Kindergarten Info

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16-17 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Click HERE for Registration paperwork.

Click HERE to Open Enroll at Bear Canyon Elementary. Open Enrollment will be available until January 5, 2016.



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Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Welcome to Bear Canyon Elementary! Your child is about to begin a new adventure! Beginning kindergarten is an exciting time for your family, and we look forward to our part in the adventure.

The kindergarten program provides a period of transition for the five-year-old child between informal learning in the home or preschool and the more formal learning offered by the elementary schools.  A primary focus is providing instruction to each student at his/her stage of development.  This is accomplished by integrating the skills and understanding of all subject areas and by providing for differentiated instruction, based on the needs of the students.  Many manipulative and hands-on experiences are included in the program to ensure that it is developmentally consistent with the way in which five-year-olds learn best. The kindergarten teacher works with each child based on his or her needs.

Working together, we will continue to nurture your child’s curiosity and natural wonder for the world and all of its opportunities. You may anticipate a year of great wonder, enthusiasm, and engagement as your child meets new friends and enjoys a wide variety of learning experiences.


Frequently Asked Questions


How old does my child need to be to attend Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year?

Your child must turn 5 on or before October 1, 2016. 


When do I register?

Registration for the following school year opens pn November 30, 2015. We would love to have all neighborhood kids registered by no later than the 3rd week of January.   Please bring your completed Registration Packet to the Front Office during normal office hours: 8:15am - 3:45pm.


Where do I Register?

You can simply bring a completed registration packet to the Front Office. You can also scan and email to: rhonda.lundberg@dcsdk12.org or fax to 303-387-6476. Packets are available from the Office or you can print the documents from our website by clicking HERE


What Do I Bring To Registration?

You must present the following information:

·         Proof of Residency - warranty deed, purchase agreement, lease agreement, notarized letter

·         Birth certificate   

·         Current Immunization records

·         Signed and completed Registration Packet (available from the school or click HERE)


 Do you have full-day kindergarten?

We do offer full-day kindergarten. We will have no more than 2 classes, based on interest. As part of your registration paperwork, you will complete a “Preference Form”. We will notify selected students by April, confirming full day or half day class placement.

If we have more students request full day kindergarten than class space, we will fill the class by lottery and then create a Wait List. As positions become available or if we open a second classroom, we will contact wait listed families.  After placing first round lottery positions, we will hold a second round lottery to finish filling the second class. We cannot guarantee that we can fulfill all full day kindergarten request but we will do our best!


Is there tuition for Full Day Kindergarten:

Yes, full day kindergarten is tuition based. The tuition for the 16-17 school year.is $3200. 


How Large Are The Classes?

Each class has a maximum of 24 students, but we attempt to keep classes closer to 22. We have a very active parent volunteer base that helps with special projects, break out groups, field trips and material preparation.

 

Child Care Resources

Bear Canyon has onsite childcare, B.A.S.E (Before and After School Enterprise), before school (6:30a – 8:30a) and after school (3:30p-6:00p). There is NO onsite childcare available after AM Kindergarten. For more information about our onsite child care, click HERE.


For more in-depth frequent questions, click HERE.  


If you have any further questions, please contact our registrar, Rhonda Lundberg, at 303-387-6483 or rhonda.lundberg@dcsdk12.org

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