South Orangetown children who will turn age 5 by December 1, 2023 are eligible to begin kindergarten in September!
■ STEP 1. WELCOME!
Attend the Incoming Kindergarten Orientation for Parents on Thursday, February 16, 7PM, at William O. Schaefer Elementary School, 140 Lester Drive, Tappan.
Snow date: February 28, 7PM.
■ STEP 2. REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
Register your child online at www.socsd.org/registration starting at 9AM on Friday, February 17. Registration support documents may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to AJ Walker, District Registrar, South Orangetown Central School District, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913.
Need help? Join us for Kindergarten Registration Assistance Night on Wednesday, March 1, 6-8PM, at WOS.
■ STEP 3. KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
Once your child’s registration is complete, your family will be assigned a Kindergarten Screening appointment during the week of June 5-9.
The New York State Education Department requires that all new entrants to school are screened to determine which students are possibly gifted, have or are suspected of having a disability and/or possibly have limited English proficiency. Incoming kindergartners are evaluated on a range of developmental tasks, including but not limited to self-care, language, cognitive and fine and gross motor skills. The appointment will last approximately 40 minutes.
CONTACT: AJ Walker, District Registrar | firstname.lastname@example.org | (845) 680-1137
For more information regarding kindergarten readiness, Pre-K playgroups and more, view the mailer that was sent to South Orangetown families in January!