Dear Parents of our Kindergarten Students,
We would like to welcome you to Royal Oak School and look forward to working with you and your child(ren) in the upcoming school year. We know that you probably have many questions and below you will find some information that will help with this process.
Kindergarten Registration at Royal Oak School - January 2022
Kindergarten registration begins on January 17, 2022. The link below has the complete details about the process and other helpful information about Kindergarten in the Calgary Board of Education https://www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/Pages/default.aspx.
Students need to be 5 years old by December 31st 2022 in order to register for Kindergarten.
The CBE Kindergarten to Grade 9 Registration page has all the details you will need to start the online registration process.
There are two days designated during the first two days of school where new Kindergarten students 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 emailed to families ahead of time so parents know when to bring their students to school.
We have a short PowerPoint that showcases the work we do with our students at Royal Oak School. Click here to see the presentation. Please click on the speaker symbol to hear the audio for each slide
Currently, regular Kindergarten programming occurs during the instructional hours of school Monday – Thursday, 9:07 AM – 11:57 AM or 1:01 PM – 3:49 PM. AM/PM Kindergarten alternate on Fridays 9:07 AM – 1:09 PM. On Fridays, for early dismissal days, AM and PM Kindergarten classes will alternate attendance. Please note that these hours are subject to change as we move into the following school year. Please refer to the Calendar for specific attendance days.
Kindergarten students are sorted into AM and PM classes. Decisions around who is chosen for AM and PM classes is a complex process and will be as follows:
1) We try our best to accommodate parent AM/PM choices, however we typically have a much higher percentage of parents wanting AM than PM. If this occurs, we do a lottery to complete the class placements for AM and PM.
2) We try to balance classes based on student needs, boy/girl balance, ELL needs and availability of Educational Assistants (EA) to support coded student who might required EA supports
3) Unfortunately, we cannot prioritize placement based on childcare needs
A schedule will be sent home with parents in the opening Kindergarten information package and will be posted on the school website as well. This schedule will indicate which Fridays the AM and PM classes will attend.
We look forward to having you at our wonderful school!