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Looking for new Gators at pre-registration for 2018-2019 Pre-K and Kindergarten
Looking for new Gators at pre-registration for 2018-2019 Pre-K and Kindergarten

school_supplies.jpgHundreds of four and five-year-old students will become Dickinson Gators in a few months as they enter pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes in August.

To help the district prepare for these new students, parents are asked to pre-register their pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students the week of April 30-May 4. During this week from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1- 3 p.m., all elementary campuses will have pre-registration materials ready for parents to complete. Parents should go to the elementary school to which their children are zoned.

In addition, several elementary campuses are planning information nights during the last week of April or first week of May to provide parents with additional details about the school and the transition to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Parents should check with the school their child will attend for additional details on evening information nights.

To register a student, parents are asked to bring the student's birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, medication information, valid parent photo identification, proof of residency information and copy of divorce/custody documents if applicable.

To qualify for the pre-kindergarten program, a student must be four years old on or before September 1 and meet at least one or more criteria, which include being unable to speak or comprehend the English language, meeting the requirements for the free or reduced meal program, being homeless, the child of an active duty member of the United States armed forces, the child or member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while on active duty or is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing.

To qualify for kindergarten, a student must be five years old on or before September 1. Between now and August when school starts, there are several things parents can do to help their child off to a good start in kindergarten. For reading, some tips include practicing with alphabet cards and sounds of each letter, learning to write the child's name and reading to your child at least 20 minutes a day. In math, students can practice with flash cards to learn number recognition and work on learning to count to at least 20.

For more information about registration, call the office at the elementary to which your child is zoned.

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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