Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments in Seward on May 6

kpbsdlogoKenai Peninsula School District Media Release

Soldotna, April 2, 2014—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2014, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date.

“The Title I funded Pre-K programs available at specific sites in the KPBSD provide an excellent opportunity for children who turn four by September 1, 2014, to get a jumpstart on success in school,” said Christine Ermold, director of elementary education. “KPBSD’s Pre-K teachers are all certified and have specialized training in early childhood education. As a result, the programs they offer are engaging and developmentally appropriate, with an emphasis on preparing children to be successful when they enter kindergarten. Pre-K the KPBSD way focuses on experiences that facilitate each child’s growth in the targeted areas of social and emotional development; approaches to learning; communication, language, and literacy; cognitive development, and; physical well-being.”

Action steps

1.     Contact your local attendance area school.

2.     Complete a Pre-K application—the school office will provide applications, or download a Pre-K application from the KPBSD website. http://bit.ly/PreKapplication

3.     Return the application to your local school office during school hours. Schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood school. (See dates on school list.)



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4.     Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2014.

5.     Title I KPBSD programs web link: Title 1 programs at KPBSD

 

KPBSD Title I Elementary School Screening dates for Seward is May 6, 2014. Call Seward Elementary at 224-3356 for more details.

Students qualify for Title I services based on academic need

Title I programs are required to utilize effective, research based instruction, and must also provide evidence that students receiving Title I support are showing academic growth. Such evidence is gathered through regular formative assessments and through annual state standardized tests.

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