Warwick Kindergarten EXPO planned

By on December 22, 2015

Warwick School District will host a Kindergarten EXPO for parents of incoming 2016-2017 kindergarten students on Jan. 12  in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St. The snow date is Jan. 14.

Parents should arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. to check-in. There will be a presentation from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and an Early Childcare Provider Fair from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

If unable to attend the EXPO, pick up an enrollment packet at the District Office or the child’s assigned school after Jan. 22.

Please notify the District if  not planning to enroll your child in Warwick Kindergarten for 2016-2017. Contact Jill Kramer at jkramer@warwicksd.org or 626-3734 x3709.

The district requests all those enrolling students  taking a moment to submit an “Intent to Enroll in Kindergarten” form: CLICK HERE.

A full list of frequently asked questions and answers can be found on the Lititz Record website, at

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the EXPO and Warwick Kindergarten:

 

1)  What is Warwick’s age cut off for Kindergarten?

Children who will have attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 15, may be admitted to kindergarten at the beginning of such school year.  Warwick no longer offers an early admittance option for those students who do not meet this age requirement.

 

2)    What is the Expo?

The Kindergarten EXPO is designed for parents of incoming Kindergarteners. We plan to highlight the process of transitioning to Kindergarten, from enrollment to the first day of school. This program has replaced what was previously known as Parent Orientation. The Expo also offers a time for local Early Childcare Providers to highlight their individual programs and services. Parents will be encouraged to visit the tables and speak to their representatives outside of the auditorium in a relaxed atmosphere following the formal program.

 

3)    Can I bring children to the Expo?

Children are welcome; however, the evening is designed for parents to gather information. Parents know best if their children can sit quietly for the 45-minute presentation.

 

4)    What if I can’t attend the Expo?

One option is to send a relative or friend in your place. Otherwise, we ask that you pick up a registration packet at your child’s assigned school or the District Office AFTER January 22, 2016.

 

5)    What if I’m not sure if I’m going to send my child to Warwick Kindergarten in September 2016?

It is best to go through the process of enrollment, even if you change your mind in the end. That way, you won’t miss the activities that could potentially help you make your decision.

 

6)   English is my second language. Would I be able to receive translation services to assist me with enrollment of my child?

Absolutely! Please call Jill Kramer to make those arrangements at 626-3734 x3709.

 

7)    What if I can’t find my child’s birth certificate?

If your child was born in Pennsylvania, birth certificates can be ordered through the PA Department of Health, Vital Records. Their phone number is 1-877-724- 3258, and their website is www.health.state.pa.us

 

8)    What if I don’t know what school my child would attend?

Call the Enrollment Office at 626-3734 x3709 or visit www.warwicksd.org and click on For Parents. You will find the list of streets by attendance area in the right column under the Warwick School District heading. Identify the school that corresponds with your street address.

 

9)   Does Warwick have 1Ž2 day or full day Kindergarten?

Warwick School District offers a half-day kindergarten program for all students.  This year, we will also be offering (1) full-day kindergarten class at each elementary school.  Students whose parents express an interest in the full-day kindergarten session will indicate that interest at registration.  The selection for the full-day session will include a random selection process if the demand exceeds the available seats.  Warwick School District provides an extended-day kindergarten program for academically eligible students.  This program is provided to qualifying kindergarten students to assist them in acquiring kindergarten skills and is temporary, with the goal of placing the student back in the typical 1Ž2-day kindergarten program.

 

10)    What if I have other specific concerns about sending my child to Kindergarten?

Feel free to call Jill Kramer in our enrollment office at 626-3734 x3709.

 

 

 

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