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Title: Kindergarten Parent Orientation The Journey Begins


1
KindergartenParent Orientation The Journey
Begins
  • Rockaway Township School District
  • http//www.morris.k12.nj.us/rocktwp/default.htm

2
Welcome Relax Enjoy the moment Make a Memory
3
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • We are.

4
Rockaway Township School DistrictMission
Statement
  • United  by our community's commitment to 
    excellence, the Rockaway Township School District
    inspires all children to strive to meet their
    fullest potential by providing a challenging and
    nurturing environment.

5
Our faculty and friends
  • Dr. M. Mc Cluskey Mr. M. Mc Govern
  • Ms. Virginia Murphy - School Medical
    Office/Nurse
  • Ms. Ann Marie Arico - Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Kristen Hemmer Reading Recovery Teacher
  • Ms. Elizabeth Adams Child Study Team
  • Ms. Judy Johnson Lead Teacher/Safety Town
  • Parent Resource Network

6
Our goals for the Orientation
  • Point of reference
  • Meet representatives from the staff
  • Typical kindergarten day
  • Information concerning our programs/services
  • Transportation
  • Meet Greet
  • Timeline for September 2008
  • Parent Resource network

7
Our District
  • Student Enrollment
  • Approximately 2800 students
  • Five elementary schools
  • Grades K-5
  • Birchwood, Dwyer, KD Malone, Stony Brook, DBO
  • Copeland Middle School
  • Grades 6 8

8
  • Kindergarten classes are held in all of the
  • districts K-5 elementary schools.
  • Each kindergarten child attends either a morning
    or afternoon class.
  • Each session is 2 hours and 45 minutes long.
  • Birchwood School
  • Dennis B. OBrien School
  • Stony Brook School
  • a.m. 818-1103
  • p.m. 1203-248
  • Catherine A. Dwyer School
  • Katharine D. Malone School
  • a.m. 845-1130
  • p.m. 1230-315

9
A few things..
  • Is your child ready?
  • Difference between policy and readiness
  • My child can read. Really!!!
  • My child went to Pre-K/nursery school.
  • Why isnt Kindergarten all day?
  • How big are the classes?
  • They are going to get lost - I know it.
  • My child is scared.

10
What you can expect from your school district.
  • Immaculate and safe schools
  • Safe environment
  • Safe and efficient transportation
  • Professional Faculty and Staff
  • Individualization of instruction
  • A total child-centered environment
  • Academic excellence for each and every child
  • Enrichment for all children
  • Fiscally responsible
  • Continuous flow of information and communication

11
For your information
  • New Jersey Department of Education
  • New Jersey Core Content Standards
  • NJCCS
  • Web site
  • http//www.state.nj.us/education/

12
TRANSPORTATION
  • All students are eligible for busing
  • AM/PM bus routes are generalized population
  • Mid-day routes kindergarten specific
  • Kindergarteners sit in the front
  • Child care accommodations are accommodated as
    long as the child care provider is within the
    home school district.
  • Students are assigned by July 15, 2008
  • NO KINDERGARTEN STUDENT IS LEFT AT A STOP WITH
    OUT SOMEONE AT THEIR STOP
  • Handout

13
Academics..
  • Handouts for
  • Language Arts Literacy
  • and
  • Math

14
Meet Greet
  • In line with our district mission statement, all
    entering kindergarten students will participate
    in a Meet Greet session. The Meet and Greet
    will last approximately 15 minutes. The
    kindergarten teacher will use the information to
    assist in meeting the individual needs of your
    child. This information will not be used to
    track or group children by ability.
  • All students must be accompanied by an adult for
    the duration of the Meet and Greet.

15
Childrens Progress
  • A formative assessment utilized by the teacher to
    monitor class/student independent learning
    outcomes.
  • Administered three times per year to all students
    in kindergarten.
  • Math and Language Arts
  • Information is not utilized to group or track
    students
  • http//www.childrensprogress.com/

16
Health and SafetyMrs. Virginia Murphy School
Medical Office/Nurse
  • Health Services Handbook
  • Childs Illness
  • Reporting of medical conditions
  • Communicable diseases
  • Return to school
  • Medication Policies
  • Medical responsibilities
  • Over the counter medications
  • Transport of medical Needs
  • Medical Records
  • Screenings
  • Allergies
  • red dye, peanut or tree nuts
  • Cafeteria rules nut free
  • School Parties/celebrations
  • Wellness Policy
  • Lice

17
The ClassMs. Ann Marie Arico Kindergarten
Teacher
  • K Readiness
  • Snacks
  • Daily Schedule
  • Specials
  • Snacks
  • Supplies
  • THE FIRST DAY
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten

18
ReadingMs. Kristen Hemmer Reading Recovery
Teacher
  • An overview of literacy and reading
  • Support programs
  • Assessments for development
  • Reading Recovery

19
Pupil ServicesMs. Elizabeth Adams Child
Study TeamSocial Services
  • Social and emotional development
  • Skills that a typical 4 6 year old are
    developing
  • Role of the guidance counselor
  • Special Education
  • Role
  • Overview of indicators

20
YES, THERE IS MORE INFORMATION Ms. Judy
Johnson Lead Teacher/Safety Town
  • Getting ready for first-grade? YES
  • Summer Programs
  • Small Fry
  • Enrichment
  • Safety Town

21
Dates to remember
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • August 28th.
  • Meet Greet
  • Birchwood      May 13th 15th
  •   C. A. Dwyer    May 28th 29th
  •   D.B. O'Brien     May 27 29th
  •    K.D. Malone    May 20th 22nd
  • Stony Brook     June 4 11th.
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