Kindergarten is one of the most important and exciting years of your child's school career. It is a year full of opportunities for you and your child's teacher to work together in your child's growth. Feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to working together to make this a rewarding, successful year for your child!
The following is a list of suggestions and announcements relative to the Kindergarten procedure at Diamond Path.
School Patrols are on duty at their appropriate stations from 8:55 A.M. to 9:10 A.M., and 3:40 P.M. to 3:55 P.M. School doors open at approximately 9:10 A.M. The Kindergarten students are in session from 9:25-3:45. Children should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the day, as supervision for children is not available.
If your child will be transported to and/or from a location other than her/his home address, a special form must be completed and returned to Diamond Path, who will forward it to the Transportation Department. Forms may be picked up at the office and, if at all possible, filled out at the time of Kindergarten registration. If the form is not returned by August 1st, transportation arrangements will not be guaranteed.
You can help your child choose something that will be of interest to others such as:
- Trip mementos or travel experiences.
- Articles about nature, health, social studies, literature, or current topics of study
- Poems, stories or songs
- Toys that have special meaning to the child
Sharing time will be handled differently in each class and the teacher will notify you of this.
School Bags (tote or back pack)
Please have your child bring a large school bag each day. These bags are extremely helpful in making sure important letters, art projects, etc., reach their destination.
It is important to label all of your child's personal items with permanent marker. This includes all clothing: coats, mittens, scarves, show and tell items, backpacks, etc.
When a student is absent from school, the parent must call the school and give the date, student's name, teacher and reason for the absence. See the Diamond Path home page for complete details on absence reporting.
If there are any changes in your child's daily going home routine, please notify your child's teacher by phone call or note on that day. Your child will not be released to anyone else, such as a neighbor, without written notification from you.