Mesa Public Schools kindergarten preregistration for the 2014-15 school year begins Jan. 27 during school hours. Extended hours are available Jan. 28.
Kindergarten marks the beginning of a child’s formal education, and it’s a critical milestone in the development of self-confidence and independence. It is not too early for parents of 4- and 5-year-olds who will start kindergarten in 2014 to assess their readiness and begin to prepare them for this exciting experience.
Whether selecting full- or half-day options, one important step is to register these new students at the elementary school they will attend.
Children enrolling in kindergarten must be 5 years old before Sept. 1. Options are available for younger learners, including prekindergarten and early-entrance assessment.
Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 27 during school hours, with evening registration Jan. 28. Since the first day of school is Aug. 6, why resister now?
Early registration provides adequate planning time for your family and for the school. Schools will host a variety of events for kindergarten families that you won’t want to miss. By registering now, schools can plan for class-size management and teacher-contract allocations, leading to a smooth start of the school year.
For your convenience, registration forms are available online. You may complete the forms in advance and bring them to school with a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, current immunization record and proof of residence.
Choice schools and programs abound
In addition to top-notch neighborhood schools, Mesa Public Schools offers a variety of options in elementary education:
- Franklin Basic Schools (multiple locations)
- Montessori (multiple locations)
- Arts Integration (Highland Elementary)
- Dual Language (Keller Elementary)
- International Baccalaureate Primary Years (Summit Academy)
- Home School Enrichment (Eagleridge)
Chart your child’s path to success
Education is a partnership between the school and the family. Each child’s path to academic success may be different. If you have questions about kindergarten readiness, have a milestones discussion with your child’s preschool teacher or pediatrician. Consider speaking with the principal or a kindergarten teacher at the school your child will attend, and explore the school’s website for helpful information.
Mesa Public Schools is eager to welcome your family to kindergarten. Visit the website for complete information.