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Wildwood Early Childhood Center Kindergarten Orientation - Part I August 21, 2013.

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1 Wildwood Early Childhood Center Kindergarten Orientation - Part I August 21, 2013

2 Orientation Format Introductions Introductions General Building Information General Building Information Explain Orientation II Explain Orientation II Kindergarten Classroom Staff Kindergarten Classroom Staff Bus Routes and Procedures Bus Routes and Procedures Wildwood Safety Precautions Wildwood Safety Precautions Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

3 Orientation Format (Cont.)  Lunch Procedures  General Health Information  Communication  Volunteer Opportunities  Questions

4 General Building Information PreK & kindergarten students only PreK & kindergarten students only 8 K classrooms & 3 preschool classes 8 K classrooms & 3 preschool classes District special education offices District special education offices General education kindergarten classrooms General education kindergarten classrooms 1 teacher & 1 educational assistant 1 teacher & 1 educational assistant K students participate in weekly specialists K students participate in weekly specialists Library, Art, Music, P.E. and computers Library, Art, Music, P.E. and computers

5 Kindergarten Classroom Staff Room 6 Christine StanfordDiane Harvey Room 6 Christine StanfordDiane Harvey Room 7Kim CummingsEileen McKenna Room 7Kim CummingsEileen McKenna Room 8Christine HolloranKim Whooley Room 8Christine HolloranKim Whooley Room 9Emily VieiraJackie Stokes Room 9Emily VieiraJackie Stokes Room 10Kristin O’TooleDeanne England Room 10Kristin O’TooleDeanne England Room 11Sara PesanelliMary Stewart Room 11Sara PesanelliMary Stewart Room 13Lisa BertolamiAnn Judkins Room 13Lisa BertolamiAnn Judkins Room 14 Marion ValeriLynne Martell Room 14 Marion ValeriLynne Martell

6 Orientation II Wednesday, August 28 th Wednesday, August 28 th Two Sessions depending on your child’s teacher Two Sessions depending on your child’s teacher Rooms 6, 10, 11, 9:45am- 10:45am Rooms 6, 10, 11, 9:45am- 10:45am Rooms 7, 8, 9, 11:45am-12:45am Rooms 7, 8, 9, 11:45am-12:45am Students and parents meet teachers Students and parents meet teachers Students take a ride on the bus Students take a ride on the bus Parents/guardians receive more general information Parents/guardians receive more general information Open House in October – discussion of curriculum and classroom specific information Open House in October – discussion of curriculum and classroom specific information

7 Transportation Index cards on tables Index cards on tables Includes Name, Bus #, Address, Bus Stop Includes Name, Bus #, Address, Bus Stop Five buses used for AM and PM pick-up Five buses used for AM and PM pick-up Early childhood buses are for K students only Early childhood buses are for K students only

8 Transportation (cont.) Recommendation for first few weeks - be OUTSIDE at the bus stop at 8:10 Recommendation for first few weeks - be OUTSIDE at the bus stop at 8:10 Requests for changes should be put in writing and will be passed along for review Requests for changes should be put in writing and will be passed along for review Buses may be late/sporadic the first few weeks of school Buses may be late/sporadic the first few weeks of school Allow a few weeks for a pattern to emerge regarding pick up and drop off times Allow a few weeks for a pattern to emerge regarding pick up and drop off times

9 Transportation (cont.) Students will receive bus tags on the first day of school Students will receive bus tags on the first day of school Any change in schedule needs to be put in writing to the teacher Any change in schedule needs to be put in writing to the teacher Changing buses is not permitted Changing buses is not permitted An authorized adult must be present for drop-off at the designated stop An authorized adult must be present for drop-off at the designated stop

10 Transportation (cont.) All drivers are CORI checked and have updated licenses All drivers are CORI checked and have updated licenses Times can vary due to inclement weather, absences, dismissals, traffic, etc. Times can vary due to inclement weather, absences, dismissals, traffic, etc. We will do our best to keep you informed of changes/delays We will do our best to keep you informed of changes/delays A consistent schedule alleviates anxiety and separation issues for your child A consistent schedule alleviates anxiety and separation issues for your child Please review and emphasize bus rules with your child on a regular basis Please review and emphasize bus rules with your child on a regular basis School will reinforce safety throughout the year through safety programs w/Wilmington Police Department School will reinforce safety throughout the year through safety programs w/Wilmington Police Department

11 Building Safety Kindergarten hours - 8:50-2:05 Kindergarten hours - 8:50-2:05 Buzzer system with video monitoring Buzzer system with video monitoring All doors will be locked throughout the school day All doors will be locked throughout the school day Staff will have access using a swipe card system Staff will have access using a swipe card system Parents/guardians will need to ring the doorbell Parents/guardians will need to ring the doorbell All visitors must sign in and obtain a visitors pass when entering the building All visitors must sign in and obtain a visitors pass when entering the building Please call in all absences Please call in all absences

12 Building Safety (cont.) Please inform the office when emergency card information changes Please inform the office when emergency card information changes Connect5 system Connect5 system Monthly fire drills Monthly fire drills Lock down drills Lock down drills Implementation of ALICE protocol Implementation of ALICE protocol Evacuation drill Evacuation drill

13 Arrival and Dismissal Upon arrival students will proceed to the gym and sit by classroom with teachers on duty until it is time to head to their classroom. Upon arrival students will proceed to the gym and sit by classroom with teachers on duty until it is time to head to their classroom. Car riders will be dropped off by an adult to a WW staff member at the door next to the parking lot. Car riders will be dropped off by an adult to a WW staff member at the door next to the parking lot. Car rider drop off begins at 8:30 Car rider drop off begins at 8:30 Park in the parking lot on the right or in back Park in the parking lot on the right or in back Wait with your child until the teachers on duty are present Wait with your child until the teachers on duty are present First two weeks all staff is on duty for arrival and dismissal First two weeks all staff is on duty for arrival and dismissal

14 Arrival and Dismissal (cont.) Parking is available on the right hand side of the building and in the back during arrival and dismissal times Parking is available on the right hand side of the building and in the back during arrival and dismissal times Please enter the driveway on the right and exit on the driveway on the gym side Please enter the driveway on the right and exit on the driveway on the gym side Please remember that it is unlawful to pass buses while they are loading and unloading Please remember that it is unlawful to pass buses while they are loading and unloading

15 Arrival and Dismissal (cont.) Car riders will be escorted to the front door at dismissal and released to an authorized adult Car riders will be escorted to the front door at dismissal and released to an authorized adult Parent/guardians are asked to wait outside the building under the overhang at dismissal Parent/guardians are asked to wait outside the building under the overhang at dismissal Proper identification is required for dismissal of students Proper identification is required for dismissal of students

16 Lunch Lunch is served daily Lunch is served daily Lunch prices can be found online Lunch prices can be found online $2.10 Lunch $2.10 Lunch $.50 Milk $.50 Milk $.50 Dessert $.50 Dessert Free and reduced lunch information and applications are available online and in the front office Free and reduced lunch information and applications are available online and in the front office Gluten Free menu is now available online for students with a documented gluten allergy Gluten Free menu is now available online for students with a documented gluten allergy Students will receive a temporary lunch card and once they have pictures taken they will have a picture lunch card Students will receive a temporary lunch card and once they have pictures taken they will have a picture lunch card

17 Lunch (cont.) Staff collects cards daily so cards are not misplaced Staff collects cards daily so cards are not misplaced Payments can be made on-line or checks can also be dropped off in the kitchen. Please visit to read more in depth information on food services and POS system Payments can be made on-line or checks can also be dropped off in the kitchen. Please visit to read more in depth information on food services and POS system The online system allows you to check when your child is buying lunch, refill the balance, and restrict if necessary The online system allows you to check when your child is buying lunch, refill the balance, and restrict if necessary

18 Lunch (cont.) A peanut free table is open to all students who have allergies as well as students who have purchased a lunch A peanut free table is open to all students who have allergies as well as students who have purchased a lunch All school lunches served are peanut/tree nut- free All school lunches served are peanut/tree nut- free Classrooms are peanut free Classrooms are peanut free Use list Use list Check/send in labels Check/send in labels

19 General Health Information A copy of all immunizations must be passed in to Mrs. Y as soon as possible. If records are not complete, your child will not be able to begin school on September 3 rd. A copy of all immunizations must be passed in to Mrs. Y as soon as possible. If records are not complete, your child will not be able to begin school on September 3 rd. If your child has special health needs, please arrange an appointment with Mrs. Y to discuss your child’s needs. If your child has special health needs, please arrange an appointment with Mrs. Y to discuss your child’s needs. If you give your child any medication at home, please alert the school nurse that day. If you give your child any medication at home, please alert the school nurse that day. Celebrations/classroom activities will be free of food. Please contact your child’s teacher before sending anything into the classroom. Celebrations/classroom activities will be free of food. Please contact your child’s teacher before sending anything into the classroom.

20 Communication Connect5 Connect5 Webpage Webpage Google Calendar Google Calendar Facebook Facebook

21 Volunteer Opportunities CORI check CORI check Library Library Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Parent Advisory Council (PAC) School Advisory Council (SAC) School Advisory Council (SAC) Classroom Classroom

22 Questions

23 Thank you!


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