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    Pre-K Eligibility

    Children MUST be age 4 on or before September 1 to be eligible for Pre-K.

     

    Communication

    Please contact your child’s school first with any questions or concerns you may have. Consult the school as it relates to all school celebrations. (Ex. parties, holidays, calendars, school events, nutrition, transportation, etc.)

    School Day

    It is strongly recommended that parents bring their child(ren) to school on the first day of school. School staff will provide bus routes and schedules, afterschool programs and other important information regarding the school day.

    To ensure the safety and protection of your child in the school, the adult delivering or picking up the child must escort the child to and from the front office. Late arriving students and students leaving early must sign in and out in the main office.

    Uniforms

    Contact your child’s school to inquire about uniforms. This expectation varies from school to school.

    Attendance

    Your child is expected to be in school for 6.5 hours for 180 school days. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. If you are interested in before or after care, please contact your child’s school for a list of offerings.

    Regular attendance in the Pre-K program is mandatory. Attendance is closely monitored. If your child will be absent or tardy for any reason, please inform your teacher in writing or through phone calls. Excessive tardies or absences may result in termination from the Pre-K program. If your child is out sick for 3 days or more, please provide a written doctor’s note upon his or her return. If your child has a fever of 101 or more, your child MUST stay home for 24 hours to be clear of the illness.
     
    Breakfast and Lunch
     
    Breakfast is available each day at school. If you are interested in your child eating breakfast, you must arrive at before the instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. Please check with your child's school for the time that breakfast is served. Lunch is also available each day. Your child may purchase and lunch or parents may provide a lunch each day.  If you are providing a lunch, please ensure that it is a healthy lunch free from sugary snacks or sodas.  Also, please refrain from food items that could cause a potential choking hazard for young children.  Students will not be able to warm food in microwave ovens nor store in refrigerators.   
    Allergies and Medical Information
     
    Please inform you child's teacher and the school nurse of any known allergies that your child may have. Additionally, please ensure that a medical form is completed providing any important information needed to ensure that all medical needs are met or expectations in the event of an emergency.

    Inclement Weather

    In the event of inclement weather, please watch your local news or call APS for school closures.

    School Supplies
    Below is a list of wish list items.  Parents are not required to purchase these items, but donations are accepted.
     
    Washable glue (bottle)

    Washable markers

    Scissors (blunt, child-size)

    Construction paper (multi-colored pack)

    Crayons

    Pencils (jumbo or regular)
     
    Disinfectant wipes

    Paper towels

    Plastic sandwich bags (1 gallon, 1 quart)

     

    *Additional needs for student

    Change of clothes (in the event of an accident)

    Small blanket for nap time

    Small book bag

      
    Items for home usage
    Washable glue (bottle)

    Washable markers

    Scissors (blunt, child-size)

    Construction paper (multi-colored pack)

    Crayons

    Pencils (jumbo or regular)
     

    Book bag- Please check your child’s book bag daily for important notifications. Supplies are considered a donation and not a requirement.  Your contribution is appreciated.

    Accidents and Soiled Items
    Please send a large towel or small blanket for nap time and an additional change of clothes including socks and underwear, that will stay at the school and will be used in the event that your child has an accident or wastes anything on his/her clothing.  Soiled items will be returned daily.  Blankets or towel will be sent home regularly and should be returned once cleaned or replaced. 

    Information and Contact Information Changes

    If your contact information changes (phone, address, etc.), please inform your child’s teacher and provide her with the updated information immediately. Please notify your child’s teacher, the school nurse and Pre-K staff if your child has any food allergies, general allergies, or any medical conditions.

    Transportation/Bus Information

    Students living within the school zone are allowed to ride the school bus. Transportation must be provided for students not living in their school zone. If your child is riding the school bus, there must be an adult at the bus stop when the student gets on the bus in the morning and off the bus in the afternoon. If it is reported that your student is at the bus stop without an adult, your student’s transportation privileges may be revoked. If an adult is not present in the afternoon, your child will be returned to the school for your child’s safety. Please contact the Atlanta Public Schools Transportation office and your school if you need assistance.

    If there is a change in the way that your child will be picked up from school, please notify your child’s teacher in writing of the change immediately.