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Early Childhood and Kindergarten Gradual Start to School 2018-19

GRADUAL START TO SCHOOL TO EASE TRANSITION

In August 2018 we will have a gradual transition to school for our early childhood and kindergarten students. We wanted to share this information with you, for your planning purposes.

School Start Schedule for Early Childhood

Students in EC2, EC3 and EC4 will be assigned to two groups. This allows the teaching teams to get to know each child and ensure they are placed in the best, balanced classroom environment. Group assignments will be sent to parents from the Elementary School Office (es.office@icsaddis.org).

Early Childhood 2 (EC2)

Schedule for Monday 27 August and Tuesday 28 August:

Students will be assigned to two groups, Vervet Monkey and Zebra, which will come at different times for the first three days. Students should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver for the first three days.

  • Vervet Monkey Group: 8:00-9:30 AM
  • Zebra Group: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Schedule for Wednesday 29 August:

  • Vervet Monkey Group: 8:00-9:30 AM
  • Zebra Group: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday 30 August and beyond:

All students attend school for the regular early childhood day: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Early Childhood 3 (EC3)

Monday 27 August and Tuesday 28 August:

Students will be assigned to two groups, Walia and Baboon, which will come at different times for the first two days:

  • Walia Group: 8:00-9:30 AM
  • Baboon Group: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Students should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver for the first two days.

Wednesday 29 August and beyond:

All students attend school from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Final class placements will be done by Friday 31 August, based on the teaching team’s observations of the students during the week.

Early Childhood 4 (EC4)

Students will be assigned to two groups, Mongoose and Tortoise. Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to attend for your child’s first day and, as your child shows “independence”, leave them for the morning.

Monday 27 August:

  • Mongoose Group attends school for the normal school hours: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Tortoise Group does NOT attend school

Tuesday 28 August:

  • Mongoose Group does NOT attend school
  • Tortoise Group attends school for the normal school hours: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday 29 August:

All students attend school from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Parents will be informed of their child’s assigned classroom

Thursday 30 August and beyond:

All students attend school for the regular early childhood day: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Little Eagles Camp

Students who have registered and are confirmed for the Little Eagles Camp will be able to stay until 3:15 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, starting on 3 September 2018.

School Start Schedule for Kindergarten

  • Day 1:  Monday 27 August: all students attend class, with an early dismissal at 12:00 PM Students will eat lunch at school and then be dismissed on the elementary school basketball court.
  • Day 2: Tuesday 28 August: all students attend class, with an early dismissal at 12:00 PM Students will eat lunch at school and then be dismissed on the elementary school basketball court.
  • Day 3: Wednesday 29 August: all students attend class, with the regular Wednesday early dismissal at 2:00 PM.
  • Day 4: Thursday 30 August: all students attend class, with a regular dismissal at 3:20 PM

After Thursday, kindergarten students will follow the regular school schedule (8:00 AM-3:20 PM / 2:00 PM dismissal on Wednesdays).