News Release: KPBSD Pre-Kindergarten assessment dates

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Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments will take place in April

Soldotna, March 17, 2015—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2015, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date.

“The Title I funded Pre-K programs available at specific sites in the KPBSD provide an excellent opportunity for children who turn four by September 1, 2015, to get a jumpstart on success in school. KPBSD’s Pre-K teachers are all certified and have specialized training in early childhood education. As a result, the programs they offer are engaging and developmentally appropriate, with an emphasis on preparing children to be successful when they enter kindergarten. Pre-K the KPBSD way focuses on experiences that facilitate each child’s growth in the targeted areas of social and emotional development; approaches to learning; communication, language, and literacy; cognitive development, and; physical well-being.” –Dr. Christine Ermold, director of elementary education

Parent or guardian action steps before school assessment date in April

  1. Contact local attendance area school for times and testing locations. (See alphabetical list of schools offering Pre-K sessions*)
  2. Complete a Pre-K Application—the school office in your attendance area will provide applications
  3. Return the application to your neighborhood school office during school hours
  4. Schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood school. (Dates listed below)
  5. Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2015
  6. Title I KPBSD programs web link: Title 1 programs at KPBSD

*KPBSD Title I Elementary Schools and Screening dates
Students qualify for Title I services based on academic need

  • Chapman Elementary, 235-8671, April 14, 2015

  • Mountain View Elementary, 283-8600, April 16, 2015

  • Nikiski North Star Elementary, 776-2600, April 15, 2015

  • Paul Banks Elementary, 226-1801, April 23, 2015

  • Redoubt Elementary, 260-4300, April 28, 2015

  • Seward Elementary, 224-3356, April 30, 2015

  • Soldotna Elementary, 260-5100, April 28, 2015

  • Sterling Elementary, 262-4944, April 29, 2015

  • Tustumena Elementary, 260-1345, April 9, 2015

Title I programs are required to utilize effective, research based instruction, and must also provide evidence that students receiving Title I support are showing academic growth. Such evidence is gathered through regular formative assessments and through annual state standardized tests.

Title 1 Programs at KPBSD
Media Release: March 17, 2015: Title I PreK testing in April





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