Welcome to Kindergarten

Dear Parents of our Kindergarten Students

We would like to welcome you to Edgemont School and look forward to working with you and your child(ren) in the upcoming school year.  We know that you will have many questions and have tried to anticipate some of them here so that you can make your own plans for May and September. 

A.M. or P.M. Class Placement

At Edgemont School we offer half day Kindergarten classes and parents may express a preference for either the AM or PM program.  The academic content of both programs is the same.  The process for determining who attends which program is as follows:

Kindergarten is a challenging year for scheduling since student schedules rarely match their parents' schedules.  CBE has a clear process for schools to follow when we have more requests than can be accommodated. In the case of kindergarten, we have significantly more requests for morning than afternoon classes.  In this case we followed a lottery process.

School Fees & Bus Transportation

Fees are determined by the CBE Board of Trustees in the spring of each year and parents must set up an online CBE account in order to pay the fees, book parent conferences, fill out forms, etc.  Transportation is offered to those families who live beyond the walk limit. There is a transportation fee for this service and forms need to be completed in June.  Please remember for Kindergarten students they can only can busing one way.  AM Kindergarten can only get the bus in the morning to come to school and PM Kindergarten can only get the bus to go home at the end of the day.  

School Calendar

We operate on the CBE traditional calendar which can be accessed at CBE Traditional 23-24 Calendar. Please look on the right hand side for the Edgemont approved 2023-2024 calendar.  We will personalize this calendar for Edgemont School by adding 3 additional non-instructional days and will post a copy of the final calendar on our website by June.  

School Hours

Kindergarten students receive 475 hours of instruction.  Each year we adjust our school hours depending on the number of school days there are during the year.  We anticipate that our morning classes will be similar to this year which is 9:05 to 12:00 and our afternoon class will run from 12:55 to 3:50. We have Early Dismissal on Fridays from 9:05 to 1:20 with AM and PM class alternating their attendance.

Homeroom Teachers

We staff our school in June and August. We will have staggered entry the first week which is explained in the Welcome to Kindergarten video.  Students will be assigned a specific classroom teacher by the end of the first week of school. 

We look forward to meeting with you and answering more questions at Welcome to Kindergarten. 

The Staff of Edgemont School

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