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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Recent legislation has allowed school districts to offer “highly advanced gifted children” the option of early entrance to kindergarten or first grade. A child must be four on or before the first day of school to be an eligible candidate for Early Access to kindergarten, or five years of age to be eligible for Early Access to first grade.
Highly advanced gifted children may show exceptional academic achievement, reasoning ability, performance and motivation compared to other children. They are highly precocious and ready for school. This option is not recommended for the majority of children. Detailed screening and criteria are used to determine school readiness.
Why are students now allowed to enter school early?
Some gifted students have exhausted the resources of preschool and/or homeschooling preschool before age five. These students’ needs would best be met by accelerating them into school earlier. This legislation was designed with those children in mind.
Who can enter school early?
How do I know if my child would be a good candidate?
We have several levels of screening to determine if a child would be a good candidate for early enrollment.
First, speak with your child’s preschool teacher or other adults to find out if they feel your child would meet the rigorous criteria.
Second, contact Jennifer Mayer in the Gifted Services Department by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete a brief interview and pick up a screening portfolio packet. This packet explains the procedure, as well as the information you will need to collect.
How can I apply for my child to be considered for Early Access to kindergarten or first grade?
After reviewing information regarding skills, criteria, timeline and fees, contact Jennifer Mayer, GT Coordinator at (email@example.com), for instructions about the next steps to follow.