Kindergarten Resources & Information

Kindergarten Virtual Meet & Greet Presentation 

August 13, 2020 Kindergarten Virtual Meet & Greet

Please feel free to share this information and spread the word to your friends and neighbors that have a child registered for kindergarten at SJLES. If you or someone you know have not registered for 2020-2021 yet, PLEASE do not wait any longer! Click here to begin the registration process and see the additional registration details below. Please contact Mrs. Shoff at elizabeth_shoff@hcpss.org with any questions. 

Jaguar Summer Stories: Kindergarten Edition 

Our new kindergarteners will have their own special story each week where they will be able to get to know their teachers, administrators, and support staff while listening to our Kindergarten Edition of Jaguar Summer Stories. Keep an eye out for kindergarten-themed stories from our outstanding staff each Wednesday.  

SJLES continues to process registrations for all new students, including kindergartners. As we plan for the 2020-2021 school year, it is important that you register your child as soon as possible. We can’t wait to meet your newest Jaguars!

  • Online registration for the 20/21 school year for grades K-5 is OPEN. Parents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2020 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Complete registration information can be found at https://www.hcpss.org/enroll/

  • Registrations should be submitted online. Parents will have the opportunity to upload documents during the registration process. You can find documents required for registration https://www.hcpss.org/enroll/#docs. If parents choose to not upload documents during the registration process, they will be notified of alternative methods to submit the required documents after we have received the registration.

  • Once online registrations are submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted to set up an appointment using Google Meet.

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HCPSS Connect 

HCPSS Connect provides access to a variety of student information and classroom instructional tools offering personalized communication and timely, relevant and easily accessible information relating to your student.

PDF icon HCPSS Connect Parent Access.pdf

Kindergarten Readiness Resources 

Here are some great resources to help prepare your child for a successful transition to Kindergarten. 

HCECAC Resources

The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council recently announced their partnership with The Basics (Links to an external site.) in an effort to introduce Howard County families to evidence-based strategies that capitalize on every child’s first 3 years to help them reach their full potential. Please see the parent toolkit (Links to an external site.) and literature review on the science behind the five Basics Principles (Links to an external site.)

Families are encouraged to sign up before August 31st for the free Basic Insights (Links to an external site.) text messaging service to receive developmental tips in either English or Spanish. There is a possibility that the time frame to register for this free service may extend beyond July. Two messages are sent a week until the child turns 3 yrs old, with the choice to opt out of the service at any time.

Date

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (All day)