2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

We are going paperless for registration!  April 4th we are hosting round-up and will demonstrate how to get online and complete the registration process.  The computer lab will be open for anyone wanting to complete their child’s registration with people around to provide support.  The information will be on our website after the April 4th round-up at http://www.norwalkschools.org/registration/

We thank you in advance for your participation in this registration process.  Your promptness in completion of registration forms allows us to be proactive in staffing appropriately for the kindergarten class of 2016-17.  If you want your child to participate in kindergarten orientation at the beginning of June, we need to have your child’s registration completed by the first week of May (this gives us time to get information in the system prior to orientation).

Kindergarten Round Up

Round Up will be held on Monday, April 4, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Oviatt Elementary.  The following activities will take place during this time span:

6:00-6:40 p.m.   Presentation for parents in Oviatt gym- use the south gym entrance (there is going to be a lot of information shared so I would suggest not bringing your children – it won’t be very exciting for them)

6:40-7:30 p.m.   Computer lab will be open with support to fill out kindergarten registration                           (bring immunization report; proof of residency & birth certificate to be uploaded) Opportunity to meet with transportation; nurse; nutrition; registrar; technology PTO

Tour by Incoming Kindergarten Students

We will offer scheduled tours in May for all incoming kindergarten students.  We work with all local daycare providers and community preschools in arranging the tours.  If your child has daycare services outside the Norwalk community, please know you are welcome, too!  Give us a call to set up a time.

May 9th         Serendipity & Carols Preschool

May 13th       Little Hands Big Dreams & Crayons2Pencils

May 16th       Stepping Stones & Crossroads

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation dates is not firmly set due to potential snow days.  Currently we have had one snow day, so we are looking at June 1st & 2nd for kindergarten orientation.  We typically have orientation the final week of school and need to get past winter weather before we are sure of those two days.  Parents who register prior to May 4 are notified of all pertinent dates.  This information will also be posted on the district’s website in April.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

We will host an evening of information to help you understand what kindergarten expectations are for your child.  You will learn what the kindergarten day looks like, what your child should know coming into kindergarten, what your child will learn during their kindergarten year, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Two Oviatt kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Jorgensen and Mrs. Myers, will be hosting this informal event.  Add Tuesday, April 19th Getting Ready for Kindergarten on your calendar.  We will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Oviatt conference room.

If you have any questions about kindergarten registration, feel free to contact Sheila Taylor, Oviatt Principal (staylor@norwalk.k12.ia.us).