• Important Information - Kindergarten Staggered Entry at York


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    Kindergarten Families,

    We are excited to welcome you to York Elementary for a wonderful school year!  Please read the information below regarding the beginning of the school year for your child.  Staggered entry information below is highlighted due to its importance.  


    PTA Event Popsicles on the Playground (August 27th at 11:00 AM):  

    This event is hosted by the PTA for kindergarten students and families. This is a great way to meet our PTA and other York families!  Please meet us at the York playground in the back of the building on the carpool loop side. 


    Staggered Entry:  August 28-31

    On Monday, August 28th, we will start our Staggered Entry process.  Students only attend school ONE day during the week of August 28th-31st.  Students attend a full day of school during staggered entry week (9:15AM - 3:45PM). Students attend based on their last name.  

    - Monday, August 28: Last names A-F

    - Tuesday, August 29: Last names G-L

    - Wednesday, August 30: Last names M-R

    - Thursday, August 31: Last names S-Z


    Morning drop off is from 8:45-9:15 AM.  You are welcome to park and walk your child into the building on their staggered entry day.  Kindergarten teachers will be at a check-in table to greet you as you enter.  


    If you are planning on picking your child up via carpool in the afternoon, the kindergarten teachers will provide you with a carpool number to display in your vehicle in the afternoon when you check in for staggered entry.  Please keep this number displayed the entire time your vehicle is on campus. Afternoon pick-up starts at 3:45 PM.  If your student has an older sibling, they will have the same carpool number.


    If your child is riding the bus to school on their staggered entry day, we will have staff waiting at the bus loop to greet them and bring them to the kindergarten wing.  Students MUST be registered for the bus before riding. You should have received an email from transportation recently regarding bus service (if you registered).


    On your child’s staggered entry date, your child needs to bring:

    -a lunch (or money to buy lunch from the cafeteria, lunch costs $3.25)

    -a small snack

    -a water bottle labeled with their name

    -a change of clothes in their bookbag

    **Please don’t bring your child’s school supplies on their staggered entry day, as your child has not been assigned a teacher yet. 


    Meet the Teacher Event (Friday, September 1st at 2:00 PM): 

    Students and families will get a chance to meet their teacher at this event.  This is a great time to bring in your student’s school supplies.  Please see below for the kindergarten supply list.  Adults MUST present a valid ID to enter the building via the main office/main entrance.


    First Day of Kindergarten:

    There is no school on Monday, September 4th due to the Labor Day holiday.  Students have their first day of kindergarten in their assigned class on Tuesday, September 5th. Parents are welcome to park and walk their child in on this day as well. After the first day of school, please utilize our carpool and bus services for your child. We will be working to build their independence and confidence to walk into the building on their own in the mornings. Staff have duty stations throughout the building to help ensure students know where to go if they are still unsure. 

    Kindergarten Supply List:

    -1 red plastic folder

    -1 blue plastic folder

    -1 pair of kid scissors

    -1 composition book

    -1 pack of glue sticks

    -2 packs of 24 count crayons

    -1 box of Ziplock bags 

    -Last names A-I: quart size

    -Last names J-R: gallon size

    -Last names S-Z: snack size


    We are excited for a wonderful year with your child!  If you have any questions, please email Abby Glembocki, Kindergarten Grade Chair, at aglembocki2@wcpss.net.


    Thank you,

    The Kindergarten Team