Kindergarten Timeline for School Year 2018-2019

MonthDate(s)Activity
JanuaryOutreach to potential kindergarten families begins. Use census database.
February2/6/18
6:30-7:30 @ Tewksbury Memorial High School

Information on Kindergarten registration process. Families receive 2-pocket packet with handbook, registration and screening information.
March3/5, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9 (4 days and 1 evening)

3/6 – PD Day
3/8 – Includes evening registration from 6:00-7:00 pm

Registration at schools. Parents will fill out cards and sign up for times for screening appointments in April
AprilWeek of 4/9Screening begins at each school.
JuneLast Day of SchoolFamilies receive class assignment via US mail
JulyStudent data rollover begins, creating live student records
AugustBus routes developed and posted in newspaper and website.
Week of 8/7Letters from teachers mailed
August 27th, 2018Kindergarten Orientation to see classrooms, meet teachers, take a tour of the school.

Kindergarten Information

School Hours:

8:45am – 3:10pm

Bus Tags:

Tags are given to your child on the first day of school. Have your child wear the tag for the first 2 weeks of school. This assures that your child will get on the correct bus.

Communication Folder:

Please purchase a folder for your child. Your child will bring papers to and from school. Please check these folders every day. Please replace your child’s folder when you see that he/she needs a new one.

All Notes:

All notes being sent into school must be in an envelope with your child’s name and the envelope’s content listed on it. Please put all notes in the communication folder

Examples of the Necessity of Written Notes:

  • For ANY dismissal change
  • To notify us who is picking up your child if you are unable
  • If your child is absent, we need a note of explanation
  • If you know your child will be out on a future date
  • Any special circumstances at home that may impact your child or his/her behavior (medication, death in family, etc.)

Lunch/Milk Money:

Lunch (including milk & dessert): Please see district website for current prices

Lunch (milk only): Please see district website for current prices

Your child may buy lunch or bring lunch. As you may know,  our system was computerized. Children are now issued  lunch ID number that allows money to be banked for them. You can pay online for a nominal dfee OR send in a monthly check. Money can be sent each day if you prefer. Paying ahead could help make your child’s experience easier.