Kindergarten Staggered Entry and Attendance on Select Fridays Only
Kindergarten students are sorted into AM and PM classes by boundary. A schedule will be sent home to new Kindergarten parents in a Kindergarten Information via SchoolMessenger in June.
The first four days of the school year are as Kindergarten Staggered Entry where new Kindergarten students are invited to attend for part of the school day in small groups to begin acquainting themselves with teachers and the Kindergarten environment at the school. Times for staggered entry are provided to families ahead of time so parents know when to bring their students to school. There is no bussing available for Kindergarten during the first two days of school.
Classroom teachers are not assigned to particular students until the end of staggered entry to ensure all classes are balanced for gender, identified learning needs and visible aptitudes. Since our Kindergarten program will employ a full team-teaching approach, all students work with all Kindergarten teachers and students in the program and share space and resources every day. All teachers will know and work with all students. Once the homeroom teacher is assigned after the first week, this teacher will serve as the primary contact for communication and assessment.
Regular Kindergarten programming occurs during the regular instructional hours of school Mondays – Thursdays from 9:05 AM – 11:55 AM or 12:55 PM – 3:45 PM. On Fridays, for early dismissal days, the AM or PM Kindergarten class will only come to school on select assigned days between 9:05 - 1:05 (regardless of AM or PM class placement). Please refer to the Northern Lights School Kindergarten 20-21 calendars for specific attendance days.