Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A recently enacted Michigan law changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten.
Plan on sending your child to kindergarten in Royal Oak for the 2013-14 school year? Here are some things you should know. A recently enacted state law changed the minimum age requirement for children enrolling in kindergarten. The changes are set to take place over three years beginning at the start of the 2013-14 school year. Currently, a child must be five years old before Dec. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten, but that has changed, according to the Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association (MPAAA): Parents with children who are ineligible for enrollment according to the new standards, but will be five years old by Dec. 1, can apply for a waiver to secure enrollment, according to the MPAAA. After a district receives the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Royal Oak School District features all-day Kindergarten in all buildings.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Royal Oak Schools will host Kindergarten Welcome Nights at each of the District’s six elementary schools Dec. 4-13. Welcome Nights provide a time for parents of incoming kindergarten students to visit the school and meet the kindergarten teacher. Parents are encouraged to attend and see the building, staff, and curriculum that their child will experience. The Royal Oak School District features all-day Kindergarten in all buildings. Royal Oak welcomes Schools of Choice students from Oakland County in Kindergarten, first, second and third grades. Students enrolled as Schools of Choice students may continue in Royal Oak Schools through grade 12, as long as their enrollment is continuous. For further information, call the District Enrollment…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Royal Oak Schools superintendent says kindergarten has "changed significantly," with more learning content than in the past. One principal offers top indicators for kindergarten readiness.
Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be, according to Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools superintendent Shawn Lewis Lakin, so the Royal Oak Patch has gathered some tips from local educators about helping little ones succeed in their first year of formal education. Lakin said kindergarten has “changed significantly over the last several years.” “There is much more learning content in kindergarten now than there has been in the past,” he said. But as long as parents are involved in the learning process, parents need not worry. “Our kindergarten teachers are well-equipped to support students in being successful with that content but a critical component is the partnership with students and their families to support students in being successful,” he…