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:
- First: Students who live in the bus zones are designated to AM or PM depending on where they live. Students who live west and south of the escarpment are designated for the AM and students who live north and east of the escarpment are designated for the PM. A map will be available for viewing during registration.
- Second: Once all of the bus students are placed in the designated classes, parent preference will be considered. If we have more interest in one of the programs than we have spaces available, placement will be determined by a draw.
- Third: Parents will be notified of the AM or PM placement by the end of April.
School Fees & Bus Transportation
Fees are determined by the CBE Board of Trustees in the spring of each year and we encourage all families to set up an online CBE account in order to pay the fees. 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. We will provide all the details on setting up an online CBE account and bus registration at “Welcome to Kindergarten.”
We operate on the CBE traditional calendar which can be accessed at https://cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars/Pages/default.aspx. Please look on the right hand side for the approved 2020-2021 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.
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 9:10 to 11:59 and our afternoon class will run from 12:58 to 3:46. We have Early Dismissal on Fridays from 9:10 to 1:18 with AM and PM class alternating their attendance.
We staff our school in June and August.Parents and children will learn who the Kindergarten classroom teachers will be on the day before school starts. 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