Deuel School Junior Kindergarten Program
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Children, who are 5 years old by September 1st, may participate in the Junior Kindergarten program. The child must be age eligible for Kindergarten and is available for the parents, who are choosing not to send their child on to Kindergarten.
The Junior Kindergarten program is a four-day full day program, Monday through Thursday. The program will work on school readiness skills and individualize the curriculum to meet the needs of the students participating in the program. The Junior Kindergarten class has its own classroom this year located in the Elementary wing. Mrs. Heiberger is the JK teacher. They will have the opportunity to eat lunch and join the Kindergarten class and other Elementary classes at recess times.
There is no cost to enroll your child into the Junior Kindergarten program. You will need to purchase lunch tickets offered by the school or bring your own lunch.
This is a great opportunity for your child; if you feel your child isn’t ready for Kindergarten. If you do not want to send your child onto Kindergarten and want a learning alternative for your child, we encourage families to consider the Junior Kindergarten program as an option for your child. Students will be assessed next spring, allowing staff to discuss with parents the best class placement for their child. Upon further review of the screening results, your son or daughter will be given a recommendation for placement at that time. This recommendation will encompass the screening results and a professional opinion from both staff and administration that best fosters the student’s needs. Deuel staff and administration are excited about our JK option for families in our District. It is very difficult to hold a child in Kindergarten or first grade. Administration prefers to be proactive and assist children and provide a program that promotes success verses challenges. Sometimes a child needs the extra year to give them time to mature and grow. It’s a positive school experience. The children and their parents have been very happy with their decisions to use the new program.
Please contact the school if you have questions about the program. 874-2162.
JK School Supplies
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