First Day of Preschool
2014-2015 School Year
This year we will be trying something different due to several assessments required by the Ohio Department of Education. Prior to the 2013-14 school year, teachers had 30 school days to complete assessments for new students with IEPs and 60 days for returning students with IEPs. Last year, ODE changed these requirements so that both new and returning students' assessment must be completed within the first 30 school days. These new timelines required our teachers to spend more time individually assessing students at the beginning of the year rather than developing classroom community and routines with them like we prefer.
This school year we are scheduling two days, Thursday, August 28, and Friday, August 29, for our children with IEPs to come to school at their regular AM, PM or full day time period for Assessment Days. Those students with an IEP that normally attend Monday through Thursday would also come that Friday. If your child normally rides the bus, they will be able to ride the bus on these two days.
All children, including typically devloping students, will start school on Tuesday, September 2. Assessments for typically developing student will begin at that time.
If you have any questions regarding the first day of school for your child, please call the office at 450-4900.