Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,
Thank you for your interest in St. Francis of Assisi School. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Each year, we screen our prospective kindergarteners in February or March. The purpose of the screening is to meet the children, find out a little about them, and introduce them to our kindergarten team. We want to learn some of the things the children are able to do now. The information we gain about your children will help us plan ways to engage, support and enrich their learning experience during the 2021-2022 school year. Students come with different abilities, strengths, and areas for growth. That's expected and good.
This year, we have modified our in-person screening so it will be one teacher with one student. COVID protocols will be observed. In-person screenings will take place on Friday, February 5th and Thursday, February 11th. We believe in and see the benefit of meeting with students in-person. If this is not something with which your family is comfortable, we will be offering an online screening option. Online screenings will be scheduled at a later date.
Please contact the school office to inquire about our screening schedule.
Due to COVID restrictions on sharing materials, please bring the following to your child's screening:
Student Supplies: crayons, scissors, two pencils, an eraser, and an index card with student’s first and last name written in sharpie
Parent Supplies needed: pen to fill out a short Kindergarten Questionnaire.
In-person screening will take place in the kindergarten building. We will greet you at the door at your assigned time. Thank you for social distancing if there is another family waiting with yours. Your child will need to wear a mask properly, with their nose and mouth covered for the entire screening. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door before entering.
We will have the windows open, so please have your child wear a coat.
Unfortunately, due to COVID protocol, parents will not be able to accompany their child into the room. Please prepare your child for entering the room without you.
Please stay on the school property while your child is screening. You can park in the Parish parking lot. Once your child has gone into the Kindergarten classroom, you can return to your car to complete the Kindergarten Questionnaire. We will bring your child out to you when he or she has finished screening.
Contact the school office if you have any questions, or if you would like to be put on a list for an online screening: 206-243-5690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited to see you!