedule AM - 9:40 – 12:10 PM - 1:10 - 3:40 Mark AM/PM preference on registration form (lottery if needed). Registrations must be processed prior to May 4 to be included in the lottery. First Day for Kindergarten – Thursday, August 30, 2012 Class Placement, Supply list, Fee amount - You will receive a letter in August.

8 8 Kindergarten Admittance Legal Requirement: Child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2012 Fees – A student fee will be charged for consumable supplies and may be paid at the Parent/Teacher orientation meeting in August.

9 Academic Standards The Common Core A clear roadmap for learning for teachers, parents, and students Provide clearly defined goals Help parents and teachers know when students need extra assistance or when they need challenged even more Help your child develop critical thinking skills 9

10 How Can I Help My Child? Use the Parents’ Guide to Student Success Build a relationship with your child’s teacher Set high expectations and support your child in meeting them Carve out time everyday when your child can concentrate on reading, writing, and math, uninterrupted by other distractions 10

11 11 Other helpful strategies Check bookbags daily Read with your child daily Model reading within your home Be supportive of school expectations Instill a love of learning in your child

12 12 Parent/Teacher Orientation Meeting Check the school website, local papers, and school calendar for dates and times for this event. You will also receive a letter informing you of the date.

13 13 Kindergarten Fall Assessments August 27 - Monday August 28 - Tuesday August 29 - Wednesday Call Heritage Elementary at 833-6385 for your appointment after receipt of letter in August

14 14 Transportation Petermann Direct any questions or concerns to Petermann 614-837-8525 Transportation schedule is published in the August School Bell and will be available online.

15 15 ELL= English Language Learners Shari Granados 7 different languages are represented in our school 12 students are Limited English Proficient and receive services We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of students, and we welcome all cultures, ethnicities and races

16 16 Home Language Survey Required by the State of Ohio to help determine students that may qualify for services If English is not the 1st language spoken at home, you will complete a survey as part of registration and will then be contacted by an ELL instructor for an assessment appointment

17 17 Bracken School Readiness Assessment Your child will be assessed on May 9, 10, or 11, at Toll Gate Middle School, 12089 Toll Gate Road You will set up an appointment for this assessment at your registration appointment at the Welcome Center The Bracken assesses six basic skills: colors, letters, numbers/counting, sizes, comparisons, and shapes The assessment is individually administered and the concepts are presented orally in complete sentences and visually in a multiple choice format. The child is not required to read or write.

18 18 Speech Therapist Lorri Sahr

19 19 Speech Screening Only students identified by parents will be screened If you suspect a speech problem, inform the Welcome Center during registration If requested, speech screenings will be held during the Bracken assessment in May

20 20 School Nurse Tami Tacket Health Services Website administrativeDepartment.aspx?aid=44

21 21 Health Screening Will be completed in the fall during the school day by the school nurse Vision Hearing

22 22 Health Forms Physician’s Report (Blue) – available this evening, on the district website, or at the welcome center and must be completed by your physician and returned to your child’s school no later than August 8, 2012 Health history form is completed online during registration at Welcome Center Medication: if needed, download form from Health Services website artment.aspx? artment.aspx?aid=44

23 23 Physician’s Report DUE by August 8, 2012 REQUIRED FORM: must be on file at school before your child can attend school Will receive form from the school tonight Schedule physician appointment NOW Physical must be within the last year: 9/01/11 - 8/08/12 Must be signed and dated by the physician Contact School Nurse if Physical is scheduled after 8/08/12

24 24 Immunizations Required 4 or more DPT Diphtheria, Tetanus,Pertussis 3 or more OPV Oral Polio Vaccine 2 MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella 3 Hepatitis B 2 Varicella (or documentation of having the disease) The first MMR and Varicella must have been given after child’s 1st birthday

25 25 Health History Form When completing the Health History form online, please include special medical concerns Request a meeting with the school nurse if there are special medical concerns: Asthma, Diabetes, Seizure Disorders, Behavior Concerns, Bowel or Bladder Issues, Medications, Allergies

26 26 Prescription Medication Administration Forms Must be completed by the physician and parent or guardian Original container from the pharmacy Child’s name, medication name, dosage, route Side effects and special instructions

27 27 Non Prescription Medication Administration Form Must be in the original container Must be appropriate for age as written on medication container Must complete the form or send in a note with the following: Child’s name, medication name, dosage, time to be given Start and stop date

28 28 Summary Call the Welcome Center to receive a PIN at 614-920-6180 Complete Online Registration Call for your appointment with the Welcome Center Schedule your Bracken Assessment during your registration appointment at the Welcome Center. Schedule your child’s physical

29 29 Thank you for attending tonight’s Kindergarten Parent Meeting.

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