August 18, 2015
Congratulations! Your child is ready to come to kindergarten. We are pleased to welcome your
family to our school, as well as welcoming siblings of our current students.
Dearborn Public Schools is initiating a “Soft Start” program for incoming kindergarten students. The purpose of the Soft Start program is provide shorter days and to introduce your child to his/her kindergarten teacher. This first week transition will allow your child to familiarize him/herself with the school and basic routines. The goal is to ensure that the start of kindergarten is positive, smooth, and successful for all students.
This is an exciting time in the lives of children and families. Our goal for Soft Start is to make the start to school successful for all of our kindergarten students. Thank you for your patience with the part time schedule. This is effective only for the first week of school.
Kindergarten students at Snow will attend school from 8:35 AM – 11:45 AM each day for the first week of school (Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11). Lunch will be provided beginning on Wednesday, August 9 before dismissal each day. Parents are welcome to stay with their child on the first day of school only.
Parents will be asked to sign up for an individual time slot between 1:00 and 3:30 on Wednesday through Friday, September 9-11 for their student to be informally assessed. Students will be assigned to classes by the end of day on Friday, September 11 and the lists will be posted outside the kindergarten classrooms, as well as in the main lobby.
Kindergarten teachers will be assessing all students during scheduled times. Thank you for your partnership and continued support as your child begins school. We love volunteers and encourage you to volunteer – please pick up information in the office or see your child’s teacher for more information.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you at our kindergarten JumpStart program on August 25 and 26 and/or in September!
Ross C. Groover, Ed.D.